Seniors: Which flu shot is right for you?

But physicians point out some flu protection is better than none. To locate a vaccination site that offers both flu and pneumonia shots, visit Vaccines.gov and type in your ZIP code. All health department influenza vaccines are preservative fre... More..

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Cannabis more 'toxic' to teenage brains than alcohol
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Cannabis more 'toxic' to teenage brains than alcohol

The Ste-Justine Hospital-Université de Montreal study discovered damage to primary cognitive functions that have been more intense than the ones triggered by alcohol use. The scientists estimated to what exte...More..

Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Bone Health, According To Huge Study
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Bone Health, According To Huge Study

Vitamin D supplements have always been recommended to seniors for treating and preventing the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis . The study authors said clinical guidelines that recommend vitamin D suppleme...More..

Black Women Face High Risk, Dangers And Death Rates With Breast Cancer
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Black Women Face High Risk, Dangers And Death Rates With Breast Cancer

In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the US, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer . Both her grandmother and mother ...More..

Hugs make you feel better after a fight, United States researchers find
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Hugs make you feel better after a fight, United States researchers find

Severe or repeated distress from arguments can build up feelings of anxiety, paranoia, loneliness, and depression. "Interpersonal touch is associated with increased attachment security, greater perceived part...More..

Surgeon Operates On Eight-Year-Old Patient's Teddy Bear
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Surgeon Operates On Eight-Year-Old Patient's Teddy Bear

Dr Daniel McNeely couldn't say no and now photos of him patching up the teddy bear has been melting hearts online. McNeely was happy to reunite the boy with his stuffed animal, and said the small gesture was ...More..

Another study raises questions about your daily glass(es) of alcohol
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Another study raises questions about your daily glass(es) of alcohol

Lead author Dr Sarah Hartz said it may be helpful to advise people at risk of heart disease to drink occasionally but encourage those susceptible to cancer to avoid it altogether. When it comes to those who hav...More..

Australia to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Australia to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035

In December 2017, organized cervical screening in Australia transitioned from cytology-based screening every 2 years for women aged from 18-20 years to 69 years, to primary HPV testing every 5 years for women a...More..

Texas Surf Resort Closed for 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' Testing
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Texas Surf Resort Closed for 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' Testing

Naegleria fowleri ), which is also called the " brain eater". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing at BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri , which is commonly referred to ...More..

Breast Cancer the Most Widely Spread Form in Palestine
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Breast Cancer the Most Widely Spread Form in Palestine

BC Cancer Breast Screening provides free screening mammograms for eligible BC women age 40 and up. Cancer is scary, but people like Judy Jewell can give others a sense of control with as little as a simple co...More..

Study Says Artificial Sweeteners Are Destroying Your Insides
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Study Says Artificial Sweeteners Are Destroying Your Insides

The new research, led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, discovered toxins are released when gut bacteria was exposed to the sweeteners. That said , th...More..

More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents

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 a...More..

Treating E-cigarettes as cigarettes could lead to misguided research: NU
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Treating E-cigarettes as cigarettes could lead to misguided research: NU

Juuls are trendy, USB-shaped vaporizers that provide a quick dose of nicotine to users. "With respect to the role of shared risk factors, ARCL models indicated that trajectories of both electronic cigarette u...More..

1 in 3 USA adults eat fast food each day
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

1 in 3 USA adults eat fast food each day

Between 2013 and 2016, some 37 per cent of adults said they'd consumed fast food in the past 24 hours. "These findings remind us that fast food companies have figured out a way to conveniently fit into our da...More..

Hamilton County Health Department urges everyone to get a flu shot
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Hamilton County Health Department urges everyone to get a flu shot

Speaking at a news conference hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases on Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams stressed that flu vaccines save lives and that it was not just about...More..

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Medicine for cancer therapy
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Medicine for cancer therapy

James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won the Nobel on Monday for identifying two different brakes on the immune system which, when turned off, allow the body´s defence system to...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter

Arnold, only the fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel, was awarded half of the 9 million Swedish crown ($1 million) prize while fellow American Smith and Winter of Britain shared the other half. Smith's resea...More..

More Than 80,000 Died From Flu in U.S. Last Winter
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

More Than 80,000 Died From Flu in U.S. Last Winter

Last year, that included the H1N1, or swine flu. In Alberta there were more than 3,000 hospitalizations and 92 flu-related deaths, the second highest total since reliable statistics started being collected abou...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H Arnold and the other half jointly to George P Smith and Sir Gregory P Winter for their wor...More..

Man killed by ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after swimming in Texas wave pool
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Man killed by ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after swimming in Texas wave pool

Fabrizio Stabile came down with a "severe headache" while mowing his lawn in Ventnor, NJ., on September 16. There have been no reports of other illnesses, and Naegleria fowleri infection does not spread fro...More..