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Can Mass Killings Be Contagious?
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:58:45 -0400
Researchers look to see if mass murder can be contagious.
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:38:55 -0400
Is there a link between blue eyes and the risk of alcoholism?
Washington Woman's Measles Death Is First in US Since 2003
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:52:32 -0400
Woman's death by measles in Washington state is first in the US since 2003
Amnesiac Woman Tries to Solve Mystery of Who She Is
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:01:28 -0400
Amnesiac searches for family as she fights cancer.
Study Investigates Possible Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:32:39 -0400
Researchers fighting cancer are looking at risks from eating citrus.
Officials Confirm Ebola's Return to Liberia
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:23:01 -0400
Deadly Ebola reappears in Liberia.
How to Watch Out for 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria This Summer
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:22:48 -0400
The rare "flesh-eating" bacterial infection can start off with very subtle symptoms, according to experts.
CDC Warns of Pool Parasite This Summer
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:34:13 -0400
Hardy parasite can cause problems in the pool.
Girl Learning to Eat After Spending Her Life on Feeding Tube
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:48:16 -0400
Four-year-old takes first bite as she learns to eat.
How a Woman Lost Sight in One Eye 12 Hours After Mud Run
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:48:30 -0400
Mom says only transplant will restore sight after infection left her blind in 12 hours.
This Pint-Sized Supporter Is Thrilled About a Vaccine Bill
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:40:56 -0400
Meet the pint-size supporter of the controversial vaccine bill in California.
The Drug at the Center of the Supreme Court Case on Lethal Injections
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:16:14 -0400
The drug midazolam is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case.
Synchronized Swimmers Show Perils of 'Drinking and Diving'
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:20:01 -0400
Synchronized swimmers show why you shouldn't "drink and dive."
Swimmers Beware: Burning Eyes May Be Caused by Urine
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:45:52 -0400
Beware the irritating pool water this summer.
Lamb Modified With Jellyfish DNA Goes on Market, Prompts Investigation
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:33:37 -0400
The lamb was being used for a study on heart disease.
Why Beachgoers Are Being Warned to Avoid Gulf Waters
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:38:07 -0400
Strong storms have lead to polluted water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.
Why A Human Head Transplant Probably Isn't Happening Any Time Soon
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:06:18 -0400
What you should know about the possibility of a head transplant.
How Diabetics Handle Fasting for Ramadan
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:22:38 -0400
How diabetics attempt to deal with fasting for Ramadan.
Two Transplants as a Child, Ready to Become Transplant Nurse
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:19:52 -0400
Laurie Lukianov underwent two liver transplants that saved her life.
LA Deputy Saves Life of Colleague By Becoming Liver Donor
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 08:15:27 -0400
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy was able to save a colleagues life by becoming an organ donor.
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MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:48:56 -0400
Medical workers outside the emergency ward at the Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul on June 11, 2015Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Centre has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South Korea. The gigantic hospital operated by the powerful Samsung business group now accounts for 90 out of 185 confirmed cases.

Oregon marijuana fans look to cash in on new law
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:39:21 -0400
Vendors and marijuana enthusiasts gather at the "Weed the People" event to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonMore than a thousand marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs met in Oregon on Friday to swap samples, contacts and business tips in hopes of profiting from the state's new law allowing the recreational use of pot. Licensed growers handed out free tastes, gardening experts displayed organic plant food and artists sold marijuana pipes to participants at the "Weed the People" event. “Cannabis is a great opportunity for us," said D.J. King, a labor organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers who wants to unionize workers at marijuana grow operations, distributors and retailers.

