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Elmo Says 'Get Vaccinated' in New Video
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:01:11 -0400
Elmo gets into the battle to raise vaccination levels.
Chernobyl Survivor to Be Pushed in Team Hoyt Wheelchair for Boston Marathon
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:40:11 -0400
Alosha O'Brien, 30, will be pushed 26.2 miles for his second Boston Marathon.
Teen With Down Syndrome's Reaction to Getting 1st Job Will Make You Smile
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:46:50 -0400
Ben Sunderman waited for days for his acceptance letter.
See a Dog 'Tap Dance' After Getting Life-Changing Surgery to Fix Legs
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:23:22 -0400
Roscoe got life-changing surgery to fix his legs after a lifetime of crawling.
Large Measles Outbreak Traced to Disneyland Is Declared Over
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:29:09 -0400
California health authorities say large measles outbreak is over.
The Real Reason Your Knuckles Crack
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:05:39 -0400
Researchers and the 'Wayne Gretzky of knuckle-cracking' solve the mystery.
Doctors Remove Huge Tumor From 3-Day-Old Infant
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:50:18 -0400
At 8 months Abbey Monzietti remains a happy baby after having a tumor removed at just 3 days old.
Meet the Transgender Man Who Could Be a Magazine Cover Model
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:45:07 -0400
Meet the man aiming to be the first transgender model on Men's Health Magazine.
'Spice' Overdoses Send More Than 300 to ER in 2 Weeks
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:26:09 -0400
Synthetic marijuana sends people to the hospital in Mississippi and Alabama.
E-Cig Use Triples in Adolescents, CDC Says
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:15:12 -0400
Adolescent e-cigarette use has tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to the CDC.
Couple Surprises Family, Friends With 'Secret Twins'
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:14:49 -0400
They weren't just keeping quiet about whether it was a boy or a girl.
Watch Deaf Infant Hear His Mom for the First Time
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:05:56 -0400
Hearing aids allow an infant to clearly hear his mother's voice for the first time.
'Skinny Mom' Gives Birth to Big Baby
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:06:48 -0400
Sarah Stage, the slender Los Angeles model who caused an Instagram uproar with her pregnant-yet-toned physique, finally gave birth April 14.
Mom Gives Up Anti-Vax Stance Just Before 7 Children Get Whooping Cough
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:00:07 -0400
Story from former anti-vaccine mom goes viral after all seven children contract whooping cough.
Some KIND Bars Not So Healthy, FDA Says
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:44:23 -0400
FDA says some KIND bars don't meet standards to bear "healthy" label.
Parents of 1st All-Girl US Quintuplets Recount 'Crazy' Experience
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:16:33 -0400
Parents of the first all-girl quintuplets ever born in the U.S. describe their journey.
Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:56:30 -0400
Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.
Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:22 -0400
That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.
Watch: Office Worker Accused of Posing as Dentist
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:50:31 -0400
Valbona Yzeiraj, 45, an officer manager at a Bronx, N.Y., dentist???s office, allegedly performed dental procedures for patients posing as ???Dr. Val.???
Watch: 'Spice' Overdoses in Mississippi, Alabama Send 300 to ER
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:43:34 -0400
In the past two weeks, more than 300 people in two states have gone to the emergency room from synthetic marijuana.
ABC Health News
Yahoo Health News
Bird flu confirmed on second farm in Ontario, Canada
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:29:50 -0400
Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second Ontario farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Saturday. Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most bird flu viruses do not infect humans or pose a food safety risk when poultry products are properly handled and cooked. Canadian authorities earlier this month confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario.
The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities In America
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:22:42 -0400
The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities In AmericaPhoto credit: flickrSummer is almost here and with it, many people are looking to get in better shape.Find out now: How much house can I afford?At SmartAsset, we're all about helping people meet their biggest goals (like retirement and homeownership). That's why we wanted to find the cities that make getting in shape easiest. These are the...


ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:21:10 -0400
ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18th-century doctors blamed women for their breast cancer diagnoses and disappointed that new research confirmed what many already suspected: teachers tend to punish black students more harshly than...


Amazon tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:57:04 -0400
A Yanomami family eats at Irotatheri community in Amazonas state, southern Venezuela, on September 7, 2012A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics, even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug.


Tanzanian woman wins landmark case over childbirth operation
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:16:48 -0400
By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman left unable to have children after a defective caesarian section operation in Tanzania has won a landmark case against a local hospital whose surgeon left a piece of cloth inside her. Mwamini Adam and her husband filed a lawsuit at the high court in western Tabora region against Urambo District Council's hospital four years ago, demanding 500 million Tanzanian Shillings ($265,000) for physical and emotional distress. Adam, 37, accused Jacob Kamanda, a gynecologist and obstetrician at the district hospital, of professional negligence and misconduct after he left a piece of cloth in her stomach after performing a caesarian section operation. She said the defective operation meant she can no longer give birth because doctors performing a life-saving corrective operation decided to remove her uterus.
Campaign begins in Arizona to make recreational marijuana legal
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:12:39 -0400
A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, ColoradoBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use. Supporters have until July of next year to obtain the signatures of 150,642 registered voters in the politically conservative state in order to get their initiative placed on the November 2016 ballot, election officials said. Following the leads of five other western states and the District of Columbia, the Arizona measure would legalize possession, cultivation and private personal consumption of marijuana by adults for the sake of just getting high. Arizona is already one of 23 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow marijuana for medicinal purposes.


