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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks on the Rise in US
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:45:45 -0400
New outbreaks reported in a California prison and in Illinois.
Family Alleges Pest Fumigation Left Boy Severely Injured
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:54:41 -0400
The 10-year-old boy has been left impaired after fumigation, family said.
Family Opens Up About Newborn's Inoperable Brain Tumor
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:23:14 -0400
Every day of Abigail's life is filled with love.
Norovirus-Like Illness Sickens at Least 125 Students
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:40:00 -0400
Dozens of students were sent home after they started showing symptoms.
More Parents Catching Early Signs of ADHD in Children
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:50:42 -0400
More children under age 6 are being diagnosed with the disorder.
Royal Pain! Chicken Pox a Blemish on KC Baseball Team
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:06:30 -0400
Adults can face worse complications when infected with chicken pox.
Cause of Mysterious Brain Disease Linked to Mad Cow-Like Protein
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:02:39 -0400
The disease is fatal for patients after a swift neurological decline.
Dozens of Students Sent Home Due to Mysterious Illness
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:40:34 -0400
More than 100 students from two North Carolina schools had symptoms.
New 'Calculator' Figures Out Your 'Heart Age'
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:07:19 -0400
New heart "calculator" lets you find out how old your heart really is.
Mom of Conjoined Twins Gives Birth, Only One Survives
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:43:10 -0400
Amber McCullough gave birth to conjoined twin girls, joined at the abdomen.
See a Pair of Twins Hear Their Mom for the First Time
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:28:52 -0400
Kayla and Kiara Hernandez were born with moderate hearing loss.
Real On-Air Violence Can Traumatize Viewers
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:03:56 -0400
The shooting on live television in Virginia Wednesday could have a psychological effect on the thousands of viewers who were exposed to the traumatic event, experts say.
Couple Marries After Doctor's Visit Reveals Woman is in Labor
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:32:12 -0400
Stephanie Tallent and Jason Nece got married and had a baby in the same day.
Leah Still Gets Own Wheaties Box Cover
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:41:25 -0400
Daughter of Bengal's player Devon Still was honored on Wheaties box.
Yelp Posting Info on Docs, Hospitals Alongside Your Favorite Eatery
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:28:04 -0400
Yelp is using government data help users pick their doctors.
The Amazing Ways 3-D Printing Is Changing Health
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:23:41 -0400
FDA approved first pill made with 3-D printer technology.
Mysterious Muscle-Wasting Condition in 4 Siblings Baffles Doctors
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:26:25 -0400
Family spends years searching for diagnosis after all four children develop mysterious symptoms.
Brain-Eating Amoeba May Have Infected Child
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:58:07 -0400
Infections by parasitic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri are extremely rare in the U.S.
Can Mass Killings Be Contagious?
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:58:45 -0400
Researchers look to see if mass murder can be contagious.
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.
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Yahoo Health News
Rubio, on stump in Puerto Rico, says island needs new leadership
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:54:27 -0400
Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio participates in "Restoring American Leadership: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio" at the 3 West Club in New YorkRepublican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told residents of Puerto Rico on Friday the island needed new political leadership as it grapples with its fiscal crisis, but protection under bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems. "I believe the Puerto Rico government has the ability to solve its own issues," Rubio, a Cuban-American, told a crowd in San Juan, speaking in Spanish. "What you need is new political leadership that has the courage and willingness to do the right and needed reforms." Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in June the U.S. territory could not afford to pay its debts, totaling $72 billion, and called for the commonwealth to be allowed to restructure its debts under the U.S. bankruptcy code.

Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:18:26 -0400
By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review has found. It's not just the athlete,” the paper's lead author, Dr. Martin Mrazik from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, told Reuters Health by email.
Protesters rally at California jail after deputies arrested
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:08:58 -0400
Several dozen protesters gathered on Friday outside the California jail where three correctional deputies were accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate last week, according to news reports and images on social media. Corrections deputies Matthew Farris, Jereh Lubrin and Rafael Rodriguez were arrested early on Thursday morning and face murder, assault and conspiracy charges in the killing of Michael James Tyree, 31. About 50 protesters assembled in front of the Santa Clara County main jail holding signs that said "murder in uniform" and "stop guard abuse," according to photographs posted online and the San Jose Mercury News.
3 Reasons Every Weekend Should Be A Long Weekend
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:08 -0400
3 Reasons Every Weekend Should Be A Long WeekendThree-day weekends are what summer is all about. We need those extra hours for traveling farther, grilling longer and taking in more sunsets. But did you know that the time-honored tradition is also good for your health? Here's your cheat sheet for convincing your boss to extend the goodness of the three-day weekend all year long:1. Planning...

