Epidemics

Mechanism That Drives Obesity Epidemic Identified

Mechanism That Drives Obesity Epidemic Identified

39 minutes ago   |   Medindia Health

A molecular trick that kept our ancient ancestors from starving may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic, found new study.
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Anti-starvation trick that saved our ancestors may underlie obesity epidemic

10 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

A molecular 'trick' that kept our ancient ancestors from starving may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic, a new study finds.
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Weight loss mediates CV damage of fatty liver in diabetes

12 hours ago   |   Healio

PHILADELPHIA - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an “unrecognized epidemic” among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a speaker at the Heart in Diabetes...
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Oklahoma Lawyers at Trial's End Say Opioid 'Kingpin' J&J Fueled Epidemic

13 hours ago   |   Medscape

Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid...
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WHO's 'Treat All' HIV recommendation widely adopted globally

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

Faced with a global epidemic of HIV, the World Health Organization advised back in 2015 that a new health policy, summed up as “Treat All”, be adopted in all health facilities...
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Male fertility warning: Chemicals in household items can damage sperm in men, dogs

Male fertility warning: Chemicals in household items can damage sperm in men, dogs

1 day ago   |   Natural News

In the past eighty years, sperm quality has fallen by 50 percent, beckoning an infertility epidemic among men. Sperm can only be created when there is a healthy balance of...
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NASH update: Expert opinions on awareness, potential therapeutics

1 day ago   |   Healio

Many experts consider the rising rates of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis to be nearing “epidemic levels” and, as such, will require increased awareness among both physicians and...
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Population density, water balance influence hepatitis E outbreaks

1 day ago   |   Healio

Researchers found that population density and water balance were key factors influencing the occurrence of hepatitis E outbreaks, according to a study published in Nature. To...
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Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan

1 day ago   |   NY Times

False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.
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Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order

1 day ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration...
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Nanotechnology Treatment Shows Promise Against Multiple Sclerosis, Stated Study

Nanotechnology Treatment Shows Promise Against Multiple Sclerosis, Stated Study

Nanotechnology treatment was found to reverse multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice, said new research. Read more ...

New Blood Test Helps Predict Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

New Blood Test Helps Predict Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

A simple and special blood test may help predict if a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient will likely relapse years later. Read more ...

Reducing burnout and stress symptoms with rhodiola

Reducing burnout and stress symptoms with rhodiola

Researchers from Germany and Austria have found that the flowering herb Rhodiola rosea can be used to improve symptoms of patients with burnout syndrome. In their study, which... Read more ...

Alabama father-of-eight is in the ICU with a flesh-eating infection after...

Alabama father-of-eight is in the ICU with a flesh-eating infection after kayaking

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Ricky Rutherford, 41, contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection after kayaking in Alabama. Doctors had to cut a six-inch piece of flesh out of... Read more ...

Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria after a 10 minute swim

Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria after a 10 minute swim

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Amanda Edwards was only swimming for about 10 minutes, but the bacterial infection she contracted could have cost her a leg for the rest of her life. Read more ...

How we evolved to be obese: Over-eating turns on fat-saving protein

How we evolved to be obese: Over-eating turns on fat-saving protein

The RAGE protein is activated by stress and the threat of starvation, making our bodies conserve fat to burn later, It helped us in early human history, but now may make us... Read more ...

Trump's Abortion ‘Gag Rule' Has Gone Into Effect - Here's What That Means

Trump's Abortion ‘Gag Rule' Has Gone Into Effect - Here's What That Means

Federally funded health care clinics are no longer required to discuss abortion, and family planning funds are at stake in new ruling The Trump administration proposed an... Read more ...

Living in a polluted and busy area could raise your risk of old-age...

Living in a polluted and busy area could raise your risk of old-age depression by a third

People aged 50 and over had worse mental health if they lived in areas with toxic area and noise, a study by the University of Edinburgh found. Read more ...

Scientists discover new cell that could 'regenerate' diseased hearts

Scientists discover new cell that could 'regenerate' diseased hearts

University of Calgary scientists have discovered a new immune cell in the fluid surrounding the heart that helps the organ 'heal itself.' They think the cells could be... Read more ...

Statins Under-prescribed to Prevent Cardiac Diseases: Study

Statins Under-prescribed to Prevent Cardiac Diseases: Study

Significant treatment gap is present in managing patients who are at risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Read more ...