Fish Oil Supplements: A Fish Tale or a Good Catch?

Fish Oil Supplements: A Fish Tale or a Good Catch?

There’s a threshold at which you’d stop seeing benefits.” A similar study found that a prescription form of 1.8 grams of EPA per day, in addition to a cholesterol-lowering medication, cut the odds of having heart attacks and other heart problems in people who had high cholesterol.

Measles warning as man tests positive after flying to Australia

Measles warning as man tests positive after flying to Australia

NSW Health authorities have issued a measles alert after the infected man arrived at Sydney airport on the morning of Sunday, February 3 on Qatar Airway’s flight 906 from Doha.

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Next time you’re at a dinner party, try the following experiment: Ask people to raise their hands to indicate whether they believe they’re at greater risk, equal risk, or less risk than the average person of their same age, gender, and background for virtually any common negative event, from having a heart attack to being mugged.

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

In 2014, Brendan Nyhan and colleagues published a study in which anti-vaccination attitudes among parents were countered by refuting claims about a vaccine-autism link and highlighting the dangers of not vaccinating by presenting information about the diseases the vaccines prevent, showing images of infected children, and providing a narrative about a mother hospitalizing her son with measles.

Mindfulness Could Be a Powerful Painkiller

Mindfulness Could Be a Powerful Painkiller

This new meta-analysis, published in the peer-reviewed journal Evidence-Based Mental Health , analyzed the evidence from 21 previous studies involving 2,000 chronic pain sufferers. It was designed to assess whether mindfulness was as effective as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for relieving chronic pain and its associated distress.

Pregnancy symptoms were actually sign of heart failure: Mom shares story

Pregnancy symptoms were actually sign of heart failure: Mom shares story

After having two open-heart surgeries because of heart failure, Stacy-Ann Walker has shared her story with other women in the hopes they understand their risks for heart disease.

The Human Cerebellum May Protect Itself Against Alzheimer’s

The Human Cerebellum May Protect Itself Against Alzheimer’s

The authors explain the design and significance of their study: “The current study aims to overcome some existing limitations by providing a spatially resolved analysis of protein expression in six regions of human control and AD-affected brain, reflecting varying levels of ‘affectedness,’ in well-matched, short post-mortem delay tissue.

February babies in red caps raise awareness for heart disease

February babies in red caps raise awareness for heart disease

Friday is National Wear Red Day and many infants born across the U.S. in February — designated as American Heart Month — will receive the cute accessories as part of the " Little Hats, Big Hearts" project , which draws attention to heart disease.

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Detection

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Detection

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new blood test for pancreatic cancer alongside the current blood test may improve early detection and help screen people at high risk for the deadly disease, researchers say.

Should Personality Scores Be Part of Your Medical Record?

Should Personality Scores Be Part of Your Medical Record?

When the researchers added personality data to a traditional risk model for MCI, their ability to predict who would develop the condition improved slightly.

Why Your Heart Needs A Good Night's Sleep

Why Your Heart Needs A Good Night's Sleep

The new study "opens a door to further investigations to hopefully demonstrate the cause and effect between poor sleep quality and the generation of atherosclerosis disease," he said.

A mum's warning: Never ignore an unusual rash

A mum's warning: Never ignore an unusual rash

We were waiting on one more test result to come back before we treated for Kawasaki’s… The only symptom that wasn’t exactly right for Kawasaki’s was his temperature wasn’t getting over 39c, but it was in the mid-high 38c – but the doctors believe the steroids he had been given on Sunday evening were affecting his fever.

Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

"In our clinical sample of people with diabetes, consuming more than four cans, or 1.5 liters, of diet soft drinks per week was associated with a twofold increased risk of having proliferative diabetic retinopathy," first author Eva Fenwick, PhD, told Medscape Medical News .

Nearly 300 people sick with stomach virus aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Nearly 300 people sick with stomach virus aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

“Imagine you have a food handler who uses the bathroom and they haven’t washed their hands thoroughly." People can be infected with as few as 20 to 1,300 microscopic viral particles, so their study shows that vomiting could indeed spread the infection through the air.

Leah Still to other children battling cancer: 'You're not fighting this alone'

Leah Still to other children battling cancer: 'You're not fighting this alone'

Leah Still knows what it's like to being a young child and receive a scary cancer diagnosis, so now she wants to help other kids who are facing that difficult news.

Dad learns 3 sons can't be his after devastating diagnosis. Mom must pay $400K for the lie

Dad learns 3 sons can't be his after devastating diagnosis. Mom must pay $400K for the lie

Mom must pay $400K for the lie The man said it's like living in "The Matrix." "All that you know and everything you thought to be solid and true is not real, and never did exist." Post to Facebook Sent!

