HEALTH A-Z

Vitamin B-3 may treat and prevent acute kidney injury

New research suggests that taking vitamin B-3 orally might soon become an effective way to treat or even prevent acute kidney injury. In acute kidney injury, the kidneys suddenly stop functioning — usually as a result of complications during hospitalization. Approximately 10 percent of adults who are hospitalized in the United States reportedly develop it. […]

Vinegar kills tuberculosis, other mycobacteria

Vinegar kills tuberculosis, other mycobacteria   The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers reports. It is possible that acetic acid could therefore be used as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant against drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria as well as other stubborn, disinfectant-resistant […]

Bacteria In Soil, Shower Heads Can Pose Threat (NTM)

  Bacteria In Soil, Shower Heads Can Pose Threat Study finds tall, thin women may be more vulnerable to the bacterial lung infection ‘NTM’ DENVER, CO — Tall, thin women face a greater risk of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), an organism closely related to those that cause tuberculosis, according to researchers at National Jewish […]

How the polio virus is being used to combat brain cancer

Story highlights Poliovirus can attach to a receptor found on the surface of almost all solid tumor cancer cells Researchers engineered a safe version of the poliovirus to inject into tumors ————————————- (CNN)There’s a surprising upside to the virus that causes polio disease, new research indicates. An engineered version of poliovirus improved the overall survival […]

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

(CNN)Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and […]

HIV may increase the risk of skin cancer

People living with HIV may have an increased risk of some types of skin cancer, Danish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The investigators compared the risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma (MM) between HIV-positive people enrolled in the […]