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Medical pot helps with chronic pain, Minnesota patients report
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune The medicinal chemicals are concentrated in the flowering buds of a cannabis plants. In Minnesota's first report card on cannabis and chronic pain, more than 60 percent of patients responding to a state survey said they ...

If smokers get work breaks, non-smokers want time off: study
Smokers say that extra vacation time would be a great incentive to get them to give up cigarettes. (Juanmonino). The ongoing battle between smokers and non-smokers apparently extends to the workplace. More than 40 percent of non-smokers believe they ...

16 More Die From Flu in South Carolina
State health officials say 16 more people have died in South Carolina after being stricken by the flu. March 1, 2018, at 6:17 a.m.. 16 More Die From Flu in South Carolina. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to Reddit. Email. Share in ...

Amid grim flu season, scientists work to find "holy grail" vaccine
NEW YORK -- Flu activity is widespread in nearly every state, but an FDA panel meeting Thursday is ready to finalize next year's vaccine. That will give manufacturers the six to nine months they need to prepare more than 150 million doses to fight the ...

These are the most popular plastic surgeries, cosmetic procedures
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have increased by almost 200% since 2000, according to new data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The most popular minimally invasive procedures — there were 15.7 million last year — include ...

What's in That IV Bag? Don't Use Saline, Studies Suggest
Two new studies suggest that patients do better when providers switch from using intravenous saline therapy to balanced fluids that closely resemble the liquid part of blood. Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers believe the studies could ...

Nuts, Especially Tree Nuts, and Improved CRC Survival
The finding that eating nuts is associated with improved survival in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is making headlines again. The finding comes from an observational study of patients with stage III colon cancer who were treated with surgery ...

One woman in 14 still smokes while pregnant — and these states have the highest rates
About one out of every 14 pregnant women who gave birth in the United States in 2016 smoked cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the percent of expectant mothers ...

Dad says he may lose his penis to rare cancer but will marry anyway
Despite having part of his penis removed due to his battle with cancer, Dale Clarke still plans to marry his fiance. (Caters News). A young dad fears he will lose his entire penis as cancer "eats away" at his manhood, forcing doctors to remove part of ...

Doctor accused of trading prescription drugs for sex; 44 arrested in massive bust
ATLANTA - Forty-four people were arrested Thursday as part of a huge metro Atlanta opioid ring led by a nationally-known pathologist who authorities say traded prescription drugs for sex. Dr. Joe Burton was originally charged last year. The additional ...

Flu deaths reach modern-day state record of 253; elderly comprise 73 percent of victims
North Carolina has set a modern-day state record for flu-related deaths at 253 even as influenza activity continued to lessen last week. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that 18 individuals died in the week that ended Feb ...

Selfies make your nose look 30% bigger, study says
Taking selfies at a distance of about 12 inches from the face increases perceived nose size by nearly 30%, according to a report published Thursday in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Researchers now are cautioning that patients interested in ...

Doctors Rule Menstrual Cramps Can Be As Painful As Heart Attacks
CBS Local — After years of debate, doctors are publicly acknowledging the severity of pain linked to some women's periods. With physicians admitting the pain can rival that of a heart attack, some are now questioning why more research hasn't been done ...

Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests
Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes - or uncontrolled blood sugar levels - is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated ...

More effective, longer lasting vaccine for flu now in tests; may hit market in five years
Work started this week on next season's flu vaccine, but experts are already admitting that they will give mediocre protection at best due to outdated technology. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's flu vaccine only ...

Health of World's Last Male Northern White Rhino in Decline
A Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), named Sudan, exits a transport box in a zoo in Dvur Kralove on December 16, 2009. A Czech zoo is to transfer four endangered Northern White rhinos to a Kenyan reserve in a last-ditch attempt to ...

In A Selfie, Here Is How Much Bigger Your Nose Appears
Selfies are now quite common. But you may not really look like you do in a selfie. (Photo: Shutterstock). Want to make a body part look bigger in a photo? Put it closer to the camera. It's all about optics. Now you can use this information however you ...

