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Philippines gripped by dengue vaccine fears
Fears over a dengue vaccine in the Philippines have led to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases, officials have warned. Health Under-Secretary Enrique Domingo said many parents were refusing to get their children vaccinated for ...

Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine Sufferers
Humans have suffered from migraines for millennia. Yet, despite decades of research, there isn't a drug on the market today that prevents them by targeting the underlying cause. All of that could change in a few months when the FDA is expected to ...

Cuts to CDC epidemic programs will endanger Americans, former chief says
(CNN) The former chief of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the decision to cut 80% of its epidemic prevention activities overseas could pose a grave danger to the United States because it "would significantly increase the chance ...

IU health programs won't take tobacco-linked group's money
Indiana University's public health programs are joining more a dozen others in the U.S. and Canada pledging not to accept research money from an anti-smoking group backed by the tobacco industry. The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports the deans of IU's ...

Death toll from flu 'epidemic' in Kentucky reaches 100, including at least 4 children
Kentucky's death toll from the flu this year has reached 100, including at least four children who have died from what is being called an "epidemic." State officials warn the virus strain this flu season, which ends in late May, can be "extremely ...

A couple of glasses of wine a day really do help clear your mind
A couple of glasses a day to relax really does help clear the mind, a new study found. The tipple not only help keeps down inflammation but helps flush the brain of toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Lead author ...

Florida couple gave son fake cancer diagnosis to solicit donations for 'medical expenses'
Ginny Long (l.) and Robert Long (r.) were arrested and charged with child abuse after they told their 13-year-son he had terminal brain cancer to solicit donations. (Okaloosa County Sheriff). BY Megan Cerullo. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Saturday, February 3 ...

Jimmy Fallon, Lester Holt visit the KARE 11 Warming House
Jimmy Fallon and Lester Holt brought some warmth and laughs to folks braving the cold in Minneapolis. Author: KARE. Published: 2:02 PM CST February 3, 2018. Some very special NBC guests stopped by the KARE 11 Andersen Windows Warming House on Saturday ...

Why you should eat pizza for breakfast instead of cereal
A slice of pizza in the morning might be healthier than a bowl of frosted flakes, a nutritionist claims. Registered dietitian Chelsey Amer said a slice could be a more balanced breakfast option than most cereal because it has more protein, more fresh ...

Flu epidemic is not letting up, with 42 states reporting high levels of activity
The flu epidemic is not letting up. Forty-two states saw high levels of activity last week. So far this season, 53 children have died. CDC reports more flu deaths, record hospitalizations. Seven-year-old Savanna Jessie loved to draw and color ...

Newly Discovered Brain Cells May Lead To New Drugs That Can Reduce Anxiety
Current treatments for anxiety disorders have their drawbacks. The discovery of anxiety cells in the hippocampus of the brain could pave way for new drugs that can better address the most common mental illness in the United States. ( Kian Hall ...

Your partner will get fit if you do too: Study
A three per cent loss of body weight is considered a measurable health benefit. (Photo: Pixabay). People who make an effort to lose weight are not just helping themselves, they may be helping others too, a study suggests. Researchers have found that ...

How a little alcohol could help 'clean' the brain
New research in the United States suggests once again that a little alcohol may be good for health, finding for the first time that it could help with the brain's cleaning process and potentially lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Led by Maiken ...

Woodpeckers show possible brain damage
A black-backed woodpecker in the Stanislaus National Forest, in California, June 1, 2017. The black-backed woodpecker is one of the rarest birds in California, and lately it has become something more: a symbol of a huge scientific and political debate ...

How to reduce side effect risk of MS infusion medication
Neurologists have been looking for safer ways to administer a commonly-prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) medication to their patients. Experts explain how to reduce side effect risk of MS infusion medication. (Photo: Pixabay). Washington: It has been ...

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). AA. WASHINGTON (AP) —. Two ...

