Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days may help lower the odds of a premature death as long as that drink or two doesn't routinely turn into more, a new study confirms. Researchers examined health survey data on more than 333,000 U.S. adults, following them for an average of about eight years to see how their drinking habits influenced their survival odds.
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Conventional medical treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, while any other unproven cancer treatment administered by non-medical personnel would be considered an alternative therapy.
The Spread Eagle Hotel at Midhurst has just unveiled a treatment which reflects not just what it believes is the ultimate indulgence but captures the mood of the sweeping Sussex landscape in which it is situated. The South Downs Soother is not merely the last word in pampering.
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early - using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood. It's still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover early-stage Lyme disease more accurately than today's standard test, researchers reported Wednesday.
The White House says President Donald Trump will make this month's payments to insurers under the health-care law he wants to repeal and replace. Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the payments, which help reduce health insurance copays and deductibles.
The rate of teen drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000, according to data released this week. The new numbers involve teens ages 15 to 19 and were released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year - fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl. "This is a warning sign that we need to keep paying attention to what's happening with young people," said Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University expert on drug abuse issues who wasn't part of the study.
The app lets users be as anonymous as they want, even letting them pixelate their face and have an auto-generated username. Huddle is aimed at those suffering from addiction and mental health issues, but users can create support groups around anything from women's issues to being HIV positive.
A "smokeless cigarette" one which uses what's called heat-not-burn technology, is shown in a handout photo. One of the world's largest tobacco companies is introducing a heat-not-burn cigarette it says is less harmful for consumers.
Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory announced Tuesday that they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull using neutron beams and high-energy X-rays, resulting in new clues that could help paleontologists piece together the evolutionary puzzle of the monstrous T. rex. Officials with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science said they were able to peer deep into the skull of a "Bisti Beast," a T. rex relative that lived millions of years ago in what is now northwestern New Mexico.
A study by researchers at the University of Calgary suggests there's an overdiagnosis epidemic when it comes to thyroid cancer. They found thyroid cancer incidence rates in Canada increased by almost six times in women and five times in men between 1970 and 2012.
Medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Increasingly, people are turning to cannabis to treat a range of symptoms and conditions, including nausea, bipolar disorder and seizures.
An abandoned dog that was rescued after being found buried up to its neck in mud has died at a New Jersey shelter. NJ.com reports the dog named Mabel who was taken in by the Associated Humane Society died at the organization's Popcorn Park Shelter in Forked River.
Today's Boomer generation feels young at heart. They're living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they're booming.
Ryan Kliesch, a Denver radio host, emerges from the federal courthouse after testifying in the civil trial involving pop singer Taylor Swift, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Denver. . Fourteen-year-old Kennedy Wares, second from right, confers with her grandmother, Nancy Elliott, both of Littleton, Colo., as they move up the public line to view the civil trial involving pop singer Taylor Swift, Friday, A... .
Beverley Knight told how she was deeply affected by losing a friend to HIV, as she was unveiled as the new patron of the Terrence Higgins Trust. The singer and actress, 44, said her friend Tyrone told her about the HIV and sexual health charity, and that she is now on a mission to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding the disease.
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