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MERS patient released from Indiana hospital, Official

MERS patient released from Indiana hospital, Official

Health officials say the patient who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was released from Munster’s Community Hospital today. A hospital spokesperson says the patient tested negative for MERS, does not have any more symptoms and poses no threat to the community. The patient has also been cleared to travel. The hospital finalized the discharge plan with ... Read More »

CDC : Syphilis cases on the rise in U.S. men

CDC : Syphilis cases on the rise in U.S. men

According to a new federal report, the number of syphilis cases within the United States has risen over the past few years particularly in gay and bisexual men. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the latest numbers are alarming since syphilis, which is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), was nearly eliminated within the nation over ... Read More »

Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter, Study

Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter, Study

The variant comes from the KLOTHO gene; its ability to improve learning and memory may not necessarily be associated with aging, a Cell Press news release reported. The variant works by increasing the amount of Klotho in the bloodstream and brain. Klotho does occur in aging mice, but it is seen in young animals as well. Read More »

Antipsychotics Linked to Less Violent Crime, Study Finds

Antipsychotics Linked to Less Violent Crime, Study Finds

For people with mental illnesses, taking prescribed medications can greatly change their moods, behaviors and actions. In a new study, researchers analyzed the relationship between taking antipsychotic medications or mood stabilizers and rate of violent crimes. They found that when people with psychiatric illnesses are good about their medications, they become around 50 percent less likely to commit a violent ... Read More »

Aging America : Fitness instructor, 98, exudes joy, enthusiasm

Aging America : Fitness instructor, 98, exudes joy, enthusiasm

The fitness instructor is about to start pushups, but first she has to move her walker out of the way. The exercisers at this apartment complex are all over 75 and their leader, Hildegard Gigl, will turn 99 in June. “I’m getting older, but I’m not getting old,” said Gigl, whose half-hour class includes pushups against a wall and weightlifting ... Read More »

150 Workers Die Each Day From Doing Their Jobs, Report

150 Workers Die Each Day From Doing Their Jobs, Report

In 2012, 4628 workers were killed on the job, which made an average of 13 deaths a day, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. An estimated additional 50,000 workers died from occupational diseases, or an average of 137 deaths a day. All told, an estimated 150 workers died each day last year due to working conditions. Read More »

New investigation raises alarm over high rate of C-sections: Report

New investigation raises alarm over high rate of C-sections: Report

The number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S. and Consumer Reports says many of them are unnecessary. It has analyzed data from more than 1,500 hospitals in the 22 states where data is available and found several where more than half the women who expect a low-risk delivery undergo a C-section. For low-risk deliveries, Consumer Reports found ... Read More »