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Latest News: Baltimore Inquiry, Bird Flu in Iowa, May Day
Good morning. Here's what you need to know: • A day of rallies. Protesters plan large demonstrations in Baltimore and across the country today, May Day, a date traditionally used to champion labor issues. Organizers hope to broaden the day's usual theme to ...

'Bubble girl' is allergic to life
EASLEY, South Carolina (CNN) —The cracker or the bite of ice cream -- Brynn Duncan still isn't sure which one sent her into anaphylactic shock that day. Her food allergies change so frequently, keeping track is almost pointless. Related. Can social media ...

Brain-Dead Nebraska Mom Karla Perez Kept Alive to Deliver Baby
Women may have a harder time recovering from concussion, a new study suggests. Taiwanese researchers found women were more likely than men to continue to have memory deficits nearly three months after a mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, ...

Dog Infects Humans With Plague for First Time in US
The source of that plague outbreak in rural Colorado has been traced to a dog for cases of the pneumonia that the pneumonic plague. Were found to have originated with an infected pit bull. That's according to the CDC the two year old pit bull became sick last ...

Metabolic 'Map' May One Day Help Predict Obesity Risk
(HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat. The findings were published in the April 29 issue of Science Translational Medicine. For the study, 2,324 American and British ...

Vaccine Successfully Reduces Cervical Cancer Risk For Women In Australia
Vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer in Australian women. Medical experts suggest that vaccination and regular screening may help detect cervical cancer at an early stage. (Photo : Ed Uthman | Flickr). The human papillomavirus (HPV) shots given ...

How Effective Are Hand Sanitizers? FDA Questions Safety Of Germ-Fighting ...
How Effective Are Hand Sanitizers? FDA Questions Safety Of Germ-Fighting ...

Rhode Island Recieves An 'F' For Air Quality
Hot days last summer triggered high levels of smog pollution across the state, especially in Providence. The American Lung Association has given RI an 'F' for air quality. Credit thisisbossi / flickr. The city earned an F in this year's State of the Air report, issued ...

CNN physician-journalist poses ethical dilemma after treating Nepal victims
Dr Sanjay Gupta has regularly stepped in to save lives while covering a story for CNN. Photograph: Diane Bondareff/AP. Jessica Elgot. Friday 1 May 2015 09.03 EDT Last modified on Friday 1 May 2015 09.26 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...

How to improve your health in two minutes
Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting, new research suggests. Previous studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time every day can increase the risk of a number ...

Lives of three babies rescued by 3D-printed, growth-flexible implants
3D printing has come to the rescue of severe cases of a childhood disease in which the windpipe is softened, leading to collapse of the airway and breathing failure. Previously lacking any adequate intervention, tracheobronchomalacia has found an ...

The Great Kate Wait: What It Means if the Royal Baby Comes After Its Due Date
After months of waiting, many residents in the U.K. are still on pins and needles awaiting the birth of another royal heir. But though Duchess Kate Middleton could possibly be past her due date, it likely is not cause for alarm, experts say. While the palace has ...

Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear
But for women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should be enough, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP). There is also a recommendation against screening women ...

First 3D-printed implant saves lives of three babies in US
WASHINGTON (TIP): Scientists have for the first time successfully implanted a groundbreaking 3D-printed device to save the lives of three babies in the US suffering from a life-threatening condition that prevents normal breathing. All the three babies had the ...

Statins Linked to Improved Lung Cancer Survival
savesaved. author name. by Crystal Phend Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today. This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and: Medpage Today. Sustained statin use was associated with modestly better survival in lung cancer, ...

Friday Buzz: Moving Past the Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Association connects the dots between regional and national fundraising. Plus: A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be part of a media firestorm. The Big Give S.A., a huge nonprofit fundraiser in San Antonio, begins this Tuesday, with the goal ...

5 Months After Infection, Man Spreads Ebola Via Sex
Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed. Scientists thought the Ebola virus could remain in semen for about three months. But a recent case in West Africa suggests ...

