Complementary Cancer Therapies ‘Do More Harm Than Good’

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads….

Measles Makes Body ‘Forget’ How To Fight Infection

Measles has a devastating impact on the body’s immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause “immune amnesia” – meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to…

CDC Gives Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses A Name

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last week issued a new name for the vaping-related lung illness that has sickened more than 1,000 people and killed at least 26. DOCTOR SAYS VAPING COULD MAKE YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE FLU In its Morbidity and…

Most Plastic Products Contain Potentially Toxic Chemicals, Study Reveals

Most of the plastics that consumers encounter in daily life—including plastic wrap, bath mats, yogurt containers, and coffee cup lids—contain potentially toxic chemicals, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The researchers behind the study analyzed 34 everyday plastic…

Trump Plans Ban On Sale Of Flavoured E-Cigarettes

US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration will ban flavoured e-cigarettes, after a spate of vaping-related deaths. Mr Trump told reporters vaping was a “new problem”, especially for children. US Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would finalise…

Cleveland Among Worst Mosquito Cities In U.S.

They’re the uninvited guests at every picnic. The buzzing nuisance who arrives early and refuses to leave. We’re talking of course about mosquitoes, the flying bloodsuckers whose bites leave your skin irritated for days. Worst of all, Cleveland was listed among the top cities across…

AI May Help To Spot Heart Problems

A new way of identifying a common condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly may have been discovered by artificial intelligence. Atrial fibrillation affects one million people in the UK and increases the risk of stroke and long-term heart problems. It is relatively simple…

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