By |2019-09-22T15:55:45+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

India has just banned a ‘last-hope’ drug misused in livestock, and the WHO has launched a campaign against drug-resistant bacteria. But Israel isn’t doing very much. India’s health ministry has banned the use of a “last hope” antibiotic known as colistin in farm animals to help stop the growing spread of drug-resistant “superbugs,” a threat [...]

How Can I Find Relief From the Dryness in My Eyes + Mouth Caused by Sjögren’s?

By |2019-09-22T15:42:31+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

The short answer from a rheumatologist Q: I have Sjögren’s syndrome, and I have dryness in my eyes and mouth. Is there anything I can do about this? A: Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue with an inflammatory response. In Sjögren’s syndrome, the inflammation mostly [...]

The U.S. could lose its measles-elimination status soon. Here’s why that matters.

By |2019-09-22T15:28:15+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

Officially, the U.S. eliminated measles 19 years ago. While there was the occasional case, brought in by a traveller that could be spread to a few nearby people, outbreaks of the infectious disease have usually been relatively limited. That is, until this year. Credit: iStock, andriano_cz Read more at Global News...

Can You Boost Your Metabolism for Weight Loss?

By |2019-09-22T15:24:32+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

And four ways to change your weight set point Your friend seems to eat and drink everything in sight — but always stays slim. You, on the other hand, diligently count calories but can’t get rid of those extra 10 pounds. What gives? Endocrinologist and obesity specialist Marcio Griebeler, MD, says the answer is (unfortunately) a [...]

Embarrassing Vaginal Odor? It Could Be Bacterial Vaginosis

By |2019-09-22T15:05:15+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

This common infection is an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina It’s one of those topics that’s so taboo, you might be too embarrassed to talk to your doctor about it. But chances are, your gynecologist can help!  So don’t put off mentioning any unusual vaginal odor that’s got you feeling self-conscious or keeping you from [...]

Tailgate chili

By |2019-09-22T14:06:43+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

Ingredients: 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef (or ground white meat chicken or turkey for a healthier option) 1 medium onion (chopped) 1 medium green bell pepper (chopped) 1 medium jalapeño (optional, only if you like spicy chili), chopped 4 clove minced, fresh garlic OR 2 tsp. jarred, minced garlic 1 Tbsp. chili powder 1 [...]

Good nutrition and weight management

By |2019-09-22T14:02:10+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Your daily food choices affect your health – how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future. If you’re struggling with your weight, here are some tips for smart food choices: Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products. Include [...]

Australia loses eight million working days a year due to mental health issues

By |2019-09-21T11:23:46+00:00September 21st, 2019|

Julia Gillard has brought attention to the economic and personal costs of mental health conditions at an annual conference examining key concerns impacting Australia. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has spoken out about the deep impact mental health is having on the workforce at an annual awareness-raising conference in Canberra. The Beyond Blue chair used [...]

Here’s What You Need To Know About Working Out With A Cold

By |2019-09-21T11:11:55+00:00September 21st, 2019|

When you feel like total crap, skipping your workout is an obvious choice. But it’s a little different when you have a cold. Sure, you don’t feel as amazing as you could, but you’re not totally down and out, either. Of course, you want to rest your body if that's what you're supposed to do but…is [...]

This deadly fungal disease could use climate change to mobilize

By |2019-09-21T11:02:35+00:00September 21st, 2019|

Climate change will increase the range of Valley fever. The vast majority of the 10,000 cases of Valley fever diagnosed in the United States each year occur in Arizona and California. In those two states, the environment and weather—a dry desert with rainy seasons —create the conditions that the Coccidioides fungus, which causes the illness, needs to [...]