A report released by American Cancer Society along with several universities has linked a number of diseases, even basic infections, to smoking with the number of deaths in United States alone reaching 480,000. The study published in New England Journal of Medicine says that an addition of 60,000 to 120,000 deaths is seen each year which is linked to tobacco usage.
Many medical communities are working to come up with better answers to Ebola and as per the latest news the first major vaccine trials have begun in Liberia. There are many people that are affected here in Liberia and therefore the scientists want to make sure that they start their trials in the country. To keep the vaccines under control the trials are done under strict security and in a secret location. The aim of the trial is to immunize more than 30,000 volunteers including front-line health workers. Health communities claim that more than 8000 people have died here due to Ebola and in Liberia there were more than 3000 cases reported.
It is already known that alcohol can have bad effects on our health, but as per the new study at the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Czech Republic consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day during middle life can increase your risk of stroke by more than a third. The team published their new findings in Stroke – a journal of the American Heart Association. The study also claims that they have over 700,000 cases of stroke every year in the United States and the condition is responsible for more than 130,000 deaths each year.
Obesity is certainly among the top health concerns, along with diabetes, but as per a new study brown fat can protect your body from obesity and diabetes naturally. The new research study claims that it focuses specifically on brown fat that is present in small quantities in adults. The research report claims that brown fat is mostly present in newborn babies as they are more prone to heat loss and since they are unable to shiver and brown fat helps them to stay warm. However, as we grow the body requires less amount of brown fat and therefore it is replaced by white fat which can lead to many more health concerns.
Obesity is a major health concern in the United States and now FDA has gone ahead and approved a new weight loss device that can be surgically implanted to treat obesity. The Maestro Rechargeable System is the first device since 2007 that has got an approval from FDA and can treat patients above 18 years of age. The device is designed to help patients that find it difficult to lose weight. As per FDA the device is fit for patients that have a body mass index of 35-45 with at least one other obesity-related condition like Type 2 diabetes.
Ebola has been in the news for quite some time now and medical experts around the world are already in search for the best solution to this disease. A new trial of the potential drug has now begun at the Medecins Sans Frontieres Centre in Liberia. Medical experts are now working on Brincidofovir, the antiviral that is being tested on Ebola patients on a voluntary basis. According to the experts, drugs, blood samples and vaccines are being tested against the disease to ensure that an effective solution can be found to combat this deadly disease. The study will also focus on another similar drug called Favipiravir as it has showed some potential results against the disease.