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Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Health apps: do they do more harm than good? 184 Almost 20% of smartphone users have one or more applications on their device that helps them track or manage their health. It is estimated that by next year, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a health app. There […]

Gut bacteria’s fatty acid boosts immune system, reducing inflammation

Gut bacteria’s fatty acid boosts immune system, reducing inflammation

Gut bacteria’s fatty acid boosts immune system, reducing inflammation 44 Researchers in Japan have carried out a mouse study that reveals a mechanism through which gut bacteria influence the immune system’s role in reducing inflammation. The mechanism works via a fatty acid known as butyrate, which results when the bacteria […]

New wearable device uses breathing patterns to track state of mind

New wearable device uses breathing patterns to track state of mind

New wearable device uses breathing patterns to track state of mind 4 Personal health monitoring is a rapidly expanding business. Through the proliferation of “apps” on mobile devices, we are now able to monitor just about anything we want to, with updates provided for us on our smartphones and notifications […]

Fecal Transplant Programs Coming Online

Fecal Transplant Programs Coming Online

Fecal Transplant Programs Coming Online VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 2 Matthew Gable, right, plays with his mom in their Ormond Beach home. VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 2 Dr. Federico Laham demonstrate a biosafety cabinet where fecal transplants are prepared. Listen Listening… / 4:17 Matthew Gable held on for 10 weeks […]

Omega-3 helps ward off rheumatoid arthritis

Omega-3 helps ward off rheumatoid arthritis

Omega-3 helps ward off rheumatoid arthritis 4.51 If people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis consume more omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and fish-oil supplements, they can probably decrease their chance of developing the disease, according to research published in Rheumatology. Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain, damage and, ultimately, disability. According […]

Why Older People Lose Their Memory

Why Older People Lose Their Memory

Why Older People Lose Their Memory 44 The stereotype of the old forgetful person whose memory often fails him is widely held, but the reason for its appearance was never really pinpointed. Much like gray hair and wrinkles, it was just thought to be part of growing old. Now new […]

What is low blood pressure? What is hypotension?

What is low blood pressure? What is hypotension?

What is low blood pressure? What is hypotension? 47113 Low blood pressure is also known as hypotension. For millions of people who suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) hypotension may seem great. If symptoms are mild hypotension usually requires no treatment. However, it can cause serious heart disorders, fainting and […]

Is flavored tobacco to blame for teen smoking?

Is flavored tobacco to blame for teen smoking?

Is flavored tobacco to blame for teen smoking? 4 It is a well-known fact that cigarette smoking carries with it significant health risks, but the younger a person starts smoking, the more problems it can cause. Now, a new study suggests flavored tobacco products may be the main culprit in […]

Food container plastics linked to hypertension

Food container plastics linked to hypertension

Food container plastics linked to hypertension 51,179 Chemicals supposed to be safe replacements for harmful chemicals in plastics are linked to hypertension and insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, find scientists from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Small rises in blood pressure were linked to the chemicals […]

Antibiotic treatment can be followed by intestinal infections. Why?

Antibiotic treatment can be followed by intestinal infections. Why?

Antibiotic treatment can be followed by intestinal infections. Why? 5 Stanford University School of Medicine scientists explain why two potentially deadly pathogens get a foothold in the forbidding environment of the gut following antibiotic treatment. The researchers wrote in the journal Nature that their findings may help identify ways to […]

Why you should never make a decision when you are hungry

Why you should never make a decision when you are hungry

Why you should never make a decision when you are hungry 4.5 Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have pinned down a hormone that is produced when we are hungry that interferes with rationality and decision-making. Rats given the hormone ghrelin were more likely to act on […]

Embryonic Parasitic Twin Removed From 9-Year-Old Girl’s Stomach

Embryonic Parasitic Twin Removed From 9-Year-Old Girl’s Stomach

Embryonic Parasitic Twin Removed From 9-Year-Old Girl’s Stomach 4.5 Doctors at the General Hospital in the Greek city of Larissa said yesterday, Thursday, that they had successfully removed an embryonic parasitic twin from the stomach of a 9-year-old girl. The girl, whose family asked that she not be named, was […]

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Leprosy is a slow-growing bacterial infection that can have severe health consequences if left unchecked. It attacks the immune and nervous systems, leading to significant disfigurement. With modern drug-based interventions, leprosy is entirely curable; the World Health Organization (WHO) and other groups are focused on […]

Could too much green tea be harmful to health?

Could too much green tea be harmful to health?

Could too much green tea be harmful to health? 3.54 For centuries, green tea has been hailed for its numerous health benefits. But according to a new study, the beverage could do more harm than good if consumed in large amounts. Researchers suggest drinking too much green tea may be […]

Yoga, Blood Pressure, and Health

Yoga, Blood Pressure, and Health

Yoga, Blood Pressure, and Health 41 Yoga is a mind-body therapy based on movement. Over the last few years, research into the potential health benefits of yoga, especially regarding blood pressure, have unearthed some tantalizing results. In this article, we will cover some of the most recent research that investigates […]

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations Having a local team in the Super Bowl means a greater risk of death from influenza among those aged over 65 years, according to research published in the American Journal of Health Economics. Sharing food can encourage flu virus transmission, researchers warn. […]

Bacterial resistance to ‘last-resort’ antibiotic reaches the U.S.

Bacterial resistance to ‘last-resort’ antibiotic reaches the U.S.

Bacterial resistance to ‘last-resort’ antibiotic reaches the U.S. 5 The threat of a “post-antibiotic era” has moved closer to reality, after the first case of resistance to the “last-resort” antibiotic colistin has been identified in the United States. Researchers identified the colistin-resistant gene mcr-1 in a woman with a urinary […]