California dad shares meningitis B warning after infection kills teen daughter 'within 36 hours'
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:46:54 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
Sara Stelzeras life was just beginning when it was tragically cut short when she contracted meningitis B.

Woman's 'liquid nose job' left her with rare eye issue
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:18:22 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
A woman's simple cosmetic procedure turned serious when an injection ofA facial fillerA into her nose led to blockages in her eye's blood vessels a a rare complication, according to a new report of the case.

British tourist claims he contracted parasite on all-inclusive trip to Mexico
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:34:02 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
The holidaymaker feared he was going to die after allegedly catching the bug from a meal cooked on his resort.

Texas baby born without skin getting grafts grown from own cells, family says
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:13:14 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
The Texas 5-month-old who has captured hearts worldwide after he was born without skin will reportedly undergo major surgery on Friday to cover areas of his body with skin grown in a lab using his own cells.

Panera at Home chicken soup recalled over plastic material in product
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:17:35 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
The company behind Panera Breadas at Home line has issued a recall for a chicken soup product sold in select states over concerns about plastic material contamination.

Hawaii confirms 3 recent cases of rat lungworm disease in US visitors, says tourist ate slug on a dare
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:56:50 GMT
From feeds.foxnews
Health officials in Hawaii have announced three recent cases of rat lungworm disease in U.S. visitors to the state from Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019, including one that involved an adult who ate a poisonous slug on a dare.

Medical News Today: How to get rid of ice pick scars
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:00:00 PDT
From https:
Ice pick scars are small, deep scars that can develop following severe acne. A person cannot usually treat ice pick scars at home, but a number of professional treatments can help reduce their appearance. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: What to know about sleeping with earplugs
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:00:00 PDT
From https:
Sleeping with earplugs is usually safe. One potential risk of using them regularly is earwax buildup, but people can treat most complications with home remedies. Learn more about sleeping with earplugs, including the specific benefits, here.

Medical News Today: Supplements for vegans: What to know
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:00:00 PDT
From https:
A vegan diet can have many health benefits, but vegans may also need to take some supplements to ensure that they get all the required nutrients. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of tramadol?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:00:00 PDT
From https:
Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. Some side effects are more common than others. This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol.

Medical News Today: What causes a loss of taste?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 10:00:00 PDT
From https:
A lost sense of taste is a common symptom, with possible causes ranging from a simple cold to a head injury. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a loss of taste here.

Medical News Today: This mechanism could be why fermented foods benefit immune health
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:00:00 PDT
From https:
Scientists find a cell receptor that evolved only in humans and great apes allows a bacterial byproduct of fermented foods to activate immune cells.

Medical News Today: Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 08:00:00 PDT
From https:
A study in rats identifies a key driver of anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. This finding may lead to new therapies not just for depression.

Medical News Today: How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 07:00:00 PDT
From https:
New research in mice and human cells finds that a fruit compound lowers blood pressure. The study also reveals the mechanism by which it does this.

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: High functioning autism
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From https:
'You donat seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.

Medical News Today: In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT
From https:
Scientists often use animal models such as mice and rats in biomedical research. But what can these studies tell us about human health?

Man woke up with a baseball-sized lump on his elbow caused by flesh-eating bacteriaA
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 21:44:24 GMT
From https:
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Chris Gordon, 44, a teacher in New Ulm, Minnesota, woke up in March 2015 with a lump on his elbow. At first he was dismissed, but his condition deteriorated.

CDC warns pre-cut melon and tahini used in hummus have sickened hundreds
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 21:35:48 GMT
From https:
Pre-cut melon and a popular type of tahini - used in summer salads and hummus - are responsible for Salmonella outbreaks across the country.

Pet owners are at higher risk of IBS - and cat and dog poop may be the culprits, study suggestsA
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 21:34:42 GMT
From https:
The 85 million American families that have pets are at a greater risk of developing IBS than are non-animal lovers, according to new East Tennessee State University research.

Measles outbreak hits Newark Liberty International Airport
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 21:02:50 GMT
From https:
New Jersey officials confirmed on Friday that a traveler at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 8 had measles, potentially exposing thousands, as outbreaks surge in New York City/

Couples undergoing IVF will be able to pick the 'smartest' embryo within 10 years, scientist saysA
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:28:52 GMT
From https:
Stephen Hsu, co-founder of Genomic Prediction at Michigan State University, insists that, while it is currently not allowed in many countries including the US and the UK, we will soon come around.

