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Pink power: Van Michael Salon, Pink Heals Foundation partner for breast cancer ...
Pink power: Van Michael Salon, Pink Heals Foundation partner for breast cancer ...

Abuse of smallest babies may have risen, study finds
By Maggie Fox, NBC News A new look at child abuse reports suggests there may have been a small but worrying rise in injuries to babies over the past decade or so. While most research suggests child abuse is down overall, the report published on Monday ...

Focus in October: Breast cancer
More than 200 people took part in the Pink in the Park Walk for Breast Cancer last year at Biltmore Park Town Square. This year's event will take place Oct. 6. / John [email protected] A number of events are planned to mark ...

Background TV a threat to US kids, researchers say
By Frederik Joelving | NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - That clamor in the background? It's probably the TV, and it might be taking a toll on your toddler's development, researchers say. According to the first national estimate of background television ...

Fall season brings flu and pneumonia vaccination reminder from Calvert
SEASONAL FLU SHOT - It's already time to start gearing up for the annual flu and pneumonia season. Protect yourself with a flu shot! Call Calvert Home Health Care for information. It seems as though the summer has flown by, but believe it or not, ...

British workers 'most depressed in Europe'
While 26 per cent of British workers have received a diagnosis, only 12 per cent of their Italian colleagues have, found the Impact of Depression in the Workplace in Europe Audit. We are also among the most likely to take time off work due to ...

East Bridgewater students help cancer survivor paint the town pink
East Bridgewater High School students Caitlin Ward and Benjamin White carry pink ribbons to places around town. Cancer survivor Janet Cheney and students from East Bridgewater High School's Key Club hung the ribbons to publicize the start of National ...

Seebri® Breezhaler® Receives European Commission Approval as Once-Daily ...
Seebri® Breezhaler® Receives European Commission Approval as Once-Daily ...

Current Length of Herceptin Cancer Treatment Is Supported by Studies
Even as Herceptin has become a hugely successful breast cancer drug, doctors have been troubled by a nagging question that has billion-dollar implications: how long should patients be treated with it? Now the results of two closely watched studies ...

One in three women 'too scared' to check their breasts for cancer
By Claire Bates A third of women do not check their breasts for lumps and bumps because they are scared of what they might find, a study has found. Following the Avon commissioned survey of 2000 women, research leader Professor Janet Reibstein ...

Deadly New Salmonella Spreads In Wake Of HIV In Africa
A new deadly form of Salmonella is spreading in sub-Saharan Africa. Now a new study suggests the rapidly evolving invasive intestinal disease may be following a wake created by other disease epidemics such as HIV and malaria, as it takes advantage of ...

Teen Sleep Deficits May Increase Diabetes Risk
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Most teens sleep less than what is recommended. Sleep deficits can lead to learning difficulties, irritability, skin problems, weight gain and, as discovered in a new study, increase an individual's resistance to ...

British Workers Among Most depressed in Europe: Study
A new report suggests that in Europe, British workers are the most depressed and that a quarter of the employees have been diagnosed with the affliction. According to an article in The Telegraph, called the 'Impact of Depression in the Workplace in ...

Think pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For reality star and new mom Giuliana Rancic, this October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month, has an extra special meaning. It's been a year since the 37-year-old E! host was diagnosed with breast cancer. "Having been through cancer, ...

Boston Paramedic Tampered With Drugs, Officials Say
By WBUR News & Wire Services October 1, 2012 Updated Oct 01, 8:46 am BOSTON — Boston health officials say they are notifying 57 people who may have been exposed to blood-borne illnesses when they were treated by a city paramedic believed to have ...

Is Alzheimer's disease akin to 'type 3 diabetes'?
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff Is Alzheimer's disease really a form of diabetes? Let's call it type 3, because that's what a Brown Medical School researcher dubbed it back in 2005 when she autopsied the brains of Alzheimer's patients and found that they ...

One Year On Herceptin For Breast Cancer Ideal
Patients in early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer should remain on Herceptin (trastuzumab) treatment for one year, and not two years or six months, according to a final analysis of the Phase III HERA trial, pharmaceutical company Roche and the Breast ...

FDA Warns Against Fake Online Pharmacies
By Brandon Smith, IPBS The FDA warns that medicine from online pharmacies can be dangerous to a patient's health. A review of 10000 online pharmacies shows fewer than 3 percent comply with federal and state laws, according to the National Association ...

Health Care Reform And The 47 Percent
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's secretly videoed remarks regarding the number of Americans “dependent upon government” have sparked a great deal of debate over who in the public receives what from the state. The Census Bureau's latest ...

Boston paramedic may have exposed 57 to disease
Boston health officials notified 57 people that they may have been exposed to blood-borne illnesses when they were treated by a city paramedic believed to have tampered with vials of painkillers and sedatives. The paramedic is believed to have tampered ...

Bacterium Targets Untreated HIV-Positive People
Researchers are warning of an emerging form of intestinal disease in sub-Saharan Africa. It's targeting mostly HIV-infected people, who are not on treatment. The disease kills up to 45 percent of those infected. Listen to De Capua report on Salmonella ...

Herceptin: Breast Cancer Drug Has Best Outcome When Used For One Year, Studies ...
Herceptin: Breast Cancer Drug Has Best Outcome When Used For One Year, Studies ...

Peanut butter recall includes major retailers
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. Sunland Inc. sells its nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food ...

Former Johnson & Johnson CEO James Burke, who oversaw Tylenol poisonings ...
Former Johnson & Johnson CEO James Burke, who oversaw Tylenol poisonings ...

