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U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

Ebola Drug Zmapp

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc's Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients ...

Fake Disney measles outbreak: send in the clowns

Measles Outbreak

(NaturalNews) "Lacking any real science proving we have a serious 2015 measles outbreak, and lacking any science supporting the idea that the measles vaccine is safe and effective, we're looking at a psyop called The Disney Story. A fake horror movie ...

Ebola Victim Returns to Liberia, Aids Research

Ebola Aid

Nancy and David Writebol are headed back to Liberia this weekend, eight months after she became the second American infected with the Ebola virus. Writebol, a medical missionary, made headlines around the world when she was evacuated by air to Emory ...

'Doctors' tell Honey Boo Boo she's obese

Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo tries some fried chicken. (Photo: The Doctors) Alana Thompson started her young career in beauty pageants on Toddlers and Tiaras. Then she moved on to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame, where we all learned that she loves not-so-great-for-you ...

Is this the ovarian cancer breakthrough women have prayed for?

Ovarian Cancer-Breakthrough

After eight rounds of gruelling chemotherapy over seven years, ovarian cancer patient Maria Cull is still holding out for a cure. Maria, 58, a former sales administrator, was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007 but the cancer has since spread to ...

Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Expected: CDC

Flu Season

The vaccine has an 18 percent effectiveness against the dominant H3N2 flu strain, the CDC reports. Earlier in the season, flu shot protection level was estimated at 23 percent. "There's more data that's come in now, given how much of the flu is caused by ...

Indiana HIV outbreak linked to prescription drug abuse

HIV Drugs

Opana pills, like many other painkillers, can be ground up and injected. (Photo: MICHAEL HAYMAN) LOUISVILLE, Ky. " A quickly spreading outbreak of HIV in southeastern Indiana is being linked to injection of the powerful painkiller Opana " raising ...

ADHD diagnosis can double risk of premature death, researchers say

ADHD Diagnosis

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are about twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the disorder, say researchers. Researchers followed 1.92 million Danes, including 32,000 with ADHD, from birth through to 2013. "In this ...

Focusing on fiber may work for weight loss

Fiber Weight Loss

People who only focused on eating 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as those who followed a more complicated diet, according to a new year-long study. A “permissive” dietary plan, like focusing on increasing fiber, may produce more ...

Source: Bobbi Kristina Brown has shown ‘absolutely no signs of life lately’

Bobbi Kristina

LOS ANGELES " Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father, Bobby Brown, may be holding on to false hope that his daughter will make a recovery, a source will knowledge of the situation told FOX411. The 21-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston reportedly ...

Study on Chronic Fatigue May Help With Diagnoses

Study On Chronic-Fatigue

The immune systems of people with chronic fatigue syndrome differ from those of healthy people, and patients with recent diagnoses can be distinguished from those who have had the condition for longer, researchers reported on Friday. The findings do not ...

Remembering A Health Care Advocate Who Got a Lot Done in a Short Time

Remembering A Health Care Advocate Who Got A Lot Done In A Short Time

You may not have heard the name Peter Harbage before. But if you are one of the millions of people getting health insurance because of Obamacare or some other government program, it's possible Peter had something to do with it. Peter was a health policy ...

Is marijuana safe? It's more complicated than you think

Is Marijuana Safe? It's More Complicated Than You Think

There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than ... Marijuana is labeled as a Schedule I drug in the United States, meaning that under federal law, it is illegal and cannot be used for medical purposes (although some states have legalized its use).

At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

At Least 6 Republican States Revisit Their Stance Of Resisting Obamacare

Officials in several Republican states that balked at participating in President Obama’s ­health-care initiative are now revisiting the issue amid mounting panic over a possible Supreme Court decision that would revoke federal insurance subsidies for ...

A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads

A Brief Timeline Shows How We're Gluttons For Diet Fads

We've barely dug ourselves out from beneath the pile of new diet books that arrived to kick off the year, and already the "get in shape for summer" diet books are filling our mailboxes. That raises the question: If any of these diets actually worked, why ...