Colorado crash of medical transport helicopter kills pilot
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:46:47 -0400
No patients were on board, and the helicopter was not on a medical mission at the time, he said. The pilot was killed, and a flight paramedic and flight nurse were seriously injured, according to Air Methods Corp , an Englewood, Colorado-based company that operated the helicopter. “We are deeply saddened by the news that our pilot was fatally injured, and our hearts go out to the pilot’s family," the company said in a statement.
Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:38:50 -0400
She Yan Chen folds his hands on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Chen, who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday, July 3 after 264 days in Regions Hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. (Jean Pieri/The St. Paul Pioneer Press via AP)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.

Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:07:21 -0400
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
Weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:33:09 -0400
Patient takes a blood glucose test during event aimed to help people with diabetes to cope with their illness at Saint Luka diagnostics medical center in SofiaBy Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests. "One of the most important things to take away is that there is durability of remission over time," said Dr. Anita Courcoulas of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who led the research. Past studies have found that weight loss surgeries sometimes result in improvement for people with type 2 diabetes, but it remains to be seen if the surgeries are better at treating the condition than lifestyle interventions, the researchers write in JAMA Surgery.

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:07:17 -0400
Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B dealAetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

Colombian man dies by euthanasia with government backing
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:00:57 -0400
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die by euthanasia with the full backing of the government.
Change in LGBT health sparked 50 years ago in Philadelphia
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:24:14 -0400
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - On July 4, 1965, with protest signs raised above their heads, 40 marchers outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall showed many people their first glimpse of lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans. The protesters and their leaders, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, were setting in motion the decision by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality as a mental illness less than a decade later. The events of 50 years ago are the focus of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration being held this weekend throughout Philadelphia.
Overweight U.S. women need better pre-pregnancy counseling: study
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:03:22 -0400
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Better care and counseling is needed to teach overweight women hoping to become pregnant about the health dangers of their excess weight and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, a new U.S. study concludes. “Overweight women trying to conceive largely misperceive their weight, which is concerning because they may not try to adopt healthier behaviors,” said study author Mahbubur Rahman of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2006 recommended improved pre-conception care, including screening for obesity and education about its risks, they add.
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Call for improved urinary catheters
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:43:38 GMT
A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters
Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:58:00 GMT
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.
Sniffing could provide autism test
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:17:44 GMT
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.
NHS 'lags behind other nations'
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:16:38 GMT
The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.
NHS to reveal missed appointment cost
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:03:47 GMT
Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
Hormones make traders take more risks
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:17:32 GMT
Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.
IT system for GP records criticised
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:55:37 GMT
A new GP IT system designed to improve quality and planning in the NHS in England is criticised for running over budget and behind schedule, by a finance watchdog.
Cancer immunotherapy approved in UK
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:58:27 GMT
A pioneering cancer drug that harnesses the power of the immune system is approved for use in the UK.
'Celeb mind game' gives memory clues
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:52:58 GMT
Researchers use "mind games" to reveal clues about how brain cells change when making new memories.
Bullying 'endemic' at hospital
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:50:11 GMT
A "culture of bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour" affects staff at all levels in one unit of Wales' biggest hospital, an inquiry finds.
Prescriptions to display drug cost
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:01:28 GMT
Packets of prescription medication will display how much their contents have cost taxpayers, under government plans.
Caffeine pills 'need more controls'
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:04:09 GMT
Caffeine supplements branded as diet pills should be better regulated, a pharmaceutical body says following a man's death after taking the tablets.
New test pins down 'time of death'
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:12:19 GMT
Forensic researchers develop a new method for establishing an accurate time of death after as much as 10 days.
Online game 'may control snacking'
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:26:10 GMT
A computer game could help some people control their unhealthy snacking habits, suggests a small study from the University of Exeter.
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: Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:18 GMT
Trials suggest a new gene therapy treatment for cystic fibrosis patients could be available within five years.
VIDEO: India fails to publish UN health report
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:44:27 GMT
The Indian government is not publishing the results of a vast national survey of the health of the country's citizens.
VIDEO: NHS 'should do better' on survival
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:03:28 GMT
The NHS lags behind other countries on preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report has suggested.
BBC Health News
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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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