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Wash your hands, people

By |2019-05-26T13:28:04+00:00May 26th, 2019|

It might not seem like it, but it's almost summer. And summer means grilling season. Cooking outside the kitchen is a great way to commune with nature, but it's also a great way to give your dinner guests salmonella. There are some simple rules to follow when it comes to food preparation and storage. MPR [...]

Want to Lose Body Fat? Eat a Late Breakfast and Early Dinner

By |2019-05-26T13:24:11+00:00May 26th, 2019|

How time-restricted eating can help you It turns out, it’s not just what we eat that matters for our health, but also when we eat. Many Americans eat throughout the day. We force our bodies to keep pumping out insulin as we metabolize a steady stream of food. Now, a small study in the Journal of Nutritional Sciencesuggests that time-restricted eating can help [...]

Two schools shut in hepatitis A outbreak in Barry and Penarth

By |2019-05-26T13:20:18+00:00May 26th, 2019|

Pupils at Victoria Primary in Penarth and Palmerston Primary in barry have been offered vaccinations and the schools are being deep cleaned Two schools have shut and pupils offered vaccinations after a cluster of five cases of Hepatitis A were confirmed. The cases include pupils at Victoria Primary in Penarth and Palmerston Primary in Barry , which are both being deep [...]

We used radical ideas to beat Ebola in West Africa and need that approach again in DR Congo

By |2019-05-26T13:16:09+00:00May 26th, 2019|

The Ebola virus is again terrorizing an African nation. The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to spread after it first appeared 10 months ago. By mid-May, the number of cases was 1,847 (1759 confirmed and 88 probable). In total, there were 1,223 deaths (1135 confirmed and 88 probable) and 487 people survived. The deaths in [...]

Living Well With Crohn’s Disease: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

By |2019-05-26T13:12:41+00:00May 26th, 2019|

Making smart food choices isn’t enough If you have Crohn’s disease, you know that many foods can trigger a flare-up and leave you suffering with abdominal pain, diarrhea and fatigue. But there’s more to managing your condition than making smart food choices. Understanding what other behaviors can make your condition worse can empower you to adjust your lifestyle [...]

7 tips to get in the game and play sports safely this spring

By |2019-05-26T12:57:31+00:00May 26th, 2019|

NEW YORK -- Spring is here and with it, the desire to get back outside and play your favorite sport, or maybe you or your child wants to learn a new one. Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, has seven tips [...]

Closed ICUs may reduce rates of three hospital-acquired infections

By |2019-05-26T12:52:43+00:00May 26th, 2019|

Closed ICUs are associated with significantly reduced rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-acquired pneumonia, researchers reported at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. Patients in closed ICUs are evaluated and admitted under an intensivist, and the ICU team handles any orders involving patient care, whereas patients in open ICUs [...]

How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics

By |2019-05-26T12:45:51+00:00May 26th, 2019|

A membrane pump found in most bacteria helps E. coli acquire drug resistance from neighboring cells even while they’re exposed to antibiotics, a new study shows. Escherichia coli is capable of synthesizing drug-resistant proteins even in the presence of antibiotics designed to cripple cell growth. That’s the finding by a group of French researchers reporting today (May 23) [...]