Ethical questions posed after CNN journalist-doctor treats Nepal victims
Ethnical considerations have been raised after renowned neurosurgeon and CNN reporter Sanjay Gupta was on the channel's TV crew covering the Nepalese earthquake and seen performing medical procedures while covering a story. Seen on a news ...

Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has declared a state of emergency due to a bird flu outbreak that's forcing farms to kill more than 17 million chickens and turkeys. Branstad's proclamation announced Friday will remain in effect until May ...

Friday Feedback: A Better Way to Screen for Cervical Cancer?
savesaved. by Molly Walker Contributing Writer. New recommendations from the American College of Physicians call for cervical cancer screening every 3 years starting at age 21 with Pap smear only. Co-testing with HPV DNA tests every 5 years is an option ...

As youth vaping rises, teens cite the allure of tricks
NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Roger Tarazon and several friends gathered a few blocks from their Queens, New York high school. Some smoked traditional cigarettes, but Tarazon and a few others puffed on electronic vaping devices. "Sometimes I use it ...

Scientists Issue Warning Over Chemicals Common In Carpets, Coats, Cookware
In 1961, a DuPont toxicologist warned colleagues that exposure to their company's increasingly popular Teflon chemicals enlarged the livers of rats and rabbits. Studies over the following decades found no safe level of exposure in animals and determined ...

German Magazine Uses HIV Blood to Print Issue
(NEW YORK) — A German magazine has made international headlines by saying it printed an issue with the blood of HIV-positive people. The lifestyle German magazine Vangardist printed the issue to coincide with the famous Life Ball in Vienna that raises ...

New study discovered 25 genetic factors linked with metabolic disturbances that ...
New study discovered 25 genetic factors linked with metabolic disturbances that ...

Researchers develop new test to predict cancer up to 13 years before it occurs
A new test has been developed by researchers which can predict whether a person will develop cancer up to 13 years in the future. It is said that the test could give results with 100% accuracy. Researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University were able to ...

Cholesterol-busting statins could reduce lung cancer death rusk by nearly a fifth
Lung cancer sufferers who have taken cholesterol-busting statins for at least a year have a lower risk of dying from the disease. And the protective effect also applies if taken six months after being diagnosed reducing the risk of death by nearly a fifth. The study ...

Doing smoke tricks entice youth to electronic cigarettes
A man uses an e-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer than a normal cigarette, in this illustration picture taken in Paris, March 5, 2013. — Reuters picNEW YORK, May 2 — On a recent morning, Roger Tarazon and several friends ...

Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts State of Emergency in Iowa
Iowa became the third state to declare an emergency response to a fast-expanding U.S. bird-flu outbreak on Friday as the national poultry death toll climbed toward record levels. Officials in Iowa, the biggest egg-producing state, said they had identified four ...

Biochemical Map links Metabolites to Obesity
A study by international researchers, published in the April 29 issue of the journal, Science Translational Medicine, links the various byproducts of digestion to obesity. The study analyzed urine samples of 2,324 American and British participants to study how ...

US CDC cautions against unprotected sex with Ebola survivors
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are now recommending people avoid contact with the semen of Ebola survivors after a woman in Liberia contracted Ebola through sexual intercourse with a survivor of the disease. In a report issued on Friday, the ...

Dog Transmits Deadly Plague to Humans in Colorado
A report of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed that in Colorado, a dog infected with plague has spread the disease, affecting four people. The two-year-old American pit bull terrier got sick with plague, and then transmitted it to those ...

Reduction of Breast cancer due to Breast feeding
In the science study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, scientists mulled over data of 1,636 women with breast cancer through scientific analytical questionnaire about breastfeeding. In this new study, scientists acknowledged the women ...

Brain-dead mum-to-be kept alive for two months so her baby could be born
A woman who was left brain-dead while pregnant was kept alive by doctors for nearly two months so her baby could be born. Karla Perez, 22, was already expecting her second child in February when she collapsed in her Nebraska home from a catastrophic ...

