Eating disorders underdiagnosed in men: study

Eating disorders underdiagnosed in men: study

Eating disorders may go undiagnosed in men and people of colour, depriving them of getting proper health care, a study has found. In a survey of college-age students, researchers from the University of Michigan in the US found great disparities in who was getting both diagnosis and treatment for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, […]

Stop smoking – SEVEN top tips to quit your cigarette habit for good

Stop smoking – SEVEN top tips to quit your cigarette habit for good

Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 80,000 people die a year because of their smoking habit in the UK. Giving up smoking could give you more energy, reduces stress, and lets you breathe more easily, the NHS added. You could stop […]

How being in a relationship can make you gain weight

How being in a relationship can make you gain weight

There may be a simple reason why love handles got their name – you are more likely to put on weight when in a relationship than if you are single, scientists have claimed. A study of more than 15,000 people over nine years has found those in couples are a fifth less likely to be […]

No Smoking Day 2018: 6 medical benefits of kicking the butt

No Smoking Day 2018: 6 medical benefits of kicking the butt

How many times this year did you decide that you will give up on that smoking habit of yours? And did you happen to make similar resolutions last year and the year before that too? But somehow, it doesn’t seem to take place, even though you know that it will do your health a world […]

Healthcare in US costs 2x as much as other rich nations

Healthcare in US costs 2x as much as other rich nations

The United States spends almost twice as much on healthcare as other rich nations, largely because everything from drugs to devices to doctors’ pay simply costs more, researchers said Tuesday. The study by researchers at Harvard University and the London School of Economics disputes the long-held belief that US costs are high because patients see […]

Healthy but room for improvement

Healthy but room for improvement

BLOOMINGTON — A respected, annual report that ranks the health of residents by county shows that Central Illinois counties are healthy overall but there’s room for improvement. “I see it as an opportunity,” said Camille Rodriguez, director of the McLean County Health Department. “It’s not all where we want it to be. But, in other areas, […]

PA Department of Health: HIV, gonorrhea diagnoses on the rise in Beaver County

PA Department of Health: HIV, gonorrhea diagnoses on the rise in Beaver County

Kate Malongowski @bctkate Beaver County has seen “notable increases” in new HIV and gonorrhea diagnoses. However, a lack of willingness to test — combined with the potential spread of the diseases through illegal drug use — raises more questions than answers. From 2017 through this year so far, the number of new HIV cases has increased “nearly […]

Biophysicists discover how small populations of bacteria survive treatment

Biophysicists discover how small populations of bacteria survive treatment

The journal eLife published the research, showing that a population of bacteria containing 100 cells or less responds to antibiotics randomly—not homogeneously like a larger population. “We’ve shown that there may be nothing special about bacterial cells that aren’t killed by drug therapy—they survive by random chance,” says lead author Minsu Kim, an assistant professor […]

Three babies contract measles at Johnson County day care

Three babies contract measles at Johnson County day care

Please enable Javascript to watch this video JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Johnson County health officials are warning about some recent cases of measles. The illness is now confirmed in three babies from a single day care center. On a beautiful spring day, it is playtime in the park. The daughters of best friends Ann Dodson […]