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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries spreads to 6 states: officials
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:51:15 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
A hepatitis A outbreak linked to fresh blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores has now sickened at least 16 people across six states, federal health officials announced this week.A


Will President Trump's new transparency plan bring down health care costs?
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:08:20 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
The Trump administration says forcing hospitals and insurance companies to disclose the full cost of all medical treatment will bring prices down, but consumers aren't so sure it will work.


Teen nearly blinded after classmate throws pencil, lead lodges in eye
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:01:42 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
A British teen narrowly avoided losing the vision in one of her eyes after a classmate threw a pencil at her, the lead from which reportedly landed just millimeters away from her retina.


'Sperminator' who's fathered 52 kids gets own web series
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:41:27 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
Today, heas fathered 52 by sperm donation and three with his estranged wife.


Flesh-eating bacteria linked to black tar heroin use kills 7 in San Diego: officials
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:27:19 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
At least seven people in San Diego, Calif., have died in the last two months from a rare but serious bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, county officials announced this week.A


Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:36:30 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
The experimental capsule is still years away from drugstores, but researchers reported Wednesday that it worked as designed in a key test in animals.


Maine sees first flu death of season, state health officials say
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:06:35 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
Maine health officials this week announced the stateas first flu death of the 2019-2020 season.A


Medical News Today: Only 'cat whisperers' can read felines' facial expressions
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 PST
From https:
New research finds that most people are unable to read cats' facial expressions, apart from a small group of so-called cat whisperers.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:00:00 PST
From https:
A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination.

Medical News Today: Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 PST
From https:
Recent research suggests that mammograms may help identify women at risk of heart failure by revealing the presence of calcium buildup in breast arteries.

Los Angeles considers shuttering celebrity favorite hookah lounges
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:59:48 GMT
From https:
The ban, to be discussed by the city council's Health Committee hearing today, is a bid to curb tobacco use among teenagers, as data released today show rising rates of teens vaping flavored e-cigarettes.


CDC report reveals 6.2 million US teens use tobacco as e-cigarettes drive up rates of addictionA
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:17:59 GMT
From https:
Almost 5 million high school students identify as current tobacco users, up from 4 million last year, as do 1.5 million middle schoolers, up from 870,000 in 2018.


Hope for an HIV vaccine as scientists 're-engineer' the human immune system to fight the virusA
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:25:14 GMT
From https:
Duke University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers think they've discovered a way to trigger the immune system to make antibodies against HIV, without attacking its own immune cells in mice.


More than 140,000 people were killed by measles last year
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:03:25 GMT
From https:
There were 9,769,400 cases globally in 2018, with the majority being babies and children under the age of five. A boy in Samoa - currently battling an outbreak - is pictured getting a jab.


Flu death toll surges to six in Arkansas as officials warn the US is in for a severe, early seasonA
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:56:48 GMT
From https:
Six people have died of the flu so far this season in Arkansas, twice as many as this time last year. All of the deaths are in people older than 45 and four of the six deaths have been attributed to influenza B.


Soaring rates of Americans hospitalized with cell phone injuries
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:24:18 GMT
From https:
More than 76,000 Americans were hospitalized with cell phone injuries from 1998-2016, researchers say. Rates have been soaring since the release of the first iPhone in June 2007.


Black tar heroin blamed after flesh-eating bacteria kills seven people in San DiegoA
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:02:25 GMT
From https:
Health officials from San Diego County say nine people were hospitalized with myonecrosis, a life-threatening bacterial infection, linked to black tar heroin use, with seven people dying.


Married couple and son, 17, ALL battling cancer and have put their family restaurant up for sale
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:43:57 GMT
From https:
Kathy Desclefs, of Jacksonville, Florida, has been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for five years. This year, her husband Benoit and her son Luke were also diagnosed with cancer.


Flu hits England early: Health chiefs call for parents to get children vaccinated NOW
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:24:37 GMT
From https:
Data released today revealed 212 people have been rushed into ICU with flu so far this year in England - up from 75 in 2018 and 63 in 2017. The alarming figures have panicked health officials.


