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More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows. Roughly one in every five American health care workers skips the yearly vaccination, and in some facilities that ...

Prop 64: Would Weed Legalization Hurt California's Image?
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Marijuana is a budding industry in Colorado. There are more than 2,500 marijuana-related business licensed in the state. “Now it's in your face, now it's on our internet sights, on our billboards, in neighborhoods and in the store ...

CDC Urges Americans To Get Flu Shots: Here's What You Need To Know About The 2016-2017 Flu Season
The CDC is urging people to get their flu shots in preparation for 2016-2017 flu season. The decline in vaccination coverage last season has prompted health experts to emphasize the importance of flu shots. ( NHS Employers | Flickr ). Advertisement ...

J&J's next-gen psoriasis med tops Humira in head-to-head showdown
Next-gen psoriasis drugmakers have long been going after Johnson & Johnson's Stelara, showing they could top the heavyweight with their own up-and-comers in head-to-head studies. Now, though, it's J&J's turn to tout data for its own new-age candidate, ...

'Every day is a gift': Touching photo shows dad with cancer seeing child born
Levon Robbie Wenk was born on September 18. His father, Cagney, was able to cut the cord. (Photo: Sarah Boccolucci). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. (TODAY SHOW) -- The moment when a baby comes into the world is always ...

Heather Bresch: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch faced a storm of public shaming which included a four-hour Congressional hearing for raising the price of EpiPens to $600. She joins the hated Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli as the latest pharma executive accused of profiting off ...

Ads say 'Get your flu shot today,' but it might be wiser to wait
Convenience is touted. So are incentives: CVS offers a shopping pass for 20 percent off for everyone who gets a shot, while Walgreens donates toward international vaccination efforts. The start of flu season is still weeks—if not months—away. Yet ...

Pool of mosquitoes test positive for Zika, preliminary report...
Pool of mosquitoes test positive for Zika, preliminary report...

Nasal flu vaccinations eliminated this year
Brandell Johnson gives Peter Jacobson, president of Essentia Health-St. Mary's Detroit Lakes, Minn., his flu shot. (Forum News Service). DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — That easy, no-poke, no fear flu shot that kids and parents have come to love is just not ...

'One big happy family': Pink-clad racers overtake uptown for Susan G. Komen race
A pink ribbon tied to a tree at Saturday's Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure at Marshall Park. Diedra Laird [email protected] facebook twitter email Share. More Videos. Charlotte's trees are important to quality of life 1:20. Charlotte's ...

Salem police unveils pink patrol car for breast cancer awareness
If you happen to see a pink Salem police cruiser sweeping through town, don't be alarmed – it's just the department's way of observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Salem Police Department unveiled the pink cruiser Friday, along with a ...

Seafood company fined $173168 after deadly ammonia leak
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston seafood wholesaler has been fined $173,168 for safety violations found after a deadly March ammonia leak. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration announced the fines Friday saying investigators found 20 different ...

New CDC Regulations for Men Traveling to Zika Zones
(CNN) If you're a man who travels to an area with active Zika transmission, you should wait at least six months after exposure to have unprotected sex or try to conceive a baby, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday, even if ...

Beating Breast Cancer With 3D Imaging And Love
After enduring many mammograms over the years I recently had my first digital breast tomosynthesis also known as 3D Mammography. Mammograms are always scary, the squishing and pain and waiting for results. Fear is heightened as all of us live under ...

More cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed
HOPKINS — The Minnesota Department of Health says the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Hopkins has grown to 23 cases. Health officials say three more cases were confirmed between Wednesday and Friday. All of the cases involve people who live, ...

Michigan endowment to subsidize Medigap premiums in 2017
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A fund created through the restructuring of Michigan's largest health insurer will spend $44 million next year to begin partially offsetting a spike in the cost of supplemental insurance that covers Medicare recipients ...

