Medicine

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of …

Health

Millions of arthritis sufferers given new hope by miracle gene therapy jab injected straight into painful joints

Millions of arthritis sufferers have new hope after major breakthroughs in the development of a gene therapy treatment.<p>The US has just given the …

Pain

Tea for IBS: The best teas for irritable bowel syndrome

• Teas<br>• About IBS<br>• Takeaway<p>Treating irritable bowel syndrome can include changing diet, reducing stress, and taking medication. Can certain herbs and …

Alternative Medicine

Recent Dog Flu Outbreaks Have Pet Owners Worried. Here's What to Know

The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact …

Public Health

9 Reasons You Bruise So Easily

Bruising easily?<p>Scratching your head over bruises you don’t remember getting? Maybe you find yourself wondering, <i>Why do I bruise so easily?</i><p>Bruising …

Pain

New Blood Test Can Cut Heart Attack Diagnosis Time in Half

Doctors will tell you that the longer you go without treatment after a heart attack, the more your heart muscle is damaged.<p>In the hopes of getting …

Health

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

New research, published in the <i>Journal of Investigative Dermatology</i>, presents a new approach for treating atopic eczema and preventing the worsening …

Health

How Stem Cells Could Make Elderly Blood Vessels ‘Younger’

‘The bullets are already there. This is a better one.’<p><i>By Elisa Lazzari, postdoctoral associate in biomedical sciences, Weill Cornell Medical …

Biology

Can I Really Not Sleep With a Tampon in During My Period?

You’ve probably heard a lot of alarming warnings about toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare but life-threatening complication of certain bacterial …

Health

Heavy Periods May Become A Thing Of The Past Thanks To This Discovery

Praise be.<p>Scientists have uncovered a possible cause for heavy periods, saying it could pave the way for new treatment to ease excessive menstrual …

Medical Research

New Device Reduces Sleep Apnea In Two-Thirds Of Patients Using It, Study Shows

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — There’s a new treatment for patients who suffer from sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes people to stop breathing …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Mixing herbal remedies and conventional drugs 'could be harmful'

Alternative treatments could alter effects of prescription medication, warn researchers<p>Herbal remedies such as St John’s wort, ginseng and ginkgo biloba could have harmful interactions with conventional drugs, scientists have warned.<p>In an extensive review of the medical literature, the team …

Science

Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk to Me?

Years ago, when my nephew was a toddler, I was crouching in the kitchen, searching for something in the floor cabinet. After finding what I needed, I quickly straightened and cracked the top of my head on the opened upper cabinet door. <i>Ouch!</i> My little nephew ran up to me, rubbed his own head in …

Health

Neil Diamond Was Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Here's What To Know About the Condition

After half a century on the stage, musician Neil Diamond announced on Monday that he’s retiring from touring due to a recent Parkinson’s disease …

Parkinson's Disease

Football fan who thought he had flu dies of sepsis just 24 hours after being diagnosed

A young man who thought he had the flu died of sepsis just 24 hours after he was diagnosed with the rare condition.<p>Daniel Sheppard had a "raging …

Stoke City FC

This laxative might not be a laxative — and what’s inside the bottle could be deadly

A laxative sold nationwide has been recalled because what’s in the bottle might not be laxative — and what’s in the bottle instead can have fatal …

Lifestyle

The difference between the flu, a cold and allergies

If you have a runny nose, a stuffy head, and generally feel under the weather, how do you know whether it’s allergies making you feel miserable, a …

Alternative Medicine

Morphea: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

• Causes<br>• Symptoms<br>• Types<br>• Diagnosis<br>• Risk factors<br>• Treatment<br>• Outlook<p>Morphea is a rare type of skin condition that results in areas of skin becoming hardened or …

Health

The crucial brain foods all children need

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @drClaire<p>The first 1,000 days of life are crucial for brain development — and food plays an important role.<p>The ways that the …

Nutrition

NHS urged to act more quickly to stop elderly patients going blind

Thousands of elderly patients are being left at risk of blindness because the NHS is too slow to prescribe drugs which could save their sight, experts have warned.<p>New guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) today say patients suffering from age-related macular …

Health Care

7 warning signs your eyes are sending about your overall health

The eyes may be a window to the soul, but they also offer a lot of information about your overall health. This doesn't simply mean your ability to correctly read an eye chart, either. Everything from liver health to cholesterol levels can be reflected by the eyes in some way.<p>The eyes also contain a …

Health

There Are Some Benefits to C-Sections, Researchers Say

It may seem like undergoing surgery to have a child wouldn’t have a lot of advantages, but it turns out there may be some benefits to having a …

Pregnancy

The answer to asthma may be in dirty diapers

Childhood asthma has been rising for decades and local researchers think the answer to why is in dirty diapers.<p>“We’ve seen a tripling in the rates of …

What is strep throat? Symptoms, is it contagious and how to treat the condition?

If you’re getting through cough mixture and throat sweets like they’re going out of fashion, you might have a common cold or a standard sinus …

Health

Hospital Says Surgeon Tried To Strangle Nurse With Elastic Cord, Doctor Charged

A surgeon practicing at the Nassau University Medical Center, New York, was arrested Tuesday from Long Island for sneaking up behind a nurse in the …

Crime

Onion type may help in fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis

A type of onion may hold the key to fighting antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, according to a study led by an Indian-origin …

Tuberculosis

The Path To A Cure for Glaucoma

Current Treatment Options<p>Glaucoma treatment currently falls within three basic categories: medication, incisional surgery, and laser treatments. All …

Glaucoma

How to Know If You're Contagious

That sneeze in the elevator. The snot somebody wiped on that handrail an hour ago. Your coworker who won’t stay home, breathing right next to you. …

Health

Bolivia backtracks on malpractice law

Article<p>http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)30090-4/abstract<p>The Lancet

Medical Journals

Opioid Hysteria Comes to Massachusetts Courts

This month, Massachusetts became the first state to ban fentanyl and carfentanil from being brought into courthouses as exhibits, out of concern that these substances are simply too dangerous to be in public places. The policy is based in part on the idea that even minuscule amounts of skin …

Addiction