America Is Worried About Antibiotic Resistance

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — A majority of Americans believe the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance is real and pressing, a new survey shows. The survey of more than 1,000 adults found that 65 percent believe antibiotic resistance is a public health problem, and 81 percent are worried that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult to treat or […]

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What One Airline Is Doing to Accommodate Passengers With Nut Allergies

With all of the rules and regulations currently in place, air travel can be frustrating. If you are one of the 15 million Americans with a food allergy, it can be extra stressful. The good news is that one airline is hoping to make the process a little easier. American Airlines will soon allow early boarding for passengers with peanut […]

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Autism is associated with zinc deficiency in early development—now a study links the two

The emergence of autism in children has not only been linked to genes encoding synaptic proteins—among others—but also environmental insults such as zinc deficiency. Although it is unclear whether zinc deficiency contributes to autism, scientists have now defined in detail a possible mechanistic link. Their research shows how zinc shapes the connections or ‘synapses’ between brain cells that form during […]

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Sitting is the new Smoking? This myth we need to dispel!

Countless recent publications claim that sitting is the new Smoking. From 2012 to 2016, the amount of media devoted to this subject has increased in 12 times. Moreover, the propagation of this myth also involved some respected academic and clinical institutions. However, an international team of researchers, based on the analysis of scientific data, has denied the allegation. Material published […]

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Krokodil: how ‘flesh-eating zombie drug’ is causing a global crisis

Desomorphine has been in the news lately. Never heard of it? That’s quite possible. But you may well have heard its street name: “Krokodil.” However you know it, it’s a cheap substitute for heroin that has been widely branded a “flesh-eating zombie drug” – and it’s bad news. There are two reasons for its horrific reputation, one related to desomorphine […]

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Himalayan salt or Fleur de Sel: Are the luxury products healthier than table salt?

In supermarkets, the variety of special salts is getting bigger and bigger. But there are actually large differences, or salt is the same salt? FOCUS Online explains what ingredients are incorporated in different types and whether or not there really are healthier options. Sea salt, rock salt, or luxury variants, such as Himalayan salt and black lava salt increases the […]

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“We finally came from the state of understanding that cancer is a challenge for all”

Russian Oncology needs a major upgrade – from organization and financing to training programs of doctors, experts say: in the Public chamber leading oncologists and patient community discussed prospects of the National cancer strategy. Funding for the Russian health care system is inefficient and does not always produce the desired results, and the actions of its members don’t agree to […]

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To ward off fatty liver, breast is best for mom

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who breastfed a child or children for six months or more are at lower risk for developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) years later during mid-life. With no other current prevention options aside from a healthy lifestyle, they say the finding may represent […]

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Herpes: what is this disease

According to the world health organization, 95% of adults and 50% of children infected with the herpes virus. Most of them do not realize it. Why this virus is still no vaccine or medications? And is it possible at all to create? Let’s see what the research say. What is herpes? There are two main types of herpes: oral (HSV-1) […]

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A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you’re diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose eating habits before their cancer diagnosis most closely matched American Cancer Society dietary guidelines had a 22 percent […]

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