Jennifer Lee

August 15, 2019
Scientists Say They’ve Found a New Organ in Skin That Processes Pain – Gizmodo

Scientists Say They’ve Found a New Organ in Skin That Processes Pain – Gizmodo

Its not common that researchers discover what could be an entirely new part of the human body. But a team in Sweden claims to have uncovered an intricate network of cells underneath skin that helps process certain kinds of pain. The find could broaden our con…
August 15, 2019
Too Many Medications? It Might Be Time To Ask Your Doctor About Deprescribing : Shots – Health News – NPR

Too Many Medications? It Might Be Time To Ask Your Doctor About Deprescribing : Shots – Health News – NPR

Many seniors take multiple drugs, which can lead to side effects like confusion, lightheadedness, difficulty sleeping and more. Doctors who specialize in the care of the elderly often recommend carefully reducing the medication load. Juanmonino/Getty Images …
August 14, 2019
Fifth people dies from hepatitis A in Martin County – WPBF West Palm Beach

Fifth people dies from hepatitis A in Martin County – WPBF West Palm Beach

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. —The Florida Department of Health urges residents to take steps to stop the spread of hepatitis A, which is on the rise in Florida and other parts of the United States. The Florida Department of Health in Martin County confirms that there…
August 14, 2019
Treatment for extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis wins US government approval – Nature.com

Treatment for extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis wins US government approval – Nature.com

A man (left) with what health workers suspect is extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis waits in a hospital in India.Credit: Subhash Sharma/ZUMA The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug regimen to treat an extreme form of multi-drug resistant…
August 14, 2019
Why vain young men aren’t eating their fruits and veggies – New York Post

Why vain young men aren’t eating their fruits and veggies – New York Post

We didn’t need a study to tell us that we’re not eating enough vegetables. However, understanding why people aren’t eating square meals may be a good place to start. Body-conscious young men, in particular, can’t seem to stomach the green stuff. A new study…
August 14, 2019
22 people have been hospitalized with vaping-linked breathing problems. Doctors don’t know why. – NBC News

22 people have been hospitalized with vaping-linked breathing problems. Doctors don’t know why. – NBC News

Almost two dozen people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe breathing difficulties linked to vaping, and doctors aren't sure why. It's unclear exactly what the patients many of whom are young adults had been inhaling or what type of devices the…
August 14, 2019
A Doctor Tested a New Treatment on Himself. Now, It May Help Others with This Rare Disease. – Livescience.com

A Doctor Tested a New Treatment on Himself. Now, It May Help Others with This Rare Disease. – Livescience.com

A doctor's quest to understand his own rare disease led him to test an experimental treatment on himself, and it may have worked. The physician, Dr. David Fajgenbaum, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, has …
August 14, 2019
1st human case of West Nile in Butte County confirmed – KCRA Sacramento

1st human case of West Nile in Butte County confirmed – KCRA Sacramento

BUTTE VALLEY, Calif. —The first human case of West Nile virus in Butte County has been confirmed, health officials said Tuesday. The infected person is an adult who suffered a fever-like illness, Butte County Public Health said. In addition to the Butte C…
August 13, 2019
Two Ebola drugs boost survival rates, according to early trial data – Ars Technica

Two Ebola drugs boost survival rates, according to early trial data – Ars Technica

Enlarge/ BUTEMBO, CONGO - JULY 27: A healthcare member inoculates a man for Ebola suspicion to take precautions against the disease in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 6 with 6 posters participating For the first time, preliminary clinical-trial r…