FDA approves app to prevent pregnancy. Can an app do that?

FDA approves app to prevent pregnancy. Can an app do that?

By Rachel Siegel Contraception? Yes, there’s an app for that. And an FDA-approved app at that. Last week, Natural Cycles became the first app approved by the government to prevent pregnancy. The Swedish-based company had been cleared in Europe in 2017 and is an emerging name within the “Femtech” industry — a catch-all for “female […]

Yes, Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women. Here’s Why.

Yes, Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women. Here’s Why.

Women who have gone on a diet alongside men may have noticed a frustrating outcome: The pounds seem to fall off the men, while stubbornly sticking to women. Now, a new study delves into differences that take place when men and women diet — and confirms that, yes, men do lose weight faster. […]

Second Vibrio vulnificus case confirmed in Mobile County

Second Vibrio vulnificus case confirmed in Mobile County

(CDC) MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) - Health officials said the second case of Vibrio vulnificus has been confirmed in Mobile County.  The Mobile County Health Department said the case is under investigation by its Infectious Diseases & Outbreak division.   The department said the patient was exposed to Vibrio while swimming in either Mobile Bay […]

4 Surprising Insights Into Life With Parkinson’s Disease

4 Surprising Insights Into Life With Parkinson’s Disease

(StatePoint) Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement symptoms that can have an impact on daily life. Recently, the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDAlliance), a non-profit organization offering programming […]

Mosquitoes in Cache County, other Utah areas test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Cache County, other Utah areas test positive for West Nile virus

HYRUM, Cache County — Mosquitoes found near Hyrum State Park have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to city officials. The virus has also been found in numerous areas throughout the state, including Box Elder, Davis, Tooele and Weber counties, as well as in Benson, Magna and the Salt Lake area, according to the […]

Major salmonella outbreak in Perryville, Mo. grows to 32 infected | Metro

Major salmonella outbreak in Perryville, Mo. grows to 32 infected | Metro

A large outbreak of salmonella in Perryville, Mo. has sickened 32 people in the last week, local health officials said. Between Monday and Thursday, at least 23 cases of salmonella infection were diagnosed at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The patients ranged from 2 to 68 years old and three required hospitalization, according to the hospital […]

‘Extremely rare,’ deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

‘Extremely rare,’ deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Two recent cases of a rare infection are raising awareness — and anxiety — about the risks of interacting with dogs and cats. Sharon Larson of South Milwaukee died on June 23 at age 58, after her dog […]

Blue light from smartphones can make you go blind, scientists warn

Blue light from smartphones can make you go blind, scientists warn

Scientists have found shocking evidence which could prove blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness. Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells that can cause […]

Men who prefer boxer shorts have higher sperm concentration

Men who prefer boxer shorts have higher sperm concentration

(WCMH) — If you’re looking to become a father, you might want to ditch those briefs. A new study shows men who wear looser-fit boxer shorts have higher sperm concentration than men squeezed into tight underwear. Sperm concentration, the journal Human Reproduction explains, is one of a few standard metrics of male fertility. The study found men […]