Health News

Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's 'critical' to find a cure

Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans A deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly spread to humans, experts are warning. Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action. Abraham, who represents the state’s 5th congressional district, […]

Health Problems

Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer: study

Exposure to glyphosate—the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup—increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. Various reviews and international assessments have come to different conclusions about whether glyphosate leads to cancer in humans. The […]

Health News

USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. […]

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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a transplant. In the United States alone, 95,000 people are waiting for a […]

Personal Health

The $9 Drugstore Product Meghan Markle Is Using to Prevent Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often inevitable, especially during pregnancy. Your mom most likely has them. Even celebrities have gotten real about stretch marks (Chrissy Teigen affectionately calls hers “stretchies”.) Apparently we’re in good company, because Meghan Markle is taking action to prevent stretch marks while she’s pregnant. According to The Sun, the Duchess of Sussex is reportedly using a […]