August 19, 2017 admin

By Evann Gastaldo 82 percent of participants saw their peanut allergies cured within the first 18 months of treatment.  (iStock) Could a cure for peanut allergies be close? Australia’s ABC reports that in a new study, 82 percent of participants saw their peanut allergies cured within the first 18 months of treatment. Four years later, […]

July 29, 2017 admin

By Lisa King The Sentinel-News Health officials are encouraging people to get tested for Hepatitis C, as more people in Kentucky are infected with the virus than any other state in the nation. “Kentucky is no stranger to the Hepatitis C virus,” said Holly Husband in a press release. Husband, marketing manager for KentuckyOne Health, […]

July 27, 2017 admin

LONDON: Children exposed to antidepressants during their mothers’ pregnancies seem to have a slightly higher risk of autism than children whose mothers had psychiatric disorders but did not take antidepressants while pregnant, a study has found. But publishing their findings on Wednesday, researchers said the results should not cause alarm since the absolute risk of […]

July 27, 2017 admin

Sixty-nine percent of the 100 doctors in the audience said increased reliance on technology and electronic health records only served to separate them from their patients. Photo: NCSBN SAN FRANCISCO: When an endurance runner with a history of heart failure felt under the weather, he brought his activity tracker data from a workout to his […]

July 18, 2017 admin

By Jesse Singal “Fear not my creamy goodness.” Photo: Paul Poplis/Getty Images It is a confusing time for anyone concerned with eating healthy. While there is more information available than ever before about nutrition, it can be difficult to sift reliable sources of information online from questionable ones. And public-health researchers have shown that inaccurate information has a […]

July 17, 2017 admin

By Kendra Pierre-Louis Y Is a favorite go-to comfort food unusually toxic? Not really. Deposit Photos If there’s one meal guaranteed to meet the needs of picky toddlers, harried parents, and broke college students alike, it’s mac-n-cheese. Whether you prefer the classic stuff in the blue box or the organic brand famous for its pasta bunnies, you probably […]

July 16, 2017 admin

BILL CHAPPELL In this file photo, a woman puts in her contact lens. Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg via Getty Images It wasn’t old age, or disease: A “bluish foreign body” that was found in an English woman’s eye turned out to be a mass of contact lenses, surprising medical staff who were preparing the woman, 65, for […]

June 16, 2017 admin

    A new review from the American Heart Association reiterates the importance of replacing saturated fats with unsaturated ones to reduce cholesterol and heart disease risk. Saturated fats are known to raise cholesterol levels and increase cardiovascular risk. Meat, full-fat and reduced fat dairy products, and fried foods, as well as bakery products, all […]

June 15, 2017 admin

PHOTO: REUTERS You might want to put off eating those fries you’ve been craving for iftar. A recent study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of early death in comparison to those who don’t. Lead author Dr Nicola Veronese and […]

June 10, 2017 admin

Islamabad BY HAMID KHAN WAZIR —Islamabad to have a modern blood centre by next year ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is among those low-income bracket countries that appallingly suffer from a lack of blood donors. Despite being 70 per cent population under 29 years only 10 per cent blood comes from voluntary donors, while 90 per cent of […]