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Battling nightmare infections: US CDC's plan to beat superbugs

CDC 'Superbugs'

(This March 29 story was refiled to correct the spelling of 'supberbugs' in headline) By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of ...

‘One In A Million’ Triplets Born In Indiana, Ashley Alexander Naturally Conceived Rare Identical Babies

One In A Million-Triplets

A set of “one in a million” triplets born in Indiana had their mother, Ashley Alexander, feeling shocked at being blessed with such a rare occurrence. But what is it exactly that makes doctors describe them as one in a million triplets? In a related ...

The MIND diet: 10 foods that fight Alzheimer's (and 5 to avoid)

Mind Diet Alzheimer's

Doctors have been saying for years that what you eat can affect the health of your heart. Now there's growing evidence that the same is true for your brain. A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows a diet plan they ...

Gene That Drives Aggressive Forms Of Breast Cancer Found

Breast Cancer Gene

The gene that drives one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer was identified by a team of researchers. In a study published March 27 in the journal Nature Communications entitled “ID4 Controls mammary Stem Cells and Marks Breast Cancers With A ...

School overweight notes go to skinny, active girl's mom

School Overweight-Notes

School overweight notes on a sheet of paper went to a skinny, active girl's mom after having her Body Mass Index (BMI) checked. Kylee Moss is just 54 pounds, 3-foot-10, and 7-years-old. Her mother, Amanda Moss, is appalled at the notes she received from a ...

72-Year-Old Woman Receives Bionic Eye Implant In Honolulu

'Bionic' Eye Implant

Shortly after a Minnesota man received a bionic eye implant, news has surfaced of another person’s life changing experience. A 72-year-old woman from Honolulu, who has been blind for two years, received a new bionic eye at the Eye Surgery Center of ...

'Bubble Boy' Seth Lane Asks the Internet to Wear His Favorite Color

Wear Yellow For Seth

In a bid to shed awareness on Seth's condition, the Lanes have enlisted folks around the globe to join in wearing the happy hue and share it on the Web using the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth. "Yellow is Seth's absolute favorite color," Lane said.

Non " Aligned Movement’s concern over HIV/AIDS

Indian HIV Epidemic

In India, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is the body responsible for formulating policy and implementing programmes for the prevention and control of the HIV epidemic in India. In 1992, India’s first National AIDS Control Programme ...

British Ebola patient cured after experimental treatment

British Ebola Patient-Cured

LONDON " A 25-year-old British military nurse who was the first person in the world to be treated for Ebola with the experimental drug MIL 77 was discharged from hospital on Friday, London's Royal Free Hospital said. Anna Cross contracted the deadly ...

Kate Holmes on Angelina Jolie's Kids' Choice Awards Speech: She's an Inspiration

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's stirring speech at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday has resonated with people all across the country, including actress Katie Holmes. The 36-year-old performer and mother -- who attended the Kids' Choice Awards with her eight-year-old ...

First junk food tax in US coming to Navajo Nation next month

First Junk Food Tax

The Navajo Nation has some of the highest obesity and diabetes rates in America, and advocates are aiming to turn that around with a return to older ways"and America's first junk food tax. The initiative, which will go into effect next month, slaps a 2 ...

Bird flu outbreaks seen across multiple US states

Minnesota Poultry-Bird Flu

Earlier this month, a case was discovered in Pope County, Minnesota " the first detected in Mississippi flyway, with the outbreaks in Missouri and Arkansas also in this flyway.

"Exploding head syndrome" is real, and surprisingly common

Exploding Head Syndrome Is Real And Surprisingly Common

Maybe it's happened to you: You're lying in bed happily drifting off to sleep when suddenly you're jolted awake by a startlingly loud noise that turns out to be just in your head. The experience can be scary, and scientists have given it the alarming ...

Terri Schiavo: 10 Years After Her Death 'End of Life' Debate Rages On

Terri Schiavo: 10 Years After Her Death 'End Of Life' Debate Rages On

Ten years after the death of Terri Schiavo, the debate over when to end the life of someone catastrophically ill rages on. Terri Schindler Schiavo collapsed at home in the early morning hours of Feb. 25, 1990, according to the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope ...

Indian Politician Under Fire For Suggesting No Link Exists Between Tobacco Use And Cancer

Indian Politician Under Fire For Suggesting No Link Exists Between Tobacco Use And Cancer

The head of an Indian parliamentary panel examining the provisions of an act regulating the sale of tobacco and associated products has come under fire for suggesting that there is a need to re-examine the health effects of tobacco use on the Indian ...

Blind Darts Player Investigated for Benefit Fraud Because He's So Good at Darts

Blind Darts Player Investigated For Benefit Fraud Because He's So Good At Darts

Robert Boon is great at darts. He's also blind. For some people, the two don't compute. Boon decided to use his amazing talent to try and raise money so that could he buy two guide dogs. He organised a 10-hour darts event, but when he racked up 61,000 ...

Feet: the foundation for fitness and health

Feet: The Foundation For Fitness And Health

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Feet are a part of the anatomy many exercisers ignore while pounding the treadmill or honing a headstand, but fitness experts say they are the very foundation of physical well-being. A quarter of the body's bones are contained in the ...

