Bee Sting Acupuncture Kills Woman From Allergic Reaction To Venom

A 55-year-old woman in Spain died from an allergic reaction to bee venom while undergoing a pain management treatment called apitherapy. A woman hoping to get the healing effects of “bee acupuncture” ended up dying from the treatment, SF Gate reported. The 55-year-old Spaniard was getting “apitherapy,”…

Antibiotic Can Kill If You Have Heart Disease

People with heart disease need to be careful about using the common antibiotic clarithromycin, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Heart disease patients who take the drug, sold under the brand name Biaxin, can die years later, the FDA said. The FDA said it…

Philippines Gripped By Dengue Vaccine Fears

Fears over a dengue vaccine in the Philippines have led to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases, officials have warned. Health Under-Secretary Enrique Domingo said many parents were refusing to get their children vaccinated for polio, chicken pox and tetanus. The fears…

Angry Avatars Help People Deal With Schizophrenia

The most common hallucination experienced by people with schizophrenia is hearing voices. The voices often threaten and insult the sufferer, damaging the self-esteem of people already dealing with a difficult condition. But a new study has shown that rude virtual avatars that hurl abuse at…

Us Obesity Problem Is Not Budging, New Data Shows

America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight increase from the last report but the difference is…

Fight Depression By Making These Key Diet Changes

Depression can trigger a host of feelings from agitation and insomnia to poor appetite, or just the opposite—excessive hunger. It’s the hunger feeling some may use as a crutch or coping mechanism to comfort the feelings of hopelessness or despair. This may work temporarily, but…

FDA Approves New Drug For Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first new drug for sickle cell disease in nearly two decades. Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) helps reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder, the agency said. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in…

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