Two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado

Two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado

KUSA — State health officials confirm two people have tested positive for West Nile virus in Colorado. The cases, out of Weld County and Delta County, are the first reported human cases of the virus in 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, weekly mosquito testing starts in June across the […]

Better Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Faster

Better Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Faster

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms. The test is a more sensitive version of one that emergency physicians have been using. It detects a protein called troponin, which […]

Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo's latest outbreak

Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo's latest outbreak

Posted: Aug. 4, 2018 7:00 am Updated: Aug. 4, 2018 4:18 pm KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The number of confirmed cases in Congo’s new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly […]

Older Adults May Be Less Likely to Notice Their Mistakes

Older Adults May Be Less Likely to Notice Their Mistakes

A new study suggests that as we get older, we become much less likely to notice our mistakes. The study involved a simple, computerized test designed to determine how readily both younger and older adults were able to detect when they’d made an error. Although the older adults performed just as well as the younger […]

What is Snapchat dysmorphia? People seeking plastic surgery to look like Snapchat filters

What is Snapchat dysmorphia? People seeking plastic surgery to look like Snapchat filters

Snapchat offers several features that can animate your face with special effects. However, doctors believe people are seeking plastic surgery to permanently look like the filtered versions of themselves. » RELATED: It’s consumer beware for cosmetic surgery in Georgia Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine are calling the condition Snapchat dysmorphia, a form of […]

Indian-origin scientist finds solutions to end ageing

Indian-origin scientist finds solutions to end ageing

Kaya kalpa, the ancient Indian concept of rejuvenation, is being scientifically validated in the lab of a US scientist of Indian origin, who has found a way to reverse age-related wrinkling and hair greying and loss in animal models to move closer to creating an elixir for eternal youth. Dr Keshav K Singh, professor of […]

Too little, or too much booze ups dementia risk

Too little, or too much booze ups dementia risk

People who are teetotal in middle age are at greater risk of developing dementia than those who drink moderate amounts, with benefits particularly apparent in wine drinkers, a new study has found. Researchers found abstinence was associated with a 45% increase in the chances of getting dementia by early old age, compared to those who […]

Stonehenge cremations shed light on where mysterious monument builders came from

Stonehenge cremations shed light on where mysterious monument builders came from

The iconic site of Stonehenge. iStock.com/simonbradfield By Garry ShawAug. 2, 2018 , 10:00 AM Five thousand years ago, the people of Stonehenge buried cremated bodies under the ancient and mysterious site, near Amesbury in the United Kingdom. Archaeologists have long believed that the remains belonged to individuals connected with the monument but for more than […]

Massachusetts opioid bill includes help for pain patients

Massachusetts opioid bill includes help for pain patients

By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff  August 01, 2018 The bill on opioids that the Massachusetts Legislature approved late Tuesday contains several provisions that have nothing to do with combating opioid addiction, but instead aim to help people often seen as casualties of that fight — those suffering from chronic pain. Spooked by worries about […]