Measles case confirmed in person who spent time in Maryland

Measles case confirmed in person who spent time in Maryland

By Associated Press May 25 at 2:19 AM WASHINGTON — Health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a person who spent time in the Washington, D.C. area. Officials tell news outlets the person contracted measles outside the country, developed symptoms here after and is under medical care. Montgomery County health officials, the Maryland […]

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

They were put into five groups: usual care, which was information on benefits of quitting and motivational text messages; free quit-smoking aids such as nicotine patches and medicines like Chantix or Zyban plus e-cigarettes if those failed; free e-cigarettes without any requirement to try other methods first; free quit-smoking aids and a $600 reward if […]

Malaria Parasite Tricks Liver Cells In Order To Survive And Reproduce

Malaria Parasite Tricks Liver Cells In Order To Survive And Reproduce

Researchers found that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, can take advantage of liver cells to survive and reproduce. The finding, said the researchers, could lead them to develop new drugs that would help treat malaria even before any symptoms appear.  ( Oberholster Venita | Pixabay ) The malaria parasite, Plasmodium, retreats and takes refuge inside a liver […]

People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests

People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests

(AP Images/JM Guyon) Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don’t get nearly enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It’s a question that psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, director of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, and his colleagues tried to answer in a study published Wednesday in the […]

Body broker who dealt diseased parts gets 9 years prison, plans to appeal

Body broker who dealt diseased parts gets 9 years prison, plans to appeal

Before being sentenced to nine years in prison, Detroit body broker Arthur Rathburn thanked the donors of the bodies that his company divided and rented out to medical conferences for years, and he appeared to shed tears.  “To the families that are here, every individual (who donated their body to science), I can assure you, was used to the best […]

Egg a day tied to lower risk of heart disease

Egg a day tied to lower risk of heart disease

“Eggs increase the risk of vascular disease,” Spence, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. For example, egg yolks contain phosphatidylcholine, a chemical that can contribute to clogged arteries, he said. Eggs are a primary source of dietary cholesterol, but they also contain high-quality lean protein and many vitamins, the study team notes […]

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo’s health minister said. The nurse’s death brings the death toll to 27. There are now 49 hemorrhagic fever cases: 22 confirmed […]

Which NY Counties Have the Worst Problem with Ticks?

Which NY Counties Have the Worst Problem with Ticks?

The New York State Department of Health has put out a report on the deer tick problem and what percentage of ticks carry the Lyme Disease bacteria. Oneida, Herkimer. Madison and Lewis Counties have a moderately high level of ticks and more than 50% of those adult insects are carrying Lyme Disease. County by County […]