Health

12
Nov
Amy Robach of ABC Says On-Air Mammogram Found Breast Cancer

Amy Robach, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America” who underwent a mammography on the program Oct. 1, said she will have a double mastectomy. Amy Robach, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” had avoided her doctor’s recommendation for a mammogram screening for a year, when a producer for the show called at the end of September and asked her to consider undergoing a televised mammogram.Reluctantly, she agreed. “You... [read news]

10
Nov
Cancer patient's pre-surgery flash mob dance goes viral, inspires

Deborah Cohan, nervous about undergoing double mastectomy, did what few would be willing to do: get down to Beyonce for a flash mob dance party with her surgical team. A video of the dance party at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco -- Cohan dancing near a gurney, her surgical team suited up and gyrating around her to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" -- went viral on the Internet.  Cohan, recovering after being released on Wednesday, has been... [read news]

08
Nov
Women more prone to allergies than men, report finds

Women are more likely to suffer from allergies than men due to genetic differences between the sexes, according to new research. Scientists found that adult women were at higher risk of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases than their male counterparts. But as children, more boys suffer from rhinitis, asthma and food allergies than girls. Allergy specialist Dr Renata Engler said: “More prepubescent males have... [read news]

08
Nov
The week in health: 5 things you need to know

This week we learned that trans fats in processed foods are a lot like Blockbuster stores: they still exist, but probably not for long. Here's what you need to know about that and all the health headlines: The Food and Drug Administration has not banned trans fats – yet. But the agency really wants to rid the food supply of artificial fats that health experts say are artery-clogging killers. The stuff is still used in some baked goods... [read news]

08
Nov
Polio Threatens Europe as Virus Makes Comeback Amid Wars

Polio, the crippling virus driven to the brink of extinction, may return to Europe as regional conflicts undermine a $10 billion eradication campaign. Polio’s re-appearance in Syria last month after a 14 year absence raises the risk that the virus will hitch a ride on unsuspecting refugees fleeing the country and return to areas, including Europe, that have been polio-free for decades, according to a letter published in the The Lancet medical... [read news]

03
Aug
Fatty foods improve our mood, study finds

Fatty foods have a direct effect on our mood, a new study suggests. Apparently, it is not only the taste of these foods that makes us feel better, but also the gut-brain signalling they induce. According to scientists, consuming fat improves our mood, even when we are unaware that we are eating it. To prove this point, the subjects in the study were given the fat through feeding tubes.Researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium looked... [read news]

28
Jul
Mobile phone use not linked to cancer risk in children

Using mobile phones does not put children and teenagers at a greater risk for brain cancer, according to a new study conducted by Swiss researchers. The scientists found that youngsters who use mobiles are not more likely to develop cancer than children who do not use the devices.The study, described in the Wednesday, 27 July, edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is the first to examine a possible link between mobile phone... [read news]

27
Jun
France reported E.coli contamination cases

The Health Ministry of France announced that another eight cases of E.coli sickness were reported at a Bordeaux hospital. According to the officials that investigated every one of the possible sick people, six of them had eaten a soup with sprouts, tomatoes, onion and cucumber because they were on a visit there. The tests shows that two other people hospitalized have hemolytic uremic syndrome and one root at the bacteria that was investigated at... [read news]

30
May
Pediatricians warn against energy drinks for children

Energy drinks are not only unnecessary, but can also prove harmful to children, according to researchers in the United Sates. A recent report put together by a group of US doctors, members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, warns against children and teenagers consuming energy drinks. They say that youngsters should avoid them completely and also limit the amount of sports drinks they consume. Instead, they should drink plenty of water every... [read news]

25
May
Smallpox destruction postponed again

A decision on when to eliminate the remaining stocks of live variola was postponed for three more years by the World Health Organization. The debate on the destruction of smallpox stocks has already lasted for more than two decades. The disease was eradicated some 30 years ago, but experts believe that more research is necessary to develop vaccines in case it should return.The issue was under debate at the 64th World Health Assembly in Geneva.... [read news]


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