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Dog flu now in 12 states

Dog Flu

The first thing you need to know about dog flu: People can’t get dog flu. At least that’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. “To date, there is no evidence of transmission of dog flu viruses from dogs to people and there have ...

In Tanzania, UNICEF working to halt cholera outbreak among Burundian refugees

Tanzania Cholera-Outbreak

21 May 2015 " The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rushing critical relief supplies to Tanzania’s north-western border with Burundi amid a devastating cholera outbreak affecting tens of thousands of refugees there. In a press release issued ...

California Medical Association drops opposition to doctor-assisted suicide

CMA Doctor-Assisted-Suicide

The CMA said its change to neutral on the issue marked the first by a state medical association. It comes amid renewed debate over doctor-assisted suicide following the death of brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard last fall. The American Medical ...

DEA announces four-state crackdown on illegal pill distribution

DEA Four-State-Crackdown

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday announced the results of a four-state crackdown aimed at stopping illegal distribution of addictive prescription medicines, such as opioid painkillers, that yielded 280 arrests. Dubbed Operation ...

Study looks at link between Parkinson's disease and depression

Parkinson's Disease-Depression Link

A study has revealed new information about the possible link between depression and Parkinson's disease. If you remember this was something we talked about after actor Robin Williams committed suicide last November. It was reported he battled depression ...

Health officials: New strain of rabies found in New Mexico

New Rabies Strain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. " A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday. While it doesn't present any more of a public health threat than the known strains of the potentially fatal ...

20 Worst Cities for Mosquitoes in the US

Worst Us Cities For-Mosquitoes

The odds of being bitten by a mosquito are better in Atlanta than in any other city in America, says pest control expert Orkin. Atlanta led the list of Orkin's 20 Top Mosquito Cities for the second year in a row. The list is based on the number of people ...

Doctors may not fully explain risks of common heart procedure

Common Heart-Procedure Risks

Patients mulling whether to get a common procedure to unclog blocked arteries may not get enough information from their doctors to make the best choice, a small study suggests. Researchers analyzed recordings of 59 conversations between cardiologists and ...

South Korea reports first case of MERS virus; patient stable

South Korea Mers

SEOUL " South Korean health officials on Wednesday confirmed the country's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who recently returned from Bahrain and is in stable condition after being treated for a high fever and cough.

World's first blood test that can diagnose IBS: Breakthrough could help millions avoid years of invasive tests, painful symptoms and misdiagnosis

IBS Blood Test

In what is thought to be a world first, scientists have developed a new set of blood tests to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. The diagnostic tool can quickly and accurately diagnose the painful condition, offering hope to millions afflicted across the ...

Why you shouldn’t skip meals

Skipping Meals-Increases Belly Fat

If you cut your calories too low, your metabolism slams the brake on fat-burning in a desperate effort to conserve ... Anything that’s not nailed down. Skipping meals increases your risk of bingeing (out of control over-eating) later in the day.

Metabolic syndrome may increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Metabolic Syndrome

According to a study in the May 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association more than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and ...

53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

53 People In 9 States Sickened After Eating Raw Tuna

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases - 31 - are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. Other ...

Stem cells can be safely infused in brain to promote stroke recovery, study finds

Stem Cells Can Be Safely Infused In Brain To Promote Stroke Recovery Study Finds

A yearlong study of stroke patients has found that stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow can be safely infused in the brain through the carotid artery to promote recovery. Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of ...

Staten Island HS teacher uses innovative style to get students excited about science

Staten Island HS Teacher Uses Innovative Style To Get Students Excited About Science

Education experts struggling to get students excited about science should take a look inside Theresa Kutza’s classroom at New Dorp High School on Staten Island. The veteran teacher uses her extensive nursing background to challenge students while ...

Dog flu now in 12 states

Dog Flu Now In 12 States

The first thing you need to know about dog flu: People can’t get dog flu. At least that’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. “To date, there is no evidence of transmission of dog flu viruses from dogs to people and there have ...

What I learned from taking Viviscal hair supplements for 190 days

What I Learned From Taking Viviscal Hair Supplements For 190 Days

I lasted one week and two days before I broke down and found myself on the road looking for more. I tried telling myself I didn’t need it and it was an expensive habit. Each day I was without it, I worried about the side effects of withdrawals and how it ...

Long-term acetaminophen use during pregnancy may affect boys' fertility

Long-term Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May Affect Boys' Fertility

Research in mice has found that exposing fetal testicular tissue to the painkiller acetaminophen lowers production of testosterone. The lab work suggests that pregnant women taking the drug for one day would not affect their unborn boy - but several days ...

