Weighted vests: Should you use them during exercise?

Weighted vests have long been popular with athletes and celebrities such as David Beckham and former Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson. But interest in their use may have been piqued recently after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Chemical exposure may raise your risk for Parkinson's

Two years of heavy exposure to TCE, a liquid chemical that lingers in the air, water and soil, may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 70%. Previous research has linked TCE, or trichloroethylene, to certain cancers, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria contaminates whole ICU, shows study

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) was brought into the ICU, in Hangzhou, on multiple occasions as patients were admitted, creating a large 'reservoir' of the bacteria which contaminated beds and equipment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could bird flu become the next pandemic?

Avian flu cases have spiked around the globe in recent weeks, devastating bird populations and making headlines. The spread of the illness, caused by the H5N1 virus, has resulted in 58 million bird deaths since last fall—driving ...

Oncology & Cancer

HPV infection may cause throat, mouth cancer

You may have heard about the connection between HPV infection and certain types of cervical cancer, but did you know HPV infection is also related to a higher risk of throat and mouth cancer?

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