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Updated  June 30, 2015

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SPECIAL COVERAGE TOPIC

 

The SeniorArk.com editor is Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church. But we are deeply concerned about the 60+ year oppression of the Palestinians by Israel, and will from time-to-time call attention to this immoral and criminal behavior. Israel's illegal and immoral treatment of Palestinians, and the daily theft of their homes and land, must end. These 'crimes against humanity' need to cease. Compare the way the Nazis treated the Jews, and there appear to be similarities with what is happening to the Palestinians in 2015. We Americans are giving billions $$ to aid and abet Israel in this treatment.   We urge you   to do the research, and compare for yourselves. Then, let your feelings be known to your Congressional Rep, your Senators, and the President.

 

French Minister Warns Against Israeli Settlements

Eurasia Review- Reposted June 30, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday urged the resumption of Middle East peace talks, AFP reported. The French minister also ...

Israel fails to protect Palestinians from settlers: Rights group

Press TV - Reposted June 30, 2015

This file photo shows armed Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of ... Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel's occupation of the ...

Vatican officially recognizes the 'State of Palestine'

Washington Post - Reposted June 30, 2015
The Vatican concluded a treaty Wednesday that formally recognizes Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew criticism from the Israeli government and a warning that it harms the Middle East peace process.

Netanyahu's win: A resounding loss for Israel's security

Haaretz - Reposted June 30, 2015

In his desperate and successful bid to keep his post, the panic-stricken prime minister has left the security establishment with a whole slew of dangers. (SeniorArk adds: With help of U.S. Republicans, a terrorist won the Israeli election. Our President must send a message that if Israel attacks Iran, and Iran retaliates, we will not come to their rescue. Netanyahu shows no concern for American long-term security, and we should show the same lack of concern for them.)

Israel police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

Haaretz - Reposted June 30, 2015

For a country that insists it's done nothing wrong, Israel sure acts like it has something to hide.

Israel drops aerial bombs on densely-populated areas, thereby leading to the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians? Not possible, Israel has the most moral army in the world. Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian terrorists and their families, in violation of international law? Irrelevant, Israel has the most moral army in the world. For a country that frequently boasts about its own morality, though, Israel sure does everything in its power to avoid its good deeds seeing the light of day.

Israel is losing its friends in the world

Financial Times - June 30, 2015

Britain's parliament voted the other day to recognize the state of Palestine. The decision will not change anything on the ground in the West Bank or Gaza.

When it comes to its morality, Israel prefers not to be tried

Haaretz - Reposted June 30, 2015

For a country that insists it’s done nothing wrong, Israel sure acts like it has something to hide.  (SeniorArk.com favors cutting off all U.S. aid to Israel until these illegal "settlements", also known as Israeli "land thefts", end.)

Israel to expropriate (STEAL) West Bank land around...

2Daily Times - June 30, 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday that it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

White House: 'deep concern' over new settlement units  (Not deep enough, White House!)

Ynetnews - June 30, 2015

With tensions between Jerusalem and Washington running high, White House says Israel's announcement of some 400 new settler housing units undermine efforts to achieve peace. (For years Israel has stood with it's hand out for money, while at the same time smacking the U.S. with the other hand. This MUST END. This illegal and immoral behavior did not begin with Obama, but has shown itself for decades.

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Diplomats: Iran meets key obligation on way to nuke deal

Washington Post - June 30, 2015
VIENNA - Iran has complied with a key condition of ongoing nuclear talks by significantly reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons, diplomats said Tuesday.

Pope to address Congress, meet Raul Castro on trip to US, Cuba

Reuters - June 30, 2015
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, the first pope to do so, on his much anticipated Sept.

US plans shake-up of overtime pay rules

Financial Times - June 30, 2015
President Barack Obama has unveiled a long-awaited change to US rules on overtime pay, potentially raising the wages of as many as 5m workers as part of his plan to boost struggling middle class families.

Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

CNN - June 30, 2015
Washington (CNN) Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers? After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is ...

Toyota Camry Ironically Tops List Of Cars With Most American-Made Content

Tech Times - June 30, 2015
The Toyota Camry replaces the Ford's F-150 pickup for having the most American-made content, according to a Cars.com reported list.

Consumer Confidence Index Climbs to 101.4 in June

ABC News - June 30, 2015
Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.

JetBlue Starts Charging Up to $25 Fee for First Checked Bag

NBCNews.com - June 30, 2015
Another one bites the dust. JetBlue, which had long touted its one free checked bag perk, started charging for the first checked piece of luggage Tuesday, the airline said in a statement.

Google harms consumers and strangles the open web, says study

The Register - June 30, 2015
Google's favourable treatment of its own services results in consumer harm and will make the web less diverse, a study into search engine users' behaviour has claimed.