Court upholds contraceptive mandate against Indiana nonprofits
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:45:21 -0400
A divided panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court order exempting the groups from the law. The nonprofits, including the Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Grace Schools, Biola University and others, sued the federal government in 2012.
Reproductive control can be a form of partner violence
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:10:41 -0400
An illustration picture shows a woman holding a pill at her home in NiceBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Intimate partner violence or abuse can take the form of birth control sabotage, pregnancy pressure or coercion, which can have devastating consequences including unintended pregnancy, abortion and psychological trauma, according to a new review. This type of intimate partner violence is called ‘reproductive coercion,’ and health care providers should know how to screen for it and intervene effectively, the authors write. “Ultimately, (reproductive coercion) is about power and control - the perpetrators get off on that feeling of having complete power over their partners, even to the point of controlling a bodily function exclusive to women: pregnancy,” said lead author Dr. Jeanna Park of the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks Shine Light on Rising Number of Cases in US
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:37:32 -0400
New outbreaks reported in a California prison and in Illinois.
Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:17:35 -0400
In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 photo, pastor Young Ho Han plays the guitar as he leads an evening service for Korean-American drug addicts at Nanoom Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles. In a blue-and-white painted church on the outskirts of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently scourging his community: Drug abuse among young Korean Americans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans.

An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remedies
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:54:26 -0400
An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remediesphoto credit: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock"What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for," goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it's the original multi-tasking remedy. In my own home, I don't raid the bar (well, at least I don't raid the bar for medical treatments) -- but...

For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:18:56 -0400
A man crosses a main road as pedestrians carrying food walk along the footpath in central Sydney, AustraliaBy Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches. Half of the patients treated with weight-loss surgery in the study were diabetes-free at five years, said Dr. Francesco Rubino of Kings College London in the UK and colleagues in a report in The Lancet. “The fact that some patients at five years are basically disease-free is a remarkable finding.” In 2009, he and his colleagues randomly assigned 20 obese patients with type 2 diabetes to receive medical treatment, 20 to receive a type of weight-loss surgery called a gastric bypass, and another 20 to undergo a weight-loss operation called a biliopancreatic diversion.

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BBC Health News
7-day GP opening 'unachievable'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:02:06 GMT
The goal of seven-day GP opening is unachievable in this Parliament and risks destabilising services, the Royal College of Surgeons says.
Brain zaps 'may ease travel sickness'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:01:50 GMT
Using electricity to stimulate parts of the brain may ease the symptoms of motion sickness, scientists say.
Cancer fund cuts 23 treatments
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:19:03 GMT
The Cancer Drugs Fund in England has cut 23 treatments from the list of medicines it funds.
Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:14:30 GMT
A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola.
Weight loss surgery 'cures diabetes'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:22:48 GMT
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.
Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:24:34 GMT
Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.
Care of dying 'still inconsistent'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:25:06 GMT
Palliative care experts say more investment is needed to improve the care of dying patients.
Whooping cough jab plea to mums-to-be
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:29:37 GMT
Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough vaccine to protect their babies, Public Health England is urging.
Council to 'ban staff smoking breaks'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:21:05 GMT
Smoking breaks could be banned for thousands of council employees under new proposals, it emerges.
Patient's fears over HIV details leak
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:30:22 GMT
A man says he fears having to tell friends and family he is HIV positive after he was among 780 patients whose details were leaked by a health clinic.
Alcohol price plans face further delay
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:35:45 GMT
Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:06:59 GMT
A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, according to research in the journal Nature.
Wasp venom 'a weapon against cancer'
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:01:44 GMT
The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.
Young goths 'at risk of depression'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:16:22 GMT
Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.
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
Living Wage 'could harm home care'
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:34 GMT
The National Living Wage could result in a "catastrophic failure" in the home care market, the industry is warning.
VIDEO: Seven-day GP services 'are the future'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:54:04 GMT
Dr Jim O'Donnell is part of a pilot scheme to provide GP services seven days a week.
VIDEO: 'It's impossible being a GP'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:53:42 GMT
Dr Simon Sherwood has worked as a GP for 20 years, but says it has never been this tough.
VIDEO: Wild forest lab studies immunity
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:16:46 GMT
Patches of Kielder forest are being turned into a wild laboratories, to work out the environmental triggers for common diseases.
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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