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Patriots honor breast cancer victims, including Foxboro resident
More than 300 breast cancer survivors and their caregivers form a large pink ribbon during the Patriots Breast Cancer Awareness pregame ceremony Oct. 25, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. (Photos courtesy of the New England Patriots) ...

She occasionally ignores Type 2 diabetes, but it never ignores her
When my turn came last month, we had a blowout at Zahav in Center City, complete with specialty bourbon cocktails and the fixed-price menu, which included Israeli salads of sugary beets and carrots, hummus, pita bread, roasted lamb, and three different ...

A Plea for Compassion (or Reflections on Diabetes Awareness Month)
My mother was diagnosed with MS when I was five years old. She endured a long and devastating decline during a time when there were no treatments. Disease awareness was not on anyone's agenda, and I can't recall more than a few instances when I told ...

Frequent Visits to Fast-Food Chains linked to advertising about Free Toys and ...
Frequent Visits to Fast-Food Chains linked to advertising about Free Toys and ...

Medicare payments worth $ 257 million to be made by hospitals
457 hospitals are going to have to pay $ 257 million as Medicare payments since their doctors implanted heart devices which were in violation of the rules of the government as per an announcement from the Justice Department. The researchers from Duke ...

Chipotle Restaurants In Washington And Oregon Shut Down Following E. Coli Outbreak
E. Coli wipes out over 40 Chipotle locations in the Northwest. So far, 22 cases of food poisoning have been tied to six of the locations. (Photo : Joe Raedle | Getty). A string of 22 cases of E. Coli prompted the shuttering of every Chipotle in ...

Kids' TV Ads for Fast Food Work Just As They're Supposed To
Seemingly confirming the familiar warnings of pediatricians and other researchers, a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics finds that fast food commercials featuring toy giveaways led children to ask their parents to take them to the restaurants. And ...

Let's Just Calm Down About the Bubonic Plague—For Now
By now you're probably aware of the one-person bubonic plague outbreak that hath descended up a small Oregon county. This was confirmed by officials on Friday, who identified the victim as a teenager unfortunate enough to get bitten by a plague-bearing ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Sparked by Shorter Days
at Cigna dot com slash take control. Test Text1 plain ? It's called the weekend download. Information to help you get your weekend started right. For some people, seasonal affect ive disorder. Dr. Richard Besser is here. What is S.A.D.? It's full ...

Redmond Regional Medical Center included in cardiac settlement
More than 450 hospitals, including Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, will pay a total of more than $250 million to settle allegations that cardiac devices were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of the program's coverage requirements ...

Interrupted Sleep Causes Cranky Mood, Study Finds
A new study has found that being interrupted during sleep is worse than sleeping for a short duration. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University school of medicine discovered that awakening several times all through the night is more harmful to people ...

Ineffective Acne Treatments Lead To Antibiotic Resistance And Overuse
An analysis of medical records by researchers finds that patients with severe acne have been prescribed ineffective antibiotics to treat the condition. The delay in switching to a more powerful treatment plan creates a cycle of overuse among patients ...

UPDATE 3-Chipotle shuts Seattle, Portland stores after E. coli outbreak
(Adds previous outbreaks at other fast food chains). By Ransdell Pierson and Lisa Baertlein. NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Nov 1 (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Sunday it had closed all its restaurants in two West Coast markets due to a reported ...

Medicaid expansion in US slow as uninsured still plentiful
Medicaid expansion in US slow as uninsured still plentiful A special report from The New York Times took a statistical look at which U.S. states have taken advantage of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, and which states haven't. As the ...

San Francisco is where AIDS was first identified as a looming health crisis ...
San Francisco is where AIDS was first identified as a looming health crisis ...

Chipotle shuts Seattle, Portland stores after E. coli outbreak
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Sunday it had closed all its restaurants in two West Coast markets due to a reported outbreak of E. coli bacteria that is being investigated by the company and health authorities. "After being ...

WHO: More than 3.7 Billion People in the World Have Herpes
An estimated 3.7 billion people in the world under 50 are contaminated with the infectious herpes virus, according to the latest findings of the World Health Organization. In a study published by the WHO on Oct. 28, nearly two-thirds are reportedly ...

28 people died from West Nile virus in California this year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year. That's according to the latest data from the state Department of Public Health. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view ...

San Francisco Is Changing the Face of AIDS Treatment
World Health Organization has issued new guidelines for the treatment and prevention of HIV, calling on the rest of the world to do much of what San Francisco is already doing: every HIV patient should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they test ...

457 hospitals settle over false-claim violations on cardiac devices
In Georgia, more than 450 hospitals are being required to pay more than $250 million to settle accusations that in some instances cardiac devices, which violate the program's coverage requirements, were implanted in Medicare patients. According to ...

Detect breast cancer early
The report, in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine, is by three prominent cancer specialists and is based on federal statistics going back to the 1970s. Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end, Binns is making plans for what ...

Fast food TV ads linked to children eating more junk food: study
A photo illustration of a Happy Meal at McDonald's on November 3, 2010 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco became the first city in the nation to pass a law to control giving away free toys with unhealthy meals for children. The law requires ...

What do the new breast cancer screening guidelines recommend about when to ...
What do the new breast cancer screening guidelines recommend about when to ...

Exoskeleton research could allow paralyzed to turn and climb
Swiss sensory motor scientists are hoping to inspire a new generation of more flexible, less constraining, powered exoskeletons that improve the lives of the severely disabled and paralyzed. Metal exoskeleton suits worn outside the body, delivering ...