Our view: It's not too late to get a flu shot
In 2014-15, an influenza outbreak affected 34 million Americans, of whom 700,000 were hospitalized. It was a serious epidemic. This year, it could be just as bad or worse, and it has the health-care industry on high alert, urging Americans who haven't ...

Can You Get the Flu Twice in One Season?
This flu season is a particularly severe one, and it's not over yet—health officials say flu activity will likely remain elevated for at least several more weeks. But if you already caught the flu, are you in the clear for the rest of the season ...

Dogs More Likely To Bite Emotionally Unstable People, Study Shows
A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents. ( Cindy Ord ...

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you
“It's impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy,” says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next. To address ...

Nurse Rants About The Flu In Epic Viral Video: 'Wash Your Stinking Hands'
A nurse from Florida has taken to Facebook to express her frustrations about people who aren't taking the necessary precautions to stop the spread of flu. Her sass has drawn both the ire and praise of various audiences. ( Katherine Smith Lockler ...

Judge orders state regulators to pay anti-vaccine doctor
ROCKVILLE, Md. — A judge has ordered Maryland regulators to pay an anti-vaccine doctor. The Maryland Board of Physicians in 2011 suspended Mark Geier's license. Nationally known for spreading the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism, Geier ...

Cancer 'Vaccine' Eliminates 97% of Mice Tumors
Stanford University researchers have reported 97 percent laboratory success eliminating metastasized tumors in mice by injecting vaccines directly into tumors to activate T cells. Ronald Levy and Idit Sagiv-Barfi have led a team at the Stanford ...

What Do Woodpeckers Getting Brain Damage Have To Do With Football?
The Philadelphia Eagles are in the Super Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons made the Super Bowl last year, and the Seattle Seahawks have been recent participants. But is the most important bird to football the woodpecker? (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire ...

A little alcohol may keep brains 'clean'
Low levels of alcohol consumption may reduce inflammation and help the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. “Prolonged intake of excessive amounts of ethanol is known to have adverse ...

Researcher Self-Injects DIY Herpes Gene Therapy Treatment
Aaron Traywick wore the same dapper suit with a ruby boutonnière across three days of a radical science convention – but on Sunday night, Treywick himself took the stage – pantless – to inject himself with an experimental treatment he hoped would one ...

Sanofi rejects PH's demand for full refund of P3B-worth of Dengvaxia
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur has declined the demand of the Philippine government to fully refund the P3 billion spent on its anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. Sanofi said it wrote a letter to the Department of Health (DOH) and respectfully ...

Cellphone radiation study finds biological changes in animals
The long-awaited results of a $25 million National Institutes of Health study on the effects of cellphone radio frequency radiation exposure on animals is out, and the results are mixed. They showed a higher risk of tumors, DNA or tissue damage and ...

Insufferable flu season now taking purpose on the Tremendous Bowl
It's so bad, the Nevada Red Cross is recommending Super Bowl partiers “huddle up” Sunday not only with friends and beer, but with “soap and disposable hand towels.” It's so bad that an — revealing that the dreaded virus has stricken Philadelphia ...

Eating Leafy Greens Daily May Help Keep Minds Sharp
To age well, we must eat well — there's been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain. The latest good news: A study recently published in Neurology finds that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables ...

Flu epidemic 2018: Is it too late to get a shot, how to spot symptoms, update on deaths and more
But with more than 7,300 confirmed flu cases so far this season in New Jersey and one pediatric death, health officials seem to agree that some protection is better than nothing. Is it too late to get a flu shot? No, it is not too late. Though experts ...

Study: More US Teens Identify as Transgender Than Previously Thought
More American teens identify as transgender or gender nonconforming than previously known, according to a new study that analyzed a 2016 statewide survey of nearly 81,000 teens in Minnesota in ninth and 11th grades. About 2,200 in that group—or 3 ...

How to survive a heart attack — or at least have a fighting chance
If Hollywood made a movie dramatizing the"chain of survival," it couldn't come up with a better plot than Dr. John Warner's real-life rescue. "Chain of survival" is the term that cardiologists use for the steps that must be taken — within minutes ...

