A Tropical Disease Could Put Bananas On The Brink Of Extinction

Banana crisis as tropical disease threatens to wipe out crops. In the United Kingdom, over five billion Cavendish bananas each other. Panama disease is a fungus (yep, that'll put you off your lunch) that affects the root of the Cavendish banana -... More..

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Possible Tuberculosis exposure causes Hazmat situation at Johns Hopkins
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Possible Tuberculosis exposure causes Hazmat situation at Johns Hopkins

Landon King, executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "As a cautionary measure, both Cancer Research Buildings have been evacuated". Not everyone infected with the bacteria will become sick,...More..

by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Maya's mother, Ann Tisdale, posted a video of the milestone to social media on Sunday. With her parents, older brother and pet dog close by and urging her on softly, Maya Tisdale, beaming from ear to ear, ris...More..

Higher testosterone levels makes men desire luxury goods
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Higher testosterone levels makes men desire luxury goods

But when these men were faced with a choice between powerful and high-quality goods, they showed no clear preferences. Each participant was asked to choose their favorite from a pair of brand-name products, s...More..

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

Looking at how social and environmental factors influence our health, Canadian researchers sought to explore how long work hours influence health. Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associate...More..

You're probably washing your hands wrong, study says
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

You're probably washing your hands wrong, study says

The government study brought 383 people into six test kitchens in North Carolina, some located in the Raleigh-Durham metro area and others in the more rural area of Smithfield, and asked them to prepare turke...More..

NY and Virginia Become First States to Mandate Mental Health Education
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

NY and Virginia Become First States to Mandate Mental Health Education

The Virginia legislation mandates that mental health education only be added to the health curriculum for the first two years of high school, saying that "such health instruction shall incorporate standards t...More..

Surge in measles cases prompts warning to Global Positioning System
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Surge in measles cases prompts warning to Global Positioning System

Last year the World Health Organisation said measles had been eliminated in the United Kingdom, based on it not having swept through the population for three years, with 95% of children aged five years now va...More..

Here's how to avoid the parasite outbreak that's spreading across Texas
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Here's how to avoid the parasite outbreak that's spreading across Texas

Texas health officials are trying to determine whether 56 cases of people getting sick from the parasite Cyclospora are related. "Past outbreaks have been associated with basil, snow peas, mesclun greens,...More..

Women Over 30 Might have a Better Option than the Pap Smear
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Women Over 30 Might have a Better Option than the Pap Smear

Geographically, North America dominates the Pap smear and HPV testing market followed by Europe . "HPV may recur and first be detected decades later in the context of long-term monogamy or abstinence", wro...More..

Scientists create ‘artificial ovary’. It could help women after cancer
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Scientists create ‘artificial ovary’. It could help women after cancer

Hoping to provide a better option, Dr Pors and her colleagues started tinkering with ways to bioengineer a type of ovarian tissue that is guaranteed to be free of cancerous cells but still maintains the organ...More..

Long work hours may hike women's diabetes risk by 70%
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Long work hours may hike women's diabetes risk by 70%

All the women out there, here's a good reason for you to work less and relax more . According to the findings, an increased risk was not found among those working between 30 and 40 hours per week. The study...More..

Violent tendencies can be ‘zapped’ out of your brain, new research suggests
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Violent tendencies can be ‘zapped’ out of your brain, new research suggests

To draw these conclusions, the research team conducted a double-blind randomized control trial on 81 healthy adults ages 18 or older. Participants did not know their group assignment, nor did the individual con...More..

Aspirin may help treat Alzheimer’s
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Aspirin may help treat Alzheimer’s

The exact causes of Alzheimer's , and what makes the disease progress, are unknown. Taking low doses of aspirin daily may help reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease and protect the memory, findings of ...More..

Fireworks allowed inside Fayetteville city limits through July 4
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Fireworks allowed inside Fayetteville city limits through July 4

Meanwhile, some communities in the American West have canceled their planned July Fourth fireworks because of high wildfire danger, and some others are doing drone light displays instead of pyrotechnics. Live m...More..

Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor

Ryals knew that Skye lived in California so it might be a long shot, but she wanted to ask anyway. Stricken with childhood cancer, she needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. The letter said Ryals was think...More..

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails: doctor
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails: doctor

The patient didn't have any typical risk factors for toenail problems - such as an injury to the nails, or a family history of nail disorders - but she did report that she had a fish pedicure a few months...More..

Your hand washing technique probably isn't up to standard
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Your hand washing technique probably isn't up to standard

The study found that almost 1 out of 3 participants did not wash their hands at all before and after handling raw meat when asked to prepare turkey burgers and chef's salads in a test kitchen. It is not just ...More..

Livin’ la vida mocha: Coffee has life lengthening properties, study suggests
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Livin’ la vida mocha: Coffee has life lengthening properties, study suggests

The study of nearly half-a-million British adults found that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death over 10 years than those who don't drink it. One cup of coffee lowers the risk of death by eight per...More..

by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Texas investigates 56 cases of people sick from parasite

In 2015, 237 people were sickened in a Texas cyclospora outbreak that was associated with fresh cilantro. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Texas health department has recorded a large number of i...More..

Heat advisory issued for Monday; temps remain high all week
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Heat advisory issued for Monday; temps remain high all week

A prolonged heat wave is gripping the Northeast, with heat index values near 100 degrees Monday in major cities like Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York City; Hartford , Connecticut; and Albany, New Y...More..

by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Yet ANOTHER Study Suggests Daily Coffee Could Help You Live Longer

Drinking coffee could be beneficial, regardless of whether a person metabolizes the drink quickly or slowly. The study of nearly half-a-million British adults found that coffee drinkers have a lower risk o...More..

Coli outbreak is over as new evidence points to tainted water
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Coli outbreak is over as new evidence points to tainted water

Coli O157:H7 found in the canal water is closely related genetically to the E. coli O157:H7 from ill people. The FDA assures consumers that E. coli should no longer be present in romaine lettuce. coli in ...More..

Mosquito with West Nile virus found in Milwaukee
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Mosquito with West Nile virus found in Milwaukee

Most people who are infected do not become sick, but of those who do, symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea and skin rash. Using an approved insect repellent conta...More..

DOJ announces 600 charges in health care fraud crackdown
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

DOJ announces 600 charges in health care fraud crackdown

HHS also announced Thursday that since July 2017, it has excluded 2,700 individuals from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all other federal health care programs, which includes 587 providers, for conduct...More..

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

Currently, CBD is still a Schedule I substance, meaning it is classified as a substance that has a high potential for abuse and no medical applications. The approval only covers use of the liquid drug for Lenno...More..

First positive West Nile virus mosquito sample of 2018 detected in MA
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

First positive West Nile virus mosquito sample of 2018 detected in MA

This comes after trapped mosquitos from the area tested positive for the virus. Mosquitoes transmit the disease to humans by biting an infected bird, and then biting a human. Furthermore, the province says pe...More..

Sea lice reported along northwest Florida beaches
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sea lice reported along northwest Florida beaches

Bathing suits act like nets, trapping sea lice larvae. Pensacola Beach lifeguards are warning swimmers about stinging sea lice. And if out and about on Florida beaches, the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards re...More..

Health Dept. will offer free HIV testing Wednesday
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Health Dept. will offer free HIV testing Wednesday

Visit CDC to find a free test near you. HIV cannot be detected by any of the tests immediately after infection, although post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP medicine can prevent infection if taken within ...More..

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked among best in US
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked among best in US

Rounding out the top five performers are Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The hospital serves 29 counties and has pediatric ambulances dedica...More..