You probably have herpes, but that's really okay
According to a recent report by the World Health Organization, 2 out of 3 people under the age of 50 have Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1), more commonly known as oral herpes. That's a staggering 3.7 billion people with a (currently) incurable virus. But ...

Generous amount of $2.2 billion granted to Ryan White HIV/AIDS program
Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of HHS (Health & Human Services), has announced a generous contribution this year to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program amounting to $ 2.2 billion. The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act aims at ...

Chipotle Closes 43 Restaurants After E. Coli Outbreak Hospitalizes Customers
The end is here. Chipotle has closed 43 restaurants, and we don't know what to do with ourselves. Why did our favorite burrito get taken away from us from dozens of locations in Oregon and Washington? Because 22 cases of E. coli were discovered and ...

Guinness Is Changing Its Brewing Process Which Means You Won't Be Drinking ...
Guinness Is Changing Its Brewing Process Which Means You Won't Be Drinking ...

Mark Bittman: Why I Quit My Dream Job at the New York Times
Could there be a better week to form a company specializing in vegan meals? As everyone knows, the World Health Organization last week labeled processed meat a carcinogen and said red meat was probably dangerous as well. Not news, exactly, but a ...

Health: Most Toddlers Use Mobile Devices, According To New Research
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Most toddlers use mobile devices like a smart phone, according to new research from North Philadelphia. And significantly, for the first time, this study shows even poor children have portable devices, signaling an end to what's ...

Kids Who Have Puppies or Ponies May Have Lower Asthma Risk
Greyhound breeder Kevin Gant holds part of a litter of four week old puppies in Norfolk June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren. Filed Under: Tech & Science, puppies, ponies. Babies exposed to dogs and farm animals may be less likely to develop asthma by ...

Teens spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media
Teens are spending more than one-third of their days using media such as online video or music — nearly nine hours on average, according to a new study from the family technology education non-profit group, Common Sense Media. For tweens, those ...

Theranos' Holmes promises more transparency
SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled and innovative bloodwork biotech startup Theranos will step up its transparency in the wake of a slew of negative publicity, company founder Elizabeth Holmes told tech conference attendees Monday. Holmes, 31, told Fortune ...

Ground beef recalled due to possible E. coli
Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills. Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food ...

Breast Cancer Rates On The Rise Among Black Women
Cancer Screening (Photo : Reuters) New research suggests that breast cancer rates among African American women are continuing to increase, converging with rates among white women and closing a gap that had existed for decades. Breast cancer rates ...

Washington woman sues Chipotle over E. coli outbreak
A pedestrian walks past a closed Chipotle restaurant Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). SEATTLE (AP) - Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about ...

Sanofi and BioNTech Announce Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration and License ...
Sanofi and BioNTech Announce Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration and License ...

Pfizer partners with South Africa to produce pneumococcal vaccine
CAPE TOWN Global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has partnered with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce a potentially life-saving pneumonia vaccine for infants, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. According to the World Health Organisation, ...

5 things to know about Pacific Northwest E.coli outbreak
Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. About two dozen people have fallen ill and more were being tested. And at least one lawsuit has ...

One In Five Pediatricians Dismiss Unvaccinated Patients: Survey
A U.S. study found that one in five pediatricians in the county refuses to treat unvaccinated children. Twenty-one percent of pediatricians 'often' dismiss families who chose not to have their children vaccinated for personal or religious reasons ...

Survey reveals surprising facts about kids' online connections
A new report by Common Sense Media shows two-thirds of teens carry their own smartphones and other surprising facts about kids' online connections, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. Like many American families, the LaRues of Bethesda, ...

Guinness changes recipe to go vegan
Starting in 2016, the Irish beer will be fully vegan friendly for the first time since they started brewing beer 256 years ago, reports The Independent. ADVERTISEMENT. Guinness, like many other brewers, use isinglass, a by-product of the fishing ...

Middle-aged whites dying at an increasing rate
ConsumerAffairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide. He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and ...

Many preschoolers own tablets and smartphones
Many children under age five own their own smartphones and tablets, and they often use the devices without any supervision or help from their parents, a small U.S. study suggests. While the results - based on surveys of parents in 350 households in ...

Veterinarians remove eye of rescued squirrel
A rescued squirrel has successfully undergone an eye-removal surgery by Michigan veterinarians — thanks to the keen eye of another Detroit-area vet. The four-week old squirrel named Thelma was one of three found in a yard alone and brought to Dr ...

J&J, ViiV: 2 Injections Every Month or 2 Could Control HIV
Preliminary testing of two long-acting injectable drugs indicates it might be possible to keep HIV at bay indefinitely with injections every month or two. Johnson & Johnson and partner ViiV Healthcare, which specializes in HIV drugs, on Tuesday ...

Could soda break your heart?
(CNN) Guys, listen up: There's another reason to limit your intake of sugary or artificially sweetened sodas: It might contribute to heart failure. Researchers followed the food habits of 42,000 Swedish men over 12 years and found that men who drank at ...

Nearly 60 percent of Americans — the highest ever — are taking prescription ...
Nearly 60 percent of Americans — the highest ever — are taking prescription ...

Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracting a stroke-causing blood clot is better than just using a clot-busting drug for preserving brain function, a new analysis concludes. About 45 percent of patients who underwent the clot-removal ...

Health officials confirm more Chipotle E. Coli cases in Oregon
There are now at least 31 confirmed cases of people being sickened by E. coli in Oregon and Washington, a sharp increase in the number of people affected by an outbreak that has led to the popular fast casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill temporarily ...

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