Greek authorities urge vigilance over West Nile fever outbreak

Greek authorities urge vigilance over West Nile fever outbreak

Three people have died from West Nile fever after an outbreak in Athens which has infected 60 people this year, Greek authorities said Friday, indicating they were monitoring the situation carefully. “Since last week, we have registered 17 new cases,” of the mosquito-borne disease, the Greek centre for disease control and prevention (Keelpno) said. Sixty […]

Report finds flaws in Florida's cancer efforts

Report finds flaws in Florida's cancer efforts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida has received failing grades from an American Cancer Society political-action committee for not taking more steps to prevent cancer and for not expanding access to health care for uninsured working adults. In the organization’s annual “How You Measure Up?” report, Florida earned passing, or green, marks in just one of nine […]

Is your underwear helping or hurting your chances of becoming a father?

Is your underwear helping or hurting your chances of becoming a father?

(CNN) – Appearance aside, boxers may be the optimal underwear for men aiming to be fathers. Men who wear looser-fit boxer shorts have higher sperm concentration than men squeezed into tight underwear, a new study published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction found. Sperm concentration, which is the number of sperm per milliliter of semen, […]

Women more likely to survive heart attacks with female doctors, massive review finds

Women more likely to survive heart attacks with female doctors, massive review finds

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   And previous research has shown that when it comes to medical care for one of the major symptoms of heart disease − heart attack − women fare much worse compared to men. » RELATED: Study: […]

What you need to know about 'Snapchat dysmorphia'

What you need to know about 'Snapchat dysmorphia'

By Herb Scribner, Deseret News The search for the right Snapchat filter doesn’t end on Snapchat. Apparently, people are attempting to have surgery help, too. Doctors coined a new term this week called “Snapchat dysmorphia,” which describes the psychology of those who want to undergo plastic surgery to look more like a filtered version of […]

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

NEW YORK — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off. Their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus, researchers reported Monday. It was a small study involving just 20 […]

Cedar Park Mosquito Sampling Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Cedar Park Mosquito Sampling Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

CEDAR PARK, TX — A sampling of mosquitoes collected from a trap located in Cedar Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus, city health officials said Monday. The testing is part of the City of Cedar Park’s proactive participation in the Williamson County and Cities Health District’s mosquito management program, officials explained. The positive […]

Want A Healthier Gut? Eat Crickets, Yes That's What This Study Says

Want A Healthier Gut? Eat Crickets, Yes That's What This Study Says

New study finds that eating insects like crickets can help in improving digestion and gut health In the present times, there are many health issues which people are suffering from because they live a sedentary lifestyle. Lack of exercise and not eating a healthy diet makes people prone to health issues like constipation, indigestion, Irritable […]

Officials warn of dog flu outbreak in southern Michigan

Officials warn of dog flu outbreak in southern Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials are raising concerns about an outbreak of dog flu in the southern part of the state. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza since mid-July. They’ve occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. Only nine cases […]

PMC ride makes stop in Franklin; outpouring of love for those lost to cancer.

PMC ride makes stop in Franklin; outpouring of love for those lost to cancer.

Franklin is a stop in the PMC’s two-day journey from Sturbridge to Priovincetown. It’s where cyclists take a break to grab water and a bite to eat. It’s also a stop to express love for those lost to cancer.   FRANKLIN – Before hundreds of cyclists rolled into the Jefferson Elementary School, Kevin Lydon held […]