Health News

Nearly half of U.S. smokers not advised by doctors to quit

Too few American smokers are advised by their doctors to quit, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. “Forty percent of smokers don’t get advised to quit,” Adams told The New York Times. “That was a shocking statistic to me, and it’s a little embarrassing as a health professional.” […]

Health Problems

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria

Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria. Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii cause Lyme disease in the United States, while Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the leading causes in Europe and Asia. The most common tick-borne illness in these regions, Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged […]

Health Problems

Pregnancy hypertension risk increased by traffic-related air pollution

A new report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) suggests that traffic-related air pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for dangerous increases in blood pressure, known as hypertension. NTP scientists evaluated published research on the link between traffic-related air pollution, or TRAP, and hypertensive disorders broken down by pollutant measurements of TRAP, such as particulate […]

Personal Health

More problems with seizures and heart by Cannabis?

After the consumption of Cannabis was legalized in many countries, it is researchers to investigate the health consequences better. Two studies were presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Philadelphia, suggest that this is urgently necessary: Apparently, a regular Cannabis depends on consumption, with a shock, arrhythmias seizures, and heart. […]

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Americans bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered

Medical bankruptcy has been a talking point for many Democratic candidates as they make their individual cases for health care reform. This begs a few questions about how widespread these bankruptcies are and what causes them. 1. How big a problem is medical bankruptcy? Medical bankruptcy, which refers to situations where individuals were forced into […]

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Dog owner, 63, dies after being LICKED by his pet

Dog owner dies after being LICKED by his pet: Healthy 63-year-old caught deadly infection from his animal’s saliva GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: The man developed blisters all over his body He suffered from multiple organ failure, pneumonia and gangrene in his limbs Bacteria in his dog’s saliva triggered sepsis and his health rapidly deteriorated Normally it’s […]