Health

How ‘Space Bacteria’ Research May Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance on Earth

April 1, 2019

Astronauts deal with weakened immune systems while traveling in outer space. Getty Images Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) live and work in a hyper-organized place packed with computers and lab experiments. The quarters look confined and clean. But on the microscopic level, the ISS, like our homes and workplaces, teems with bacteria. […]

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Lab-Grown ‘Hearts’ May Protect Breast Cancer Patients From Toxic Drugs

March 25, 2019

Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are typically warned that certain chemotherapy drugs can cause heart problems. Now, new research has found a way to predict which patients may be at risk for heart issues. And, an existing medication may alleviate help some heart damage. People with a specific type of breast cancer often end up […]

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Whoopi Goldberg’s Near-Fatal Fight with Pneumonia: What to Know

March 12, 2019

The actress and talk show host revealed she nearly died from pneumonia. Here’s how to protect yourself from this potentially deadly infection. “I came very, very close to leaving the Earth,” said Whoopi Goldberg, describing her recent battle with pneumonia. Getty Images On Friday morning, talk show host and iconic entertainer Whoopi Goldberg, 63, made […]

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Lab-Grown Tumors Might Help Doctors Individualize Cancer Treatment

March 5, 2019

Tumors grown in a petri dish may help physicians find more effective treatment for cancer patients. Scientists have developed a way to quickly test hundreds of cancer drugs in order to find the best treatment: using mini-tumors grown from a patient’s own cancer cells. These tumor organoids, as they’re called, represent another step forward for […]

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What the Number of Pushups You Can Do Says About Your Heart Health

February 23, 2019

New research suggests men who can do 40 pushups or more at once may have lower risk of heart disease than those who can’t. Here’s why. Share on PinterestThe number of pushups you can do at once may be an easy and effective way to measure your heart health. Getty Images Was the last time […]

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Short and Sweet: High-Intensity Workouts Help Speed Up Weight Loss

February 21, 2019

HIIT and sprint intervals are two of the types of exercise routines that can give you more bang for your fitness buck. Looking to lose weight through exercise? Intense workouts not only are more efficient with your time, they burn off the pounds faster, too. Interval training such as running sprints is more effective for […]

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Teens May Be Ingesting This Dangerous Drug Without Knowing It

February 11, 2019

Here’s a primer for parents on this cocaine-like drug and its serious side effects. Less than 1 percent of high school kids report using the club drug nicknamed “flakka.” But more may be exposed to this dangerous synthetic drug than they realize, especially if they take more popular club drugs such as ecstasy or Molly. […]

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Should I Plan for Home Health Care After Surgery in Advance?

February 7, 2019

Knowing you have surgery coming up can be stressful when there are no definite plans on who will be able to assist you with basic, everyday care. Home health assistance is the solution you need to get the care it takes to fully recuperate. Will you be alone for long periods of time? It can […]

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Sleep Apnea and Bad Mood: How Air Pollution Can Affect You

February 5, 2019

Air pollution could affect your upper airways and increase your risk of sleep apnea, but other factors are likely also involved. Scientists have long known about the effects that air pollution can have on our health, causing problems like respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In recent months, air pollution has been making headlines, first after wildfire […]

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Listeria Fruit Recall: FDA Warns Aldi, Costco, and Walmart Shoppers

February 4, 2019

A recall has pulled thousands of cartons of fruit off shelves and potentially exposed consumers in 18 states to deadly bacteria. But there’s a silver lining, experts say. The recall underscores the effectiveness of food safety systems in place to catch such contaminants. Peaches, plums, and nectarines sold at stores such as Aldi, Costco, and […]

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