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Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between ...

How painful will health care costs be in 2016?
The once-torrid growth rate of health care costs has slowed markedly, at least for now, and should maintain a more languid pace into the New Year and beyond. But why? The answer ranges far beyond the ebbing of general price escalation for other things, ...

5 ways you're sabotaging your weight-loss resolutions
This week, nearly half of all Americans will resolve to make 2016 the year they get fitter, faster and reach their feel-great weights. Indeed, weight loss and exercising continue to be among the most popular New Year's vows, according to a Marist Poll ...

Novel Gene-editing technique capable of stopping progression of DMD
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a new gene technology that has stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice. If the technique is advanced then the technique could lead to one of the ...

Ban on Rock and Dungeness Crabs Partially Lifted
California's rock and Dungeness crabs were completely banned during the holiday season in 2015. The reason was that excessive levels of toxic algae was found offshore and could have led to poisoning. However, the good news came when the state health ...

This New App decodes Baby's Crying
Parents of newborns or almost every first-time parents face difficulty in handing their baby while the baby is crying. But now, it seems the time has come to end all the difficulties as a new app recently developed by researchers can help to decode ...

Hospital Birth is Safer for Baby Compared to giving Birth at Home
The practice of giving birth at home is very common in poor countries, but the new study of Oregon births state that the practice comes with a slight increased risk of death to the baby in the United States but a lower likelihood of a C-section. Though ...

Woman claims her body brews alcohol, has her DUI charge dismissed.
(CNN) Imagine being charged with a DUI when it's been hours since you've had a drink, only to later discover that your body brews its own alcohol. That's what happened to an upstate New York woman when she blew a blood alcohol level more than four ...

Meet three other big restaurants that dealt with E. coli outbreaks
Meet three other big restaurants that dealt with E. coli outbreaks There's been so much said about Chipotle Mexican Grill and the recent E. coli outbreaks that have sickened more than 50 people and caused 43 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest alone ...

New Year resolution to lose weight? Ditch the fad diets, say experts
After the culinary excesses of the festive season, it is no surprise that one of the most common New Year resolutions is to lose weight. And while reaching a healthy weight can take commitment and willpower, there are some tried and tested approaches ...

U.S. Army Needs Volunteers to Eat MREs for 3 Weeks
The Army is conducting a study on how MREs affect gut health. (Photo : Wiki Commons). Have you ever wondered what soldiers eat? If so, a new study will not only tell you, it will pay you to taste it. The U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine is ...

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Resolutions
For many people, the forces that drive the weight gain are much more complex. (Representational image). This week, nearly half of all Americans will resolve to make 2016 the year they get fitter, faster and reach their feel-great weights. Indeed ...

CA Health Advisory Lifted on Dungeness and Rock Crabs
dungrock2 The health advisory regarding Dungeness and rock crabs caught along the coast between the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Line and Latitude 35° 40′ N (near Piedras Blancas Light Station, in San Luis Obispo County) is being lifted along the ...

Woman Claims Her Body Brews Alcohol, Has DUI Charge Dismissed
HAMBURG, N.Y. — Imagine being charged with a DUI when it's been hours since you've had a drink, only to later discover that your body brews its own alcohol. That's what happened to an upstate New York woman when she blew a blood alcohol level more ...

Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico
(CNN) Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island's first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to the rise of a serious neurological disorder among newborns in Brazil. "There is no reason for alarm, and the public should ...

Experts: Get vaccinated though flu season looks mild
A 37 percent year-over-year drop in San Diego County's number of confirmed flu cases hints that this may be a mild season. But with three influenza-related deaths already tallied this season and the traditional peak time for infections less than a ...

2 baby boys fighting for title of first newborn of 2016 in NYC
Happy newborn! Two babies born at the stroke of midnight are battling for the title of first tyke of 2016. Zayden Noel, with the exactness of a Swiss watch, arrived exactly at midnight on New Year's Day, just as the crystal ball fell in Times Square ...

