This Common Drugstore Supplement May Protect Against Esophageal Cancer

Although esophageal cancer accounts for only 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed in this country, it’s the seventh most common cause of cancer deaths among men—good reason to make sure you know the symptoms of esophageal cancer. According to the American Society for Clinical Oncology, in 2016 the cancer was…

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 so small that it could…

A Zika Vaccine Shows Signs Of Success In An Early Human Trial

A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc ino and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Unlike conventional vaccines, which often use inactivated or killed versions of a virus, the Inovio-GeneOne shot is a synthetic…

First Global Pledge To End Cholera By 2030

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 100,000 people every year. It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid agencies and donors have made…

Drinking One Less Soda A Week May Help You Lose Weight

If you’re looking for a starting point for meaningful weight loss, you might try skipping sugary soda. People who cut out about one can of sugary soda per week also gained about a pound less over the course of a new study, compared to those who didn’t change their soda…

Alarm As ‘Super Malaria’ Spreads In South East Asia

The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in…

Nerf Guns Can Lead To Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors recommended wearing…

Reaping The Healthy Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric, a cousin of ginger, is one of the principal spices in curry powder. Fresh turmeric is a rhizome root, like ginger—though smaller, with a tawny skin and a bright orange interior. You can also find turmeric dried and ground to a bright golden powder. Turmeric has been used for…