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Treating Sepsis With Vitamin C and Steroid Mix Proved Ineffective In Study : Shots

Treating Sepsis With Vitamin C and Steroid Mix Proved Ineffective In Study : Shots

Hope for an effective and inexpensive treatment for the deadly condition sepsis has dimmed following results of a major new study. Researchers had hoped that a simple treatment involving infusions of vitamin C, vitamin B1 and steroids would work against a disease that kills an estimated 270,000 people each year in the United States and…
170 Yosemite Valley visitors fall ill — norovirus confirmed in 2 cases so far

170 Yosemite Valley visitors fall ill — norovirus confirmed in 2 cases so far

A highly contagious gastrointestinal illness has swept through Yosemite National Park, sickening at least 170 people and prompting a huge cleanup effort at the hotels, restaurants and public facilities in the picturesque valley, federal officials said Thursday. The illness, characterized by stomach issues, including vomiting and diarrhea, has stricken park visitors and employees in every…
Deadly Mystery Virus Spreads Outside China to New Countries

Deadly Mystery Virus Spreads Outside China to New Countries

The Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team drives a vehicle as they leave the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei, Province on January 11, 2020.Photo: Getty ImagesHealth officials in Thailand and Japan have announced that a strange new virus, which has killed two people and sickened dozens of others in China,…
The Surprising Condition That Causes 1 in 5 Deaths

The Surprising Condition That Causes 1 in 5 Deaths

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) The number of deaths from sepsis worldwide is much higher than previously thought, with an estimated 20% of people dying from the life-threatening condition, according to a new study.The study, published today (Jan. 16) in the journal The Lancet, estimated that in 2017, 49 million people developed sepsis and 11…
50 Graves of Slaves Who Toiled at a Roman Villa Unearthed in England

50 Graves of Slaves Who Toiled at a Roman Villa Unearthed in England

Home News This woman was buried with her head resting on a pillow, suggesting that she held an elite position in her community. (Image: © Wessex Archaeology) Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the graves of 50 enslaved workers who labored at an elite Roman villa just under 2,000 years ago in what is now…
Walnuts ‘boost heart health by feeding gut bacteria’

Walnuts ‘boost heart health by feeding gut bacteria’

Eating walnuts corresponded with a gut bacteria boost and cholesterol decline. [Photo: Getty]Walnuts may boost heart health by “feeding” gut bacteria, research suggests.Scientists from Penn State University looked at 42 overweight or obese adults.READ MORE: Nuts: 5 health benefits of the versatile snackThe participants were put on a diet that included walnuts or other foods…
Warning: Most Widely Used Cooking Oil Causes Genetic Changes in the Brain

Warning: Most Widely Used Cooking Oil Causes Genetic Changes in the Brain

Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it is not healthy for humans. America’s most widely consumed oil, soybean oil, linked to metabolic…
Study finds blood pressure rises faster for women CBS News

Study finds blood pressure rises faster for women CBS News

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Flu Q&A | What’s different this flu season

Flu Q&A | What’s different this flu season

Streamed live 15 hours agoCanada's flu season started a bit earlier than normal and is now moving into high gear, experts say. CBC's Carole MacNeil and Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam take audience questions about the flu.To read more: http://cbc.ca/»»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWSConnect with CBC…
News Leslie County mother warns dangers of flu Eleanor Buckley 6:59 PM, Jan 16, 2020

News Leslie County mother warns dangers of flu Eleanor Buckley 6:59 PM, Jan 16,...

LESLIE COUNTY. KY. (LEX 18) — So far this week four Kentucky counties have canceled school due to the flu; Lewis, Owsley, Wolfe, and Leslie. Leslie county's Tiffany Lowe, a mother, says she's thankful the schools made the decision to close. She worries about her family's four children, and just how serious the flu can…
In The Lead Up To Menopause, Depression And Anxiety Can Spike : Shots

In The Lead Up To Menopause, Depression And Anxiety Can Spike : Shots

Teri Hines says she had a bout of depression during the lead up to menopause in her mid-40s. For many women, the lead-up to menopause can trigger mood issues. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption toggle caption Hannah Yoon for NPR Teri Hines says she had a bout of depression during the lead up to…
Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer. They Also Get More Healthy Years.

Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer. They Also Get More Healthy Years.

