Health

A Cup of Coffee A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

COFFEE DRINKERS LIVE LONGER

Some new buzz about coffee. A new study suggests that morning cup of coffee could help you to live longer. Researchers at the University of Southern California found drinking just one cup of coffee a day reduced the risk of early death by as much as 12 percent. And drinking two or three cups cut that risk even more. Decaf…

What’s That Smell in Your Pool

CHLORINE MIXED WITH BODY FLUIDS CAUSES SMELL

Body fluids produce strong smell in swimming pools.   When the head of the CDC’s healthy swimming program shared some insight into swimming pools, he opened a lot of eyes. He said the smell of what many people think is “chlorine” is actually the smell of chemicals as the chlorine mixes with pee, poop, sweat and dirt. And that makes…

Librarians Prepare to Respond to an Overdose

LIBRARIANS TRAIN TO SAVE A LIFE IF THERE IS AN OVERDOSE

Librarians prepare for possible patrons’ overdoing.   You might not have ever thought about this but, where do a significant number of drug addicts go during the day to get out of the heat? They go to the library. That’s why some librarians want to be prepared in case there is an overdose. Bernadette Leroy , a Utah librarian said,…

Some Gonorrhea Cases Can’t be Cured

GONORRHEA RESISTS ANTIBIOTICS

Some cases of gonorrhea can not be cured.   The World Health Organization says antibiotic resistance is such a big problem that some cases of gonorrhea can not be cured. The W-H-O looked at 77 countries , finding more than half had cases of the e sexually transmitted disease that resists antibiotics. Most are eventually treated, but, with very high…

What Exactly is Swimmer’s Ear?

TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT SWIMMER'S EAR

Simple precautions might prevent swimmer’s ear.   Before you take a dip into the pool or head to the beach this summer, be sure to take all the proper precautions. Water-related bugs, swimmer’s ear infections and rashes are on the rise this time of year. The summer season brings its own crop of sicknesses. Doctor Syed Shah says , “The…

Do You Gain Weight Just by Smelling Food?

RATS HAD THEIR SMELLING ABILITY ALTERED

Study says rats that had heightened smelling weighed the most.   An intriguing study out of U-C Berkeley suggests having the ability to smell your food makes you gain more weight.  That is, if you are a mouse. Lab mice ate the exact same amount of food in a high-fat diet, but one had its sense of smell temporarily eliminated….

Have You Written Your Will

A WILL REVEALS YOUR END OF LIFE WISHES

Does your family know your end of life wishes? Every single one of us will reach the end of life at some point. But, very few have filled out the necessary paperwork to make their end of life healthcare wishes known. Advance directives are tools for people to communicate their wishes if they’re ever incapacitated or otherwise unable to make…

What Do You Know About Diverticulosis

DIVERTICULOSIS CAUSES INTENSE STOMACH PAIN

  Diverticulosis occurs when an infection appears in one or more of the small pouches in the digestive track. A personal trainer from Florida wants to spread awareness about the condition and the threats it can pose to Americans with stomach pain. David Greene might be seen as one of the healthiest 50-year-olds you’ll meet. But after coming back from…

Some Heartburn Drugs Might Not be Safe

HIGH DEATH RATE FOR SOME HEARTBURN SUFFERERS

Researchers say there is evidence some popular heartburn drugs might lead to an early death. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis analyzed data on 350-thousand people on heartburn medications. Some took proton pump inhibitors while others took H2 blockers. They found a higher death rick among those taking proton pump inhibitors for an extended period of…

CDC Urges Improved Safety Measures at Dialysis Facilities

Dialysis Patients Risk Blood Infections

Dialysis patients at greater risk of blood infections. Patients undergoing kidney dialysis with catheters are at an increased risk for bloodstream infections. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control looked at data from over 6 thousand dialysis centers across the United States. Although most patients use other types of grafts to access their blood, a small percentage have…