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What Is Tetanus, Anyway? 

Rusty nails are famously associated with tetanus, but the disease is actually caused by bacteria, and doesn’t have anything specifically to do with rust. Here’s your primer on what tetanus is, and how to avoid it (spoiler: there’s a vaccine).Read more...
Tags: Tetanus, Vaccines, Health, Disease, Explainers


Senior Living: What are auto-immune diseases and how do we fight them

By Dr. Thomas LaGrelius Contributing writer Do you ever feel like you are at war with yourself? That’s what happens when you are unlucky enough to be struck by an auto-immune disorder. Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius Auto-immune diseases include Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and others. They are similar in many ways and often overlap. They are active, destructive processes. A disordered immune system attacks its victim’s tissues, causing inflammation that gra...
Tags: Local News, Uncategorized, Disease, Senior Living, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Eggs are again linked to heart problems — though the study has problems

A new study at Northwestern University found a link between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. The research relied on self-reporting at the beginning of observation, with no follow-up reporting. Correlation is likely, not causation, as larger studies have found the opposite to be true. None Here we go again.Few foods have taken a beating like eggs. (Sorry, it was wide open.) From the world's "perfect food" to leading one down a certain path to a heart attack, eg...
Tags: Health, Biology, Harvard, Innovation, Agriculture, Disease, Derek, Northwestern University, Lee, JAMA, CVD, Gary Taubes, Human body, Bruce Y Lee, Norrina Allen


Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News


Massive new study debunks a vaccination-autism link

A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism. Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists. There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication. None Measles were eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Those were the days. Now it's back, with 206 cases in 11 states already confirmed this year. Measles' return is due to an increasing number ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Public Health, Autism, Medical Research, Innovation, Protests, MMR, Reddit, Disease, World Health Organization, Denmark, Vaccinations, Health Care, U S Senate


Vaccines in no way cause autism, massive new study finds

A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism. Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists. There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication. None Measles were eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Those were the days. Now it's back, with 206 cases in 11 states already confirmed this year. Measles' return is due to an increasing number ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Public Health, Autism, Medical Research, Innovation, Protests, MMR, Reddit, Disease, World Health Organization, Denmark, Vaccinations, Health Care, U S Senate


The "Düsseldorf patient": A third person may also be in HIV remission

Timothy Brown became the first person to be cured of HIV in 2007.Recently, it's been reported that a patient known as "the London patient" has also lost any trace of the HIV virus in their system.Now, a third patient appears to be in HIV remission known as "the Düsseldorf patient." None Recently, the New York Times reported that for the first time in over a decade, a person with HIV has been cured of the deadly virus. Now, it's come to light that another patient—the third in history—has been cur...
Tags: London, Medicine, Berlin, Hiv, Genetics, Dusseldorf, New York Times, Microbiology, Innovation, Disease, Timothy, Brown, Timothy Brown, Wits Reproductive Health, Steven Deeks, Timothy Ray Brown


City Attorney Thinks She Got Fleas, Typhus From City Hall

Outbreak of rats and fleas inspires city council to take out the trash.
Tags: Law, Government, Disease, City Hall


Consumer-focused healthcare can save lives by focusing on changing behavior

Vijay Pande Contributor Share on Twitter Vijay Pande, PhD, is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, where he continues to advise the Pande Lab -- focused on tackling challenging problems in chemical biology, biophysics, and biomedicine. Everything we do in the $3 trillion healthcare market today only affects 10% of outcomes to premature death. You rea...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Column, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Diabetes, Disease, Machine Learning, Behavior, Andreessen Horowitz, Stanford University, CBT, Behaviorism


3 of the most speculative benefits of the keto diet

The keto diet is generally an effective method for weight loss.Still, many of the diet's other supposed health benefits aren't as well supported by the research.Claims that the keto diet can help with acne, cancer and mental clarity are speculative, but there's reason to suggest they're worth investigating. None It's no secret the keto diet can help people lose weight by switching the body's primary fuel source from sugar to fat. What's less clear is whether the diet can reliably produce other h...
Tags: Cancer, Mental Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Boston College, University of South Florida, Keto, Warburg, Seyfried, Thomas Seyfried, Human body, Franziska Spritzler, Angela Poff, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Barbara Gower


