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Regular light drinking increases risk of premature death

Regular light drinking increases risk of premature death The new study focused on the impact of alcohol on light drinkers specifically, so its findings - now published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research - are relevant to a large segment of the population. The increased risk of death was consistent across age groups. She explained that since very few people die in their 20s, a 20% increased risk of premature death is less s... [Full Article...]

Experts recommend getting flu vaccination now

Experts recommend getting flu vaccination now Nurses at Mary Lanning Healthcare say getting the shot could help not only you, but those around you. "When the baby is born, they will have protection for the first six months through mom's antibodies". This provides a highly scalable, inexpensive, and favorable safety manufacture way to produce flu vaccines . However, many people only reach for the drug when symptoms already have set in. [Full Article...]

Curran, Breast Cancer Survivors Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Curran, Breast Cancer Survivors Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the USA, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer . Doctors encourage women, especially those at high risk due to a family history or having BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes , to get out ahead of the disease. In addition, researchers continue to look into why some women are more su... [Full Article...]

Hugs Really Do Make You Feel Better — Science Agrees

Hugs Really Do Make You Feel Better — Science Agrees Scientists have observed that the emotional state was recovering from the hug quickly. Hugs can have a measurable impact on mood and stress after social conflict, according to a paper published Wednesday in PLOS One . Murphy and Stratyner agreed that people can likely tell the difference between a heartfelt hug and a more perfunctory one. Individuals who engage more frequently in interpers... [Full Article...]

Australia in a race to eliminate cervical cancer

Australia in a race to eliminate cervical cancer Director of Research at Cancer Council NSW, Professor Karen Canfell stated that even though the effect of the vaccine on cervical cancer deaths is yet to be felt, they had observed positive signs in the vaccinated group, including a drop in cervical precancerous lesions rate. [Full Article...]

Nearly 40% Of Americans Admit To Eating Fast Food Every Day

Nearly 40% Of Americans Admit To Eating Fast Food Every Day If you're an adult in America, there's a better than 1 in 3 chance that you'll eat fast food today - if you haven't already. That's about 85 million people. Fryer said she and her colleagues chose to look into fast food consumption statistics because this type of fare has been linked with increased intake of calories, fat, and sodium. [Full Article...]

Scotland Health Care kicks of Breast Cancer Awarness Month with a walk

Scotland Health Care kicks of Breast Cancer Awarness Month with a walk These women have a four to five-time greater risk of developing breast cancer than women with less dense breasts because breast cancer can be more hard to diagnose in these patients. Rosario also noted that while many breast lumps are not cancerous, any woman concerned about a lump or change in breast size should see a doctor. The abbreviated breast MRI is only provided to women with dense bre... [Full Article...]

Artificial sweeteners are poisoning your gut

Artificial sweeteners are poisoning your gut Another recent study of artificial sweeteners in rats suggested that artificial sweeteners can change the way their bodies process fat and energy. The collaborative study talked about the relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose , saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements which contain these artificial sweeteners. [Full Article...]

Drunk birds are terrorizing people in Minnesota

Drunk birds are terrorizing people in Minnesota Laura Erickson, a Duluth birding expert, told Minnesota's Pioneer Press that waxwings, robins and thrushes are often the most prone to become tipsy, as they commonly feed on mountain ash berries, which were affected by this year's frost. [Full Article...]

Scientists behind game-changing cancer therapies are honoured

Scientists behind game-changing cancer therapies are honoured I got into them because I wanted to know how T cells work", Allison said. Tap here to watch an animation on how it works . He is now chair of immunology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas at Austin. So far, as I've written, such therapies have led to spectacular and unprecedented remissions in a subset of patients with certain types of advanced cancer, but hav... [Full Article...]

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

A press release from the Academy reads: "The 2018 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have taken control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind". The other half of the prize will be shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge. "Mine was an idea in a line of research that built very naturally on th... [Full Article...]

Pott. County Health Dept. offering flu vaccine beginning October 1

Pott. County Health Dept. offering flu vaccine beginning October 1 Previously, pharmacists were only able to immunize people nine years of age and older. The short answer is no, you can not get the flu from the flu shot. Patients question who are eligible for flu jabs on the NHS. "Basically, this is a vaccine that can do other things", said the CDC's Jernigan. Unison head of health Sara Gorton said: "We need to understand why vaccination rates vary so muc... [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel Awarded to Biologists for Taking the Reins on Evolution

In this May 24, 2016 file photo, United States biochemical engineer Frances Arnold receives the Millennium Technology Prize 2016 during the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland. The first such drug created from this method, adalimumab, was approved in 2002 and is now used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a statement . [Full Article...]

Rebels reject Russian presence in Idlib buffer zone

Rebels reject Russian presence in Idlib buffer zone The pullback is in line with a plan agreed this month between regime ally Russian Federation and rebel backer Turkey to avert a large-scale government offensive on Idlib province and surrounding rebel territory, which included setting up a demilitarised zone. [Full Article...]

Texas Resort Closes After Man Dies from Brain-eating Bacteria

Texas Resort Closes After Man Dies from Brain-eating Bacteria Fabrizio Stabile came down with a "severe headache" while mowing his lawn in Ventnor, NJ., on September 16. In one week, almost $23,000 has been raised to start the Fabrizio Stabile Foundation for Naegleria Fowleri Awareness, according to the GoFundMe page . [Full Article...]

Limiting screen time improves cognition

Limiting screen time improves cognition Children between the ages of eight and 11, who spent a lot of time on electronic devices, were found to have a 5% lower cognitive function than others in their age range. Based on that, the study showed that these children were able to score better on the puzzle cognitive tests. The researchers found that kids in the USA average 3.6 hours a day using digital devices, in their study of 4,500 chil... [Full Article...]

Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy Allison and Honjo discovered two different "brake" proteins that act slightly differently. The therapies based on their research has proved to be more effective in fighting cancer cells. Last year's prize went to three Americans for work in identifying genes and proteins that work in the body's biological clock, which affects functions such as sleep patterns, blood pressure and eating habits. [Full Article...]

World's first human case of rat disease discovered

World's first human case of rat disease discovered For the first time ever, a strain of hepatitis E that heretofore only affected rats and ferrets has infected a human. Doctors say the patient who contracted the so-called rat hepatitis is now cured, CNN reports . Symptoms include fever, vomiting and jaundice, and in rare cases liver failure. It can not be spread through sex or sharing needles like other forms of the virus, but has been cau... [Full Article...]

Waco wave pool closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

Waco wave pool closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' According to the CDC , Naegleria fowleri infections are rare, with just 34 reported between 2008 and 2017. "BSR Surf Resort operates a state of the art artificial man-made wave". Infections most typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater, but in "very rare instances", it can also occur in contaminated water from sources such as "inadequately chlorinated swimming poo... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh, "I Like Beer": Twitter Reactions and Memes

Brett Kavanaugh, During the hearing, Klobuchar had said she understands alcohol abuse, as her father is an alcoholic, and asked Kavanaugh if he'd ever blacked out while drinking. "I was truly just trying to get to the bottom of the facts and the evidence", Kavanaugh said. Klobuchar, asked about the possibility of impeaching Kavanaugh if he's confirmed, said she's not even thinking about that yet, because some Re... [Full Article...]


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