Category Archives: HEALTH

Drinking tea makes people more creative, claims study

Volunteers who downed a brew were more imaginative in tests than those who drank water. Tea contains caffeine and theanine, which improve mental speed, accuracy and focus. But these take 30 to 60 minutes to kick in – long after these experiments were finished. Researchers from Peking University, China, say this means tea must have a positive mental effect. FOLLOW

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Eye bleeding fever: Ugandan doctors say outbreak is ‘already epidemic’ | Daily Star

Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), has warned action must be taken over reports of growing numbers of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) cases. He warned the disease is “highly contagious” and said the people “must be protected” to prevent it spreading. The infection causes victims to suffer from a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices

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California hospitals face a ‘war zone’ of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them – LA Times

H3N2 is known for being more virulent than other strains of the flu. Since October, 42 people in California younger than 65 have died of the flu, compared with nine at the same time last year, according to state officials. State officials collect flu death data only among people under 65; the actual death toll from the flu is much

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Think Flu Season Is Bad? It Might Get Even Worse – Bloomberg

“Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now,” said Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the national Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “This is the first year we have had the entire continental U.S. be the same color on the graph, meaning there is widespread activity in all of the continental U.S. at this point.” FOLLOW THE

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New IVF technique is ‘most exciting advance in 40 years’ | Daily Mail Online

The developing embryos are photographed while in incubators every 10 to 20 minutes and then sent to a computer to rank the eggs using algorithms. Research including 24,000 documented treatments led by leading fertility expert Professor Simon Fishel compared IVF babies born with and without the new technique. Parents Paul and Paula Chapman were the first to use the new

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Girl, 6, Suffers Stunning Side Effects After Taking Tamiflu « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

“I don’t think the 16 hours of symptom relief from the flu is worth the possible side effects that we went through,” her father said. His message for parents: do your homework before taking Tamiflu – or any drug. “Know that side effects are there for a reason. They’re written down for a reason. I guess they can happen, and

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