US health officials are desperate to curb a drug-resistant fungus
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:20:18 GMT
From https:
The life-threatening fungal infection Candida auris has struck over 600 people in 12 US states, prompting doctors to call for new guidelines and one senator to ask for a federal state of emergency to be declared.

Migraine sufferers urge health chiefs to overturn its decision to not offer erenumab on NHS England
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:54:33 GMT
From https:
A monthly injection of erenumab, the first new migraine drug for 20 years, was approved in Scotland in April. But in a blow to more than 500,000 people, NHS watchdog NICE rejected it in England.

Feeling a sense of 'purpose' may add years to your life, study finds
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:43:33 GMT
From https:
A new study on 6,985 people over 50 found life purpose lowered their risk of early death. People with a sense of purpose are more likely to go to the doctor and engage in healthier habits.

Shocking image shows 21-year-old whose scalp was scalded off after going to a salon
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:54:55 GMT
From https:
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Doctors in South Korea told the woman's story in a journal. They believe the dye was left on for too long causing chemical burns.

Ronaldo accused of promoting APS350 fitness sham SIXPAD toning belts
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:52:17 GMT
From https:
Ronaldo is the ambassador for SIXPAD, a Japanese tech company which specialises in 'electric muscle stimulation' products. He features heavily in the flagship store in London.

Woman, 54, develops eczema after having an allergic reaction to nickel in her DENTURES
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:43:57 GMT
From https:
The 54-year-old woman - who has not been named - had previously reacted to metallic jewellery. An allergy patch test atA Tokushima University, Japan, revealed she could not tolerate nickel.

Chinese pre-schools are using robots to take daily health checks of children
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:55:21 GMT
From https:
More than 2,000 pre-schools in China use robots which take photos of children's hands to spot signs of illness and slow the spread of illnesses, but experts in the UK are sceptical.

Pregnant woman threw up 50 times a day due to crippling illness that affects one in 100 new mothers
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:54:56 GMT
From https:
Hannah Dalton from Benfleet, Essex, suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, which left her bed-bound and unable to hold down food for the first six months of her pregnancy.

Dog owners are suffering hand injuries because theyare holding their leads wrong
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 08:43:07 GMT
From https:
A single hospital - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust a treated 30 serious hand injuries caused by 'dog lead or collar misuse' in just one year, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand reports.

Nurses are routinely told by NHS bosses to put up with sex pest patients
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 06:43:17 GMT
From https:
Nurses are told to put up with sexual harassment - including rape threats and being followed in their cars - at work by NHS bosses, Royal College of Nursing congress in Liverpool heard.

Gene therapy gets FDA approval -- and a $2 million price tag
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:12:22 GMT
From rss.cnn
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants' muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2.

Food expiration labels are confusing. The FDA wants to change that
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:35:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
Americans have struggled with the many food labels and their meanings for years. Sell by, best by and best if used by -- what are the differences?

Health officials considered banning individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:09:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
State and local health officials have consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recent months about the possibility of preventing individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission.

The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 20:10:38 GMT
From rss.cnn
"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)

The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 03:48:35 GMT
From rss.cnn
Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones.

Bullying can cause both short- and long-term damage
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:35:34 GMT
From rss.cnn
Bullying is many things: teasing, name-calling, stereotyping, fighting, exclusion, spreading rumors, public shaming and aggressive intimidation. It can be in real life (IRL) or online.

Nerve stimulation therapy lessens disability in stroke patients, research finds
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 19:24:35 GMT
From rss.cnn
There may be new hope for stroke patients: An experimental nerve stimulation therapy helped reduce disability, new research finds.

The utter bliss of bikepacking in the backcountry
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 07:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

We called our trip the TransGabriel Challenge: three days, 78 miles and 18,000 feet of climbing by bike on dirt and gravel roads across San Gabriel Mountains. We pulled 50-pound trailers packed with tents, sleeping bags and gallon jugs of water. Loaded with more sights than we could have...

Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids' surgeries, doctors warn
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 19:44:58 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Mexico's hospitals are reeling under steep budget cuts by the country's new government, with surgery delays for children, reductions in testing and staffing shortages, hospital directors said on Friday, fanning anger over President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's austerity measures.

Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world's most expensive drug
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 19:28:31 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants, and priced the one-time treatment at a record $2.125 million.

