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England, Wales Ban Smoking in Cars With Children Inside
Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke. The ban went into effect Thursday but police are not ...

ViroCap Test Detects Nearly All Viruses That Infect Humans And Animals
With Virocap, doctors do not have to know the virus that they are looking for making the new test valuable when the pathogen behind a disease is not known. (Photo : NIAID | Flickr). Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis have developed ...

Bit by a squirrel? There's now a code for that (W53.21XA)
(CNN) If you get hurt in a close encounter with a sea lion, injured at the library or burned when your water skis catch on fire for the second time, you are now in luck. Before today your doctor had no way to code for these specific injuries (W56.19XA ...

Driving while drugged now just as deadly as drunk driving
(CNN) Driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is on the rise in the United States, and could be involved in a large number of fatal accidents, a new report finds. The percentage of drivers who tested positive for marijuana or ...

How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges ...
How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges ...

FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug combination for skin cancer
Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its combination of two drugs to treat a form of skin cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company said on Thursday that the approval was based on a late-stage study that showed the ...

HIV/AIDS on rise amongst Sri Lankan youth: ministry
COLOMBO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday warned that the number of HIV/AIDS case was on the rise amongst the youth in the island nation. Quoting the ministry, local media reports said health authorities had identified some ...

Certain gut bacteria may be tied to asthma risk in babies
A new study suggests that certain gut microbes could be indicators of future asthma risk in babies. It's not clear that the microbes prevent asthma, per-say, so it's a bit early to start investing in baby probiotics. But the study is just the latest ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015: Here Are Products That Give 100 Percent to ...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015: Here Are Products That Give 100 Percent to ...

Wicker Awarded Cancer Advocacy Honor
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Photo courtesy Senator Roger Wicker Facebook page) ...

Patients Brace For Erroneous Bills In Today's Shift To New ICD-10 Medical Codes
From erroneous medical bills to denied health services, Americans may need patience grappling with insurance claims beginning today, the much-anticipated launch of tens of thousands of new government-mandated “ICD-10” codes used to describe ...

High School Student Caleigh Steele Creates Photography Project to Support ...
High School Student Caleigh Steele Creates Photography Project to Support ...

All people with HIV should get anti-retroviral drugs
“WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for anti-retroviral therapy (ART)”, the statement said, adding that the revised guidelines were a product of recent findings from clinical trials. UNAIDS reaffirms the importance of respecting a person's ...

Baby born without a complete skull defies the odds
(CNN) Jaxon Buell was born without a large part of his skull and brain. Doctors told Brandon and Brittany Buell their son wouldn't live past a few weeks. In August, the family celebrated his first birthday. Jaxon Buell. After many months of tests and ...

If the face fits: science of attraction is based on personal experience – study
Contestants for a Miss World beauty pageant, pose for the cameras. While the beauty world is often accused of homogeny of looks, new research shows what is considered attractive in a face varies widely. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA. Ian Sample Science ...

Hospitals flip the ICD-10 switch, adding 68000 ways to tell you're sick
Linda Reed, the CIO at Atlantic Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in New Jersey, is hoping today's changeover to the new ICD-10 medical coding system will be like Y2K -- all build up, no catastrophe. "We know there will be issues ...

Greeting cards to help comfort a woman who experienced miscarriage
Grief may be a universal experience, but each person grapples with loss in their own unique way. As a psychologist specializing in women's reproductive health, Dr. Jessica Zucker knows this adage well. But it suddenly became deeply physically and ...

Mayor says poor women and children first in line for water filters
FLINT, MI -- Women and children receiving public assistance will be among the first city residents to get free water filters, Mayor Dayne Walling says. "A few thousand families are particularly vulnerable, like women and children who are on public ...

Car Smoking Ban Takes Effect in the U.K.
Adults will face a fine if they get caught smoking with kids in the car. A man smokes a cigarette at his car's window as holiday-makers drive at slow. Drivers who smoke in their car with children could be fined up to £50 – about $75 – under a a new law ...

First Human Case of West Nile Virus this year in Solano County
Public health officials confirmed today the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Solano County for 2015. “The person is an adult resident of Suisun City and is now home after a hospitalization for West Nile Virus-associated meningitis ...

Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 5 million Swedish men and women suggests that the taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer. For every 4 additional inches of adult height, the study found that cancer risk was ...

Legionnaires' Bacteria Regrew in Bronx Cooling Towers That Were Disinfected
The 15 water-cooling towers that were found to be contaminated this week amid a new cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases had been disinfected less than two months ago, New York City officials said on Thursday, raising questions about how successful ...

New test able to detect wide range of viruses in human body
A new test known as ViroCap can detect viruses at a much higher rate than standard testing. 13. SHARES. ShareTweetSubscribe. GoogleWhatsappDiggLinkedinRedditStumbleuponDeliciousTumblrBufferMail. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter of the ...

Deadly piglet virus may have entered US on 'reusable' feed bags-USDA
CHICAGO Oct 1 The deadly piglet virus that killed millions of U.S. pigs over the past two years may have entered the country on large bags typically used to transport feed and other bulk products, the Agriculture Department said. The report, released ...

Daily Talker: Smoking Banned In Cars With Children
Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke. The ban went into effect yesterday but police are not ...

Drugs, Profits, and Civic Duty
In a move that shocked many people and media outlets, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli increased the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750. Daraprim is a prescription medication that is used to treat a variety or parasitic infections ...

How gut bacteria can predict asthma in children
You don't need to be a foodie for your gut to have a great influence on your health. It seems that every week, there is a new study that finds new ways in which your gut's bacteria are linked to diseases. A new study, published in the journal Science ...

