People Who Wear Glasses Are Actually More Intelligent, Research Suggests

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland looked at data from about 300,000 people to study the genetics behind intelligence. "The discovery of shared genetic effects on health outcomes and brain structure provides a foundation fo... More..

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Relay for Life to fight cancer together
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Relay for Life to fight cancer together

Relay for Life of Polk County will be from 10 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday at Independence Riverview Park. The night will kick off with a celebratory lap by the survivors followed by a lap by the care...More..

Nipah claims one more in Kozhikode
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Nipah claims one more in Kozhikode

The man, who was passing through Goa in a train and heading to Uttar Pradesh, had fallen unconscious at the coastal state's Thivim railway station on Monday, following which he was admitted to the state-run G...More..

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

In fact, the risk of developing colon cancer is twice as high as it was years ago and the risk of developing rectal cancer is four times higher. The group does not recommend routine screening for those unde...More..

British scientists create human corneas using 3D printer
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

British scientists create human corneas using 3D printer

The cornea is the outer layer of the human eye and plays a central role in focusing our vision. About ten million people around the world need surgery to replace the cornea to avoid blindness due to diseases ...More..

22000 children severely obese when they leave primary…
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

22000 children severely obese when they leave primary…

Dr Max Davie, officer for health promotion for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "The committee is right, the key to a reduction of obesity is prevention and we must not hang around, ac...More..

Most vitamins, mineral supplements have no health benefits
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Most vitamins, mineral supplements have no health benefits

In studies testing the four common supplements of multivitamins , vitamin D , calcium and vitamin C, there was no reduction in incidence of heart disease, stroke or premature death . "The U.S. Food and...More..

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin, study shows
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin, study shows

The study concludes by saying that chewing gum while walking might, therefore, be a super easy and accessible way of keeping an ageing population healthy. "Our research has shown that chewing gum while walk...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45

New guidelines released Wednesday recommend US adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. This new guideline could be as effective against colon cancer for the young as it was for...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

Prasad, who was from Kerala's Palakkad, died five days after he was admitted to Alipore's Command hospital on May 20. Madhusudhanan, 55, a senior superintendent at Kozhikode district court and Akhil, 28, a ...More..

TV show 'Roseanne' axed following star's racist tweet
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

TV show 'Roseanne' axed following star's racist tweet

Jarrett, 61, said on Tuesday that Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger called her before ABC announced the show's cancellation . Other writers left, some of them saying that their social media accounts had been ove...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Medicaid expansion set for Virginia as Senate approves state budget

The Virginia state Senate voted Wednesday to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, with four Republicans crossing party lines to join all Senate Democrats in backing the move. Several state Republica...More..

Tips for avoiding tick bites this summer
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tips for avoiding tick bites this summer

Lyme disease is a bacteria that's spread by ticks - specifically the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick . " Ticks do not fly or jump". And if you do find a tick , use tweezers to gently remo...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Technology more accurate at detecting skin cancer than humans

The team of 58 dermatologists was separated into groups. More than half of the specialists, "competing" with the machine, had experience of five or more years in the field of dermatology. Professor Haenssle sa...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

AI outperforms man in detecting skin cancer

In a world first, it missed fewer cancer cases compared to 58 experienced dermatologists. After this initial training round, the team of researchers led by Professor Holger Haenssle , senior managing physi...More..

Popular birth control packs recalled after pills placed out of order
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Popular birth control packs recalled after pills placed out of order

A physician reported that four placebo capsules were packaged in the wrong order where active capsules should have been, drugmaker Allergan said in a statement . The recall specifically affects the 6x28 phys...More..

by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit

Niacin (vitamin B3) given with statins and antioxidants were actually associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality. "In the early studies of B vitamin therapy for stroke prevention , harm from cya...More..

UAE bans fruits from Indian state of Kerala after Nipah virus outbreak
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UAE bans fruits from Indian state of Kerala after Nipah virus outbreak

The Nipah virus has a mortality rate of 70% and can cause severe brain damage in survivors. There is no vaccine for it. The virus was first identified in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999, during an outbreak...More..

by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

South African firm sells 'insect milk' as next superfood

One particular wrinkle of this new would-be superfood is that it is only produced by a specific species of cockroach found in Hawaii. From rats to bed bugs here are the most disgusting creatures that have t...More..

