Vegetarian Diet Tied To Fewer Deaths Over Time

Vegetarian diet tied to fewer deaths over time

  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who limit how much meat they eat and stick to mostly fruits and vegetables are less likely to die over any particular period of time, according to a new study. “I think this adds to the evidence showing the possible beneficial effect of vegetarian diets in the prevention of […]

Sugary Drinks Tied To Kidney Stone Risk

Sugary Drinks Tied To Kidney Stone Risk

  NEW YORK  (Reuters Health) – Adults who drink at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day are slightly more likely to develop kidney stones than people who rarely imbibe them, according to a new study. While the recommendation for kidney stone prevention has been to drink a lot of fluids, the study suggests that it’s […]

5 Things To Know About Dangerous, SARS-like Virus

5 things to know about dangerous, SARS-like virus

  (CNN) – A new virus in the same family as SARS — found for the first time in humans in recent months — has infected 40 people, most of them in the Middle East. Half of those infected have died, according to the World Health Organization. Earlier this week, the WHO reported two health care workers in […]

Bed Rest No Help For Women At Risk Of Early Delivery

Bed rest no help for women at risk of early delivery

  NEW YORK  (Reuters Health) – Having a short cervix increases a pregnant woman’s chance of delivering prematurely, and a new study suggests going on bed rest does nothing to allay that risk. Researchers found that women were more than twice as likely to give birth before 37 weeks when doctors told them to restrict […]

China Reports Four More Bird Flu Deaths, Toll Rises To 31

A man holds a pigeon at a pigeon farm, which according to the owner has not been affected by the H7N9 bird flu strain, in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

  BEIJING  (Reuters) – Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus, with the number of infections rising by two to 129, according to Chinese health authorities. Among the deaths, two occurred in the eastern province of Jiangsu; one […]

Task Force Calls For Routine HIV Testing For All Adults

An Ora Quick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody test kit is seen at the AIDS Service Center of New York City (ASC/NYC) lower Manhattan headquarters in New York July 3, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

  CHICAGO  (Reuters) – An influential U.S. panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing. The new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force […]

Sugary Drinks Can Raise Diabetes Risk By 22 Percent – Study

Soft drink cups sized (L-R) at 32 ounces and 64 ounces are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York, May 31, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Andrew Burton

  LONDON  (Reuters) – Drinking just one can of sugar-laced soda drink a day increases the risk of developing diabetes by more than a fifth, according to a large European study published on Wednesday. Using data from 350,000 people in eight European countries, researchers found that every extra 12 fluid ounce (340 ml) serving of […]

China Says New Bird Flu Cases Found In Central China

A screen shows a girl who hospital officials say is infected with the new H7N9 bird flu strain and is undergoing treatment, during a news conference at Ditan Hospital in Beijing April 13, 2013.

  BEIJING  (Reuters) – Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region and bringing the total number nationwide to 51, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday. One of the victims, a 34-year old man in the […]

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