High potency marijuana, daily use 'strongly linked' to psychosis

Researchers at King's College in London and others analyzed data gathered from 11 areas in Europe and Brazil from May 2010 to April 2015. The researchers then took over 900 patients with psychosis and compared them to a control group of healthy p... More..

by | Published 2 hours ago
Hot tea linked to increased risk of esophageal cancer
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hot tea linked to increased risk of esophageal cancer

Dr Farhad Islami, who led the study from the American Cancer Society , said it is 'advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking.' Brits prefer to drink tea at an average temperature of 56 ...More..

Women who drink fewer sugary drinks at lower risk of early death
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Women who drink fewer sugary drinks at lower risk of early death

The study also found that drinking artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) per day could help in lowering the risk of premature death. "Drinking water in place of sugary drinks is a healthy choice that c...More..

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

With the recent changes in the cardiovascular guidelines by the American College of Cardiology (ACC ) and the American Heart Association (AHA ), Bayer realizes there may be confusion around the appropriate ...More..

Another Top Drug, Aspirin, No Longer Recommended For Heart Attack Prevention
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Another Top Drug, Aspirin, No Longer Recommended For Heart Attack Prevention

Blumenthal said that it is more important to change lifestyle and dietary habits, alongside regular physician consultations, to manage blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar . "Aspirin should be limited t...More..

Eggs linked to increased cholesterol, risk of heart disease in new study
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Eggs linked to increased cholesterol, risk of heart disease in new study

The large, long-running study - published today (March 15) in the journal JAMA - found that eating three to four eggs per week was linked to a 6 percent increase in a person's risk of developing heart dise...More..

Nigeria's HIV Prevalence Drops to Under 2%
by | Sunday, March 17, 2019

Nigeria's HIV Prevalence Drops to Under 2%

The new data differentiate HIV prevalence by state, indicating an epidemic that is having a greater impact in certain areas of the country. About 3.2 million persons are now living with the virus in the count...More..

Senate Democrats: Working families would be hurt by 2020 budget proposal
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

Senate Democrats: Working families would be hurt by 2020 budget proposal

While announcing his presidential bid in June 2015, Trump said he would "save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts". "This includes cuts to mandatory spending", Russell T. The latest Trump bu...More..

New non-invasive imaging device can quickly detect signs of Alzheimer's disease
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

New non-invasive imaging device can quickly detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

The differences in density were statistically significant after researchers controlled for factors including age, sex, and level of education. They found the blood vessel network was less dense in the Alzheim...More..

Travel advisory issued for Japan over measles outbreak
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Travel advisory issued for Japan over measles outbreak

Measles outbreaks in the United States, triggered when unvaccinated people travel here from other countries, are ongoing in New York, Washington, and Texas. Timely measles and rubella surveillance is critical t...More..

California patient family infuriated over learning father's death via robot video
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

California patient family infuriated over learning father's death via robot video

Wilharm was sitting by her grandfather's bedside in the ICU of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont, California , last Monday night when the machine rolled into their room and a doctor , appearin...More..

Unvaccinated Oregon boy had ‘severe’ tetanus
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Unvaccinated Oregon boy had ‘severe’ tetanus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . A 6-year old boy in Oregan fell and got a cut on his head while playing. His parents cleaned and stitched up the wound at home. The CDC recommends that children re...More..

A Second Person Is 'Cured' of HIV. But What Does That Mean?
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

A Second Person Is 'Cured' of HIV. But What Does That Mean?

The case of the so-called "Dusseldorf patient" was reported at a scientific conference this week, but doctors said their remission is still at an early stage. "Other HIV coreceptors exist besides CCR5, so suc...More..

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

The London patient , whose case is set to be presented at a medical conference in Seattle on Tuesday, has asked his medical team not to reveal his name, age, nationality or other details. Other attempts had ...More..

Finland's entire government resigns after breakdown of agreement on welfare state reform
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Finland's entire government resigns after breakdown of agreement on welfare state reform

According to the head of Sipila's Centre Party parliamentary group, the prime minister stepped down after a reform of the health care system failed. Observers said it will not make much difference as its term...More..

DRC Should Treat Ebola As Epidemic Rather Than Security Issue - MSF President
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

DRC Should Treat Ebola As Epidemic Rather Than Security Issue - MSF President

The second largest Ebola outbreak in history is now taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo . Liu warned that growing reliance on the security services to bring people to treatment centres was spurr...More..

Facebook is taking steps to reduce misinformation on vaccines
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

Facebook is taking steps to reduce misinformation on vaccines

On Instagram, recommended content on vaccinations that could contain wrong information would not show up in the Explore tab and hashtag pages. These groups and pages will not be included in recommendations or i...More..

FDA Approves Ketamine Nasal Spray for Severe Depression
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

FDA Approves Ketamine Nasal Spray for Severe Depression

J&J's Spravato, which is chemically similar to commonly-abused ketamine , was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, making it the first new depression treatment in more than 30 years. I...More..

Anti-Vaxxers: Teen Rips Apart His Mother's Anti-Vax Views In Congress
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

Anti-Vaxxers: Teen Rips Apart His Mother's Anti-Vax Views In Congress

Lindenberger told the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions that after consulting research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization on vaccination...More..

London Patient Might Be Second to be Cured of HIV
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

London Patient Might Be Second to be Cured of HIV

Until now, Timothy Ray Brown from the U.S. was the only person thought to have been cured of HIV after undergoing a transplant in Berlin 12 years ago. Prof Ravindra Gupta cited the unethical research by the...More..

New Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

New Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism

There's strong new evidence that a common childhood vaccine is safe. The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in question is a two-dose course that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention touts as 97...More..

Eli Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Eli Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog

The move comes amid outcry over high drug prices . Prior to that, Senator Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden launched an investigation over insulin prices, by shooting letters to leading pharma companies i...More..

Second Patient Cleared of the Virus That Causes AIDS
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Second Patient Cleared of the Virus That Causes AIDS

After Brown's case, scientists tried for 12 years to copy the result with other HIV-positive cancer patients. The London patient , who has chosen to remain anonymous , told The New York Timesin an email t...More..

A Second Person May Have Just Been Cured of HIV
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

A Second Person May Have Just Been Cured of HIV

The man stopped taking antiretroviral drugs 18 months ago. "Although this is not a viable large-scale strategy for a cure, it does represent a critical moment", said Anton Pozniak, president of the Internat...More..

States Ready Lawsuits to Block New Trump Administration Abortion Policy
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

States Ready Lawsuits to Block New Trump Administration Abortion Policy

The suit comes after California filed a lawsuit Monday against the gag on Title X funding going to abortion groups. Trump administration officials have told abortion opponents that they expected a numbe...More..