Data: The New Window into Humanity

Data: The New Window into Humanity

Data, passive data acquisition, and advanced analytics combine to allow us to find the “six degrees of connectivity.” What once was a disparate set of data points will become surrogates to focused insights on subtle aspects of biochemistry to the social manifestations of behaviors such as addiction.

When Nightmares Disturb More Than Sleep

When Nightmares Disturb More Than Sleep

The Garden of Earthly Delights Source: Hieronymus Bosch [Public domain] Several years ago, while visiting Madrid, I had the opportunity to visit the Prado Museum , one of the finest art museums in the world.

FDA approves new children's vaccine for six diseases

FDA approves new children's vaccine for six diseases

The recommended vaccines for children include those that protect against: Hepatitis B A disease spread by body fluids and blood. Doctors recommend four doses of the polio vaccine for best protection, beginning at 2 months.

Pregnancy complications? You could face these life-threatening health issues later

Pregnancy complications? You could face these life-threatening health issues later

You could face these life-threatening health issues later Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 2:14 p.m. ET Dec. 27, 2018 | Updated 2:39 p.m. ET Dec. 27, 2018 A report by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology says that certain types of pregnancy complications could put women at risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes later in life.

Preeclampsia, diabetes: Pregnancy complications that may be warning signs

Preeclampsia, diabetes: Pregnancy complications that may be warning signs

Certain types of pregnancy complications should be viewed as warning signs that a woman is at increased risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension in the years after her child is born, a new set of recommendations published Thursday in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggest.

2 Types of Diabetes Meds May Raise Heart Risk

2 Types of Diabetes Meds May Raise Heart Risk

Study author Dr. Matthew O'Brien said the new findings call for a "paradigm shift in how we're treating diabetes." Currently, people with type 2 diabetes are given metformin, and if they need a second treatment, they're often given sulfonylureas or basal insulin.

Fading Light: The Fight Against Depression

Fading Light: The Fight Against Depression

In the book Churchill’s Black Dog, Kafka’s Mice, and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind, psychiatrist Anthony Storr observed how Churchill marshaled his depression to enlighten political judgments: “Only a man who knew what it was to discern a gleam of hope in a hopeless situation, whose courage was beyond reason and whose aggressive spirit burned at its fiercest when he was hemmed in and surrounded by enemies, could have given emotional reality to the words of defiance, which rallied and sustained us in the menacing summer of 1940.”

Raw cookie dough: Tempting to eat but can make you really sick, CDC warns

Raw cookie dough: Tempting to eat but can make you really sick, CDC warns

But even egg-free dough isn’t safe if it contains raw flour, the CDC notes. So even if you’ve been eating raw cookie dough for years with no apparent ill effects, it’s time to stop, the CDC advises. “Do not let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts.”

What's Herd Immunity, and How Does It Protect Us?

What's Herd Immunity, and How Does It Protect Us?

To have herd immunity and protect lots of people from disease, a very high percentage of people in any one area need to be vaccinated.

Can hives be a flu warning sign? What to know about unusual symptoms

Can hives be a flu warning sign? What to know about unusual symptoms

But while a rash with a fever is an emergency flu warning sign for children, hives just by themselves aren’t necessarily something to be on the lookout for, an infectious disease specialist said.

Go to Bed and Stay Healthy

Go to Bed and Stay Healthy

Everyone has a circadian rhythm—an internal body clock that runs on a 24-hour cycle and determines whether you are an evening chronotype, a night owl with a preference for staying up late and sleeping in the next morning, or a morning chronotype, an early bird who functions best when hitting the sack earlier in the evening and rising with (or before) the sun.

The Future of In-Vitro Fertilization and Gene Editing

The Future of In-Vitro Fertilization and Gene Editing

Predicting a complex trait is much easier than modifying it -- hence selection will dominate editing in utility for some time. At present, we can apply genomic prediction to cognitive traits in the same way we apply it to disease risk -- to warn parents about embryos that are outliers in risk.

7 Frustrating Sleep Disrupting Symptoms of Diabetes

7 Frustrating Sleep Disrupting Symptoms of Diabetes

In addition to a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, people with OSA are also at greater risk for cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure. People with diabetes can experience a range of sleep-disrupting symptoms, including:

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

Compared with those who weren't bullied, people who said they were bullied frequently (almost every day) in the past 12 months had a 120 percent higher risk of heart disease, the study authors said.

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