Jennifer Lee

January 17, 2020
98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Any More – Wall Street Journal

98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Any More – Wall Street Journal

Nearly 150 years ago, a German physician analyzed a million temperatures from 25,000 patients and concluded that normal human-body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.That standard has been published in numerous medical texts and helped generations of pare…
January 17, 2020
Wuhan virus: second death reported in China as Japan finds first case – South China Morning Post

Wuhan virus: second death reported in China as Japan finds first case – South China Morning Post

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube A 69-year-old man who died January 15, 2020, is the second person to die from a new strain of coronavirus linked to the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Health authorities in the c…
January 17, 2020
170 people sickened at Yosemite National Park after likely norovirus outbreak – CNN

170 people sickened at Yosemite National Park after likely norovirus outbreak – CNN

(CNN)About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employees. Two of the cases are confirmed as norovirus, and the majority of the others are consistent with the virus, …
January 16, 2020
Child among 20 people who died due to the flu since season began, Oklahoma health officials say – KOCO Oklahoma City

Child among 20 people who died due to the flu since season began, Oklahoma health officials say – KOCO Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY —A child under the age of 4 was among 20 Oklahomans who died due to the flu since the influenza season began in September, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. According to the Health Department, 863 people have been hospitaliz…
January 16, 2020
61 percent of millennials familiar with anti-vaccination movement agree with some beliefs: survey | TheHill – The Hill

61 percent of millennials familiar with anti-vaccination movement agree with some beliefs: survey | TheHill – The Hill

Sixty-one percent of millennials familiar with the anti-vaccination movement said they agreed with at least some of its beliefs, according to NBC News, citing a survey released Thursday by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The survey, which p…
January 16, 2020
No one knew why the kids in one Amish family were dying suddenly. Now researchers have some answers – CNN

No one knew why the kids in one Amish family were dying suddenly. Now researchers have some answers – CNN

(CNN)About 15 years ago, an Amish family in the eastern US was hit by an unexplainable tragedy -- one of their children died suddenly while playing and running around. Just a few months later, the same fate befell another one of their children. Six years late…
January 15, 2020
The simple secret to living a longer and healthier life: Don’t be poor – MarketWatch

The simple secret to living a longer and healthier life: Don’t be poor – MarketWatch

Newsflash: Being wealthy has its benefits. And it goes well beyond caviar, fancy cars and McMansions. In fact, according to a study published by the Journal of Gerontology this week, longer, healthier lives await those who can afford them. Researchers colle…
January 15, 2020
New Machine Helps Livers Survive Outside the Body – Newser

New Machine Helps Livers Survive Outside the Body – Newser

(Newser) The liver is an amazing organ—the only internal one capable of regenerating itself—and researchers in Switzerland have come up with an invention almost as impressive. A machine they've been working on since 2015 keeps livers alive outside the human …
January 15, 2020
Study sets blood pressure target for people over 80 – Medical News Today

Study sets blood pressure target for people over 80 – Medical News Today

Lowering an older person's systolic blood pressure to 120 mmHg or lower reduces the risk of heart disease, but increases the chance of kidney changes. In the United States, over half of the people aged 60 and over have high blood pressure, or hypertension, …