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Amid growing vaccination debate, measles continues to spread and is now in New York state

Measles Continues To-Spread

Health officials announced that a college student diagnosed with measles recently traveled across New York on a train, potentially exposing untold numbers of travelers to the virus, according to news reports. The infected individual, a student at Bard ...

Patient tested for Ebola at Calif.'s UC Davis hospital

UC Davis Ebola

Does a patient at UC Davis Medical Center have Ebola? That's what doctors at the California hospital are rushing to find out. VPC A sign directs patients and visitors to the UC Davis hospital in Calif. The hospital was testing a patient for the Ebola virus ...

California debates increasing smoking age to 21

California Increasing-Smoking Age

The lawmakers in California, US, are debating to pass a legislation that aims to increase the legal minimum age for smoking from the current age of 18 to 21. State Senator Ed Hernandez has expressed deep concern over the number of teenagers who have taken ...

12 Children Mysteriously Afflicted With Polio-like Enterovirus in Colorado

Polio-Like Enterovirus

A mysterious cluster of a dozen children in Colorado are now suffering from muscle weakness and paralysis, symptoms similar to the long-thought-eradicated virus known as polio. Of course, this has raised many red flags in the area among health officials ...

Peanut Allergy Probiotics: New Hope For Peanut Allergies Treatment Rooted In Probiotic Bacteria

Peanut Allergy-Probiotics

Peanut allergy probiotics discovery is making headlines. Peanut allergy can be cured by probiotics, according to Australian researchers. Scientists at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute worked with two groups of children with peanut allergy for 18 ...

Study Finds Correlation Between Binge Watching TV & Depression

Binge-Watching TV-Depression

A new study finds binge-watching television shows could be bad for you. Researchers with the University of Texas in Austin say they've found a link between marathon T-V sessions and depression and loneliness. The researchers surveyed more than 300 18-to-29 ...

Medical Mishap: Snake Venom 'Accidentally' Injected Into Woman's Face Instead Of Botox

Snake Venom-'Accidentally' Injected

A 38-year-old lawyer who went to a plastic surgeon in attempts to retain her youthful look was accidentally injected with snake venom. Racula Crisan went on recommendation to plastic surgeon Adrian Oancea to get Botox injections below her eyes and in her lips.

New Tamiflu study suggests drug does reduce flu impact considerably

New Tamiflu Study

A new analysis of research regarding oseltamivir - marketed and commonly referred to as Tamiflu - has found that the drug reduces the duration of flu symptoms and the risk of respiratory tract infections, according to its authors. The previous analysis ...

U.S. to Collect Genetic Data to Hone Care

U S To Collect-Genetic Data

independent.co.uk weiter: We lead today’s i with an epic clash between church and scientists. On Tuesday, the House of Commons will vote on allowing “three-parent” babies " IVF embryos created by merging the genetic material of eggs from two ...

Oseltamivir for influenza may shorten symptom duration and reduce need for antibiotics and hospitalization

Oseltamivir

(dailyRx News) Coughing, fever, aches and pains. Flu symptoms can be miserable. Good news, though " a medication may shorten that misery. An extensive review of research on the medication oseltamivir (brand name Tamiflu) found that it made flu symptoms ...

Too much sitting can lead to health risks, study says

Sitting Lead To Health-Risks

Don't just sit there. Do something. That's the upshot of a recent study that found that people who sit too much on a daily basis have an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans " even if they exercise. It's a study ...

Distraction techniques may reduce pain, anxiety during conscious surgery

Distraction-Techniques During …

For some surgical procedures - such as the removal of varicose veins - the patient remains awake. Though safe, the patient can experience some pain and anxiety. But in a new study, researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK say simple methods of ...

Here's the 'most dangerous' sexual position

'Most Dangerous'-Sexual Position

When it comes to sex-related injuries among men, penile fractures are rare yet painful; now researchers say they know which positions are likeliest to result in them. Researchers reviewed records from three hospitals over a 13-year period in Campinas ...

Craigslist personals raise HIV rates by 16 percent

Craigslist Personals Raise HIV Rates By 16 Percent

The entry of personal ads from Craigslist into any given market has the effect of raising HIV rates by 16 percent according to Jason Chan, Assistant Professor of Information and Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management at the University of ...

Disney measles outbreak shines light on vaccines in Yolo County

Disney Measles Outbreak Shines Light On Vaccines In Yolo County

With the growing number of measles cases in California, Yolo County health officials are urging people learn the warning signs and get vaccinated. A measles outbreak largely linked to Disneyland has now infected 68 people across the state, California ...

Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast

Historic Balloon Flight Ends Off Mexican Coast

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option." The accomplished Albuquerque pilot had set his sights long ago on flying farther and ...

