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Death of second Ebola patient in U.S. shows need for early, accurate tests, experts say

Ebola Patient Dies In-U S Source: Washington Post

Ebola Patient Dies In-U S

"I firmly believe that it was a calling and that God wanted me to," Martin Salia said in an April 2014 interview about why he worked to treat Ebola patients at Kissy Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia died of the disease on Monday. (United Methodist ...

Right-to-die advocate's mom blasts Vatican remarks

Maynard’s Mom-Lashes At VaticanSource: AOL

Maynard’s Mom-Lashes At Vatican

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. Days after Maynard's Nov. 1 ...

Norovirus strikes 172 on cruise ship

Norovirus Strikes On-Cruise Ship

SAN PEDRO, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) --More than 170 people aboard Princess Cruises' Crown Princess ship came down with norovirus during a month-long cruise from Hawaii and Tahiti to Los Angeles, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.

Arsenic in Rice: 11 Facts You Need to Know

Arsenic Found In RiceSource: Yahoo Shine Canada

Arsenic Found In Rice

We first heard the bad news in 2012. Rice contains arsenic, Consumer Reports proclaimed in a riveting 2012 study. But it left us with a host of questions: Which types of rice have the highest levels of arsenic? Which have the lowest? What about other rice ...

Eating trans fat may damage memory

Trans Fats May-Damage MemorySource: USA Today

Trans Fats May-Damage Memory

Yet another reason to cut back on cookies: A new study shows that eating trans fat " used for decades in margarine and to increase the shelf life of packaged cookies and crackers " may damage memory. Of 690 young and middle-aged men tested, those who ...

The Great Debate: Do Moms or Kids Have More Control Over Back-to-School Shopping?

$1M Medical Bill For-Mom

That comes to a bill of $600 for a family of three school-aged children ... so they can spend more time enjoying the sun and sand. -- One for Kids, and One for Mom: Almost 50 percent of moms would only take advantage of the back-to-school shopping season ...

Parents of preemie wed in ICU of TX hospital

Parents Wed In Nicu

Parents of preemie wed in ICU of TX hospital A couple's premature baby served as the ring bearer as they got married in the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday. (Nov. 12) Check out this story on ...

Cocaine And Fear Effects Seen Through Transparent Brain (SEE IT)

How Brain Reacts To-CocaineSource: HNGN

How Brain Reacts To-Cocaine

A technique called CLARITY makes mouse brain transparent so scientists can see how the whole brain reacts to cocaine addiction and fear. Results could provide answers regarding brain circuitry and drug response. Share This Story CLARITY infuses the brain ...

TWB Commentary " Get Lifted

TV Reporter Tests Out-Weed

So if you’re a 230lb semi-active male give, it two months to be sure you’ll pass that initial test. Recently took my first hit at 4:20 and it turns out weed makes you sleepy ... Also in the news an article about a CBS News reporter busted for growing ...

'Cat porn' cartoon aims to promote safe sex

“Cat Porn”-Promotes Safe SexSource: thelocal.at

“Cat Porn”-Promotes Safe Sex

Austria’s Aids charity AIDS-Hilfe has produced an explicit cartoon showing two gay cats having unprotected sex, which is meant to raise awareness about European HIV testing week (which takes place from 21st to 28th November). NSFW. Ahead of World Aids ...

Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

Lyme Disease-Researcher DiesSource: Associated Press

Lyme Disease-Researcher Dies

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) -- The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from ...

Chopin Heart Exhumed for Secret Checkup at Holy Cross Church

Chopin Heart-Exhumed For …

Chopin's heart, removed from his body at his request after he died in Paris in 1849, has been exhumed several times but, most recently, the organ was secretly operated on to see whether the tissue is still well preserved, according to The Associated Press.

Transition Therapeutics Announces Results from ELND005 Clinical Study in Adults with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome-Study Released

"Although in small numbers of study subjects, we continue to be encouraged by the consistent trend of improvement in neuropsychiatric measures seen in the earlier Bipolar study and now in the Down syndrome study ... the date of the release and may be ...

1 in 3 adults drink excessively, but aren't alcoholics, CDC finds

1 In 3 Adults Drink Excessively  But Aren't Alcoholics  CDC FindsSource: FOX News

1 In 3 Adults Drink Excessively But Aren't Alcoholics CDC Finds

About a third of U.S. adults drink excessively, but most of these people are not alcoholics, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study analyzed information from more than 138,000 U.S. adults between 2009 and 2011.

FDA approves abuse-deterrent form of controversial painkiller

FDA Approves Abuse-deterrent Form Of Controversial PainkillerSource: Washington Post

FDA Approves Abuse-deterrent Form Of Controversial Painkiller

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick tried to ban the controversial painkiller Zohydro in his state earlier this year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) The Food and Drug Administration, which last year faced widespread criticism when it approved a powerful painkiller that ...

3D-printed hearts help surgeons save babies' lives

3D-printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies' LivesSource: FOX News

3D-printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies' Lives

Replicas of the human heart that are made on 3D printers could help save babies' lives, new research suggests. The heart replicas are designed to match every tiny detail of a baby's heart, so they can help surgeons plan where to cut tissue, reroute piping ...

You may be ruining your back by staring at your smartphone all day

You May Be Ruining Your Back By Staring At Your Smartphone All DaySource: United Press International

You May Be Ruining Your Back By Staring At Your Smartphone All Day

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) --Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are worried about Americans' posture. Apparently, it's being corrupted by smartphone addiction, and may result in series spinal injuries later in life. The head is heavy, roughly ...

