Health Problems

Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. Park officials said Friday that visitors have reported an uptick in bats along the Colorado River. No one is known to have come in contact with the rabid bat. It was taken from Phantom Ranch in late August and tested. […]

Personal Health

Researchers find answers as to why some people are at risk of gout

University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease. Gout is caused by persistently elevated levels of urate in the blood, which causes severe joint pain and swelling, especially in peoples’ toes, knees, elbows, wrists […]

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10 Things to Ask at Your Next Dental Appointment

A dental visit is an important part of your overall health care, but aside from going when needed, what else do you need to keep in mind as you settle into the reclining chair? Your dentist has a wealth of knowledge, and knowing what to ask will help you better understand your dental care and […]

Health Problems

Few people at risk for heart disease understand food labels

Many consumers have difficulty using and understanding food labels, especially men and people at risk for heart disease, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2018 today. Diet is considered a modifiable risk factor for heart disease prevention. In Ireland, as in many other nations, food labels provide nutritional information to help consumers make informed […]

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Stressed at Work? Open Office Plan Might Help

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 — Maybe it’s time to retire the office cubicle. A new study suggests that open workspaces without partitions between desks encourage employees to be more active and help curb stress. “We are becoming an increasingly sedentary workforce, and anything that we can do, even passively, to nudge physical activity up will […]