Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a health alert to doctors Wednesday night, saying the outbreak has affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. … Read more

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a health alert to doctors Wednesday night, saying the outbreak has affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One … Read more

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

Like any other part of your body, your brain needs daily exercise. Neglecting your brain health can leave you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As a neuroscientist, I have been guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises for decades – many of which I also practice. … Read more

How cancer can make you speak with an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the island

How cancer can make you speak with an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the island

A cancer-stricken man woke up to discover he suddenly had an Irish accent – ​​despite never having been to the country. The American had been battling advanced prostate cancer for nearly two years before seeking advice for his “uncontrollable brogue.” Doctors diagnosed the man in his 50s with extremely rare foreign accent syndrome (FAS). It … Read more

Excessive screen time during childhood may be associated with lower cognitive skills later in childhood

Excessive screen time during childhood may be associated with lower cognitive skills later in childhood

The amount of time babies spend looking at computer, TV and phone screens in their first year of life may be indirectly linked to lower cognitive skills later in life, according to a new study. Babies who spent an average of two hours a day looking at screens performed worse on executive functions later on, … Read more

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

To an unknown eye, the press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health two weeks ago looked rather routine. The language may have been a little unnerving, but carefully worded: Analysts had discovered a resident with a type of gonorrhea who showed “impaired response to multiple antibiotics,” but that person — and a second … Read more

The energy boost from coffee should ALWAYS be repaid with sleep

The energy boost from coffee should ALWAYS be repaid with sleep

Why coffee doesn’t give you extra energy: Scientist says pick-me-up is just a ‘loan’ to pay back with sleep Caffeine temporarily blocks a chemical called adenosine that prevents drowsiness But eventually, adenosine binds to its receptor making us feel drowsy and drowsy Dr. Emma Beckett is a molecular nutritionist at Newcastle University By Xantha Leatham … Read more

Rare But Deadly Valley Fever Fungal Infection Is Spreading Rapidly ‘Because Of Climate Change’

Rare But Deadly Valley Fever Fungal Infection Is Spreading Rapidly ‘Because Of Climate Change’

A deadly fungal infection is spreading across the US – and scientists think it’s due to climate change. Cases of ‘Valley Fever’ – which is 10 times more deadly than the flu – have increased twentyfold since the turn of the century. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which releases spores into the air … Read more

Brief exposure to this car exhaust may impair brain function: study

Brief exposure to this car exhaust may impair brain function: study

Your morning commute may be inhibiting your brain function, a new study suggests. Research published in the journal Environmental Health found a possible link between inhaling diesel exhaust and impaired cognitive function. In the limited, randomized study, researchers analyzed the brains of 25 adults via magnetic resonance imaging. After examining participants’ post-contact “functional connectivity,” the … Read more