Medicine


Antidepressants can make you gain weight, new research has found Antidepressants can make you gain weight, new research has found
- May 26, 2018

In the study, patients who used any of a dozen common antidepressants were 21 percent more likely than others to put on an extra 5 to 8 pounds, the study authors said. Because patients took antidepressants intermittently throughout the ten years, researchers assessed the actual time they were at risk in order to calculate the annual risk for the entire cohort. (more...)
Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state
- May 26, 2018

Of the 13 confirmed cases, 11 people have died so far. Ribavirin tablets, an anti-viral medicine are being distributed and officials have been asked to send the medicines to all affected areas, the release said. The symptoms are nearly identical to influenza, including fever and muscle ache and in some cases patients have brain inflammation as well. This can be followed by dizziness, drowsiness, altered consciousness, and neurological signs that indicate acute encephalitis. (more...)
'Nipah outbreaks are localised, but can not be predicted' 'Nipah outbreaks are localised, but can not be predicted'
- May 26, 2018

The Chandigarh health department on Friday also issued an advisory on Nipah virus and said that the department is taking all measures to tackle the disease. "Despite the threat to their lives, none of them left the post". "In Kerala too, the government should follow the same practice", he said. A clutch of dead bats discovered on the roof of a school in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh triggered a brief scare, but there are no suspected human infections, said health official Sanjay ... (more...)
Does eating an egg a day delay death? Does eating an egg a day delay death?
- May 26, 2018

Researchers at Peking University Health Science Center found that the simple and cheap food, once thought to raise unhealthy cholesterol levels, dramatically protects the heart . Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, said: "It's possible that the lower risk of cardiovascular disease seen in those who consumed eggs on a daily basis may have been caused by something else in their diet or lifestyle - rather than a specific cause and effect". (more...)
Ebola patients flee hospital in DR Congo, says MSF Ebola patients flee hospital in DR Congo, says MSF
- May 26, 2018

That brings the total to 28 confirmed Ebola cases, 21 probable ones and nine suspected. One was taken to a nearby evangelical church, according to health officials and a source at the church, where she - by now vomiting and unable to walk - joined 19 other people for prayers in a cramped tin-roofed building. (more...)
Mussels off Washington state test positive for opioids and antibiotics Mussels off Washington state test positive for opioids and antibiotics
- May 26, 2018

These mussels , however, were never meant to end up on the dinner table. When humans ingest opioids like oxycodone, they ultimately end up excreting traces of the drugs into the toilet. "We found antibiotics, we found antidepressants, chemotherapy drugs, heart medications and also oxycodone", said biologist Jennifer Lanksbury. But it does pose worrying questions about the health of local fish, who are more responsive to opioids. (more...)
Obesity ups risk of 12 types of cancer
- May 26, 2018

Individuals need to follow as many of these recommendations as possible, not just some of them. To avoid the disease, WCRF advised cleaning up our unhealthy modern lifestyle, by cutting down on fast and processed foods. The WCRF believes mothers who breastfeed decrease their chances of developing breast cancer as well. In the first 25 years, however, the nearly 90% of men who were overweight/obese and/or smokers had a reduced risk of developing cancers associated with the risk factors ... (more...)
Young women more likely than men to lung cancer Young women more likely than men to lung cancer
- May 26, 2018

But the decline has been steeper among men so that now, incidence of the disease is higher in white and Hispanic women born since the mid-1960s. In particular, for whites between the ages of 40 and 44, female-to-male incidence went from 12 percent lower in the 1995-99 period to 17 percent higher in the 2010-14 period. (more...)
Youth e-cigarette use up 50 percent since 2014 Youth e-cigarette use up 50 percent since 2014
- May 26, 2018

The study appears in the The Journal of Physiology . Specifically, they say that cigarette smoke can reduce the number of blood vessels in leg muscles, which reduces the overall flow of oxygen and vital nutrients. Eighty participants, or 1.3 percent of the study population, successfully kept from smoking for 6 months past the target quit date. Free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, are a staple of many corporate wellness programs aimed at encouraging ... (more...)
Ariana Grande Responds to Comments on Her Ariana Grande Responds to Comments on Her "Toxic" Relationship with Mac Miller
- May 26, 2018

