Now October is in full swing, the days are slowly getting darker and colder — which is enough to make anyone feel a little gloomy. But for some people, the winter weather means more than feeling a little down in the dumps.
Natural treatments that can help with seasonal affective disorder
Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Some ICU admissions may be preventable in US
About 30 million people — nearly half the UK population — are being offered the flu vaccine, in the biggest winter vaccination campaign the National Health System (NHS) has seen.
Biggest NHS flu campaign underway
US health officials reported 18 deaths due to a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes and other vaping products and said the number of confirmed and probable cases of the condition now exceeds 1,000.
US vaping-related deaths rise to 18, illnesses surpass 1,000: CDC
Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.
Sleepinga less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke — deadly combo
If you enjoy a spot of food, like to breathe air and partake in the occasional drink of water (tap or bottled), then you’re almost certainly an unwitting consumer of microplastics.
How worried should we be about microplastics?
For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have pooled their energies into an often scoffed-at, high-risk, high-reward goal in medicine: To develop a universal vaccine to prevent cancer.
Discovery of new source of cancer antigens  may expand cancer vaccine capabilities
Researchers from Australia's peak scientific body developed a computer game capable of helping diagnose mental health disorders.
Australian reseachers develop computer game to diagnose mental illness
Lung disease caused by vaping — which has led to several deaths and hundreds of cases of serious illness in the US — may hit Britain and is spreading worldwide, according to a leading expert on tobacco control.
Lung disease from vaping may hit Britain, says expert
People with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially deadly valve infection. Rutgers researchers reported that new risk factors for this condition have emerged and that an increasing number of patients admitted to hospitals for other diseases are at risk of contracting this potentially lethal cardiac infection.
Risk of heart valve infections rising in hospitals

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