Woman has 50 pound ovarian cyst removed

Dr. Gregory Jones, an OB-GYN who was there during the procedure, said he was shocked by the cyst's size. Doctors at Jackson Hospital in Alabama removed a giant cyst from a woman who was not losing weight and was suspected to be pregnant of twin... More..

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by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Only 23% of Americans Get Enough Exercise, a New Report Says

The researchers discovered that the state with the highest percentage of adults meeting the guidelines was Colorado. Several studies have shown exercise, along with a healthy diet, can lower the risk of death...More..

by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Here's which states get the most exercise - And which get the least

Just in time for swimming season , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new report on disease outbreaks associated with swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans. The percentage of ...More..

Local pharmacist, 600 others charged in largest ever health care fraud operation
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Local pharmacist, 600 others charged in largest ever health care fraud operation

Since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged over 3,700 defendants who collectively have falsely billed the Medicare program for over $14 billion. Federal prosecutors in Los An...More..

We’re still far away from finding a limit to human lifespan
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

We’re still far away from finding a limit to human lifespan

Previous studies have not been conclusive with regards to this question of whether human mortality plateaus after a certain age, say the researchers. The secrets of the centenarian set are hotly debated, with...More..

by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

CDC: E. coli Outbreak Over; Tainted Irrigation Water Appears to be Source

From March 13 to June 27, five people died and 210 people in 36 states have become ill from the bacteria, which put nearly 100 people in the hospital, the U.S. coli , but a number of inmates at a prison in Al...More..

Sea lice reported on Pensacola Beach in Florida
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sea lice reported on Pensacola Beach in Florida

Some people may feel a "prickling" sensation while they are in the water. Florida lifeguards have posted a purple flag warning on a number of area beaches alerting bathers to the danger of sea lice. Officia...More..

Local organization spreads HIV awareness on National HIV Testing Day
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Local organization spreads HIV awareness on National HIV Testing Day

An HIV test could save lives - plus, it's quick, easy, and relatively painless. "So, with our increasing STD rates, especially syphilis, it is essential that people be tested for HIV as well", Jung said. Our ...More..

UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S

CHOP also ranked in the top three for seven different specialties. This program has been in use at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital since November 2017 and was launched in May at NewYork-Presby...More..

Amazon acquiring online pharmacy PillPack, sending drug retailer shares down
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazon acquiring online pharmacy PillPack, sending drug retailer shares down

The e-commerce giant on Thursday said it agreed to buy the online drug store PillPack . Amazon is also working with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway on a new health care company that is seeking t...More..

Massachusetts reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Massachusetts reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito

The only other IN county with confirmed cases is Carroll. The reservoir (where the virus normally lives and multiples) is wild birds. Since then, the virus has been found in most states along the eastern coas...More..

HIV Testing Day to be held in Grande Prairie
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

HIV Testing Day to be held in Grande Prairie

In coordination with Oregon's End HIV Campaign, the partnership encourages everyone to learn their HIV status. The "Rapid Test and Treat" pilot program started about a year ago, and offers free, same-day trea...More..

Why you should never go down a slide with your child
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Why you should never go down a slide with your child

One mom has an important reminder for us before we hit the playground, though: riding down slides with kids is super unsafe. In a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics , researchers found tha...More..

GE to spin off healthcare business, divest stake in Baker Hughes
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GE to spin off healthcare business, divest stake in Baker Hughes

The company will maintain its dividend through the health spin-off, GE said. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the 30-year GE veteran talked about the thinking behind the decision, his management ...More..

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Medical scientists have known about the potential health risks of this career field for some time, yet the results from the small handful of studies focused on the issue have been frustratingly contradictory...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

The study, which was conducted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, surveyed 5,366 USA flight crew members and found that slightly over 15 per cent of them repor...More..

