Last flu season was deadly. Did you get a shot to protect yourself for this one?

Last flu season was deadly. Did you get a shot to protect yourself for this one?

Months out from the nation’s deadliest flu season in decades, public health officials are urging people to get their flu shot, including in Whatcom County where the flu already is making people ill. “It’s starting,” said Cindy Hollinsworth, Communicable Disease manager for the Whatcom County Health Department. About 80,000 people in the U.S. died from […]

Herpes is linked to half of Alzheimer's cases, scientist claims

Herpes is linked to half of Alzheimer's cases, scientist claims

The herpes virus could be linked to at least half of all Alzheimer’s disease cases, a scientist has claimed. Professor Ruth Itzhaki, who has spent more than 25 years at the University of Manchester investigating a potential link between the two, said studies carried out in Taiwan suggested that the risk of dementia was much […]

CDC, local docs: Now is the time to get the flu shot

CDC, local docs: Now is the time to get the flu shot

CDC, local docs: Now is the time to get the flu shot  Bucks County Courier Times Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2018-19 flu season  Fox News Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 flu shot and season  Indianapolis Star Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism of Flu Shot Despite Doctor Recommendations – […]

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk

If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found. The findings, presented at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal, showed a rise in stroke incidence among marijuana users from 2010-14 while overall stroke prevalence remained stable. According to the […]

California Youth Are Failing to Recognize Dangers of Juul E-Cigarettes

California Youth Are Failing to Recognize Dangers of Juul E-Cigarettes

Researchers worry young people are unaware of the dangers of electronic cigarettes.  (EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images) Young adults and teens who smoke Juul brand e-cigarettes are blissfully unaware of the health risks associated with the popular vape kit, according to a new study out of Stanford. Younger users fail to recognize the addictive potential of Juul […]

Regular exercise should be part of cancer care for all patients

Regular exercise should be part of cancer care for all patients

Quality of life scores before and after chemotherapy in active and inactive patients. Credit: European Society for Medical Oncology Including exercise or sport as part of cancer care can significantly improve symptom management, quality of life and fitness during and after treatment, French researchers have concluded in two presentations to be reported at the ESMO […]

How one family used an obituary to lay out the reality of opioid addiction

How one family used an obituary to lay out the reality of opioid addiction

Kate O’Neill never thought she would be writing her own sister’s obituary. But as the family made preparations for the memorial this month, the task fell to O’Neill. Sitting down at a kitchen table, she wrote the story of how Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir battled drug addiction. Linsenmeir, from Burlington, Vermont, was only 30 when she […]

Methodist introduces first in-house 3D nipple tattoo for breast cancer survivors

Methodist introduces first in-house 3D nipple tattoo for breast cancer survivors

By Marialuisa Rincon, Staff writer Published 7:56 pm CDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 Houston Methodist The Woodlands’ Steven Gordon and Benjamin Albright introduced 3D nipple tattooing at the hospital’s Institute for Reconstructive Surgery for women who have healed from unilateral and bilateral mastectomies. Their first patient, Pamela Harvey, is set to be the procedure’s first patient […]

Juul's social media draws alarming number of teen followers, study finds

Juul's social media draws alarming number of teen followers, study finds

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS NEWS – The electronic cigarette brand Juul is known for its popularity among teens. Even though the company has vowed not to market to underage users, a new study shows many adolescents are being exposed to the device […]

Ticks Are Killing an Alarming Number of Moose Thanks to Climate Change

Ticks Are Killing an Alarming Number of Moose Thanks to Climate Change

Known as “ghost moose,” this adult moose illustrates typical hair loss associated with high loads of winter ticks. Photo: Dan Bergeron, N.H. Fish and Game Dept. The horrifying effects of climate change are evident seemingly everywhere you look. Now, a report from researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) suggests that climate change favorable […]

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