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Early warning signs of heart attacks 'being missed'
Early warning signs may have been missed in up to one in six people who died of a heart attack in English hospitals, a study suggests. All heart attack admissions and deaths between 2006 and 2010 were analysed. Imperial College London researchers ...

What you need to know about Pompe disease
During his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump highlighted the story of Megan Crowley in a call for expediting U.S. Food and Drug Administration drug approvals. Megan Crowley, who was diagnosed with Pompe ...

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising Sharply Among Young Americans
Millennials have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared with baby boomers, raising serious questions about whether differences in lifestyle or some yet unidentified factor could explain what researchers called ...

Fowl Play? Subway Denies Its Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Real
"Eat Fresh," Subway's slogan, may need to be revised to "Eat Fresh, Sort Of," if a new test's findings are accurate. CBC Marketplace, a Canadian news network, says it DNA-tested the sub sandwich chain's chicken at several of its locations and found ...

Ifs and butts: readers' questions on orgasms answered
'What is a butt?' is one of the compelling questions answered here. Photograph: a-poselenov/Getty Images/iStockphoto. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Pinterest · Share on ...

Breast cancer costs low-income women more jobs
Poor women undergoing breast cancer treatment are four times more likely to lose their jobs than their high-income peers, a new study suggests. The findings were consistent with stories Molly MacDonald hears at the Pink Fund, a Rochester Hills ...

Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?
You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine. But up until now, just ...

Company recalls 6 tons of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets
The manufacturer of ready-to-eat “Waffle Breaded Bites” chicken nuggets has issued a recall for six tons of its product, which is sold in Food Lion stores across 10 states. Wayne Farms LLC issued the recall in response to consumer concerns about the ...

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among those over 50 fell 32 percent since 2000, while deaths from the disease fell by 34 percent. Those declines are ...

What If You Could Take Health Insurance With You?
Republican leaders such as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas have promoted the idea that consumers should have a “health care backpack,” which would make it possible to take insurance from ...

Pennsylvania Woman, 71, Loses Nearly 200 Pounds in a Day After Having Massive Ovarian Cyst Removed
As Mary Clancey of Saint Clair tipped the scales at more than 350 pounds, she finally discovered it wasn't fat but a cyst the size of a person, KTLA sister station WNEP in Scranton reported Tuesday. Clancey is half the size she used to be now that the ...

A Husband Loses His 'Best Friend' — Salome Karwah, Ebola Hero
When James Harris rushed his wife, Salome Karwah, to a hospital at the edge of Monrovia on the night of February 19, he expected that she'd be treated as a priority case. Salome was a prominent Ebola survivor and ex-Doctors Without Borders employee ...

Researchers confirm: Yes, there is pee in your public swimming pool
Ever wanted to know how much people pee in the pool? If so, you're about to find out. "The way I see it, the pool is the biggest, most expensive toilet — and it's all mine," Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte told Funny or Die . A team of researchers spent ...

Will we be able to cryogenically freeze organs one day?
(CNN) A milestone in cryobiology announced this week is literally heart-warming. A new nanoparticle technology warmed cryopreserved heart valves and blood vessels without damaging the tissues, found a study published Wednesday in the journal Science ...

Woman's 200-pound cyst removed after years of unexplained weight gain
SAINT CLAIR, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman is looking forward to the future after she lost nearly 200 pounds in one day. "It just was like being pregnant,” Mary Clancey said. “(Like) a huge baby was in there." ...

Scientists Find Out How Much Pee Is Really In The Swimming Pool
A whiz of a study has determined just how much urine may be in the average public pool. And urine for a shock: It's more than anyone wants. The news leak ― actually, the news about leaks ― comes from a team of researchers in Canada who were looking ...

US scientists find way to safely thaw cryopreserved tissues
CHICAGO – U.S. researchers have taken a major step toward the use of frozen or cryopreserved tissues and organs for transplantation, an advance that may one day ease the shortage of available organs, experts said on Tuesday. Although scientists have ...