Man gets 100 years for killing Montana teacher in drug-fueled frenzy
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:55:00 -0400
A man who admitted killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine frenzy was sentenced to 100 years in prison by a state judge on Friday in a case that authorities said underscored a crime wave that accompanied a regional oil boom. Michael Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, pleaded guilty in October to deliberate homicide in the strangling death of math instructor Sherry Arnold, legal documents showed. The agreement came after several court hearings that sought to determine Spell's competence, with defense attorneys claiming he was unfit to stand trial because of mental deficiencies. Arnold, 43, vanished in January 2012 while on a predawn run in her rural hometown of Sidney, where at the time authorities were noting a sharp increase in population and crime tied to an oil boom spanning northeastern Montana and northwestern North Dakota.
U.S. regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:29:05 -0400
U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has come under intense scrutiny since a research unit of the World Health Organization reported last month it was classifying glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." The herbicide is considered safe by the EPA, as well as many foreign regulatory agencies, including in the European Union. Still, a number of companies, consumer groups and advocacy organizations have been sampling foods, as well as human urine and breast milk, to try to determine the pervasiveness of glyphosate residues. Its use has surged with the advancement of genetically engineered crops.
Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:27:19 -0400
A girl crosses a puddle of water after heavy rains at a makeshift tent camp in Cite Soleil in Port-au-PrinceBy Peter Granitz PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. As of March 28, the Haitian Ministry of Health confirmed at least 11,721 cases of cholera, more than a 300 percent increase from the same period last year. “Last May there were hardly any cholera cases. Everybody was very excited, thinking this is the first step toward elimination,” said Oliver Schulz, head of the Haiti office of Doctors Without Borders.


Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect risk
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:54:44 -0400
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkPfizer Inc scored a key victory Friday when it was cleared of liability in the first U.S. trial involving claims that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects in children born to women who take the drug while pregnant. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects and sought damages after her son was born with a rare, serious congenital heart problem. Following a week-long trial in St. Louis, Missouri, jurors deliberated briefly before clearing Pfizer of liability, according to a Pfizer spokeswoman Neha Wadhwa.


Yahoo Health News
BBC Health News
'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:01:16 GMT
Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield.
Warning of 'funeral time bomb' in UK
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:25:29 GMT
The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report.
Disaster doctor sent into hospital
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:08:38 GMT
Health bosses were forced to bring in a doctor who is usually on call for major disasters to cope with problems at an under-pressure A&E department.
'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:19:20 GMT
More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.
NHS finance problem 'being ignored'
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:44:07 GMT
The NHS is facing a "substantial financial problem" in England which politicians are ignoring during the election campaign, the former head of the service says.
Gene study 'explains quick thinking'
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:56:57 GMT
Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.
Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss'
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:49:22 GMT
People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.
Dementia 'halted in mice brains'
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:58:13 GMT
Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.
Divorcees 'have more heart attacks'
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:48:55 GMT
Divorced women are more likely to have a heart attack than their peers who stay married, US research suggests.
Ebola survivors 'safe sex warning'
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:49:38 GMT
The WHO is urging recovered Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to make sure the virus is not passed on to partners.
GP services face 'retirement crisis'
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:29:44 GMT
GP services are facing a crisis, with a third of doctors considering retirement in the next five years, a British Medical Association poll suggests.
Breath test for stomach cancer risk
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:40:28 GMT
A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, a small study suggests.
Greens urge: 'Join our revolution'
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:24:14 GMT
The Greens launch their manifesto with a call for a "peaceful political revolution" to end austerity, tackle climate change and "take back" the NHS.
Why we can't resist puppy dog eyes
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:28:42 GMT
Experts say eye contact between humans and dogs can ignite a love hormone.
Scans reveal why knuckles go 'crack'
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:22:13 GMT
Scientists have used medical scans to explain exactly what happens when people crack their knuckles.
NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:46:52 GMT
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:31:05 GMT
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Care in the UK: The costs you face
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:17 GMT
As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the social care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.
VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:26:17 GMT
The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.
VIDEO: Ebola 'devastating' Sierra Leone
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:05:53 GMT
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma told the BBC's Katty Kay that Ebola had a "devastating effect on the economy".
BBC Health News
USA Today Health News
Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:15:12 GMT
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
      
 
 
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:28:19 GMT
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
      
 
 
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:27:11 GMT
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
      
 
 
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:05:53 GMT
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
      
 
 
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:06 GMT
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
      
 
 
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:26:22 GMT
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
      
 
 
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:27:36 GMT
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
      
 
 
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
      
 
 
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:52 GMT
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
      
 
 
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:26:33 GMT
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
      
 
 
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:49:57 GMT
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
     
 
 
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:34:37 GMT
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
     
 
 
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:43:40 GMT
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
     
 
 
War might be making young bodies old
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:56:51 GMT
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
     
 
 
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:11:59 GMT
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
     
 
 
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