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Hold the Stuffing! Beware of Thanksgiving Calorie Overload
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:27:57 -0500
What you need to know about your Thanksgiving calorie load.
???Kissing Bug??? Can Lead to Dangerous Parasite Infection While You Sleep
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:54:07 -0500
Insects that can spread the disease are being found in southern U.S. states.
New Studies Show How Moms Also Benefit From Breast-Feeding
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:26:33 -0500
Studies suggest a woman's risk of cancer and diabetes may be lowered by breastfeeding.
NIH Says It's Retiring All Research Chimpanzees
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:51:44 -0500
Chimpanzees will be sent to sanctuaries in the U.S.
Board Games Can Reveal How Sleep Deprived You Are
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:55:21 -0500
ABC News' own Dan Childs played board games as he stayed awake for 2 days.
'GMA 40 for 40': See Dan Childs Stay Awake for 40 Hours
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:15:25 -0500
ABC News' Dan Childs stayed up for the entire "GMA" livestream event.
Broken Hearts Can Be Deadly, Doug Flutie Cites Mom as Example
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:16:31 -0500
The announcement by former NFL player Doug Flutie that his parents died within an hour of each other has put the spotlight on the rare ???broken heart??? syndrome.
Extreme Sleep Deprivation: How Navy SEALs Handle No Sleep
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:03:43 -0500
How Navy SEALs use extreme techniques for dealing with no sleep.
'GMA 40 for 40': See Day 1 of the 40-Hour Experiment to Stay Awake
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:58:52 -0500
Watch live coverage of Dan Childs as he tries to stay awake.
Report Raises Concerns About Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:12:08 -0500
A new report raises concerns about antibiotics used on farm animals.
Girl With Leukemia Who 'Married' Her Nurse Now Gets First Dance
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:39:56 -0500
Abby Sayles, 4, was celebrated during a "wedding reception."
Oh Baby! Mom Welcomes Rare Identical Triplets
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:57:29 -0500
Bridget Hogan gave birth to three identical sons.
How to Talk About Paris Attacks With Children
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:23:56 -0500
A French magazine released a supplement to explain the attacks to children.
Find Out What Happens When You Give Up Sleep For Days
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:40:02 -0500
Be sure to catch some shut eye or risk some serious consequences.
Forget 8-Hours of Sleep: Find Out the Unusual Way Our Ancestors Slept
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:02:42 -0500
Learn How Humans Used to Sleep
Utah Hospital Warns 4,800 People of Possible Hepatitis C Exposure
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:16:27 -0500
Health officials said former employee may have exposed patients.
Woman Gives Birth an Hour After Finding Out She's Pregnant
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:56:57 -0500
Judy Brown was surprised to find out she was pregnant.
Infant in Remission After Cancer Breakthrough With 'Edited' Cells
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:44:42 -0500
Immune cells were "edited" by scientists so that could attack her cancer.
X-Ray Reveals Swallowed Bobby Pin in Boy's Kidney
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:25:02 -0500
The boy recovered after doctors removed the pin during surgery.
Man's Tapeworm Headache Sheds Light on Rare Condition
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:05:35 -0500
Luis Ortiz said he had a massive headache before doctors found the parasite.
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Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:59:48 -0500
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2010, file photo, former New York Giants player Frank Gifford looks on during the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death. In a statement released through NBC News on Wednesday, the family says Gifford suffered from unspecified “cognitive and behavioral symptoms” in his later years. He died suddenly of natural causes at his Connecticut home in August at age 84. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.

Number of people in latest E. coli outbreak expected to grow
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:51:39 -0500
Cars fill the parking lot of a Costco store, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Seattle. Health authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The number of people sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad will likely grow over the next few weeks, even though the product has been removed from store shelves, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:38:31 -0500
In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.Whether in his mainstream media work or as the creator of the early and ongoing...
Second language linked to better brain function after stroke
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:35:26 -0500
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study. In recent years it has become clear that life experiences modify the way disease expresses itself in the brain, said lead author Dr. Suvarna Alladi, a neurology professor at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India. “One study in Toronto demonstrated that people who could speak two languages had later onset dementia,” Alladi told Reuters Health.
Wheelchair users more likely to die in car crashes
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:29:36 -0500
A wheelchair is pictured next to a walking frame in the therapeutic garden of the Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at CHUV in LausanneBy Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Wheelchair users may be more likely to die in collisions with cars than other pedestrians, an analysis of U.S. crash data suggests. Pedestrians in wheelchairs were 36 percent more likely to die in these crashes than other people, the examination of accident records found. Men’s risk was more than five times higher than the fatality odds for female wheelchair users.