Trump vows to 'slash restraints' on drug development for FDA
(CNN) President Donald Trump used his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday to, among other things, promise to "slash the restraints" put on drug development by the Food and Drug Administration and across the government so the "slow ...

Obesity May Cause 11 Types of Cancer, Review Finds
People who are obese have a greater risk of developing and dying from several types of cancer including malignancies of the breast, ovary, kidney, pancreas, colon, rectum and bone marrow, a research review confirms. Cancer is a leading cause of death ...

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You can be fat AND healthy: Obese middle aged are at no greater risk of a heart attack...if they exercise
Exercising in middle age can offset the harms of being obese, a major study suggests. The research – which implies it is possible to be both fat and fit – undermines the theory that obesity automatically leads to ill-health. Dutch scientists concluded ...

This Tiny Patch Of Mold Cost One Lucky Buyer Nearly $15000
A capsule of the original mold from which Alexander Fleming made the drug known as penicillin, on view at Bonham's auction house in London. The international auction house says it has sold a small patch of mold for $14,617. Alastair Grant / AP ...

Photos Showing 'Shameful' Scenes At VA Hospital Prompt Investigation
“The man laid down on the floor, and they went in there and picked him up and set him back in the chair,” one veteran recalled. By Nina Golgowski. 210. Photos taken inside a North Carolina veterans hospital that show a veteran lying on the floor and ...

First step to help preserved organs survive the deep freeze
Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. Now researchers are taking a first step toward that goal, using nanotechnology to ...

Ohio father overdoses in car with infant, while mother overdoses at home with kids
An Ohio couple were arrested on child endangerment charges Tuesday after each was discovered overdosed, according to police, in separate locations in the company of their children. Nathan Carroll, 29 was discovered by police in his car with an infant ...

FBI's Comey: Mexican drug cartels fueling US heroin epidemic
GLEN ALLEN, Va. – Mexican drug cartels are fueling the U.S. heroin epidemic, said FBI Director James Comey, who addressed residents and public safety officials in suburban Virginia. Comey, who headlined community summit in Henrico County, said these ...

Roche Shares Soar, Puma Bio Sinks on Perjeta Breast Cancer Study Win
Roche shares surged in Zurich Thursday after the Swiss drugmaker said trials of its key breast cancer drug showed solid results when compared to chemotherapy. Adam Feuerstein. Follow. Martin Baccardax. Follow. Mar 2, 2017 6:36 AM EST. The Roche AG ...

The most popular plastic surgery procedure is …
Cosmetic procedures are still increasingly popular in the United States, and a new report shows that most Americans are going under the knife to either change their faces or get rid of fat. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its annual ...

Guess how much someone paid for this dish full of mold
Serious question: How much would you pay for this dish full of mold? I mean, pay to own it, not to get it out of your field of vision. (Alastair Grant/AP). How about $14,600? That's how much an anonymous buyer in London shelled out at an auction for ...

US adults with hearing loss projected to nearly double from 2020 to 2060
The United States' aging population will help drive the projected increase in Americans with hearing loss, a study says. (Monkey Business Images). BY Meera Jagannathan. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11:28 AM. Can you hear me ...

Mom who exclusively breast-fed son shares heartbreaking post to help others
Landon Johnson would have been five last week. Tragically he never made that birthday, or any celebration before that after passing away just days after being born. His brave mum Jillian has struggled with sharing the details of her son's death ...

Tradeoffs in Everything, Obamacare Edition
You won't be surprised that when the cost of a good goes up, people have a tendency to buy less of it. That's true even for the goods they really like. And, as it turns out, it is also true for very popular components of the “Affordable” Care Act (ACA ...

A Primer About Cannabidiol And The Benefits Of CBD
Scientists are rapidly discovering more and more about the rather amazing abilities of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Most of them have shown therapeutic value, as have the terpenes, which give the plant its distinct odors. There are ...

