Robotics is changing how we fight lung cancer

(NewsNation) — More than 600,000 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2022 — an outcome often the result of a delayed diagnosis. That’s particularly true for lung cancer, accounting for one in four cancer deaths. “Although the statistics are decreasing, (lung cancer) is still the...
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44 states report high activity amid worsening flu season

The United States is still suffering from a hard spell of the flu so far this year, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Why it matters: Flu season normally doesn't really ramp up until December and peaks around January or February. But it appears the illness is kicking into high gear early and not slowing down.
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Get rid of the term ‘man flu’, study says

The term “man flu” should be dropped because men do not suffer more severe flu symptoms than women, a group of scientists have recommended.While the study by researchers at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, found that women tend to recover more quickly than men, the latter group does not experience worse symptoms when sick.Instead, the small-scale study found that men’s flu symptoms were milder than average when compared with women.Published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, the scientists studied flu-like symptoms in more than 100 patients, both men and women. Of those involved, more than half (56 per...
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Scientists compared popular diabetes drugs

Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body has trouble controlling blood glucose, also called blood sugar. High blood glucose levels can cause problems throughout the body. It can lead to nerve damage, heart disease, and other concerns. Health care professionals often recommend a healthy diet, exercise, and a drug called...
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Common high blood pressure drug linked to gut problems

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments for the condition are lifestyle changes and medications. In a recent study from Imperial College London, scientists found that a type of high blood...
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A new way to treat drug-resistant high blood pressure

A recent study from Columbia University found that brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced an effective drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to medications. In the procedure, called renal denervation, daytime blood pressure after two months had dropped 8 points...
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Seizures may relate to faster decline in people with dementia

In a study from the University of Virginia, scientists found dementia patients who suffer from seizures tend to decline faster and die younger. The finding urges caregivers to watch for these sudden brain changes. Seizures are often underdiagnosed because they can be subtle and the person just seems confused, so...
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Healthy weight control: Balancing eating and exercise

Keeping off weight during the holiday season can be tough. But there are many reasons to maintain a healthy weight all year round. A healthy weight lowers your risk for chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. It can also help you stay more mobile as you age.
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Widely used high blood pressure med may increase suicide risk

A recent study St. Michael’s Hospital found a common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide. They found people taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to die by suicide, compared to those who take another type of blood pressure drug called ACE inhibitors.

Symptoms of "Deadly Cancer" That You Can Spot Early, Including Bleeding

According to the American Cancer Society, the risk of dying from cancer has decreased over the last 28 years. "The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 32% from its peak in 1991 to 2019, the most recent year for which data were available." But the disease still remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. The ACS states, "A total of 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,360 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the US in 2022, which is about 1,670 deaths a day."

Scientists Identify Novel Antibody Against the Zika Virus [Study]

Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes and usually causes mild infections such as fever and rash in humans, in addition to asymptomatic cases. Named after its first discovery at the Zika Forest in Uganda in 1947, the Zika virus saw its first human cases in 1952 and eventually had reported outbreaks not only in Africa but also in South America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

Eating More Omega-3s Can Improve Cognitive Function, Study Says

Have you caught your quota of fish and omega-3s this week? Eating at least two servings of fish each week has been recommended for supporting cognitive function in addition to your cardiovascular health for many years. Oily fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna, are the best source of the key nutrient, omega-3 fatty acids.

Meet Caleb Schlatter: a Salina kid overcoming vision impairment stigmas

About 10 minutes north of Salina lives Caleb Schlatter, a 13-year-old 7th grader who was diagnosed with his first visual impairment at seven months old. The doctors told Caleb’s family that he has persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) in his left eye. PFV is a congenital developmental disorder that happens when the vascular structures fail to regress as they should during development, leaving him with very little vision in that eye.
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Cases of COVID, Flu up in Illinois -State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The public was warned about this. The Illinois Department of Public Health says as the holiday season is now in full swing, new cases of COVID-19 are starting to go up again, with more than 20,000 new cases in the state last week. Sixty-three of the...

Fatherhood changes men’s brains, according to before-and-after MRI scans

(THE CONVERSATION) – The time fathers devote to child care every week has tripled over the past 50 years in the United States. The increase in fathers’ involvement in child rearing is even steeper in countries that have expanded paid paternity leave or created incentives for fathers to take leave, such as Germany, Spain, Sweden and Iceland. And a growing body of […]

This Niacin Supplement Could Spike Your Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in America, just behind heart disease. According to the American Cancer Society, 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,360 cancer deaths were expected to occur in the U.S. in 2022. That means a staggering 1,670 people were anticipated to die from cancer every day this year.