Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Kids throw up a lot for some reason, they skin their knees, they have their tonsils removed, and they get ear infections. Of course, these things can happen to grown-ups, too, but it’s much less common. Still, because some illnesses are so … Read more

Obesity Health Expert Claims Meal Deals Should Be Banned From Supermarkets

Obesity Health Expert Claims Meal Deals Should Be Banned From Supermarkets

An obesity expert has said that supermarket meal deals should be ‘illegal’. Dr Donal O’Shea, the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) clinical lead, made the comments on The Pat Kenny Show on Wednesday (11 May) and suggested shop staff are ‘trained’ to try and upsell snacks to customers. O’Shea urged the public to be ‘super aware’ … Read more

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating. We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating.  We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses are doomed to be orphans from a very young age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins self-mutilating, tearing off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few months … Read more

NC officials report that the state has detected NINE pediatric cases of mysterious hepatitis

NC officials report that the state has detected NINE pediatric cases of mysterious hepatitis

North Carolina has doubled its reported total of hepatitis cases, increasing its total from four to nine cases, as the mysterious infections continue to pop up around the country. State health officials reported the updated figures on Wednesday night, WRAL reports. North Carolina was among the first states to report a case of the disease … Read more

Child dies of mysterious hepatitis in Ireland as global death toll hits six

Child dies of mysterious hepatitis in Ireland as global death toll hits six

Child dies of mysterious hepatitis in Ireland as global death toll hits nine – with scientists no closer to cracking puzzle of what causes it One child has died and another needed transplant after suffering liver disease Ages not revealed but Ireland said all six of its cases been under age of twelve Nearly 350 … Read more

Parasite Infecting Up to 50% of People ‘Really Likes The Retina’, Scientists Say

Parasite Infecting Up to 50% of People 'Really Likes The Retina', Scientists Say

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a drug that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

More than half of early Covid-19 patients at one hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

More than half of early Covid-19 patients at one hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet, found that 55% of patients still had at least one Covid-19 symptom two years later. That was actually an improvement from six months after infection, when 68% had symptoms. The researchers from China-Japan Friendship Hospital looked at the records of 1,192 people who had been hospitalized at Jin … Read more

What you can and can’t do to get through the infant formula shortage, according to experts

What you can and can't do to get through the infant formula shortage, according to experts

The California doctor has been getting phone calls, emails and social media messages — not just from her patients but from families all over the United States — along with photos of empty store shelves that once held infant formula. “It’s scary for these moms and their babies, and it’s becoming a real issue,” Altmann … Read more