WHO warns that pipeline for new antibiotics is running dry

(Andrew Jacobs/ New York Times) — With the pipeline for new antibiotics slowing to a trickle and bankruptcies driving pharmaceutical companies from the field, the World Health Organization on Friday issued a fresh warning about the global threat of drug-resistant infections. Some 700,000 people die each year because medicines that once cured their conditions are […]

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Can you get the cold and flu at the same time?

(Adam Townsend/ MedicineNet Health News) — Getting a cold and the flu at the same time is possible. And while it sounds awful, it hardly ever happens, according to a new study from the UK. Rhinoviruses that cause colds and influenza viruses that cause flu are locked in a death struggle for your respiratory real […]

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New study puts aspirin’s health benefits in question: daily dose may do more harm than good

(John Anderer/ Study Finds) — Aspirin has been considered a cure all among Americans for decades. Aside from acting as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, it’s long been considered useful for people dealing with heart problems by helping prevent blood clots, which are the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke. Aspirin use is so […]

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Stroke: excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

(Ana Sandoiu/ Medical News Today) — Globally, 15 million people experience a stroke each year. Almost 6 million of these people die as a result, and 5 million go on to live with a disability. In the U.S., over 795,000 people have a stroke each year. The list of traditional risk factorsTrusted Source for stroke […]

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Treating heart abnormalities at the MUHC with radiation therapy

(Cindy Sherwin/ CTV News) — Radiation oncologists and cardiologists rarely collaborate, but the two medical specialties have come together at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), to mend broken hearts. The MUHC says patients with severe arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, will benefit from a radiotherapy treatment that targets the abnormal parts of the heart that […]

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CDC report finds 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year

(Helen Branswell/ STAT) — An estimated 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year—one every 15 minutes—according to a stark new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that reveals that the problem is substantially greater than previously estimated. The new report, the first update of a landmark 2013 publication that estimated the […]

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Are personalized diets ready for prime time?

(WebMD) — When Howard Wolinsky was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he expected to kiss bagels goodbye — too many carbs. But a personalized diet based on his own gut microbiome offered a pleasant surprise: “It turns out those little bugs in my guts seem to like bread, if it’s combined with fats and proteins,” […]

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Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

(Chiara Townley/ Medical News Today) — According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year. According to the Centers for […]

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You are what you eat – why the future of nutrition is personal

(Tim Spector/ The Conversation) — Humans are complicated, and there are many things that influence our health. There are things we can’t change, like our age or genetic makeup, and the things we can, such as our choice of food and drink. There are also the trillions of bacteria that live in our guts – […]

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Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with having multiple job losses

(SciTech Europa) — According to a new study, people who have become recently unemployed and have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, their results show that in people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, an experience of multiple involuntary […]

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