HEALTH

  • Expert talks about Mental Health Awareness month
    by Dennis Morrice on May 20, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and one mental health expert says people's attitudes toward mental health illnesses have begun to change. Kim Keleher with Plains Area Mental Health Clinic of Le Mars says that is good news for everyone. “Mental ... […]

  • Coffee Consumption Alters Microbiome and Improves Gut Motility
    on May 20, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    We have all heard the humorous anecdotes of how coffee gets you moving…. inside and out. Yet, researchers at the University of Texas, Galveston are studying rats to find out exactly why this seems to be true. Interestingly, from data presented yesterday at ... […]

  • Low-fat diet with more fruits and vegetables may decrease risk of dying from breast cancer
    by Ryan W. Miller on May 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Woman who lowered the fat in their diets while eating more fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying from breast cancer than those with higher-fat diets, new long-term research says. In a federally funded clinical trial of nearly 49,000 women ages ... […]

  • Risky driving behaviours may contribute to elevated accident risk
    by Thomas J. Power on May 20, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Researchers believe that teens with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), need more than just medication and delay in the age of getting a driving license to decrease accident risks. The multidisciplinary team of researchers analysed detailed crash ... […]

  • Detroit moves up list of worst US cities for mosquitoes
    by Ken Haddad on May 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Detroit has re-entered the top ten worst cities for mosquitoes list, according to Orkin. Orkin released their annual Top 50 Mosquito Cities List, with 11 new cities cracking the rankings. Last year, Detroit was ranked No. 11. This year, Detroit is up four spots to No. […]

  • Teenager whose terminal spine cancer was misdiagnosed as arthritis dies aged 17
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    A Scottish teenager whose terminal spine cancer was reportedly misdiagnosed as arthritis has died aged 17. According to The Sun, Caron Cassidy, 39, was horrified when doctorssaid her daughter Alix Cassidy had terminal cancer and there was nothing ... […]

  • Can you catch herpes through sharing a razor with someone?
    by Francesca Specter on May 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    People are discussing whether it's possible to get herpes by sharing a razor. The discussion was sparked by a Reddit user who worried she had given her dad herpes by using a razor he owns to share her public hair. In the post, entitled “TIFU [Today I Fucked ... […]

  • Dr. Kevin Most: The dangers of Coffee…Is America's favorite drink really all it's cracked up to be?
    by Michael Heidemann on May 20, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Everyone loves their coffee, well almost everyone, I am one of the few who do not drink coffee, I mean what is coffee, water we have washed coffee beans with, right? We have discussed in the past the health benefits of coffee. Research has shown it has ... […]

  • Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD
    by Serena Gordon on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often fret when their teen drivers get behind the wheel, but parents of teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may now have added worries. A new study found that teens with ADHD are ... […]

  • 1 in 5 Kids Don't Strap on Helmets Before Biking
    by Steven Reinberg on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many American kids don't don helmets when biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a troubling new poll finds. Among more than 1,300 parents surveyed, 18% said their kids never wear helmets while biking, ... […]

  • Circadian rhythm influences immune responses across a range of diseases
    by Sally Robertson on May 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Researchers in Switzerland have conducted a review of studies looking at how circadian rhythm affects the severity of illnesses ranging from heart attack to allergy. The review, which mainly included studies of mice, assessed the association between ... […]

  • Stroke, cancer and heart disease: Key acid-activated protein channel
    on May 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Date: May 20, 2019; Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine; Summary: Researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the tissue-damaging effects ... […]

  • AP Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel abuses
    by Maria Cheng on May 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    LONDON — The World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses last year, with staffers sometimes breaking the agency's own rules by traveling in business class, booking expensive last-minute tickets and traveling without the ... […]

  • Big alert for heart patients! India's apex drug regulator CDSCO issues alert on 3 Medtronic pacemakers
    on May 20, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    So far, none of the Indian patients have faced any adverse effects. Meanwhile, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation can keep the public informed of any further updates. pacemakers, pacemakers surgery, pace maker types, pace makers meaning, ... […]

  • Teens with ADHD at higher risk of road accidents: Study
    on May 20, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, or engage in risky driving behaviours than their peers, a study has found. Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US ... […]

  • Are DIY sunscreens really effective? Here's what a new study says
    by Meghan Holohan on May 20, 2019 at 11:36 am

    As the weather heats up, many start thinking about sun protection. Some motivated people might turn to do-it-yourself sunscreen recipes on Pinterest to make their own, but a new study reveals this is a really bad idea: Sunscreen recipes on Pinterest do not ... […]

  • Grab a cuppa for cancer this Thursday
    on May 20, 2019 at 11:31 am

    For long-term Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser Marian Byfield, the inspiration for her extraordinary fundraising efforts is close to home. "My husband Don is the inspiration for my fundraising," Marian said. "He has undergone the most horrific surgery ... […]

  • Sudoku, sex, and Marmite: how to anti-age your brain
    by Zoe Strimpel on May 20, 2019 at 11:31 am

    They frustrate you, boggle your mind, and make you sick of numbers altogether, but a daily Sudoku comes with its own reward for those who are prepared to stick with them. According to a new study from the University of Exeter and King's College London, ... […]

  • Here are Six Ways Your Child can Fight Obesity
    on May 20, 2019 at 11:25 am

    A new study, published in the journal BMC Public Health finds that children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who opt for a car or public transport. The study, led by researchers from the University of ... […]

  • Girl who was misdiagnosed as having arthritis dies of terminal cancer aged 17
    on May 20, 2019 at 11:21 am

    A 17-year-old who was incorrectly diagnosed as having arthritis has died of terminal cancer. The family of Alix Cassidy announced the sad news yesterday on the GoFundMe page set up to raise money for private stem cell treatment. The £17,186 raised will ... […]

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