Health Care

Drinking hot tea linked to higher cancer rates

Drinking hot tea linked to higher cancer rates Among the participants, 317 cases of esophageal cancer were identified during the follow-up. Overall, the analysis found that participants who drank 700 milliliters (ml) of "very hot" daily were 90 percent more likely to develop esophageal cancer than those who drank the same daily amount of normal or cold tea. [Full Article...]

Second case of measles confirmed by Interior Health

Second case of measles confirmed by Interior Health Salem officials said several locations in the city where the out-of-state traveler visited are no longer considered exposure sites because the incubation period for the measles virus has passed. March 16 Huntington Woods Minyan: 14130 Balfour St., Oak Park, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Beth Tefilo: 24225 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Kale Is Now One Of The Most Pesticide-Contaminated Vegetables

Kale Is Now One Of The Most Pesticide-Contaminated Vegetables According to the EWG's analysis of test data from the Department of Agriculture, 70 percent of the produce sold in the US comes with pesticide residues, and surprisingly, kale is among the most contaminated fruits and vegetables that Americans consume. [Full Article...]

Frequent Use Of Marijuana Linked To Increased Risk For Psychosis

Frequent Use Of Marijuana Linked To Increased Risk For Psychosis Presenting results of a large worldwide study conducted in one in site Brazil and across 11 sites in Europe - including in Amsterdam, London and Paris - the researchers found that people who used cannabis daily were three times more likely to have an episode of psychosis than people who had never used it. [Full Article...]

Women who drink fewer sugary drinks at lower risk of early death

Women who drink fewer sugary drinks at lower risk of early death For almost three decades, the participants filled out surveys about their diet every four years and also answered questions about their lifestyle and overall health every other year. "These results are in consistence with the known adverse effects of consuming sugar in high quantities on metabolic risk factors". "It could also be something methodological, where women tend to underreport ener... [Full Article...]

FDA approves 1st drug to treat postpartum depression

FDA approves 1st drug to treat postpartum depression Steve Kanes, one of the drug's developers. "Women may experience thoughts about harming themselves or harming their child, as well as hinder development of a maternal-infant bond", the press release reads. Symptoms typically start within a few days, weeks or months of having a baby, though signs can start during pregnancy. "Postpartum depression is a serious condition that, when severe, can be... [Full Article...]

Apple and Stanford University release full results of Watch heart study

Apple and Stanford University release full results of Watch heart study Deepak Bhatt said the study was very important because more people will use handheld devices in the future. "Further research will help people make more informed health decisions". iRhythm's bandaged-sized patch is worn on the chest for three to 14 days, so doctors can monitor a patient's heart rhythm remotely, Derrick Sung, executive vice president of strategy and corporate development at iRh... [Full Article...]

Chinese Woman Almost Dies After Injecting Fruit Smoothie Into Her Veins

Chinese Woman Almost Dies After Injecting Fruit Smoothie Into Her Veins Feng tried to keep it a secret but her husband could see that she was in distress and eventually convinced her to go to hospital. She was admitted into the intensive care unit at Affiliated Hospital of Xiangnan University in Hunan on February 22. [Full Article...]

Piping-hot drinks may up oesophageal cancer risk

Piping-hot drinks may up oesophageal cancer risk People who like hot tea may want to wait until it gets cooler before taking that first sip. The IARC examined studies that mostly looked at mate, a type of tea that is traditionally drunk at very hot temperatures, mainly in South America, Asia, and Africa. [Full Article...]

Study links daily use of high-strength cannabis to psychosis

Study links daily use of high-strength cannabis to psychosis The study's findings are in line with previous research pointing to a link between cannabis use and psychosis - a condition when someone loses grip on reality - though the new research does not definitively find a causal relationship between marijuana and mental health issues. [Full Article...]

Sugary Beverages At High Amounts Will Lead To Death

Sugary Beverages At High Amounts Will Lead To Death Those who consumed more than one sugary beverage per month but fewer than two per day seemed to experience a dose effect: the more they drank, the greater the risk. Two or more per day was linked with a 21 per cent increase compared with drinking them less than once a month. It has been noted from the study that SSBs that are consumed by people at high rates will increase the risk of premature... [Full Article...]

More than 1 egg a day could increase risk for heart disease

More than 1 egg a day could increase risk for heart disease After analyzing 30,000 Americans from six separate studies, researchers concluded that eating an extra half-egg a day increased the risk of cardiovascular disease (six percent) and premature death (eight percent) over the study period. The new study , which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association , looked at pooled data on 29,615 United States racially and ethnically diver... [Full Article...]

Study Links Sugary Drinks to Higher Risk of Premature Death

Study Links Sugary Drinks to Higher Risk of Premature Death Those who drank one to two SSBs per day were 14 percent more likely to die during the study period compared with those who drank less than one SSB per month. Previous studies have linked them to weight gain and higher risk of a stroke and type 2 diabetes . The findings, based on 118,000 men and women, offer further proof of the need to limit intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), US re... [Full Article...]

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention Nearly 80 percent of all heart disease can be prevented with lifestyle modifications, according to the Heart Association. "We can all do better with our dietary and exercise habits, and that's so important when we think about wanting to live longer and healthier lives, whether it's to see our grandchildren grow up or to stay as active as possible in older age", Blumenthal said. [Full Article...]

New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People

New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People For those who have already experienced a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event, discontinuing an aspirin regimen without a doctor's guidance could increase the risk of another heart attack by 63 percent and an ischemic stroke by 40 percent. [Full Article...]

Higher egg and cholesterol consumption hikes heart disease and death risk

Higher egg and cholesterol consumption hikes heart disease and death risk Of the participants, the mean age was 52, no one had preexisting heart disease , 45 percent were men and 31 percent black. The new study looked at pooled data on 29,615 US racially and ethnically diverse adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up. [Full Article...]

Apple AirPods' Risk Of Cancer-Inducing Radiation Hotly Debated By Scientists

Apple AirPods' Risk Of Cancer-Inducing Radiation Hotly Debated By Scientists Around 28 million AirPods have been sold worldwide since they were launched in 2016 to tackle the menace of tangled earphones, the Sun Online reported. The petition also notes the recent determination from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that EMF may be "carcinogenic" to humans. "Bluetooth could open the blood-brain barrier that evolved to keep large molecules out of the brain,... [Full Article...]

3 keys to understand Trump's new budget proposal

3 keys to understand Trump's new budget proposal The analysis from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) finds that the vast majority of the Medicare cuts in Trump's budget, released on Monday, are to payments to hospitals and doctors, not cuts to benefits for seniors on the program. [Full Article...]

Unvaccinated children banned from school

Unvaccinated children banned from school A 2017 law made 10 vaccines obligatory for children who enrolled in Italian schools, a response to a worrisome decline in vaccinations nationwide and a measles outbreak that same year. The BBC added that Italian media reported regional authorities are "handling the situation in a number of different ways", with no notices of suspension reported in some areas and grace periods allowed in others... [Full Article...]

Eye tests may give early warning of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Eye tests may give early warning of Alzheimer’s, study suggests Dr Sharon Fekrat, from Duke University Medical Centre in the United States, said: "We're measuring blood vessels that can't be seen during a regular eye exam and we're doing that with relatively new noninvasive technology that takes high-resolution images of very small blood vessels within the retina in just a few minutes". [Full Article...]


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