Psychotherapy is Not as Efficient as Claimed For Depression
The highly touted psychotherapy is not as efficient as claimed for depression, a new study claims after researchers perused through a series of unpublished papers. 6.7% of adults in American suffer from MDD; Psychotherapy is 25% less effective than ...

Researchers Say "Phubbing" Can Damage Romantic Relationships
Your cell phone may be what's ruining your romantic relationship with your partner, and there's scientific evidence to prove it. Research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business confirms that cell phones are damaging romantic relationships ...

Five things women should know about breast cancer
UC San Francisco's Dr. Laura Esserman leads the Athena Breast Health Network. Credit: Susan Merrell/UC San Francisco. Dr. Laura Esserman is filled with hope this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The UC San Francisco surgeon is gearing up for a ...

Not mom's weight loss: For millennials, more than diet and exercise at play
(CNN) It's a never-ending battle: You diet and exercise, but can't shed the pounds. You can at least take comfort in a new study that suggests many other factors, including stress and pollution, could be conspiring to make weight loss harder today than ...

Hospitals flip ICD-10 switch, adding 68000 ways to tell you're sick
Today, medical offices across the country will start using a new coding system that has been both a punchline and a boogeyman for the last two years. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases, or ICD, is the language that allows doctors ...

Tall Women Have Higher Cancer Risk
Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden. For every 10 centimeters (four inches) over one meters in height, the odds of ...

Amicus to delay filing for US marketing rights for lead drug
Amicus Therapeutics Inc said it was unlikely to submit a U.S. marketing application for its lead drug, to treat Fabry disease, by the end of 2015 as expected, after U.S. health regulators asked for a more comprehensive analysis of trial data. Amicus's ...

Study: Taller Height Linked To Increased Cancer Risk
People who are taller may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer and skin cancer, according to a new study. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images). Related Tags: breast cancer, cancer risk, Skin Cancer, tall people. CBS Atlanta (con't). Affordable ...

Kansas Lawmakers Respond to Oregon Shooting
Eyewitness News reached out the the Kansas Congressional Delegation asking how they think mass shootings can be stopped, and if there is a political solution. Here are the responses we have received so far: Sen. Pat Roberts (R): “To truly address the ...

Talk Therapy's Effectiveness For Depression Is Overstated, Study Says
According to a new study, previous printed scientific literature concerning psychotherapy–also known as “talk therapy”–has grossly over stated the therapy's benefits for depression treatment. This doesn't mean that talk therapy doesn't work, “it just ...

6 effective ways to support a breast cancer patient
One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her life, so it's likely you will know a friend or family member on this journey. What's the best way to help? Do you talk about the disease or ignore the elephant in the room ...

Amicus Sees Delay in US Approval Of Drug
Amicus Therapeutics Inc. FOLD -53.53 % lost more than half its market value Friday after the drug maker said it has delayed plans to seek U.S. approval of its treatment for a rare genetic disorder because of questions from regulators. The Cranbury, N.J ...

'It's A Breast Thing' fundraiser is Oct. 6 at Eagle Eye
LANSING — Gilligan's Island, Star Trek, I Dream of Jeannie and other old television favorites will take center stage at the “It's A Breast Thing” fundraiser on Oct. 6. “TV Shows of the '60s” is the theme for the eighth annual event, held to help ...

UPDATE 3-US FDA expands approval of Merck's Keytruda to lung cancer
(Adds analyst comment, updates share prices). By Deena Beasley and Natalie Grover. Oct 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Merck & Co Inc's immunotherapy, Keytruda, for patients with the most common form of lung ...

VIDEO: Woman Captures Husband's Tears of Joy When She Tells Him She's Pregnant ...
VIDEO: Woman Captures Husband's Tears of Joy When She Tells Him She's Pregnant ...

Burned by flaming water-skis? Bitten by a macaw? There's A New Medical Code
So you've been burned by flaming water skis? Attacked by an orca? Sucked into a jet engine? Try to remember the details for your doctor, because there's now a medical code for your condition. The crazy-sounding diagnostic codes are part of a huge ...

Late bedtimes for teens could lead to weight gain over time
Researchers say there's another reason to hit the hay early: going to bed later during the workweek is associated with weight gain over time, according to a study published in the October issue of the journal Sleep. A team of researchers analyzed data ...

Legionella Bacteria Found At Hauppauge High School Cooling Tower
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hauppauge High School on Long Island has become the latest institution to find legionella bacteria in its cooling towers. The Hauppauge School District superintendent sent a letter to parents, telling them the ...

Your height may be a clue to cancer risk
A study of more than 5 million Swedish men and women suggests that the taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer. For every 4 additional inches of adult height, the study found that cancer risk was linked to an 18 percent increased cancer risk in ...

St. Jude gets FDA warning letter for Atlanta facility
Heart device maker St. Jude Medical Inc received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said that various devices of the company manufactured at its Atlanta plant are adulterated. The health regulator in a letter dated Sept ...

'Pphubbing' may be hurting your relationship
New research from Baylor University has found that “pphubbing” — or, “partner phone snubbing” — is ruining relationships. Researchers said that partners feel a greater disconnect when their partner snubs them for their phone. More than 46 percent of ...

Groups for blacks, Hispanic woman offer support, care, information for those ...
Groups for blacks, Hispanic woman offer support, care, information for those ...

Beauty Really Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: Perception Of Attractiveness ...
Beauty Really Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: Perception Of Attractiveness ...

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