Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health

A new scientific advisory reaffirms the American Heart Association’s recommendation to eat fish- especially those rich in Omega-3 fatty acids twice a week to help reduce the risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest and the most common type of stroke (ischemic). The advisory is published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “Since the last advisory on […]

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Ebola in the DRC—how a global and local response has been mobilised

The number of confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increased but health authorities are confident that the outbreak can be contained. At least 17 people have died, according to the country’s health ministry. Nevashan Govender from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases spoke to Health and Medicine Editor Candice Bailey about what’s needed to […]

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Trial identifies a medulloblastoma subset that requires less aggressive therapy

The youngest patients with the brain tumor medulloblastoma are among the most challenging because their rapidly developing brains limit treatment options. Now a team of researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered a subtype that responds to a therapy that is less likely to cause long-term cognitive problems. The report appears today in the journal Lancet Oncology […]

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Mom Warns Others After 12-Year-Old Son Accidentally Killed Himself Playing a ‘Choking Game’ with Friends

A 12-year-old Utah boy is dead after he played the “choking game” with his friends. Tua Muai, a sixth grader, died on Friday after he and his friends thought it would be fun to cut off the oxygen to their brain to get a feeling of euphoria. “I spent Mother’s Day planning my son’s funeral, writing his obituary, instead of having […]

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New study provides rationale for use of a multi-target anticancer drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

The multi-target small molecule anticancer drug nintedanib shows promising effectiveness in stopping the growth of human malignant pleural mesothelioma, a fatal thoracic tumor, in preclinical models, according to a new study published jointly by researchers in Austria, Germany and Hungary. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive tumor that occurs in the lining that covers the lungs. It typically results […]

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Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs

Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection, (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events related to the spread of the primary infection, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Ingvild Vik and colleagues from the University of Oslo, Norway. More than half of all women will experience an […]

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Sun’s UV rays a threat to your eyes, too

(HealthDay)—It’s not just your skin that needs protection from ultraviolet rays, health experts warn. UV rays from the sun can cause corneal sunburn (photokeratitis) and UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts, cancer and pterygium (a growth on the white part of the eye), according to Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety group. The group […]

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New Mom Khloé Kardashian Says It's a 'Struggle Trying to Fit in Working Out Between Feedings'

Khloé Kardashian is getting her gym groove back! The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star used Snapchat Thursday to document her feelings following a post-pregnancy workout with her trainer — her first since giving birth to daughter True on April 12. Kardashian, 33, admitted to her followers that while she was “exhausted” following the sweat session, she was feeling positive and strong […]

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A holistic approach for mycetoma management

Mycetoma, a neglected tropical disease, can cause severe disfigurement and disability if not treated early. A holistic, community-based approach to detection and case management is effective at boosting disease prognoses, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Mycetoma can be caused by any of 70 fungi or actinomycetes bacteria. In all cases, chronic and progressive infection and inflammation cause […]

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