Popular keto diet could put you at risk of type 2 diabetes

When the liver is unable to respond to normal levels of insulin to control blood sugar, this could prompt an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. A ketogenic diet mimics what happens when the body is starved of carbs. If this system is impaired and... More..

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A diverse diet may not be the healthiest way to go

Eating a diverse range of foods as part of your diet, as often recommended by health professionals, may not be as healthy as we think, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Circulation . ...More..

Invasive longhorned tick found for the first time in NYC
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Invasive longhorned tick found for the first time in NYC

The scientific name is Haemaphysalis longicornis , but it is probably better known as the longhorned tick . In other countries, the longhorned tick is known to transmit disease to both humans and livesto...More..

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Joseph Medical Center in Towson last spring when doctors told her she tested positive for the drug. You've probably heard it's a bad idea for a person to eat a poppy seed bagel before taking a drug test. Afte...More..

Degenerative eye conditions linked to Alzheimer’s in study
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Degenerative eye conditions linked to Alzheimer’s in study

People with eye conditions such age-related macular degeneration , diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma were found be at a higher risk of developing the degenerative brain disorder, which leads to cognitive decl...More..

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs

As part of the study, the men in couples who were seeking fertility treatments were quizzed about their underwear choices and which underwear do they usually prefer. "Were it not for the higher FSH levels, ...More..

CVS Health's MinuteClinic Offering New Virtual Care Service
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

CVS Health's MinuteClinic Offering New Virtual Care Service

CVS Health beat Wall Street expectations for the second-quarter, helped by rising prescription sales, though a almost $4 billion charge from one of the company's businesses led to a loss. Both figures beat exp...More..

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak

The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo's latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said vaccinations ...More..

Are You Becoming Victim of Snapchat Dysmorphia?
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Are You Becoming Victim of Snapchat Dysmorphia?

Studies have found that teen girls who alter their social media photos tend to be more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image use social media for validation, according to t...More..

4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

Although most people don't develop symptoms, approximately 20 percent of those infected will develop an infection known as West Nile Fever, according to the CDC. The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District hand...More..

Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic nomination for MI governor
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic nomination for MI governor

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican candidate for governor, speaks during a campaign stop in Lansing, Mich., July 31, 2018. She beat Abdul El-Sayed, the former director of Detroit's health d...More..

Henry Ford Hospital, GM ink direct contract for employee coverage
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Henry Ford Hospital, GM ink direct contract for employee coverage

The Detroit institutions announced the agreement on Monday to create GM's new "ConnectedCare" plan option that would bypass traditional insurers and allow the health system to deliver both healthcare management...More..

American Heart Association urges limiting screen time for kids
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

American Heart Association urges limiting screen time for kids

Stephen Daniels, a spokesman for the American Heart Association. "There is also evidence that screens are disrupting sleep quality, which can also increase the risk of obesity", Barnett said. It was suggested...More..

Australian man isolated with rare superbug
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Australian man isolated with rare superbug

It's thought the man, aged in his 70s, might have picked up the infection while in a United Kingdom hospital, Victoria's deputy chief health officer Brett Sutton says. Elderly people and babies are most vulne...More..

Wait, WHAT?! Does Priyanka Chopra want to play a MAN now?
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Wait, WHAT?! Does Priyanka Chopra want to play a MAN now?

So I had to teach myself that I had to be the most confident of the lot. "That's the next thing I want to do", added the actress, who also expressed a desire to do Broadway as she loves watching theatrical prod...More..

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby

This year's World Breastfeeding Week should help us to recommit to doing more to help every child, everywhere, realize the lifesaving benefits of breastfeeding , no matter where they live. Only thirty-three ...More..

Proposed Tobacco Bill receives mixed reaction
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Proposed Tobacco Bill receives mixed reaction

The proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill should not be passed or it will hurt business in taverns, restaurants and retailers, leading to job losses, say traders. Also, you c...More..

Selfies, filters may lead to body disorders
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Selfies, filters may lead to body disorders

The ability to make picture-perfect images is no longer reserved for models and celebrities. People's perceptions of beauty globally can trigger body dysmorphic disorder , warn researchers at the Boston Medic...More..

First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

A crow tested positive in Sarnia in late July. Lambton Public Health is encouraging residents to continue taking usual precautions to avoid mosquitoes and bites, as well as reducing mosquito breeding ground...More..

Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors

The team found that female survival rates rose as the percentage of female doctors working in the ER increased, especially if the physician in charge was male. But a heart attack in women often starts with hard...More..

Now, bacterial resistance to hand-rubs
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Now, bacterial resistance to hand-rubs

Infections caused by some types of drug-resistant bacteria, like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), subsequently went down. The team found that the strain has the potential to evade the eff...More..

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 33: Health ministry
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 33: Health ministry

In the DRC's last outbreak in western Equateur province, there were also "massive logistical constraints", says Mr Jašarević. The experimental vaccine, which is manufactured by Merck , proved successful duri...More..

‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’ has people seek plastic surgery to enhance their appearance
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’ has people seek plastic surgery to enhance their appearance

I can't do that". People with BDD may spend a lot of time comparing their looks with others', looking in or avoiding mirrors and going to great lengths to hide perceived flaws. Additional research has shown 5...More..

Cocaine deaths treble as purity rises and prices fall
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Cocaine deaths treble as purity rises and prices fall

The most risky version of the opioid, known as carfentanyl, was behind 27 accidental fatalities during the year - the first time it has been recorded in death certificates. "The big concern for us in relation t...More..

Pentagon Forbids Use of GPS Features in Fitness Apps
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Pentagon Forbids Use of GPS Features in Fitness Apps

Robert Manning III told reporters . "The rapidly evolving market of devices, applications, and services with geolocation capabilities presents a significant risk to the Department of Defense personnel on a...More..

Breastfeeding challenges: Paediatrician urges mothers to seek medical help early
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Breastfeeding challenges: Paediatrician urges mothers to seek medical help early

A new report by United Nations Children's Fund ( Unicef ) and World Health Organisation (WHO) reveals that an estimated 78 million babies - or every three in five babies - are not breastfed within the first hou...More..

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

Research shows that 82 per cent of people in this country support organ donation, but only 37 per cent have recorded their wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Asked by the news anchor whether it would give ...More..

WHO says woman's Ebola death in hospital was
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

WHO says woman's Ebola death in hospital was "trigger event"

Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town some 100 km (60 miles) from the Ugandan border, and 20 others have died of similar hemorrhagic fever symptoms without having been tested ...More..

Minister says men are starving babies by sucking their breast milk
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Minister says men are starving babies by sucking their breast milk

Inaugurating the World Breast Feeding Week celebration on Wednesday, health minister Mohammad Nasim said that the rate of breastfeeding kinds until they reach age of two was 87 per cent. The report noted th...More..

Lab-Grown Lungs Successfully Transplanted into Living Animals Without Any Complications
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Lab-Grown Lungs Successfully Transplanted into Living Animals Without Any Complications

Lung transplant lists are long, and suitable lungs are in short supply. The lungs, called "bioengineered lungs", were created using donor pigs' lungs. This left them with just the proteins of each lung - ess...More..