THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study may allay concerns that strenuous exercise could up the risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurological disease. No evidence of rising ALS risk was seen among adults who routinely work up a sweat by playing team sports
MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A common group of bacteria may be causing deadly pneumonia or anthrax-like disease among metalworkers in the southern United States, health officials report. The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cereus can cause food poisoning and
THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Scientists in Japan have discovered yet another tick-borne virus that can make people sick. The Yezo virus is transmitted by tick bites, and triggers fever and a reduction in blood platelets and white blood cells. “At least seven people have been infected with
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The rings of stately pines on the coasts of North and South Carolina offer telling long-term evidence of climate change and a chilling forecast for the future. The upshot: The last 300 years have gotten wetter and wetter, making hurricanes ever more dangerous.
FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Researchers hoped to show that the natural antioxidant urate could delay Parkinson’s disease progression, but a study completed at Massachusetts General Hospital dashed those expectations. The trial enrolled nearly 300 individuals recently diagnosed with early Parkinson’s disease, which affects the body’s motor system.
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could COVID-19 one day go the way of smallpox and polio? New research suggests it might be possible to beat the coronavirus with high vaccination rates and rapid responses to immunity-evading variants, the study authors said. “While our analysis is a preliminary effort,
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could a drug used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) help people with mild Alzheimer’s disease? The results of a small new study suggest the strategy could work. Riluzole has been used for more than 20 years to slow the progression of ALS,
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dogs may be man’s best friend, but cats may hold critical keys to humans’ health. Our feline friends have the potential to become a valuable model for genetic research, because their genome is similar to that of people, according to Leslie Lyons of