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Medical scopes could be prone to superbugs
12 The use of medical scopes for medical purposes is now under fire after an outbreak at the UCLA Medical Center came to light. The said outbreak of superbugs caused the death of two patients and infected more. The scrutiny of medical scopes started six ...

Eating disorders among men seems to be neglected according to report
13 A new report says that there are at least 320,000 men being admitted to hospital annually due to bulimia, anorexia and muscle dysmorphia. The problem is men with eating disorders are getting less attention because the condition and treatment towards it ...

1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss: WHO
Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at nightclubs, bars and sporting events, the WHO has warned. The World ...

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana voluntarily decided to quarantine himself for 21 days following ...

Flu Vaccine Efficiency Drops Down to 18 Percent
The effectiveness of the current flu vaccine is down to 18 per cent from 23 per cent protection level according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's current report. The effectiveness of the current vaccine was even worst at just 15 per cent when it ...

Florida leprosy cases linked to interaction with armadillos
The three cases of leprosy found on the east coast of Florida since November last year have been linked to interaction with armadillos. Health officials confirmed that all the three cases of leprosy occurred in Florida's Volusia County, which has a population of ...

Researchers Blame Economic Recession for Increased Suicide Rates
A new study unveils that over the last few years the suicide rates have increased among middle aged adults in the U.S. Researchers suggest that financial crisis is the main reason behind the increase in suicide rates, especially between 2007 and 2008 which ...

Study Says: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a Serious Biological Condition
A latest medical research suggests that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a serious biological condition rather than physical disorder. According to the report printed in Journal Science Advances, researchers of Columbia University observed considerable ...

ZMapp Ebola Trial Starts In Liberia: Is It Too Late?
The widely-discussed antibody cocktail, ZMapp, is finally going to be tested under standardized, controlled conditions for its safety and efficacy in Ebola virus disease-infected patients in Liberia and, potentially, the United States. Late Friday, the NIH National ...

Florida county Leprosy cases associated with 'armadillos' – the disease finally ...
Florida county Leprosy cases associated with 'armadillos' – the disease finally ...

Human tests begin for ZMapp Ebola drug
Ebola expert Erica Ollmann Saphire of The Scripps Research Institute holds a model of ZMapp, a three-antibody "cocktail" that has been shown to neutralize Ebola in animal studies. ZMapp has been given to Ebola patients as an emergency measure, but has ...

The answer to migraine pain might be through the nose
New research has shown that reducing migraine pain might be as easy as numbing some of the nerves in the nasal cavity. A new procedure has been tested that would be able to reduce the occurrence of migraines up to 35 percent over a course of a month, ...

Increased Suicide Rate Among Adults Blamed on Financial Problems
A new study revealed the suicide rate for older adults in the United States has increased by about 40 percent since 1999. Adults between 40 to 64 years of age showed an increase in suicide from 15.5 percent per 1000,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 ...

Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Originally Thought
The flu vaccine for this year is even less effective than previously thought, showing only 18% effectiveness against the H3N2 dominant strain, said health officials in the U.S. last week. That is a drop of 5% from the 23% protection level that was estimated ...

SLeone vice president in Ebola quarantine asks country to pray
Sierra Leone's Vice President Sam Sumana, who put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola, asked fellow-citizens on Sunday to "have me in your prayers." In a message relayed by the country's sole TV station, he also appealed ...

Jimmy Kimmel gets real doctors to tell off anti-vaccinators in PSA
Maybe it's because late-night host Jimmy Kimmel became a new dad in July 2014, or maybe he's just fed-up with the endless headlines reporting a potential measles outbreak across the country. Either way, Kimmel invited real doctors to address parents ...

WHO says 1.1 billion young people at risk of hearing loss
THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy ...

Loud music damaging young people's hearing
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: More than a billion young people are at risk of losing their hearing because of listening to too much music. That alarming news is contained in a new World Health Organization report. It found that among people aged 12 to 35, nearly ...

Researchers Find Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be a Disease
The condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has a controversial and storied history since its discovery in 1988. According to Wikipedia citing other sources, for years, many in the medical community did not recognize CFS (also known as myalgic ...

Flu season in state not over, most deadly in years
While the deadliest flu season in Washington state in at least five years is winding down, more cases and deaths are likely, state health officials say. By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP. The Associated Press. The deadliest flu season in Washington state in ...

Amgen says Kyprolis doubles progression-free survival vs Velcade
March 1 (Reuters) - Amgen Inc's Kyprolis helped patients with relapsed multiple myeloma live twice as long before their blood cancer worsened compared to a regimen containing rival drug Velcade, according to an interim analysis announced by the ...

WHO: 1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss
The World Health Organization has a warning: 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to listening to their music too loud and spending too much time in noisy venues. WHO analyzed data from studies in "middle- and high-income ...

Parents like new strategy for dealing with kids' allergies
Epinephrine pens sit at the ready in the Mathis home in North Dallas. So far, son Ben has been able to eat peanuts without a reaction after treatment to develop a tolerance. By JASMINE AGUILERA [email protected] Staff Writer. Published: 01 March ...

Most Doctors Give In to Requests by Parents to Alter Vaccine Schedules
A wide majority of pediatricians and family physicians acquiesce to parents who wish to delay vaccinating their children, even though the doctors feel these decisions put children at risk for measles, whooping cough and other ailments, a new survey has found ...

