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Scientists test 'beer before wine and you'll feel fine' hangover theory

Scientists test 'beer before wine and you'll feel fine' hangover theory They range from the "hair of the dog", the belief that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink, to the greasy morning-after meal that supposedly "soaks up" the alcohol . Changing the order of drinks made no significant difference to hangover scores, which were measured using a questionnaire, the study found. 'The only reliable way of predicting how miserable you'll feel the next... [Full Article...]

MIT scientists develop tortoise-shaped pill to deliver insulin

MIT scientists develop tortoise-shaped pill to deliver insulin That's why insulin - a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar - has to be delivered by injection. Robert S. Langer , senior study author commented on the impact of the findings in a recent press release: "We are really hopeful that this new type of capsule could someday help diabetic patients and perhaps anyone who requires therapies that can now only be given by injection or infusion", The m... [Full Article...]

CDC Plans on-the-Ground 'HIV Elimination Teams' for Trump Plan

CDC Plans on-the-Ground 'HIV Elimination Teams' for Trump Plan Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in March 2017 that it was possible to end the AIDS in less than seven years. Last week, Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order to take action to end the HIV epidemic and reduce health disparities by ensuring the state is investing in agencies, programs, and services that work to end the HIV epidemi... [Full Article...]

Governor Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

Governor Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff In retirement, Dingell remained engaged on Twitter, where he was a prolific critic of President Donald Trump . She said in a statement that Dingell died peacefully at his home in Dearborn, Mich. They'll be lowered until sunset Saturday. His investigations also led to the resignation of Reagan's first environmental protection chief and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gors... [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak declared in Philippines

Measles outbreak declared in Philippines The three new cases include a woman in her 20s, who came in contact with a measles patient living in northern Taiwan, confirmed as an imported case from Vietnam on January 16, and another two imported cases - one man in his 30s from Haiphong City, Vietnam and a 7-year-old girl from Manila, the Philippines, according to a CDC statement. [Full Article...]

Measles case confirmed in Denton County

Measles case confirmed in Denton County There were no new confirmed cases of measles Tuesday - the first time in weeks. Washington and OR are among 17 states that allow non-medical exemptions from vaccination requirements for school entry, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures . [Full Article...]

Washington measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant

Washington measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant Measles is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person or through the air when the infected person coughs or sneezes. The orders represent only state-supplied vaccines requested through the federal Vaccines for Children program, which provides free immunizations to children who otherwise couldn't afford them. [Full Article...]

Occasional cannabis may boost men's fertility, new study suggests

Occasional cannabis may boost men's fertility, new study suggests However, a new study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, involving more than 600 men had surprising results. The team at Harvard tested 662 men who were enrolled at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center between 2000 and 2017. [Full Article...]

Health officials say 5 cases of measles confirmed in Texas

Anyone born since 1978 who is unsure if they have received two doses of a measles containing vaccine, such as MMR, should speak with their GP. Three Multnomah County youths have measles , bringing Oregon's total of measles cases to four. [Full Article...]

Women's brains are 3 years 'younger' than men's, study suggests

Women's brains are 3 years 'younger' than men's, study suggests The study came after Goyal and a team of researchers studied the brain scans of 205 people whose ages ranged from 20 to 82. Goyal said , "We don't see brain aging itself as something that needs to be "halted" He added that, "what we need to understand is how brain aging contributes to diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and why some people are more or less resilient to developing Alzheimer's an... [Full Article...]

'Shocking' rise in obesity-related cancers among young adults

'Shocking' rise in obesity-related cancers among young adults Experts said more research is needed to explore what is causing the rising rates because this study does not prove obesity is the only reason. In contrast to obesity-related cancers, rates of most of the 18 non-obesity related cancers did not increase among young adults during the study period. [Full Article...]

Washington measles outbreak climbs while other states grapple with the disease

Washington measles outbreak climbs while other states grapple with the disease The reason, according to an article in the Hartford Courant , is that the majority of Connecticut's population has been vaccinated. It could be just a matter of time before the public health emergency over measles in Washington state affects Montana. [Full Article...]

CDC study: Many children are overdoing it on the toothpaste

CDC study: Many children are overdoing it on the toothpaste This can cause dental fluorosis , white marks and discoloration of teeth. Despite what we know about the benefits of fluoride , there is a limit to how much toothpaste you should be squeezing onto your brush. Young kids may push for independence in brushing their teeth, but kids' toothpaste tastes sweet. The CDC suggested parents and caregivers make sure children brush their teeth often enough... [Full Article...]

Monday marks World Cancer Day

Monday marks World Cancer Day Importantly, and as the theme of this year's World Cancer Day - 'I am and I will' - emphasizes, each of us can be a changemaker. A new 3-year campaign started under the slogan: " I am and I will be", reported NOVA TV. To make that happen, effective cancer screening services must be available at both secondary and primary facilities, while health workers must be trained to identify the sig... [Full Article...]

Vaping more effective than nicotine patches at helping smokers quit

Vaping more effective than nicotine patches at helping smokers quit The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the debate in the USA, where the Food and Drug Administration has come under pressure to more tightly regulate the burgeoning industry amid a surge in teenage vaping. [Full Article...]

Widespread flu activity reported

More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu. 26, health officials reported a total of 24 children whose deaths were associated with the flu this season, compared with more than 80 pediatric deaths as of the same time period last season. [Full Article...]

Vaping May Pose Big Risk for Smoking in Otherwise 'Low-Risk' Kids

Vaping May Pose Big Risk for Smoking in Otherwise 'Low-Risk' Kids A study cited by the National Institutes of Health showed that e-cigarettes do generate second-hand exposure to nicotine, but do not generate any second-hand exposure to the toxicants found in combustible tobacco. "Yet, instead of an official statement or press release about this new United Kingdom study ( none appear on the FDA website ) or any statement about how adult smokers need to swit... [Full Article...]

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak. If you suspect you have the measles or have been exposed to the virus, the CDC advises people to call their doctor immediately. Officials say the vast majority of people who have been infected are likely children of parents who decided not to have them vaccinated. The vaccine itself is incredible effe... [Full Article...]

Northwest US measles cases prompt look at vaccine exemptions

Northwest US measles cases prompt look at vaccine exemptions Liberal-leaning OR and Washington have some of the nation's highest statewide vaccine exemption rates, driven in part by low vaccination levels in scattered communities and at some private and alternative schools. Officials haven't yet determined how the measles outbreak started. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. [Full Article...]

Cancer Cure Just One Year Away, Scientists Claim

The new treatment called MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) is more like a cancer antibiotic, said Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies CEO Dr. Ilan Morad. "We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer", Aridor told the paper. [Full Article...]


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