One-third of Americans take drugs that can cause depression

Often, patients have several medicines prescribed by multiple doctors, increasing the potential for them to take drug combinations with risky side effects. According to Qato, what people could take away from the study was that polypharmacy may lead ... More..

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Mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus

Mosquitos become infected when they feed on infected birds and can then spread the virus to other animals. Three cases of Zika and three cases of West Nile virus have already been reported in Texas this year....More..

Idaho child diagnosed with plague; only fifth human case in state history
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Idaho child diagnosed with plague; only fifth human case in state history

The young child is just the fifth human to get the plague in Idaho since 1940, according to Idaho State Journal . The bubonic plague wiped out 50 million people in the world during the 14th Century, includ...More..

Free Food At The Workplace Could Promote Unhealthy Eating Habits, Study Finds
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Free Food At The Workplace Could Promote Unhealthy Eating Habits, Study Finds

The results of the study were presented at an annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston. More than 20 percent of Americans get food from work at least once a week and much of it, by any...More..

Africa's iconic baobab trees are dying at an alarming rate
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Africa's iconic baobab trees are dying at an alarming rate

For centuries - millennia even - they've towered over the savannah like giants from another world, but their long, nearly immortal watch is at last beginning to fade. The iconic trees can reach almost 2,000 yea...More..

Kitchen towels can harbor disgusting bacteria
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kitchen towels can harbor disgusting bacteria

Benjamin Chapman, an associate professor and food safety specialist at North Carolina State University, said the study gives us a look at what bacteria are in the environment around us. Use of the towel for...More..

Hancock County woman among those sickened by salmonella outbreak in melons
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hancock County woman among those sickened by salmonella outbreak in melons

The cut fruit was packaged in clear-plastic clamshell containers and distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. If you have recently purchased pre-cut melo...More..

AHIP, Others React to DOJ Move Against ACA in Texas
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

AHIP, Others React to DOJ Move Against ACA in Texas

The Justice Department argued the judge should strike down the section of the law that protects people buying insurance from being charged higher premiums due to their health history. And the Justice Departme...More..

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon: Quarterly profit forecasts hurt economy
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon: Quarterly profit forecasts hurt economy

This combo of file photos shows Warren Buffett attending the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala in New York on September 19, 2017, left, and JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon on the floor of the Ne...More..

Pre-cut melons linked to Salmonella outbreaks across 5 states
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pre-cut melons linked to Salmonella outbreaks across 5 states

The Center for Disease Control is recalling the pre-cut melons, including those found in fruit salads, distributed to multiple states because of a potential salmonella bacteria contamination. An investigatio...More..

by | Friday, June 08, 2018

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Anne Schuchat said in a media briefing. "Every step feels like it's an uphill stretch, but you just keep going and keep going and eventually you get to that summit, and the view when you get there is just spe...More..

Quotes From Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of Apgar Scale
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Quotes From Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of Apgar Scale

The animated doodle for Thursday June 7 shows a woman in lab coat documenting the movements of a newborn positioned atop the words "Apgar". Dr Apgar developed the now ubiquitous Apgar score in 1952. A score...More..

Many breast cancer patients can safely skip chemotherapy
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Many breast cancer patients can safely skip chemotherapy

However, chemotherapy did offer some benefit to women aged 50 and younger who had a cancer recurrence score of 16-25, the researchers found. However an estimated 25% of patients stop within two years because ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Report warns of Medicare, Social Security financial problems

The Social Security program will pass an ugly milestone this year, as its costs exceed its income, according to its trustees. Worse, by 2034, those reserves will be drained to the point where Social Security ...More..

Prostate cancer drug extends the lifespan of cancer patients
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Prostate cancer drug extends the lifespan of cancer patients

As such, they intend to explore this finding in a further trial to determine whether there is a particular subset of prostate cancer patients that might benefit most from immunotherapy. Professor de Bono ...More..

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

The study , led by the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in NY, is a rare cancer breakthrough as it can save money and instantly change practice. Following this "recalibration" of the genetic test, the researchers...More..

Breast cancer treated successfully with immune therapy
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Breast cancer treated successfully with immune therapy

Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY. The woman has been cancer-free for two years, reported the US -based team, presenting their results as "a new immunotherapy approach" for the treatment of p...More..

by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer in world first

A decade-long study revealed that women who take a cancer recurrence gene test and yield results of low or intermediate risk of cancer recurrence - which effects more than 85,000 women a year - can forego c...More..

Ontario premier concedes defeat ahead of next week's polls
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Ontario premier concedes defeat ahead of next week's polls

Ontario's Liberal premier says her first priority if re-elected will be to support the province's steel industry in the wake of newly announced USA trade tariffs. it's going to be one or the other and let's mak...More..

No need to panic about Nipah in state: IMA
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

No need to panic about Nipah in state: IMA

KK Shylaja, the Health Minister of the state, says Keralites do not need to panic, but people who are or were in contact with an infected person should admit themselves if any symptom occurs. "The symptoms show...More..

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Dr Jodie Moffat, Cancer Research UK's head of early diagnosis, said: "It's exciting to think that one day we could offer people a blood test to find lung cancer earlier, meaning they could benefit from ...More..

LEVY: Wynne admits Liberals not in the running
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

LEVY: Wynne admits Liberals not in the running

Wynne herself, in a postmortem interview with Cynthia Mulligan of CityNews , said that she would stay on as MPP for her riding of Don Valley West if she wins it. They will fight for your votes. "Let's not go f...More..

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197

The warning is no longer in effect as the contaminated lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region is no longer harvested. "So any immediate risk is gone". For romaine lettuce growers it meant abandoning the...More..

First 3D-printed human corneas can aid transplants
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

First 3D-printed human corneas can aid transplants

Scientists have 3D printed corneas for the first time in new research , offering hope to the million-s of people around the world whose eyesight is affected by damage to the delicate tissue. They do this by ...More..

Virginia House approves Medicaid expansion
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Virginia House approves Medicaid expansion

Ralph Northam , a pediatrician and Army doctor by trade, planning to sign the measure into law, Virginians and advocates for Medicaid expansion welcomed the development but emphasized the dangers of the cavea...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

CDC confirms five deaths connected to E. coli-tainted lettuce

The Food and Drug Administration, which is investigating the outbreak with the CDC , has said it believes it can be traced to romaine lettuce sourced from the Yuma growing region in Arizona. Some said they did...More..

American Cancer Society: Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

American Cancer Society: Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45

In updated guidelines released Wednesday, it inched the recommended age to 45. The recommendations apply to adults who are at average risk of the disease; this includes most people in the United States. Based o...More..

AHS highlights smoking dangers on World No Tobacco Day
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

AHS highlights smoking dangers on World No Tobacco Day

The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. "Most people know that using tobacco causes cancer and lung disease, but many people aren't aware that tobacco also causes...More..

UAE bans fresh fruit imports from Indian state
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

UAE bans fresh fruit imports from Indian state

GMC medical superintendent Dr S M Bandekar said Khan is being treated for "viral encephalitis which has symptoms overlapping with the Nipah virus ". Speaking to Herald, GMC Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Shi...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

AI Breakthrough Can Detect Skin Cancer Better Than Doctors

Researchers from Germany , the United States and France trained a deep learning convolutional neural network ( CNN ) to identify skin cancer by showing it over 100,000 images of malignant melanomas and ...More..