Wealthy men and women generally have seven to nine more years of “disability-free” life after age 50 than poor people do, according to a new study of English and American adults.A new study published on Wednesday found that while education and social class had some effect on health in old age, neither was nearly as…
7 rules to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and keep your brain healthy

7 rules to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and keep your brain healthy

During the last Alzheimer’s disease support meeting I attended at my mother’s assisted living center, I sheepishly asked if anyone else was worried about their own risk for the disease. A lot of hands went up. At age 65, your risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is 2% per year. If you have a parent…
Japan Confirms First Case of New Chinese Coronavirus

Japan Confirms First Case of New Chinese Coronavirus

The detection of the virus in Japan adds to fears that it will spread outside China’s borders after a case was also reported in Thailand this week. A seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, China, now shut down, where some people appear to have contracted the new coronavirus.Credit...Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPublished Jan. 15, 2020Updated…
Blood vessels in women age quicker than men’s -Medical.net

Blood vessels in women age quicker than men’s -Medical.net

A new study shows that blood vessels, including large and small arteries, in women, age much faster in women than in men. This is the first time this finding has been reported. The study, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology in January 2020, will be helpful in showing how women are at a different risk…
‘This is very strange’: Rare early emergence of influenza B virus puts children at higher risk

‘This is very strange’: Rare early emergence of influenza B virus puts children at...

Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Published 8:44 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2020 | Updated 8:39 a.m. ET Jan. 16, 2020CLOSEAs an infectious disease specialist for the better part of four decades, Bernhard “Bud’’ Wiedermann has deep expertise on a range of illnesses, from malaria to Lyme disease to recurrent fevers.This year’s flu season has thrown…
U.S. cancer death rates are declining. Here’s what we’re doing right

U.S. cancer death rates are declining. Here’s what we’re doing right

Cancer is still the second leading cause of death after heart disease for both men and women. The American Cancer Society predicts that 2020 will bring almost 1.8 million new cancer cases and 600,000 cancer deaths, but there's also some good news. The American Cancer Society recently published a report in CA: A Cancer Journal…
Vermont Health Dept. warns of hepatitis outbreak

Vermont Health Dept. warns of hepatitis outbreak

Posted: Wed 6:36 PM, Jan 15, 2020 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont is in the early stages of a hepatitis outbreak. The Vermont Department of Health says there were 12 reported cases of hepatitis A and nine cases of hepatitis B in 2019. Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine says that's concerning because the average for the…
Austin ranks among cities with highest STD rates in U.S., statistics show

Austin ranks among cities with highest STD rates in U.S., statistics show

by: Russell Falcon Posted: Jan 15, 2020 / 05:13 PM CST / Updated: Jan 15, 2020 / 05:13 PM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin currently ranks 56th among the top 100 U.S. cities with the highest STD rates, medical and wellness testing company Innerbody says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released its…
2 more flu deaths reported in Allegheny County

2 more flu deaths reported in Allegheny County

INCREASING. >> THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY BUSY FLU SEASON. MARCIE: WITH MORE THAN 5000 FLU CASES IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY THIS SEASON THE HIGHEST REPORTED IN THE STATE DOCTORS SAY THEY WORKING EXTRA TO EDUCATE THEIR PATIENTS WHILE PROTECTING THEM , TOO. >> FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE COMING IN TO THE OFFICE WHO APPEAR TO…
Hollywood’s Mental Health Reckoning Has Arrived

Hollywood’s Mental Health Reckoning Has Arrived

As a seeming epidemic of suicides pummel the entertainment world, leaders and companies are responding with innovative answers to help erase the stigma around mental illness and provide help: "I've seen the pain and devastation it causes." In January 2017, 51-year-old U.K.-based locations manager Michael Harm —whose credits included the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise…
Rich people are staying healthy for almost a decade longer than poor people

Rich people are staying healthy for almost a decade longer than poor people

London (CNN)Rich people live healthy, disability-free lives an average of nine years longer than less wealthy people, according to a major study that lays bare the troubling economic inequalities behind lifespans in the US and UK. Researchers analyzed data o…
Dozens of women who have suffered the heartbreak of a miscarriage reveal how doctors didn’t CARE

Dozens of women who have suffered the heartbreak of a miscarriage reveal how doctors...

