Measles outbreak strikes 16 in Washington state, mostly in unvaccinated kids
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:06:06 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
More than a dozen unvaccinated children have been sickened by the measles virus in Washingtonas Clark County, with the areaas health officials tallying 16 confirmed cases since Jan. 1.

Man claims maggots used to eat away infection in foot saved his life
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:44:58 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
A U.K. man said he is lucky to be alive and credits the 400 maggots used to eat away at a deadly infection in his foot with helping to save his life.

Perdue recalls gluten-free chicken nuggets after reports of wood in product
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:57:25 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
Perdue Foods has recalled about 68,200 pounds of organic, gluten-free ready-to-eat chicken nuggets after consumers complained about finding pieces of wood in the product.

Army sergeant's claims he saved life with pen, sweatshirt called into question
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:35:02 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
An Army sergeant's story that he saved the life of a Texas car accident victim with a ballpoint pen and a New Orleans Saints sweatshirt hasA come under increasing scrutiny after local firefighters said the victim's injuries did not match the soldier's claims.

Medical News Today: Intermittent fasting boosts health by strengthening daily rhythms
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:00:00 PST
From https:
A new study explores the impact of fasting on our daily rhythms. The authors conclude that fasting may protect health by boosting cyclic gene expression.

Medical News Today: Flossing could increase exposure to toxic chemicals
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:00:00 PST
From https:
According to a recent study, flossing is just one common behavior that could put people at risk of exposure to certain chemicals linked to disease.

Medical News Today: Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
From https:
Clinical trial compares stem cell transplantation with existing disease-modifying therapies and finds that the former is more effective at slowing down MS.

Would YOU buy a pre-used tissue for APS62?
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:46:58 +0000
From https:
Los Angeles-based firm Vaev admits to have no doctors on board to justify the concept, claiming it is just 'a wellness brand'. The tissues are currently out of stock on its website.

How are YOUR New Year's resolutions going? These 6 tips could help you stay on track
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:27:35 +0000
From https:
Dr Meg Arroll, is a psychologist for wellbeing brand Healthspan and author of The Shrinkology Solution. Here she explores research-backed tips to keeping New Yearas resolutions.

Do NOT put parsley in your vagina! Doctors make warning after 'irresponsible' Marie Claire article
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:12:55 +0000
From https:
When asked about the strange suggestion to use parsley, Dr Shazia Malik, a London-based obstetrician-gynaecologist, said there is 'no evidence of any benefit to a woman for doing this'.

NHS made to pay APS250,000 in fines for making junior doctors work beyond their contracted hours
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:00:17 +0000
From https:
Junior doctorsA in England have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000, an average of 2.1 times per doctor, according to an investigation.

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:19:54 +0000
From https:
Kerry Hayes, 49, from Anacortes, Washington, received a heart from a donor that was infected with the liver disease hepatitis C. After going on eight-week antiviral regimen, he was cured.

Ebola death toll in Congo reaches 410 as expert warns locals 'don't believe the killer virus exists'
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:15:06 +0000
From https:
Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow of global health at think-tank Council on Foreign Relations, said cases keep 'popping up unexpectedly out of thin air' due to the behaviour of locals.

The APS47 sperm scanner: Home-testing kit rates your semen samples
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:13:36 +0000
From https:
The YO Home Sperm Test Kit, costing APS46.95, uses a clip-on microscope to film a man's sperm sample and compare its concentration and motility to data from a study of fathers around the world.

Medicine shortages are 'worse than ever' in Britain
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:01:13 +0000
From https:
Jennie Kermode, 45, from Paisley, said she can last up to two weeks without tacrolimus before her kidneys will fail. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society said it has never seen the situation so bad.

Frail older people are at greater risk of getting dementia, even when their brains are healthy
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:42:17 +0000
From https:
Experts from Dalhousie University in Canada now believe frailty could reduce people's tolerance to brain changes, so that they are more likely to become forgetful.

'Silencing' the brain cells that interpret pain makes mice immune to discomfort
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:55:38 +0000
From https:
A study by Stanford University found blocking the activity of cells in the region of the brain known as the amygdala in mice stopped them interpreting pain signals.

Mother has an orange-sized cyst on her head drained by Dr Pimple Popper
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:50:02 +0000
From https:
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Irais said her growth began as a zit. The Mexican mother, living in California, had her confidence knocked by the 'serious fatty lump'.

Man, 36, has his bowel removed after chronic constipation
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:10:59 +0000
From https:
The unnamed man, 36, from Sri Lanka, suffers from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B, which alters bowel movements and causes 'tumour-like growths' on his tongue (pictured).

Viewers left 'sobbing' by the heart-breaking stories of brain unit patients on Hospital
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:03:44 +0000
From https:
Last night's episode of Hospital, shown on BBC Two, followed 'inspiring' staff and patients at The Walton Centre, a specialist unit in Liverpool for people with brain and spine injuries.

Couples who laugh together stay together, scientists discover
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:34:12 +0000
From https:
A study by the University of Kansas found that inside jokes 'affirm your relationship through laughter' and are an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates'.