2019 already boasts more measles cases than all of 2010

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 79 measles cases in 2019.Three outbreaks are responsible for the high number of cases, particularly an outbreak in Washington State that's affected at least 50 people so far.The measles vaccine is effective, though vaccine hesitancy and the virus' extremely contagious nature put some communities at risk. None Americans reported more measles cases in the first weeks of 2019 than all of 2010, according to the Center for Disease Control and...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, New York City, New York Times, Innovation, Disease, Illness, Houston, Portland Oregon, Vaccines, Washington State, Mayo Clinic, Portland Trailblazers


Healthcare by 2028 will be doctor-directed, patient-owned and powered by visual technologies

Evan Nisselson Contributor Evan Nisselson is a partner at LDV Capital. More posts by this contributor Deep learning with synthetic data will democratize the tech industry The war over artificial intelligence will be won with visual data Visual assessment is critical to healthcare – whether that is a doctor peering down your throat as you say “ahhh” or an MRI of your brain. Since the X-ray was invented in 1895, medical imaging h...
Tags: Travel, Health, TC, Column, Technology, Medicine, Boston, Cancer, Syria, Artificial Intelligence, Stroke, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Disease, Genomics, Dementia


Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight and movement, indicate increasing momentum around using data from wearables for clinical health applications and treatments. For venture capital investors, the movea from Apple and Alphabet to show new applications for wearable d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Connected Devices, US, Entrepreneur, Companies, Hypertension, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Disease


An 'Unprecedented' Epidemic Is Wiping Out the West Coast's Sea Stars

In 2013, marine scientists witnessed a real-life, aquatic version of Contagion. Over the summer, divers in Monterrey, California were treated to a horror scene of sea stars with limbs torn asunder and bodies disintegrating. Soon, major aquariums up and down the West Coast reported their sea stars went from paragons of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Oceans, Disease, West Coast, Monterrey California, Sea Star Wasting Disease


Quit kissing adorable hedgehogs, says the CDC

The CDC has identified an outbreak of salmonella caused by contact with hedgehogs. A hedgehog can appear healthy and still carry salmonella. Conscientious hygiene is required for anyone living with a hedgie. None If you live in New York City, Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii, or Washington, D.C., we know you don't own a hedgehog — they're illegal in those places. However, if you live anywhere else…As a society, we've been developing a massive crush on these impossibly cute creatures: 2,752,58...
Tags: Health, Biology, Cdc, Washington, Animals, Public Health, Nature, Innovation, Disease, Illness, Hedgehogs, New York City Pennsylvania California Hawaii


Aiming to change the way people take medicine, Lyndra Therapeutics raises $55 million

A little over two years after Lyndra Therapeutics Inc. first unveiled its technology for time-delayed drug delivery through a simple pill, the company has raised $55 million to continue developing the technology for public consumption. By creating a new kind of ultra long-acting drug delivery mechanism in pills, the company claims it can remove the need for patients to follow strict guidelines for taking their medication. Following doctors’ prescriptions for medication is a problem in emerging m...
Tags: Health, TC, Hiv, US, Tech, Ceo, Schizophrenia, United States, Healthcare, The Guardian, Disease, Medication, Tablet, Lawyer, Gates Foundation, Pharmacy


The cause of Alzheimer’s may be gum disease

Bacteria in periodontitis seems to be the culprit. Reported amyloid and tau buildups may be a response, not a cause. Compelling research offers a genuine reason for optimism. Dementia is now the fifth leading cause of death around the world, and 70 percent of that is due to Alzheimer's disease. Until now, experts have been baffled by what causes it, and powerless at slowing or reversing the cruel progress of this condition. Alzheimer's pulls its victims away from reality as their families watch...
Tags: Health, Discovery, Bacteria, Brain, Innovation, Disease, Dementia, Microbes, Massachusetts General Hospital, Melbourne Australia, Alzheimer, University of Central Lancashire, Moir, Casey Lynch, Cortexyme, Alzheimer's science