Breastfeeding cuts Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
According to a new study, breastfeeding can decrease a woman's risk of breast cancer recurring. Researchers said that it has been found again that breastfeeding is connected to lower risk of breast cancer. The study found that the breast cancer survivors are ...

Exposure to PFCs may be bad for Health
Many international scientists have authored the 'Madrid Statement', their take on the potential health and environmental dangers of certain chemicals used in almost everything from pizza boxes to outdoor clothing, carpets and furniture. They published the ...

New Blood Test Can Help Predict Cancer Up To 13 Years Prior To Development
Scientists have discovered that the changing lengths of blood telomeres may help predict the development of cancer years before the actual diagnosis. (Photo : Neeta Lind | Flickr). A recent study by scientists from the Northwestern University Feinberg School ...

Blessed Are The Poor: Homeless Person Donates To Church And Leaves A ...
Blessed Are The Poor: Homeless Person Donates To Church And Leaves A ...

Scientists warn of chemicals in pizza boxes, carpet care
A group of environmental scientists issued a warning Friday about commonly used chemicals known as PFASs. The chemicals, which go by the longer names of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl, are found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet treatments, ...

German Magazine Vangardist Prints Cover Using HIV-Positive Blood
The German publication "Vangardist" uses HIV-positive blood as ink for its May issue focusing on AIDS and HIV. The conversation now is not about eliminating the deadly viruses as much as it is about the provocative publishing approach. (Photo : Saatchi ...

Health news: Predicting cancer years ahead with a blood test?
Scientists at Northwestern and Harvard universities say they've made a discovery that could lead to a blood test to predict cancer years before it's diagnosed. They linked changes in blood cell telomeres — protective caps on DNA strands that are a biological ...

Iowa Declares State of Emergency As Bird Flu Outbreak Spreads
Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency for Iowa on Friday, citing risks from the rapidly spreading bird flu outbreak, Reuters reports. The announcement was made after officials identified the virus' presence at four new poultry farms. Iowa is the ...

Breastfeeding is not only good for the baby but also highly beneficial to the ...
Breastfeeding is not only good for the baby but also highly beneficial to the ...

Pregnant woman kept alive in coma for nearly 2 months to save baby
WATERLOO, Neb. — A woman who appeared to suffer a stroke while 22 weeks pregnant was able to give birth to a baby while in a coma after her family decided to keep the mother alive long enough for the child to be born. According to WOWT in Omaha, ...

Your pizza box has some dangerous chemicals also in it
A group of environmental scientists have warned today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives about commonly used chemicals called PFASs, which are used in several things we come across and use every day, like pizza boxes, where the ...

Texas High Schools See Spike In STDs
CRANE (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school. The Crane Independent School District sent a letter to parents of Crane High School students informing them that ...

Scientists show concern over chemicals in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags
Many people love gorging on mouth-watering food item pizza. It is recommended that consumption of pizza should be in limit in order to maintain good health. But hardly any pizza-lover could have realized that the chemicals in the takeout box could have ...

Baby born after mother's fatal stroke
While doctors say they were unable to save the mother… The took extreme measure to save her unborn child. Nicole Goodrich reports. In the eyes of his grandmother, baby angel is a legacy and a miracle. (Sue Korth, VP, COO Methodist Women's Hospital) ...

Breast Feeding Ladies Tend to Have Low Risk of Breast Cancer
In a new study published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute, woman who breast fed had a less chance of having breast cancer reoccur. The research has stated that breastfeeding has a strong protective effect on the body, with the protection being the ...

Tarrant County Resident Tests Negative for Ebola
A Tarrant County resident who recently returned home from a humanitarian trip to West Africa has tested negative for Ebola, according to Tarrant County Public Health. (NBC DFW) -- A Tarrant County resident who recently returned home from a humanitarian ...

A blood test that can spot cancer years before you may get it
In a research by scientists from Northwestern Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University, a distinct pattern in the changing lengths of telomeres was found. Telomeres are the protective end caps on strands of DNA. Researchers found the pattern across ...

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