Tag: health

  • Cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trials

    An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn a longtime enemy germ into an ally against cancer, according to new research this week. In preliminary data from a phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating hard-to-eradicate tumors, with […]

  • Reusable contact lenses could cause blindness: study

    Don’t be blind to the risk of contact! Wearing reusable contact lenses could lead to a rare infection leading to vision loss, according to a revealing new study. According to a study published in the journal Ophthalmology, people who wear multi-purpose lenses are nearly four times more likely to develop a corneal infection that causes […]

  • Reusable contact lens users are nearly four times more likely to develop a serious eye infection

    People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four times more likely to develop a rare eye infection that could blind them, according to a study. The British scientists behind the research also warned that wearing lenses in the shower, swimming pool and while sleeping also increased the risk. In the study, they looked at […]

  • Even SLIM type 2 diabetics can reverse their condition

    Even SLIM type 2 diabetics can reverse their condition with ‘game-changing’ soup and shake diet: Top experts say patients just need to lose 10% of their body weight This is the equivalent of a person with a 13th frame (83 kg) losing 1st 4 lbs (8 kg) Newcastle Uni scientists presented their findings at a […]

  • WSJ News Exclusive | Humana, CVS Circle Cano Health as potential buyers

    humane and SVC Health turn in circles Cano Health according to people familiar with the situation, as health heavyweights scramble to recruit primary care providers. The talks are serious and a deal to buy Cano could be reached in the coming weeks, assuming the talks don’t collapse, some people have said. Cano shares, which had […]

  • Implant can reduce OCD symptoms with electrical pulses

    Raman Oza/Pixabay” alt=”"deep brain stimulation," or DBS, may offer significant relief to two-thirds of patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a new study. Photo of Raman Oza/Pixabay“/> “Deep brain stimulation,” or DBS, may offer significant relief to two-thirds of patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, a new study has found. Photo by Raman Oza/Pixabay When […]

  • Canada to drop border vaccination mandate on September 30

    TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved Canada’s removal of the requirement to vaccinate people entering the country at the end of September, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country. No mandate changes are […]

  • Why Basically Everyone Should Be Screened for Anxiety Disorder

    Photo: firecrackers (Shutterstock) The lingering pandemic, rising crime, an uncertain economy: all good reasons to see your doctor to get tested for anxiety, or so the federal government says. The advice isn’t just for people who already have mental health issues – this week the US Preventive Services Task Force, an advisory group set up […]

  • Scientists discover a way to repair axonal fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine

    A future cure for paralysis? Scientists find a way to repair axonal fibers in nerves in a damaged spine that don’t regenerate naturally Scientists have discovered a molecule capable of repairing damage to the spine after a serious injury Called TTK21, it can stimulate repair in axons without the ability to regenerate – opening the […]

  • Flies on food aren’t just a nuisance. They are dangerous for your health

    Warning: if you are about to eat food, it can ruin your meal. Did you know that when flies land on food to eat, they vomit on it first? This vomit contains traces of everything they’ve eaten before, whether it’s a bit of someone else’s lunch or something much less tasty, like dog poo. Now […]

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