The keto diet and cancer: Why some doctors believe ketosis ‘starves’ tumors

The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, but in recent years some–including some doctors–have claimed the diet has cancer-reversing qualities.Although the theory might someday be proven correct, far more research is needed before scientists know whether the diet can be used as a safe and effective treatment for cancer.A 2018 study did show one promising use for the keto diet in treating cancer, though it was purely used a supplemental tool in conjunction with a conventiona...
Tags: Health, Cancer, New York City, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Hopkins, University of South Florida, Weill Cornell Medicine, Warburg, Seyfried, Thomas Seyfried, Keto Diet, Otto Warburg, Boston College Several, Angela Poff


New therapy turns cancer cells into fat to stop it from spreading

In 2018, an estimated 627,000 women died from breast cancer worldwide. Researchers recently discovered a drug combination that turned cancer cells into fat cells, preventing its proliferation. The drug therapy could be used to halt metastasis, the leading cause of death from cancer.It may be a family member, a friend, a coworker, or even yourself, but chances are breast cancer will invade your life at some point. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 242,476 new cases of fe...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cancer, Genetics, Medical Research, Innovation, Switzerland, Disease, Fda, Illness, University of Basel, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Molecular Biology, Human body, Gerhard Christofori


What doctors can learn from patients who draw their illnesses

One important, but often neglected, factor in the transition from sickness to health is in how patients perceive and understand their illness.It's challenging for physicians to gain insight into the mental and physical state of their patients.A new review of 101 articles has found that asking patients to draw their illnesses can help predict health outcomes and provide doctors insight into their patients' experiences. None One of the challenges to making sick people healthy is to make sure they ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Medicine, Innovation, Disease, Illness, Broadbent, Healthy Psychology Review, Elizabeth Broadbent


‘Tragic and preventable’: Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

The outbreak occurred in an area described by one doctor as a 'hotspot' for outbreaks due to its extraordinarily high number of unvaccinated children.The parents of children in Washington, Oregon and 16 other states are allowed to apply for personal or philosophical exemptions from the vaccines required to get into public school.The World Health Organization calls the propensity not to get vaccinated 'vaccine hesitancy', and the organization said one of its goals over the next 5 years is to decr...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, Innovation, Portland, Disease, Who, World Health Organization, Houston, Vaccines, World Health Organization WHO, Washington Oregon, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Clark County


Scientists are killing superbugs with viruses

CDC estimates say that 154 million antibiotic prescriptions are given out each year, 30 percent of which are unnecessary.The overuse of antibiotics have led to the rise of nigh-untreatable superbugs.Phage therapy offers a promising new way to overcome antibiotic resistance, but it also comes with its own risks and challenges. None In 1928, Alexander Fleming had just returned from vacation to his disorderly laboratory when he discovered he had made a mistake. He had been researching the bacteria ...
Tags: Biology, Cdc, Dna, Virus, Bacteria, Public Health, Microbiology, Innovation, Disease, Alexander Fleming


Alzheimer's disease: Scientists restore memory in mice through epigenetic treatment

A new study on mice with Alzheimer's disease claims to have identified the key epigenetic factor that leads to memory loss from Alzheimer's disease.Using a drug treatment that blocked a particular set of enzymes, the scientists were able to restore memory functions in mice.Epigenetics is a relatively new field, but its treatments could someday change the way we treat disease. None In a new and potentially groundbreaking study, scientists used an epigenetic approach to identify the cause of and r...
Tags: Memory, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Alzheimer's, SUNY, Alzheimer, Yan, University of Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Zhen Yan, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UB Today


Describing States of the Body in Russian

You might have noticed that, to talk about physical sensations or afflictions in Russian, you often use an impersonal construction, where the person not feeling well is technically not the subject of the sentence. Here are some of the most common patterns for these sayings. Image via Pixabay Dative noun + predicative expression First, what’s a predicative expression? In Russian, they are often called specifically слова́ состоя́ния (“words of condition”) and describe how something or someone ...
Tags: Health, Grammar, Linguistics, Disease, Vocabulary


A 'vampire' fungus has killed millions of bats since 2006. Here's why it matters.