Thailand still golden for Chinese tourists despite Zika fears
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Confirmation that the Zika virus had caused microcephaly in Thailand is not likely to scare off large numbers of Chinese tourists due to jet in for holidays in the next week, tourists and industry operators said. Thailand reported ...

Here Is When You Should Get Your Flu Shot
As flu season draws nearer, you may have noticed ads in your local pharmacy urging you to get your annual flu shot. On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doubled down on that message, urging Americans to get their ...

How Hostile Poll-Watchers Could Hand Pennsylvania to Trump
In 2004, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students waited for hours to vote in the presidential election. The local Democratic Party, alarmed at the bottleneck, handed out pizza and water to encourage the students to stay. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall ...

N.J.'s Booker targets voter-ID laws Trump champions
WASHINGTON — While Donald Trump warned of a "rigged" election without voter identification laws, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said calling fraud at the ballot box a serious problem was "a patent lie." Booker, the first black to represent New Jersey in the U ...

Edison cops going pink for breast cancer awareness
EDISON — Like breast-cancer fighting superheroes, township police will be wearing pink T-shirts underneath their uniforms in honor of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Officers will also be distributing literature and raising money for medical ...

The need to replace EpiPens regularly adds to concerns about cost
EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters. As controversy about the pricing of EpiPens reverberates from Capitol Hill to school districts across the country, one recurring ...

Former Alaska reporter faces 54 years in jail for pot club
(NEWSER) — Charlo Greene made headlines in 2014 when the then 26-year-old memorably quit her TV reporting gig on air while announcing her intention to push for the legalization of marijuana in Alaska: She said, "F--- it, I quit," before walking out of ...

The ads say 'Get your flu shot today,' but it may be wiser to wait
It's flu-shot season again, but experts are divided about when is the best time to get the shot to maximize its effectiveness. prev. next. The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot. Convenience is touted. So are ...

Calgary woman uses genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer
Diana Lunn doesn't have breast cancer but a few years ago, genetic testing revealed that she carries the BRCA 1 gene mutation which puts her at a high risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Global News ...

And baby makes 4: First child with DNA from 3 parents born, thanks to procedure banned in US
Experts used the words "huge" and "revolutionary" to describe the birth, which came in the spring but was first reported last week in New Scientist. The child's Jordanian parents sought out the controversial technique because the mother carries the ...

Pinktober 2016: New Milford Area Women Share Breast Cancer Survival Stories 'Behind the Pink Ribbons'
During October, New Milford Patch shares stories from women who have fought, or are currently battling, breast cancer to raise awareness. By Wendy Ann Mitchell (Patch Staff) - October 2, 2016 4:42 pm ET. Pinktober 2016: New Milford Area Women Share ...

Families dealing with suicide loss walk, comfort each other
A crowd gathers on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's 12th Annual Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Philadelphia, PA on October 2, 2016. by Dan Geringer, Staff Writer ...

Walking to Find a Cure
Sherman- Kathy Schwab has walked nearly 1,000 miles to help find a cure for breast cancer. Since 2002, she has walked in 14 Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walks, and raised close to $50,000 for the organization, and it all began with a commercial. "I was home ...

First Baby With Three Biological Parents Born Thanks To Banned DNA Technique Used To Prevent Leigh Syndrome
The first baby with DNA from three donors has been born in New York thanks to a controversial technique that has been banned in America. According to the New York Times, scientists and parents traveled to Mexico to complete the DNA work, which could ...

Reporter who quit on air to focus on marijuana advocacy faces decades in jail
A former Alaska television reporter who became a viral sensation in 2014 after quitting her job to advocate for the legal use of marijuana faces 54 years in prison for allegedly running an illegal marijuana shop. The Guardian reported Thursday that ...

Students choose to give flu vaccine the cold shoulder
Vicki Burkhalter, McKinley Health Center's influenza campaign coordinator, said every year the flu shot administration numbers on campus increase due to McKinley's flu shot outreach stations. Flu season has officially started. The campus offers many ...

