The Health Risks of Kissing
Cupid’s arrow may have you puckering up this Valentine’s Day, but you could get more than just butterflies when you smooch your sweetie. According to past research, 80 million germs can be transferred in one 10-second kiss. So before you pucker up, make sure your kissing partner isn’t putting your health at risk.
This Hep C Rx Combo May Be Quicker Cure
For people with hepatitis C, three isn't a crowd. These patients got well much faster with the addition of a third medication.
Cirrhosis: Usually Preventable but Common
Cirrhosis of the liver may usually be preventable, but it may be more common than previously thought. Fortunately, patients can take simple steps to keep their livers in tip-top shape.
Thanksgiving Food Safety
One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You don’t want that number to include one of your Thanksgiving guests, so don’t let cooking for a crowd lead to mistakes.
Gilead Announces Harvoni Results from Phase 2 and Phase 3 Studies
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced results from several Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies evaluating investigational uses of Harvoni® (ledipasvir 90 mg/sofosbuvir 400 mg) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with limited or no treatment options, including patients with decompensated cirrhosis, patients with HCV recurrence following a liver transplant and patients who failed previous treatment with other direct acting antivirals.
Wearing Dentures Overnight Tied to Pneumonia
Dentures can help the elderly maintain a normal lifestyle and diet in spite of age-related dental health problems. But the false teeth can also pose a risk for serious illness if proper oral hygiene isn’t followed.
Fecal Transplant for C. Diff Deemed Safe for Immunocompromised
It can be difficult to treat C. diff infection in people who are immunocompromised, meaning they have a weakened immune system. Researchers now think an increasingly common treatment may be safe for these immunocompromised patients.
What Blood in the Stool and Urine May Mean
When you cut or scrape yourself and see blood, you likely know the source of that blood. However, if you see blood in the toilet after using the restroom, the cause may not be so clear. Here are some possible reasons you might see blood in your stool or urine.
Norovirus a Common Cause of Illness Worldwide
The phrase "the stomach bug" is pretty common, but what is this illness with unpleasant symptoms? In many cases, it might be norovirus.
Protecting Kids from Rotavirus
One of the most common reasons for diarrhea among children is rotavirus. But a vaccine for rotavirus was introduced in 2007.