New Cancer Vaccine Holds Promise In Preventing Metastases And Cancer Recurrence
A treatment that involves injecting immune stimulating agents into solid tumors eliminates all traces of cancer in mice. The cancer vaccine may potentially prevent cancers from returning after treatment. ( Liz Masoner | Pixabay ). An experimental new ...

Man, 31, almost loses his hand after tiny cut became infected with 'flesh-eating bug' that ate his little finger
A MAN almost lost his hand after a potentially deadly flesh-eating bug infected a tiny cut on his knuckle. Antoine Boylston, 31, lost his little finger and needed skin grafts after his habit of cracking his knuckles caused a cut on his ring finger ...

Consumer Reports: Surviving the flu
Consumer Reports shares ways you can avoid the flu or lessen the symptoms if you get it. Advertisement. Consumer Reports: Surviving the flu. Loading more articles... Advertisement. 'Wash your stinking hands': ER nurse's rant on the flu goes viral ...

Nursing homes misuse powerful antipschyotic drugs to control residents, new report says
NEW YORK – U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and ...

7 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of high blood pressure
There aren't any obvious signs when a patient's blood pressure has drifted into dangerously high territory, other than a cuff reading, which is why many call hypertension the "silent killer." It can be tough to see outward signs of pressure building up ...

Exposure to Bisphenol A 'hard to avoid' in everyday life
86 per cent of teenagers have traces of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used to make plastics, in their body, an Engaged Research public engagement project in collaboration with the University of Exeter has found. Measurable levels of BPA, an ...

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world
It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly begins a global invasion. Within 2 decades, clones of the voracious animal spread through Europe and Africa ...

Nursing homes sedate residents with dementia by misusing antipsychotic drugs, report finds
(CNN) Children complained about parents who were robbed of their personalities and turned into zombies. Residents remembered slurring their words and being unable to think or stay awake. Former administrators admitted doling out drugs without having ...

APNewsBreak: Dental Students Took Selfie With Severed Heads
Graduate dental school students and top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took selfie with two severed heads donated to medical research at Yale University last year. Feb. 5, 2018, at 4:45 p.m.. APNewsBreak: Dental Students Took Selfie ...

To reverse pre-diabetes, lifestyle changes can make a big difference
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. About 30 million Americans, including more than a quarter of adults older than 65, have Type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition in which the body is unable to make and ...

7-year-old Indiana Girl Dies After Being Diagnosed With Flu, Scarlet Fever and Strep Throat
A first-grader from Columbus, Indiana, has died after being diagnosed with a combination of the flu, scarlet fever and step throat, according to local media reports. Savanna Jessie, a 7-year-old first grader at Columbus Signature Academy's Lincoln ...

One of the busiest ER doctors in the US talks about this year's deadly flu, kids
This year's flu is the worst on record in at least a decade; 53 children have died amid the national flu epidemic, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interested in Flu Season? Add Flu Season as an interest to stay up to ...

Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed 12 people and sickened at least 87 in Flint, Mich., in 2014 and 2015 was caused by low chlorine levels in the municipal water system, scientists have confirmed. It's the most detailed evidence yet ...

Hospital water samples positive for Legionella
Water samples at St Paul's Hospital tested positive for Legionella bacteria, the Department of Health has revealed. The Centre for Health Protection announced earlier that a 68-year-old man, who was in St Paul's, suffered from Legionnaires' disease ...

Texas father loses both of his feet and parts of his fingers after getting the flu
A North Texas man had both of his feet amputated after being hit by the flu. Brian Herndon, 51, of Fort Worth also experienced pneumonia and septic shock, making his condition more severe. MUGSHOTS RELEASED: 5 charged in raid on alleged Aryan ...

Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers
(CNN) If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. In the study, published ...

Everyday noises may cause increased risk of heart disease, experts say
The jackhammer outside the window, the honking horns -- for many of us, loud noise can be a source of stress or a frequent annoyance. Heavy road traffic, loud office conversations, live music concerts, noise from construction sites or even loud ...

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