In the mid-1980s Edinburgh became known as the Aids capital of Europe. A new deadly disease, cheap heroin and the hardline attitudes of the authorities were the ingredients for a public health disaster.
(CNN) — The symptoms came on quickly. First it was hard to breathe, then dizzy spells caused by any amount of exertion. "Two months after the onset of the symptoms, I was unable to stand or walk for than
Harvard Medical School graduate and lecturer, Stephanie Taylor, is something of an Indiana Jones of medicine. She’s a determined scientist who can’t seem to sit still. Along with a resume full of accolades
Artificial stone used to make kitchen and bathroom countertops has been linked to cases of death and irreversible lung injury in workers who cut, grind and polish this increasingly popular material. The
Many people with asthma use inhalers to control the chronic inflammation in their lungs. But for those with more severe forms of the disease, the standard inhaled medication may not be enough to keep wheezing,
Eating a handful of almonds, walnuts, peanuts or any type of nut on a regular basis may help prevent excessive weight gain and even lower the risk of obesity, new research suggests. It may be that substituting
We can’t be productive without breaks. But far too many of us can’t seem to get away from our desks, even for just a few minutes. We’ve all had those days where we get to quitting time and realize we gotten
Plus, going to the original source has a wealth of other wellness benefits. If you've got stress in your life (who doesn't?), there's really no wrong way to combat it--any safe activity that can destroy
Concerns about the safety of post-Brexit imports mask a bigger issue: the hyper-intensive American farming model As sugar was to the 18th and 19th centuries, so chicken is to the 20th and 21st centuries.
Since I wrote this post three days ago, the number of potential cases of serious lung disease linked to e-cigarette use has more than doubled—and the outbreak is spreading. The CDC said today that it investigating
Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly told they are carrying dangerous mutations linked to cancer or other devastating