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New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

Global health policymakers have announced that they are investigating the emergence of a new virus — one very similar to the dangerous severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus — in Thailand and Japan, hinting at worries that it could spread farther. Share on PinterestCases of a new SARS-like virus have emerged in China and now […]

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Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, people have used turmeric root […]

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Gangrene

Gangrene

Gangrene facts Wet gangrene is a medical emergency that needs prompt treatment. Gangrene refers to dead or dying body tissue(s) that occurs because of inadequate blood supply. There are two major types of gangrene, wet gangrene and dry gangrene. Dry gangrene can result from conditions that reduce or block arterial blood flow such as diabetes, […]

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Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — About 170 visitors and employees at Yosemite National Park have been hit by gastrointestinal illness, park officials say. They said most of the cases occurred around the first week of January, and that the number of new cases has declined in the past several […]

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‘Intensity’ of U.S. Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

‘Intensity’ of U.S. Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

Latest Mental Health News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While the frequency at which Americans binge drink has declined slightly over the past decade, the number of drinks they imbibe during a binge is rising to dangerous levels, new research shows. In the new study, binge drinking was defined […]

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Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say. Sepsis is an out-of-control immune response to infection that harms organs. People who survive sepsis can have […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

Latest Infectious Disease News Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks Anthrax Is a Risk on Every Continent Parents Protect Your Child During Measles Outbreak Want More News? Sign Up for MedicineNet Newsletters! (HealthDay News) — Food poisoning symptoms […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Athlete’s Foot

Latest Infectious Disease News (HealthDay News) — Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that often occurs in people who wear damp socks or tight shoes, says Mayo Clinic. The infection is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces. To help prevent athlete’s foot, the clinic suggests: Keep your feet […]