Long COVID-19 Persisting 12 Months After Infection: CDC Study
A new study from the CDC shows that long COVID-19 symptoms may emerge months after the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study also found that individuals with long COVID-19 symptoms had significant activity limitations.
Curing Back Pain in One Non-Surgical Visit
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Well that's just SPAM-tastic. USDA issues warning about contaminated SPAM
If you love canned...whatever SPAM is, you're not going to like this news. Especially if you're an H.E.B. shopper. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection service has issued a public warning about SPAM, produced by Hormel Foods, and stocked by H.E.B. in Texas. No other retailers seem to have been affected at this time.
The Ventilator Controversy: Was It Truly Responsible for Most COVID Deaths?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ventilators emerged as a beacon of hope, a lifeline for those struggling with severe respiratory distress. These machines, which assist patients in breathing by delivering air to their lungs, have undeniably saved countless lives.
Paging Dr. Google? Study says ChatGPT may be more accurate than online medical advice
Fourth-year ophthalmology resident at Emory University School of Medicine found something surprising when looking into the accuracy of online medical advice. NPR reported that the resident physician and two colleagues evaluated the accuracy of AI chatbot ChatGPT in diagnosing eye-related complaints. The docs wondered if AI could help make assessing patients easier, and they'd all experienced patients seeking out "Dr. Google," according to NPR.
Is this the new normal? COVID rates rise again
First Lady Jill Biden isn't the only one to come down with a new case of COVID. COVID-19 are back on the rise, and public health experts are keeping an eye on it. But former White House chief pandemic adviser Dr. Antony Fauci said Sunday he's not expecting a tsunami of hospitalizations and deaths the way we saw a year or more ago."
New 'epidemic' ravages Texas, syphilis cases cap 25,000: Here's what you need to know to stay safe
The Great Imitator is the comeback kid. “People think that syphilis is gone,” said Dr. Irene Stafford, fetal medicine specialist and associate professor at UT's McGovern Medical School in Houston.
Power of Capsaicin: Could Spicy Food Protect Against Alzheimer's?
For those of you who consume capsaicin-loaded foods, there's another positive reason for the burn — it may reduce cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease and dementia. You heard that right, loading up your food with Scoville units might protect you against Alzheimer's disease.
Does The Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?
Dementia is a significant global health concern with far-reaching social and economic implications. As the world's population continues to age, understanding the potential modifiable risk factors for dementia is an important consideration. The Mediterranean diet, characterized by high consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, fish, and moderate wine intake, has garnered attention for its potential protective effects against Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Lower Risk of Stomach Cancer With Mediterranean Diet
A newly published systematic review and meta-analysis, types of studies that sit at the top of the hierarchy of medical research, provides evidence that the Mediterranean diet may be linked to a lower risk of stomach cancer, which had an estimated 26,500 new cases in the USA in 2023. It makes up around 1.5% of all cancers in the USA.
Unprescribed - Dr. Sue Sisley Seek legalizations for this life-saving medicine
Amid the opioid crisis and 22 suicides a day increasing numbers of vets are turning to cannabis as a safer alternative to pharmaceuticals. We've been told that marijuana is bad, it's a gateway drug, only to learn we've been systematically lied to through government controlled propaganda.
It may spell the end of some popular OTC sinus meds — FDA says they don't work
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel says that the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) nasal decongestant on the market...doesn't do anything to treat nasal decongestion.
Washington Ins. Market Sees 8.9% Spike for '24
Fourteen health insurers have gotten the green light to , the Washington Insurance Commissioner reported on Wednesday. "I'm relieved to see that our competitive health insurance market is continuing and that people in every county will have choices," said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. "But I'm deeply concerned at what these increases mean for individuals and their families. We know that several factors drive health care cost increases, including getting the timely care we need and the prices hospitals and health care providers are paid to deliver that care."
Updated COVID Vaccines Boosters: Get It Now!
On 11 September 2023, the US FDA authorized and approved updated COVID-19 booster vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The new vaccines were designed to better target the COVID-19 Omicron variant called XBB.1.5.
Enterovirus Infections Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Risk
Researchers have been searching for decades for the cause(s) of type 1 diabetes, and some recent evidence might point to an enterovirus. If this research holds up over time, we might be able to develop a vaccine for the enterovirus that could prevent type 1 diabetes.
YouTube University Grad? Texas woman fakes being a nurse, treats patients, teaches nurses
A 35-year-old Laredo woman is in hot water with the feds. Nora Nely Avila, who doesn't have a nursing license, is alleged to have used the name of a real Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Registered Nurse (RN) who had "the same or similar last name" and using that nurse's stolen license number when applying for nursing jobs, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Texas. She also pretended to have a degree from Kaplan College in Nursing.
AI-Powered Insight Leads to Diagnosis of Hidden Spinal Cord Condition in Child
In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, a mother, referred to as Courtney to protect her family's privacy, embarked on a relentless three-year quest to identify the cause of her son Alex's debilitating pain and mysterious symptoms. This journey, marked by frustration and numerous medical consultations, eventually reached a pivotal moment earlier this year when an unlikely source, ChatGPT, provided crucial insights that had eluded medical professionals.
Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Cause Diabetes?
The internet claims that high fructose corn syrup causes diabetes and a bunch of other maladies. Usually, based on some weak evidence, the usual suspects have tried to link high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to Type 2 diabetes.
Farts, Milk Transfusion, and Other Weird Medical Cures We Once Practiced Before
In today's age of advanced medical science, it's easy to forget the peculiar paths our forebears took in their quest for wellness. Let's dive into some of the most outlandish health remedies from yesteryears that'll make you grateful for modern medicine!