FDA OKs HPV Vaccine for Adults Up to Age 45

The approval was constructed from a study among women ages 27-45, showing that the previous version of the vaccine had great impact preventing the persistent infection of HPV , genital warts, vaginal and vulvar precancers, cervical cancer , and c... More..

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I know Alaska 'better than he does'
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

I know Alaska 'better than he does'

Trump wants three times the $1.6 billion the Senate is considering for the wall in a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security. While speaking to the press on Friday, Murkowski said, "I have extende...More..

Minnesota kids suffer rare, polio-like disorder
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Minnesota kids suffer rare, polio-like disorder

The MDH has contacted doctors in the area to be on the lookout for similar cases, as local disease investigators are working aggressively to gather more information. AFM is thought to happen after someone con...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Klobuchar asks CDC to investigate cases of rare, polio-like illness

According to the Washington Department of Health, the children are being evaluated for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM ), a rare condition that affects a person's nervous system and can cause paralysis . AFM can ...More..

Kate Middleton and Prince William Wow at Mental Health Summit Appearance
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kate Middleton and Prince William Wow at Mental Health Summit Appearance

Showing her thrifty side once again, the Duchess of Cambridge , 36, recycled a stunning lilac Emilia Wickstead dress as she attended the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London with William on ...More..

McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi

The whole Kavanaugh hearing has been deeply disappointing, but at least his name will keep the discussion of sexual assault alive. CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic said Brett Kavanaugh would be "changing...More..

Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

But he says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated. Ford had asked for confidentiality in a letter to F...More..

Watch ‘Through the Storm’ - an LFC documentary on mental health
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Watch ‘Through the Storm’ - an LFC documentary on mental health

It also urged continuous training for primary healthcare workers to enable them detect and manage common mental health problems in community settings. Chambers says that Sadag is receiving more and more calls...More..

Public encouraged to get free seasonal flu vaccine
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Public encouraged to get free seasonal flu vaccine

Although flu experts knew it was a rough season a year ago, they had no idea how bad it actually was. Because CDC wants people protected if flu breaks out early, "October as a rule of thumb is not unreasonabl...More..

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel goes pink this October
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel goes pink this October

The symphony will also have oncologists give testimonials and will show video interviews from community members about their breast cancer stories. After skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer a...More..

Local calls to end stigma this Mental Health Week
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Local calls to end stigma this Mental Health Week

Those interested can take action by educating themselves about mental health and recognize the signs of mental health issues. Academy manager Byron Anthony said: "It's well documented these days in regards ...More..

Nikki Haley to Resign as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley to Resign as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

The announcement was news to many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters, and some key US allies did not get advance word from Haley or the White House . "It was a blessing to go into t...More..

Neanderthal genes helped early humans combat flu, hepatitis
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Neanderthal genes helped early humans combat flu, hepatitis

As a result, many modern Europeans and Asians have about 2 percent of Neanderthal DNA in their genomes, the researchers explained. It is so far known that Neanderthals and humans interbred at least twice ...More..

Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds

On the other hand, the recent study admitted the potential benefits of Vitamin D supplements on bone health, among others, if taken during winter by those individuals that don't have a balanced diet. There ...More..

Even drinking a little each day ups your risk of early death
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Even drinking a little each day ups your risk of early death

For the study, the team looked at two large groups of people in the United States: more than 340,600 people in the National Health Interview Survey and more than 93,600 treated as outpatients at Veterans Admi...More..

Effectiveness of the flu shot
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Effectiveness of the flu shot

The Health Department will again offer the high-dose influenza vaccine this year. While not 100 percent effective, flu vaccines still provide a baseline level of protection, Martell said. "As a caution, cal...More..

Hugs may buffer against deleterious consequences of interpersonal conflict
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Hugs may buffer against deleterious consequences of interpersonal conflict

More than 400 women and men were interviewed each night for 14 consecutive days about their conflicts, hugs received, and positive and negative feelings. Murphy and Stratyner agreed that people can likely tell ...More..

1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day

Perhaps surprisingly, the CDC found that fast food consumption grew with increasing family income. Her team tracked data from in-person government surveys conducted with thousands of USA adults between 2013 and...More..

More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents

Drunk birds have been known to have difficultly flying. Apparently, the birds are getting boozed up from berries that fermented earlier than usual due to an early frost. How does a bird get drunk? Police did...More..

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams

They give physicians breast images that are, as the name implies, three dimensional, and therefore seen from several different angles. The effort is to educate the public on the dangers of delaying in seeking...More..

Warning that artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke ‘are toxic to gut bacteria’
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Warning that artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke ‘are toxic to gut bacteria’

Sweeteners are used in an array of products, with researchers concerned people may unknowingly be consuming the harmful ingredient. And while all of the tested sweeteners are deemed "safe for consumption" by...More..

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Therapy developed from Honjo's work led to long-term remission in patients with metastatic cancer that had been considered essentially untreatable, the Nobel Assembly said . The drugs created from their d...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Arnold is only the fifth woman to win the prize in its 117-year history. Frances Arnold conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, which are proteins that catalyse chemical reactions. Professor George...More..

Local Doctor: It’s time to get your flu shot
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Local Doctor: It’s time to get your flu shot

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. CDC officials called the 80,000 figure preliminar...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Chemistry Nobel 2018 Winners Include Fifth Female Laureate Ever

George Smith of the University of Missouri in Colombia and Gregory Winter of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, United Kingdom, share the other half of the award for ...More..

Syria rebels deny pulling arms under Turkey-Russia deal
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Syria rebels deny pulling arms under Turkey-Russia deal

Earlier this month, Turkey , a backer of the opposition, and Russian Federation, which is the key backer of the Syrian government, agreed to establish a demilitarized zone at a depth between 15-20 km betwe...More..

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'

But the "brain-eating amoeba" infections can also occur in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools or heated and contaminated tap water, hot springs, geothermal drinking water, and water heaters. The Center for...More..

Pret A Manger vows ‘change’ after allergic teen dies eating baguette
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Pret A Manger vows ‘change’ after allergic teen dies eating baguette

JAB, a Luxembourg-based German-owned investor, announced its acquisition of Pret in May. There was no allergen information on the packaging or the store's food display cabinet, but this is not required by Bri...More..

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function

Walsh believes that the 30 percent of participants who did not meet any of the guidelines are those that have the most to gain from adjustment of daily behaviors. The children were also asked to fill in que...More..

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

The winners were chosen for "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation ". Honjo's research led to the clinical development of treating cancer patients by targeting that ...More..