Posts Categorized: Health News

This Season’s Knock Down Drag out Flu: Worst in 10 Years

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Every year, doctors recommend that their patients get a flu shot — and for good reason: there are different strains of flu that become prominent each year and that require different immunizations. This means that depending on the strains that are out there, some flu seasons are worse than others. That’s definitely the case this…

Poliovirus Destroys Cancer Cells

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Cancer continues to be a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Although treatment of cancer has improved as well as methods for prevention, there is still no cure. However, scientists continue to make advancements in finding a potential cure, as evidenced by the discovery that the poliovirus may kill cancer cells. How the Poliovirus…

Friends Become Brothers After 60 Years – DNA Testing

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DNA testing is incredible! Many people are tracking their ancestry through the use of DNA ancestry testing services, such as Me and Ancestry. It gives people the opportunity to find out about their family history. DNA testing has even allowed people to find and seek out unknown family members, such as in the case of…

US Life Expectancy Falls for Second Year in a Row

US Life Expectancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed Americans born in 2016 can expect to live an average of 78.6 years. This is down from 78.7 the year before, marking the second year in a row that the life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped. In that same report, the CDC also revealed…

Can Apple Watch Diagnose Hypertension and Sleep Apnea?

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Devices such as the Apple watch and the Fitbit are known for helping people keep track of certain important metrics while they are exercising or dieting in order to improve their health. But it turns out that these watches may be able to do a whole lot more, such as diagnosing hypertension and sleep apnea.…