Davidson: St. Anthony Hospital Gala raises money for Healthy Lung Program

Davidson: St Anthony Hospital Gala Raises Money For Healthy Lung Program

View more pictures from social events around town in the exclusive "Seen" gallery. Lung cancer kills more men and women in this country than any other cancer diagnosis. More women than breast cancer. More men than prostate cancer. More than colon cancer.

For Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Expensive Placebo Works Better

For Patients With Parkinson's Disease Expensive Placebo Works Better

In a recent study, an "expensive" salt solution was shown to to be significantly more effective at managing the symptoms of patients with Parkinson's disease than an "inexpensive" one. The salt solutions were identical placebos. Scientific American's Karen ...

Construction For NYU Langone’s Cobble Hill Health Center At LICH To Begin This Fall

Construction For NYU Langone’s Cobble Hill Health Center At LICH To Begin This Fall

NYULangone’s new Cobble Hill Health Center will replace the Long Island College Hospital and construction is set to begin this fall, finishing ... current circumstances, as NYU Langone has ran the emergency room in a former LICH building on Amity Street ...

Bobbi Kristina Brown in Medically Induced Coma, According to Source

Update: Bobby Brown Issues Statement Source Reports Bobbi Kristina Is In Medically Induced Coma

11Live, a NBC affiliate in Atlanta, reports that Roswell Police have confirmed that Brown is currently in a medical induced coma ... Bobby released a statement through his lawyer, Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, saying, "The report that Bobbi ...

Bill would fund IUD program

Bill Would Fund IUD Program

DENVER " Republican Rep. Don Coram of Montrose is at odds with members of his own party after co-sponsoring a measure that would fund long-acting contraceptives for low-income women. The measure, House Bill 1194, was introduced on Friday, despite cries ...

At Capitol, Plans Abound For Addressing Rural Health Care

At Minn Capitol Plans Abound For Addressing Rural Health Care

Their plan is one of many approaches to solving a looming shortage of doctors and other health care professionals expected to hit hardest in rural Minnesota. Estimates of how many doctors Minnesota will lack over the next decade range from 800 to a few ...

Hidden Valley salutes retiring boys basketball coach Troy Wells

Hidden Valley Salutes Retiring Boys Basketball Coach Troy Wells

Troy Wells has made friends and influenced people by including in almost every handshake an individually wrapped white Life Saver. Why not? His basketball coaching career has been in mint condition. NEW SUBSCRIBERS: You'll get delivery of The Roanoke Times ...

Clock’s ticking: 2 weeks left for 2015 ACA coverage

Clock’s Ticking: 2 Weeks Left For 2015 ACA Coverage

Despite all the news about the Affordable Care Act, Regina Thomas of Charlotte didn’t know it was an option until she was desperate. The 45-year-old New York transplant suffers from crippling back pain. She couldn’t get Medicaid in North Carolina, and ...

Jewish Home Family begins its centennial celebration

Jewish Home Family Begins Its Centennial Celebration

TEANECK " It’s a milestone many of its residents are nearing, and reaching it occasions balloons, cakes, songs and reminiscences. Turning 100 for the Jewish Home Family, too, has inspired plans for a year of celebrations, and is prompting a fond look ...

Dog undergoes surgery after eating calf-high boots

Dog Undergoes Surgery After Eating Calf-high Boots

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Doctors say a dog is recovering after surgery to remove a pair of calf-high leather boots the animal had eaten. The Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Philadelphia says the 4-year-old mixed breed male named Vince ate the ...

California lawmakers set to tackle excessive prescribing of psych meds to foster children

California Lawmakers Set To Tackle Excessive Prescribing Of Psych Meds To Foster Children

California lawmakers will consider a major overhaul this year of how the state cares for thousands of traumatized foster children, a sweeping effort to curb the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in the child welfare system. Legislation to boost caregiver ...

Volunteers Team Up With Stony Brook University To Help Revitalize Shinnecock Bay

Volunteers Team Up With Stony Brook University To Help Revitalize Shinnecock Bay

More than 40 East End volunteers teamed up with members of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the hopes of helping to revitalize Shinnecock Bay. This was the second annual event to ...

CDC "very concerned" about potential for large measles outbreak

CDC Very Concerned About Potential For Large Measles Outbreak

Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said his agency is "very concerned" about the possibility of a large measles outbreak in the U.S. because of the growing number of people who have not been vaccinated ...

California bill would raise smoking age to 21

California Bill Would Raise Smoking Age To 21

A California Democrat has proposed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 in an effort to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers. State Sen. Ed Hernandez introduced Senate Bill 151, which would make California the ...