Wesleyan overdoses happened even as the school stepped up enforcement efforts

Wesleyan Overdoses Happened As School Stepped Up Efforts

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. " As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten ...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Not a Myth: Study Finds Physiological Cause

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not A Myth: Study Finds Physiological Cause

A new study shows that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a real health condition which is caused by quantifiable changes in a patient’s immune system, rather than an imaginary disease. Scientists may have found additional evidence that supports a cohort ...

Education Notebook: Brownwood HOSA brings home several awards, scholarships from conference

Education Notebook: Brownwood HOSA Brings Home Several Awards Scholarships From Conference

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Golden Williams

Golden Williams

Golden Williams Staff Reports Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. STANFIELD " Golden Marie Williams, 42, of Stanfield died on Feb. 25, 2015, at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. March 7 at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole ...

Distracted walking? Thanks to cellphones, that's now a thing

Distracted Walking? Thanks To Cellphones That's Now A Thing

It's one thing to do that on a quiet neighborhood street ... The study was published recently in the Journal of Community Health. Some of that distracted walking may have occurred because the selected intersections were near subway stops.

Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

In a string of meetings and press releases, the federal government's health watchdogs have delivered a stern message: They are cracking down on insurers, hospitals and doctors offices that don't adequately protect the security and privacy of medical records.

Tops in plastic surgery? Bigger bottoms

Bigger Is Better According To A Survey Of Plastic Surgeons

Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report ... Some men wanted bigger chests: Plastic surgeons performed 1,054 pectoral implants (208 percent more than in 2013).

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties

Some people might think of leprosy as a scourge from biblical times, but it still afflicts victims -- and a Florida county is reporting a rare increase in cases, with three people diagnosed in just five months. In the past decade, before the new cases ...

'Human Mannequin Disease,' Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Could Eventually Turn This Toddler Into A Statue

'Human Mannequin Disease ' Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Could Eventually Turn This Toddler Into A Statue

How healthy your heart is and your perception of fear can determine whether or not you can be scared to death. A new study shows that humans are “bimodal” creatures when it comes to sex: Either they’re faithful or they’re more likely to be ...

CDC discovers new virus in Kansas

CDC Discovers New Virus In Kansas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday the discovery of a new virus that may be spread through tick or insect bites. The virus may have contributed to the 2014 death of a Kansas man who was otherwise healthy. Working with ...

Starving Only to Feast a While Later Could Help You Live Longer

Starving Only To Feast A While Later Could Help You Live Longer

The somewhat good news is that, thanks to a team of University of Florida Health scientists, we now have a third lifestyle option to embrace: starving ourselves for limited periods of time only to eat to our heart's desire a while later. In a paper in the ...

McDonald’s Customer Claims He Got Cleaning Liquid in His Tea

McDonald’s Customer Claims He Got Cleaning Liquid In His Tea

An Indianapolis police officer took a sip of McDonald's iced tea over the weekend and wound up in the hospital because the drink apparently was contaminated with cleaning chemicals, his wife told ABC News. Reserve Officer Paul Watkins went to the McDonald ...

Children’s Mercy performs its first pediatric heart transplant

Children’s Mercy Performs Its First Pediatric Heart Transplant

The last thing Hannah Mountz remembers before passing out was “Should I tell my grandma?” That was about five weeks ago, as the 15-year-old Kansas City, North, girl sat in her room putting on makeup while her grandparents waited downstairs. Hannah felt ...

Spread of drug-resistant malaria an "enormous threat"

Spread Of Drug-resistant Malaria An Enormous Threat

Scientists are raising the alarm about a drug-resistant strain of malaria that's becoming a growing threat in southeast Asia and could spread to other countries where the parasitic infection is common. Each year, there are more than 200 million cases of ...

Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In

Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In

It can be downright Sisyphean to get a teenager out of bed. Just like adults, they're often significantly sleep-deprived -- and the first period bell is doing them no favors. Adolescents have been steadily logging fewer hours of sleep over the last 20 ...

Got ADHD? You May Live a Shorter Life, Study Shows

Got ADHD? You May Live A Shorter Life Study Shows

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition " and the causes tend to include freak accidents and car crashes, researchers reported Wednesday. In the first study of its kind ...