NC State research fights mosquito-spread diseases using math
Alun Lloyd, a mathematical biologist and director at the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine, displays his research on developing mathematical models that portray the spread of infectious diseases through populations. Lloyd currently ...

Thailand considers Zika tests for all pregnant women
A city worker fumigates the area to control the spread of mosquitoes at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/File Photo. By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat | BANGKOK. BANGKOK Thailand is ...

The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games
If you repeat a specific mental task—say, memorizing a string of numbers—you'll obviously get better at it. But what if your recollection improved more generally? What if, by spending a few minutes a day on that simple task, you could also become ...

'I thought this was the end': Montana man tells of 2 ferocious battles with same grizzly bear
In the Facebook video which he claimed to have shot, Todd Orr's face was covered in blood. A chunk of flesh hung from his arm, like melting butter. A crescent gash above his ear was deep as a canyon, and another fold of flesh appeared to hang ...

Growers: Bromeliads aren't to blame for Zika in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Just over a month ago, Miami Beach Botanical Garden was home to over 2,000 colorful, water-trapping bromeliads, some featuring red flowers that burst like fireworks from dark green spirals. Identified as breeding grounds for ...

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who see "alternative" health providers, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, are less likely than other kids to get their annual flu shot, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly ...

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine
Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan used baker's yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. Credit Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News, via Associated Press. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on ...

Japan police probe hospital poisoning deaths
The exterior of Oguchi Hospital is pictured in Yokohama, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 30, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS. 2/2. left. right. The exterior of Oguchi Hospital is pictured in Yokohama, Japan, in this photo taken ...

There is help navigating the breast cancer journey
The reality of a cancer diagnosis hits hard, and can leave you feeling scared, angry, panicked, uncertain about the future, and unsure of where to go or what to do. Facing this complex journey requires comprehensive, compassionate care, and support ...

Hillary Clinton Is Likely To Be The Next President Of The United States
We're likely to see the first woman elected as president of the United States on Nov. 8, based on the HuffPost forecast model, which puts Hillary Clinton at an 83.6 percent chance of winning against Donald Trump. The Huffington Post. The poll-based ...

Amid water crisis, Flint faces a Shigellosis outbreak
(CNN) Flint, Michigan, is dealing with another outbreak. This time it's an infectious bacterial disease called Shigellosis, which can cause bloody diarrhea and fever and typically spreads when people don't wash their hands. That's exactly what's ...

Dying woman picks road trip over chemotherapy
When 90-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her immediate instinct was to refuse treatment and instead find a more positive way to spend her final days. So she embarked on the road trip of lifetime and unwittingly became an ...

FDA to Parents: Don't Give Your Kids Homeopathic Teething Tablets
Some tablets and gels aimed at helping to soothe babies' teething pains may be dangerous for infants and toddlers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a statement Sept. 30. The FDA is investigating reports of seizures in infants and ...

Democratic and Republican doctors treat patients differently
How will your doctor help you deal with issues like pregnancy, drug use or safety? A new study suggests that instead of looking at their résumés or diplomas, you might want to check their voting record. Apparently, Democratic and Republican doctors don ...

Alternative medicine may be linked to lower vaccination rates
(Reuters Health) - Children that visit alternative medical practitioners like acupuncturists and chiropractors may be less likely to receive flu shots than their peers, a U.S. study suggests. Roughly 33 percent of kids who saw providers of so-called ...

Could UK Scientists Find a Way to Eradicate HIV?
A collaboration between some of the top biomedical researchers in the UK may be making progress towards finding a cure for HIV. This month marks 6 years since five leading research establishments agreed to cooperate to try to find a solution to one of ...

Survey: Doctors' political views may affect patient care
WASHINGTON — Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button health issues like firearm safety. Health care has long ...

Want To Look Pretty? Stand Next To An Ugly Person, Science Says
The young adult novel-turned-movie “The Duff” may have been a mere comedy about the life of a teenager who discovered she was the “designated ugly fat friend,” but the ugly friend effect may actually be a real phenomenon happening to more people than ...

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