Dozens of women who have suffered the heartbreak of a miscarriage have today slammed the lack of care they received from doctors.Sharing details of their devastating ordeals, many claimed their traumatic loss was so harrowing that it will 'never leave' them.One woman claimed she was forced to carry her unborn twins for three weeks, and…
Intermittent fasting: What it is, how it works and why you should try it

Intermittent fasting: What it is, how it works and why you should try it

Is it time to eat yet? Tyler Lizenby/CNET By now you've probably heard of intermittent fasting, arguably the hottest health trend of the last couple years. It's been heralded as not only a foolproof weight-loss method, but also a potential cure for things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, poor sleep, insulin resistance, even cancer…
Gene Tweak Can Extend Life 500% (But You Have to Be a Worm)

Gene Tweak Can Extend Life 500% (But You Have to Be a Worm)

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) By tweaking a few key genes in the DNA of a roundworm, scientists have extended the animal's life span by about 500%. That's a huge jump in life: An average roundworm lives for about three to four weeks. But when unencumbered of two specific genes — DAF-2 and RSKS-1 — the…
Four Missouri cities ranked in top 100 for STD cases

Four Missouri cities ranked in top 100 for STD cases

Four Missouri cities ranked in top 100 for STD cases Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT GUARD IS ON THE WAY. SO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. MORE THAN TWO-MILLION PEOPLE HAVE A SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED DISEASE HERE IN THE U.S. GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY. -- GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. I’M KRIS KETZ. LARA: I’M LARA MORTIZ. THE CDC SAYS…
Sex delays menopause, study finds

Sex delays menopause, study finds

“If a woman is having little or infrequent sex when approaching midlife, then the body will not be receiving the physical cues of a possible pregnancy,” Megan Arnot and Ruth Mace, scientists at University College London, wrote. Rather than continuing to ovulate, according to this theory, “it would be better — from a fitness-maximising perspective…
China’s new SARS-like virus has spread to Thailand, but we still know very little about it

China’s new SARS-like virus has spread to Thailand, but we still know very little...

(CNN)Fears are mounting across Asia over the spread of a new coronavirus identified in China that has killed one patient and sickened dozens, as health authorities race to identify the source of the pathogen. The new strain of coronavirus, in the same family…
‘How long do I have?’ A website on cancer survival rates seeks to help

‘How long do I have?’ A website on cancer survival rates seeks to help

Talking about cancer is hard. Talking about your chances of surviving cancer is even harder. Now one of the entrepreneurs behind the drug-pricing information site GoodRx wants to make conversations about cancer easier with a new site called CancerSurvivalRates.com. Launched this month, its mission is to make information about cancer prognoses more accessible to patients…
Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

(CNN)Running red lights. Driving at high speeds. Crossing center lines into the opposite lanes. Getting into accidents -- even hitting pedestrians. A new study found these were some of the dangerous driving behaviors of regular, heavy users of recreational we…
2 Alabama cities have some of highest levels of sexually transmitted diseases in the country

2 Alabama cities have some of highest levels of sexually transmitted diseases in the...

Two of Alabama’s largest cities are on a list of places reporting the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the country.Innerbody, an online medical and wellness testing guide, used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report to determine STD rates across the country. STDs factored in the…
You Might Want to Throw Away Your Thinx Underwear

You Might Want to Throw Away Your Thinx Underwear

Thinx underwear Photo: THINX If you currently own any Thinx underwear, you might want to think twice before wearing them the next time you’re on your period: A scientist who recently tested pairs of the menstrual underwear found that they contained high levels of toxic chemicals. Distressingly, it’s not uncommon for feminine products to contain…
Parkinson’s hope as scientists find probiotic bacteria can stop and even REVERSE toxic clumps

Parkinson’s hope as scientists find probiotic bacteria can stop and even REVERSE toxic clumps

Parkinson's hope as scientists find a probiotic can stop and even REVERSE the build-up of toxic clumps in brain that cause tremorsProbiotic bacillus subtilis prevented the formation of toxic clumps of proteinAlpha-synuclein blocks production of dopamine, which controls movementCampaigners said findings were 'exciting' as they highlight link to the gut By Connor Boyd Health Reporter For…
Man’s swollen, calcified testicle caused by parasitic worm infection: case report

Man’s swollen, calcified testicle caused by parasitic worm infection: case report

A man in India who sought medical attention for a suspected urinary tract infection was found to be suffering from a rare reaction in one of his testicles that was caused by parasitic worms. MYSTERIOUS VIRAL PNEUMONIA OUTBREAK IN CHINA CLAIMS ITS FIRST VICTIMThe 80-year-old's testicle appeared swollen and calcified. The man, who was not…
Man’s face ‘peels off’ after rare condition triggered by his antidepressant

Man’s face ‘peels off’ after rare condition triggered by his antidepressant

A man had his eyes stitched shut and his face covered in pig skin after suffering a rare reaction to an antidepressant which caused him to 'burn from the inside'.Jonathan Laird, from Greenfield, Indiana, was prescribed lamotrigine tablets in April 2016 to boost his mood after being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.Within a month of taking…
New York boy, 11, dies from flu: ‘We don’t want Luca to become just a statistic’

New York boy, 11, dies from flu: ‘We don’t want Luca to become just...

