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Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia
An Australian woman has died after contracting hepatitis A from a packet of frozen pomegranate. The 64-year-old died in South Australia last week in a "rare and tragic" case, state health authorities said. Local officials issued a warning about the ...

Mascara kept on for decades leaves 'embedded' lumps under woman's eyelids
A woman who claims she nearly went blind after not washing her mascara off for more than two decades is warning makeup users about her "bad habit." Theresa Lynch, 50, of Sydney, told the Daily Mail her eyes were irritated and discharging. She said she ...

Man says CVS worker told his wife about Viagra prescription
A Long Island, New York, man alleges in a lawsuit that a CVS pharmacy worker told his wife about his prescription for erectile dysfunction medication and it ruined his marriage. Michael Feinberg brought a Viagra prescription to a CVS store in Merrick ...

Non-drinkers as likely as heavy drinkers to miss more days of work, study says
The old adage "everything in moderation" looks like it applies to the balance between drinking and work, too. A new study showed that people with more extreme drinking habits, on either end of the spectrum, are more likely to call in sick to work ...

Syphilis cases hit highest level in almost 70 years in England
(CNN) Cases of syphilis reported in England have reached the highest level since 1949, according to new data on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) released Tuesday by Public Health England. Syphilis made up 7,137 of the 422,147 cases of sexually ...

Millions of kids on ADHD meds decide their treatment as adults
(CNN) When Erin Delaney March was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, she was 8 years old. Like most children with the disorder, March was prescribed medicine to help keep her focused and took it every day. But now, at 21, ...

Here's How Much Caffeine You Need, and When, for Peak Alertness
Many people groggily pour a cup of coffee in the morning to wake themselves up. But exactly how much caffeine should you consume — and when should you take it — to achieve "peak" alertness? A new algorithm aims to answer that question. The algorithm ...

Doctor Sees Lump On Woman's Throat On TV, Saves Her Life
A woman appeared on the show called "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" on HGTV little knowing that one of the viewers of the show will help her get diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Dr. Erich Voigt, an ear, nose and throat surgeon from the New York ...

Researchers use immune-cell 'army' to battle breast cancer
A Florida woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, generally considered incurable, is free of the disease two-and-a-half years after a novel therapy used her own immune cells to target her tumors, researchers said Monday. Striking recoveries were ...

Woman diagnosed with cancer after HGTV appearance 'forever grateful' for eagle-eyed doc
The North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with cancer after a doctor noticed a lump in her neck while watching her episode of a reality TV show said she feels “extremely blessed.” Nicole McGuinness, who is set to visit a surgeon at Duke University on ...

Non-drinkers more likely to miss work than moderate drinkers, study says
If you think heavy drinkers are more likely to miss days of work, you're wrong. Teetotalers are just as likely to call in sick as those who consume heavy amounts of alcohol, according to a new report. » RELATED: Even one drink per day can increase your ...

Woman Diagnosed with Cancer After Doctor Notices Lump on HGTV: 'It's Just a Miracle'
A woman is now in cancer treatments after a doctor, who happened to be watching her on an episode of HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt, noticed an odd lump on her neck. Nicole McGuinness has Dr. Erich Voigt, an ear, nose and throat surgeon in New York ...

New York Unveils New Plan To Control Ticks
New York State, which has some of the highest numbers of disease cases from ticks in the U.S., unveiled a statewide tick-borne disease control plan in May. Details include expansion of tick control methods on public lands; increased education aimed at ...

An HGTV Guest Was Diagnosed With Cancer After A Doctor Saw A Lump On Her Throat & Reached Out
When she appeared on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Nicole McGuinness was hoping to find a home. However, the experience likely ended up saving her life as her HGTV appearance led to a doctor noticing a lump on her neck. Erich Voigt happened to ...

Clinic Claims Success In Making Babies With 3 Parents' DNA
In a clinic on a side street in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, doctors are doing something that, as far as is publicly known, is being done nowhere else in the world: using DNA from three different people to create babies for women who are infertile ...

Hospital: Several children test positive for E. coli
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hospital in Tennessee says it has seen nearly 10 children under the age of 4 test positive for E. coli. East Tennessee Children's Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Childs says four children were being treated for kidney ...

