Category: Health

Eating Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Cancer in Study

A study found people who ate a lot of ultra-processed foods were more likely to develop cancer. Every 10% increase in ultra-processed foods in the diet was linked with a 2% higher risk of cancer. Ultra-processed foods include packaged snacks, reconstituted meat products, and ready-made meals. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access …

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My wife thought she had ‘baby brain’ — it was deadly cancer

A Scotland dietitian reported experiencing dizzy spells months after giving birth, which she initially blamed on “baby brain” — until she fell while holding her infant daughter, Sienna. Anneka Johnstone, 33, was rushed to the hospital in June 2019, her husband said, and they were told she had the herpes simplex virus. She was given …

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Will revitalizing old blood slow aging?

Young and old blood stem cells. Rejuvenating the stem cells that create all blood cells could potentially slow aging. Credit: Emmanuelle Passegué Young blood has a rejuvenating effect when infused into older bodies, according to recent research: Aging hearts beat stronger, muscles become stronger, and thinking becomes sharper. Many scientists are looking for the elements …

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Counties with highest cancer cases in Kenya

A linear accelerator at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. [Beverlyne Musili, Standard] Nairobi, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos and Nyeri counties lead in cancer cases in Kenya, a report by the National Cancer Institute of Kenya shows. The survey findings were released on Thursday, February 2 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The study was conducted …

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NY, NJ linked to outbreak of ‘extensively’ drug-resistant bacteria in EzriCare eye drops

New York and New Jersey are among 12 states implicated in a small outbreak of an “extensively” drug-resistant bacteria, according to an alert released Wednesday evening by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has linked several of the cases to EzriCare Artificial Tears, a brand of over-the-counter eye drops. The germ is …

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Ozempic And Wegovy: What To Know About Semaglutide Weight Loss Drugs

A new class of weight loss drugs on the market have been making waves since they were authorized as a treatment for obesity in 2021. Semaglutide injections, which you may know as Wegovy or Ozempic, have become wildly popular over the past several months, thanks to the buzz they’ve received from TikTok influencers (and rumors …

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‘It’s More Complicated Than People Realise’

Natasha Robinson has long struggled with high glucose, insulin and A1C levels, which made her gain weight and become extremely fatigued. For several years, the 37-year-old from Dallas was taking the diabetes drug metformin but saw no progress. So as someone who works in higher education and has in-laws who are pharmacists, Robinson took matters …

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