Local Zika outbreaks

The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affected, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday. The United States has seen more than 350 cases of people...

5 ways to exercise mindful eating

Numerous evidence-based studies have been published discussing mindful eating as an essential weight loss tool. By eating mindfully, you can teach yourself to eat less, eat more wholesomely and feel more satisfied after meals. Practicing mindful eating can be personalized to your...

Skin Cancer Pair Of Drugs 'Eliminate

A fifth of people with advanced melanoma have no sign of tumours in their body after treatment with a pair of immunotherapy drugs, a study shows. The first survival data on using ipilimumab and nivolumab in combination showed 69% of patients, in a trial on 142, were still alive...

Gene editing 'boosts' cancer

Cancer scientists have genetically modified the immune system to help it attack tumours in mice. The immune system is the body’s own defence against infection and cancer, but tumours develop ways of stopping the onslaught. The University College London team manipulated the...

Brazilian Scientists Find New Zika

Scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord. Zika has already been linked with the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barre...

Supplement

Researchers find that many dietary supplements contain an illegal and banned stimulant, oxilofrine, sometimes at extremely high doses. A new study published Thursday in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis has found that certain dietary supplements may offer more than its users...

Weight-loss supplements

A drug banned from competitive sports can be found at high doses in some weight-loss and workout supplements — a finding that researchers say is alarming and could potentially pose health risks. In a new study, researchers analyzed 27 weight-loss and workout supplements now available...

Zika infections

Mosquitoes have infected two women with the Zika virus in Vietnam, health authorities said on Tuesday, in the country’s first cases of a disease linked in Brazil to thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect. A 64-year-old woman in the beach city of...

New TLC show connects

Most of Destiny Dyer’s baby photos have one thing in common — they picture her in a cast. The 22-year-old student from Bowling Green, Ky., was born with a severe brittle-bone disease that affects at most 10,000 people in the US. She’d broken more than 100 bones by the time...

Surgeons Save Man's Severed Hand

After a man severed his hand with a production machine, surgeons saved the limb by temporarily attaching it to his belly. Carlos Mariotti, of Orleans, Brazil, lost his left hand while working with a production machine, Metro.co.uk reported. Surgeons placed his hand, which had two...