Category: Health

Coffee colon cancer risk study:  Coffee may lower risk of colorectal cancer

Coffee colon cancer risk study Texas – “I would encourage coffee lovers to revel in the strong possibility that their daily mug may lower their risk of colorectal cancer.” So says Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the senior author of a new study,…

Measles in California California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that the Department is investigating a child diagnosed with measles in Nevada County. The unvaccinated child showed symptoms of measles after returning to California from travel overseas. The child has fully recovered but many persons…

FDA ban medical gloves: FDA Seeks Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves UPDATE

Federal health officials are moving to ban most surgical gloves made with powder, a feature designed to make them easier to wear, but which actually poses health risks to patients and health professional. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that the powder added to some latex gloves can cause breathing problems, wound inflammation, and…

Italy Is Passing a Law to Make Supermarkets Donate All Their Unsold Food To Charity

italy unsold food law Italy is trying  to address the food waste issue and persuade supermarkets by giving away unsold food to charities. France was the first country to make such a drastic change. According to reports, The bill against food waste has strong bilateral support and it needs to be voted by the Senate of the…

Gum disease Alzheimer’s linked Study Suggests

Gum disease Alzheimer’s Link New research suggests Gum disease is linked to a greater rate of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The Gum disease Alzheimer’s study, published in PLOS ONE, looked at 59 people who were all deemed to have mild to moderate dementia. It is thought the body’s response to gum inflammation may…

Uterus transplant Failed After Two Weeks

The first uterus transplant in the U.S. failed after the patient experienced a “sudden” complication,Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday. The surgery, which took place on Feb. 24 in Cleveland, initially seemed to be a success. “We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus,”…