Chlamydia doubled ovarian cancer risk, study shows

Chlamydia doubled ovarian cancer risk, study shows

Chlamydia is very common. More than 1.5 million Americans have chlamydia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics, but it often causes no symptoms, so people can be infected for months or even years and not know it. Over time, chlamydia causes widespread inflammation that that cause infertility. […]

Two measles cases put US travelers on high alert

Two measles cases put US travelers on high alert

NEWARK, N.J. — Health officials are warning people who went through airports in Newark, New Jersey, Detroit and Memphis this month that they may have been exposed to measles. The disease was carried by two air passengers from overseas. The two cases happened within days of each other. The first was on March 6, when […]

Alpaca with rabies one of 32 cases confirmed in Colorado

Alpaca with rabies one of 32 cases confirmed in Colorado

An alpaca in Douglas County is one of 32 cases of confirmed rabies infection in Colorado, health officials say. Although it’s more common for skunks, bats, raccoons and foxes to contract the disease, rabies can also hit pets and livestock, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Tri-County Health Department. Last year, there […]

Swab your nostril for science and help track the spread of flu

Swab your nostril for science and help track the spread of flu

Buy Photo The Flu Near You phone app uses the power of the crowd to provide you as well as researchers with real-time information about influenza-like-illness in your area shown Friday, March 9. The app was created by epidemiologists from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital(Photo: Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtimes.com)Buy Photo With an app and a cotton […]

Women who exercise might be able to delay dementia

Women who exercise might be able to delay dementia

Middle-aged women with a “high degree” of cardiovascular fitness proved to be 90% less likely to develop dementia in their golden years than those in just moderate health, according to new findings out of Sweden. And, if the women in the study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, with a higher fitness […]

America is exercising more, but that's not slowing down the rising obesity rate

America is exercising more, but that's not slowing down the rising obesity rate

For a third year in a row, a majority of American adults are exercising as much as their government recommends. But that does not appear to be curbing the nation’s obesity rate, which in 2017 reached an all-time high. Nearly one in three people in America—31.4%—today are obese, according to new data (pdf) published this […]

Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites  U.S. News & World Report Blacks have more exposure to air pollutants raising heart disease risk, death  Science Daily Full coverage Source link

Flu season visitor restrictions to end at Triad hospitals Friday morning

Flu season visitor restrictions to end at Triad hospitals Friday morning

The deadliest flu season of at least the past 10 years has diminished enough that Triad hospitals plan to lift their temporary visitor restrictions on young children.  Restrictions for children 12 and under will end at 7 a.m. Friday. after being put in place Jan. 12. They are being lifted for hospitals affiliated with Atrium […]