Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.69 billion in talcum powder lawsuit

The company's shares dropped in after-hours trading. The jury awarded $550 million and later added $4.14 billion in punitive damages against the company for allegedly failing to warn that its talcum powder raised the risk of ovarian cancer, after a... More..

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'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

The number of people with salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has grown to 100 across the U.S., prompting the CDC to issue a blunt warning via tweet: " Do not eat this cereal ". Any consumers w...More..

Some valsartan medicines recalled amid impurity concerns
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Some valsartan medicines recalled amid impurity concerns

For example, Swiss company Novartis informed the ministry that their products containing valsartan are not impacted because these products do not contain the ingredient from external suppliers. The recall was ...More..

First positive West Nile mosquito pool found
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

First positive West Nile mosquito pool found

Mosquitoes can carry harmful illness with them, like the West Nile virus. "It's imperative that county residents be aware that West Nile Virus is active and to avoid mosquito bites by whatever means necessary...More..

Roundup cancer lawsuits can move forward, judge rules
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Roundup cancer lawsuits can move forward, judge rules

A San Francisco court now says cases can be brought against the firm on the basis of testimony that Roundup is potentially a cause of the blood cancer non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The judge wanted to determine whe...More..

Texas couple considering divorce to afford healthcare for daughter
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Texas couple considering divorce to afford healthcare for daughter

The couple has tried to get Medicaid to help with spiraling medical costs but Jake earns too much - $40,000 - for the family to qualify. Because of that the Greys are considering a divorce, so that Maria Grey...More..

Yet another study finds multivitamins do not protect against heart disease
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yet another study finds multivitamins do not protect against heart disease

Americans spent an estimated $36.1 billion on vitamins and nutritional supplements in 2017, and many believe that MVM supplements maintain and promote health by preventing various diseases, including cardiovas...More..

Thai cave rescue: Water level surged as rescue almost ended in disaster
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thai cave rescue: Water level surged as rescue almost ended in disaster

Meanwhile, reports say the boys and the coach were sedated to stop them panicking during the risky rescue. A British diver who helped save 12 schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thai...More..

Man could lose limbs from flesh-eating bacteria
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Man could lose limbs from flesh-eating bacteria

Those with open wounds are encouraged by the New Jersey Health Department to avoid brackish water, according to WPVI . Now, 60-year-old Perez is fighting for his life in the hospital and might have to his li...More..

U.S. Delegates Opposed an International Resolution That Supported Breastfeeding
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

U.S. Delegates Opposed an International Resolution That Supported Breastfeeding

Initially, the Trump administration wanted to remove language that called on governments to "protect, promote and support breast-feeding" as well as another portion of the resolution that asked lawmakers ...More..

'Stealth' STI Mycoplasma genitalium risks becoming a superbug
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

'Stealth' STI Mycoplasma genitalium risks becoming a superbug

But specialists warn this is set to double within 10 years as the infection rapidly becomes untreatable. An estimated 2 percent of people are infected in the United Kingdom, so The British Association of Sex...More..

Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen

The recall was triggered after traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) were found in the valsartan used in the affected products. Swiss multinational pharmaceutical compaany Novartis informed the ministry tha...More..

by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Man could lose limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey waters

Perez was rushed to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was quickly admitted into the intensive care unit. Angel Perez, 60, reportedly complained of swelling and growing pain in his right leg after c...More..

Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep

However Professor Amy Brown of Swansea University, whose research includes weaning of babies, said the benefits revealed by the study were "minimal" in real-world terms, and that other research showed no reward...More..

Trump slashes funding that helps people sign up for Obamacare
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump slashes funding that helps people sign up for Obamacare

The announcement was made by Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , and was precipitated by a New Mexico court ruling that suggested the calculations for the risk-ad...More..

Trump administration freezes Obamacare payments, citing court decision
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trump administration freezes Obamacare payments, citing court decision

The risk adjustment program plays an important role in the ACA by pooling risk for insurers, transferring funds from insurers who enroll healthier members for relatively less, to those that take on higher costs...More..

8 out of 13 now rescued from Thailand cave
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

8 out of 13 now rescued from Thailand cave

The four boys who were rescued on Sunday appeared to be in good health , Thai officials said, but were undergoing a battery of medical tests in the hospital to ensure they were free from disease and infection....More..

Donald Trump appears to be focusing on these two Supreme Court finalists
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Donald Trump appears to be focusing on these two Supreme Court finalists

The Kentucky Republican reportedly told Trump and White House counsel Donald McGahn last week that Judges Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge could be confirmed more easily than Judges Brett Kavanaugh and...More..

Researchers hopeful over experimental HIV vaccine
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Researchers hopeful over experimental HIV vaccine

This is 1 of only 5 experimental HIV-1 vaccine concepts that have progressed to efficacy trials in humans over 35 years. Susan Buchbinder, MD, of the University of California San Francisco, one of the co-ch...More..

Polar fitness app leaks military personnel locations
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Polar fitness app leaks military personnel locations

Just six months after competing fitness tracking company Strava came under fire for revealing the location of U.S. military bases, Finnish wearable company Polar has experienced similar privacy concerns and...More..

West Nile virus detected in Rockland County mosquitoes
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

West Nile virus detected in Rockland County mosquitoes

In 2017, for example, Cameron County, on the very tip of Texas, reported 14 confirmed cases of Zika Virus, and 26 cases of Zika the year before. Defend: When outdoors, use an insect repellent containing DE...More..

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

As of Thursday, July 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 212 cases of laboratory-confirmed cyclosporiasis in four states from the 6- and 12-ounce products, including cases in MI. On June ...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Del Monte Vegetable Snacks Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak

As many as 54 cases have also been reported in Minnesota, along with a handful in Iowa and MI. According to the CDC , "Most ill people reported eating pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays con...More..

Arrival of European dogs nearly wiped out ancient American dogs
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Arrival of European dogs nearly wiped out ancient American dogs

All of these tumours are clones - genetically highly similar to one another but genetically distinct from their hound hosts. CTVT originated in one dog that lived several thousand years ago and the research...More..

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees the program, cited a recent federal court decision that found the formula for calculating the risk adjustment payments to be flawe...More..

'I'm walking!' Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

'I'm walking!' Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Prior to this, Maya had learned to get around with the help of a walker, making these particular steps a double dose of success for the little girl. Tisdale said that despite the diagnosis, Maya remained very...More..

Finally, something you like is also good for you
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Finally, something you like is also good for you

Erikka Loftfield, the study's lead investigator and a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute, in an email to Time . Yet the USA findings suggest the health benefits extend to the decaffeinated vari...More..

Two million New Zealanders will be obese by the 2030s
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Two million New Zealanders will be obese by the 2030s

In a country where about 1 out of 5 children under 19 years old are obese - according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention -, the experts chose to investigate what was making that number so hig...More..

#WeirdNews: Electricity potential answer to the mystery of ‘flying’ spiders
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

#WeirdNews: Electricity potential answer to the mystery of ‘flying’ spiders

Some say that they are even capable of crossing the oceans. Aerial dispersal is a crucial process for many insects, and often occurs soon after birth to give species the best chance of surviving and spreading...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables over listeria fears

Stores in the Kesko and S Group chains in Finland pulled several frozen products from their shelves on Friday, while the Lidl chain of food stores did the same the previous day. Initially the source of the bact...More..