Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement

Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement

Microplastics have been found in human stool samples from countries in many parts of the world, according to a small pilot study being presented this week at the 26th annual United European Gastroenterology conference in Vienna, Austria. The study, conducted by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria, looked at […]

Immunotherapy extends lives of patients with aggressive breast cancer, study says

Immunotherapy extends lives of patients with aggressive breast cancer, study says

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Immunotherapy extends lives of patients with aggressive breast cancer, study says A study suggests immunotherapy has extended the lives of some patients with triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of the disease. Post to Facebook Sent! A link […]

Giant inflatable colon stolen – and it's no laughing matter

Giant inflatable colon stolen – and it's no laughing matter

CLOSE Dr. Stephen Chagares of Tinton Falls is the first to use robotics for breast reconstruction surgery. Doug Hood, Asbury Park Press An inflatable colon like this one, which was on display at The Lift Wellness Center, was stolen.(Photo: KENNETH CUMMINGS/The Jackson Sun) KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Your first inclination may be to laugh. Don’t. […]

'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

JOHANNESBURG — It is a “dark day” for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army, Congo’s health minister announced late Saturday. This appears to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this outbreak, which is taking place in what […]

Expansive New Study Says Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking

Expansive New Study Says Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking

It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is practically the worse thing you can do for your health. In fact, the study claims not exercising might be more harmful to your health than smoking. New findings, published Friday in […]

Ticks Are Killing an Alarming Number of Moose Thanks to Climate Change

Ticks Are Killing an Alarming Number of Moose Thanks to Climate Change

Known as “ghost moose,” this adult moose illustrates typical hair loss associated with high loads of winter ticks. Photo: Dan Bergeron, N.H. Fish and Game Dept. The horrifying effects of climate change are evident seemingly everywhere you look. Now, a report from researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) suggests that climate change favorable […]

80000 Americans died of the flu last winter. Get your flu shot.

80000 Americans died of the flu last winter. Get your flu shot.

Eighty thousand Americans died of the the flu last season, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s more than the number killed in traffic collisions, from gun violence, or from opioid overdoses. It was also the deadliest flu season since 1976, when the agency starting publishing annual influenza trends, […]

PrEP can 'significantly' reduce HIV rates across populations, study says

PrEP can 'significantly' reduce HIV rates across populations, study says

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, the use of drugs to prevent HIV infection, among men who have sex with men can significantly reduce new infections across an entire population of men, a new study finds. Based on introduction of the intervention, HIV infections diagnosed in men who have sex with men in the Australian state of New […]

Don't Panic About AFM, the Polio-Like Childhood Illness

Don't Panic About AFM, the Polio-Like Childhood Illness

In the fall of 2014, Kevin Messacar was working at the University of Colorado children’s hospital when he and his colleagues noticed a string of unusual polio-like cases in youngsters. Messacar didn’t know it at the time, but they were dealing with the nation’s first outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis or AFM—a virus-fueled neurological condition […]

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