Medical Journals

Don’t overthink your exercise: just 2.5 hours per week of any kind could help you live longer

Walking to work and cleaning your house both qualify.<p>With the explosion of boutique gyms and spin classes and ultramarathons, it can feel like exercise should be both expensive and extreme. But researchers are finding that it really doesn’t seem to matter what kind of physical activity you do to …

Wellness

Parasitic worm squirms through teen's eye, damaging his vision

When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball.<p>The teen, who lives in a rural village, had gone to the doctor after three weeks of experiencing pain and decreasing vision in his right eye, according to …

Health

Kimmel Uses The ‘I” Word Against Louisiana Senator

Jimmy Kimmel reached deep into his basket of Southern smears during his Thursday night monologue. While referencing Republican Sen. John Neely …

Health Care

New research suggests there's a better way to lose weight — and it involves taking breaks from your diet

Diets are made to be broken.<p>A small new study suggests that extended periods of unbroken, strict eating aren't the best way to lose weight.<p>Instead, people in the study who took some time off of their diet lost more weight than peers who stuck to it, and kept more of the weight off for …

Weight Loss

Why the Liberals decided to take on small business corporations

The hottest political topic in Ottawa this fall is the Liberal government's proposed changes to corporate tax rules.<p>Well-organized campaigns led by business and professional organizations are urging the government to back down. Other voices, including prominent academic economists and labour …

Bill Morneau

A New Study Debunks the NRA’s Claim That Guns Protect Women

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, gun sales resumed a years-long sales slump that started before Barack Obama entered the White House. Stocks …

Gun Control

US Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

WASHINGTON: U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a …

ObamaCare

'Our people were experimented on': Indigenous sanatorium survivors recall medical tests

'It's an awful thing to think about': shock therapy, lungs removed as tuberculosis treatments<p>Florence Genaille was just a little girl in a Brandon, …

Medicine

Viewpoints: Nursing Homes And Hurricanes; Winning The War On Drugs

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization - The Cannifornian

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the opportunity Wednesday to once again express his opinion that legal sales of marijuana are not a positive …

Cannabis

Doctors: No

Physicians rarely agree on anything as strongly as they do that the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill is harmful.<p>It used to be that when a doctor gave a confident recommendation, patients trusted it. A skeptical person might seek a second opinion, or a third. When they all agreed, the best course …

Health Care

How binge-drinking in college could affect the rest of your life - MarketWatch

“Just one more.” Those words could cost you more than the price of a beer.<p>Heavy drinking just six times a month reduces the probability that a new …

Business

New Study: Sudden Death in Tri Hits This Age Group the Hardest

For years, researchers have struggled to understand why sudden cardiac death occurs during triathlon: is it because of panic attacks? Enlarged …

Research

Yep, It’s Not Just In Your Head. Science Confirms That Your Desk Job Is Slowly Killing You

You know how one says, 'my job will be the death of me'? Well, it really will be.<p>Don't want to sound morbid, but that desk job of yours is actually …

Wellness

6 Ways Technology Helped Me 'Hack' Getting Into Shape

Consider switching to a smart scale that integrates with your Fitbit app or your iPhone.<p>It's no secret that Americans are battling a number of sweeping lifestyle health epidemics: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) one in four Americans will die as a result of heart disease-related …

Annals of Internal Medicine

Is Your Desk Work Killing You? New Medical Research Says -- Maybe!

Do you run a small business which requires you to sit at a desk for long periods? Perhaps you’re a freelancer working from a desk at home, day in, …

Wellness

Radioactivity in food after a nuclear explosion

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Nuclear

Thrombophilia Testing and Venous Thrombosis

Testing for inherited thrombophilia is controversial, with some arguing that these tests should never be performed. In the United States, …

Medicine

New book warns climate change is making us sick

In 2008, Jay Lemery, MD, an emergency physician in Colorado, read a commentary about the effects of global climate change on human health. The author …

Ecology

Many drug companies fail to conduct timely safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

(Reuters Health) - In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market.<p>A new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that, in …

Pharma

Tax reform: It might not be much, but business owners and doctors can get federal mat leave benefits

All self-employed Canadians – including physicians and business owners – can opt into EI benefits to gain access to EI “special benefits” if they so …

Business (Canada)

New treatment for endometriosis on the horizon

Let’s face it: managing your period is a hassle. There’s the cramping, the bloating, the bleeding, and the feeling a little cranky. Not to mention …

Pain

Case 29-2017 — A 59-Year

A 59-year-old woman presented with progressive pain in her right thumb and both ankles. Examination revealed effusion of both ankle joints and pain …

Medicine

FDA Oversight of Postmarketing Studies — NEJM

To the Editor:<p>In their Perspective article in this issue of the <i>Journal,</i> Woloshin et al.1 raise concerns about the status of postmarketing studies …

FDA

Intraocular Infection with a Trematode — NEJM

Page Views<p>Page view data are collected daily and posted on the second day after collection. Page views include both html and pdf views of an …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Turning Prisoners Into Model Citizens … With Plastic Surgery

<i>In this original weeklong series,</i> The Plastics: The Changing Face of Cosmetic Surgery<i>, join OZY for a guided tour at the frontiers of enhancement,</i> …

Culture

5 Strong Reasons Why your Brain Loves Dancing !

Dance needs anticipation to meet the upcoming beat, creating a euphoric anticipation-reward-surprise pattern. When you dance you are in an altered …

The Brain

Low Fat is DEAD

In 1955, an American scientist known as Ancel Keys presented his Diet-lipid-heart disease hypothesis at a meeting of the World Health Organisation in …

Low Fat

Biotech Forum Daily Digest: Revisiting Neos Therapeutics After FDA Decision

Trading in biotech remains directionless early in the week as M&A activity continues to be dormant in the industry<p>Analysts from Citigroup and …

Business

Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years

(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so …

Weight Loss