See Venus and Jupiter Come Very Close Together Tuesday Night

TIME - June 30, 2015
The two brightest planets that can be seen from Earth will come this close to one another on Tuesday evening. For anyone looking at a clear sky in North America, Venus and Jupiter will be just one-third of a degree apart in a phenomenon known as a ...

Losing my mother again and again: My story with Alzheimer's disease

Huffington Post - June 30, 2015
It started small. When we spoke on the phone, I noticed she became disconnected and couldn't follow the conversation the way she once could--at the time, I couldn't put my finger on it.

Are Sugary Drinks Killing Us?

Forbes - June 30, 2015
More morbid news for sugar: Researchers calculate that sugary drinks alone are responsible for many thousands of deaths per year. And this adds to an increasing shift in the nutritional tide.

Memory, thinking tests may indicate Alzheimer's earlier than thought

UPI.com - June 29, 2015
The signs of Alzheimer's can be seen as early 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed.  Errors in memory and thinking on tests may show the potential to develop Alzheimer's disease up ...

New Study Suggests Climate Change is an Alarming Threat to Human Health

The Monitor Daily - June 29, 2015
A team of scientists has conducted a recent study and found that the impact of climate change is even worse than it was previously believed.

Your Health: Low fat diet no longer recommended

Alabama's News Leader - June 29, 2015

New government recommended dietary guidelines may drop its focus on fat. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee is pushing away from current recommended restrictions on dietary fat in its latest proposal.

High court strikes down power plant regulations

USA TODAY - June 29, 2015
WASHINGTON -- A narrowly divided Supreme Court struck down federal clean air regulations Monday on coal- and oil-fired power plants that have been on the drawing board for a quarter century. (We can all breath easier now, knowing that corporate profits are protected, but dangerous mercury and other toxins will be allowed to pollute the nation's air,)

US Pending Home Sales at Highest Level in Nine Years

Wall Street Journal - June 29, 2015
A forward-looking indicator of home sales rose to its highest level in more than nine years in May, a sign the housing market is gaining traction after a shaky start to the year.

World markets plunge, bank lines grow as Greece financial crisis deepens

Fox News - June 29, 2015
Long lines formed at ATMs and bank branches across Greece Monday as the nation's financial crisis worsened, limiting cash withdrawals and causing global markets to plunge.

French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks

Ynetnews - June 29, 2015
UNITED NATIONS - France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date and the negotiators have deliberately decided not to set a new date to conclude negotiations.

Man Buys Wrong Lottery Ticket, Wins $30000

Huffington Post - June 29, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn't want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, so he ..

Study Offers New Evidence That Google Skews Search Results

Wired - June 29, 2015
Evidence continues to mount that when it comes to search results, Google isn't always playing fair. The latest accusation comes from a new study written by Harvard Business School professor Michael Luca, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu, and ...

'Explorer' Camera Ball Can Bounce Into Dangerous Situations

PC Magazine - June 29, 2015
The military has been experimenting with robots that can navigate dangerous locations and terrain, but what about local police officers who need to check out a potentially hazardous scene but lack the funds for an advanced robot assistant?

China aggressively building islands on reefs claimed by Philippines

Financial Express - June 28, 2015
China is reportedly proceeding with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs, which are claimed by the Philippines, despite Beijing promising to end some work soon.

China says changing position on sea dispute would shame ancestors

Reuters - June 28, 2015
BEIJING Changing position on China's claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.

House Homeland Security Chair warns Americans to 'remain vigilant' ahead of ...

Fox News - June 28, 2015
Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, warned Americans on “Fox News Sunday,” to “remain vigilant” to homegrown terror threats as the July Fourth holiday approaches.

San Francisco prohibited from accumulating river water in the reservoirs due to ...

Benchmark Reporter - June 28, 2015
SACRAMENTO- San Francisco was prohibited from using the river water by the concerned authorities. Since many decades, San Francisco has been taking water from the river in order to accumulate it inside the Hetch Hetchy Dam

41.9 million Americans tipped to travel at least 50km next weekend

Times Gazette - June 28, 2015
Along with the positive performance of consumer index is the continuous dropping of gasoline prices in United States. In earlier reports furnished by some news articles, they revealed that a probable soaring of American travelers this coming Independence ...

The Sixth Mass Extinction: We Arent The Dinosaurs, Were The Asteroid

Daily Beast - June 28, 2015
Yes, humans are probably to blame for the Earth's sixth mass extinction event, which is wiping out species at a rate 53 times greater than normal.

Breakthrough study could lead to cheaper, faster internet

Daily News & Analysis - June 28, 2015
Researchers successfully deciphered information after it traveled a record-breaking 12,000 kilometres through fibre optic cables with standard amplifiers and no repeaters, which are electronic regenerators.