Man With Cancer Who May Lose Penis, Prepares For Las Vegas Wedding
A 25-year-old man from Newcastle, England, who suffers from penile cancer and stands the risk of losing his manhood entirely, plans on marrying the love of his life and spending as much time as possible with his son and unborn daughter. Dale Clarke had ...

Overwhelmed health system to blame for Kenya hospital mix-up: doctors
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's doctors' union defended staff at the largest referral hospital on Friday after they were suspended for operating on the wrong patient. Ouma Oluga, chief executive officer of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and ...

Who Is Robert Buchel? 'My 600-Lb. Life' Participant Dies During Filming Of Show
Robert Buchel, a 41-year-old participant in TLC's My 600-Lb. Life, has died of a heart attack as he awaited potentially life-saving weight loss surgery. Following Wednesday night's airing of the weight loss show that featured Buchel, it emerged the New ...

Colon cancer patients who eat nuts have lower death risk
People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new study. The study followed 826 participants in a clinical trial for a median of 6.5 ...

How a push to cut costs and boost profits at surgery centers led to a trail of death
A USA TODAY/Kaiser Health News investigation of public records found that surgery centers have risked lives by operating on frail patients, by skimping on life-saving training and equipment and by sending patients home too soon. USA TODAY. XXX SURGERY ...

World's Biggest Family Tree Contains 13 Million People—And It Shows When Cousins Stopped Having Sex
Researchers have created what is the world's largest family tree containing the records of around 13 million people. The dataset, which was put together using interconnected online genealogy profiles, has revealed fascinating insights into the past 500 ...

How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance Women's Rights
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic. “More. More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic. (Library of Congress, CC BY). By Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker and Morten Wendelbo, The ...

Brain Surgery Performed on Wrong Patient After Hospital ID Mix-Up
Four Kenyan medical staff have been suspended from their Nairobi hospital after they inadvertently cut open the skull of the wrong patient for a brain surgery, following an ID mix-up. Two patients were brought in for treatment to Kenyatta National ...

Bullies target teen with cancer, mom says
The family of a 16-year-old boy from Florida who initially thought he had the flu received devastating news when they recently learned he had stage 4 cancer. Now, Hunter Brady's classmates are bullying him and his friends because of the diagnosis, his ...

This deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loom
The worst of the flu season is over, but increasing numbers of people are being infected by a secondary strain of the respiratory virus that could lead to a late-season bump, according to a federal health report released Friday. Public health officials ...

Man is steadily losing his penis to terminal penile cancer
A young father with a baby on the way has revealed his brave battle after being diagnosed with terminal penile cancer. Dale Clarke, 25, discovered a lump on the tip of his penis in June and doctors originally thought it might have been because his ...

Recent return from deployment tied to preterm births for military women
(Reuters Health) - Military women who give birth within six months of returning from deployment are twice as likely to have premature babies compared to other soldiers, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 12,877 births to U.S. soldiers ...

Kratom: Why Did the FDA Declare the Herbal Supplement an Opiate?
Kratom is derived from a plant, but often comes in capsule form. Advocates believe that the supplement can help end the opioid epidemic. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images. By Eric Killelea. 12 seconds ago. More News. New Study Suggests Pot Could Help End ...

Kratom more firmly linked with salmonella outbreak
Federal health investigators say they have more firmly linked an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning to kratom supplements. At least 40 people in 27 states have been reported sick in the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ...

Tech elites are fasting, taking ice baths to push their bodies to work harder
Zachary Rapp wakes up most mornings at the crack of dawn, goes for a run, sips black coffee while ripping through emails, and then steps into a freezing cold shower. It's a routine designed to reduce the stress of juggling three different health and ...

Medical marijuana dispensaries still unavailable on Treasure, Space coasts
Hazy about medical marijuana laws in Florida? TCPalm rolls out the basics for you. LISA BROADT/TCPALM Wochit. 0723 SOF TRULIEVE 02 Buy Photo. Trulieve's medical marijuana dispensary in Tampa. Its other dispensaries include Pensacola and Tallahassee ...

New Mexico boy, 9, with flu-like symptoms diagnosed with rodent-carried Hantavirus
Fernando Hernandez, 9, was placed on life support at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora after being diagnosed with Hantavirus. (George Hernandez). George Hernandez hadn't heard of "Hantavirus" until his 9-year-old son, Fernando, was diagnosed with ...

