Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease

Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease

Elizabeth Stegemöller leads a singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease. Her latest research shows singing can lower stress and improve motor symptoms. Credit: Iowa State University Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers. The results from the […]

Man Passes Away 8 Years After Eating Slug Infected With Lungworm

Man Passes Away 8 Years After Eating Slug Infected With Lungworm

A young man who had eaten a slug as a dare eight years ago lost his battle against rat lungworm, a type of parasite. He died last Friday surrounded by family and friends.   ( Michel Van Der Vegt | Pixabay ) An Australian man, who ate a slug eight years ago as a dare […]

Toasted Monkey Restaurant Worker Tests Positive For Hepatitis A

Toasted Monkey Restaurant Worker Tests Positive For Hepatitis A

ST. PETE BEACH, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in St. Pete Beach. Following lab confirmation on Nov. 1, DOH-Pinellas immediately began conducting an epidemiological investigation and today determined the individual worked at Toasted Monkey Beachbar & Sportsgrill […]

Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual’s response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass on to her babies in the womb. The new research suggests novel approaches to combat […]

How To Get Your Coworkers To Get The Flu Shot Because No One Wants To Get Sick

How To Get Your Coworkers To Get The Flu Shot Because No One Wants To Get Sick

To the chagrin of needle-phobes everywhere, the time to get your flu shot is now. Last winter, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications, marking the disease’s highest death toll in at least 40 years, according to the AP. One of the key factors behind this staggering number was the dwindling amount […]

Florida Doctor Removes Woman's Kidney After Mistaking It for Tumor

Florida Doctor Removes Woman's Kidney After Mistaking It for Tumor

After suffering for years from back pain she incurred in a car accident, Maureen Pacheco checked in to Wellington Regional Medical Center in 2016 to get the bones in her lower back fused, a procedure officially known as an L5-S1 instrumented anterior lumbar interbody fusion.  Shortly before being wheeled into surgery on April 29, 2016, […]

Kansas State rower dies from rare infection 2 weeks after sore throat she thought was tonsillitis

Kansas State rower dies from rare infection 2 weeks after sore throat she thought was tonsillitis

Please enable Javascript to watch this video FORT MORGAN, Colo. — A Kansas State University student who thought she had a sore throat died suddenly from a dangerous infection, according to KDVR. Samantha Scott, of Fort Morgan, Colorado, started to feel ill, but it was initially thought tonsillitis was to blame. Two weeks later, she was dead. Her […]