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Cuba first to ​end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important victory ...
Cuba first to ​end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important victory ...

FDA moves to add warnings, child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine
(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to add exposure warning labels and child-resistant packaging to liquid nicotine. The agency posted a 15-page "notice of proposed rulemaking" on its website Tuesday, requesting "comments, data, ...

Study Examines Potential Link Between PTSD and Heart Attack in Women
A new study examines that women who have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder in the past are at a far greater risk for heart attacks than women who had never experienced anything like that. As a matter of fact the study shows that both heart attack ...

Over 2.4 mn worldwide without sanitation: UN
Over 2.4 million people worldwide are still without sanitation, including 946 million who are compelled to defecate in the open, a United Nations assessment said on Wednesday. The assessment done by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United ...

In Twitter rant, Jim Carrey rips Calif. gov as 'fascist'
While some people may not be sure how they feel about California's new vaccination law, Jim Carrey is definitely against it. The actor, 53, spoke strongly against the law, and California Governor Jerry Brown on Twitter Tuesday, calling the governor a ...

Drinking too much Orange or Grapefruit juice? Citrus may be increasing chances ...
Drinking too much Orange or Grapefruit juice? Citrus may be increasing chances ...

Doctors and hospitals get $6.49bn from pharma and medtech firms
US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial links between the companies and the people who prescribe their products. The data range from the ...

Liberia Announces 2 More Confirmed Ebola Cases
Monrovia: Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. "Two more people have been confirmed positive. These people had ...

Researchers find sugary drinks linked to thousands of deaths
More bad news for those who consume sugary drinks. Experts now say they could be linked to as many as 184,000 deaths worldwide every year. Researchers at Tufts University looked at dozens of surveys from more than 50 countries.They found sugary ...

Report Finds Survival Rate For Cardiac Arrest 'Dismal'
WASHINGTON (CBS DC)– Officials are calling for more awareness for sudden cardiac arrest, the No. 3 killer of Americans. CBS News reports The Institute of Medicine is calling for a national campaign to fight cardiac arrest, which has a survival rate of ...

'Epi' injection may still be good after a freeze
(Reuters Health) - Epinephrine might still have its life-saving potential even if it freezes and thaws out while you're backpacking in the dead of winter, an experimental study finds. “It's definitely a small study, but it gives us pretty conclusive ...

Cuba ends mother-to-child HIV transmissions
Cuba is the first country to eliminate the transmission of the AIDS virus from mothers to children, according to a statement released Tuesday by the World Health Organization . "We expect Cuba to be the first of many countries coming forward to seek ...

UPDATE 3-Liberia finds second Ebola case, raising fears of resurgence
... * Second case was neighbour of deceased teenager. * More than 100 contacts of teenager identified-WHO. * Ebola has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa (Adds details, quotes, writes through). By James Harding Giahyue. NEDOWEIN, Liberia ...

Examining citrus fruit consumption and skin cancer
Using data from two long-term studies of women and men, researchers found a potential link between citrus consumption and malignant melanoma of the skin. But the study did not test whether citrus fruit was the cause of the skin cancers,; more work will ...

With Twitter rant on new vaccine law, Jim Carrey jumps into debate on ethical ...
With Twitter rant on new vaccine law, Jim Carrey jumps into debate on ethical ...

US campaign highlights stress of fireworks on combat veterans
Every Independence Day for the past eight years, Shawn Gourley and her family have left their Indiana home for remote campgrounds to escape the fireworks that trigger her veteran husband's wartime memories. Gourley's husband Justin, who served in the ...

Injecting This Drug Helps Patients Lose Weight
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say that the only injectable weight loss drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) helps people to lose more than 12 pounds, more than twice as much as people ...

Sports health experts advise against drinking water when you don't feel like it
Drinking water It is necessary to stay hydrated when you are exercising, but you must keep a check on the amount of water that you consume when you are performing physical activities. The International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus ...

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' tracks blood sugar, releases insulin
An algorithm monitors glucose levels, determining when a patient's body is in need of insulin. By Stephen Feller | July 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter · share with google. In clinical studies for the ...

Too Much Water During Exercise May Lead To Health Issues, Study
Hydration is very important. That is something that most people understand inherently and certainly something that we continue to learn more and more about. Dehydration can be associated to many health issues, but there is often confusion as to what ...

Tanning Bed Use Falls
Use of tanning beds declined to 4.2 percent of American adults in 2013, down from 5.5 percent in 2010, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, published in a report in JAMA Dermatology, showed broad ...

Mosquito Population Surges, Raises Concerns Of West Nile
DENVER (CBS4)– The mosquito population along the Front Range is ready to surge and with that so are concerns for the West Nile virus. “I'm always wary of bugs that are around,” said mother Kim while protecting her 8-month-old daughter, Hannah, from ...

Jim Carrey, Please Shut Up About Vaccines
Jeffrey Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME. The erstwhile Ace Ventura sounds off about vaccines. Spoiler alert: he's wrong. Say this for the anti-vax clown car: it never seems to run out of new punchinellos to climb inside. If it's not scientific ...

Public education, training needed to reduce deaths from cardiac arrest, new ...
Public education, training needed to reduce deaths from cardiac arrest, new ...

