How to Become a Natural Health Consultant

Alternative medicine has been used to treat illness for years throughout areas of the world. Recently, holistic medicine and living has gained traction in the U.S. People want more options to treat pain and inflammation, and the healthcare industry is adapting to consider the whole…

Flu Season Has Peaked, But Nasty Strain Is On Rise: Report

Flu season may be nearing its end, but health officials are warning of recent wave of a stronger strain of the virus that is more likely to cause hospitalizations and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that widespread prevalence…

Man’s ‘Cold’ Was Actually Massive Heart Attack

Ed Covert, 46, thought he had a cold coming on when he stopped by the nurse’s station at work. His symptoms felt like chest congestion. “I was having the full feeling in my chest, like when you’ve got a chest cold,” he said. “I was coughing…

Sepsis Test Could Show Results ‘In Minutes’

A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis is being developed by University of Strathclyde researchers. The device, which has been tested in a laboratory, may be capable of producing results in two-and-a-half minutes, the Biosensors and Bioelectronics journal study suggests. Diagnosing sepsis can…

Mosquitoes ‘Put Off Biting’ By Human Diet Drugs

Scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes, by giving them human diet drugs. This left them feeling full and bloated and put them off biting, US researchers said. They said the technique could be used to prevent…

More Over-75s Should Take Statins, Experts Say

More people over the age of 75 should be taking statins, scientists have said, following a review of research. There had been a lack of evidence about how much the cholesterol-lowering drugs benefit this age group. But the review found they cut the risk of…

Breast Cancer Risk Test ‘Game Changer’

Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, says Cancer Research UK. The test…