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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

By | 2018-05-20T13:01:39+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a single case was confirmed earlier [...]

Ebola Outbreak: How Worried Should We Be?

By | 2018-05-20T12:45:52+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

What's the worse-case Ebola outbreak? Public health officials would say it's when the virus is spreading in a crowded urban environment that's a major transportation hub and has dilapidated, ill-equipped health care facilities. Unfortunately, that's what's happening right now in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ebola is a virus that causes [...]

20 New Health Studies That Will Change The Way You Live

By | 2018-05-20T04:29:33+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

From groundbreaking treatments to the latest in prevention, these new health studies could have a major impact on how you live your life. Here’s the latest news from the world of medicine. 1. Eggs could help prevent type 2 diabetes According to new research from the University of Eastern Finland, moderate egg consumption (approximately four [...]

ERS/ECDC Statement: European Union standards for tuberculosis care, 2017 update

By | 2018-05-20T04:11:57+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Abstract The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care define the essential level of care for managing patients who have or are presumed to have tuberculosis, or are at increased risk of developing the disease. The resources and capacity in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area permit higher standards of care to secure quality [...]

To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

By | 2018-05-20T03:56:07+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

When severe, chronic diarrhea strikes, sometimes the only cure is … more feces. It might seem bizarre, but a transplant of healthy human stool and its bacterial ecosystem can mean freedom from a painful, life-threatening illness. The transplants — called fecal microbiota transplants, or FMTs — are becoming more and more popular. So popular that [...]

Foods That Boost Your Energy

By | 2018-05-20T03:46:39+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Doesn't All Food Boost Energy? Yes, but in different ways. Sugary drinks, candy, and pastries put too much fuel (sugar) into your blood too quickly. The ensuing crash leaves you tired and hungry again. “Complex carbs,” healthy fats, and protein take longer to digest, satisfy your hunger, and provide a slow, steady stream of energy. Oatmeal [...]

Improving your mobility

By | 2018-05-20T03:34:33+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

A fundamental goal of healthy aging is to keep walking as long as possible. Barring an injury or disabling disease, most of us think of the ability to walk as a defining capability of the human body. Of course, people who lose their ability to walk can still retain mobility through wheelchairs and assistive devices, [...]

New Colon Cancer Prognostic Biomarker: A ‘Potentially Important Clinical Advance’

By | 2018-05-20T03:07:19+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Insights from Cleveland Clinic’s Emina Huang, MD The recent identification of a prognostic biomarker for earlier-stage colon cancer by an international research group is a provocative finding that, if further validated, could help guide treatment decisions and suggest new therapeutic targets, says Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center colorectal surgeon and scientist  Emina Huang, MD. The discovery [...]