16 Things You Can Catch From Your Pet

Dogs, cats, parrots, hamsters, and, for some people, even snakes and rats are often our best friends–and for good reason. Pet owners have lower blood pressure and less stress, and they exercise more, among other benefits. Kids who grow up with pets are actually less likely to end up with allergies. But pets can sometimes

6 Vegan Foods That Are Shockingly Unhealthy

Thinking about going vegan? While cutting out animal products altogether can be pretty tough, there are some established health benefits, says doctor Maggie Michalczyk. “Being vegan eliminates a big source of saturated fat from the diet and (hopefully) adds more fibrous vegetables to the diet in its place. So there is a lower risk for things like high cholesterol and

Healthy diet may lower eye disease risk

An analysis of recent high-quality research reveals that diet may affect individuals’ risks related to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The findings are published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. The systematic review included the analysis of 18 high-quality studies. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet was linked with a decreased risk of

Putting AI and cloud computing to work automating hardware maintenance

Add hardware maintenance to the list of IT tasks that artificial intelligence can improve upon for hospitals and other organizations.  The technologies are planting early roots in a number of areas within the healthcare industry, from radiology and pathology to medical device security to specific treatment regimens, much the way Mount Sinai, for instance, is

Study finds brain tumour cells are killed by targeting marker

Brain tumours account for 20 per cent of all cases of childhood cancers as well as the highest number of cancer-related deaths in Canadian children under 20 years old. Despite improved clinical outcomes, patients live with extensive cognitive and physical delays resulting from toxicities associated with chemotherapy and radiation. “Better, more targeted and less toxic

Patient complaints mainly about rudeness, rushing, reproach

(HealthDay)—Understanding patients’ complaints about practice can be instructive for physicians, according to an article published June 6 in Physicians Practice. Based on e-mails received in relation to a previous article, author Sue Jacques categorized complaints from patients into three groups: rudeness, rushing, and reproach. Complaints regarding rudeness vary from being verbally attacked by a receptionist

It’s official – spending time outside is good for you

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. Populations with higher levels

NIH warns of increased risk of heat-related illness for seniors

(HealthDay)—Older adults are at significantly increased risk of heat-related illnesses, which can include heat stroke, heat edema, heat syncope, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion, according to the National Institutes of Health. Factors that could increase risk include age-related changes to the skin such as poor blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands; heart, lung, and kidney

The 7 Best Acne Patches That Clear Up Blemishes Overnight

Now that everyone and their grandmother is obsessed with sheet masks, another K-beauty innovation is popping up everywhere: acne patches. Instead of popping and picking your blemishes, slap a pimple patch on top of it. Unlike spot treatments, the sticker won't leave your skin dry and flaky. Most are small, circular hydrocolloid bandages, meaning they

Pneumococcal DNA predicts course of infection

In addition to revealing information about a patient’s condition, pneumococcal DNA also appears to provide information about the course of an infection. In the next issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Radboudumc researchers describe several pneumococcal genes predicting whether a patient runs the risk of developing meningitis or dying from the disease. Use of such genetic

Researchers map DNA damage links to onset of skin cancer, melanoma

A critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer in humans—has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences, in collaboration with researchers at Georgia State University. In a paper published July 6 in Nature Communications, researchers established that DNA binding by a specific set

Drew Barrymore Shut Down Body-Shaming Stranger

Drew Barrymore has recently shared her epic response to a stranger who congratulated her on a non-existent pregnancy. The topic came up during The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable discussion about women in comedy, which also featured Rachel Brosnahan, Alison Brie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debra Messing, Molly Shannon and Frankie Shaw. “I’d gained a bunch of weight, and I

7 Healthy Snacks That Will Tame Your Appetite

Snacking, in its essence, is supposed to fill you up. Unfortunately that’s not always the case—that full stack of Pringles that you demolished may leave you wanting more. Some foods are naturally superior when it comes to helping you eat less because of the specific nutrients they contain, the form you eat them in, or