DR Congo: Ebola death toll rises to 12
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

DR Congo: Ebola death toll rises to 12

So far, 52 confirmed, likely or suspected cases of the deadly virus have been registered in DRC, including 22 deaths. President Joseph Kabila and his Cabinet agreed Saturday to increase funds for the Ebola em...More..

World Health Organization 'cautiously optimistic' about Ebola outbreak after vaccinations
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

World Health Organization 'cautiously optimistic' about Ebola outbreak after vaccinations

He said officials were trying to monitor about 900 contacts of Ebola cases but couldn't say how numerous newly reported cases are coming from previously identified contacts. Salama also said officials were plan...More..

Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's northwest town of Bikoro
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's northwest town of Bikoro

Efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus have been hampered by poor road conditions and the lack of other logistical means. Congo's Health Ministry said late on Monday there had been 54 cases of Eb...More..

Pacific Beetle
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pacific Beetle "Cockroach Milk" The New Superfood — Superfood Trend

It seems we might not be glugging the stuff anytime soon though as the process of extracting the "milk" actually kills the cockroaches. It turns out cockroaches on Pacific Islands like Hawaii are filled with ...More..

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week

A tropical storm watch is in effect for parts of MS and Alabama , meaning the conditions for a full storm are possible in the next 48 hours. On Sunday, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emer...More..

Temps predicted to reach mid-90s for Memorial Day in Chicago
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Temps predicted to reach mid-90s for Memorial Day in Chicago

Both Cleveland and Akron could hit near 90 degrees - and it won't be a dry heat. "Watching for isolated to scattered thunderstorms across most of Central New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania Monday...More..

You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

However, according to a recent study , enjoying some much-needed shut-eye over the could have the potential to counteract the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation during the week. The study wasn't ideal ...More..

Death Reported from West Virginia Hepatitis A Outbreak
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Death Reported from West Virginia Hepatitis A Outbreak

In rare cases, hepatitis A can cause liver failure and death. FRANKFORT- To help aid the Hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky, officials with the Kentucky Department of Public Health announced on Thursday that ...More..

Couples who eat seafood-rich diet tend to get pregnant faster
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Couples who eat seafood-rich diet tend to get pregnant faster

But now we have scientific evidence that suggests they were worth eating after all , as couples who eat more seafood tend to have more sex and get pregnant faster than those who don't. In the prospective c...More..

Indian PM Modi accepts cricketer Virat Kohli's online fitness challenge
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Indian PM Modi accepts cricketer Virat Kohli's online fitness challenge

While inviting Indians to post pictures and videos of their fitness attempts, Rathore also appealed to Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli , ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and actor Hrithik Roshan to...More..

Catching up on sleep on the weekends could help you live longer
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Catching up on sleep on the weekends could help you live longer

Another part of the new paper deserves attention, says Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California Los Angeles Center for Sleep Research (who was not invo...More..

Hyderabad two suspected Nipah Virus patients test negative
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hyderabad two suspected Nipah Virus patients test negative

Nipah virus can be transferred from animals to humans. The global threat that Nipah poses has determined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations ( CEPI ) - an worldwide alliance of governmental an...More..

Governor Ricketts celebrates State Trooper's Drug Bust
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Governor Ricketts celebrates State Trooper's Drug Bust

After following the truck for about two miles, the trooper pulled alongside the vehicle and waved at the driver to pull over, according to information from the court documents and a statement from Nebraska St...More..

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

Mussels do not metabolise opioids, but some fish can become addicted. Since mussels are "filter feeders", they absorb contaminants from their environment into their tissues in a concentrated way. She says mus...More..

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

One died at home the next day and was buried with the help of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). They were found at two in the morning, one of them dead and one was dying. MSF is warning against se...More..

Nipah Virus: CM chairs high-level meet to review preventive measures
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Nipah Virus: CM chairs high-level meet to review preventive measures

Today the death toll of the virus - which has no vaccine - rose to 11, with nearly 100 people being treated as potential cases. Treatment is focused on managing fever and the neurological symptoms. Adding to ...More..

