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Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?
THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may ...

Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 16, 2015, file photo, a woman sits next to an umbrella while looking out toward the ocean in Folly Beach, S.C. That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think. Even after regulators updated ...

Florida beach update: Latest on Gulf Coast; Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas water reports
Eight beaches in the Florida Panhandle currently have health advisory due to higher levels of fecal bacteria in the water, according to officials with the Florida Department of Public Health. Water at the remainder of Panhandle beaches is clear and ...

What You Need To Know About Eating Raw Cookie Dough, Uncooked Flour Products
When ice cream alone is not enough, nothing satisfies like frozen gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough. Butter, chocolate, and a combination of granulated sugar and molasses send satisfying impulses from your tongue directly to your brain, even before ...

Clinics Selling Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies'
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OSHA fines California food company after worker's fatal fall in N.J.
A California-based food manufacturing and distribution company will be fined over $100,000 for violations at a Jersey City warehouse where a worked fell to his death in December. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health ...

Breast Cancer Gene Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too
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Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer's-Related Protein From Nerve Cells
Healthline We want to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. With the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple in the United States by 2050, there is an urgent need to identify effective treatments for ...

What California's cigarette tax could mean for smokers
California will vote on whether to add a $2 tax increase per cigarette pack. Who would the tax impact? By Simone McCarthy, Staff July 1, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. A smoker puts out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. This week ...

General Mills Expands Flour Recall After Newly Reported Illness
General Mills Inc. GIS 0.87 % said it was expanding its recall of flour products to those produced last fall following a newly reported illness. The food producer said it has added products with “better if used by” dates of Aug. 9 or later to the list ...

6 Sunscreen Myths That Need To Be Debunked Immediately — PHOTOS
You think you know everything you need to about sun protection — but do you really? There are plenty of sunscreen myths out there that could be wasting your time, or worse, actually harming your skin. But don't panic, because I spoke to a ...

First human case of West Nile Virus for 2016 reported in Pa
HARRISBURG, Pa – Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2016 has been detected in an Indiana County woman. The Departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents ...

Hysterectomies may be advisable for women at high risk of uterine cancer
Led by Duke's Dr. Noah Kauff, study shows strong link between BRCA-1 and aggressive uterine cancer. Doctors, patients should discuss risks, benefits of having hysterectomies. By Karen Garloch. [email protected] · LinkedIn · Google+ ...

Unapproved stem cell companies thriving in America
Most people think experimental medical procedures are being done elsewhere, perhaps in countries where lawlessness or less supervision rule. However, two researchers who conducted a keyword-based Internet search and analysis discovered 351 ...

Analysis finds hundreds of US clinics selling unapproved stem cell treatments
(CNN) Most people think experimental medical procedures are being done elsewhere, perhaps in countries where lawlessness or less supervision rule. However, two researchers who conducted a keyword-based Internet search and analysis discovered 351 ...

Vermont reports 1st human West Nile virus case since 2013
The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed the year's first case of human illness due to West Nile virus. The Windsor County resident became ill in mid-June, and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, a more serious form of the illness ...

Minnesota marks medical marijuana milestone
Minneapolis -- Minnesota's medical cannabis program turned one year old Friday, on the same day eligibility expanded to a new group of patients. Early proponents celebrated the anniversary by sharing success stories with the media. "It's meant so much ...

Officials: Many sunscreens fall short
Even after regulators updated standards, tests have shown many sunscreens provide far less protection than advertised. Loading… Post to Facebook. Officials: Many sunscreens fall short Even after regulators updated standards, tests have shown many ...

State warns: Protect yourself from mosquito's bite
As the Fourth of July approaches and Oregonians head outdoors, public health officials advised people Friday to take general precautions against mosquitoes to avoid a possible risk of West Nile virus infection. Historically, warm weather leads to ...

Pennsylvania reports 1st human West Nile virus case in an Indiana County woman
Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2016 has been detected in an Indiana County woman. The Departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to ...

Community-Based Care Can Reduce The Stigma Of Mental Illness
Mental illness has been part of human society throughout recorded history, but how we care for people with mental disorders has changed radically, and not always for the better. In Colonial days, settlers lived in sparsely populated rural communities ...

Homemade Sunscreen Is a Definite Don't
As you head into Fourth of July weekend, chances are your plans call for plenty of outdoor time—which means they should also call for plenty of sunscreen. But if you're considering whipping up some homemade sunscreen while you're prepping potato salad ...

You should never eat cookie dough — period.
Always cook your cookies. The Food and Drug Administration warned this week that Americans shouldn't eat cookie dough or other raw batters, even if it's egg-free, due to the risk of contracting the E. coli virus. Many might think it's the risk of ...

Blood Donations Needed to Maintain Summer Supply
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially ...

Big Business Could Eventually Dominate the Marijuana Industry -- Here's Why
The growth of legal marijuana over the past two decades has been nothing short of phenomenal. Following the lawmaker-led legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and Ohio, half of all U.S. states now have laws on the books supporting a legal ...

Help with the high cost of hepatitis C drugs
After legal battles and lobbying efforts, thousands of people with hepatitis C are gaining earlier access to expensive drugs that can cure this condition. States that limited access to the medications out of concern over sky-high prices have begun to ...

There's a Huge Unregulated Stem Cell Industry in the US
A map of all the clinics offering unapproved stem cell therapies. Image: Knoepfler, et al. As the blank slates of cellular biology, stem cells have helped scientists do some pretty amazing things like grow an infant human heart or a new foreskin. Still ...

Florida confirms 10 new cases of Zika virus as U.S. total nears 1000
A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a security screening at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, U.S., May 23, 2016. State officials announced 10 ...

