Texas experiences very high levels of respiratory disease activity, CDC data shows

Texas experiences very high levels of respiratory disease activity, CDC data shows

SAINT ANTONIO – If you’ve been feeling down recently, you’re not alone. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Texas is one of dozens of states where reports of respiratory illnesses are very high. The data is based on outpatient visits for respiratory illnesses including fever plus cough or sore throat … Read more

Paying obese people cash to lose weight doubles their rate of fat loss, study shows

Paying obese people cash to lose weight doubles their rate of fat loss, study shows

According to a study, paying obese people to lose weight doubles their rate of fat loss. Researchers tasked 668 morbidly obese adults in New York City and Los Angeles with losing 10 pounds (or 4.5 kg) in six months. Over six months, up to half of the people who received cash incentives reached that goal … Read more

A study links the daily consumption of many ultra-processed foods with cognitive decline

A study links the daily consumption of many ultra-processed foods with cognitive decline

license photo” alt=”New research suggests an association between people receiving a higher percentage of daily energy from eating ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | license photo“/> New research suggests an association between people receiving a higher percentage of daily energy from eating ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline. File photo by … Read more

What your farts can tell you about your health

What your farts can tell you about your health

Illustration: sam lanuley Wind breaker. Cutting the cheese. Thunder from below. I could go on but whatever call itfarting is a part of life. Farts are usually caused by swallowing air, which has to get out somehow, or by bacteria in its gut that release gas during the digestive process. Every animal (human or not) … Read more

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, health workers at a southern children’s hospital began secretly planning how to save the babies. The Russians were suspected of seizing orphaned children and sending them to Russia.so staff at the regional children’s hospital in the city of Kherson began falsifying the orphans’ medical … Read more

Statin success may be fueling the obesity crisis by discouraging patients from losing weight

Statin success may be fueling the obesity crisis by discouraging patients from losing weight

Statin success may be fueling obesity crisis by discouraging patients from losing weight, experts say Around eight million Britons take statins to lower cholesterol Effective heart attack protection can distract from weight loss This leaves them vulnerable to heart failure, fatty liver disease, and arthritis. By Victoria Allen Science Editor for The Daily Mail Published: … Read more

Go down with an error? Use the DailyMail.com guide to find out if it’s Covid, flu or RSV

Go down with an error?  Use the DailyMail.com guide to find out if it’s Covid, flu or RSV

Flu season is back this year with a bang. After Covid wiped out most other respiratory illnesses in 2020 and 2021, more familiar viruses are returning this year at rates officials haven’t seen in years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting high levels of both influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) … Read more

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-obtain hearing aids

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-obtain hearing aids

It’s now much easier and cheaper for many hearing-impaired Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids began hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars less than prescription hearing aids. About 30 million people in the … Read more

Pelé responds well to treatment for respiratory infection

Pelé responds well to treatment for respiratory infection

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health has not worsened in the past 24 hours, the Albert Einstein Hospital said Saturday. Pele, 82, has been in the hospital since Tuesday. “I am strong, very excited and I continue my treatment as always. … Read more

Why can’t you find Wegovy, the weight loss drug?

Why can’t you find Wegovy, the weight loss drug?

NGO Novo Nordisk 0.61% A/S failed to launch its new weight-loss drug Wegovy, losing hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and squandering a head start before a rival could start selling a competing product. Wegovy is among a new class of drugs that health regulators have approved to reduce weight in obese people, a … Read more