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IBS is triggered by a gut bacteria imbalance

For quite a long time, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was believed to be a primarily psychological condition. New evidence suggests that the main reason is an imbalance of gut bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New CDC report shows more U.S. flu activity

Every season, flu causes on average 200,000 Americans to go to the hospital and kills thousands to tens of thousands of people, according to the U.S. CDC. This is the startling headline in a new report about flu.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Urban areas make song birds ill

Phoenix - People living in densely populated urban areas affect the health and fitness of native wildlife. A new study draws a link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence of two parasites in wild house finches.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Christmas season signals the start of the 'affluenza season'

The flu season has started, and winter's colder weather, as well as being cooped up inside makes us more susceptible to coming down with the virus. The flu bug can spread easily, leaving its victim out of work for days at a time.
In the Media by Karen Graham

One in five Europeans suffers from chronic pain

Brussels - Newly compiled health data indicates that one in five Europeans suffers from pain that has been occurring regularly for three months or longer; one in eleven, suffers from pain daily. The research has implications for the planning of health services.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Plague alert hits China

A young man in north western China has died from pneumonic plague, leading to thousands of people being quarantined. The government has sealed off the town where the outbreak occurred.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 2 comments

Parents Pray as Daughter Dies of Treatable Diabetes

"She explained to us that she believes her daughter's in a coma now and she's relying on faith...Please. I mean, she's refusing. She's going to fight it. ... We've been trying to get her to take her to the hospital for a week, a few days now."

HAZMAT Team Sent To Des Moines School

A mysterious illness struck many students at a physical education class yesterday, sending them on an emergency trip to the hospital via school bus. In all, 22 children are involved and at least two adults.
In the Media by Mark L Harvey - 6 comments

OP-ED/ Can You Afford To Get Sick?

Where Can You Go? If you're sick in America and working poor where can you go to get treatment? Do you have to be living on the street to be poor enough? There's Medicaid. They claim to help those too poor to afford care.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Who is Sick? A Social Network for Sickness Information a social network site for information on sickness and illness affected areas
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 8 comments
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Vaccine developed to protect against norovirus or 'winter vomiting bug'

Important research finding: a vaccine for norovirus, which is highly infectious and is difficult to kill by cleaning,...
May 1, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle


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