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Taking a Health Hazard Home
A new study of a small group of workers at industrial hog farms in North Carolina has found that they continued to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria over several days, raising new questions for public health officials struggling to contain the spread of
Downsizing: Losing weight is hard, but it’s the only option
You know what’s hard about losing a massive amount of weight?
Pretty much everything.
Eight months ago I set out to change my life. I was broken. It was pretty easy to see. I was divorced, depressed, and I topped the scales at 415 pounds.
Marijuana use by teens linked with problems in young adulthood
Frequent pot use by teens is linked to a greater likelihood of incomplete education, suicide attempts and other harmful effects, say researchers in Australia and New Zealand, who suggest their findings should be considered as countries move to decriminali
New Novartis Drug Effective in Treating Heart Failure
An experimental drug has shown a striking efficacy in prolonging the lives of people with heart failure and could replace what has been the bedrock treatment for more than 20 years, researchers said on Saturday.
The drug, which is being developed by th
Diabetes could be cured as scientists find cause of disease
Diabetes could be cured after scientists discovered that toxic clumps of a hormone stop cells producing insulin. Scientists at Manchester University have found that both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are driven by the same underlying mechanism. The findings
Gay Teen's Organs Rejected Due To His Sexual Orientation
A portion of an organ donation from a deceased gay Iowa teen has been rejected due to his sexual orientation.
Alexander "AJ" Betts, Jr., committed suicide last year at the age of 16. He was outed as gay about a year and a half prior to ...
Gunmen wreak havoc in Caracas emergency rooms
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At first, the operating room doctors thought the quiet man in jeans was a distressed family member. One shouted at him to leave as another fought to save the gunshot patient unconscious on the table.
The anesthesiologist was the
Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since Vietnam
Most veterans who had persistent post-traumatic stress a decade or more after serving in the Vietnam War have shown surprisingly little improvement since then, and a large percentage have died, a new study finds, updating landmark research that began a ge
A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick. This bizarre problem was only discovered a few years ago but i
Ebola outbreak: How Canada's prep has 'led the world'
The Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the Canadian public remains low, health experts say — and even if a case emerged here, the country is well prepared to handle it.
The Kids Who Beat Autism
At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress, and by age 2, he had fully retreated into his own world. He no longer made eye co
Canadian doctor quarantined after exposure to Ebola
A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected, local media said Tuesday.
8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid
People assume that iPhones, laptops and Netflix are evidence of progress. In some ways, that's true. A moderate amount of Googling, for instance, can be good for your brain, and there are apps that can boost brain function and activity. Yet tech a...
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