Celiac Disease #Vaccine In Clinical Trials Would Let People Eat #Gluten Again

Celiac Disease #Vaccine In Clinical Trials Would Let People Eat #Gluten Again

Celiac Disease Vaccine In Clinical Trials Would Let People Eat Gluten Again For years, people with celiac disease have lived with the knowledge that there’s no cure for this autoimmune condition, and the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet. Now, there’s a good reason for people with celiac disease to hope for both a cure and the … Read more

#Women Who Wake Up Early Have A Lower Risk Of Breast #Cancer, According To New Research

#Women Who Wake Up Early Have A Lower Risk Of Breast #Cancer, According To New Research

This is an important read. Women who are naturally early risers were found to have lower risk of developing breast cancer than evening types in a new study. One in 100 women who considered themselves morning people developed breast cancer, compared with two in every 100 women who called themselves evening people. Cancer risks associated … Read more

FDA No Longer Allows Synthetic Flavoring Substances Common In Ice Cream, Cereal And Cand

FDA No Longer Allows Synthetic Flavoring Substances Common In Ice Cream, Cereal And Cand

Many of your favorite snacks will be experiencing a shakeup soon. Do you have a sweet tooth and enjoy treats with flavors like mint, citrus and cinnamon? Well, many of your favorite snacks will be experiencing a shakeup soon. On Oct. 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration removed its approval of seven synthetic flavoring substances and flavor … Read more

Pret A Manger Will Label Its Food After Girl’s Death Caused By Allergic Reaction

Pret A Manger Will Label Its Food After Girl’s Death Caused By Allergic Reaction

Pret A Manger Will Label Its Food After Girl’s Death Caused By Allergic Reaction If you have food allergies, you’ll want to read this. Pret a Manger will list all its ingredients, including allergens, on freshly made products following the death of a 15-year-old girl who had an allergic reaction to a sandwich containing sesame seeds, to … Read more

1 In 20 Deaths Globally Is A Result Of Alcohol Use

1 In 20 Deaths Globally Is A Result Of Alcohol Use

This is an important read. Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. More than 75 percent of these deaths were among men, says the report, published Friday. The largest cause of death — 28 percent — … Read more

Pediatricians Are Urging Parents To Get Their Kids The 2018 Flu Shot ASAP

Pediatricians Are Urging Parents To Get Their Kids The 2018 Flu Shot ASAP

Here’s what pediatricians have to say. It’s time to call your pediatrician. All children should get a flu shot as soon as it becomes available this season, preferably before the end of October, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in a policy statement published Monday. It also emphasizes that the shot is preferred over the nasal mist.“Everyone … Read more

What You Need To Know About Chagas Disease, A Dangerous Infection Caused By ‘Kissing’ Bugs

What You Need To Know About Chagas Disease, A Dangerous Infection Caused By ‘Kissing’ Bugs

This is scary—here are the symptoms to watch out for. A parasite called the “kissing bug” is spreading a dangerous infection that can lead to heart problems in some people who get it. In August, the American Heart Association released a statement about Chagas disease, which is caused by an infection from a parasite known as Trypanosoma cruzi (T … Read more

This Boy With Terminal Cancer Got Racing Stickers For His Casket And The Chance To Drive A Race Car

This Boy With Terminal Cancer Got Racing Stickers For His Casket And The Chance To Drive A Race Car

He also requested racing stickers for a special sendoff. Caleb Hammond is just 11 years old and facing terminal cancer. Diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 9, he and his family recently decided to stop treatment for his illness because it was no longer helping. Facing the end of his young life, … Read more

New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines De-emphasize Pap Smears

New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines De-emphasize Pap Smears

New cervical cancer screening guidelines have been released by the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force,  and they may be welcomed as good news by many: fewer Pap smears. According to the new guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), women between the ages of 21 and 29 should get a Pap smear every … Read more

This Medical School Is Making Tuition Free For All Students

New York University made history Aug. 16 with a surprise announcement that it will give full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students in its School of Medicine MD program. The scholarship will be offered to all students, regardless of need or merit. Incoming students received the good news at the end of the annual White … Read more

Women Are More Likely To Survive A Heart Attack If They Are Treated By A Female Doctor, Study Shows

Women Are More Likely To Survive A Heart Attack If They Are Treated By A Female Doctor, Study Shows

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women alike in the United States. But it’s more often fatal for women — 26 percent of women 45 and older die within one year of an initial heart attack, compared with 19 percent of men, according to the American Heart Association. There is one … Read more