Both Bacteria and Viruses Can Cause Pneumonia, But One Is Much...

CHICAGO — Pneumonia caused by bacterial infections poses a much greater threat to the heart than pneumonia caused by viral infections, a new study suggests. Patients in the study who were diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia had a higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death, compared with patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, the researchers found.…

Chronic pot use may have serious effects on the brain, experts...

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 11, 2018 / 6:24 PM GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D.As marijuana legalization builds momentum across the United States — with Michigan becoming the latest state to allow recreational use by adults — researchers are…

10 ways World War I changed the world 100 years ago

By Marianne Scully | mscully@advancelocal.com | Posted November 11, 2018 at 07:00 AM Hulton Archive 29th April 1917: Scottish troops advancing in the attack near Arras, during the Battle of the Somme. British troops suffered record loss of life on the first day of the battle with 57,470 casualties. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) For…

If you have not gotten your flu shot yet, now might...

Rambhia noted that physicians often want to vaccinate patients who come in for annual or biannual visits during the summer because they might not have the opportunity otherwise when it would be more optimally timed. "The CDC is encouraging earlier vaccination because of that potentially lost opportunity for people who might not seek the vaccine…

164 sickened and one dead in ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn't have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill in 35 states, with the most recent case being reported on Oct. 20. No products have been recalled, and the agency hasn't recommended that people…

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and...

The National Institutes of Health funded the trial, which recruited 25,871 healthy American men and women age 50 or older, including 5,106 African-Americans. Study participants were split into four groups and randomly assigned to take supplements or placebos, and they were followed for 5.3 years on average. One group took 2,000 IUs (international units) of…

Antibiotics are useless against viral infections: Overuse can cause bacterial resistance

Education of doctors and patients is the key to rational use. Doctors should understand their role to conserve antibiotics and use them wisely. Patients should understand antibiotics are not required in the majority of trivial infections and not demand them from doctors and pharmacists. Come November each year, the spotlight falls on a very pertinent…

Street level activists are leading the fight against fentanyl deaths —...

St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction sits on a busy section of Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, in the shadow of an elevated train track. Inside the facility, patrons can come in from the cold, get a hot meal, and sit in a recliner watching TV or chatting with friends. In one corner, people can…

If you have high blood pressure by this age, you’re more...

High blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease. But if you have the condition at a young age, your chances may be even higher. » RELATED: Study: Eat dinner at this time to avoid diabetes, hypertension Researchers from Duke University recently conducted a study, published in JAMA, to explore hypertension in younger adults based…

Researchers Develop Low-Cost Cellphone-Based Tool To Detect HIV

Traditional virus monitoring methods for HIV are expensive, requiring the use of PCR A team of researchers has developed a portable and low-cost mobile diagnostic tool, utilising a cellphone and nanotechnology, that can detect HIV viruses and monitor their management in resource-limited regions. The management of HIV, an autoimmune disorder that cripples the immune system…

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