Suicide rate in the US continuously rising, blamed on economy
13 For adults between the ages of 40 and 64, the suicide rate is continuously rising according to a recent study. Apparently, 37.5 percent of suicides in this age bracket were attributed to financial and economic problems in 2010 and it went up from 33 percent ...

Armadillo Interaction Linked to Three New Leprosy Cases in Florida
Interaction with armadillos has been found to be linked to three new cases of leprosy along the east coast of Florida since November 2014. The health officials have confirmed that all these three cases of leprosy have occurred in Volusia County, which has a ...

UN Report Recommends Youth Turn Down the Music
The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The UN agency said Friday that a review of data from middle- and high-income countries shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds ...

Sierra Leone vice president in Ebola quarantine asks country to pray
HANDS OFF: Kitted out in protective suits and four layers of gloves, South African recruits to a mission on the Ebola frontline in Sierra Leone go through their training paces at Helen Joseph Hospital in Westdene, Johannesburg, yesterday. The team leaves for ...

FDA rejects Pacira's application for expanded use of pain drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc's application for expanding the use of its post-surgery pain drug, Exparel. Exparel is currently injected into the site of an operation to manage pain after surgery and Pacira ...

Nina Pham Plans to Sue Hospital for Negligence
The Texas nurse who survived Ebola alleges hospital didn't provide adequate training for the deadly virus. 1:34 | 03/02/15. Share. Title. Description. Share From. Share With. Facebook. Tweet. </> Embed. Email. <br/><a ...

Streaming fitness videos leave no excuses for procrastinators
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For people who are financially strapped, time challenged or on the road without a gym in sight, fitness experts say streaming videos can provide cheap or free workouts, leaving no excuses for even the most dedicated couch potatoes to ...

Most Doctors Agree to 'Spread Out' Kids' Shots, Survey Finds
Nearly all pediatricians and family doctors have been asked at least once by parents if they could "space out" the vaccines their children get and most have agreed to do so at some point, a new study finds. The main reason given is that doctors are afraid of ...

Endo to Sell Men's Health Businesses to Boston Scientific
Endo International PLC said Monday that it has agreed to sell its men's health and prostate businesses to Boston Scientific Corp. for $1.6 billion, in a bid to streamline and focus instead on its core pharmaceuticals business. Shares of Endo fell less than 1% in ...

Peanuts May Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Peanuts may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, a large study found, suggesting that the health benefits of this low-cost nut may be similar to pricier options like almonds and pistachios. While previous studies have ...

Exclusive: Guinea says Ebola patients sent home after botched blood tests
Health officials botched more than 20 Ebola blood tests in January and February which led to the release of at least four positive patients, two of whom later died, Guinea's anti-Ebola coordinator and other health officials told Reuters. PHOTOS. Enlarge ...

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too – WebMD
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How a New Treadmill Test Predicts 'Survival of the Fittest'
Going for a jog on a treadmill can predict how long you're going to live, a large new study suggests. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic looked at standard treadmill stress test results for more than 58,000 subjects, ages 18 to 96. After age and sex, the two best ...

1 in 5 US Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been ...

The health risks of cyberbullying in college
Infamous quotes from famous cases of teenage cyberbullying, each ending tragically with the victim taking her life. Heartbreaking cases like these galvanized research and today much more is known about the damaging effects of cyberbullying among middle ...

Alzheimer's Begins Much Earlier in Life Than Doctors Thought
Just how early does Alzheimer's disease start? New research says it can begin when someone is in their 20s. Alzheimer's Begins Much Earlier. A new study reports that amyloid — a protein that signifies Alzheimer's disease — can start building up in people ...

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay) -- Eating nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, may help you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China, and found nut ...

Nasal Spray Treatment For Migraines Shows Promise
A new migraine treatment that delivers painkillers via nasal spray is showing promise for migraine sufferers, according to a new study from researchers at the Albany Medical Center, in Albany, New York. The new treatment sends a dose of the anesthetic ...

Oregon family hopes to free daughter jailed in Japan
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon family is trying to win the release of a young woman jailed in Japan because she shipped in a medication containing amphetamine. Family members in Hillsboro, Oregon, told The Oregonian newspaper ( (link) 1M1Beot) ...

Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccine
Pakistani authorities have conducted their first-ever mass arrest of parents for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio. Authorities in Peshawar, in the north-west of the country, detained 471 people and charged them with "endangering ...

Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System
The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday. Nina Pham, who was ...

Study: More Parents Pushing To Spread Out Their Children's Vaccines
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Doctors under pressure. More and more parents are pushing pediatricians to delay their children's vaccines. Many doctors are going along, against their better judgment. The risk? That the unvaccinated will spread disease. Christie Ileto ...

Study traces strains of HIV to gorillas
Sign up for home delivery of The Columbus Dispatch and find out What's In It for You. Subscribe. Already a subscriber? Enroll in EZPay and get a free gift! Enroll now. Reuters • Monday March 2, 2015 11:45 PM. Comments: 0. WASHINGTON — Revealing new ...

New Study Sheds Shocking Light On How Easily Teenagers Can Buy E ...
New Study Sheds Shocking Light On How Easily Teenagers Can Buy E ...

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions
North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners last October, halting all non-essential visas and requiring ...

Moderate Amounts of Coffee May Help Keep Arteries Clear, Study Says
Drinking three to five cups of coffee per day may help to reduce signs of blocked arteries, says a new study out of South Korea. Published Monday in the medical journal Heart, the study involved more than 25,000 male and female workers, who previously ...

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