Coal Miners Facing New Wave of Black Lung Disease

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The deadliest form of black lung disease is on the rise among American coal miners, a new study finds. Increases in cases of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) are occurring despite measures to control coal dust that were put into […]

To Repel Ticks, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Outdoor enthusiasts: Here’s a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. government study confirms that insecticide-treated clothes marketed for preventing tick-borne ills do, in fact, thwart the pests. In lab tests of […]

Your Tablet and Smartphone Is Ruining Your Sleep

By Alan Mozes                  HealthDay Reporter         FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) —  Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the devices emit are a powerful, slumber-killing combo. […]

Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi

One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with […]

Best of Our Blogs: May 25, 2018

Mental illness affects everyone. It’s not always apparent that someone is suffering. Many people are highly functioning and seeking treatment while succeeding in their every day lives. While many of us struggle with illness in silence, healing requires a systematic approach. It entails compassion and a decision to love rather than continue to radiate fear. […]

Health Insurance Hustle: High Prices Can Boost Profits : Shots

Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren’t. In fact, they often agree to pay high prices, then pass them along to patients. Justin Volz for ProPublica hide caption toggle caption Justin Volz for ProPublica Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren’t. […]

Is Shingles Contagious? – The New York Times

Ask Well People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient’s blisters. CreditJuliette Borda Q. Is shingles contagious? A. Shingles, the painful and blistery rash that arises when the chickenpox virus becomes reactivated, can be contagious, but only for people who are […]

Don’t Panic! | Hidden Brain : NPR

After a long history of civil war and corruption, many Liberians didn’t trust their government’s attempts to control Ebola. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images After a long history of civil war and corruption, many Liberians didn’t trust their government’s attempts to control Ebola. John Moore/Getty Images Chaos is neither friend […]