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Taranaki woman's close shave in memory of friend's son who died of Meningococcal disease

TARANAKI WOMAN'S CLOSE SHAVE IN MEMORY OF FRIEND'S SON WHO DIED OF MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

The first thing Nikki Morris thought after shaving her head for Meningococcal awareness was 'my head is so flat'.

What's the Best Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet?

WHAT'S THE BEST HEARTWORM PREVENTION FOR YOUR PET?

Heartworms are parasites that often take up residence in the heart and lungs, resulting in severe lung disease, heart failure, organ...

 
 
 
4 Quick Facts About Heart Disease in Cats

4 QUICK FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE IN CATS

Nature plays no favorites when it comes to doling out heart disease. The most common type of heart disease in cats is called hypertrophic...

5 Quick Facts About Heart Disease in Dogs

5 QUICK FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE IN DOGS

Yes, dogs get heart disease too, but it affects them differently than it does humans. The most common heart disease in humans is coronary...

 
 
 
My Experience with Integrative Medicine and Natural Therapies

MY EXPERIENCE WITH INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND NATURAL THERAPIES

My experience with integrative medicine and natural therapies is over 20 years long and counting. I was diagnosed with both Lyme disease...

Everything You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN DOGS

What's worse than seeing your dog in pain? Not much. And if you have ever experienced a urinary tract infection, also known as bacterial...

 
 
 
Kentucky governor says he deliberately exposed his 9 children to chickenpox

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR SAYS HE DELIBERATELY EXPOSED HIS 9 CHILDREN TO CHICKENPOX

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease...

Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug crashes in Phase III testing

BIOGEN'S ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE DRUG CRASHES IN PHASE III TESTING

The news sent Biogen's shares down more than 26 percent pre-market, but analysts also wrote that it deals a significant blow to amyloid...

 
 
 
Choosing Adult Day Care for Alzheimer's Patients

CHOOSING ADULT DAY CARE FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS

No matter how nice and caring you are for somebody with Alzheimer's disease, you may end up needing help. Sometimes, a friend or a...

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Help Detect Early Pancreatic Tumors

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP ALGORITHM TO HELP DETECT EARLY PANCREATIC TUMORS

One of the challenges in treating pancreatic cancer has been catching a tumor at an early stage when it can be surgically removed....

 
 
 
Another Romaine lettuce outbreak takes its toll

ANOTHER ROMAINE LETTUCE OUTBREAK TAKES ITS TOLL

I occasionally write about disease outbreaks caused by food and am especially interested in those caused by romaine lettuce, because...

Low Levels of Leisure-Time Exercise Can Lower Your Death Risk

LOW LEVELS OF LEISURE-TIME EXERCISE CAN LOWER YOUR DEATH RISK

Even very light leisure-time exercises such as gardening and walking in the park can reduce the risk of death from heart disease, cancer,...

 
 
 
Regulators just approved a new depression drug with the potential to be a game-changer

REGULATORS JUST APPROVED A NEW DEPRESSION DRUG WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BE A GAME-CHANGER

Shutterstock On Tuesday, federal regulators approved the second new antidepressant this month after 35 years of little progress combatting...

Everything You Need to Know About Bloat - The Deadly Dog Disease

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOAT - THE DEADLY DOG DISEASE

Have you heard of bloat? If you've got a dog at home, this disease is something you should learn about. In humans, bloat, also known...

 
 
 
Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

DOES MOST OF YOUR PAYCHECK GO TO RENT? THAT MAY BE HURTING YOUR HEALTH

Jessica Owens-Young, a researcher at the American University, explains new research on the links between rent, diet and disease across...

ZEBRAFISH AS A MODEL FOR KIDNEY FUNCTION AND DISEASE

Abstract Kidney disease is a global problem with around three million people diagnosed in the UK alone and the incidence is rising....

 
 
 
British MPs think social media addiction should be treated as a disease

BRITISH MPS THINK SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION SHOULD BE TREATED AS A DISEASE

A new report compiled by MPs in the UK suggests that social media addiction should be considered a disease. As the Guardian reports...

Inflammation Links Heart Disease, Depression: Study

INFLAMMATION LINKS HEART DISEASE, DEPRESSION: STUDY

People who have heart disease are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing depression, but a new study suggests that the vice-versa...

 
 
 
Common Heartburn Medications Tied to Chronic Kidney Disease

COMMON HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS TIED TO CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Common drugs prescribed to treat heartburn, ulcers, and acid reflux are associated with an increased risk for developing chronic kidney...

ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTICANCER ACTIVITIES OF ORPHAN BIOSYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTERS FROM ATLANTIS II RED SEA BRINE POOL

Cancer and infectious diseases are problematic because of continuous emergence of drug resistance. One way to address this enormous...