Researchers develop app that understands baby's cries
Researchers develop app that understands baby's cries Remember that Simpsons episode where Homer's formerly estranged half-brother gets rich off a baby monitor that could translate a baby's cries into actual words? You probably do if you were alive and ...

First baby is a late arrival
Tallahassee's first baby of 2016 was a late arrival. Bentley Welch was due Christmas Day, but waited until the New Year to meet his parents. And even then the little guy took his time. Amber Welch went into labor at 9:00 a.m., New Year's Eve and ...

Western diet's reliance on sugar increases breast cancer risk
Scientists found high sucrose and fructose intake in mice led to increased risk for breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs. By Stephen Feller | Jan. 1, 2016 at 4:27 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter. The Western diet ...

Gene editing technique offers hope for those with muscular dystrophy
The technique has only been used in mice, but it is full of promise. A gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9 , has been used to improve faulty genes in adult mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy leading to improvements in their muscle function ...

South Mississippians share their New Year's resolutions
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -. New Year, New You is the saying. And the most popular resolution to go along with that is to lose weight. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Get fit for the new year. If there are three people in your house tonight, the statistics ...

Healthy New Year's Resolutions Aren't Just for Adults
If you've been wanting to talk to your kids about healthy habits for life, New Year's resolutions are the perfect place to start, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP has released a list of age-specific resolutions, for kids from ...

21 achievable New Year's resolutions for your health
(CNN) — If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution. But once the champagne flutes are back on the shelf, it's hard to make that pledge stick. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of resolution makers are still on ...

Justice Department investigates Blue Bell Creameries over listeria response
(CNN) Blue Bell Creameries is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its handling of the ice cream contamination linked to 10 reported cases of listeriosis, a U.S. official has confirmed to CNN. Three of those believed to be ...

Local experts weigh in on the tradition of forming New Year's Resolutions
Roger Dykstra works out on the row machine at Planet Fitness New Years day. Dykstra started going to the gym four years ago and is still going strong.. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald. Local experts weigh in on the tradition of forming New Year's ...

Sugar And Cancer: Western-Style Diet Increases Risk Of Tumor Growth
One 12-ounce can of soda already puts you over the limit for your recommended amount of added sugar, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Photo : Facebook ). High amounts of dietary sugar, which are more common of a Western-style diet, ...

California twins born in two different years
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- A baby girl and boy arrived one minute before and two minutes after the new year at a San Diego hospital. Jaelyn Valencia was born at 11:59 p.m. New Year's Eve at San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in Mission Valley, ...

New York Woman Beats DWI Charge With Auto-Brewery Syndrome Defense
A woman in upstate New York, whose identity was not released, was pulled over by police while driving back to her house after she'd had some drinks with her husband while out at a restaurant. Instead of whisking her off to the drunk tank or jail, the ...

Brazil fears rise in birth defects is linked to mosquito-borne virus
Felipe Dana Brothers' bond: Elison, 10, watched as his baby brother Jose Wesley got a bath from their mother, Solange Ferreira in Poco Fundo, Brazil. Jose Wesley was born with an abnormally small head, known as microcephaly, that often results in ...

San Diego twin babies born in different years
Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. San Diego Twins with Different Birthdays. KGTV. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. SAN DIEGO - A pair of San ...

Western-style Fructose May Be Blamed For Fueling Cancer Growth
Fructose, a type of sugar, may be blamed for fueling the growth of cancer, finds a new research. The research paper published in the journal Cancer Research has shown a possible mechanism as to... Fructose, a type of sugar, may be blamed for fueling ...

Aim Low: The Way To Make New Years Resolutions Work
The temptation is to go big with dreams of changing your life—but that could be setting you up for more disappointment. There's something about the first few minutes of Jan. 1 that convinces you to resolve to improve yourself in the coming year ...

Gyms are full with New Year resolutions of fitness, health
OMAHA, Neb. —Each year more than 50 percent of people make their New Year's resolution are aiming to get fit and stay healthy. Group fitness classes are full and gym memberships are soaring. "To have more strength and more energy is what I'm looking ...