Rates of serious injuries from child abuse have risen over the past decade, a ...
Rates of serious injuries from child abuse have risen over the past decade, a ...

2 die in meningitis outbreak; Saint Thomas neurosurgery clinic shut down
The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a cluster of meningitis illnesses that has been linked to Saint Thomas neurosurgery clinic. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

'Active' video games get some kids off the couch
By Amy Norton | NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids may spend too much time in front of the TV, but "active" video games are getting some of them on their feet and moving, according to a study out Monday. Of more than 1200 Canadian high schoolers ...

A science reporter becomes a West Nile zombie
So this is what the 21st century feels like. That epiphany arrived the Thursday after Labor Day as I stood burning — a feeling I had had for two months — on a downtown Washington sidewalk in a 98-degree swelter. My face radiated, my joints ached, ...

Security has been tightened on Boston ambulances after suspected drug ...
Security has been tightened on Boston ambulances after suspected drug ...

Big science, big pressure, big misconduct? Study finds increase in fraud in ...
Big science, big pressure, big misconduct? Study finds increase in fraud in ...

Christina Applegate's breast cancer charity teams for ASICS for pink athletic gear
NEW YORK — Christina Applegate says she hopes a few flashes of hot pink might turn heads. Pink isn't her color, she says, but to help raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness month for her Right Action for Women charity, she'll wear — with pleasure ...

Insurance dependents can face special challenges on privacy
Elizabeth Nash was 21 and just finishing her junior year at the College of William & Mary when she had a miscarriage. She planned to tell her parents about it in person, but her insurer beat her to it when, as a matter of routine, it mailed them a form ...

GM cows make 'low allergy' milk
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News A genetically modified cow that produces milk less likely to cause allergic reactions has been engineered by New Zealand scientists. Up to 3% of infants are allergic to cows' milk in their first ...

Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds
Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature. Other studies have suggested that most of ...

California governor OKs ban on gay conversion therapy, calling it 'quackery'
(CNN) -- Therapy aimed at turning gay kids straight will soon be illegal in California, with the state's governor declaring he hopes a new law will relegate such efforts "to the dustbin of quackery." The legislation -- which the state Senate passed in ...

Gene-Modified Cow Makes Hypoallergenic Milk Rich in Protein
(Updates with US industry revenue in sixth paragraph.) Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Scientists have altered the genes of a dairy cow to produce milk that's rich in a protein used in numerous food products and lacking in a component that causes allergies in ...

Smoking, alcohol tied to pancreatic cancer
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The average age at which pancreatic cancer is found is 72, but US researchers say those who smoke and drink heavily may develop it sooner. Dr. Michelle Anderson of the University of Michigan Health System said smoking ...

What I'd Ask Obama and Romney
By Timothy Johnson MD, MPH, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today If I were the moderator of Wednesday night's first presidential debate – scheduled to be devoted to domestic issues including health care – the single question I would most want to ask of ...

Kids exposed to background TV a 'startling' amount, study finds
For every minute children watch TV, they are exposed to about three additional minutes of background television – a “startling” total of nearly four hours of background TV on a typical day, researchers said Monday. The totals are likely to be highest ...

Pretty in Pink, the White House is lit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The image of the White House lit at night is iconic to Washington, and Monday evening another twist was added. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the White House was bathed in pink lights. The White House issued a presidential proclamation ...

Once-heralded NY doctor blames multiple personality disorder for painkillers ...
Once-heralded NY doctor blames multiple personality disorder for painkillers ...

Immigrant Advocates Blast Brown Vetoes in Calif.
Immigrant advocates blasted Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population. The criticism of his decision to nix measures to expand the rights of nannies ...

Scientists fret over FDA slowness on genetically altered animals
Scientists have created a genetically modified milk that lacks a key protein involved in triggering allergies — an impressive technical feat that won plaudits in the biotechnology world. But the development, published Monday in the journal Proceedings ...

Saudis: Virus does not pose threat to pilgrims
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New breast cancer treatment 'could offer lifeline'
The drug, known as T-DM1, has been shown to increase the survival time of some hard-to-treat patients by almost six months. Results of a major trial showed it extended the lives of patients with advanced HER-2 positive breast cancer by 30.9 months ...

Trial drug raises breast cancer survival
An experimental drug from South San Francisco's Genentech Inc. improved survival rates by nearly six months in late-stage breast cancer patients whose tumors had heightened levels of a protein molecule called HER2. The data, published Monday in the New ...

Controversial HPV vaccine deemed safe for kids
A new study found that the HPV vaccine Gardasil is safe for use in pediatric patients. (Source: Merck/CNN) There's a lot more to a smile than meets the eye. Here are 10 little-known facts that will have you beaming.More >> There's a lot more to a smile ...

Jerry Brown veto seeks stronger ties between California health law and federal act
By Kevin Yamamura Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday requiring California health insurers to cover all individuals regardless of medical condition, citing a technical flaw rather than opposition to the most popular part of the federal health ...

Kids, media and obesity: Too much 'screen time' can harm your child's health
http://www.kidsdr.com A recent study released in Pediatrics looks at mounting research showing that a child's media use may be linked to their body weight, not only due to the fact that they don't get as much exercise if they're watching TV and using ...

Salmonella in Netherlands and US from Dutch smoked fish
Scores of people in the Netherlands and the US have caught salmonella after eating Dutch smoked salmon, say Dutch health authorities. About 200 people have fallen ill in the Netherlands along with about 100 people in the US, said the National Institute ...

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