Dairy products linked to increased risk of cancer

Dairy products linked to increased risk of cancer. Credit: Shutterstock To date, the overall evidence on whether dairy consumption affects cancer risk is inconsistent. Studies in Western populations indicate that dairy products may be associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer and a higher risk of prostate cancer, but have found no clear link … Read more

Half of Mass. is in the red for the spread of COVID, according to the CDC

covid “The risk of exposure is quite high.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released “elevated” community COVID levels for half of Massachusetts counties this week as cases and hospitalizations rise. Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Worcester, Franklin and Berkshire counties are all in the red, or at a “high” community level, according to a … Read more

Hawaii health department warns of COVID-19 and flu outbreaks at high school dances

The Hawaii Department of Health today released a Special Edition of the COVID-19 Cluster Report regarding an outbreak of coronavirus and influenza type A linked to a high school dance on Oahu. The DOH had stopped publishing the biweekly cluster reports in early January, but will publish one if special circumstances warrant. “As the number … Read more

Colorado reports cases of severe liver disease in children

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and serious liver disease in children, including five deaths. About two dozen states have reported suspected cases after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an appeal to doctors to be on the lookout for surprising cases … Read more

The 7 eating habits that can actually work against dementia, according to science – Eat This Not That

When it comes to eating the right diet for your brain health, experts are still figuring out exactly which foods do the most good. Scientists have already identified some of the worst contenders. A study published in Current Opinion on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care linked high-sugar diets to Alzheimer’s disease, while eating habits high … Read more

Bay Area COVID cases, hospitalizations on the rise. How far will they go?

Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are rising again in the Bay Area as the region enters what public health officials say is the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. San Francisco now has the second-highest infection rate in California, averaging 40 new daily cases per 100,000 people, according to state data released Friday, behind neighboring Santa … Read more

Indoor masking is again recommended in northeastern counties

Although COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates have risen steadily in the United States, nowhere have the increases been greater than in the Northeast. In the New England and Greater New York and New Jersey areas, infection rates are approaching their highest levels in three months. Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are also increasing – with levels … Read more

High Cholesterol: Warning Signs That You Have High Cholesterol and Ways to Lower It

Lifestyle changes are extremely crucial if you have high cholesterol in the body. Food and physical activity contribute a lot to the regulation of cholesterol levels in humans. Here are some healthy recipes that can actually help you lower cholesterol levels: Tomato stew Take two medium-sized tomatoes, cut them into quarters. Put the tomatoes in … Read more