Doctors urge patients to get their flu shots nowThe flu season normally starts towards the end of the fall, but seasonal influenza is reportedly starting much earlier this year. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with a Harvard Medical School doctor to discuss everything you need to know about this year’s flu season.The mother…
Schizophrenia study finds evidence of reduced links between brain cells

Schizophrenia study finds evidence of reduced links between brain cells

Pioneering research on living patients could pave way for new and better treatment The loss of connections between brain cells could be responsible for an array of symptoms in people with schizophrenia. Photograph: Getty/Hero A groundbreaking brain-scanning technique has uncovered evidence that suggests schizophrenia is linked to a loss of connections between brain cells. Scientists…
Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: First case reported outside China

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: First case reported outside China

Image copyright AFP Image caption The outbreak began in Wuhan in eastern China A tourist in Thailand has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.The woman was quarantined after landing in Bangkok from Wuhan, eastern China, where the outbreak began in December.One person…
The surprising link between stress and skin problems

The surprising link between stress and skin problems

Whether it is emotional, physical, or mental, stress is an unavoidable part of the modern-day busy life. It all starts with your mind, but the impact is so powerful that it affects the entire body. While it is still easy to manage mild stress related to work or family issue, the real problem begins when…
Novartis strikes deal with UK to provide cholesterol drug to high-risk patients

Novartis strikes deal with UK to provide cholesterol drug to high-risk patients

A technician at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe | Getty ImagesPharmaceutical giant Novartis has reached a deal with the U.K. government to provide its late-stage cholesterol drug, inclisiran, to patients at high risk of a heart attack, the company announced Monday.The drug, which is pending…
Flu blinds Iowa girl, 4, mom says

Flu blinds Iowa girl, 4, mom says

Doctors urge patients to get their flu shots nowThe flu season normally starts towards the end of the fall, but seasonal influenza is reportedly starting much earlier this year. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with a Harvard Medical School doctor to discuss everything you need to know about this year’s flu season.The flu…
There are at least 4 different ways of aging, scientists say

There are at least 4 different ways of aging, scientists say

Anyone who has attended a class reunion has seen firsthand that people age in different ways. Some former classmates appear to have aged a century within just a few decades, while others look just as they did fresh from 11th grade English class.Now, a study published Monday in Nature Medicine takes a deeper look at…
Your Blood Type Might Influence Your Risk of Getting the Stomach Flu

Your Blood Type Might Influence Your Risk of Getting the Stomach Flu

Home News This 3D graphical representation of norovirus particles is based on electron microscopic imagery of actual virus particles. (Image: © CDC/Jessica A. Allen) In the last few months, schools all over the country have closed because of outbreaks of norovirus. Also known as stomach flu, norovirus infections cause watery diarrhea, low-grade fever and, most…
A New Machine Keeps Livers Alive Outside the Human Body for an Entire Week

A New Machine Keeps Livers Alive Outside the Human Body for an Entire Week

A surgeon connecting the donor liver to the perfusion machine.Image: USZA new system is capable of maintaining a human liver outside the body for seven days, during which time the damaged organ can be repaired and prepared for transplantation. At best, conventional technologies can sustain a liver outside the body for around 24 hours, but…
Why the number of child deaths from flu is up so much this year

Why the number of child deaths from flu is up so much this year

This current flu season is on track to be one of the worst in recent history, in terms of the number of people inflicted. Flu is now widespread in almost every single state, and nearly 10 million people have become ill so far; 4,800 people have died, while pediatric deaths are double what they were…
FDA and NIH let clinical trial sponsors keep results secret and break the law

FDA and NIH let clinical trial sponsors keep results secret and break the law

DAVIDE BONAZZI/SALZMAN ART By Charles PillerJan. 13, 2020 , 11:00 AM For 20 years, the U.S. government has urged companies, universities, and other institutions that conduct clinical trials to record their results in a federal database, so doctors and patients can see whether new treatments are safe and effective. Few trial sponsors have consistently done…
Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer

Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer

MATTERIt’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution. A fire burned in Bargo, Australia, about 90 miles southwest of Sydney in December.Credit...Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesJan. 13, 2020, 10:45 a.m. ETThe threat of air pollution grabs our attention when we see it — for…
Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: A new virus may be the cause

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: A new virus may be the cause

The mysterious outbreak causing dozens of people to fall sick with pneumonia in China has now popped up in Thailand, the first case of international spread since the outbreak was announced on December 31. The person — a 61-year-old Chinese woman — had traveled to Thailand from Wuhan, the mainland Chinese city of 19 million…
Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A 4-year-old girl in Iowa nearly died and is now blind because of the flu, and her parents have a message: Get your child vaccinated. “If I can stop one child from getting sick, that’s what I want to do,” said Amanda Phillips. “It’s terrible to see your child suffer like…
Respiratory virus striking adults | Local | Journal Gazette

Respiratory virus striking adults | Local | Journal Gazette

Parkview Regional Medical Center's Dr. R. Scott Stienecker started noticing an unusual trend late last month. It's not strange for the hospital to have an increasing number of cases of respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV, at this time of year, he said. But the patients were different. They were grown-ups. RSV usually strikes…
Mayo research solves deadly Amish medical mystery

Mayo research solves deadly Amish medical mystery

Research led by Mayo Clinic has solved a two-decade-old mystery about why so many otherwise healthy children and young people in Amish communities have been dying from sudden unexplained cardiac deaths. Examining the DNA of four Amish siblings who suffered cardiac deaths while playing or exercising, researchers found they all had a duplication of specific…
Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa - CNN
7 things mental health experts wish you knew about anxiety

7 things mental health experts wish you knew about anxiety

Nearly 18% of the population has an anxiety disorder. Fertnig/Getty Images Anxiety is fairly common — nearly 18% of the population has an anxiety disorder. Yet, it's often misunderstood.While it's an emotion meant to keep you safe, sometimes it's triggered by things that aren't threatening — and can impact you cognitively and physically. It's often not…
This flu season could be one of the worst in years. N.J. hospitals are bracing for a surge in cases.

This flu season could be one of the worst in years. N.J. hospitals are...

Inside Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a line of patients had formed at the triage nurse’s station.Dr. Christopher Freer noticed the 10 or so people Tuesday morning, standing near the entrance of the emergency room in Livingston. They hadn’t been examined yet. But it was already clear to Freer and the nurse why some had come.Flu…
For some, the new Dry January isn’t actually dry

For some, the new Dry January isn’t actually dry

Whitney Duhrkopf was only three days into her self-imposed Dry January pact when she broke it and had a couple of beers.“I’ve already cheated once, but I feel good,” Duhrkopf, 27, told NBC News. “It’s less about rigidity and more about using the 30 days to take a step back instead of mindlessly consuming alcohol.”Dry…
Has the Average Human Body Temperature Always Been the Same?

Has the Average Human Body Temperature Always Been the Same?

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) 98.6. Why does that number ring a bell? For years, the figure has held an important place in hospital rooms and physiology textbooks: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) is widely considered to be the "normal" average human body temperature. But is this temperature still accurate? New research suggests the average American…
What Happens In Your Brain When You Make Art : Shots

What Happens In Your Brain When You Make Art : Shots

A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I'm a journalist on NPR's science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine —…
A Strange Disease Is Sweeping China

A Strange Disease Is Sweeping China

A mysterious, unidentified virus hit dozens of people in the Chinese city Wuhan last month, and the potential epidemic has the government on high alert.Chinese officials were initially concerned that the virus was a resurgence of SARS, which killed hundreds of people in 2002 and 2003, CNN reports. On Sunday, Wuhan authorities ruled out the possibility…
Some former opioids users swear by natural drug Kratom as alternative for pain treatment

Some former opioids users swear by natural drug Kratom as alternative for pain treatment

Some former opioids users swear by natural drug Kratom as alternative for pain treatment - WZTV
Unusual flu virus is hitting children hard and this season’s vaccine is a poor match

Unusual flu virus is hitting children hard and this season’s vaccine is a poor...

This season’s influenza vaccine does not match the unusual viral strain that is dominating flu activity across the United States and may be one reason for the severe infections in children so far, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.There are different types of flu viruses, and the strain…
A Boston student has measles. What you should know.

A Boston student has measles. What you should know.