What you can learn about marriage and migration from a 13-million member family tree
This family tree includes 6,000 people spanning seven generations. Marriages are represented in red. (Columbia University). It's not the biggest family tree in the world, but it's close. Armchair genealogists and a team of computers scientists have ...

Three Australians die, more sick in listeria outbreak tied to melons
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three people have died and 12 others have fallen ill in a national listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons, and more cases are expected, Australian health authorities said. The outbreak is linked to the melons, also ...

Kratom-related salmonella outbreak reaches San Diego County
40 people nationwide have been infected with salmonella after using kratom, a controversial herb that many use to treat themselves for opioid addiction. Paul SissonContact Reporter. A San Diego County resident is among 40 people nationwide to become ...

Eating nuts can improve colon cancer survival rates, researchers find
Do you enjoy snacking on nuts? The food could help fight colon cancer, according to a new report. >> Read more trending news. Researchers from Yale University recently conducted a study, published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to determine if nut ...

Kentucky Kroger Store Employee Diagnosed With Hepatitis A
Kroger says an employee at one of its Louisville, Kentucky-area stores has been diagnosed with hepatitis A virus and customers who shopped in the store's produce section last month may be at risk of exposure. March 2, 2018, at 8:28 p.m.. Kentucky ...

Ousted Swedish surgeon claims a conspiracy, but doctors say 'smoking gun' is fake
In bid to win back his medical license, former Swedish surgeon Johnny Delashaw says doctors fed stories to The Seattle Times to discredit him, but the document his lawyers call the “smoking gun” was made up, say two doctors and a forensic analyst ...

Melon listeria kills three in Australia
A third person has died in Australia after eating melon contaminated with listeria bacteria. Fifteen elderly people have now been infected in the outbreak, which is being linked to a melon-grower in the state of New South Wales. The first two ...

For The Second Week, The Flu Epidemic Has Eased
Flu is still rampant across the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the epidemic has peaked. It eased a bit last week, for the second week in a row. Influenza is still claiming lives. The CDC reported 17 flu ...

When Opioids Make Pain Worse
When patients arrive in the emergency room, nearly all but those with the most minor complaints get an IV. To draw blood, give medications, or administer fluids — the IV is the way doctors and nurses gain access to the body. Putting one in is quick ...

Kenya: KNH Boss Sent On Leave Over Head Surgery On Wrong Patient
Kenyatta National Hospital chief executive and her deputy, the Director of Clinical Services, were sent on compulsory leave to allow investigations into a surgery mix up. Health CS Sicily Kariuki made the announcement to send home Ms Lily Koros and her ...

Louisville Kroger store employee diagnosed with hepatitis A
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kroger says an employee at one of its Louisville, Kentucky-area stores has been diagnosed with hepatitis A virus and customers who shopped in the store's produce section last month may be at risk of exposure. The company said in ...

Flu reports slowing down in Arizona after widespread season
Dr. Devin Minior of Banner Urgent Care talks about the flu and symptoms, prevention and tips on what to do if you contract it. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com. SwineClinics. A display of flu medication at a Walgreens pharmacy. (Photo: Suchat Pederson/The News ...

Crowded shelters and the vicious flu brew perfect storm for the homeless
The flu descended on Connie Gabaldon like a fog, she recalled, clouding her mind and compromising her judgment. It progressed to chest and back pain, the aches perhaps made worse by a fall the 66-year-old had while riding the bus in Santa Fe, N.M ...

Salmonella sickens man after using kratom
A Clark County man is among 40 people sickened by salmonella bacteria in a national outbreak linked to kratom. State and federal health officials on Friday recommended people not consume kratom or any products containing kratom because it may be ...

Salmonella Found In Kratom Samples As Multi-State Outbreak Expands
A screen capture of kratoma.com before the site went down following a CDC announcement that the company was one of two whose kratom products are believed to have sickened patients with Salmonella bacteria. Two days after a CDC spokesperson told me that ...

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups
SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might ...

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