The FDA May Approve Its First Cannabis-Based Drug This Week
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The FDA May Approve Its First Cannabis-Based Drug This Week

Epidiolex contains less than 0.1% of THC. GW Pharmaceuticals , the British company responsible for the drug, said now approved AEDs (anti-epileptic drugs) are not always effective in the majority of patie...More..

Herpes Virus May Play Role In Alzheimer’s, Study Says
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Herpes Virus May Play Role In Alzheimer’s, Study Says

In past years, several studies have found a link between strains of the herpes who have migrated to the brain and development of Alzheimer's disease. He also hopes it could be the beginning of research that w...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Medical milestone: US OKs weed-based drug for seizures

A new drug derived from marijuana just became the first of its kind to get the green light from the USA government. GW Pharma won't be able to launch the drug right away, however, because its active ingre...More..

Arizona woman says Walgreens pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Arizona woman says Walgreens pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy

There was no heartbeat. "If you have gone through a miscarriage you know the pain and emotional rollercoaster it can be". An Arizona woman has said she was left "in tears and humiliated" after a staff membe...More..

US House Approves Legislation Aimed at Expanding Treatment for Opioid Abuse
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

US House Approves Legislation Aimed at Expanding Treatment for Opioid Abuse

One of the provisions included in the package dictates a change to the way that prescription pills are distributed in an effort to curb improper delivery of painkillers and off-label usage. "This bill makes inc...More..

Indian American Surgeon Atul Gawande Appointed CEO Of Amazon-JP Morgan Venture
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Indian American Surgeon Atul Gawande Appointed CEO Of Amazon-JP Morgan Venture

The companies said they would use big-data analysis and other high-tech tools to improve care and cut waste. Details are sketchy about how the new non-profit company will develop its new, leaner healthcare mo...More..

AIDS Commission dares herbalists to subject their supposed HIV/AIDS cures to test
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

AIDS Commission dares herbalists to subject their supposed HIV/AIDS cures to test

In 2015 it was 56, the year before that it was 65. Another doctor suggested he have the test, confirming a diagnosis and that it had progressed to AIDS. This means that they don't get the medical care they ne...More..

Ohio Department of Health declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ohio Department of Health declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A

The declaration followed the reporting of 79 hepatitis A cases in OH so far this year, nearly double the number reported in all of 2017, according to a release issued by the department. Symptoms of hepatitis A ...More..

The Kate Spade Brand Is Paying Tribute to Its Founder
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Kate Spade Brand Is Paying Tribute to Its Founder

No illegal narcotics were found in the Park Avenue apartment. In a recent article published in the Atlanta Black Star, Dr. Jeffrey Bridge of the Nationwide Children's Hospital quotes a 2015 study that shows a s...More..

WIT researchers say nutrients can slow Alzheimer's
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

WIT researchers say nutrients can slow Alzheimer's

But even if questions remain, the research offered strong support for a long-controversial hypothesis that viruses might be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease . The team confirmed the associa...More..

Laser Pointer Burns Hole In A 9-Year-Old’s Eye
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Laser Pointer Burns Hole In A 9-Year-Old’s Eye

They published the case in the New England Journal of Medicine . The child's dad bought him a green laser pointer at a market as a toy. A nine-year-old boy burned a hole in his eye's retina after staring i...More..

Gosport War Memorial Hospital: Families want criminal charges over painkiller deaths
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Gosport War Memorial Hospital: Families want criminal charges over painkiller deaths

The report of the Gosport Independent Panel was published on Wednesday morning after a four-year, £14-million investigation into the deaths of hundreds of patients under the care of the GP Dr Jane Barton. The ...More..

U.S. Labor Dept.: Health care reform measure will benefit small businesses
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

U.S. Labor Dept.: Health care reform measure will benefit small businesses

The PPACA mandated that all individual and small group health plans sold through the health insurance exchange marketplaces are required to cover a set of essential health benefits (EHBs), which includes mental...More..

Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'

Using computational tools to analyze these large datasets, the researchers were able to generate a picture of the genetic, transcriptional, and molecular networks that underpin AD development and progression an...More..