6th Shark Attack Victim at North Carolina Beach

ABC News - June 28, 20150
The 17-year-old was brought to the hospital in critical condition after being bit in Waves, North Carolina. 2:11 | 06/28/15. Share.

Trump: It'll cost me 'peanuts' to run for president

Politico - June 28, 2015
The cost of running for president? “Peanuts,” says Donald Trump. “I'm in it to win it. I gave up a lot. I gave up hundreds of millions in deals, you know, things that I do.

Jeb Bush belittles President Obama's proposal on stricter gun controls after ...

Benchmark Reporter - June 28, 2015
Calls from President Obama and other Democrats have been pushed back by Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday for stricter laws on gun control regarding the shooting at Charleston, S.C.

More Mysterious Bright Spots Appear on Ceres

Weekly Observer - June 28, 2015
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has detected more visible pictures of unknown bright spots on the surface of Ceres. It was even able to detect a pyramid-shaped peak standing out on a considerably flat landscape.
Jupiter and Venus Set For Spectacular Rare Convergance

Reliawire.com - June 27, 2015

These two bright planets will be so close that they will appear like a double star. The magazine Sky & Telescope writes that a similar conjunction occurred during the 3-2 B.C. timeframe, which has makes it a potential source for the original “Star of Bethlehem” in the Bible.

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside South Carolina state capitol

Reuters - June 27, 2015
An activist climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, state officials said, a day after U.S.

Iran says nuclear team to comply with supreme leader's framework

Trend News Agency - June 27, 2015
The Iranian nuclear team will not act beyond the framework laid by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an Iranian MP says. The West has introduced some issues and Iran has done the same on its side of the negotiations, MP Esmail Kowsari told Trend ...

Isis, a year of the caliphate: Nine battles that made the group what it is

The Independent - June 27, 2015
Since declaring a 'caliphate' in Syria and Iraq and demanding allegiance from Muslims across the world, the influence of Isis has spread across the Middle East.

Quasi Modo Crowned World's Ugliest Dog

ABC News - June 27, 2015
Time for a big ABC news exclusive this morning. Freshly crowned winner of the world's ugliest dog competition. Our nick watt or should I say Simon Cowell is with the winner.

China Cuts Interest Rates After Market Plunge

New York Times - June 27, 2015
HONG KONG - Acting a day after the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets plunged more than 7 percent, China's central bank cut interest rates on Saturday and reduced the reserves that certain banks must hold

Chevrolet begins testing Electric Car Bolt EV it hopes can compete with Tesla

Pulse Headlines - June 27, 2015
Chevrolet announced Thursday that it has begun testing its new electric car, the Bolt EV. The car company announced the Bolt earlier this year, and with a 200-mile electric range, Chevy is hoping the Bolt can compete with Tesla, which is also gearing up to ..

Over 20 Million Bees Lost When Truck Spills Its Load

Latinos Post - June 27, 2015
As if honey bees weren't already in trouble, an accident involving a tractor trailer resulted in the release of over 20 million bees near Idaho Falls, Idaho on Thursday.

Food Companies Has Orders From Obama Administration To Remove All Trans Fat

Empire State Tribune - June 27, 2015
Obama Administration has passed order's for all companies in the food industry to remove trans fat from their production. The government is hopeful that this move will eliminate artificial trans fat from the food supple completely.

Fourth casualty from 'Flesh-eating bacteria' – 26 year old Florida man dies while ...

Empire State Tribune - June 27, 2015
Vibrio Vulnificus is back. Nicknamed 'flesh-eating bacteria' this scary-sounding bacteria frightened off way too many tourists and holiday makers from the beaches of Florida two weeks back.

California Passes Mandatory Vaccination Bill

ABC News - June 26, 2015
has been on this for day, thanks. A major health headline. Lawmakers in California approving one of the toughest mandatory vaccination bills in the country.

Climate change poses catastrophic risk to human health

NY City News - June 26, 2015
According to a report published this week in the British medical journal The Lancet, health impact of climate change can potentially harm last 50 years of gains in development and global health.

Fish And Vegetables: This Healthy Combination Lowers Mortality Risk

Science World Report - June 26, 2015
A new Swedish study shows that for older people, it's best to stock up on plenty of fresh fish and vegetables. The two fatty acids found in fish--EPA and DHA--were actually associated with a 20 percent decreased mortality risk for both men and women.

In US trip, pope aims to influence the powerful, champion the powerless

Washington Post - June 26, 2015
Pope Francis will meet with inmates in a Philadelphia prison gym, poor migrants at a D.C. church - where he may serve them lunch - and disadvantaged youth at an East Harlem elementary school, according to a working itinerary of his visit this fall to the ...