Dialynn Dwyer Boston.com Staff 11:32 AM A Northeastern student was diagnosed with measles on Wednesday, and Boston health officials are warning the public that the individual visited busy, public locations across the city while they were contagious, including Logan Airport. The student, who lives in Boston, frequented locations — including dorms, dining halls, and classrooms…
Is Intermittent Fasting Making You Overeat and Causing Weight Gain? Follow These 8 Tips

Is Intermittent Fasting Making You Overeat and Causing Weight Gain? Follow These 8 Tips

Intermittent fasting (IF) isn't a diet. It's a lifestyle that involves eating for a certain period of time (eating window) and then not eating for a certain period of time (fasting window). There are many different ways to intermittent fast, and they are purported to offer a slew of health benefits, but many people choose…
Machine keeping man alive after flu complications leave him in critical condition

Machine keeping man alive after flu complications leave him in critical condition

PORTLAND, Oregon (WJW) — Doctors say this flu season could become one of the worst in decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. have died from the flu, and there have been 55,000 hospitalizations. It’s not just hitting vulnerable populations. KATU reports Eric Valencia, 32,  of…
Minnesota infant dies of whooping cough, first such death in state in 7 years

Minnesota infant dies of whooping cough, first such death in state in 7 years

Minnesota health officials this week announced a whooping cough-related death of an infant in the state.In a news release on Wednesday, officials with the Minnesota Department of Health said the infant was diagnosed with whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in August and died in November. The infant, who was not identified, was hospitalized for…
Sleep apnea may be tied to tongue fat

Sleep apnea may be tied to tongue fat

Study identifies a fat tongue as a primary factor in the common sleep disorder.January 10, 2020, 3:54 PM4 min read This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) -- Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in which people stop breathing in their sleep due to blockage of their upper airway. A recent paper published…
Feral cat in Griswold tests positive for rabies

Feral cat in Griswold tests positive for rabies

GRISWOLD, CT (WFSB) -- Health officials in Griswold are alerting residents after a feral cat in town tested positive for rabies.The cat was found on Jan. 9 in the area of Route 201, Glasgo Road.Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including people, health officials said.They add…
Stanford study suggests average body temperature has decreased in U.S.

Stanford study suggests average body temperature has decreased in U.S.

Scientists at Stanford University have completed a study, and the study found that since the 19th century, the average human body temperature had dropped in the U.S. One researcher says that our temperature isn’t what people think it is. Julie Parsonnet, MD, says that we grew up learning that 98.6 degrees is our normal body…
Six more people suspected of suffering pneumonia admitted to Hong Kong hospitals

Six more people suspected of suffering pneumonia admitted to Hong Kong hospitals

Health surveillance officers check passengers at entry ports to Hong Kong. Photo: AP
This woman tattooed the logo of diabetes management start-up Virta Health on her arm to remind her to stick with the program

This woman tattooed the logo of diabetes management start-up Virta Health on her arm...

Anne Viola-Krase, a Virta Health patientAnne Viola-KrauseAnne Viola-Krause has been taking medication for her diabetes for more than a decade. In 2016, her doctor recommended that she up her dose, but Viola-Krause felt reluctant because of the side effects.Viola-Krause is one of more than 30 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, which affects the way…
American Cancer Society denies Trump credit for falling cancer deaths

American Cancer Society denies Trump credit for falling cancer deaths

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to credit his administration for a recently reported fall in US cancer-related death rates, an idea the American Cancer Society rebuked.Trump said in a Thursday tweet: "U.S. Cancer Death Rate Lowest in Recorded History! A lot of good news coming out of this Administration."The American Cancer Society released a…
New year health kicks are great – but your environment is also vital

New year health kicks are great – but your environment is also vital

Exercising and eating better as part of our new year health kicks are great, but we should also think more deeply about the role the environment plays on our health. As a professor of environmental medicine, I believe this is an exciting new area of study that will play a big part in the future…
Red meat study gets skewered

Red meat study gets skewered

At least one doctor has a beef with this red-meat study. Amid swirling concerns by the medical field over a contentious report that promotes meat consumption, the scientific journal that published the treatise is backing off by issuing a correction, reported USA Today. The study, guidelines based on analyses of existing research, suggested, “Adults continue…
Respiratory virus on the rise in Utah; rates especially high in Washington, Iron counties

Respiratory virus on the rise in Utah; rates especially high in Washington, Iron counties

Stock image | Photo by Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News WASHINGTON CITY — Got a stuffy nose? Maybe a cough, congestion, runny nose and a tinge of a fever?  A nurse with a sick child. Date and place unspecified. | Photo courtesy Intermountain Healthcare, St. George NewsA lot of people in Washington and Iron counties…
If You’re Worried About What Australia’s Smoke Is Doing To Your Lungs Or Dog, You Should Read This

If You’re Worried About What Australia’s Smoke Is Doing To Your Lungs Or Dog,...

