Everson Griffen Meets Media After Returning to Practice With Vikings

He was scheduled to speak with reporters afterward. Head Coach Mike Zimmer says he's unsure if Griffen will be playing this weekend against the New Orleans Saints, but says he's glad to see Everson back on the practice field. Griffen politely decli... More..

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Now's the time to get your flu shot
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Now's the time to get your flu shot

Though the effectiveness of the vaccine can vary - and last year's rate was low, at about 40 percent - this still meant that the flu vaccine reduced a person's overall risk of having to seek medical care at...More..

Cancer Study Isn't Great News for Tall People
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cancer Study Isn't Great News for Tall People

The leading theory was the fact that tall people simply have more cells that can turn cancerous. A number of studies have found a connection between height and development of cancer . "But the increased ri...More..

Five questions: The rare, polio-like illness affecting children
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Five questions: The rare, polio-like illness affecting children

The disease would paralyze the arms or legs of a person's body. The New York State Department of Health has confirmed there are six suspected cases across New York of a virus that may cause paralysis in child...More..

PTCL organizes breast cancer awareness drive
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

PTCL organizes breast cancer awareness drive

Statin use was also found to be more effective among women diagnosed with a breast cancer sub-type that can not be treated with endocrine therapy. Of those cases, 39 were diagnosed as inflammatory carcinoma. ...More..

CT has had its first flu death of the season
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

CT has had its first flu death of the season

Public health clinics, local pharmacies and some doctor's offices will have free flu shots starting on October 22. Ingham County Health Department Health Officer Linda Vail reminds parents of babies that thos...More..

State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease

It is also unclear who could be at higher risk of developing AFM, Messonnier said. The most severe symptom is breathing trouble. The first case of the illness, for which there is no specific treatment or cure...More..

Eating organic food can help prevent cancer, study says
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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 overal...More..

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..