How Helpful Are Face Masks In Preventing The Spread Of Disease?

As China continues to report a growing number of cases of Wuhan coronavirus, images of people wearing face masks have become ubiquitous. How effective are these masks in stopping the virus’ spread? ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads, cities in China and other …

January is “Thyroid Disease Awareness Month”

Coming from a cancer diagnosis myself, I must say I had no idea that there was an actual month of the year dedicated to “Thyroid Disease Awareness.” According to the ATA – American Thyroid Association, the world’s leading professional association of medical specialists dedicated to …

Stealth Disease Likely To Blame For 20% Of Worldwide Deaths

Sepsis arises when the body overreacts to an infection, and blood vessels throughout the body become leaky. Researchers now estimate that about 11 million people worldwide died with sepsis in 2017 alone — that’s about 20% of all deaths. Medic Image/Universal Images Gr/Getty Images hide …

Medical News Today: FDA approve fish oil drug for cardiovascular disease

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently approved a drug derived from fish oil as an adjuvant therapy for people at risk of experiencing cardiovascular events. Share on PinterestThe FDA approve a new fish oil drug to help reduce cardiovascular risk. According to the …

9 Tips for Managing the Flu with Liver Disease

Even with the vaccination available for seasonal flu, many people are still getting sick. Find out 9 natural tips for fighting the flu when living with a compromised liver. Editor’s Note: The following is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace or …

Medical News Today: Chronic Lyme disease: Everything you need to know

Lyme disease comes from a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks, most commonly the deer tick, spread Lyme disease. Doctors usually treat the infection with antibiotics. With treatment, Lyme disease typically clears up quickly for most people. However, some people continue to have symptoms of Lyme …

Medical News Today: Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

A study finds that increased activity over the age of 60 can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Share on PinterestNew research examines the impact of physical activity in people over the age of 60. In 2015, 900 million people, globally, were over the …

Medical News Today: The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. …

Whatever Happened To … The Mysterious Kidney Disease Striking Central America?

Laborers in the sugar cane fields of Central America are experiencing a rapid and unexplained form of kidney failure. Above: Harvesting sugar cane in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jason Beaubien/NPR Laborers in the sugar cane fields of Central America are experiencing …