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How to Stay Safe on Memorial Day
Sat, 23 May 2015 07:21:08 -0400
A few tips on staying safe this summer season.
How This Bird Flu Is Different From Past Outbreaks
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:17:41 -0400
What you need to know about the current bird flu outbreak in the U.S.
Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Linked to Tuna Sushi
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:22:26 -0400
Rare strain of salmonella sickens 53 people in 9 states.
Mom Jailed Over Son's Circumcision Dispute Agrees to Procedure
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:25:31 -0400
Heather Hironimus spent a week in jail.
'Dead' Man Starts Moving on His Way to Morgue
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:44:21 -0400
Firefighters declared the man dead, but he started breathing.
Turning 18 and Turning to Breast Reduction Surgery
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:45:16 -0400
Mackenzie is petite, standing at about 5 feet tall. But her bra size was a 32-H, so she said finding outfits that fit well was a constant challenge.
Paralyzed Man Drinks Beer by Moving Robotic Arm With His Mind
Sat, 23 May 2015 07:21:27 -0400
Erik Sorto hasn't moved his arms or legs in more than 10 years.
You'll Need Tissues After Seeing This PSA for Organ Donation
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:56 -0400
Argentinian PSA shines light on organ donation.
Alleged Blue Bell Listeria Victim Says Illness Changed His Life Forever
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:22:14 -0400
It started with a brutal headache, and soon David Shockley was unresponsive.
Man With Dementia Survives Nearly 3 Days in Desert
Fri, 22 May 2015 06:52:48 -0400
Man survives dangerous conditions in the Mojave desert.
Parents Say Pot Helped Daughter's Seizures
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:38:34 -0400
Three-year-old had 1,000 seizures a day. Now, she only has a handful, parents say.
Bride-to-Be Says Birth Control Caused Stroke
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:38:32 -0400
Jordan Ward, 26, says her fiance convinced her to go to the hospital.
California Medical Association Changes Aid-in-Dying Position
Wed, 20 May 2015 16:19:41 -0400
Medical association changes stance after Brittany Maynard case.
Single Mom Fights for Right to Die
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:18:11 -0400
Christy O'Donnell was diagnosed with terminal stage four cancer.
Why One College Student Missed Her Graduation
Tue, 19 May 2015 17:16:43 -0400
Juliet Smith's water broke the night before graduation.
Mom Jailed for Dispute Over Son's Circumcision
Tue, 19 May 2015 19:03:52 -0400
Heather Hironimus has fought to avoid circumcising her 4-year-old son.
A Look at Rare Identical Triplets, Two of Which Are Conjoined
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:46:13 -0400
Two of three identical triplets were born conjoined at the pelvis.
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: Blind Pooch Gets Her Own Seeing Eye Dogs
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:52 -0400
Both of Kiaya's eyes were surgically removed after being diagnosed with glaucoma.
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Some blind individuals see using echoes: study
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:06:13 -0400
Scientific advancements provide increasing options for the blind.As scientists discover ways to transfer sensory elements such as sight and sound across bone, converting one to the other in the central nervous system, a new study says this could occur naturally in certain blind individuals in a process called echolocation. 


Indonesian minister fears government sabotage in contaminated rice scare
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:07:37 -0400
Customers check the quality of rice before buying at a wholesale rice market in East Jakarta, IndonesiaBy Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's home minister called for a police investigation into the suspected contamination of rice with plastic, saying it may be an attempt at sabotaging the government, media reported on Monday. President Joko Widodo has called for calm after reports that tainted rice may have caused the hospitalization of a girl in Medan on Sunday and made some customers at a food market in Bekasi sick last week. Rice is a common food staple in Indonesia, the world's third biggest importer, and reports of contamination can quickly cause food scares in the vast archipelago.


Obamacare exchanges help, but confused consumers are still spending too much
Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400
Commentary: consumers pleased with Obamacare coverage, but choices still daunting
Sierra Leone marks grim Ebola anniversary
Mon, 25 May 2015 00:12:38 -0400
A nurse wearing personal protective equipment assists an ebola patient at the Kenema treatment center in Sierra Leone run by the Red Cross Society on November 15, 2014On May 24 last year a pregnant woman and an older housewife staggered into Kenema hospital in eastern Sierra Leone and were diagnosed within a day as the country's first Ebola cases. Both women had attended the funeral of a widely-respected faith healer known as Mendinor, whose "powers" were renowned on both sides of Sierra Leone's border with Guinea. The grandmother, whose real name was Finda Nyuma, had been treating sick patients in her home village, a diamond-mining town just a few hours' walk from Gueckedou in Guinea, where the outbreak began in December 2013.


