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Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air
Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize…
Jul 19, 2019 21:40 UTC Health Read More

Mother wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer has double mastectomy before doctors realise their mistake
A mother who was wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy before the NHS hospital realised its mistake.
Jul 19, 2019 15:51 UTC Health Read More

What the Ebola emergency means, what it doesn't mean, and what's next
Some global health experts have insisted an emergency declaration could improve the outbreak response and speed an end to the crisis. But how?
Jul 19, 2019 15:10 UTC Health Read More

Role of seizures in Alzheimer's disease is gaining overdue attention
Scientists who study Alzheimer's disease have mostly ignored the role of seizures, but that is beginning to change, and new research suggests they may provide…
Jul 19, 2019 08:36 UTC Health Read More

PHOTOS Kentucky man gets flesh-eating bacteria during camping trip
A Kentucky man says he believes he became infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a camping trip, and he is still recovering weeks later.
Jul 19, 2019 01:59 UTC Health Read More

Austin health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
The Austin Public Health department is monitoring the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with their regional, state and federal partners.
Jul 18, 2019 22:33 UTC Health Read More

Radiation-bacteria combo nearly wipes out Asian tiger mosquitoes on two islands
If your mosquito repellent hasn't been working this summer, have you tried infecting the blood suckers with bacteria or exposing them to radiation?
Jul 18, 2019 20:40 UTC Health Read More

Update: Twins who were face of controversial rare disease treatment have died
*Update, 18 July, 4:30 p.m.: The Hempel twins, Addi and Cassi, died on 4 July. They were 15 years old. “They passed away within minutes of each other and we…
Jul 18, 2019 20:34 UTC Health Read More

Kansas schools to require two new vaccines this year
he Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment is adding two new vaccines to the list of required immunizations for the coming school year.
Jul 18, 2019 19:01 UTC Health Read More

Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter. THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects…
Jul 18, 2019 15:30 UTC Health Read More

Genetics by far the biggest factor in autism risk, study says
Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
Jul 18, 2019 14:11 UTC Health Read More

The signs of heatstroke and what to do if you feel ill
While heat-related illnesses are preventable, it can be difficult to know when you or someone around you is experiencing one or more. There are signs to watch…
Jul 18, 2019 11:29 UTC Health Read More

How to stay safe from bacteria in coastal waters
A Memphis man died earlier this month after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria known as vibrio vulnificus after swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jul 18, 2019 01:12 UTC Health Read More

How to avoid flesh eating bacteria
Local health expert discusses what flesh eating bacteria is, and how to avoid becoming infected.
Jul 17, 2019 22:36 UTC Health Read More

Genetics By Far The Biggest Factor In Autism Risk, Study Says
Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
Jul 17, 2019 21:14 UTC Health Read More

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes
NEW YORK — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be…
Jul 17, 2019 19:23 UTC Health Read More

Why Are There 10 Hot Dogs to a Pack But Only 8 Buns?
It can be summer's most puzzling math problem. Hot dogs are sold 10 to a pack. Buns come in eight-packs. Who thought this was a good idea?
Jul 17, 2019 18:59 UTC Health Read More

Clues to Women's Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why.
Jul 17, 2019 18:43 UTC Health Read More

Fourth case of measles confirmed in El Paso
The El Paso Department of Public Health has confirmed that a male toddler has tested positive for measles (rubeola). This is the fourth confirmed case of the…
Jul 17, 2019 16:34 UTC Health Read More

Novartis' Kisqali, trailing Lilly's Verzenio, nabs limited NICE backing in breast cancer
In a typical change of heart at England's drug cost watchdog, Kisqali has won coverage for previously treated breast cancer—after Novartis offered “an improved…
Jul 17, 2019 14:11 UTC Health Read More

Study finds link between amount of screen time, depression in young people
Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people -- and a…
Jul 17, 2019 13:18 UTC Health Read More

Lauderdale man battles flesh-eating bacteria Local News
A Lauderdale County man remains hospitalized with an infection caused by a flesh-eating bacteria, his family said.
Jul 17, 2019 05:16 UTC Health Read More

Mother warning others about protein shakes after daughter dies unexpectedly
A mother is speaking out after her 25-year-old daughter died unexpectedly after consuming too much protein two years ago, the Sun reported. Meegan Hefford…
Jul 17, 2019 00:19 UTC Health Read More

Third case of Measles confirmed in El Paso
The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed that a second male toddler has tested positive for measles (rubeola). The announcement…
Jul 15, 2019 20:43 UTC Health Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Offsets Genetic Risk for Dementia
Adhering to a healthy lifestyle reduces the chances of developing dementia, even among those at genetic risk for dementia, new research suggests.
Jul 15, 2019 20:24 UTC Health Read More

Future The truth about saturated fat
Mainstream science says eating too much saturated fat raises cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, so why are some diet trends encouraging people to eat…
Jul 15, 2019 00:27 UTC Health Read More

Memphis man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Florida, family says
A Memphis family is in mourning after their beloved husband and father was killed by a flesh-eating bacteria that he contracted in the Gulf Coast.
Jul 14, 2019 14:19 UTC Health Read More

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