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The way you vape could make it even more dangerous

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:33:16 GMT

In the wake of six deaths and 380 cases of confirmed and probable lung disease across the US, the Trump administration has called for banning most flavored e-cigarettes because of their huge appeal to young people.


Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:21:24 GMT

Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday.


There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:08:28 GMT

For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties.


This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:05:51 GMT

It was just after Christmas in 2013 and David Fajgenbaum was hovering a hair above death.


The wearable cyborg that lets paralyzed people walk again

Kristen Sorensen was 55 when she became paralyzed from the neck down in 2018.


How climate crisis is accelerating the global spread of deadly dengue fever

Explosive outbreaks of dengue fever have rapidly spread in countries across Asia, killing more than 1,000 people, infecting hundreds of thousands and straining hospitals packed with sick families.


Chinese scientists use CRISPR tool on HIV patient for the first time

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:58:29 GMT

The 27-year-old patient's prospects were bleak. In May 2016, he found out he had AIDS. Two weeks later, he was told he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


The US and UK see vaping very differently. Here's why

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:37:52 GMT

An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds and may be linked to the deaths of seven people, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis."


Meet the smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:46:22 GMT

On the eastern edge of the Himalayas, nestled between India and Tibet, lies the tiny nation of Druk Yul, better known as Bhutan. In Bhutanese, the name means "Land of the Thunder Dragon," a nod to the violent storms that pound the rugged mountain peaks and flood the lush valleys.


C-section babies have less of their mom's gut bacteria. Here's why that matters

There are significant differences between babies born by cesarean and babies born vaginally when it comes to a newborn's microbiome, the bacteria that colonize our gut and play a key role in keeping us healthy, new research has found.


Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:44:45 GMT

Authorities in Germany are investigating the birth of three children with hand deformities in a city in the west of the country.


FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:55:43 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration's Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children.


Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 05:49:42 GMT

A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk.


Hepatitis C-infected kidneys function as well as others after transplant, study says

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:33:36 GMT

There has been a dramatic shift in how doctors use donated kidneys infected with hepatitis C that used to be thrown away.


Don't kiss your chickens, the CDC says. Please don't

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:49:17 GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like for everyone to please refrain from kissing their chickens. And from snuggling them. And from eating with them. And from inviting them in their homes.


She was denied custody of her 4-year-old son with leukemia. So she posted a letter to the judge on Instagram

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:42:01 GMT

A day after a Florida judge ruled that the parents of a 4-year-old boy with leukemia won't regain custody of him, the boy's mother posted an emotional message on Instagram.


'I was non-stop Juuling up a storm': 10 college students on their vaping addictions

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:18:30 GMT

The CDC, FDA, White House and a who's who of officials in suits want young people to stop using e-cigarettes amid a mysterious outbreak of hundreds of vaping-related lung illnesses.


General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:09:39 GMT

Making cookies with Gold Medal flour this week? It may be best to check the date before you bake.


Young cancer survivor obsessed with Bumblebee gets a special birthday surprise

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 02:08:19 GMT

Whitaker Weinburger has been battling cancer for most of his life. Now that the 4-year-old Virginia boy is in remission, his mother set out to give him a very special birthday surprise involving his love of Bumblebee, the yellow Transformer.


Medical guidelines say daily aspirin is too risky for most healthy people. A new study says some can benefit

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:36:15 GMT

For decades, healthy patients were told to take a low-dose aspirin as a precaution to help prevent heart problems, but the guidelines changed this year. For patients who have had a heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery, a daily aspirin is still recommended and can be a lifesaver. But the blood-thinning effect from aspirin could cause a major bleeding event, so for many healthy patients, the daily aspirin habit was not worth the risk.


FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:42:20 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it has learned that some ranitidine -- acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including those known by the brand name Zantac -- contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer.


2,246 fetal remains found on the property of Indiana doctor

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 16:30:10 GMT

The family of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former abortion doctor who died in September 2019, found the medically preserved fetal remains while sifting through his belongings.


New York's governor is taking executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:12:50 GMT

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is taking executive action to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in the state.


For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 03:33:17 GMT

More than 3.3 million American women ages 18 to 44 were raped the first time they had sexual intercourse, according to a new study, and "all demographic groups reported substantial roles of forced sexual initiation."


How to be a human lie detector of fake news, according to the latest science

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:27:09 GMT

Fake news existed long before the internet.


Medical student David Fajgenbaum was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions.


Sit, stand, sit: The new science about how to best use your standing desk

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:29:42 GMT

Sitting is the new smoking, we're told, and suddenly sit-stand desks are everywhere. But do we know just how healthy they are and the best ways to use them?


A 7th person has died from vaping-related causes. The CDC is stepping up its probe of e-cigarette illnesses

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:19:52 GMT

A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.


Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers after a disaster, according to a study of hurricane survivors

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:13:21 GMT

Thinking of sending your "thoughts and prayers" to those affected by tragedy or a natural disaster? Well, not everyone wants them.


Regular aerobic exercise may slow progression to Alzheimer's for those most at risk

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:02:06 GMT

A half hour of aerobic exercise four to five times a week may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults who are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer's, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.