For months now, large parts of Australia have been blanketed in smoke as the nation endures a devastating bushfire season that has destroyed more than 2,000 homes and claimed at least 26 lives.For a fortnight, the nation's capital had the world's worst air quality among all cities that publish records. Canberra hospitals abandoned some procedures…
32-year-old Medford man fighting severe flu case

32-year-old Medford man fighting severe flu case

HEALTH The family of a very ill Medford man is urging people who haven’t got a flu shot to get one immediately. PORTLAND, Ore. — The family of a 32-year-old Medford man is urging people who haven’t got a flu shot to get one immediately. Eric Valencia has been fighting for his life the last…
Deadly fungus became resistant to all existing drugs in 3 unlinked US patients

Deadly fungus became resistant to all existing drugs in 3 unlinked US patients

Not once, twice, but three times — It was considered an urgent threat before this. Beth Mole - Jan 10, 2020 2:21 am UTC Enlarge / A strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at the CDC.A deadly fungal pathogen developed the ability to resist all existing antifungal drugs on three separate occasions…
Four-year-old Iowa girl with flu suffers brain damage

Four-year-old Iowa girl with flu suffers brain damage

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- At least 11 Iowans have died this season from the flu, according to the CDC. The flu is considered widespread throughout the state, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. One of the affected is 4-year-old Jade Delucia of Waterloo who has been fighting for her life after contracting influenza…
Mystery Chinese virus: How worried should we be?

Mystery Chinese virus: How worried should we be?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The outbreak occurred in the city of Wuhan, south of Beijing A mystery virus - previously unknown to science - is causing severe lung disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan. More than 50 people have been infected. Seven are currently in a critical condition.A new virus arriving on…
NBC’s Miguel Almaguer on his mother’s lung cancer: ‘Tears and fears. Then she made it.’

NBC’s Miguel Almaguer on his mother’s lung cancer: ‘Tears and fears. Then she made...

I was angry.That was my initial reaction, followed quickly by fear.While on assignment covering a large flash flood in Colorado, another was unfolding in my personal life. I got the phone call from my mom, who right away told me “not to worry.”It’s the obligatory thing to say to those you love. But that’s exactly…
Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: Mystery illness ’caused by coronavirus’

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: Mystery illness ’caused by coronavirus’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists believe they may have found the cause of the mystery pneumonia that has infected almost 60 people in the Chinese city of Wuhan since December.Preliminary tests indicated the illness may be caused by a new coronavirus, lead scientist Xu Jianguo told the official Xinhua news agency.The World Health Organisation (WHO)…
‘My clients are worried’: cancer risks from black women’s hair products stoke fear

‘My clients are worried’: cancer risks from black women’s hair products stoke fear

Priscilla Graves is a hairstylist with 15 years’ experience straightening and coloring black women’s hair. She has endured bouts of dizziness, nausea and difficulty breathing from applying potent chemical straighteners, and regularly deals with distraught clients suffering alopecia and painful blisters after using dyes and lotions specifically marketed to African Americans. “I try to find…
Kitchen Countertops Tied To Silicosis, Lung Damage, Deaths In Workers

Kitchen Countertops Tied To Silicosis, Lung Damage, Deaths In Workers

The Link Between Kitchen Countertops And A Deadly Disease Quartz countertops are increasingly popular because they don't chip or stain like marble or granite. John Keeble/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Keeble/Getty Images Quartz countertops are increasingly popular because they don't chip or stain like marble or granite. John Keeble/Getty Images It's called silicosis,…
Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests

Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests

(CNN)Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests. Chinese researchers found the health benefits associated with te…
Human Bodies Have Steadily Grown Colder Over The Past Century, Evidence Shows

Human Bodies Have Steadily Grown Colder Over The Past Century, Evidence Shows

(rubberball/Getty Images) For more than a century, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit – 37 degrees Celsius – has been used as a landmark of human health. We've suspected for a while now that the number needs adjusting, but a new study shows it's not for the reasons we thought. In spite of the cumbersome tools the German…
Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

