“I've never seen anything like this,” Cancer doctor treats patients with rare connection

“I've never seen anything like this,” Cancer doctor treats patients with rare connection

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Cancer doctor treats patients with rare connection  kfor.com It takes courage, hope and faith  Logan Daily News Episcopal church goes pink in support of breast cancer awareness  The Shippensburg News-Chronicle Dear Doc | After breast cancer … I simply don’t feel sexual  Jamaica Gleaner Full coverage Source link

Gum disease could make blood pressure problems worse

Gum disease could make blood pressure problems worse

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 — Gum disease may interfere with high blood pressure control, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed medical and dental records of more than 3,600 people diagnosed with high blood pressure. Compared to people with good oral health, those with gum disease were less likely to respond to high blood pressure medications […]

Overuse of antibiotics 'risks return to dark ages of life-threatening surgery'

Overuse of antibiotics 'risks return to dark ages of life-threatening surgery'

We face a return to the dark ages of life-threatening surgery unless we can preserve the infection-killing powers of antibiotics, according to England’s chief medical officer. Dame Sally Davies made her remarks as Public Health England (PHE) published a report showing that 3 million common surgical procedures, including caesarean sections and hip replacements, could be […]

To keep your blood pressure in check, don't forget to brush and floss

To keep your blood pressure in check, don't forget to brush and floss

Struggling to bring your high blood pressure under control, even with the help of medications? Open your mouth and say “aha!” if you see tooth decay or gums that are sore, bleeding or receding. You may have found the culprit. Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being treated with medications, systolic blood […]

Not exercising may be more deadly than smoking, study finds

Not exercising may be more deadly than smoking, study finds

Just how important is exercise if you want to live a healthy, longer life? New research finds not exercising or getting very little exercise is just as bad as many other known risk factors associated with death, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease and smoking — and in some cases, not exercising appears to […]

Nobel Laureate Osamu Shimomura (Hon.'10) Dead at 90

Nobel Laureate Osamu Shimomura (Hon.'10) Dead at 90

Osamu Shimomura never forgot the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. He was a teenager working at a factory there when the brighter-than-the-sun flash flooded through the windows. “We were blinded for about 30 seconds,” he recalled six decades after the 1945 strike. “Then, about 40 seconds after the flash, a loud sound and sudden change of […]

Pinellas reports a concerning rise in Hepatitis A. Officials urge vaccination.

Pinellas reports a concerning rise in Hepatitis A. Officials urge vaccination.

Health department officials across Tampa Bay are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against hepatitis A, which is on the rise. As of this week, 58 cases of the virus have been reported in Pinellas this year, including a jump of 10 cases from September to October. Last year, Pinellas reported zero cases. In 2016, there […]

Anti-aging drug cocktail teases significant lifespan extension in early experiments

Anti-aging drug cocktail teases significant lifespan extension in early experiments

Five drugs were ultimately included in the experiments, including a antibiotic called rifampicin, an immunosuppressive agent called rapamycin, and metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes. After extensive tests the researchers discovered a novel triple-cocktail of rapamycin, rifampicin, and allantoin resulted in the best lifespan-extending effects. Source link

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