Breakthrough research could save many breast cancer patients from having to undergo chemotherapy
Tens of thousands of patients diagnosed early each year with the most common type of breast cancer can now safely avoid chemotherapy treatment without worrying if it is the right choice, according to groundbreaking research presented for the first time ...

How Do You Die from Hepatitis A?
A woman in Australia died after eating frozen pomegranate seeds that were linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A, health officials announced this week. The 64-year-old woman's death is the first in the hepatitis A outbreak tied to pomegranate seeds that ...

Hepatitis A case confirmed at Fenton Winery & Brewery
A fermentation vessel sits in a back room on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Fenton Winery and Brewery. John Gonzalez visited the brewery as the first stop in Genesee county on his quest for Michigan's best brewery. Michelle Tessier | MLive.com ...

Hep A confirmed in worker at Fenton Winery and Brewery
Fenton — The Genesee County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A associated with an employee of a drinking establishment in Fenton. An employee of Fenton Winery & Brewery, at 1370 North Long Road, has hepatitis A and is receiving ...

What to know about dog flu
People love them, cuddle with them, invite them into their beds and get covered with slobber -- all for the sake of puppy love. But when dogs get sick with a virus like the flu, the question is can they pass it to humans? If you've seen "Isle of Dogs ...

Highly Educated, Very Nearsighted?
The more years of schooling you have, the higher your risk for nearsightedness. Observational studies have suggested a link between education and myopia. But a new study used a genetic technique called Mendelian randomization to minimize the effect of ...

New Algorithm-based Caffeine Dosing Strategy Provides Customized Guidance to Counter Sleep Loss
Published on June 6, 2018. caffeine-algorithm. According to a recent study, a newly developed algorithm may be the key to optimizing alertness with caffeine. Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant to counter the effects of sleep loss on ...

An Australian woman has been killed by a pomegranate contaminated with hepatitis A
An Australian woman has died in a "rare and tragic" case. The 64-year-old contracted hepatitis A from a frozen pomegranate product. The product had been recalled two months ago. Deaths from hepatitis A are extremely rare — just one in 250 people who ...

In the wake of E. coli outbreak linked to French Broad Farm, some ask what 'raw milk' is
Health officials from almost every agency and organization warn raw milk often contains dangerous bacteria that can sicken or even kill people. Angela M Gosnell, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee. Raw milk 0080601-334671mbEBJmilk3.jpg. Supporters ...

3 Wayne State buildings test positive for Legionella
Detroit — Wayne State University has identified cooling towers in three campus buildings that have tested positive for Legionella bacteria. The university notified the campus Wednesday evening, stating bathrooms in the Faculty Administration Building ...

Do Not Misinterpret Study That Says Non-Drinkers Miss More Work
Boss: "Why did you miss work?" Employee: "Sorry I was not drinking enough alcohol." Don't expect this to be a legitimate excuse for missing work anytime soon. But it may be easy to misinterpret the findings of a study recently published in the journal ...

Virginia Apgar, Honored by Today's Google Doodle, Saved Countless Lives
Thursday's Google Doodle honors Virginia Apgar, a doctor whose innovation has saved countless people's lives. Apgar, who would have been 109 years old today (she died in 1974,) was the obstetric anesthetist who developed a test for the health of ...

Man Who Intentionally Contracted HIV to Infect Others Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
An Arkansas man was sentenced to prison after he admitted to intentionally contracting and then spreading HIV. Stephen Koch, 25, pled guilty to exposing others to HIV as well as eight counts of child pornography, possession of methamphetamine and ...

How to Protect Your Pet From 2018's Dangerous Tick Season
Summer pests are ticked off! The Center for Disease Control recently announced that reported illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled across the United States, with nine new germs from mosquitoes and ticks being introduced into the ...

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'
The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 ...

University will pay you $3500 to get the flu and book you a 10-day stay at 'Hotel Influenza'
"Hotel Influenza" features private hotel-like rooms with television and internet, as well as common areas where volunteers can socialize. (Saint Louis University). University researchers are hoping that $3,500 will convince enough people to risk ...

Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of the Apgar Score, Celebrated by Google Doodle
Thursday's <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/dr-virginia-apgars-109th-birthday">Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Dr. Virginia Apgar, whose Apgar Score has saved countless lives. She was born on June 7, 1909. Dr. Virginia Apgar, who ...

Man intentionally contracted HIV so he could expose others to the virus, prosecutor says
An Arkansas man said he intentionally contracted HIV in an attempt to expose others to the virus. Stephen Koch, of Scranton, Ark., admitted in court earlier this week that he intentionally contracted the virus and intended to go on a date and lie about ...

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here's Why
Phyllis Lacetti found her own breast cancer when she felt an abnormal lump in her right breast in 2007. A nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, she had a lumpectomy to remove it, but an MRI afterward revealed remaining cancer cells, so she opted to get a ...

One-third of Patients Denied New Hepatitis C Drugs
More than a third of patients with hepatitis C (HCV) submitting prescriptions for direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are denied coverage by private and public insurers, according to data published online today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. These ...

NY doctor who prescribed 'Holy Trinity' charged in patient deaths
A New York doctor accused of overprescribing a combination of drugs known as the "Holy Trinity" — a dangerous cocktail of an opioid painkiller, an anti-anxiety pill and a muscle relaxer — has been indicted in the death of two patients. Dr. Lawrence ...

Study: honey bees understand nothing
Zero, zilch, nothing, is a pretty hard concept to understand. Children generally can't grasp it until kindergarten. And it's a concept that may not be innate but rather learned through culture and education. Throughout human history, civilizations have ...

Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth
The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely. By Pam Belluck. June 7, 2018. Image. A human fetus at eight weeks. A new blood test could one day ...

Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows
This post has been updated. Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more ...

Math Bee: Honeybees Seem To Understand The Notion Of Zero
Honeybees understand that "nothing" can be "something" that has numerical meaning, showing that they have a primitive grasp of the concept of zero. That's according to a newly published study in Science, which shows that bees possess a mathematical ...

Vaping, Juuling are the new smoking for high school kids
Flavored e-cigarette products and trendy new vaping devices like Juul are luring teenagers away from smoked cigarettes but keeping them hooked on nicotine, federal health officials said Thursday. The latest tobacco use survey shows a drop in the number ...

University researchers find ways to battle Lyme disease in Florida
It also means it's tick season and cases involving Lyme disease have tripled in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers at the University of Central Florida have spent nearly a decade studying ticks ...

Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation
A message board at a suicide prevention event in Cincinnati adorned with notes left for people who took their own lives. Guns are the most common method for committing suicide, health officials report.CreditJohn Minchillo/Associated Press. By Benedict ...

Researchers Discover That Honeybees Know What The Concept Of 0 Is
On the surface, bees might not be that smart, but a new study suggests that bees might actually be able to grasp a pretty advanced subject. What Did Researchers Discover About Honeybees? Researchers discovered that honeybees have the ability to ...

License Suspended for Doctor Who Danced, Rapped in Surgeries
The medical license of an Atlanta-area dermatologist who posted videos of herself rapping and dancing while performing cosmetic surgery was suspended yesterday, according to Georgia Composite Medical Board documents. Windell Davis-Boutté, MD, has ...

Blood Test Can Predict Due Date And Premature Delivery Risk Of Pregnant Women
A newly developed blood test can predict the gestational age and preterm birth risks of expecting mothers. The test can potentially help prevent the largest cause of infant mortality in the United States by helping mothers and their medical team to ...

University paying people $3500 to get flu, stay in 'Hotel Influenza'
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WHDH) — Hotel Influenza at Saint Louis University is open for business for people to intentionally get the flu for about $3,500. Researchers have converted part of the university's former hotel into a 24-hour research suite to see if ...

How Early Is Too Early To Get A Colon Screening?
Last week, the American Cancer Society published new guidelines that call for colorectal cancer screening to begin at age 45 — five years earlier than the group had previously recommended. But some experts are saying not so fast. The new ...

Honeybees Know A Lot About Nothing
Humans aren't the only species who can ponder abstract mathematical concepts like nonexistence. Honeybees understand that the number zero is less than 1, according to a new study. Dolphins, African grey parrots and non-human primates also understand ...

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