CDC Traces Superbug Outbreak to EzriCare Eye Drops

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported an outbreak of extensively drug-resistant bacteria linked to contaminated eye drop products. Over 50 cases have been found to date, with most patients having reportedly used EzriCare Artificial Tears, while the CDC has found the bacteria in opened bottles of the brand from … Read more

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 make you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As a neuroscientistI’ve spent decades guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises — many of which I practice, too. Here are … Read more

Thousands of London area students at risk of suspension for lack of childhood diseases vaccination – London

Thousands of London and Middlesex students remain set to be suspended due to not having submitted immunization records. Last month, the Middlesex-London Health Unit began suspending students under their purview attending elementary or high school for not having up-to-date immunization records. Suspensions are being done in six different cohorts between January and the end of … Read more

‘The Last of Us’ in real life? Rising temperatures may spread fungal infections

One of the most suspenseful scenes in the HBO series “The Last of Us” comes in its pilot episode, when a scientist predicts that the end of the world won’t come from a viral pandemic, but rather, a fungal one. Smash cut to several decades later — on the show, that is — and a … Read more

Is Ozempic safe to take during pregnancy or while trying to conceive? Experts weigh in

The growing popularity of drugs like OzempicMounjaro and Wegovy, designed to help people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity, has raised new questions about what those drugs could mean for pregnancy and fertility. The medications, all brand names for a compound called semaglutide, have grown in popularity thanks to reported use by celebrities and posts … Read more

Prescription sleeping pills like Ambien may raise the risk of dementia by 80 PERCENT

Common sleeping pills may significantly raise the risk of dementia, a study suggests. People who said they took them ‘often’ or ‘almost always’ were up to 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed than people who answered ‘never’ or ‘rarely’. But the findings only applied to white people, which the researchers say indicates other lifestyle … Read more

Rare but deadly fungal infection Valley Fever is spreading fast ‘because of climate change’

A deadly fungal infection is spreading across the US — and scientists believe it is due to climate change. Cases of ‘Valley Fever’ – which is 10 times more deadly than flu – have risen 20-fold since the turn of the century. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which releases spores in the air … Read more

Ottawa caught off guard by Saskatchewan’s ‘unforeseen’ request for COVID-19 help

Paul Merriman, Saskatchewan’s health minister, speaks to media after the throne speech at the Legislative Building in Regina on Wednesday Oct. 27, 2021.Michael Bell/The Canadian Press Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces were caught off guard by a request for help from Saskatchewan during the height of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 … Read more

Nutrition tips for those suffering from after effects of vegan, keto, other diet | Health

Today, diet is likely based more on marketing tactics and celebrity endorsements rather than on effects that have been scientifically verified and several diets include consuming foods that are rich in fat, low in carbohydrates or high in protein and promise a quick solution, such as a single food or food combination that can alter … Read more

5,000 cancer cases a year ‘could be missed’ under Labour’s self-referral plans for NHS

Thousands of cancer diagnoses could be missed each year under Labour’s plans for self-referrals on the NHS, new figures suggest. Sir Keir Starmer wants patients suffering back pain to bypass their GP and go straight to a physiotherapist. But new analysis suggests more than 5,000 cancer diagnoses could be missed each year under the proposal. … Read more