Tunisia, Kuwait and France: Are attacks connected?

BBC News - June 26, 2015
Militants launched attacks on Friday on three different types of targets in three different countries - Tunisia, Kuwait and France.

The Iran Deal: A Look at What It Does and Problems Remaining

New York Times - June 26, 2015
VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one. After nearly a decade of international diplomacy, negotiators are trying to reach a final agreement by Tuesday that would curb Iran's nuclear activities for a ...

Israel condemns Vatican treaty with the 'State of Palestine'

Daily Mail - June 26, 20150
The Vatican has signed a treaty with the 'State of Palestine' today and hopes it will stimulate peace with Israel. It is the first time the Roman Catholic Church has signed a treaty with the State of Palestine and believe it could serve as a model for other Mideast ...

Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria's Kobani

Reuters - June 26, 2015
BEIRUT Islamic State fighters killed at least 145 civilians in an attack on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village, in what a monitoring group described on Friday as one of the worst massacres carried out by the hardline group in Syria.

Feds probe power brake failures in Ford F-150 pickups

USA TODAY - June 26, 2015
Federal regulators are investigating complaints of a glitch in braking systems in 2011 and 2012 Ford F-150 pickups that can knock out the power brakes, making it substantially harder to stop the truck.

Glacial earthquakes help researchers track massive ice loss

Los Angeles Times - June 26, 2015
Glaciers might move slowly, but they have their dramatic moments. Scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs.

House Approves Trade Bill's Expansion of Worker Aid

New York Times - June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval on Thursday to a significant expansion of aid to workers displaced by global competition, sending to President Obama the second half of a trade package that House Democrats dramatically rejected just two ...

Kerry: Iran must come clean on nuclear past

Ynetnews - June 25, 20150
US Secratary of State calls Iranian counterpart, says nuclear deal depends on honesty regarding Ayatollah's history of nuclear weaponization.

Temperatures cool, but death toll tops 1000 in Pakistani heat wave

Los Angeles Times - June 25, 2015
The toll from the sweltering heat wave in Pakistan's largest city continued to rise Thursday, surpassing more than 1,000 dead, according to state-run television, even as temperatures began to cool off.

How the Korean War Started

TIME - June 25, 2015
Though the Korean War started on this day 65 years ago—June 25, 1950—when North Korean tanks crossed the 38th parallel, the boundary with South Korea, TIME's reporting from the following week reveals it took several days for the United States to ...

VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall

WKRG - June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C. Deputy VA Secretary ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Hold Below 300000 for a 16th Week

Bloomberg - June 25, 2015
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the 16th straight week, signaling a tighter labor market that will help propel growth in the second half of 2015.

Take This 3D-Printed 'Blade' Supercar for a Spin

PC Magazine - June 25, 2015
There's been a lot of talk about self-driving cars and electric cars, but what about 3D printed cars? That's what Divergent Microfactories is working on with its Blade supercar.

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Massive solar storms coming: Where to watch aurora borealis (+video)

Christian Svcience Monitor - June 25, 2015
A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS and creating some beautiful light displays.

Search for Confederate Symbols Finds Them Aplenty in Washington

New York Times - June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - Just outside a dining room where senators gather for lunch hangs a large painting of John C. Calhoun, the 19th-century South Carolina statesman who once called slavery “indispensable to the peace and happiness” of Americans.

Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after swimming in Florida, no health warning ...

Fox News - June 25, 2015
A Florida man died June 16 after contracting flesh-eating bacteria, but the state health department has yet to issue a warning, his family claims.

Google Wearable Would Let Your Doctor Track You

PC Magazine - June 24, 2015
Google is reportedly developing a health-tracking wristband that gives physicians real-time insight into patients' status. Developed within the experimental Google X division, the device measures pulse, heart rhythm, skin temperature, and environmental ...

Not Expanding Medicaid Can Cost Local Taxpayers

Huffington Post - June 24, 2015
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

Huffington Post - June 24, 2015
The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.

A Diet that Mimics Fasting Is Good for You, Even for a Few Days

Sci-Tech - June 24, 2015
For years, people have tried going on extremely low-calorie diets, hoping to stave off illness and delay the effects of aging. It's an approach that is based on science showing that limiting proteins and sugars seems to impede processes in the body that lead to ...

Walker to eliminate 48-hour waiting period for handguns

SFGate - June 24, 2015
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker, one week after the fatal shooting of nine people inside a Charleston church, is set to sign a pair of bills loosening Wisconsin's gun laws. (What a loser. Is he also putting up a confederate flag?)

