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New stronger strain of bird flu kills 1/3rd of infected people

June 20, 2018
New stronger strain of bird flu kills 1/3rd of infected people

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that an array of new diseases may soon have the potential to kill millions of people around the globe. The information, highlighted in the 2018 annual review of the Blueprint list of priority diseases, noted an unknown virus simply known as “Disease X” as one of [...]

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Myths about Alzheimer’s clarified

June 19, 2018
Myths about Alzheimer’s clarified

According to an article in the Washington Post, older adults report that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is the thing they most fear about their future. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease characterized by increasing forgetfulness and confusion, eventually resulting in loss of independence and, ultimately, loss of self. Patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease are [...]

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Non-toxic compound shows potential against life-threatening infections

June 18, 2018
Non-toxic compound shows potential against life-threatening infections

Purdue University researchers have identified  a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance. The compound, called F6, has been potent against antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as methicillin-resistant [...]

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Stay healthy during World Cup

June 15, 2018
Stay healthy during World Cup

If you’ve got a case of World Cup fever, you might find yourself attending watch parties or even kicking around a soccer ball with friends and family over the next few weeks. However you decide to join in on the excitement, try these tips from other sporting events that our Baylor College of Medicine experts [...]

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Heart disease sufferers not exercising enough

June 15, 2018
Heart disease sufferers not exercising enough

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise. New medical treatments have helped people to live longer despite these health problems, but this is causing an escalating burden on public health systems worldwide. The study, published in PLOS [...]

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Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problems

June 14, 2018
Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problems

The study included 85 children, average age 10. Of those, 47 had lazy eye (amblyopia), 18 had been treated for crossed eyes (strabismus), and 20 had no vision issues. Lazy eye is when one eye does not develop normal sight during childhood, often because of crossed eyes. Without treatment, these children will never see well [...]

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Acute insomnia found to be common among good sleepers

June 14, 2018
Acute insomnia found to be common among good sleepers

Acute insomnia (AI) is common among good sleepers, and about three-quarters of those with AI recover good sleep, according to a study. Amy Gencarelli, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues obtained data for a national cohort of 1,435 subjects who were recruited and corroborated as good sleepers over the course of the [...]

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5 tips to prevent obesity in children

June 14, 2018
5 tips to prevent obesity in children

Recent news that 22% of people worldwide will be obese by 2045 if trends continue put the spotlight on the health of the youngest generations. In the United States, child obesity is on the rise and 18% of kids and teens (age 5-19) are classified as overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organisation. [...]

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Five tips to maintain a healthy gut

June 13, 2018
Five tips to maintain a healthy gut

Over the past few years, gut health has become a hot topic in scientific research, and studies have shown just how important maintaining a healthy digestive system can be – not just for physical health, but for our mental wellbeing too. Poor gut health has been linked to a number of issues ranging from obesity [...]

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11 symptoms of a sinus infection

June 13, 2018
11 symptoms of a sinus infection

Sinusitis affects around 31 million people in America each year. Most cases of sinusitis are due to a virus and will go away on their own. Viral sinusitis is contagious, so take steps to avoid passing it on to other people. Bacteria, and in rare cases a fungus, might also be responsible for causing sinusitis. [...]

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