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson called out fans Thursday following remarks that suggested he can't be in a romantic relationship due to his borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis. Some of Ariana Grande's fans are anxious that the 24-year-old songbird is going from one toxic relationship to another. Davidson also gave a shoutout to those struggling with their mental health , saying he wants everyone out there with a mental illness to know what people say about them ... (more...)
North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June
- May 25, 2018

Well before he chose to pull the plug on the June 12 summit plan, concerns were growing that the gap between the two leaders on the most fundamental issues was so wide that the potential danger of a major breakdown outweighed the whatever benefits might come from simply sitting down together for what would be a historic first. (more...)
How elevated carbon dioxide can make rice less nutritious How elevated carbon dioxide can make rice less nutritious
- May 25, 2018

The researchers chose to examine the effect of heightened Carbon dioxide levels on rice because of the fact that more than two billion people worldwide depend on it as a primary food. The changes in B vitamins may relate to the well-established decline of nitrogen in plants exposed to elevated concentrations of CO2, Ziska said. Currently, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations hover around 410 ppm-but at the rate they're currently rising, they could reach the high levels used in the study ... (more...)
Seafood-rich diet increases sexual activity and pregnancy chances, study finds Seafood-rich diet increases sexual activity and pregnancy chances, study finds
- May 25, 2018

It could be that the omega-3 fatty acids found in some fatty fish, such as salmon and sardines, could have beneficial effects on semen quality in men, as well as ovulation and embryo quality in women, the researchers suggested. 'Most of seafood in the United States in very low in mercury and the majority of women are not consuming large amounts of predatory fish, such as swordfish or shark, which are the ones that are high in mercury'. (more...)
‘No amount’ of bacon, sausages or alcohol is safe, cancer experts warn ‘No amount’ of bacon, sausages or alcohol is safe, cancer experts warn
- May 25, 2018

The WCRF also said that alcohol is directly linked to an increase in risk of six cancers - and recommended that people stick to water. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'unruffled' after Trump cancels summit North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'unruffled' after Trump cancels summit
- May 25, 2018

It comes after the president cancelled a meeting with Kim Jong Un that were scheduled for 12 June. Women walk past a TV broadcast about the canceled summit between the US and North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2018. "It appears that (the North) remains honest in implementing the agreement and making efforts on denuclearization and peace building", the unification minister said. (more...)
Nipah Virus: These are the areas affected by NiV in India Nipah Virus: These are the areas affected by NiV in India
- May 25, 2018

The symptoms include fever and headaches, followed by drowsiness and confusion, leading to possible coma and death within a week. Transmission of Nipah virus to humans may occur after direct contact with infected bats, infected pigs or from other people infected with the virus. (more...)
USA officials say some teething medicines unsafe for babies USA officials say some teething medicines unsafe for babies
- May 25, 2018

Pfizer Inc.'s Anbesol gel and liquid for toothaches and cold sores already carries a warning for the rare condition, called methemoglobinemia . If companies do not comply, the FDA threatened to remove the products from shelves, according to the agency's announcement . (more...)
Weekends Sleeping In Could Help You Live Longer, Study Finds Weekends Sleeping In Could Help You Live Longer, Study Finds
- May 25, 2018

The findings suggest, in other words, that you may be able to make up for the damaging effects of lost sleep. "The results imply that short (weekday) sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep", the researchers wrote in the study. (more...)
Polish novelist wins Man Booker International Prize Polish novelist wins Man Booker International Prize
- May 25, 2018

The Man Booker International prize delivers a reliable increase in sales for the winning book. "It isn't a traditional narrative", said chair of judges Lisa Appignanesi, pointing to Tokarczuk's own description of her writing as "constellation novels" to describe an author who throws her stories into orbit, allowing her readers to form meaningful shapes from them. (more...)
The US-North Korea summit falls victim to bipolar rhetoric The US-North Korea summit falls victim to bipolar rhetoric
- May 25, 2018

In a letter to Kim, Trump announced he would not go ahead with the high-stakes meeting set for June 12 in Singapore, and would instead pursue Washington's campaign of "maximum pressure" through sanctions on Pyongyang. State Department official who worked on North Korean issues. "The dismantling of the nuclear test ground conducted with high-level transparency has clearly attested once again to the proactive and peace-loving efforts of the [North Korean] government being made for assuring ... (more...)