City to launch Mission Mosquito
AMARILLO,TX (KFDA)- The City of Amarillo's Public Health and Environmental Health departments are partnering up to launch a new public education campaign called Mission Mosquito. The goal of Mission Mosquito is to prevent mosquito bites and reduce ...

Mall of Georgia hosts holiday blood drive
The American Red Cross will host a Fourth of July weekend blood drive at the Mall of Georgia from noon to 5 p.m. on July 2 through July 4. prev. next. The Mall of Georgia will give visitors an opportunity to show their patriotism by donating blood in ...

San Jose officials conducts fogging operations for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus
West Nile Virus does not cause any symptoms in most people, but some people die of the disease, which can be transmitted through mosquito bites. The virus came to California in 2003 and since then 229 people have died. Fifty-three Californians died ...

American 'Stem Cell Tourists' Don't Have To Travel Abroad, Study Says
The phenomenon of stem cell tourism has been associated with travel to exotic locations such as China, Argentina or Mexico, where commercial clinics offer high hopes, expectations and — sometimes — the idea of miracle treatments for diseases ranging ...

Most Americans want more federal money to stop zika
A large majority of Americans wants the federal government to increase funding to prevent Zika's spread in the U.S. and also help women at risk in affected areas get access to abortion, contraception and family planning services, according to a poll ...

Couple plays waiting game with Alzheimer's
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — “I don't think there's a day I get up that I don't think about something going wrong.” As John Unterfranz said this, with sunlight bouncing off a nearby lake and illuminating the inside of his home, he wore a look of ...

The Big Loser After Gilead's Latest Approval May Not Be Who You Think (Hint: It's not AbbVie, Inc.)
The approval of Epclusa could shake up how doctors treat hepatitis C patients with tough-to-treat genotypes of the disease. Todd Campbell. (TMFEBCapital). Jul 3, 2016 at 6:40AM. Pills And Dollars Flickr User Chris Potter. Image source: stockmonkeys.com ...

West Nile virus detected in San Jose
SAN JOSE -- The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is scheduling fogging treatments after mosquitoes collected recently tested positive for West Nile virus, officials said Friday. If weather permits, the ground fogging operations are schedule ...

Unregulated stem-cell clinics popping up across the United States
A new study has revealed that hundreds of unregulated stem-cell clinics are proliferating across the United States, prompting health experts to warn that such facilities could cause serious harm to patients. Over 500 clinics have been found offering ...

OSHA gears up for anti-retaliation guideline rollouts
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will have a busy regulatory agenda during the second half of 2016, including the planned publication of anti-retaliation and health and safety program management guidelines, according to the head ...

US Businesses Guilty of Providing Unapproved Stem Cell Treatment According to Reports
In a sensational turn of events that could have far reaching ramifications for the large and thriving stem sell treatment industry in the United States, a study by the Universities of California and Minnesota has revealed that there is a substantial ...

'Invisible' Zika Virus Epidemic Frustrates Health Officials
Tom Frieden is frustrated. For half a year now, he and colleagues have been trying to get Americans worried about Zika virus. From the moment Frieden's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention realized that Zika was probably causing horrendous birth ...

“Her body starts shaking:” FDA approves new drug to help pets with anxiety due to fireworks
The Fourth of July holiday weekend can be a stressful one for pets — with fireworks booming across the country. Many pets suffer anxiety as a result of the loud noises — but there is some good news. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the ...

This Might Be Why Lyme Disease Is Spreading So Much
Lyme disease is impacting Americans in record numbers — and climate change may be to blame. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported every year. These numbers ...

How To Help Your Pets Get Through July 4 Fireworks With Ease
It's well-known that many pets don't enjoy Fourth of July festivities as much as their human companions do. The thunderous boom of a firework can send even the bravest guard dog to cower under the bed. It's a problem that can have dire consequences and ...

Zika mosquitoes all over Georgia; control agencies aren't
SAVANNAH | Mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in all corners of Georgia – from coastal marshes to northern mountains, in rural farm communities and crowded suburbs. Yet many of those places employ no one to fight them. That could be a ...

Don't let foodborne pathogens poison summer celebrations
(link) royalty-free-stock- While you're enjoying the Fourth of July holiday with picnics, barbecues, traveling to see family and friends, or just relaxing at home, remember to include safe food handling practices to help keep ...

Artificial Pancreas Will Be Ready by 2018, Gives Hope to Diabetes Sufferers
An artificial pancreas that will help diabetes patients monitor their glucose levels will likely be available in the next two years. (Photo : Mbbradford / Wikimedia Commons). An artificial pancreas that will help diabetes patients monitor their glucose ...

For dogs terrified of fireworks, new drug aims to take the edge off the Fourth of July
Andrew Whitaker/The Hutchinson News via AP July 5 is widely reported to be the busiest day for animal shelters in the United States, which follows the year's most frightful day for canines: July 4. The pet industry has taken note, and now hawks ...

Military Freezing Mosquitoes to Guard Against Zika Virus
In this May 17, 2016, photo, Matthew Aliota, assistant scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, works with a strain of Aedes aegypti mosquito in a research lab. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison via AP). Military.com Jul 04, 2016 | by Richard Sisk ...

'Drunkorexia' latest form of alcohol abuse on college campuses
'Drunkorexia” — in which excessive drinking is preceded by fasting or vigorous exercise — appears to be sweeping U.S. college campuses, according to a study by University of Houston researchers. Known as "drunkorexia," the practice refers to a ...

Dental Fillings Heal Teeth With Stem Cells
stem cell teeth cavity root canal Dental fillings that regenerate teeth have been described as "a new paradigm for dental treatments," capable of ending the need for root canals. WikiCommons. Tech & Science Stem Cells. Regenerative dental fillings that ...

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