LifeStyle: Health & Fit

The crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is worsening and we are all at risk

Wednesday  17:36,   14 march 2018
The Hill

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 2 million illnesses per year in the United States are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A soldier is wounded by a roadside bomb. His serious injuries are survivable, [...]

Doctors hunt for hidden cancers with glowing dyes

Wednesday  17:01,   14 march 2018
Associated Press

<p>It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient's chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung.</p>They were hidden cancers revealed by [...]

How Much Sleep Is Enough? Tips For Sleeping Well

Wednesday  16:55,   14 march 2018
Medical Daily

During Sleep Awareness Week 2018, we take a look at some of the expert-backed facts and suggestions to help get a good night's rest.Sleep deprivation has been considered a public health concern, with about 50 to 70 million adults suffering[...]

Stephen Hawking had ALS. What is it? A look at the motor neuron disease

Wednesday  16:55,   14 march 2018

Hawking was confined to a wheelchair by a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. For decades, legendary scientist Stephen Hawking was confined to a wheelchair by a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s[...]

Toxic Shock Syndrome Survivor Lauren Wasser Explains Why She Was 'Ready' to Amputate Her Second Leg

Wednesday  16:30,   14 march 2018

Lauren Wasser is opening up about life after her second leg amputation.&nbsp;Lauren Wasser is opening up about life after her second leg[...]

How common are fertility clinic malfunctions? What women need to know

Wednesday  01:02,   14 march 2018

Two major egg and embryo tank failures at fertility clinics in Ohio and California raise many questions about how these facilities are monitored.After two major mishaps at separate egg freezing clinics in the last week, women who have had the[...]

Doctors find air pocket in man's brain

Wednesday  00:35,   14 march 2018

Doctors treating a patient who had complained of repeatedly losing his balance made an unexpected discovery: The 84-year-old man had a 3½-inch pocket of air in his brain. The man had been referred to the emergency room by his primary physician in[...]

The Truth About Eating Disorders People Often Overlook

Tuesday  23:55,   13 march 2018
The Mighty

A woman explains the common misconceptions people have when they hear the words "eating disorder." She explains what she wants people to know instead. When someone hears the words eating disorder, they often think of anorexia or bulimia.[...]

Want to Be Happy? Science Says Don’t Try So Hard

Tuesday  21:51,   13 march 2018
Best Life

A new study published in Psychonomic Bulletin &amp; Review says that people who try too hard to be happy end up achieving the exact opposite. Everyone wants to be happy, and yet happiness can often be difficult to achieve, in part because we’ve[...]

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

Tuesday  21:50,   13 march 2018
The Daily Beast

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a cure. Alzheimer’s disease has no cure—yet. It was discovered in 1906 by its namesake, Dr. Alois Alzheimer. But it[...]

Time with furry friends in therapy dog sessions can help reduce stress for students

Tuesday  20:02,   13 march 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

New Canadian research has found that therapy dog sessions on university campuses could help reduce stress and boost students' well-being.Carried out by researchers from the University of British Columbia, the study looked at 246 students who[...]

Congress must invest in colon cancer prevention

Tuesday  20:01,   13 march 2018
The Hill

The United States can and must improve the mortality rate of colorectal cancer. Robust federal research funding is essential to preventing and treating the disease. Colorectal cancer is America's silent killer. The disease often has no warning signs [...]

4 benefits of collagen that have nothing to do with your skin

Tuesday  20:01,   13 march 2018

This hard-working protein will give you more than just smooth skin.“Collagen contains 18 amino acids, [including] eight essential amino acids,” says professor and nutrition expert Nicole Avena, PhD. “These amino acids help our bodies perform[...]

New Study Links Lead Exposure to Heart Disease Deaths

Tuesday  17:52,   13 march 2018
Consumer Reports

Lead exposure may contribute to more than 400,000 deaths of adults each year in the U.S., according to an estimate published today in the journal Lancet Public Health.&nbsp;Lead exposure may contribute to more than 400,000 deaths of adults each[...]

What Is Disease X—And Is It Going To Kill You?

Tuesday  16:08,   13 march 2018
Women's Health

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