Don’t Eat Pre-Cut Cantaloupe if the Source Is Unknown, CDC Says, as Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Grows

[ad_1] Consumers shouldn’t eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don’t know the source, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as the number of illnesses and recalls tied to a deadly salmonella outbreak grows. At least 117 people in 34 U.S. states have been sickened by contaminated cantaloupe, including 61 who were hospitalized and two who died, according … Read more

CDC Director: Spike in Respiratory Illness in China Not From a New Virus | Health News

[ad_1] The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that the agency has been in touch with China and believes the recent increase in respiratory illnesses in the country is not due to a new pathogen. “What we know as of right now, today, what’s happening in China, they are … Read more

Elton John Addresses Britain’s Parliament, Urging Lawmakers to Do More to Fight HIV/AIDS

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Elton John has urged British lawmakers to do more to fight HIV and AIDS, saying the U.K. can be the first country in the world “to defeat this awful virus.” The British star spoke to lawmakers and campaigners in the grand Speaker’s House of Parliament on Wednesday evening at an event … Read more

WHO: COVID-19 Variant BA.2.86 Is One to Watch | Health News

[ad_1] When the COVID-19 strain BA.2.86 entered the scene over the summer, it quickly captured the attention of officials who were concerned about the variant’s large number of mutations. But as the weeks went on, the strain didn’t seem to take off, and researchers found that it wasn’t all so different from what came before … Read more

Poland’s New Parliament Brings Back State Financing for in Vitro Fertilization

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new parliament on Wednesday reinstated government funding for in vitro fertilization, previously banned by the conservative party which lost control of the legislature in the country’s recent general election. The parliament, which began its term this month, has made a point of reversing the ban in one of its … Read more

Elton John to Address Britain’s Parliament in an Event Marking World AIDS Day

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Elton John is to address Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday on his work fighting HIV at an event to mark World AIDS Day. The British star’s AIDS Foundation has led campaigns to extend a pilot government program to test people visiting hospitals’ emergency rooms for HIV. Under the program, which was recently … Read more

Cold Weather Running May Be Even Healthier

[ad_1] By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Dreary, chilly winter days might cause some year-round runners to think twice about their jog, but recent research suggests the benefits of cold weather running outweigh those of running in warmer conditions. Specifically, cold weather can help runners burn more bad … Read more

U.S. Life Expectancy Makes Post-Pandemic Rise

[ad_1] By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — With fewer Americans dying from COVID in 2022, U.S. life expectancy rebounded a bit from declines experienced during the pandemic. According to provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on deaths for 2022, the average American can … Read more

U.S. Suicide Numbers Hit New Record High in 2022

[ad_1] By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — U.S. suicide numbers reached a grim new high in 2022. The increase was most acute among women over the age of 24, according to provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, almost 49,500 people lost their … Read more

Mounjaro Beats Ozempic for Weight Loss in Early Trial

[ad_1] By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (Healthday News) — The diabetes drug Mounjaro prompted more weight loss among overweight and obese adults than Ozempic did in a real-world setting, researchers report. Both Mounjaro (tirzepatide) and Ozempic (semaglutide) mimic the effects of the gut hormone GLP-1, which triggers insulin production, helps … Read more