Brazil Investigating Dozens Of Suspected Yellow Fever Cases

Brazilian authorities say they’ve now confirmed 47 cases of yellow fever, and 25 deaths. The Health Ministry also says it’s investigating more than 160 other suspected cases of the mosquito-borne disease. The outbreak is centered in the east-central state of Minas Gerais, whose governor declared a 180-state of emergency this…

New Technology Lets Diabetics Skip Multiple Finger Pricks

One of the biggest complaints for diabetics is that they hate having to prick their fingers multiple times to test sugar levels throughout the day. But now, there’s new technology that’s changing that. The Food and Drug Administration A has approved the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). Instead…

5 Dental Myths That May Be Hurting Your Health

Research shows that your teeth can speak volumes about your overall health, so it’s important to be informed when it comes to taking care of your mouth. Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for FoxNews.com, recently sat down with Dr. Gerry Curatola, founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry in New York…

Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults

As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them…

Dealing with a Difficult Colleague in the Medical Field

Working in the medical field is full of stress-causing factors, including having an obnoxious colleague who’s difficult to work with. Dealing with someone like this on a regular basis can really add to the stress in your workplace. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Consider the…

Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye Disease

A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision loss. Researchers used stem cells to grow new retina tissue in a lab, and then transplanted that tissue into mice that had end-stage retinal degeneration….

Cancer Spread Cut By 75% In Tests

The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists. Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths. The mouse study, published in Nature, showed altering the immune system slowed the spread of…

What Wellness Strategies Should I Implement To Become Healthier?

2017 is almost here. If you’re one of those people who wants each year to be progressively better than the last, it’s important for you to implement wellness strategies that will facilitate great health. Taking this step is important because poor health compromises mood, decreases self-confidence, and complicates your ability…