With the population of flyers is aging, many arriving on board with pre-existing disease and longer flights, the announcement, 'Is there a doctor on board' seems to be more common, says Dr. W. Gifford Jones in this week's instalment of The Doctor Game. Every time it happens to me, it...
A study suggested that food cooked using high-temperature cooking methods might increase the risk of high blood pressure by 17 percent. A group of researchers sheds light on what makes grilled meat unhealthy, implying that grilling meat at high temperatures could lead to experiencing high blood pressure. This research is...
Island Health is warning the public not to consume herring eggs that were harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay. There had been a case of people getting sick and treated from eating the herring eggs that are believed to be contaminated with vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that is rarely...
Cesar and Monica Calle marked their 23rd wedding anniversary by undergoing a kidney transplant. Years of battling polycystic kidney disease came to an end for a wife whose husband decided to give her the gift of a lifetime - a kidney transplant. For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar Calle showed his...
Doctors find giant air pocket where part of man’s brain should be. After suffering from some fairly mild symptoms, one unlucky guy from Northern Ireland took a trip to the hospital, only to find out he had an apple-sized air bubble in his skull. As explained in a case report called...
Medical experts baffled by mysterious lung disease killing dentists. Friday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reveals eight dentists and a dental technician were treated for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at a Virginia care center between 2000 and 2015. They make up about 1% of the 894 IPF cases handled by the...
A beloved Houston daycare teacher is readjusting to a new life after his foot was amputated due to a flesh-eating bacteria. Raul Reyes, 26, remains hospitalized after the amputation of his right foot Feb. 23. He's been using a walker to get around and is in good spirits. His wife...
Florida's Dustin Snyder battling cancer dies weeks after fulfilling wish to wed his high school sweetheart. We have sad news to pass along about a teen with cancer whose wish was to marry his high school sweetheart. On Friday, we learned 19-year-old Dustin Snyder passed away. Snyder was battling a rare...
Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Study Shows They Work About the Same. Some colleagues had broken out data from a 2008 diet study that seemed to indicate that people might lose more weight on low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets based on their genes. It didn’t include very many people, however, so Gardner and colleagues...
A WOMAN has become the first person in the world to have her eyes infested with a parasitic WORM usually found in cattle and dogs. Abby Beckley, 28, thought she had a stray lash under her eyelid when she was two weeks into a fishing boat trip in Alaska. In an...