Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 8:00 am Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 6:03 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The youngster’s mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn’t sit up on his own, or why he’d frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities. Then they turned to a new national network […]

Flavoring, additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function

Flavoring, additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function

Flavoring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, also found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette […]

Nearly 30% of young people in England do not drink, study finds

Nearly 30% of young people in England do not drink, study finds

A large proportion of young people in England are shunning alcohol completely, a study has suggested. Researchers said abstaining from alcohol was becoming “more mainstream” among people aged 16 to 24 after the analysis showed a rise in the proportion of non-drinkers. The research, published in the journal BMC Public Health, found more than 25% […]

Typhus Outbreak Tied to Fleas Sickens Dozens in LA

Typhus Outbreak Tied to Fleas Sickens Dozens in LA

Dozens of people in the Los Angeles area have been diagnosed with typhus, a relatively rare bacterial disease spread by fleas, according to health officials. Although typhus cases do normally occur in the area, officials have seen a spike in cases in recent months, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public […]

Tips to be Fit: Breast Cancer and Black women

Tips to be Fit: Breast Cancer and Black women

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” If you’re a woman and think your chance of getting breast cancer is one in a million, the fact is, it’s 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. About 180,000 American women developed breast cancer every year alone. It kills nearly 46,000 American women each […]

'Next month, I'm getting a double mastectomy. I'm only 24.'

'Next month, I'm getting a double mastectomy. I'm only 24.'

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, Yahoo Lifestyle will be publishing first-person accounts of those who have been affected by the disease, which will be responsible for the deaths of an estimated 40,920 women (and nearly 500 men) this year. All women have about a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing some form of […]

Los Angeles typhus outbreak reaches 'epidemic levels'

Los Angeles typhus outbreak reaches 'epidemic levels'

Los Angeles County is warning its residents to look out for fleas that could be carrying typhus after more than 40 cases have been reported in the area in the last several months. “The Pasadena Public Health Department is reporting epidemic levels of typhus fever this year,” the city said in a statement. Symptoms of […]

Breast cancer in 2018: With research, new discoveries and continued awareness, what's working now

Breast cancer in 2018: With research, new discoveries and continued awareness, what's working now

CLOSE U.S. health officials are starting the largest randomized study in decades to tell if 3-D mammogram really improves screening for breast cancer. (December 7) AP Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan and patient Jennifer Wolfthal. Dr. Ananthakrishnan, director of breast cancer surgery at White Plains Hospital, was the first surgeon in Westchester to perform pre-pectoral implant reconstruction […]

DNA we inherited from Neanderthals helps protect against viruses

DNA we inherited from Neanderthals helps protect against viruses

Neanderthal DNA inherited through interbreeding may have helped modern humans build up an immunity to diseases, according to a new study. Today, many Europeans and Asians carry around 2 percent of Neanderthal DNA in their genes, but the occurrence of Neanderthal DNA in our genes used to be a mystery to scientists. Researchers were unsure […]

West Nile infections show sharp increase this year

West Nile infections show sharp increase this year

The number of West Nile virus cases diagnosed in the District, Virginia and Maryland so far this year is far more than last year, and two deaths have been reported, according to federal data. As of Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 35 Virginia cases. The deaths were reported there. Mosquitoes, which […]