Coke and Ketchup common in Western diet has dangerous levels of sugar to ...
Coke and Ketchup common in Western diet has dangerous levels of sugar to ...

California twins ring out and ring in the new year
A pair of California twins were born minutes — but also years — apart, according to news reports. Maribel Valencia, 22, gave birth to Jaelyn Valenica at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve, according to the Associated Press. Two minutes later, Jaelyn's twin ...

Judge dismisses DUI charge as woman claims that body brews alcohol
Bizarre as it may sound, this is exactly what happened to a New York woman after she was charged with DUI. In fact, it was several hours after she had her last drink that she was charged under DUI, and yet the level of blood alcohol in her body was ...

Twins Born In Different Years Deliver Quirky Tax Result For Parents
Maribel Valencia, 22, and her husband, Luis, became parents in 2015. And again in 2016. Maribel Valencia delivered twin babies at San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center over the weekend but the twins have different birthdays. Jaelyn, a girl ...

Bingham Memorial Hospital welcomes the New Year's baby
BLACKFOOT — Here she is. Weighing in at 9 pounds, 6ounces and measuring 22 inches-long, Addy Jo Hicks was the first baby born at Bingham Memorial Hospital in 2016 arriving two weeks early at 3:25 a.m. on Jan. 1. The New Year's baby made her first ...

Doctor: Flu Season Off to Late Start
ASHEVILLE - An unseasonably warm fall and winter may have affected another season, flu season, says a local doctor. “We've actually been seeing very little in the way of flu. [It's] kind of surprising compared to the last couple of years,” said Dr ...

Fitness manager says most people usually get gym memberships in January
When it comes to New Year's resolutions, they have different shapes and sizes. The resolution of losing weight, getting back into shape is among the most common resolutions and starts with a gym membership and a huge of will power. Local fitness ...

Two-year twins: Babies born Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in San Diego
This Jan. 1, 2016 photo provided by Kaiser Permanente San Diego shows Maribel Valencia holding her newborn twins Jaelyn, right, and Luis Salgado, who were born just minutes apart, but in different years. Jaelyn was born in the last minute of New Year's ...

High Sugar Intake Can Lead to Increased Breast Cancer Risk
A new study has shown that besides being responsible for cavities and a thicker waistline, sugar, especially fructose, could also lead to an increased risk of breast tumors and breast cancer. A research paper published in the journal Cancer Research ...

Great! Oregonians can now get Birth Control Pills Prescribed by Pharmacists
Happy New Year has come up with a small gift for ladies of California and Oregon, making their life little easier. As per a new law issued on January 1, pharmacists are now allowed to prescribe birth control pills in Oregon. Oregon is the first US ...

Making New Year's resolutions in 2016
The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis has voted against recommending in-state cultivation of marijuana to produce the low-THC that is now legal to possess in Georgia by those with certain medical conditions. All Local Stories ...

Raipur welcomes 2016 with many New Year's resolutions
As the New Year dawns, all of us strive to make a resolution to better ourselves in one way or another. As much as we are adamant on the 31st of the passing year and 1st of the new one, we, more often than not, bury our 'once' out-to resolutions on the ...

How Uganda Came To Earn High Marks For Quality Of Death
Food coloring, water, a preservative and a pound of morphine powder. These are the ingredients in Dr. Anne Merriman's recipe for liquid morphine. "It's easier than making a cake," says Merriman, a British palliative care specialist who founded Hospice ...

This cancer treatment works like a flu shot
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. A cancer-treating drug that works like a flu shot is getting closer to approval. The treatment works like a vaccine. It takes a cancer patient's tumor cells ...

Resolutions for the new year
Happy New Year! Everyone in the past week has been running around figuring out what sort of resolutions they are promising for the new year. Unfortunately, by the end of February, most resolutions will fail or people will give up hope. There is usually ...

Slow start to flu season in Utah, but worse yet to come
Influenza season is upon us in Utah, and state health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot to help to protect themselves against a potentially deadly disease. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Posted: Sunday ...

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