Hospitals And Doctors Received $6.5 Billion From Drug And Medical Device ...
Hospitals And Doctors Received $6.5 Billion From Drug And Medical Device ...

1 dead after Ebola reappears in Liberia
More than 10,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, mostly in the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Key Facts. A man in Liberia died from Ebola seven weeks after is ...

Citrus Fruits Linked to a Deadly Type of Skin Cancer
Many studies have already tried to convince us to eat and drink natural citrus fruits as they have abundant vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C. However, a new study suggests that this is counter-productive. Worse, it can increase the risk of a ...

Liberia confirms third Ebola case in new outbreak
MONROVIA Liberia confirmed a third new case of the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday, as the disease has re-emerged in recent days nearly two months after the outbreak was declared over in the West African nation. The discovery of new cases undermines ...

How your brain forms memories unveiled
A team of researchers has made a spectacular discovery, for the first time in human studies, of how memories are formed and new learning takes place. By: ANI | July 2, 2015 3:43 pm. G+. A team of researchers has made a spectacular discovery, for the ...

Weight-loss surgery better than diet and exercise in treating type 2 diabetes ...
Weight-loss surgery better than diet and exercise in treating type 2 diabetes ...

Bacteria Yersinia pestis transform from mild to Murderous
The bacteria Yersinia pestis is responsible for causing devastating misery on humankind over the centuries. Due to the bacteria, an estimated 200 million or even more people have died. Not only this, it has also been held responsible for causing the ...

Mother's fury at Jim Carrey for using autistic son's picture in Jerry Brown ...
Mother's fury at Jim Carrey for using autistic son's picture in Jerry Brown ...

Weight loss drug shows promise, but with side effects
Some are calling liraglutide, a new drug approved for weight loss a “gamechanger” in the fight against obesity, but a new study finds the drug also carries significant side effects. Liraglutide, marketed under the name Saxenda, is an injectable ...

The good, the bad and the creamy: Where newly banned trans fats hide
Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., is a registered dietitian in the Nutritional Services department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas. (CNN) Trans-fatty acids (trans fats) are making headlines again. The Food and Drug Administration recently banned ...

Study Reignites Calls for Worldwide Controls on Sugary Drinks
A report that blames sugary drinks for almost 200,000 deaths worldwide every year has just been published in Circulation, with the authors emphasizing "a need for strong, global prevention programs." "This isn't just rich countries," said senior author ...

FDA to evaluate risk of codeine cough and cold meds for children
(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration says it will take a closer look at cough and cold medicines for children that contain codeine. "We are evaluating all available information and will also consult with external experts by convening an advisory ...

Reaction to Smells May Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests
It may be possible to diagnose autism by giving children a sniff test, a new study suggests. Most people instinctively take a big whiff when they encounter a pleasant smell and limit their breathing when they encounter a foul smell. Children with ...

Injectable diabetes medicine drives down weight, too, research finds
The diabetes medication liraglutide helped more than twice as many obese subjects in a clinical trial lose 5% of their body weight, and more than three times as many lose a tenth of their body weight, compared with subjects taking a placebo, according ...

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds – WebMD
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Georgia dentist office defends 'papoose' restraint after parent - KATV ...
Georgia dentist office defends 'papoose' restraint after parent - KATV ...

Treat 'whole person' by bringing behavioral health into primary care: docs
(Reuters Health) - In a new position paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) lays out six strategies for bringing mental health and substance abuse care into primary care to better treat each patient as “a whole person.” Mental and behavioral ...

Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk Revealed in New Study
There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color. People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of ...

Plague Causing Bacteria Yersinia Pestis Was Once Harmless
(Photo : Flickr) Animal studies involving mice have shown that the bacteria that causes the plague was once not deadly. Incidentally, rodents were blamed for spreading the disease. Examining the genetic evolution of the Yersinia Pestis, the bacteria ...

This new body art trend is bonkers
THANKS to countless government campaigns, Australians are very aware of the dangers and perils of sunburn. Apparently the rest of the world, not so much. A bizarre new trend known as sunburn art is catching on with people intentionally using the sun's ...

Sniffing could provide autism test
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel. People spend longer inhaling the delightful aroma of a bouquet of roses than the foul stench of rotting fish. The results of tests on 36 ...

Gene therapy stabilises lungs of cystic fibrosis patients
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial. Their lungs showed no decline, on average, after they inhaled healthy copies of the gene that causes CF once a month for a year, results published ...

A Brain-Eating Parasite Has Killed a 21-Year-Old California Woman
Public health officials have confirmed that a brain-eating amoeba caused the death of a 21-year-old woman in eastern California last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. The woman contracted the parasite on private property in the town of Bishop ...

Measles death in Washington state 1st in US since 2003
A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the ...

Vertex drug gets FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals' latest cystic fibrosis drug, offering new hope for about 8,500 of the 30,000 Americans who suffer from the life-threatening genetic disease. The Boston company said it expects ...

Saxenda: This Diabetes Drug Helps Promote Weight Loss, But There's A Catch
The diabetes drug Saxenda appears to be highly effective in treating obesity in a new study. So, what is the problem with using the treatment in the midst of an obesity epidemic? (Photo : Tanvir Alam | Flickr). Saxenda is a treatment for diabetes that ...

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