THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 — Federal health investigators said Thursday that they’ve pinpointed at least one California farm implicated in the recent outbreak of E. coli illness tied to romaine lettuce, but they added that more farms are probably connected. So far, 59 people across 15 states have come down with the often severe gastrointestinal […]Continue Reading ...
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. The 36-year-old psychologist had run into an increasingly common problem: The copay coupon sent by Amgen couldn’t cover the drug’s more than $4,000 monthly price. “Nothing in the world gives me […]Continue Reading ...
Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these problems — which can lead to […]Continue Reading ...
In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo a nurse looks on from a window of the Giulesti hospital following a fire that left 5 newborn babies dead. Romanian health authorities on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, temporarily closed the maternity hospital in the capital after over a dozen babies born there recently were diagnosed with a […]Continue Reading ...
The Chinese government has stopped the gene editing works of Professor He Jiankui calling it unlawful and unethical. Notably Professor Jiankui had recently claimed to have produced the world’s first pair of twins who have their genetic codes edited so that they would never be infected with HIV. Jiankui, last week had claimed in Hong […]Continue Reading ...
Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term insurance plans are an enticing, low-cost alternative for healthy people. Now, with new federal rules allowing short-term plans that last up to three years, […]Continue Reading ...
An experimental drug is showing some promise in stopping mood abnormalities and cognitive disorders similar to those seen in people with Gulf War illness, an animal study suggests. The research was presented Nov. 7 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. “Our results in mice indicate that this small experimental molecule is […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Queensland University of Technology A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries being developed by QUT researchers could soon fast track the healing of previously difficult to treat corneal wounds. Professor Damien Harkin, from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, based at the Queensland Eye Institute said […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 — It’s a college tradition to pull “all-nighters” during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies suggest. Researchers found that students who met an “8-hour sleep challenge” during finals week did better on their exams than those who slept less. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Nobody knows who first said, “To succeed, you first have to fail.” But it’s a phrase many smokers likely relate to. About half of all smokers try to quit each year, according to federal data. But only about 7 percent are successful. “We’ve heard about people who […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 — Life expectancy in the United States has now declined for three years in a row, fueled largely by a record number of drug overdose deaths and rising suicide rates, new government statistics show. “It’s really the first time we’ve seen this multi-year drop” in decades, said Renee Gindi, chief of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 55,000 individuals and identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. These regions probably affect the central nervous system, the study authors said. The discovery might […]Continue Reading ...
“Since Senshu is 4 years old, he didn’t understand everything that was going on. But we told him, ‘You can help your older brother,’ and he understood that,” Natsuko, the boys’ mother, said. “He never said he didn’t want to go to the hospital, and he never cried, either.” Even with a perfect donor match, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease — a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage. The […]Continue Reading ...
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