Rate of birth defects in Zika pregnancies 20 times higher than in pre-Zika years, CDC says
Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects, compared with the prevalence of these birth defects before the Zika epidemic swept through the ...

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA. The world-first procedure at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder. Scientists altered the ...

There's probably pee in your swimming pool — what's the health risk?
If you've ever been to a public swimming pool, you're familiar with the stinging sensation of chlorine hitting your nostrils when you approach the water. Except that's not just chlorine — it's also urine, a new study suggests. The research, from the ...

Increase in labiaplasty as women strive for 'normal' look
Have you ever wondered if your nether regions are normal? Many women have, and new data shows they may be going under the knife in a quest for what they believe are more aesthetically pleasing genitals. Data released Wednesday by the American ...

Artificial embryo shows early potential for medical therapies, not babies
(CNN) Trying to mimic the early stages of reproduction, Cambridge University researchers cultivated two types of mouse stem cells in a Petri dish and watched an embryo emerge -- one that closely resembled a natural mouse embryo in its architecture, ...

Some birth defects 20 times more likely for moms with Zika, CDC says
(CNN) The proportion of Zika-related birth defects during 2016 was nearly 20 times higher than the number seen during the pre-Zika years, according to a new report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In particular, brain ...

What to know before getting a plastic surgery 'mommy makeover'
Moms unhappy with post-pregnancy bodies are turning to plastic surgery now more than ever, according to plastic surgery experts. Within the past five years, the term “mommy makeover” has become synonymous with package-deal type surgeries which ...

Hearing loss may double in the US by 2060, study warns
As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report. Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by ...

Customers complaining Peeps Oreos turning poop pink - CBS46 News
(MEREDITH) – If you're eating Peeps Oreos, you might want to look before you flush. Many customers are flooding the internet complaining that the food is not only turning their tongues and mouths pink, but their own waste too. Say hello to the newest ...

CHQ goes blue to fight colorectal cancer
MAYVILLE — The Cancer Services Program of Chautauqua County (CSP) is teaming up with local organizations to “Turn CHQ Blue” this month to raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening and early detection. March is Colorectal ...

Venezuela's epileptic patients struggle with seizures amid drug shortage
Tatiana Rocha, baths her son Kaleth Heredia, 2, a neurological patient being treated with anticonvulsants, at their house in Caracas, Venezuela February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins. 1/18. left. right. Ismael Blanco, 6, a neurological patient ...

Doctors reverse teen's sickle cell disease with innovative gene therapy
A French teen who underwent a first-of-its-kind procedure 15 months ago to change his DNA shows no signs of the sickle cell disease he had been suffering from. The procedure, which was performed at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris, may offer hope to ...

Surge in human cases of deadly bird flu is prompting alarm
A surge in human infections of a deadly bird flu in China is prompting increasing concern among health officials around the world. While the human risk of these outbreaks is low at the moment, experts are calling for constant monitoring because of the ...

Finally, A 'Smart Condom' That Will Count Calories Burned During Sex
If smart technology wasn't enough, one British company thought it would be a good idea to create a "smart condom" that can track everything from performance to girth size to even calories burned during sex. The i-Con Smart Condom is like a fitness ...

Sickle cell anemia patient 'cured' by gene therapy, doctors say
(CNN) In a world first, a teenager with sickle cell disease achieved complete remission after an experimental gene therapy at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris, researchers say. People with sickle-cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders ...

Wait to cut umbilical cord, experts urge
(CNN) For decades, experts have argued over when to clamp and cut a newborn's umbilical cord after birth. Now, more health organizations are beginning to recommend delayed cord clamping. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has ...

Hearing Loss Is The Silent Killer Of Relationships
My recently deceased husband wore hearing aids in both ears. I'm serious when I say they likely saved our marriage. And to be honest, since he lost both of them in the nursing home where he spent his final few weeks, I can't even be sure he heard me ...

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