LONDON (Reuters) - A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) overcome their fears of touching contaminated surfaces, according to new research. A fake rubber hand used to help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is seen in San…
Family joins Seattle Children’s lawsuit after infant exposed to deadly mold

Family joins Seattle Children’s lawsuit after infant exposed to deadly mold

Family joins Seattle Children's lawsuit after infant exposed to deadly mold - KOMO News
DHEC: 9 flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week

DHEC: 9 flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week

By WIS News 10 Staff | January 8, 2020 at 10:23 PM EST - Updated January 9 at 7:17 AM COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, there have been nine flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week. Officials said flu-like activity was deemed as high…
U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says

U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says

Overall, researchers found men died of alcohol-related causes in 2017 at a higher rate than women. But when analyzing annual increases in deaths, the largest increase was among white women. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption toggle caption Eric Risberg/AP Overall, researchers found men died of alcohol-related causes in 2017 at a higher rate than women. But…
Alcohol Is Killing More Americans Than Ever

Alcohol Is Killing More Americans Than Ever

Photo: Getty ImagesMore and more Americans are drinking themselves to death. A new study this week finds there were around 72,000 alcohol-related deaths among people over the age of 16 in 2017—more than double the number of similar deaths recorded two decades earlier.The study, published Wednesday in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, relies on death…
Celiac Disease Linked To Exposure To Certain Bacteria

Celiac Disease Linked To Exposure To Certain Bacteria

Celiac disease is a relatively uncommon condition that affects 1-2 percent of Europeans and less than 1 percent of Americans. Left untreated, it can lead to a range of digestive issues and cause damage to the small intestine. We know some people have a genetic predisposition to the disease, with environmental factors acting as triggers,…
Cancer Death Rate Is in Steady Decline Among Americans

Cancer Death Rate Is in Steady Decline Among Americans

Health|Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year DropBreakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down cancer mortality overall — and from 2016 to 2017 spurred the largest-ever decline. A colorectal cancer cell. While cancer deaths overall are down, the rate of obesity-related cancers like colon cancer is increasing.Credit...Steve Gschmeissner/Science SourceJan. 8, 2020Updated…
Specter of possible new virus emerging from central China raises alarms across Asia

Specter of possible new virus emerging from central China raises alarms across Asia

BEIJING — An outbreak of an unidentified and possibly new viral disease in central China is prompting officials across Asia to take heightened precautions ahead of the busy Lunar New Year travel season.Officials in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines said in recent days they will begin setting up quarantine zones or…
The outer limits of medicine: How doctors treated an astronaut’s blood clot in space

The outer limits of medicine: How doctors treated an astronaut’s blood clot in space

Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Jan. 8, 2020 | Updated 6:42 a.m. ET Jan. 8, 2020CLOSEAs a physician and an avid devotee of space travel, Stephan Moll’s first wish when NASA reached out for a consultation was to examine the patient in person – at the International Space Station.Given the impracticality…
Four more die, thousands more get sick as flu continues to surge in Pa.

Four more die, thousands more get sick as flu continues to surge in Pa.

Pennsylvania Real-Time NewsUpdated 6:27 AM;Today 5:15 AM Flu shows no sign of slowing down after a fast start in Pennsylvania.“This so far is one of the worst seasons in recent memory … It started early, it started strong,” said Dr. John Goldman, an infectious disease specialist at UPMC Pinnacle.Seasons that start early typically last longer,…
Scientists Discover Six Genetic Links to Anxiety in Largest-Ever Study on Subject

Scientists Discover Six Genetic Links to Anxiety in Largest-Ever Study on Subject

In what they termed the "largest [genome-wide association study] of anxiety traits to date," a team of scientists from two universities and two veterans healthcare offices have identified six genetic variants linked to the development of anxiety disorders.To find these genetic markers, researchers examined genetic and health data derived from 200,000 veterans of the United…
More than 980 Seattle students without updated vaccination records could be excluded from school Wednesday, school district says

More than 980 Seattle students without updated vaccination records could be excluded from school...

More than 980 Seattle students without updated vaccination records could be excluded from school Wednesday, school district says - CNN
Lifestyle changes may combat a dementia that strikes people in their 40s and 50s

Lifestyle changes may combat a dementia that strikes people in their 40s and 50s

(CNN)Frontotemporal dementia strikes early, typically in the 50s, sometimes as young as age 45. Unlike Alzheimer's, it doesn't affect memory, instead attacking the parts of the brain which control thinking, reasoning and emotions. The first symptom is likely…

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