Sen. Toomey: Gun background-check measures worth another try

Politico - June 24, 2015
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey is not holding his breath when it comes to new background check measures for gun buyers, but he said it's worth another try, following last week's mass shooting in South Carolina.

Here's How Much Money Americans Are Losing From Trashed Food

TIME - June 24, 2015
Americans may be more environmentally conscious and health food-oriented these days, but that isn't preventing each person from trashing $640 worth of food, on average, each year, according to a USA Today report.

The Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace until nearly $300M in ...

National Post - June 24, 2015
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II may have to move out of Buckingham Palace during much-needed renovations to the residence, which has not been substantially redecorated since she took the throne in 1952, royal officials said Wednesday.

Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Northeastern Nigeria as Rampage Continues

Wall Street Journal - June 24, 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria—Boko Haram militants shot and killed more than 40 people in two remote Nigerian villages, the latest in a weeklong spate of attacks across three countries that have demonstrated the Islamist insurgency's enduring reach.

To-Do List for New Boeing CEO: Weighing Sikorsky, 747's Fate

Bloomberg - June 24, 2015
Boeing Co.'s Dennis Muilenburg becomes chief executive officer next week with a to-do list of decisions that could reshape the world's largest plane-maker.

Grandfather Turtle Had No Shell, But Link to Snakes

Discovery News - June 24, 2015
A newly discovered 240-million-year-old turtle suggests that turtles are more closely related to snakes than anyone ever thought, and it also reveals how turtles first evolved their shells.

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IUCN Red List Update: 22000 Species Threatened with Extinction

Science World Report - June 24, 2015
More and more species are becoming at risk for extinction. The IUCN Red List now includes 77,340 assessed species, of which 22,784 are threatened with extinction.

Animal testing could become history as organs-on-chips device wins award

Times Gazette - June 24, 2015

The organs-on-chips device was made from silicon, and imitates the way any body organ would function.

Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its 'capital'

Reuters - June 23, 2015
BEIRUT Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday after capturing a military base overnight, aided by U.S.

Benghazi Terror Suspect Turned ISIS Operative Killed By US Airstrike

Daily Caller - June 23, 2015
A Benghazi terror suspect and Islamic State operative was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Mosul June 15, according to the Pentagon. Ali Awni al-Harzi was a key battlefield commander for the Islamic State, reports ABC News.

Crisis? What crisis? Russia stalls on reform

Reuters - June 23, 2015
MOSCOW Russia's interest rates are high and inflation is racing, but all the while his country slides into recession, President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis.

Despite recent hacks, US hesitant to confront China about cyberspying

McClatchy - June 23, 2015
BEIJING - For nearly a year, starting in June 2014, hackers thought to be Chinese accessed security clearance information on millions of current and past federal employees.

Verizon completes AOL acquisition, readies mobile video service

USA TODAY - June 23, 2015
With its acquisition of AOL complete, Verizon (VZ) is preparing to launch its mobile video service later this summer. The telecommunications giant completed its acquisition of the online company six weeks after the announced deal.

Tech Five: Facebook now more valuable than Walmart

USA TODAY - June 23, 2015
Facebook's market cap was pushed up to $238 billion Monday and is now worth more than Walmart, one of the world's largest retailers.

Astronaut captures rare red aurora photo

WJHL - June 23, 2015
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year in space and tweeted a spectacular photo of a red aurora after witnessing the colorful scene.

NASA's next giant leap: Probing Europa's ice for life

NEWS.com.au - June 23, 2015
NASA is about to launch its most ambitious venture yet: To probe the depths of the ice moon Europa, to see if there's life in the ocean beneath.

Combination of 'Safe' Chemicals May Be Causing Some Cancers

U.S. News & World Report - June 23, 2015
TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fifty everyday chemicals considered safe on their own can trigger cancer through combined exposure, says an international team of scientists.

Nation's uninsured level drops heavily in Affordable Care Act era

ModernHealthcare.com - June 23, 20150
The number of Americans who had no health insurance last year was at one of the lowest levels ever recorded, according to an authoritative government survey released Monday.

California company recalls bottled water for possible E. coli contamination

FOX News - June 22, 2015
A California-based water bottling company recalled 14 of its brands Monday after it detected E. coli bacteria in its water supply on Wednesday, June 10.

Here's how a five-day diet that mimics fasting may 'reboot' the body and reduce ...

Washington Post - June 22, 2015
Fasting has long been acclaimed as an effective way to lose weight, improve the immune system and boost brain function. But doctors have been loathe to recommend it because of the dangers associated with such extreme dieting.

Some chocolates everyday could be good to keep strokes and cardiovascular ...

Times Gazette - June 22, 2015
For long, it has been debated whether chocolates are good or bad for you. Now, a new study has found that those who consume a reasonable quantum of chocolate regularly showed lower risk of strokes and cardiovascular diseases compared to those who ...