White-nose syndrome has killed at least 6.7 million bats, though this estimate was made in 2012, and the current figure is almost certainly much higher.Bats serve a crucial role in our ecosystem and economy, and white-nose syndrome is already pushing many species to the brink of extinction.Researchers and scientists are working hard to develop novel methods to cure white-nose syndrome; a few methods have shown promise, but none have yet been deployed in the field. None The fungus Pseudogymnoascu...
Tags: New York, Environment, Indiana, Conservation, Innovation, Disease, Ecology, Illness, Biodiversity, North America, White, Jonathan Palmer Kevin Drees Jeffrey Foster, Daniel Lindner, Washington Post Lindner


These new keto diet tortillas are made of 100% cheese

To help keto dieters stay the course, Lotito Foods has developed the Folios cheese wrap, a tortilla made entirely of cheese.These cheese wraps can be part of a healthy diet, but only if eaten in extreme moderation and alongside low-fat, low-salt foods. Research shows that replacing grains and fiber with fat and salts in the long term can be dangerous. None Now they've gone and done it. Keto diet enthusiasts have concocted all manner of unsettling dishes to kick the carbs: coffee with butter inst...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Happiness, Choice, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Agriculture, Disease, Keto, European Society of Cardiology, Bonnie Taub Dix, Taub Dix, Jaha, Human body, Keto Diet


Sparkling water: Healthy alternative or millennial fad?

Sparkling waters are en vogue as a healthy, refreshing alternative to soft drinks and alcohol.Some claim sparkling water has injurious effects, such as reducing bone mineral density, but research shows such claims are overstated or outright myths.Not all sparkling waters are created equal, though. While some are just as hydrating as plain water, others can be unhealthy if not consumed in moderation. None Sparkling waters are the latest in health chic, providing all the fizzy refreshment of a sof...
Tags: Health, Food, Water, Chemistry, Medical Research, Atlantic, Innovation, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, Starbucks, Illness, Pepsi, Heart Association, Birmingham Alabama, American Dental Association, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies

The up to $818 million deal between Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) that was announced yesterday points toward a new path for CRISPR gene editing technologies and (potentially) the whole field of microbiome-targeted therapies. Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Locus is commercializing research initially developed by scientists at North Carolina State University that focused on Cas3 proteins, which devour DNA Pac-Man-style, rather than edit it ...
Tags: TC, Science, Biology, Los Angeles, Tech, Genetics, Tencent, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, North Carolina, Infection, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Executive, Biotechnology, University Of Southern California


CBD makes glaucoma worse, researchers find

For decades, marijuana has been touted as providing glaucoma relief. A study out of Indiana University shows that while THC reduces eye pressure, CBD does the opposite. Of the 18 mice tested, females were less responsive to marijuana than males. None While glaucoma has been the butt of many well-intentioned, wink-wink weed jokes for decades, the disease is quit serious. In fact, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people above sixty. Glaucoma is insidious as well. Abnormally high pres...
Tags: Biology, Aging, Innovation, Disease, Physiology, Derek, Indiana University, Blindness, Human body, Alex Straiker, Straiker


Sock sniffer suffers from fungal infection in lungs

A man only identified as Peng, 37, from Zhangzhou, China, was admitted to the hospital with chest pains and coughing bouts. He eventually confessed to being a dirty sock sniffer. He reportedly jonesed for the stink of his own hosiery and the daily practice led to a fungal infection in his lungs. From Science Alert: ...While it's difficult to prove his strange habit was the definite source of his chest infection, doctors concluded it was the most reasonable explanation – exacerbated by a lack o...
Tags: Post, News, Disease, Socks, Vanderbilt University, Peng, William Schaffner, Stink, Smelly, Zhangzhou, Zhangzhou China, Mai Zhuanying