May 28, 2024

COVID-19 Vaccine Litigation Against Mayo Clinic Revived by Federal Court

Five workers who alleged religious discrimination score win in legal battle. A lawsuit against the Mayo Clinic must move forward, a federal court has ruled, reviving the suit after it was thrown out in 2023. The five fired workers who sued the Minnesota-based health nonprofit have all plausibly pleaded that their religious beliefs conflict with […]

May 27, 2024

How Selenium Intake Offers Protection Against Parkinson’s Disease—New Research

Eating the right amount of selenium-rich foods may positively influence the prognosis of Parkinson’s. Recent research sheds light on the promising connection between selenium, an essential mineral with antioxidant properties, and Parkinson’s disease. A cohort study published this month in BMC Geriatrics found that a moderate increase in selenium intake had a protective effect on […]

May 27, 2024

US Restricts Poultry Imports From Australian State Following Bird Flu Outbreak

This follows the bird flu being discovered on two Victorian properties. The United States has restricted import of poultry, birds, and unprocessed avian products amid bird flu outbreaks in Victoria. This comes after bird flu was detected at two separate farms in regional Victoria, leading to hundreds of thousands of birds being euthanised. In addition, […]

May 26, 2024

Drop the Weights and Go for a Run

Resistance training alone does not reduce cardiovascular disease risk—rather, exercise that involves movement holds the key. Pumping iron, pulling machine weights, and performing pushups build impressive muscles—but running, swimming, and dancing stoke the fires of healthy hearts. A recent study that placed 406 overweight or obese people into various exercise groups showed that aerobics trump […]

May 26, 2024

6 in 10 Dying Australians Denied the Palliative Care They Need

A new report reveals that 62 percent of all people who need palliative care did not receive it, while 80 percent of all expected deaths in Australia need it. Many Australians with terminal conditions are being denied the palliative care they need to end their lives with minimal pain and maximum dignity, according to data […]

May 25, 2024

FDA Refuses to Back Novo Nordisk’s Weekly Insulin Product for Diabetics

Usage of the product resulted in ‘significantly higher’ instances of hypoglycemia in the trials, the FDA said. An advisory panel set up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted against allowing the use of Novo Nordisk’s weekly insulin product among type 1 diabetic patients as the benefits failed to outweigh the risks. On […]

May 25, 2024

Zinc May Shorten the Common Cold, But Not Prevent It: Cochrane Review

Zinc is widely known to modulate the immune system, but some researchers say they have ‘little confidence’ that zinc can reduce the duration of a cold. Supplementing with zinc may not prevent the common cold, but evidence suggests it could reduce its duration by several days, according to a systematic review. A paper recently published […]

May 24, 2024

Lawmakers Hear Grim Outlook From Private Practice Physicians on Rising Costs

Almost 90 percent of medical groups reported an increase in operational costs in 2023. Lawmakers heard testimony on May 23 from medical professionals about the strain on private practice physicians, which is causing a decrease in the quality of care for many Americans. Both the chairman and ranking member of the House Ways & Means […]

May 24, 2024

Bird Flu Found at 2 More Poultry Farms in Victoria and Western Australia

Control orders have been implemented at the Victorian farm, restricting movement of poultry, equipment, and vehicles. Bird flu has now been discovered at a second farm in Victoria along with a poultry operation in Western Australia’s southwest. Avian influenza linked to the first Victorian farm has been found at a farming property in Terang, southwest […]

May 23, 2024

Poor Stress Coping Skills Tied to Increased Risk of Psoriasis: Study

The stresses endured by young people may have lasting impacts that appear much later in life, impacting their physical health in unexpected ways. While the triggers behind psoriasis—the chronic, inflammatory skin condition—remain elusive, a new study suggests the roots could trace back to the strain of our childhood years. Those who struggle to cope with […]