Tag: health

Rare polio-like illness has US health authorities on alert

A rare disease that peaked this autumn and paralyzes its victims – mainly children – in ways similar to polio has put health authorities on alert across the United States. There is no known specific treatment for the disease, known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Some patients who contracted AFM quickly recover, while others end

Coconut oil for hair growth: how to use

Nutritious medicinal oils – the best that can be thought up to strengthen curls, the most popular are argan, castor, burdock and olive, as well as coconut Science believes that there is no connection between coconut oil and hair growth. Yes, it has a moisturizing and antimicrobial effect (fights bacteria and fungus), which can be

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Young American Children Not Getting Recommended Vaccines: CDC The percentage of U.S. children under 2 years old who haven’t received any recommended vaccinations quadrupled in the past 17 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

8 common myths about cold and flu debunked

Many people love autumn for the colorful foliage and pumpkin spice, but each year it ushers in another season that is more menacing: cold and flu season, that is. The two illnesses are often lumped together, but there are important distinctions. And when it comes to prevention and treatment, there are plenty of misconceptions that

In rare case, father transmits HIV to newborn

After a 4-year-old boy in Portugal was diagnosed with HIV, the biggest question was how he got the infection. His mother, for example, didn’t have it (women with HIV can pass the virus to babies). An investigation revealed a surprising source: leaky blisters on the boy’s father’s skin. While it’s well-known that a mother can pass

Three-quarters of health care workers got flu shot last year

(HealthDay)—Just over three-quarters of health care personnel received a flu vaccine last season, according to research published in the Sept. 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Carla L. Black, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted an opt-in internet panel survey of 2,265

Women Who Practice This Daily Habit Get Fewer UTIs

If you’re one of the millions of women who get UTIs on the reg, listen up: you probably haven’t been drinking enough water. According to a new study, staying hydrated is the key to keeping your nether regions infection-free. Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recruited 140 women who suffer from

Ex-Marine Shares Secret To Mental Resilience

Former marine and mental coach Andrew Wittman says there’s one big thing you can do to boost your willpower and performance. Inconsistency kills your fortitude, according to former marine and mental toughness coach Andrew Wittman. “Doing well for a few weeks, then coasting … then feeling bad enough to start doing well again for a