Two patients die after eating absorbent gel granules in hospital
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:44:15 GMT
From https:
NHS hospitals in England have been warned to stop using absorbing gel granules because confused and vulnerable patients have died after trying to eat them like salt or sugar.


Fasting for 14 hours a day may cut risks for diabetes, heart disease
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:35:30 GMT
From https:
University of California, San Diego, researchers put 19 people at risk for the three chronic disease on a schedule that let them eat whatever they wanted, but only in a 10-hour window for 12 weeks.


Mother of baby born with a clubbed foot feared she would die
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:23:35 GMT
From https:
Willow Diamond, from Gateshead, became ill when she was just two weeks old and a blister on her leg led doctors to suspect she might have neonatal herpes, which can be deadly.


Feeding peanuts to babies from three months 'could protect them from allergies'A
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:10:08 GMT
From https:
High-risk babies introduced to foods at three months had aA 14% lower chance of getting an allergy than those introduced at six months, study led by King's College London found.


NHS-backed online 'doctor bank' could save hospitals millions
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:56:37 GMT
From https:
Connecting staff with NHS trusts online could be a quick way of getting doctors to fill gaps in the rota, and a system is being trialled at major hospitals in Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey and London.


'Green inhaler' could cut the carbon footprint of asthma devices by 90%
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:18:29 GMT
From https:
Chiesi Farmaceutici, an Italian drug-making company, is working on filling inhalers with a new type of propellant which is better for the environment than current gases.


IVF clinics are 'embezzling' APS42million from desperate patients by charging for extra treatments
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:30:22 GMT
From https:
Professor Chris Barratt, of of Dundee University, said around half of couples are being offered ICSI, an additional IVF technique designed to help men with poor sperm. But not all men need it.


Thousands of patients 'wait months for NHS mental health services' on hidden waiting lists
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:37:38 GMT
From https:
NHS statistics show that last year almost 300,000 people spent a month or more waiting for talking therapy appointments - Paul Williams (pictured) said he tried to take his own life while waiting.


Mother left housebound by her gigantic legs is trying to raise APS112,000 for life-changing surgery
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:20:15 GMT
From https:
Katie Baker, 31, from Ontario, Canada, suffers with agonising lipoedema. She said her legs 'feel like an overfilled water balloon that is about to burst'.


Breathing London air is 'like smoking 160 cigarettes a year'
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:29:02 GMT
From https:
Statistics analysed by the British Heart Foundation revealed that people living in Newham, East London, breathe air as damaging as 159 cigarettes per year, while Scottish air is closer to 40 cigarettes.


NHS cardiologist says failings led to his GP mother's death at 68
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:49:42 GMT
From https:
Dr Anisha Malhotra, 68, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, suffered a missed heart attack which was only noted by her medical team 11 days after it was reported.


Emma Carey pens an open letter about why she removed her breast implants
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:33:15 GMT
From https:
Queensland woman Emma Carey whoA miraculously survived a freak skydiving accident has penned an open letter about why she decided to remove her breast implants.


Teen sues Juul for 'psychological trauma' of nicotine addiction
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:07:47 GMT
From https:
Omar Mejia, 19, of Yavapai County, near Phoenix, started using Juul at 15. He says he suffered 'diminished enjoyment of life' due to his nicotine addiction and 'other severe and personal injuries.'


Female vaper, 49, suffers an incurable lung disease found in metal factory workers
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:05:26 GMT
From https:
Researchers from the University of California say the disease was likely caused by fumes from the heating coils used in her devices. Her lung cells under (left) compared to healthy tissue (right).


Taking aspirin three times a week may cut the risk of dying of A
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:00:42 GMT
From https:
People who take the anti-inflammatory, aspirin, regularly may have better odds of surviving colorectal, prostate and stomach cancers, suggests a new National Institutes of Health study.


