Childhood obesity is on the rise, study finds

Childhood obesity is on the rise, study finds

The research, published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, followed two nationally representative groups of children from kindergarten to fifth grade — around ages 6 to 11. The first group was studied from 1998 to 2004, and the second group was studied from 2010 to 2016 . The difference between the two groups was striking: Around … Read more

Vitamin D ‘overdose’ warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

Vitamin D 'overdose' warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

A man who was taking vitamin D supplements far in excess of the daily requirements suffered serious health consequences for months. In a case that highlights the dangers of overdosing on supplements, a middle-aged man was hospitalized in the UK after suffering from recurrent vomiting and other serious symptoms for three months. Doctors are now … Read more

Vitamin D ‘overdose’ warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

Vitamin D 'overdose' warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

A man who was taking vitamin D supplements far in excess of the daily requirements suffered serious health consequences for months. In a case that highlights the dangers of overdosing on supplements, a middle-aged man was hospitalized in the UK after suffering from recurrent vomiting and other serious symptoms for three months. Doctors are now … Read more

WHO to consider again whether monkeypox outbreak is public health emergency of international concern

WHO to consider again whether monkeypox outbreak is public health emergency of international concern

In late June, WHO’s Emergency Committee determined that the outbreak did not meet the criteria for such a declaration. But as the virus continues to spread, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wants the committee to take up the issue again, based on the latest data around the epidemiology and evolution of the outbreak. Tedros said … Read more

Monkeypox patients may not have typical symptoms making infection harder to spot

Monkeypox patients may not have typical symptoms making infection harder to spot

Monkeypox patients that are being infected as part of the current worldwide outbreak may not be exhibiting all of the typical symptoms of the virus, allowing some cases to go undetected, experts fear. A Belgian study released in pre-print on Tuesday found that some patients who had tested positive for the virus right at the … Read more

What does the new cancer vaccine trial mean for a cure to the illness?

A cancer jab custom-made from patients' own tumors has produced 'really hopeful' results in a trial on NHS patients.  It is currently codenamed TG4050 (pictured)

A cancer jab custom-made from patients’ own tumors has produced ‘really hopeful’ results in a trial. None of the eight head and neck cancer patients, who had a high chance of relapse, saw their tumors return four months after getting the vaccine. For comparison, two patients in the control group who weren’t given the jab … Read more

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors. Here’s How to Get Going.

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors.  Here's How to Get Going.

Imagine a medicine that reduced the death rate of breast cancer and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%, lowered the risks of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, and those of heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%. On top of that it can be as effective as antidepressants or cognitive … Read more

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors. Here’s How to Get Going.

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors.  Here's How to Get Going.

Imagine a medicine that reduced the death rate of breast cancer and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%, lowered the risks of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, and those of heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%. On top of that it can be as effective as antidepressants or cognitive … Read more