Medical

U.S. cancer death rate goes down, find out why

U.S. cancer death rate goes down, find out why Since then, cancer-related deaths have gone down by more than 26-percent. Of the 10 leading causes of death, only cancer - the second-biggest killer in the country - declined from 2014 to 2015. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women screen for breast cancer at age 50 and men should consult their doctors before considering a prostate exam. [Full Article...]

Men are getting their penises whitened

Men are getting their penises whitened The laser being used is very small. The video included images from the room where the whitening was performed as well as images with details from before and after. Men are opting for the treatment despite being warned about the side-effects laser would have on their genitalia. "Penis whitening is not necessary, it is wasting of money and can have more negative consequences than positive", a mi... [Full Article...]

Drinking alcohol may lead to cancer, says study

Drinking alcohol may lead to cancer, says study Previous research has shown that acetaldehyde can damage DNA in cultured cells grown in the laboratory. WIKIMEDIA, TIIA MONTOA metabolite of alcohol known as acetaldehyde, which occurs naturally at low levels, causes double-stranded breaks in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells , according to a study published today (January 3) in Nature . [Full Article...]

Recent E. Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

In the last seven weeks, multiple people from various states and in Canada have fallen ill due to a unsafe strain of E. coli bacteria. Consumer Reports' food safety experts recommend avoiding consuming romaine lettuce during an outbreak of E. [Full Article...]

Perfectionism on the Rise Among College Students

Perfectionism on the Rise Among College Students That's what two British researchers found in an analysis of almost 42,000 college students from the United States, Canada and Britain, what they believe is the first study of the generational differences in perfectionism . However, more research is needed to confirm this, they noted. "Rising rates of perfectionism highlighted in this study coincide with three decades of neoliberalism , whi... [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce linked to fatal E.Coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that has sickened at least 58 people in the US and Canada. "In the USA, government health officials are investigating the outbreaks, but have stopped short of recommending people avoid romaine lettuce or any other food". [Full Article...]

Flu season taking toll in Washoe County

Flu season taking toll in Washoe County The patient was a 70-year-old woman from Mentor. Three more people have died of the flu in Dallas County, bringing the total number of deaths to nine this season, officials announced Thursday. Early December, doctors warned the deadly H3N2 strain came early, saying children and people age 65 or older are especially susceptible. More people in Marion County are showing up at the emergency... [Full Article...]

WHO's labeling of gaming addiction as a disorder sparks concern in Korea

WHO's labeling of gaming addiction as a disorder sparks concern in Korea While the final version of the diagnostic manual won't be published until next year, it now states that gaming disorder is "characterised by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour ('digital gaming" or "video-gaming'), which may be online (ie. [Full Article...]


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