Eating organic food can help prevent cancer, study says

People who eat organic food are 25 per cent less likely to get cancer, according to a study of nearly 70,000 volunteers. And the people who ate organically in the study tended to have healthier diets overall, eating lots of fruit and vegetables a... More..

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by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Rehabilitation Center Leaves 6 Children Dead

Adenoviruses can cause mild to severe illness, though serious illness is less common. The centre is now closed to new patients. But officials say this outbreak is particularly severe because it's affecting med...More..

Time to defuse breast cancer bomb
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time to defuse breast cancer bomb

Breast cancer screening typically starts at around 40 years old, but getting a screening prior to that age if you have multiple family members with breast cancer, is never going to be a bad idea. Study leader,...More..

Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease

For this the researchers followed up health, exercise and lifestyle data of 122,007 participants over 23 years to reach these conclusions. Meanwhile, those that didn't do well on the treadmill test were said ...More..

Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out

In a statement to News 10, the company says the pharmacist "has not been employed by Meijer" since July. MI couple denied miscarriage medicine over pharmacists' religious beliefs. Meijer says the pharmacist s...More..

Kick For The Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Kick For The Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All proceeds benefit breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Breast cancer is the most common type of invasive cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, after lung c...More..

Lifespan 2040: Us Down, China Up, Spain On Top
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lifespan 2040: Us Down, China Up, Spain On Top

Nearly all countries would see an increase in life expectancy by 2040 but some nations would see a greater gain finds the report. The study shows that Spain is forecast to overtake Japan, previously ranked ...More..

Novartis and Endocyte announce intention to merge
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Novartis and Endocyte announce intention to merge

The latest deal comes shortly after Novartis agreed a $8.7bn deal to acquire AveXis, a United States specialist in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The company bought another company that works in the field, Fr...More..

No Grounds to Declare Emergency of Int'l Concern Amid DRC Ebola Outbreak
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

No Grounds to Declare Emergency of Int'l Concern Amid DRC Ebola Outbreak

The DRC Ministry of Health, WHO and other partners have been responding to the outbreak with teams on the ground, but WHO has warned that continuing insecurity severely affects both civilians and frontline wo...More..

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains

Only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been reported , majority in the United Kingdom; just four cases have ever been confirmed in the US. Dr Tara Chen, a medical resident at Rochester Regional Health, s...More..

Michiana man raises awareness about male breast cancer
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Michiana man raises awareness about male breast cancer

Roberson was diagnosed in her early 20's with metastatic breast cancer and is still receiving treatment. "When we looked at the trend over three to four years, we saw a higher incidence of later-stage breas...More..

Doctors: You can not get the flu from the flu shot
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Doctors: You can not get the flu from the flu shot

It found last year's shot was only 17 per cent effective in preventing respiratory illness from H3N2 overall, the dominant A strain of influenza, and only 10 per cent effective for adults aged 20 to 64. That sa...More..

Mad cow disease case confirmed on farm in Scotland
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Mad cow disease case confirmed on farm in Scotland

Back in the 90s there was a big problem with BSE and we've learned an bad lot of lessons from then and there are various controls in place to make sure that never happens again. "The BSE outbreak in the late ...More..

Raw chicken causing Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania and 28 states
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Raw chicken causing Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania and 28 states

The Centers for Disease Control has linked 92 cases so far to raw chicken products. The illness has been linked to a variety of raw chicken products, "indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry...More..

Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

Gregory said, "It is a little bit concerning any time you're talking about illnesses that primarily seem to affect children". But that bug - enterovirus D68 - could not be definitively linked to the illnesses...More..

1st child has died of flu this season in Florida, state reports
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

1st child has died of flu this season in Florida, state reports

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC ) recommends everyone get their flu vaccine now, as influenza often increases at this time of year. Flu activity remains low across the state, according to the health de...More..

Trading Statistics of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trading Statistics of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

The company is facing increasing competition from Cigna and Aetna Inc after the two rivals each agreed to combine with large pharmacy benefit managers for a business model that will mimic UnitedHealth and its...More..

WHO To Determine If DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Global Health Emergency
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

WHO To Determine If DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Global Health Emergency

The committee of experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak, which was declared on August 1 and has worsened, with a risk of the virus spreading from northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo int...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken in 29 states

Dozens of people across 29 states, including MI, have gotten sick in an outbreak linked to a variety of raw chicken products. The CDC said , as of Wednesday, a total of 92 people had fallen ill, with 21 of t...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing

Additional symptoms include facial drooping or weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. The scariest and most severe symptom is when the disease affects the diaphragm,...More..

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

Messonnier said the CDC has definitively ruled out polio - which causes a similar set of symptoms - as the cause. Other possible cases are still under investigation. We actually don't know what is causing t...More..

Apple Watch Now Helps Study Joint Replacement Patients
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Apple Watch Now Helps Study Joint Replacement Patients

The app associated with the study will be available for these participants only, however, once the study concludes successful, Apple would roll out the app and the associated tools for all the Apple Watch u...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness

No one finding can explain all the cases, she said. A sharp spike in cases of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, is raising red flags with health officials, who despite concerted efforts, haven't ide...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?

But this illness is exceedingly rare, affecting fewer than one in a million people. About 120 confirmed cases were reported in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed frustration an...More..

Hundreds of dietary supplements contain potentially 'dangerous' ingredients, finds study
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hundreds of dietary supplements contain potentially 'dangerous' ingredients, finds study

But Duffy MacKay, senior vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs at the supplement industry's Council for Responsible Nutrition, noted that with between 50,000 and 80,000 supplement labels on the m...More..

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

Since 2014, 386 cases have been confirmed, the CDC said on Tuesday. Officials will be conducting additional analysis on this year's cases. "AFM is a very rare and serious condition", Messonnier said, urging p...More..

Drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads; Feds want to go further
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads; Feds want to go further

So far the only enforcement would be HHS compiling a list of offenders. Now that is has been published as a proposed rule, the agency will be taking comments for up to 60 days, after which it will publish a f...More..

Ancient 'vampire burial' of child with malaria discovered
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ancient 'vampire burial' of child with malaria discovered

The 1,500-year-old remains of a 10-year-old malaria victim - a rock anchored in the mouth to keep the child from rising from the dead and spreading the disease - is providing additional evidence of an ancient p...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.

So far this year, cases have been confirmed in 22 states, based on findings from MRI studies and the cluster of symptoms a child has. CNN reported that 30 states either have cases confirmed, suspected or ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Unvaccinated child is first to die in Florida flu season

The agency's flu surveillance report did not say in which counties the deaths occurred. You can prevent spreading the flu by getting a flu shot, washing your hands and coughing and sneezing into your elbow ...More..