New Strain of Virus Linked to Polio-Like Symptoms

New Strain Of Virus Linked To Polio-Like Symptoms

(Newser) " A terrifying outbreak of a polio-like illness appears to be caused by a new strain of a common virus, according to what researchers say is the strongest evidence yet linking enterovirus-68 to the cases of child paralysis. The outbreak of limb ...

A Direct Cause of the Declining Quality of Life for Americans

A Direct Cause Of The Declining Quality Of Life For Americans

Today, we're going to follow up an observation we made when we examined the major trends for how the consumer spending patterns of Americans has changed from 1984 through the present, where we observed that since 2009, increases in expenditures for health ...

New technology shows potential in repairing damaged tissue in knee joints

New Technology Shows Potential In Repairing Damaged Tissue In Knee Joints

A company, founded by University of Liverpool scientist, Professor Anthony Hollander, has been awarded £2 million to develop stem cell technologies that have shown potential in repairing damaged tissue in the knee. The team at Liverpool, in partnership ...

Outbreak of Canine Influenza Hits Chicago Area

Outbreak Of Canine Influenza Hits Chicago Area

It might be spring, but flu season is far from over, especially for man’s best friend. A sudden outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus has reportedly been spreading throughout the Chicago area over in recent weeks. According to Kimberly Cerny, the ...

Sip a Cricket Milkshake at Wayback Burger in Woodbury

Sip A Cricket Milkshake At Wayback Burger In Woodbury

Savvy folks with deep pockets are banking on insect protein as a cheap and abundant food source for the world's overpopulation problem. The current diet trend is all protein, all the time, and we're going to have to find a better way of getting it than ...

New Haven music program featured in mini-documentary

New Haven Music Program Featured In Mini-documentary

In 2010, New Haven Community Schools eliminated its music program due to budget cuts. “When I came here five years ago, the band room was a storage room filled with stuff,” said Superintendent Keith Wunderlich. “Music wasn’t happening.”

Audit: One in three rural Kentucky hospitals in poor financial health, and some may not survive

Audit: One In Three Rural Kentucky Hospitals In Poor Financial Health And Some May Not Survive

FRANKFORT " A third of Kentucky's rural hospitals are in poor financial health, raising questions on whether some can survive, according to a report released Monday. The report also said the number of health care providers in the state dropped between ...

Dr. Jones-Quaidoo of SpineVue in Dallas, TX Named Tops in the Nation

Dr Jones-Quaidoo Of SpineVue In Dallas TX Named Tops In The Nation

Dr. Sean M. Jones-Quaidoo, a spine surgeon with SpineVue in Dallas, TX was recognized by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital as ranked in the top 1% of all doctors in the United States according to patient satisfaction. The ranking comes courtesy of the ...

Car crash claims young bluegrass musician Jesse Carper

Car Crash Claims Young Bluegrass Musician Jesse Carper

Southwest Virginia bluegrass fans are mourning the death of Jesse Carper, a singer and mandolinist with the Locust Mountain Boys who died in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend. Carper, 26, of New Castle was “an old soul in a young man’s body ...

Severe weather resource management lessons from Boston EMS

Severe Weather Resource Management Lessons From Boston EMS

Decades from now, when hardy New Englanders gather over pints of memory-restoring beverages to recall hardships endured, some Bostonian is sure to exclaim, “How about that blizzard of ’15?” Memo to Massachusetts groupies: That will be a trick question.

GW Pharmaceuticals Initiates First Phase 3 Pivotal Trial for Epidiolex in Dravet Syndrome

GW Pharmaceuticals Initiates First Phase 3 Pivotal Trial For Epidiolex In Dravet Syndrome

LONDON, March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq:GWPH) (AIM:GWP) ("GW," "the Company" or "the Group"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary ...

Liver Cancer Could Be Prevented By Drinking Coffee, But Obesity And Alcohol Raise Risk

Liver Cancer Could Be Prevented By Drinking Coffee But Obesity And Alcohol Raise Risk

A new report from an ongoing systematic review of global research determined that coffee can significantly reduce one's risk of liver disease. The findings follow a 2013 CUP report that showed coffee could lower endometrial cancer risk, the American ...

NJ doctors least willing to accept Medicaid patients under Obamacare

NJ Doctors Least Willing To Accept Medicaid Patients Under Obamacare

TRENTON " The Affordable Care Act has provided a path for 420,500 low-income New Jersey residents to gain insurance through the Medicaid program, but a new study says the state ranks last in the nation in doctors willing to treat them. Just 38.7 percent ...

As opiate crisis grows, a call issued for more inpatient beds in Greater Lowell

As Opiate Crisis Grows A Call Issued For More Inpatient Beds In Greater Lowell

LOWELL -- In the city of Lowell, about two people suffer drug overdoses each day, and 12 have died of overdoses in the past 90 days, according to Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor. Across Middlesex County, opiate overdoses have already claimed ...

The Dark Past of Scott Disick’s Costa Rican Addiction ‘Cure’

The Dark Past Of Scott Disick’s Costa Rican Addiction ‘Cure’

Kardashian consort Scott Disick made headlines for the Rhythmia Life Advancement Center, which promotes the use of ibogaine to treat addiction"but the drug carries its own risks. The Costa Rican addiction treatment clinic where the reality TV star Scott ...