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Overactive Thyroid linked to Higher Fracture Risk

Overactive Thyroid linked to Higher Fracture Risk

A mildly overactive thyroid gland also increases the risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, according to a new review. When production of too much hormones that control basic metabolism is triggered by an overactive thyroid gland, the person suffers from the condition known as subclinical hyperthyroidism. However, the condition is difficult to recognize due to lack of symptoms and normal readings for hormones in blood tests.

Sunscreens are safe, says Local expert

Sunscreens are safe, says Local expert

The British Association of Dermatologists had recently released results of a new study that suggested sunscreen use could lead to skin cancer.

As per the study, skin cancer is caused by two types of ultraviolet light from the sun, UVA and UVB rays. The study has stated that most of the sunscreens do not protect our skin against both types of rays.

Dr. Craig Kraffert, a Redding dermatologist, has disagreed with the study. Dr. Kraffert that they're in such a situation where people have been saying that sunscreen could cause skin cancer.

Indian Lake will be closed for Algae Treatment this week

Indian Lake will be closed for Algae Treatment this week

On Thursday and Friday, Indian Lake will be closed to all activities, including swimming, due to algae treatment.

In order to conduct the aluminum sulfate treatment, the Indian Lake Watershed Association in cooperation with the city has contracted Aquatic Control Technology. The treatment should reduce the phosphorus levels in water and reduce the probability of nuisance algal blooms.

People are warned to avoid using the lake after 7 a. m. on Thursday. The lake is likely to open for normal use at 7 a. m. on Saturday.

Researchers looking into Healthy Brains to determine cause of Alzheimer’s

Researchers looking into Healthy Brains to determine cause of Alzheimer’s

Scientists are getting help from healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's to look into their brains to determine if another factor is taking its course towards onset of the disease. Researchers have so far not been able to figure out the actual cause of Alzheimer’s. However, they suspect two hallmarks for the disease - The gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a protein named tau that clog dying brain cells.

Tangles in living brains can be spotted in living brains with the help of new imaging, which enables researchers get deep insight into the cause of dementia.

Dentist in Florida accused of running ‘house of horrors’ surrenders License

Dentist in Florida accused of running ‘house of horrors’ surrenders License

A Florida-based dentist is currently facing charges of running a ‘house of horrors’. The report said that Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville has performed surgical procedures without giving anaesthesia to many patients. On Friday, the dentist agreed to stop practising.

In recent weeks, parents have carried out many protests outside his office. The doctor is facing many charges and the number of concerns being raised by ex-patients is on rise.

People diagnosed with Depression at Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson’s disease

Depression patients might be at increased risk to suffer from Parkinson’s disease. A Swedish study is the new one to support the link between the two conditions.

People with depression were more than three times as likely as people without depression to develop the condition and that too within the first year of depression. Study’s lead author Peter Nordstrom, professor at Umea University in Sweden, said, “There's substantial evidence of an association with depression in the last years before a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease”.

Bird Flu Outbreak makes Eggs expensive across the country

Bird Flu Outbreak makes Eggs expensive across the country

The very first case of avian flu was reported in Oregon in December last year. The second case was reported in January this year in Washington, while the third case was documented just six days later. After that, a number of cases were seen in the country before the January’s end.

Lack of Sanitation by Jeni caused Listeria Contamination Last Month, says FDA

Lack of Sanitation by Jeni caused Listeria Contamination Last Month, says FDA

Due to lack of proper controls in Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ production kitchen and failures of employees to understand basic sanitation, listeria contamination had emerged last month. Inspectors from the Federal Drug Administration said Jeni’s director of operations and regulatory manager showed a lack of competency.

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Raw tuna could have led to US salmonella outbreak

Raw tuna could have led to US salmonella outbreak

According to officials, at least 53 people in the United States fell ill as a result of an outbreak of salmonella, which is thought to be associated with raw tuna in sushi. As per the US Food and Drug Administration, it was not clear even after an investigation which didn’t identify which supplier of raw tuna could be responsible for the outbreak; until now 10 people have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak; however it has not led to any deaths.

Implant Helps Neck-Down Paralyzed Man to Control Robotic Arm through Thoughts

Implant Helps Neck-Down Paralyzed Man to Control Robotic Arm through Thoughts

Eric Sorto was 21 years old when he became paralyzed from the neck down due to a gunshot. Two years back, he has undergone a groundbreaking experimental brain surgery at the Keck Medicine of USC.

In the surgery, brain electrodes developed at Caltech were implanted in this Southern Californian man at the Keck Medicine of USC. These electrodes have been helping Sorto to control a robotic arm just from his thoughts.

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