Doctor, medical funder charged in New York in transvaginal mesh fraud
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 19:04:01 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A doctor and a surgical funding consultant were arrested on Friday on charges that they defrauded women into having unnecessary surgeries to remove transvaginal mesh implants in order to profit from settlements paid to the women by mesh manufacturers, U.S. prosecutors in New York said.

Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:59:34 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

For Anderson family, an early bet on SMA gene therapy
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:57:38 -0400
From feeds.reuters
When Malachi Anderson was diagnosed with a rare and often deadly disease called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) as an infant nearly four years ago, his parents Tina and Torence had a decision to make.

U.S. judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:59:34 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A federal judge on Friday blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions once an embryonic heartbeat is detected, which can occur at six weeks after conception, often before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.

Women in cardiac arrest less likely than men to get help from bystanders
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:58:52 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are less likely to receive help from bystanders and have less chance of survival than men, a recent Dutch study showed.

Seniors who feel their life has purpose may live longer
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:51:18 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters Health) - Seniors who feel their life has purpose may be less likely to die from heart, circulatory and digestive diseases and more likely to live longer, new data suggest.

Novartis' breast cancer treatment wins FDA approval
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:41:47 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it had approved Novartis AG's treatment in combination with a hormone therapy for postmenopausal women, as well as for men, with a form of advanced breast cancer.

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle U.S. opioid charges
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:20:59 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone.

Incyte's Jakafi gets FDA approval to treat Graft vs Host Disease
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:58:47 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Incyte Corp's treatment for acute Graft versus Host disease (GvHD), an inflammatory response by the immune system after a bone marrow transplant.

U.S. health agency proposes reversing Obamacare transgender protections
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:14:03 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny services to them.

Oklahoma takes on drugmakers J&J, Teva in landmark opioid trial
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:40:29 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing opioid painkillers: It was the day he died of an overdose.

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression - and vice versa
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:45:14 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to develop vision impairment, according to findings from the U.S. National Health and Aging Trends Study.

African swine fever threatens French deli meats producers
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:46:33 -0400
From feeds.reuters
French deli meats makers are being squeezed by a surge in pork prices linked to an African swine fever epidemic that has decimated the pig herd in China, they said on Thursday, warning of potential bankruptcies in the sector.

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 06:23:56 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection.

China says making progress on African swine fever vaccine
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 03:31:57 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to spread through the world's biggest hog herd.

Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:36:18 GMT
From https:
Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigation.

'Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight'
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:21:45 GMT
From https:
Text reminders and after-work appointments are recommended in a report on improving cancer screening.

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:19:34 GMT
From https:
A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand.

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:16:45 GMT
From https:
There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018.

Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 06:24:14 GMT
From https:
The 'life-changing' injection has been approved for use in Scotland, but not yet in England.

Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 05:29:41 GMT
From https:
When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began.

Sinikiwe Kademaunga: 'Don't associate disability with poverty'
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 10:38:51 GMT
From https:
Blogger Sinikiwe Kademaunga was born with a condition that stopped the growth of her limbs.

At $2M, priciest medicine ever treats fatal disease in babies
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 22:41:48 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The newly approved treatment targets defective gene that weakens a child's muscles so quickly they're unable to move

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 23:46:06 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
District judge Carlton Reeves said in his ruling that the law "prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy"

What does "best if used by" phrase on food really mean?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 21:30:39 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration thinks uniform labels on packaging will help curb $161 billion in yearly food waste.

Colorado first state to cap soaring insulin prices
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 19:54:18 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
Drug's price has doubled in five years, so state is capping co-payments for diabetics with private insurance at $100 a month

What does "best if used by" on packaged food really mean?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 23:00:13 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The FDA backs an industry-supported phrase that addresses food quality, but says nothing about safety

HHS proposes rollback of LGBTQ health care protections
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:48:53 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The move would curtail access to critical care for many women, as well as gay and transgender patients including transition-related and reproductive care

McKinsey, JPMorgan Chase drop Purdue Pharma amid opioid scrutiny
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:57:03 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
Companies are distancing themselves from the Oxycontin maker and its founding family amid thousands of lawsuits

Violence, mistrust hamper efforts to combat Ebola in war zone
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:45:03 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
Only 50% of those infected with the disease are seeking medical help, raising the risk of the outbreak spreading regionally, and even globally.

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:57:56 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
Officials said hospitals are being targeted by armed militia groups

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:58:22 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
The latest Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,100 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, there's a danger that may be even greater than the disease. Debora Patta reports.