Progress in driving down infections and deaths from malaria has stalled and even reversed in some countries, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned of a “troubling shift” in the downward trajectory of malaria, one of the biggest killers in poorer countries, and until recently, one of the greatest public health
New medication guidelines in Canada recommend that people at high risk of contracting HIV take new drugs both before and after virus exposure. The new strategy, published Monday in CMAJ, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, recommends the combination of PrEP (a pre-exposure prohylaxis drug) and nPEP (a non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis) as a highly-effective way of
From Thanksgiving feasts to New Year’s celebrations, the holiday season is all about indulgence. Whether it’s that extra piece of pumpkin pie or another round of champagne, it can be hard to resist excessively eating and drinking during the festivities. While most people are aware that indulging at this time of year can take a
Put an extra dash of cinnamon in your pie recipe this holiday season. A property in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde, has the power to help reduce obesity by burning energy in our fat cells, according toresearchers from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute. Scientists already knew that cinnamon had the ability to burn fat from lab tests
It’s going to take more than one apple a day to make these numbers better. An average 12% of Americans ate their daily recommended amount of fruit, while an average of less than 9% ate their daily recommended amount of vegetables in 2015, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. The report, compiled every
Slow down when eating your Thanksgiving dinner this year. Speed in gobbling down your food could be linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, says a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017. In the study, performed by researchers in Japan, speed was linked to metabolic syndrome — a cluster of heat
It’s chilling. When 30 bartenders were asked by Business Insider to share industry inside scoop that they really shouldn’t, one spilled a particularly troubling response. “Almost no restaurants or bars,” the unnamed barkeep revealed, “clean their ice machines as regularly as they’re supposed to.” That doesn’t that doesn’t bode well for cocktails, soda or even water on
A year after suffering perhaps the most demoralizing defeat in modern political history, Democrats roared back on Tuesday, claiming big victories in races up and down the ballot and across the country. The breadth of the Democratic wins surprised even the most optimistic party stalwarts, who worried over their own chances in key races Tuesday.