Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline

However, a new study published by the BMJ , formerly known as British Medical Journal , on Monday (Dec 10) says that might not necessarily be true. They noted that those who were routinely engaged in problem solving had greater mental abilities. More..

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Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets

Google Fit received its last big update in August, when it was redesigned to follow Google's Material Design style and altered to focus on heart rate rather than duration of exercise. Google is also making i...More..

Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC warns
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC warns

According to the CDC, each year 48 million people in the USA get sick from a food-borne illness, 128,000 are hospitalised, and 3000 die. Flour and raw eggs especially can contain bacteria and salmonella respe...More..

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In A Seattle Woman
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In A Seattle Woman

Charles Cobbs, neurosurgeon at Swedish, said in a phone interview. "We didn't have any clue what was going on, but when we got the actual tissue we could see it was the amoeba", Cobbs added. In 2011, Louisiana...More..

Theresa May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Theresa May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

Analysis by ITV News Anglia of the comments and speeches of MPs in the Anglia region suggests as many of half of the Conservative backbenchers will vote against the government deal. But Mrs May insisted her d...More..

Trust Flu Information Delivered By Health Professionals
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Trust Flu Information Delivered By Health Professionals

The American Academy of Pediatrics also cited that most childhood vaccines are 90-99% effective in preventing disease . 'Myth-busting' is closely tied to the first approach, except that it frequently invol...More..

by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

At first doctors thought the woman had a tumor , as she had been previously diagnosed with breast cancer. The woman, doctors realized, had been infected with Balamuthia mandrillaris , a type of amoeba tha...More..

Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure

The unidentified 36-year-old man found himself in the intensive care unit at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center late last month for chronic heart failure . Doctors were surprise...More..

First baby is born using transplanted womb from dead woman
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

First baby is born using transplanted womb from dead woman

The surgical team had to connect the donor's uterus with the veins, arteries, ligaments, and vaginal canal of the recipient. In another breakthrough, a team of doctors in Brazil has announced the first birth ...More..

Karnataka: Villagers drain 36-acre lake after HIV-positive woman ends life
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Karnataka: Villagers drain 36-acre lake after HIV-positive woman ends life

Residents in Morab village of Dharwad district feared that the lake, which is their main source of drinking water in the drought-affected area, has been infected with the virus, Reuters reported . "The vil...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay interns $15 an hour
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay interns $15 an hour

A 2017 report found that just 8% of Republicans and 3.6% of Democrats in the House pay their interns. With a little over a month away until she takes office, the newly-elected New York Democratic Rep. SEVE...More..

10 minute cancer test on the horizon
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

10 minute cancer test on the horizon

In its current form, the test would be less applicable as a screening test, given that it can not detect types of cancer, Ohm told Live Science. He said that they initially believed that each cancer would n...More..

by | Friday, December 07, 2018

World's first baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

The pregnancy went smoothly and a baby girl was delivered by caesarean section at just over 35 weeks. While babies born from live donor uterus transplants have been done almost a dozen times before, inc...More..

Apple Watch ECG feature is ready to offer serious heart health monitoring
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Apple Watch ECG feature is ready to offer serious heart health monitoring

Keep in mind that this feature is only limited to those with Series 4 watches and those residing in the United States only. The update will enable ECG functionality on the Apple Watch Series 4 which was hea...More..

Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns

Several lots of infant liquid ibuprofen are being recalled due to the bottles potentially containing higher concentrations of ibuprofen. Tris Pharma says the concentrations may be too high and infants may b...More..

Health Officials Urge Hoosiers To Get Flu Shot
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Health Officials Urge Hoosiers To Get Flu Shot

NIVW serves as an annual reminder that even though the holiday season has arrived, it is not too late to get a flu vaccine, according to DCPH. "We have no way of knowing if this flu season will be milder or jus...More..

World's First Baby Born via Womb Transplant from Dead Donor
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

World's First Baby Born via Womb Transplant from Dead Donor

The donor was a 45-year-old woman who died of subarachnoid haemorrhage - a type of stroke involving bleeding on the surface of the brain. The miracle baby girl was born in Brazil via caesarean section at ...More..

Test Breakthrough Could See Cancer Diagnosed In Minutes
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Test Breakthrough Could See Cancer Diagnosed In Minutes

The test described in Nature Communications exploits the differences between the DNA in cancerous and healthy cells to allow for a quick, early diagnosis. Researchers have developed a test that could be used ...More..