New drug may REVERSE dementia, study suggests
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:51:49 GMT
From https:
Scientists in at UC Berkeley and Gen-Gurion University of the Negev discovered that albumin seeps through leaky blood-brain barriers to trigger inflammation. But they're making a drug to stop it.


Just half an hour of brisk walking every day could reduce the risk of diabetes
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 02:59:25 GMT
From https:
A new study from the University of Copenhagen found that activities such as brisk walking or gardening secreted a hormone that suppressed appetite and lowered blood sugar levels.


Being physically active can cut the risk of men developing prostate cancer by up to 51%
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 02:31:21 GMT
From https:
Bristol University researchers looked at how active 140,248 men were by looking at variations in their DNA - rather than relying on questionnaires.


Alaska teen hospitalized with vaping-related lung infection
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:55:45 GMT
From https:
The teen, who is in recovery, had been regularly vaping nicotine and marijuana, Alaska health officials said. Until now, Alaska was the only state with no reported vaping illnesses.


2.5million NHS bed days have been lost since the last election
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:36:36 GMT
From https:
Analysis by Age UKmore than 2.5million NHS bed days have been lost to elderly patients with no clinical need to be in hospital.


Walking while texting and other cell phone related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Head, face and neck injuries due to cell phone use have risen sharply over the last 20 years and can carry the risk of long-term complications, a new study says.


More than 6 million US middle and high schoolers used tobacco products in 2019
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
More than 6 million middle and high school students were currently using tobacco product in 2019, according to National Youth Tobacco Survey data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.


Once-a-month birth control pill works on pigs. People could be next
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month.


Samoa's government is shut today so everyone can get vaccinated for measles
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.


The lone star tick could soon be colonizing a backyard near you
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report.


There are now vaping-related lung injury cases in all 50 states
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
A teen from Southeast Alaska is the state's first case of vaping-related lung injury, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


How 'Giving Tuesday' ushers in the holidays' charitable spirit
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
For decades now, millions of Americans have been embracing the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza known as "Black Friday." Then came "Cyber Monday," online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy.


New York doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:52:24 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A New York doctor was convicted on Thursday of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced.


One in three U.S. high schools have no athletic trainers
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:42:48 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - One in every three high schools in the U.S. has no access to an athletic trainer, according to a large study.


Rural hospital acquisitions may reduce patient services
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:31:23 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - Although hospitals can improve financially when they join larger health systems, the merger may also reduce access to services for patients in rural areas, according to a new study.


U.S. FDA approves generic versions of Novartis blockbuster MS treatment
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:20:37 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved three generic versions of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's top-selling multiple sclerosis (MS) medicine Gilenya.


U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:20:15 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. healthcare spending recovered in 2018 after two consecutive years of decline, a government health agency reported on Thursday.


Many doctors in training may skip routine health care
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:37:03 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - Trainee doctors often miss out on routine medical care and preventive health services even when they take daily prescriptions, a small study suggests.


Hairdressers' skin damaged by hair dyes
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:19:16 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - Hairdressers may have skin damage from a hair dye ingredient even when they don't have dermatitis, or rashes, from this exposure, a small lab experiment suggests.


British hiker survives six-hour cardiac arrest in 'exceptional' case: Spanish doctor
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:05:02 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A 34-year-old British hiker was revived in Spain after a six-hour cardiac arrest brought on by severe hypothermia, with the low mountain temperatures that made her ill also helping to save her life in what a doctor described as an "exceptional case".


New Biogen data showed no major safety issues for its Alzheimer's drug
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:35:25 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Biogen Inc on Thursday presented new data on its experimental Alzheimer's drug aducanumab that eased concerns raised by some experts but still left many questions unanswered as the company made its case about why it plans to seek U.S. approval after declaring the drug a failure in March.


U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 48, cases of illness to 2,291
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:34:38 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported one new case and one more death from a respiratory illness tied to vaping over a two-week period, taking the total death toll to 48.


