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3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Serious bloodstream infections are more common among smokers who are both obese and inactive, a new Norwegian study reveals. The bloodstream infection is known as sepsis. People who develop sepsis have an over 20 percent risk of death from the infection, the researchers noted. Each year, sepsis claims the lives of 6 million people worldwide. To see what might boost the risk of

Spicy foods could lead to weight loss: Study

LOS ANGELES: A new study from US Arizona State University (ASU) led by two Chinese scientists showed the first promising link between capsaicinoids, the active ingredient in chilli peppers, and one’s energy-burning ability, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Spicy foods will “not reduce one’s appetite, it is to increase the metabolism, which is an intrinsic property of people,” Yue Deng, a female researcher at the Biodesign Institute at ASU, who

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said it was an “exciting breakthrough”. Human trials will start in

Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

Water parks can be fun, but they also can pose unexpected health risks – in this case, eye and respiratory problems. And that shower you never take before you get in the pool plays a role. In July 2015, patrons at an indoor water park resort in Ohio started to complain about eye and respiratory problems. Local health officials surveyed patrons and water park employees, who reported issues like eye

World Running Out Of Antibiotics, Warns World Health Organisatio

GENEVA: Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions, WHO said. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB)

What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is Out

There’s always a run on grocery stores in advance of a hurricane or blizzard—and with good reason. If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Reports have some tips for weathering the next storm safely and nutritiously. Fill