A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” The operative word here is “births.” Has Iceland discovered, through some groundbreaking technology and research, a cure to the chromosomal abnormality? No. How do you “disappear Down syndrome” then, as one of the article’s
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The first human case of West Nile virus in Ohio this year has been reported in Clermont County, the state health department said Wednesday. A 44-year-old man from the southwestern Ohio county is recovering from the West Nile infection and did not require hospitalization, the department said. Last year, the department reported
A new study published in the European Heart Journal Monday finds that being overweight increases your risk of coronary heart disease, even if you are otherwise considered healthy, destabilizing the common conception that someone can be “fat but fit.” “Our findings suggest that if a patient is overweight or obese, all efforts should be made
A child who contracted a variant of the influenza virus after coming into contact with an infected pig at the North Dakota State Fair has been released from the hospital and is continuing to recover. The child’s illness, which marks the first such case in the state, was detailed in a news release issued by
Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up. The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ blood. It’s still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover early-stage Lyme disease more accurately than today’s standard
Drug-overdose death rates among older adolescents nationwide inched up to 722 in 2015, following several years of declines, according to a new analysis.
Drug deaths among teens 15 to 19 remained well below their 2007 peak, the National Center for Health Statistics reported Wednesday, using federal data that go only through 2015.
Shutterstock If I give you two glasses of wine and tell you that one costs $50 a bottle and the other $10 a bottle, which one are you more likely to say tastes better? As plenty of studies have shown, the $50 wine is probably going to win the taste test, and that’s true even
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona Health officials from two counties in northern Arizona are warning the public that fleas are testing positive for the Yersinia pestis bacterium that causes plague. Following a similar announcement from the
by: austin360.com Updated: Aug 15, 2017 – 10:36 PM The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want parents to think about Type 2 Diabetes, that’s what used to be called adult-onset diabetes. >> Read more trending news It almost never happened to kids or teenagers, instead kids would get Type 1 or juvenile diabetes. Now