Soccer-Second player death in Argentina in 10 days
Sun, 24 May 2015 19:07:02 -0400
Atletico Parana defender Cristian Gomez died on his way to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a match on Sunday, the second such death to hit Argentine soccer in 10 days. The 27-year-old Gomez stumbled several times before falling unconscious after half an hour of the second-tier Primera B Nacional match against Boca Unidos in the northeastern city of Corrientes. This is totally unexpected, unbelievable ... he'd never had anything wrong with him," match supervisor Ramon Gomez said.
In North Korea, men call the shots, women make the money
Sun, 24 May 2015 17:11:14 -0400
File photo of a woman standing in a gift shop in central Rason city, part of the special economic zone northeast of PyongyangBy Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. Women earn more than 70 percent of household income in North Korea, mainly as traders in the informal markets that have proliferated in recent years, research by the South Korean government-run Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) found. "We North Koreans say men are fighting on the socialism front but women are fighting in the battle of life," said a 26-year-old surnamed Jung who fled to South Korea in 2012 and regularly sends money north to support her mother's gray-market business raising pigs and selling corn-based alcohol.


Motor racing-Rosberg takes surprise Monaco hat trick
Sun, 24 May 2015 10:05:11 -0400
(Fixes headline) MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg took a surprise hat-trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories on Sunday after Mercedes blew championship-leading team mate Lewis Hamilton's chances with a late pitstop while he was leading. The result, with Hamilton third after leading for 64 of the 78 laps after starting on pole, slashed the Briton's lead over German rival Rosberg to 10 points after six of 19 races. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished second.
Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital: activist
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:14:37 -0400
By Clement Manirabarusha and Njuwa Maina BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - A Burundi opposition figure and his bodyguard were shot dead in the capital by gunmen on Saturday, a civil society activist and residents said, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD, and his bodyguard were killed in the Ngagara district, Anshere Nikoyagize, the head of the civil society group Ligue ITEKA, told Reuters. Burundi is facing its deepest crisis since the end of an ethnically fueled civil war in 2005.
British anti-slavery chief enlists Vatican in global pact to end slavery
Sat, 23 May 2015 11:45:28 -0400
By Chris Arsenault VATICAN CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's anti-slavery commissioner received the backing of the Catholic Church on Saturday for a campaign to push for a global pact vowing to eradicate slavery in the next 15 years. Kevin Hyland, who took up the new role last year, is lobbying world leaders to support a commitment to end forced labor and slavery of all forms in a set of global development goals to be adopted at the United Nations in September. While slavery is illegal in every country on earth, an estimated 36 million people are trapped in modern slavery.
German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65
Sat, 23 May 2015 11:08:55 -0400
A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy, said Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children and seven grandchildren. Raunigk, an English and Russian teacher in Berlin, had received fertility treatment in Ukraine and is the oldest woman in the world to have had quadruplets, RTL said, although other women of her age and older have given birth.
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BBC Health News
Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'
Mon, 25 May 2015 05:20:26 GMT
There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers
New pharmacy rules 'to cut errors'
Sun, 24 May 2015 07:30:07 GMT
The government hopes a new "no-fault" airline-style error reporting system for chemists will help identify and reduce dispensing mistakes.
Depression makes heart failure worse
Sat, 23 May 2015 06:31:32 GMT
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m
Fri, 22 May 2015 15:06:00 GMT
NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year
Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'
Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:16 GMT
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.
Brain-reading implant controls arm
Thu, 21 May 2015 23:52:35 GMT
A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading implant in his brain.
Tobacco firms challenge packaging law
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:47:30 GMT
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
Cancer fund reprieves only one drug
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:06:43 GMT
The Cancer Drugs Fund in England will continue to pay for a stomach cancer drug after an appeal by the manufacturer.
Tesco to cut sugar in soft drinks
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:50:28 GMT
Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.
'Rosetta Stone' for prostate cancer
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:12:35 GMT
Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".
English drink 'more than estimated'
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:33:58 GMT
The amount of alcohol people in England drink is underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.
Largest NHS trust is 'inadequate'
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:48:54 GMT
The biggest NHS Trust and two more of the hospitals it runs have been labelled "inadequate" by inspectors.
GPs' leader attacks seven-day plan
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:11:28 GMT
David Cameron needs to "get real" and ditch his "surreal obsession" with opening GP surgeries in England seven days a week, the British Medical Association says.
'Home-brewed morphine' made possible
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:24:50 GMT
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.
Exercise 'buys five years for elderly'
Fri, 15 May 2015 02:38:00 GMT
Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, 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
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: Smart knife identifies brain tumours
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:22:09 GMT
Researchers at Imperial College London are developing a device that could allow neurosurgeons to instantly identify cancerous brain tumours.
VIDEO: Why measure feet with iPads?
Thu, 21 May 2015 23:02:18 GMT
The Clarks shoe company started using iPads to measure children's feet last year, and it's all about capturing invaluable foot data.
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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