Sumner Redstone's lawyer denies claims challenging his competence
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:28:26 -0500
Redstone, executive chairman of CBS Corp. and Viacom, arrives at premiere of "The Guilt Trip" starring Streisand and Rogen in Los AngelesThe Los Angeles Times earlier reported that Manuela Herzer, one of the billionaire media mogul's former girlfriends, filed a probate lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, demanding that Redstone receive a mental examination to determine whether he could still make decisions for himself. The lawsuit, which asks for the 92-year-old Redstone to be submitted to a brain scan, described him as mentally vacant, "listless" and prone to uncontrollable crying spells, according to the newspaper. "Herzer's claim that she filed this lawsuit out of concern for Mr. Redstone is preposterous," Redstone's attorney Gabrielle Vidal told Reuters.

EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:24:53 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Amgen files for U.S. approval of biosimilar to Humira
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:17:10 -0500
An Amgen sign is seen at the company's office in South San FranciscoAmgen Inc on Wednesday said it filed with U.S. health regulators seeking approval to sell its first biosimilar drug, which would be a less expensive alternative to AbbVie's Humira, the world's top-selling prescription medicine. Amgen said its drug, ABP 501, has demonstrated clinical equivalence and comparable safety to Humira (adalimumab) in late stage clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis and the skin condition plaque psoriasis. Data to support the switching of patients from Humira to ABP 501 was included in the submission to regulators, Amgen said.

Family of Frank Gifford says late NFL star suffered from brain disease
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:15:13 -0500
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of Frank Gifford said on Wednesday the late NFL Hall of Famer suffered from the degenerative brain disease CTE and that his brain had been donated to help researchers explore the link between football and traumatic head injuries. Gifford, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection for the New York Giants, died of natural causes in August at the age of 84. Gifford's' survivors, including his wife, "Today" show host Kathie Lee Gifford, said in a statement released by NBC that pathologists confirmed their suspicions that he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma.
For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:12:30 -0500
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Particle pollution like soot is a known health hazard and linked to the risk of heart disease and stroke, but women with diabetes are even more vulnerable than most people, according to a new U.S. study. “There is a convincing literature that long-term air pollution is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Jaime E. Hart of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, adding, “a number of studies of short-term air pollution exposures have suggested that individuals with diabetes are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.” The researchers studied 114,537 women in the decades-long Nurses’ Health Study for whom there was data on pollution exposure and health outcomes.
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BBC Health News
Junior doctor dispute to go to Acas
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:38:06 GMT
The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors' dispute - but the strikes have not been called off.
Winter deaths 'highest since 1999'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:33:06 GMT
There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.
Weekend births 'pose higher death risk'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:48:52 GMT
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.
GPs urged to report unfit drivers
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:41:08 GMT
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.
Experts call for caution over Ritalin
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:47:41 GMT
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.
MSPs urge 'right' to end-of-life care
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:16:53 GMT
People should have a right to palliative care according to the findings of the Scottish Parliament committee.
Wine drinkers urged to drop glass size
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:16:19 GMT
A new scheme to help wine drinkers cut down on their alcohol consumption is being introduced in East Dunbartonshire.
NHS to get above-inflation cash boost
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:22:44 GMT
Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face.
Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:41:32 GMT
Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.
3D printing aids life-saving surgery
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:33:01 GMT
A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman's brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.
'Thousands' in England malnourished
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:56:10 GMT
Hospitals in England are seeing thousands of patients suffering from the symptoms of malnutrition.
NHS agency staff costs cap brought in
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 01:56:14 GMT
A cap on how much NHS trusts can spend on agency staff comes into force in England on Monday, in a bid to save £1bn over the next three years.
Ebola global response was 'too slow'
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:31:30 GMT
A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the West African Ebola epidemic, says a panel of global health experts.
Worm 'gets women pregnant'
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:58:29 GMT
Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists.
Bilingual skills 'boost stroke recovery'
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:04:38 GMT
Stroke patients are more likely to regain their cognitive functions if they speak more than one language, new research finds.
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
Crisis talks with care homes 'on brink'
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 01:07:05 GMT
Crisis talks are taking place later between care home owners and council leaders amid mounting concern a large number of providers are preparing to pull out of the market.
VIDEO: Weekend-born babies more at risk of death
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:18:36 GMT
Babies born in English NHS hospitals at weekends are more likely to be stillborn or to die in the first week of life, than those delivered on weekdays.
VIDEO: 'Living with my Nan's dementia'
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:29:26 GMT
More than one in ten children have a family member who has dementia, according to figures from Alzheimer's Research UK.
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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