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 on Wednesday evening, saying the outbreak affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One … Read more

Reduce your risk of dementia by spending time in nature

Reduce your risk of dementia by spending time in nature

Comment this story Comment Richard Sima will return next week. Spending time in nature — even as little as two hours per week — has been linked to several health benefits. It appears to promote healthy aging and has been linked to improved cognitive function, blood pressure, mental health, and sleep, among other things. Now, … Read more

Breakthrough in heart disease: discovery of a new immune target

Breakthrough in heart disease: discovery of a new immune target

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It refers to a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Research has identified suPAR as a protein that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis and kidney disease, … Read more

CDC traces superbug outbreak to EzriCare eye drops

CDC traces superbug outbreak to EzriCare eye drops

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria linked to contaminated eye drop products. More than 50 cases have been discovered to date, most patients reportedly used EzriCare artificial tears, while the CDC found the bacteria in open bottles of the two-state brand. At least one … 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 — US health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. On Wednesday evening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a health alert to doctors, saying the outbreak affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One is … Read more

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘strict rules’ to keep your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘strict rules’ to keep 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 like Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As a neuroscientist, I’ve spent decades guiding patients with memory problems through brain-boosting habits and exercises — most of which I also practice. … Read more

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

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

A man with cancer has woken up to find he suddenly has an Irish accent – despite never being in the country. The American had been battling an advanced form of prostate cancer for almost two years before seeking advice for his ‘out of control brogue’. Doctors diagnosed the man in his 50s with extraordinarily … Read more