Cancer Doctors Offer Way to Compare Medicines, Including by Cost

New York Times - June 22, 2015
Alarmed by the rapid escalation in the price of cancer drugs, the nation's leading oncology society unveiled on Monday a new way for doctors and patients to evaluate different treatments - one that pointedly includes a medicine's cost as well as its ...

Pope Francis Says Arms Manufacturers Can't Call Themselves Christian

TIME - June 22, 2015
Pope Francis continued his week of politically charged comments on Sunday, saying arms manufacturers who call themselves Christians are hypocrites.

UN Report on Gaza Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Israel and by Palestinian ...

NewYork Times - June 22, 2015
JERUSALEM - A United Nations investigation found “serious violations of international humanitarian law” that “may amount to war crimes” by both Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip during their bloody battle last summer, according to a report ...

Mass species extinctions threaten human survival - right now, study finds

Oregon.com - June 22, 2015
Not since the dinosaurs died out has the Earth experienced such mass extinctions, a new study concludes. (The Oregonian). Print Email · Douglas Perry | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Douglas Perry | The Oregonian/OregonLive The Oregonian Email the ..

Father Tips Off Police to Son's Alleged ISIS Sympathies, Authorities Say

ABC News - June 22, 2015
A North Carolina man was charged today with planning to gun down “a large number of citizens” in attacks to support ISIS here in the United States, authorities said.

Airlines set record for baggage fees, top $3 billion in profit

Toronto Sun - June 22, 2015
NEW YORK -- U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations.

Syrian Kurds push deeper into IS militant group territory

Times of Oman - June 22, 2015
Men's fashion week, officially known as 'London Collections: Men', grew out of the larger women's wear event and is now in its seventh edition.

China may be trying to hide its submarines in the South China Sea

Miami Herald - June 22, 2015
For months, China's visible construction of artificial islands and military facilities in the South China Sea has alarmed U.S.

EU Extends Economic Sanctions on Russia Until End of January

Wall Street Journal - June 22, 2015
LUXEMBOURG—European Union foreign ministers extended broad economic sanctions on Russia on Monday until the end of January 2016, a move designed to give the bloc time to gauge if the Kremlin will fully implement its side of February's Minsk ...

Gyrocopter pilot says no plea deal if prosecutors insist on serious jail time

Washington Post - June 22, 2015
The Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol this spring said Monday that he opposes any plea deal with prosecutors that requires a prison term of “several years,” saying his actions were a “pure act of civil disobedience.

Clinton calls for 'common-sense' gun control after Charleston terrorist attack

Christian Science Monitor - June 21, 2015
Hillary Clinton also spoke forcefully about the 'deep fault line' of racism, noting that 'millions of people of color still experience racism in their everyday lives.

Iran Lawmakers Back Bill on Possible Nuclear Deal Amid Tussle

Bloomberg - June 21, 2015
Iranian lawmakers approved the outlines of a bill that would ban inspections of military sites and require the lifting of all sanctions under any nuclear deal with world powers.

French foreign minister warns of 'explosion' if Israeli-Palestinian stalemate goes on

The Globe and Mail - June 21, 2015
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Sunday of an “explosion” in the absence of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts during a visit to the region Sunday, after Paris said it would propose a U.N.

Hunt for escaped murderers heats up near New York-Pennsylania line

Reuters - June 21, 2015
Hundreds of law enforcement officers stepped up their search in western New York state for two convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate prison more than two weeks ago, as a third possible sighting of the men was reported in the area.

US oil rig count down to 631

Arab News - June 21, 2015
NEW YORK: US oil drillers this week added one rig each in the Permian and Bakken shale basins, data showed on Friday, another sign that higher crude prices are coaxing producers back to the well pad after a six-month slump in activity.

Scientists: Toxic algae bloom off West Coast most prolific ever

The Pasadena Star-News - June 21, 2015
The Marina Mammal Care Center in San Pedro treats seals and sea lions sickened by domoic acid, such as this female sea lion napping in the sun 2011.

8 million mummified dogs found in Egypt

News Quench - June 21, 2015
A team of researchers from Cardiff University in Britain has stumbled on a mass grave with 8 million dogs while digging through the catacombes of Anubis near popular archaeological site Saqqara - the sheer size of which has stunned the research team.
 
 

Recent Health Articles

Blind People: Device Lets You 'See' With Your Tongue

Science World Report - June 21, 2015
On Thursday, June 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the BrainPort V100, a device intended to aid blind people in actually seeing with the help of their tongue by dispensing visual images.

