Medical Research

This Is When You Should Actually Worry About Heart Palpitations

Having heart palpitations might make you think, “Well, living has been cool and all, but I guess that’s over now.” In reality, heart palpitations …

Wellness

Japanese City Triggers Emergency Broadcast System After Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Blowfish

The Japanese city of Gamagori in the Aichi Prefecture went into full alert mode earlier today after a batch of potentially deadly fugu fish was sold …

Japan

Trump's 2018 physical exam results

<i>The following is a memo released by Dr. Ronny Jackson, physician to the president, on Tuesday:</i><p>President Donald J. Trump has completed his first periodic physical examination as President of the United States. I performed and supervised the examination with appropriate specialty consultations and …

Politics

Which medicines don’t go well with flying?

Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the unique environmental conditions can …

Health

Experimental Huntington's Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial

As the sun went down on a recent Friday, the hospital clinic buzzed with activity. “Loads of patients turned up without appointments,” says Sarah …

Medicine

Man suffered heart attack after false missile alert in Hawaii

HONOLULU — A man suffered a massive heart attack minutes after the false missile alert in Hawaii.<p>The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that …

Hawaii

Pregnancy and Asthma: Managing Your Symptoms

Asthma is a chronic lung condition. If you're pregnant, asthma can have an impact on your health and your baby's health. Find out what you need to …

Pregnancy

Every medication we know Trump takes, and what they're for

• <b>On Tuesday, White House physician Ronny Jackson released new details about President Trump's health.</b>• <b><br>The president takes a handful of medications including statins, daily aspirin, and two drugs for skin and hair conditions.</b>• <b><br>Jackson said Trump's heart health was "the one thing that stood out" for</b> …

U.S. Politics

Uganda Confirms Case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: What Is It?

A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news …

Science

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk

<b>By Steven Reinberg</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes drugs containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may raise the …

Diabetes

Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in England say stifling a big sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases, based on the very unusual experience of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to stop a sneeze.<p>In a case study published Monday in the journal BMJ Case Reports, doctors in …

Medicine

The World's First Universal Flu Vaccine Is Already Undergoing Clinical Trials

Fingers crossed!<p>A company in the UK is currently conducting a clinical trial of what could become the first universal flu vaccine in the world - an …

Medicine

KQED

The year was 2004, and great medical breakthroughs were supposedly right around the corner.<p>In TV advertisements, celebrities Michael J. Fox and …

Medicine

Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Asthma Control

Effective asthma treatment requires routinely tracking symptoms and measuring how well your lungs are working. Taking an active role in managing your …

Scientific Research

6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't Panic

A 6-year-old girl in Allen, Texas, experienced troubling symptoms — including hallucinations and what might have been an attempt to hurt herself — …

Science

Stability of the human faecal microbiome in a cohort of adult men

Article<p>Raaj S. Mehta,<br>• Galeb S. Abu-Ali ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2599-2937,<br>• David A. Drew ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-8813-0816,<br>• Jason Lloyd-Price …

Research

This is how 'healthy' mums can pass on diseases to children

Healthy mothers can harbour hidden cell mutations that may trigger potentially lethal mitochondrial diseases in their children, research has …

Genetics

Asthma: Limit Asthma Attacks Caused by Colds or Flu

If you have asthma, even a mild cold can lead to wheezing and tightness in your chest. Colds and the flu are among the most common causes of asthma …

Scientific Research

New technology for diagnosing immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL …

Science

Scientific Study of Surfer Butts Reveal Drug-Resistant Bacteria in the Oceans

Here's a study we can all get behind.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Surfers are known to brave bad weather, …

Medicine

Woman who suffered 'silent' heart attack urges people to get this simple health check

A woman who suffered a silent heart attack has issued a stark warning for people to undergo a simple health check.<p>Cathy McMullan was shocked to …

Scientific Research

Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?

When Stephen Tower’s right hip gave out in 2006, he asked his surgeon to implant an artificial one — specifically, a metal-on-metal hip called the ASR XL, made by Johnson & Johnson. He knew what he was talking about: As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tower specializes in complex hip replacements. But …

Medicine

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

Medicine

German patient is immune to highly poisonous ricin

Ricin is one of the strongest poisons in the world. But not for this 20-year old man in a hospital in Münster: Doctors have found out that an …

Science

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

LONDON (AP) — A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service.<p>Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty last month to two counts of assault, in a case a prosecutor called "without legal …

News

Scientists Discover How Malarial Parasites Became Resistant to Drugs

'It's always a race between the parasite and what you're using to try to kill it.'<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox …

Microbiology

5 Causes of Severe Asthma Attacks

Asthma medications are so effective nowadays that when patients have uncontrolled asthma even when they are taking multiple asthma controllers, there …

Medicine

Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings

Dr. Ronald R. Fieve, who pioneered the prescription of lithium to treat mania and other mood disorders — while avowing that some gifted individuals, like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, might have benefited from being bipolar — died on Jan. 2 at his home in Palm Beach, …

Science

With headbands, sensor socks, wearable tech seeks medical inroads

Want to manage your stress? A "neurofeedback" headband could help. Need to be sure your elderly father is taking his medication? Attach a sensor to …

Science

Eurovision winner Sobral has successful heart transplant

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant.<p>The Santa Cruz Hospital near Lisbon says the 28-year-old Portuguese singer made a "very satisfactory" recovery from the transplant he underwent in December. But …

World News