The New Bad Tick Is Going to Take Over Half the United States, Study Finds – Gizmodo

The New Bad Tick Is Going to Take Over Half the United States, Study Finds – Gizmodo

An underside view of an adult female Haemaphysalis longicornis tick Photo: James Gathany (CDC) A disease-carrying, newly invasive tick to the United States, the Asian longhorned tick, is poised to spread across much of North America, suggests a new study published Thursday in the Journal of Medical Entomology. According to the study, the tick might […]

Vaccination Debate: Tenn. Congressman-elect claims CDC may be withholding vaccine research – WZTV

Vaccination Debate: Tenn. Congressman-elect claims CDC may be withholding vaccine research – WZTV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —  Tennessee Congressman-elect, and physician, Mark Green is making the case that vaccines may cause autism. However, in a statement Wednesday, he said some of his comments have been misconstrued. Green explained his kids are vaccinated, and he encourages people to vaccinate their kids. Is there any link between vaccines and autism? […]

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline' – BBC News

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline' – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not appear to protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of “use it or lose it” when it comes to our brains in later life has previously been widely accepted. The new Scottish study showed that people who regularly do intellectual […]

Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers – VICE

Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers – VICE

Scientus Pharma claims weed oils are wildly inconsistent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos. Cannabis oils have surged in popularity over the last couple years, but for medical patients—many of whom don’t want […]

Shy people face 'hangxiety' risk – Telangana Today

Shy people face 'hangxiety' risk – Telangana Today

If you are a very shy kind of person, you are more likely to suffer from “hangxiety” — anxiety during a hangover — as compared to your extrovert friends, a new study suggests. The study showed that, among the participants, drinking about six units of alcohol slightly decreased anxiety in highly shy people. But, the […]

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot – KSL.com

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot – KSL.com

SEATTLE (CNN) — A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba. Her case is reported this week in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. The 69-year-old, whose name was not given, had a lingering sinus infection. For a month, she tried to get rid of […]

Woman dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot – WTVD-TV

Woman dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot – WTVD-TV

SEATTLE. (WTVD) — A 69-year-old Seattle woman died from what doctors said they believe were rare brain-eating amoebas. The patient, who underwent brain surgery at Swedish Medical Center, had used tap water to rinse her sinuses using a neti pot. Her doctor told The Seattle Times there was “amoeba all over the place just eating […]

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