How record Medicare fraud bust cou0ld give a boost to Obamacare

Christian Science Monitor - June 19, 2015
More than 240 people have been arrested in a nationwide sweep for allegedly submitting $712 million in false billings. HHS is investing in new tools to stop fraud before it happens, including a capacity to screen out questionable providers.

Sleep or die -- growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes

CNN - June 19, 2015
(CNN) We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks.

Experimental drugs may stop migraines before they start

CBS News - June 19, 2015
Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches.

Most Appendicitis Cases Should be Treated With Antibiotics, Not Surgery ...

Health.com - June 17, 2015
TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics could be spared the invasive procedure known as ...

Twins study identifies blood protein that may predict Alzheimer's disease

Fox News - June 17, 2015
Researchers in the United Kingdom have studied data from over 100 sets of identical twins and identified a blood protein that may predict whether an individual will develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease and ...

Avocados Provide Clue to Fighting Cancer, New Study Shows

TIME - June 16, 2015
Avocados aren't just Americans' favorite fruit; they also may contain a key to fighting leukemia. Molecules derived from avocados have been found to target the stem cells of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a study published in the journal Cancer ...

Pennsylvania, Delaware, Arkansas granted approval to set up state exchanges if ...

Healthcare Finance News
Though the states use federal exchanges, agreement creates a back-up plan for the insured. Susan Morse, Associate Editor.

FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using trans fat within three years

CNN - June 16, 2015
(CNN) Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food.

Skin Cancer Foundation shares summer sun protection tips

TheRecordLive.com - June 16, 2015
Summer is right around the corner, and families will spend more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin cancer, which is why proper sun protection is essential.

How much sleep you need for opti00mal health?

NYC Today - June 16, 2015
New guidelines have been issued by the American Thoracic Society on how much sleep adults require for optimal health. The American Thoracic Society is a physicians' group specializing in heart and lung problems.

New Study Finds Aspirin Can Help Shrink Tumors in Cancer Patients

Pioneer News - June 14, 2015

Aspirin provides many health benefits. Obviously it is used as a painkiller and might also be beneficial for people dealing with some heart issues. But a new study confirms some older data that suggests aspirin could provide great benefit for patients with breast cancer.

Mobile app helps save cardiac arrest victims

CBS News - June 14, 2015
A mobile phone app helps match people in cardiac arrest with people nearby who are trained in CPR -- and a new study shows the system could help save lives.

Hard to know how Gwinnett woman got flesh-eating bacteria

Atlanta Journal Constitution - June 14, 2015
The tiniest of cuts perhaps from the scratch of a fingernail. The nip of an insect or maybe a slight abrasion acquired unnoticed during the course of a normal day.

New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

Washington Post - June 12, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa - No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S.

Florida beachgoers warned about deadly flesh-eating bacteria

CBS News - June 12, 2015
A rare, potentially deadly bacteria that lives in warm seawater has infected seven people and killed two so far this year in Florida, according to state health officials.

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Risk of MI

MedPage Today - June 11, 2015
savesaved. by Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health. (Reuters Health) -- Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy was associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in a data mining study by U.S.

Nuts Reduce Risk Of Death From Any Cause, Study Finds

Forbes - June 11, 2015
Like several before it, a new study finds that eating a modest amount of nuts every day can significantly reduce our risk of death from any cause.

New Drug Offers Hope for Psoriasis Patients

Pulse Headlines - June 11, 2015
The skin condition psoriasis can be an embarrassing and annoying disease for those who suffer from it, as it causes people to develop thick, red skin with flaky patches that can be quite itchy.

UPDATE 3-FDA panel backs Sanofi/Regeneron cholesterol drug with limits

Reuters - June 10, 2015
(Adds that Amgen's drug may also be given once a month, in addition to twice a week, last paragraph). By Toni Clarke. June 10 (Reuters) - A new type of cholesterol-lowering drug made by Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals should be approved, ..

Federal Panel Weighs Approving Two New Cholesterol Drugs

New York Times - June 9, 2015
An expert group is considering whether to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration approve two powerful new drugs to protect against heart attacks.

Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

WebMD - June 9, 2015
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Memory Loss Not Caused By Cholesterol Drugs After All

TIME - June 8, 2015
About 25 million Americans currently take a drug to lower their cholesterol, so it's no surprise that the most popular among them, statins, consistently top the list of best-selling prescription medications.

5 Ways "Female Viagra" Is Different From The Men's Version, Because It Affects ...

Bustle - June 8, 2015
For 17 years Viagra has existed as an option for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Although women tried the drug recreationally (think Samantha Jones in Sex and the City), there was no equivalent for women for all those years.

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds

U.S. News & World Report - June  8, 2015
MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four children in the United States is exposed to weapon-related violence -- as a victim or witness -- which ups their risk for mental health problems, a new study says.

