Researchers say switching between healthy and unhealthy foods increases the risk of diabetes

Constant change between a low-calorie and high-calorie diet can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study of rats finds

Switching back-and-forth between calorie restriction and normal diets may be more harmful to a person’s health than never adopting a healthy diet, a new study finds. Researchers at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, found that an unstable, changing, diet can cause long term harm to a person and even put them at an increased risk … Read more

Marijuana use linked to higher risk of emergencies and hospitalization, study finds

Marijuana use linked to higher risk of emergencies and hospitalization, study finds

“Cannabis use is not as benign and safe as some might think,” said study author Nicholas Vozoris, assistant professor and clinician investigator in the division of respirology at the department of medicine at the University of Toronto. “Our study demonstrates that the use of this substance is associated with serious negative outcomes, specifically, ED (emergency … Read more

Experts warn that monkeypox is mutating at 12 times the expected rate

Experts warn that monkeypox is mutating at 12 times the expected rate

Monkeypox is mutating at 12 times the expected rate potentially making it more infectious than previous versions of the virus, experts warn The current strain of the monkeypox virus circulating around the world is mutating at a pace faster than expected Experts believe it has been in circulation since 2018, and has mutated 12 times … Read more

Flu Vaccine May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Says

Flu Vaccine May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, Study Says

A bottle of influenza vaccine at a CVS pharmacy and MinuteClinic on September 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) New research suggests even more benefits for flu vaccination in older people. The study found that adults over 65 who received at least one flu shot were noticeably less likely to be diagnosed … Read more

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic … Read more

WHO says monkeypox is not an international public health emergency, but it should continue to be monitored

WHO says monkeypox is not an international public health emergency, but it should continue to be monitored

The WHO convened an emergency committee meeting Thursday to discuss the severity of the monkeypox outbreak. The result of the meeting was announced Saturday. “Overall, in the report, they (the emergency committee) advised me that at this moment the event does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which is the highest level … Read more

A stranger diagnosed my stomach pain after I couldn’t eat for 9 months

A stranger diagnosed my stomach pain after I couldn't eat for 9 months

A woman left wasting away with crippling stomach pain was finally diagnosed by a stranger after doctors failed her for months. Annie Marshall, 20, dropped 35 pounds after being unable to eat for nine months, leaving her desperate for answers. The finance broker, from Epping, Essex, England, first went to her doctor in March 2020, … Read more

Austrian Man Contracts Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Super Gonorrhea’

Austrian Man Contracts Antibiotic-Resistant 'Super Gonorrhea'

A man in Austria is hospitalized after bringing home a most unwelcome vacation souvenir–the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea. But not just any gonorrhea–the man is fighting “Super Gonorrhea” that is resistant to the disease’s usual treatment, a course of antibiotics. The man, who is in his 50s, contracted the infectious sexually transmitted disease (STI) after … Read more