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Lightning hits children's soccer match in Germany
Sat, 28 May 2016 15:26:09 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — More than 30 people were taken to the hospital after lighting struck Saturday at the end of a children's soccer match in western Germany, police said.
Children fight to live after lightning hits 11 in Paris park
Sat, 28 May 2016 15:07:32 -0400
A child's glasses and a jacket lie on a rock in the Park Monceau, after a lightning strike in Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2016. A Paris fire service spokesman says 11 people including eight children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm overtook a child's birthday party. The victims had sought shelter Saturday under a tree at Park Monceau, a popular weekend hangout for well-to-do families in Paris. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)PARIS (AP) — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting medical help to the victims but some were still fighting for their lives.


Honolulu schools to let kids with lice stay in class
Sat, 28 May 2016 14:39:27 -0400
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu students who get lice next year can stay in schools that are included in a new education department policy.
Eleven people struck by lightning in Paris, six seriously hurt
Sat, 28 May 2016 13:19:02 -0400
Eleven people were struck by a bolt of lightning in a park in Paris on Saturday and six of them were seriously hurt, the French interior ministry said. Eric Moulin, a spokesman for the French fire-fighting service, said the situation would have been worse if an off-duty fire officer had not been at hand to quickly provide first aid.
WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika
Sat, 28 May 2016 11:29:52 -0400
A worker from a public cleaning company wears a T-shirt that reads "Out Zika" is pictured before the inauguration ceremony of the common areas and the Live Site at the 2016 Rio Olympics park in Rio de JaneiroBy Kate Kelland and Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil. "Based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the games," the WHO said in a statement. In a public letter posted online on Friday, around 150 leading public health experts, many of them bioethicists, said the risk of infection from the Zika virus was too high for the Games to go ahead safely.


Sleep Revolution in the Summertime
Sat, 28 May 2016 10:16:47 -0400
Bad News -- You Have CancerImage of me showing off my Somni face mask from my Sleep Revolution gift bag. Photo by Milton Dimas. After a stressful school year, all college students want to come home and relax. I know; I am no different. Since being home I've admittedly watched hours of TV, and binged on Buzzfeed or Tasty videos late into the night. Without all the...


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Children 'denied mental health support'
Sat, 28 May 2016 12:54:21 GMT
Mental health services turned away more than a quarter of children referred for support without help in England in 2015, a report says.
WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears
Sat, 28 May 2016 17:14:55 GMT
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
Scots Ebola nurse 'may never run again'
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:22:47 GMT
The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.
Gene therapy drug approval for GSK
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:09:48 GMT
Regulators have given one of the world's largest drug companies approval to sell a new gene therapy.
Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:05:45 GMT
The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.
Dr Heimlich saves choking woman
Fri, 27 May 2016 21:37:13 GMT
The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.
Glasgow is 'lung disease death capital'
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:15:17 GMT
Scotland's urban areas, particularly around Glasgow, have the highest lung disease mortality rates in Britain, according to a new report.
Teen cancer death rate causes alarm
Fri, 27 May 2016 02:24:07 GMT
Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.
Thousands wait on care costs decisions
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:27:06 GMT
Almost 12,000 people in England are still waiting to hear if they are due millions of pounds in backdated care fees.
Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:53:02 GMT
A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.
NHS urged to control discharge delays
Thu, 26 May 2016 01:18:38 GMT
The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients face in being released from hospital, as the problem causes unnecessary harm and wastes money, the National Audit Office says.
Rise in NHS spend on private ambulances
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:56:09 GMT
NHS England spending on private ambulances for 999 calls trebles to £68m in four years, data gathered by the BBC shows.
Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'
Wed, 25 May 2016 21:14:02 GMT
Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.
India 'heaviest baby' weighs 15lb
Thu, 26 May 2016 11:30:33 GMT
An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
Gory posters 'not good for patients'
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:41:07 GMT
"Unloved" GP waiting rooms which are covered in leaflets and tatty magazines can increase patients' anxiety, according to an Edinburgh study.
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
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:10:11 GMT
As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.
VIDEO: Dr Heimlich saves choking woman
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:45:43 GMT
Dr Henry Heimlich has used the Heimlich manoeuvre to save a choking woman at his retirement home.
VIDEO: 'Huge variation' in mental health support
Sat, 28 May 2016 07:50:37 GMT
More than a quarter of children referred for mental health support in England last year were turned away, according to a report from the Children's Commissioner.
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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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