Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through the Air We Breathe, Warn Scientists

Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through the Air We Breathe, Warn Scientists

The thick fog rolling over San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is synonymous with the Bay Area. But more than an emblem for the coastal city, the fog may also represent a massive highway for genes that create dangerous, antibiotic-resistant “super bugs,” warn scientists in a study published in Environmental Science and Technology. The rise of […]

Genetic variants can predict educational achievement

Genetic variants can predict educational achievement

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJuly 25, 2018 A group of 78 researchers led by the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium have identified 1,271 genetic variations that could be associated with the extent of education that a person would complete. There has been an earlier study a couple of years back that had pin pointed 74 […]

A New Study Links Rising Temperatures to an Increased Risk of Suicide

A New Study Links Rising Temperatures to an Increased Risk of Suicide

Suicide rates tend to rise during months with above-normal temperatures, according to a study published Monday that offers a new understanding of the potential link between climate change and mental health. The article, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, analyzed data from thousands of American and Mexican neighborhoods over several decades and […]

Monstanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, ill man tells court

Monstanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, ill man tells court

Dewayne Johnson said that if he had known what he knew now about Roundup weedkiller, “I would’ve never sprayed that product on school grounds … if I knew it would cause harm … It’s unethical.” Johnson, a school groundskeeper in northern California who is terminally ill, was testifying Monday in his landmark suit against Monsanto […]

Hair Loss, Wrinkles, Other Visible Symptoms Of Aging Reversed In Mice

Hair Loss, Wrinkles, Other Visible Symptoms Of Aging Reversed In Mice

Today, aging is one of the biggest concerns for humans. It cannot be stopped and brings along a range of problems, starting from grey hair and hair loss to wrinkles and life-threatening diseases. Many teams across the globe are working to reverse the visible process of aging in humans, but the perfect answer to the […]

These Foods Linked to Ongoing Outbreaks in Some States Might Make You Sick

These Foods Linked to Ongoing Outbreaks in Some States Might Make You Sick

US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food. Here’s what to stay away from: Pasta salad Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain, has recalled a pasta salad that might be linked to at least […]

Anti-anxiety pills could be next US drug epidemic, public health officials say

Anti-anxiety pills could be next US drug epidemic, public health officials say

WASHINGTON — The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis. Considered relatively safe and non-addictive by consumers and many doctors, Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin have been prescribed to millions of Americans for decades to calm jittery nerves and promote a good night’s sleep. But the […]

What you should know about Vibrio bacteria

What you should know about Vibrio bacteria

Health officials say that a 71-year-old man died after eating a bad oyster in Sarasota earlier this month. Health officials say that a 71-year-old man died after eating a bad oyster in Sarasota earlier this month. There have been a number of recent reports warning the public of the dangers of Vibrio bacteria from eating certain foods […]

Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply

Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply

Deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the study said. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the […]

Study: Teens who heavily use smartphones more prone to ADHD symptoms

Study: Teens who heavily use smartphones more prone to ADHD symptoms

More National News WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — A new study may have parents monitoring how much their children use digital media.  According to scientists at University Southern California, teens who are heavy users of digital devices like smartphones were twice as likely to show symptoms such as emerging inattention, trouble with focusing, resisting distraction and controlling impulses more than […]

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