Why you should never ignore an unusual rash on your child
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:36:59 +0000
From https:
Mother-of-two Bindy Scott, from Queensland, found out the hard way that the rash on her son Tommy's body was more than just a viral infection.

Every three seconds somebody in the UK has an asthma attack, 'shocking' figures show
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:27:43 +0000
From https:
More people are having asthma attacks than five years ago, dataA suggests. Charity Asthma UK said. Kelly May, 31, from London, has had hundreds of 'terrifying' attacks since she was a baby.

Flu piles pressure on over-stretched NHS hospitals as the outbreak KILLS 26 people in a week
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:37:31 +0000
From https:
Public Health England figures today revealed the number of people visiting their GP about flu-like symptoms rose by a third in just a week, with cases in the UK doubling since the new year.

Vitamin D overtakes vitamin C to become the UK's best-seller, as Britons stock up on 'sunshine drug'
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:13:21 +0000
From https:
The asunshine vitamina a produced naturally by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun a has overtaken vitamin C, found in fruit and vegetables, following reports that millions are deficient.

Violent action films DON'T cause more violence among teenagers, say psychiatristsA A
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:10:12 +0000
From https:
The study comes just days Britain's ratings body the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), ruled that under-15s would no longer be able to see films that depict rape and other sexual violence.

Marie Kondo: The psychological benefits of tidying up
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:11:42 GMT
From rss.cnn
Marie Kondo's tidying trend has benefits beyond clearing up space in your home. Decluttering also raises self-esteem, lifts moods, brings peace and improves lives, according to experts.

Florida mother suing her developmentally disabled daughter's caregiver
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:15:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
A Florida woman is suing her daughter's former health care provider and three of its employees, alleging the developmentally disabled 23-year-old was raped, impregnated and suffered physical injuries while in their care.

New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:01:50 GMT
From rss.cnn
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Restrictive surrogacy laws are forcing UK couples to the US
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:05:14 GMT
From rss.cnn
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire.

Why vaping is so dangerous for teens
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:23 GMT
From rss.cnn
Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.

Protecting loved ones from sexual abuse in long-term care facilities
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:21:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's the stuff of nightmares: your loved one living in a long-term care facility or nursing home was sexually abused and you had no idea it was happening. Could this nightmare come true and what can you do?

Perdue recalls frozen chicken nuggets after wood found in them
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:24:53 GMT
From rss.cnn
Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal officials say.

We tried it: A grueling fitness class inspired by the brutal Spartan Races
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
Why are Spartan events - and training for them - so popular? People often cite that human connection as what they like most. You can't go it alone. I was skeptical walking into a class inspired by these races, but I walked out a believer.

A Spartanas guide to crushing your 2019 fitness goals
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

If anyone can teach you how to keep going when the going gets tough, itas Joe De Sena, endurance athlete and founder and chief executive of the grueling Spartan obstacle races.

De Sena has built a career on challenging people to do the things they think they canat, whether itas racing up and down...

Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:19:22 GMT
From https:
As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here's what scientists know for sure, and what they don't.

Ask Well: What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:02 GMT
From https:
Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more.

What’s So ‘Indecent’ About Female Pleasure?
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:07 GMT
From https:
A consumer technology innovation award was revoked from a company that makes a hands-free sex toy. The reason, some believe, is that the product is made for women.

The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:54:17 GMT
From https:
Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.

Study links opioid epidemic to painkiller marketing
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:11:56 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses.

Lilly's cancer therapy Lartruvo fails study, shares drop
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:47:58 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday its cancer treatment Lartruvo, approved on an accelerated basis in 2016, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term study and will no longer be prescribed, driving shares down nearly 3 percent.

Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:12:32 GMT
From https:
Patients in England are struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants.

'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:23 GMT
From https:
Every three seconds in the UK, someone has an asthma attack which could be life-threatening, a charity says.

Carter Cookson 'has hours to find new heart'
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:35:05 GMT
From https:
Doctors say Carter Cookson, who is on life support, needs an organ transplant as soon as possible.

IVF couple have triplets after sex mistake
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:10:36 GMT
From https:
Betty Bienias said she was shocked to find out she was expecting triplets - two of which had been conceived naturally.

Vaping has created teen nicotine addicts with few treatment options
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:52:04 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The options for treating nicotine addiction in children is limited at a time when teen vaping is exploding in popularity.

Teens addicted to vaping face lack of treatment options
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:19:33 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The FDA is holding a hearing Friday to address the alarming spike in teen vaping and how to help those who want to kick the habit. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 20 percent of high school students admitted to using an electronic cigarette within the last 30 days. David Begnaud reports.

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets for possible wood contamination
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:01:17 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
Company reports customer complaints that wood was found in its gluten-free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets

Recalls of hazardous meat and poultry up 83 percent, report finds
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:01:42 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
"Something is rotten in our slaughterhouses and our fields"

Recalls of hazardous meat, poultry increase 83 percent in last 6 years, report says
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:59:29 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
A report out Thursday claims recalls of hazardous meat and poultry have gone up 83 percent in the last six years. One in six Americans get sick every year from eating contaminated food, with at least 3,000 deaths per year. Michelle Miller spoke with a man whose wife is struggling after a recent E. coli outbreak.