Study confirms “metabolic syndrome” affects black women more than white

Study Confirms “metabolic Syndrome” Affects Black Women More Than White

A new study published in the Journal of American Heart Association shows that researchers have found black women to be more susceptible to contracting serious heart diseases when compared to white women. According to Perfscience, the study was conducted by ...

How an Alleged Blue Bell Listeria Victim Says the Illness Changed His Life Forever

How An Alleged Blue Bell Listeria Victim Says The Illness Changed His Life Forever

David "Phil" Shockley was the valedictorian of his high school. He went on to earn a master's degree and run a nursing home. But at 31 years old, listeria changed his life forever, according to court papers, and he's been living with his parents ever since.

Smokers Are 4 Times More Likely To Visit The Emergency Room

Smokers Are 4 Times More Likely To Visit The Emergency Room

(Photo : Flickr/CC) People who smoke and/or abuse drugs are more likely to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms than non-smokers and those who don't abuse drugs, according to a recent study. People who smoke and/or abuse drugs are more likely to ...

Disrupted Sleep In Children May Adversely Impact Memory, Learning

Disrupted Sleep In Children May Adversely Impact Memory Learning

(Photo : Flickr/CC) Sleep disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, accordign to a recent study. Sleep disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, accordign to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Szeged ...

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control, diet quality in teens

Protein Snacks Can Improve Appetite Control Diet In Teens

Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults ... Snacking on protein can improve appetite control, diet quality in teens. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 21, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150521121045.htm ...

Charles Stith still battling BU on diversity

Charles Stith Still Battling BU On Diversity

The Rev. Charles R. Stith isn’t leaving Boston University quietly, because that has never been his style. But every indication is that he’s going, willingly or not. Stith is the director of the school’s African Presidential Center, established in ...

Is Genetic Testing Right for You?

Is Genetic Testing Right For You?

Back in April, former veterans from Google and Twitter joined forces to launch an Internet start up to sell a product that could change the way Americans discover their risk for certain cancers. For just $249, Color Genomics offers a genetic test that ...

Bird flu in U.S. might drive up egg prices by the billions, analysts say

Bird Flu In U S Might Drive Up Egg Prices By The Billions Analysts Say

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --What do the following foods have in common? Caviar, roasted duck, lobster tails, Kobe beef, sashimi, eggs. In the near future, they might all be luxury fare -- as the recent outbreak of bird flu in the United States might drive ...

Tell Me About It: Siblings won't visit ailing mom

Tell Me About It: Siblings Won't Visit Ailing Mom

Question: My mom has Alzheimer's and lives in an assisted-living facility. I have siblings who never go to see her, and they contend she doesn't recognize them or wouldn't remember that they were there. Are those legitimate or logical excuses? Answer: If ...

In overweight teens, food ads appeal to mouth and brain

In Overweight Teens Food Ads Appeal To Mouth And Brain

When a sitcom's laugh track stops and the camera pans seductively up the height of a glistening bacon cheeseburger, the teen brain snaps to attention - especially if that brain sits atop a body that carries excess fat, a new study says. In teens with ...

Is Your Metabolism Working Against You? 6 Simple Ways to Boost It

Is Your Metabolism Working Against You? 6 Simple Ways To Boost It

Throughout my years counseling clients I’ve seen many achieve fantastic weight loss results, including those who had not had success with other approaches, or thought they couldn’t possibly lose weight due to various circumstances, like being injured ...

The Human Upgrade

3 400 Years After Her Death Scientists Track A Girl's Travels

Mollie McDowell, 26, marketing manager at Rock Health, openly talks online about how she has had a pain in her right hip for years and has tried several iPhone apps to try to find the cause and to track ... or death from consumer products. In 2014, after ...

A quarter of healthy skin cells possess cancer-related mutations, study finds

A Quarter Of Healthy Skin Cells Possess Cancer-related Mutations Study Finds

Cancer-related mutations can be found in around a quarter of skin cells belonging to healthy individuals. This is according to a new study published in the journal Science. By performing ultra-deep genetic sequencing on 234 skin biopsies from cancer-free ...

Salmonella outbreak possibly linked to sushi spreads to nine states

Sushi Salmonella Outbreak Found In Nine States

A salmonella outbreak possibly linked to raw tuna in sushi ... 10 others found in Arizona, one in Illinois, one in Mississippi, six in New Mexico, one in South Dakota, one in Virginia, one in Washington and one in Wisconsin. In California, nine patients ...