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Theranos Redux? Not Really. But Claim Of A ‘Simple’ Test For...

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National...

Vitamin E Acetate Linked To Vaping Lung Illnesses

FEDERAL HEALTH officials say vitamin E acetate is the ingredient suspected in an outbreak of mysterious lung illnesses across the country in recent months. Officials tested...

Nearly Half Of Adults Have Been Body Shamed, Poll Claims

Almost half of adults have been body shamed because of their weight, hair or even the size of their feet, a poll has claimed. In a survey of...

Vaping Illness ‘Breakthrough’ Points To Vitamin E Oil As A Cause,...

There's now solid evidence that vitamin E oil found in bootleg THC vape products is behind at least some of the 2,000-plus severe vaping-related...

Does UK Lag Behind Other Rich Nations On Health And Care?

The UK has fewer doctors and nurses and poorer access to elderly long-term care than other rich nations, a study shows. The OECD review also...

Any Amount Of Running Linked To Significantly Lower Risk Of Early...

Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence,...

More Than 2 Million Pounds Of Chicken Recalled

Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with metal, the FDA says. The recalled...

Scientists Discover First New HIV Strain In Nearly Two Decades

For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV. The strain is a part of the Group M version...

Can One Protein Open The Door To West Nile And Zika...

The West Nile and Zika viruses are responsible for healthcare emergencies around the world, affecting hundreds of people. Currently, however, there are no antiviral...

7 Simple Ways Parents Can Cut Down On Child’s Obesity Risk

The harmful effects that obesity can have on children’s health are well known. An ongoing State University of New York at Buffalo study recently published in the...

Measles Virus May Wipe Out Immune Protection For Other Diseases

This year saw the largest outbreak of measles in the U.S. since 1994, with 1,250 cases reported as of Oct. 3, largely driven by families choosing not to...

‘It’s A Much More Serious Issue’: Researchers Study Zantac Cancer Risk...

The stomach-acid-blocking drug Zantac was prescribed more than 15 million times a year with little worry about the safety of the medication, available for decades. But it's...

Sequencing The Genome Of Every UK Baby Would Be An Ethical...

Plans for the National Health Service to sequence the DNA of every baby born in the UK, starting with a pilot scheme of 20,000...

CDC Says Vaping Lung Illness Cases Now Top 2,000

A vaping-related lung disease has sickened at least 2,051 people and killed 39, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are...

Deep Sleep May Reduce Anxiety Levels

The study, recently published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, also showed that a sufficient amount and quality of sleep could keep people calm and...

Arkansas Company Recalls 2 Million Pounds Of Poultry Over Metal Contamination...

An Arkansas-based company is recalling more than 2 million pounds of poultry over “extraneous materials” concerns. The Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) with the U.S. Department...

When Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The...

For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems. But...

Massage, Music Therapy Manage Dementia Symptoms As Well As Antipsychotic Drugs,...

Non-drug treatments such as massage and music therapy are as effective as antipsychotic drugs in treating dementia symptoms, a review of the medical evidence...

I’m Trapped In An NHS That’s Starved Of Funds – Let’s...

Over the summer, the NHS quietly saved my life several times. On each occasion, it caught a rapid worsening of my underlying condition, allowing...

Crispr Takes Its First Steps In Editing Genes To Fight Cancer

Doctors have for the first time in the United States tested a powerful gene-editing technique in people with cancer. The test, meant to assess only...

How One Bit Of Medical Jargon Fuels Public Confusion About Cancer...

Most new cancer treatments haven’t been proven to help patients live longer or feel better. Instead they delay the growth of tumors — which may be...

Improving Children’s Health Outside The Hospital

MANY HEALTH CARE leaders now recognize that traditional medical services alone are not enough to improve everyone's health. Yes, hospitals perform extraordinary lifesaving procedures, and...

Aldi Recalls Frozen Berries Over Potential Hepatitis A Contamination

Frozen berries sold at Aldi and Raley supermarkets in America were recalled on 30 October after fears they were potentially contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus. The United...

Residents Suffer As Mississippi And 13 Other States Debate Medicaid Expansion

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — Darlene Velasco can’t afford to treat her Type 2 diabetes. She doesn’t make enough money at her job selling college sports...

Ebola: Attackers Kill DR Congo Journalist Shining Light On Virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home. The...

Opioids: A Crisis Decades In The Making

 In 1980, Jane Porter and Hershel Jick published in a prominent medical journal the results of their study of pain among hospital patients. These simple...

9 Tips For Living With Heart Failure

Tips to Stay Healthier, Longer Nearly five million Americans of all ages are living with heart failure. Another 400,000 will be diagnosed within a year....

Study Zeroes In On Gut Bacteria That May Cause Bowel Cancer

Scientists have identified a certain type of gut bacteria that may raise the risk of bowel cancer by up to 15%. The research method...

How Daylight Saving Time Can Affect Your Sleep And Your Health

Daylight saving time comes to an end this Sunday. Gaining an hour can affect your circadian rhythm and potentially disrupt your sleep patterns. ...
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