Antibiotics in animals raise concerns

Antibiotics In Animals Raise ConcernsSource: CBS News

Antibiotics In Animals Raise Concerns

The vast majority of antibiotics produced in this country are not given to humans, but to livestock being raised for food. At many of the biggest farms, animals are routinely fed antibiotics to prevent the spread of disease in crowded conditions and to ...

Obama Administration Boosted Obamacare Numbers With Dental Plans

Obama Administration Boosted Obamacare Numbers With Dental PlansSource: Time

Obama Administration Boosted Obamacare Numbers With Dental Plans

The Obama administration discreetly included dental plan sign-ups in its most recent report on the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment numbers. The White House claimed in September that 7.3 million people had enrolled in insurance plans under Obamacare ...

Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain InjurySource: Daily Beast

Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Tracy Morgan’s lawyer says the star suffered ‘severe brain injury’ after his car accident. What will this mean for the actor’s future? It is often the least visible but sometimes deadliest of injuries: traumatic brain injury (TBI). With the recent ...

More than 4 million Graco strollers recalled after amputation risk

More Than 4 Million Graco Strollers Recalled After Amputation RiskSource: New York Daily News

More Than 4 Million Graco Strollers Recalled After Amputation Risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. because of a safety hazard. Nearly 5 million Graco strollers " 11 models " are being recalled internationally. The folding hinge of the sides of the ...

Chinese Activists Worry As Landmark Gay ‘Conversion’ Case Stalls

Chinese Activists Worry As Landmark Gay ‘Conversion’ Case StallsSource: The Wall Street Journal

Chinese Activists Worry As Landmark Gay ‘Conversion’ Case Stalls

The excitement that coursed through China’s gay rights community in July when a Beijing court heard the country’s first case challenging gay “conversion” therapy has turned to apprehension after the deadline for a decision passed without news.

ACR: Benefits of Actemra Appear Durable

ACR: Benefits Of Actemra Appear DurableSource: MedPage Today

ACR: Benefits Of Actemra Appear Durable

BOSTON -- Final outcomes for tocilizumab (Actemra) among rheumatoid arthritis patients in the FUNCTION trial show that previously reported midtrial benefits are maintained up to 104 weeks. Patients with early disease who received an 8mg/kg monthly dose of ...

Study: Broken hearts very real for women

Study: Broken Hearts Very Real For WomenSource: Detroit Free Press

Study: Broken Hearts Very Real For Women

Marital struggles really can break hearts, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Especially for women, a demanding, critical husband boosts the odds of cardiovascular disease, according to the study "Bad marriage, broken heart?

Should medical professionals be involved in force-feeding prisoners?

Should Medical Professionals Be Involved In Force-feeding Prisoners?Source: Salon

Should Medical Professionals Be Involved In Force-feeding Prisoners?

This July, a Navy nurse refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, and asked to be assigned to other duties. The move was described as “the first known rebellion against Guantánamo’s force-feeding policy” and prompted an internal inquiry.

Scientists find promise in ‘back boost’ study for future flu vaccine

Scientists Find Promise In ‘back Boost’ Study For Future Flu VaccineSource: FOX News

Scientists Find Promise In ‘back Boost’ Study For Future Flu Vaccine

Developing a seasonal flu vaccine has long challenged scientists, as predicting the strain that will impact the public in any given year involves an educated guessing game. The flu, like the Ebola virus, is comprised of RNA, not DNA, genes. These viruses ...

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

MRI Can Be Painful  Disruptive For People With Cochlear ImplantsSource: Newsday

MRI Can Be Painful Disruptive For People With Cochlear Implants

Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort and problems with the implant's internal magnet when they undergo an MRI scan, a new study finds. According to background information supplied by the researchers, about 300,000 people worldwide ...

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?Source: NPR News

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Since Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill in 1997, more than 700 people have taken their lives with prescribed medication " including Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with an incurable brain tumor, who ended her life earlier ...

A bad marriage can literally break your heart, especially if you’re a woman

A Bad Marriage Can Literally Break Your Heart  Especially If You’re A WomanSource: Washington Post

A Bad Marriage Can Literally Break Your Heart Especially If You’re A Woman

Yes, love is grand and can heal all wounds, as they say. But bad marriages can do just the opposite. People in unhappy marriages are at a much higher risk for heart disease than people in more joyous unions, according to a first-of-its kind study ...

Addressing Concerns

Addressing ConcernsSource: PBS

Addressing Concerns

Sometimes children’s reactions can be especially severe. Common behaviors might grow in intensity or frequency, signaling a need for extra attention. Nightmares or scary thoughts. These may be about death or about the way a parent died. Avoidance.

3-D Printed Hearts Could Aid In Surgery For Complicated Birth Defects

3-D Printed Hearts Could Aid In Surgery For Complicated Birth DefectsSource: HNGN

3-D Printed Hearts Could Aid In Surgery For Complicated Birth Defects

A 3-D printed model of the heart could lead to better treatments for patients born with dangerous heart disorders. In the past heart surgeons have used 2-D images taken from X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs to plan difficult surgeries, the American Heart ...

Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign

Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 In 3 CampaignSource: Daily Beast

Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 In 3 Campaign

One in three women has had an abortion in the United States"but their stories often remain private. A new campaign aims to change that. Brittany Mostiller had just turned 23 years old when she found out she was pregnant again. She thought about suicide.

FDA OKs new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

FDA OKs New  Hard-to-abuse Hydrocodone PillSource: Salt Lake Tribune

FDA OKs New Hard-to-abuse Hydrocodone Pill

Washington • Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards. The Food and Drug ...