Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

New AI Algorithm Identifies Alzheimer's Disease, Predicts Risk For Disease - Study Finds

An international research team led by Boston University researchers created an artificial intelligence computer algorithm that may solve this problem.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How Getting Enough Sleep Every Night Can Help You Ward Off Diseases

Getting enough sleep each night plays a major role in how your body works. Find out how to reduce your risk for chronic disease with good old-fashioned shuteye.

Pets & Animals | Animals

'Zombie Deer' Disease Is Spreading: What You Should Do

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has now been reported in deer in at least 22 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. A study has raised concerns that CWD could eventually jump to humans.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This boy could be one of the world's last victims of polio

Khaksar’s family knew something was wrong when his fever didn’t break.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Alzheimer’s Disease May Stem From Infections | TIME

Alzheimer's disease may be the result of plaque buildup that happens when the brain fights off infections, a new study suggests.

News | In the News

CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami areas amid mounting Zika cases

Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared infected through mosquito b

Health & Fitness | Health News

Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death

About 20 million years ago a single flea became entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, providing what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer - an ancient strain of the bubonic plague.

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for disea

News | In the News

Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain.

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Were We Getting Alzheimer’s Wrong? New Study Could Pave Way To Better Treatment

A large Mayo Clinic study has found that, when it comes to what causes Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree.

Health & Fitness | Health

Why processed foods make you fat: two common food additives linked to obesity and gut inflammation

A new study suggests that two very common emulsifiers - chemicals that stabilize foods and stop products like mayo from separating - could increase the risk of obesity and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

Researchers said Monday they had pinpointed two compounds -- one naturally derived from fasting and intensive exercise -- that show promise for combatting arthritis, multiple sclerosis, gout and other auto-immune diseases. The compounds throw a wrench int

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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads

An outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland before Christmas is now disrupting lives in six states. Contributing: Associated

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Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation

Researchers have found evidence that a common immune response could be the cause of a common mental illness.

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Is Cancer Risk Mostly Affected By Genes, Lifestyle, Or Just Plain Bad Luck?

Experts say the findings highlight “the importance of secondary prevention, like early detection.”

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study

Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

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CDC Unveils New Ebola Gear Guidelines | NBC Chicago

Health officials have released long-awaited new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients, calling for protective garb that covers their bodies entirely and for trained monitors to...

News | Interesting Stories

I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

You can't just expect any nurse or any doctor or any health care worker or layperson to understand the deconning procedures by way of some kind of pamphlet or 10-minute training video. Not only is it mentally rigorous, but it's physically exhausting....

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CDC rethinking Ebola guidelines after criticism they left nurses unprotected - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Now that at least two Dallas nurses who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan have themselves been diagnosed with the virus, the Centers for Disease Protection and Control is facing criticism that its initial recommendations to healt

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How to avoid catching Ebola | World news | The Guardian

Prevention includes avoiding direct contact with those infected and health officials following decontamination procedures

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Revolutionary new blood test 'could detect ALL types of cancer'

The University of Bradford researchers hope the breakthrough will save time and prevent costly and unnecessary invasive procedures and biopsies.