Unilever wins race for GSK’s health drinks biz
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Unilever wins race for GSK’s health drinks biz

Since being introduced in the 1930s, Horlicks has built up a strong following in India. The second-biggest deal by value in the consumer goods space is that of Diageo picking up majority stake in United Spiri...More..

Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donors
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donors

The blood is even harder to find because the donors must have blood types "O" or "A" and be 100 percent of Indian, Iranian or Pakistani descent, Forbes said. "We will definitely need more blood", Mughal said....More..

More victors in HIV stigma fight emerge
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

More victors in HIV stigma fight emerge

Despite this, people in the CNMI continue to be diagnosed with HIV; stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV/AIDS. Free HIV testing is available through the Erie County Depar...More..

Today Is World AIDS Day
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Today Is World AIDS Day

The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS , Dr Sani Aliyu, on Saturday called on Nigerians to get tested to enable them to know their HIV status. Stigma and discrimination still deters peop...More..

Anti-vaxxers to blame for huge spike in measles cases
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Anti-vaxxers to blame for huge spike in measles cases

In a statement today, Soumya Swaminathan , MBBS, MD, deputy director-general for programs at the World Health Organization said measles resurgence is concerning, especially in countries that had achieved o...More..

Americans dying younger as opioid crisis deepens
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Americans dying younger as opioid crisis deepens

CDC analysis of preliminary 2018 drug overdose figures indicates that the increase in deaths may be slowing, but it is unclear if this trend will have persisted through the rest of the year. With a rate of 5...More..

Congo Ebola Outbreak Becomes Second-Worst In History, IRC Says
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Congo Ebola Outbreak Becomes Second-Worst In History, IRC Says

Peter Jay Hotez, from Baylor College of Medicine, told Al Jazeera the violence has contributed to the collapse of the health care infrastructure, so efforts by health workers are seriously hampered. Given the...More..

British MP reveals he is HIV positive
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

British MP reveals he is HIV positive

He also said that he wanted to bring awareness that the world is on the cusp of eradicating HIV "but we are at a fault in the road" with cuts to public health threatening a universal roll-out of PrEP, the pill ...More..

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

When he presented his research on Wednesday, he said he was "proud" of his work. The audience reacts as He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong , ...More..

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Yet a second CDC report revealed that the rate of drug overdoses jumped 9.6 percent between 2016 and 2017, totaling 70,237 deaths previous year. The rate has increased on average by 16 percent per year since...More..

Lives at risk from lack of climate policy
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Lives at risk from lack of climate policy

The main problems faced include those as a result of air pollution and global warming. India witnessed 40 million more heat wave exposure cases in 2016 compared to 2012. "We see them coming at communities all...More..

Illinois Patients Now Under Investigation For Polio-Like Child Illness AFM
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Illinois Patients Now Under Investigation For Polio-Like Child Illness AFM

It has been affecting young children across the state and the country, and earlier this month the CDC established a task force to investigate AFM. The syndrome is a paralyzing disease, causing children to l...More..

Some romaine lettuce safe to eat again, FDA says
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Some romaine lettuce safe to eat again, FDA says

Last week , the FDA said the strain of E. coli O157:H7 causing the current outbreak is genetically link to the strain the caused an outbreak last fall in the US and Canada Twenty-five people got sick - in...More..

by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Life expectancy in the US continues to fall

Drug overdoses have also caused the deaths of more younger people. West Virginia saw the highest overdose death rate in 2017 at 58 per 100,000 people; Ohio, Pennsylvania and the U.S. "Of late, it's fentan...More..

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the spike somewhat reflects the aging population, it's the spike in younger age groups that raises the most concern. Dr. Larissa Mooney, an associate cl...More..

Party leaders take HIV test to highlight World AIDS Day
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Party leaders take HIV test to highlight World AIDS Day

All told, nearly 160,000 people were diagnosed in Europe with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS , according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ...More..

US life expectancy drops again, overdoses climb
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

US life expectancy drops again, overdoses climb

Drug overdose deaths rose by almost 10 per cent past year, claiming more than 70,000 lives, while the suicide rate continued to increase, particularly in rural areas where it was almost twice that experienc...More..