WHO decries 'collective failure' as measles kills 140,000
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:07:20 -0500
From feeds.reuters
By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent


FDA declines to approve Enzyvant regenerative therapy on manufacturing concerns
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:05:29 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Privately held drug developer Enzyvant said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its regenerative tissue therapy for a rare immunodeficiency disorder and raised concerns about its manufacturing.


Sage shares sink as depression therapy fails much-awaited trial
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:22:31 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Sage Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday its experimental fast-acting drug aimed at treating severe depression failed a closely-watched study, sending shares down 60% and erasing about $4.6 billion of the drugmaker's market value.


Novartis R&D boss says doesn't see big opportunity in oral SMA therapy
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:52:48 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Novartis research head Jay Bradner said on Thursday the Swiss drugmaker is focusing efforts against spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) on gene therapy Zolgensma and retreating from oral therapy like its molecule LMI070, also called branaplam.


Half a million Ebola vaccine doses to be stockpiled for emergency use
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:23:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
- A stockpile of 500,000 doses of Ebola vaccine for emergency use in outbreaks of the deadly fever is being established by the global vaccine alliance GAVI.


GSK seeks FDA approval for investigational HIV treatment
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:55:58 -0500
From feeds.reuters
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Thursday its HIV unit has submitted a new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for fostemsavir, an experimental treatment for HIV in adults.


Measles toll in Congo exceeds 5,000, WHO says
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:11:49 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.


Eli Lilly to put Loxo executives in charge of new cancer research unit
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:02:00 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co said on Thursday it will create a new cancer research division that will be run by top executives from Loxo Oncology, a cancer-focused biotech company it acquired earlier this year.


Samoa fights measles door-to-door in battle on anti-vaccination messages
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:55:18 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Samoa on Thursday closed all non-essential public and private services for two days to combat a measles epidemic that has killed more than 60 people, mostly babies and children, in a battle complicated by a vocal anti-vaccination movement.


AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza wins approval in China for ovarian cancer treatment
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:40:14 -0500
From feeds.reuters
AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday that their drug, Lynparza, won approval in China as a first line treatment for a form of ovarian cancer.


Long waits 'leave mental health patients in limbo'
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:47:18 GMT
From https:
NHS leaves patients stuck on 'hidden' waiting lists for months, a BBC investigation shows.

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:32:57 GMT
From https:
Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say.

Seizures of illegal diazepam tablets double in a year
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:45:22 GMT
From https:
Doctors warn people cannot trust the authenticity of drugs bought from rogue online pharmacies or dealers.

Poor children lose out on exercise, research suggests
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:24:46 GMT
From https:
Significant inequalities remain in the areas of family affluence, gender and race, Sport England says.

Adam Hurst: Father-to-be died in hospital 'screaming in pain'
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:17:35 GMT
From https:
A hospital's pain management of Adam Hurst, who had a rare hernia, was "inadequate", bosses accept.

Post office releases stamp to help veterans living with PTSD
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:33:56 -0500
From feeds.cbsnews
Proceeds from the stamp will go to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which oversees the National Center for PTSD.


Book excerpt: Eugenia Zuckerman's "Like Falling Through a Cloud"
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:52:10 -0500
From feeds.cbsnews
The flutist and broadcast journalist writes poetically about an emotional backdrop revealed through her diagnosis of Alzheimer's


Gulf War veterans teach blacksmith to help vets: "We're their therapist"
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:08:18 -0500
From feeds.cbsnews
Steve Hotz and Dave Seitz are molding an ancient trade into modern medicine to help vets transform something old into something new while also transforming themselves


Firefighters deaths from 9/11-linked illnesses hits grim milestone
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:20:38 -0500
From feeds.cbsnews
Last year, the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York reported 170 deaths related to the attacks.


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from California
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:00:35 -0500
From feeds.cbsnews
The CDC is reporting cases of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce in 23 states. They were grown in or near Salinas, California. The number of people sick has increased from 67 to 102 in one week. Anna Werner reports.


Toughest jobs? Try working in a pet store
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 06:55:29 -0500
From feeds.cbsnews
Retail employees have a higher rate of injury and illness than factory and construction workers, federal data show.