Ex-Bills OL Incognito taken into custody
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ex-Bills OL Incognito taken into custody

The 34-year-old also threw weights into the pool as well as at a member who's leg he "skimmed with a weighted sled", per ESPN. "The alleged victim says Incognito was rambling about the government and screamin...More..

Young Women Are More Likely To Get Lung Cancer Than Men
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Young Women Are More Likely To Get Lung Cancer Than Men

According to published information, in the past lung cancer in the majority of cases occurred in men, however, at the present time, the situation is reversed, as women born in the 60's - 70-ies of the last ...More..

To stop smoking, nothing works as well as money
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

To stop smoking, nothing works as well as money

Smoking cessation interventions included usual care plus one of the following: free e-cigarettes, in flavors of participants' choosing; free cessation aids (nicotine patches, gum, and other medications, with f...More..

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

Authorities have sealed the well and sent the bat blood samples for medical tests. With panic setting in, several families in Kozhikode district have evacuated their homes in the last four days, some Indian m...More..

Teething medicines unsafe, FDA warns parents
by | Friday, May 25, 2018

Teething medicines unsafe, FDA warns parents

The FDA has warned companies of legal action if these products are not removed from the market and their sales are not stopped for babies. Along with asking companies to stop selling children's products wit...More..

Pusha T's 'Daytona' creates surge in cocaine memes
by | Friday, May 25, 2018

Pusha T's 'Daytona' creates surge in cocaine memes

On Thursday, West celebrated the impending the release of the album, writing that he's "really proud of what we put together". "Hey, I don't want to pay for that". The image West bought the rights to was secr...More..

Cyrus Vance, Harvey Weinstein's prosecutor, also faces investigation
by | Friday, May 25, 2018

Cyrus Vance, Harvey Weinstein's prosecutor, also faces investigation

Standing alongside his celebrated defence attorney, Weinstein looked glum and appeared not to speak during the fleeting court appearance, at which he agreed to post bail at $1 million cash and was ordered fitte...More..

Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments
by | Friday, May 25, 2018

Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments

They targeted a number of Russian oligarchs, who the United States said had profited from Russia's regime, and their companies - but the sanctions appeared to target, in particular, energy tycoon Deripaska. T...More..

Woman files lawsuit claiming R. Kelly
by | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Woman files lawsuit claiming R. Kelly "deliberately" gave her an STD

In the civil lawsuit filed in NY state court on Monday, the woman, Faith Rodgers , said she first met Kelly at a party following his performance in San Antonio, Texas , in March 2017, when she was 19. It is h...More..

Marks & Spencer Profit Drops Amid
by | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Marks & Spencer Profit Drops Amid "Structural Issues"

The results come a day after M&S said it will shut more than 100 outlets by 2022 as it accelerates a transformation programme that will see thousands of jobs put at risk. "This is vital as we start to leverag...More..

Pompeo's Iran Plan: Tell Them to Give Up
by | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pompeo's Iran Plan: Tell Them to Give Up

Addressing an audience hosted by The Heritage Foundation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained "Two weeks ago President Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or more commonly know...More..

FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

The wave of new treatments, of which Aimovig is the first to get approval, are going after the huge migraine market. About 10 million Americans get them frequently. regulator as a once-monthly, self-injected ...More..

Bill Gates says Donald Trump didn't know what HIV was
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

Bill Gates says Donald Trump didn't know what HIV was

Mr Gates said last month that Mr Trump was "super interested" in the idea of a universal flu vaccine. And then around 20 minutes later, he flew in on a helicopter to the same place. "So I was able to explain ...More..

Ebola Is Back. Here's How The New Outbreak Is Different From 2014
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

Ebola Is Back. Here's How The New Outbreak Is Different From 2014

Isolation zones have been set up in Mbandaka's main hospital as well as Bikoro hospital, with more Ebola treatment centers being set up in Mbandaka and Bikoro. In Mbandaka and Bikoro, 514 people who may have be...More..

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal
by | Thursday, May 17, 2018

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

The FDA's decision was supported by data gathered from two clinical studies that involved 866, clinically opioid-dependent adults, following abrupt discontinuation of use. Some patients - or doctors - may pre...More..