Jennifer Lee

November 11, 2019
Vegan diet: how your body changes from day one – Business Day

Vegan diet: how your body changes from day one – Business Day

Veganism, the plant-based diet that shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about…
November 11, 2019
Weather Channel app uses Watson to tell you when flu season is coming – Engadget

Weather Channel app uses Watson to tell you when flu season is coming – Engadget

Whatever the conditions are like, you'll get prevention advice as well as CDC flu reports. It's easy to see Flu Insights fueling some paranoia. Do you really want to be afraid of going outside simply because Watson predicted trouble? Used carefully, though, …
November 10, 2019
Vaping illness spurs calls for federal marijuana changes | TheHill – The Hill

Vaping illness spurs calls for federal marijuana changes | TheHill – The Hill

Marijuana advocates are seizing on the recent outbreak of vaping illnesses to renew calls for clear federal rules on cannabis.  Federal health officials have pointed to black market THC products as a likely culprit of a mysterious vaping illness that has sic…
November 10, 2019
I Thought Being a Health Care Reporter Would Make Cancer Easier. I Was Wrong. – POLITICO

I Thought Being a Health Care Reporter Would Make Cancer Easier. I Was Wrong. – POLITICO

The other night, like most nights, I wake up several times, drenched in sweat. I get up. I pee and peel off all my clothes and change into new ones. I drink whatever is in the glass on my nightstand I am so dehydrated. I go to the bathroom sink and splash wa…
November 10, 2019
Researchers Say The BRCA2 Gene Fault Isn’t Only a Cancer Risk For Women – ScienceAlert

Researchers Say The BRCA2 Gene Fault Isn’t Only a Cancer Risk For Women – ScienceAlert

Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, are calling for annual blood tests to detect aggressive prostate cancer in men who have a fault in the BRCA2 gene. After researching the effectiveness of the test, Ros Eeles, who led the study, said: "O…
November 9, 2019
‘Very strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses identified – lehighvalleylive.com

‘Very strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses identified – lehighvalleylive.com

U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a very strong culprit. The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country…
November 9, 2019
Yes, Your Gut Changes As You Age: Here Are 4 Ways To Keep It Healthy – mindbodygreen.com

Yes, Your Gut Changes As You Age: Here Are 4 Ways To Keep It Healthy – mindbodygreen.com

While it would seem that your gut microbiome (which is completely capable of regenerating itself) would simply never age, it is unfortunately not the case. In the same way that a 30-something person's knees don't creak like those of a centenarian's, the gut m…
November 9, 2019
Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area – BBC News

Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area – BBC News

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Diphtheria vaccination programmes protect most people in the UK Two people are being treated in Scotland for the potentially deadly diphtheria infection. NHS Lothian has confirmed the two cases are related and both…
November 8, 2019
2 in 5 Americans have misdiagnosed themselves after searching symptoms online, survey finds – Fox News

2 in 5 Americans have misdiagnosed themselves after searching symptoms online, survey finds – Fox News

A new survey has found that turning to Google for health issues may be doing some patients more harm than good, with two in five respondents found to have falsely convinced themselves they had a serious disease after browsing the web. The survey, commissione…