Drunk too much booze to drive? Your car will know

The Register - June 7, 2015
Drink drivers jumping behind the wheel of a car after a boozy session at the pub might just find they are going nowhere fast, if alcohol sensor technology finally comes into play.

Scientists found direct connection between brain and immune system

The Silver Ink - June 7, 2015
lymphatic-system A team of researchers from the University of Virginia have found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system via vessels previously believed not to exist.

VirScan Blood Test Can Reveal Every Virus People Have Over Their Lifetime

Tech Times - June 7, 2015
Viral histories over the entire lives of individuals can now be quickly and cheaply recorded. How could this new technique revolutionize medicine?

Woman, 92, achieves marathon record

Irish Independent - May 31, 2015
A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Ads by Google.

US: In Search of Lost Memories — Restoring Memory With Light

Clapway - May 31, 2015
Soon there may be a real solution for those times when you're trying to rack your brain to recall that lost piece. In search of lost memories, it's easy to feel like you're getting too old or your short-term memory is a bit of a bust.

New immunotherapy drug outperforms chemotherapy for a form of lung cancer

Washington Post - May 30, 2015
CHICAGO - A new drug that unleashes the body's immune system on cancer cells performed better than a traditional chemotherapy agent in fighting an advanced form of lung cancer, researchers reported Friday.

Study Sees Benefit From More Extensive Breast Cancer Surgery

ABC News - May 30, 2015
Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States ...

How green tea could cut prostate cancer development in men

Financial Express - May 29, 2015
In a new study, scientists have revealed that a component found in green tea may help reduce development of prostate cancer in men facing high risk.

Neurons for Algernon: Scientists restore memories in amnesic mice, hope to ...

RT - May 29, 2015
A team of researchers have managed to unblock forgotten memories in lab mice using light pulses, a report published in the journal, Science, says.

Study to Test How MDMA Can Relieve Anxiety in the Terminally Ill

VICE News - May 28, 2015
MDMA, the illicit drug that gives users an intense, high-energy euphoria, will soon be used for something much more serious than fueling all-night dance parties and music festival benders.

New drugs from Bristol, Merck at forefront of cancer meeting

Reuters - May 28, 2015
New data to be released this weekend should help deepen the understanding of how broadly new drugs that unleash the body's immune system to fight cancer can be used.

Surprising finding from heart study: Moderate drinking may have 'cardiotoxic effects in elderly hearts

Washington Post - May 27, 2015
Moderate drinkers who like to drink a glass of wine or beer with dinner have long taken comfort in the fact that most doctors believe this habit could do no harm or could even be good for your health.

Blood pressure vaccine moves one step closer

Fox News - May 27, 2015
Imagine controlling high blood pressure with just a jab in the arm. Scientists are one step closer to this reality after creating an experimental vaccine that, in rats, provided six months of protection against high blood pressure.

Vermont Woman Bitten by Black Widow Spider Discovered in Bag of Grapes

People Magazine - May 27, 2015
A 21-year-old woman in Vermont has been hospitalized after a black widow spider apparently hiding in a bag of grapes purchased from a local supermarket bit her.

Inforgraphic: A guide healthy living in your golden years

Irish Examiner - May 27, 2015
Today is Senior Health & Fitness Day, a day that promotes a healthy lifestyle for seniors across the country and how they can remain sprightly and active in later life.

The end of pain? Scientists have just found the gene responsible for physical ...

PC PRO - May 26, 2015

A research team at Cambridge University have identified the gene responsible for pain, and their findings could revolutionize medicine as we know it.

Florida Just So-So In Senior Health

CBS Local - May 26, 2015
ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) - For some residents of the northeast and midwest it's 'the dream' - retire to sunny Florida to spend their golden years.

From urine therapy to vitamins: study warns of untested Lyme disease 'cures'

CTV News - May 26, 2015
TORONTO -- A range of untested and unorthodox treatments for Lyme disease are being advocated or sold on the Internet, according to a new study that raises concerns about the appeal of these therapies to people who believe they have a controversial .

Court bars the removal of cheaper Alzheimer's drug

Business Standard - May 24, 2015
A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Friday that Actavis cannot withdraw its top-selling Alzheimer's disease drug from the market in favour of a more expensive extended-release version.

Bionic lens could make your sight three times better than 20/20

Metro - May 24, 2015
So when a scientist says he's found a way of boosting sight to three times 20/20 vision, we sit up and take note. Does this mean we could see through walls, Superman-style?

Important Safety tips for a Danger-free Memorial Day Holiday for you and your ...

Benchmark Reporter - May 24, 2015
memorial day Millions of Americans are going to be celebrating Memorial Day on full swing with their friends and family and celebrate the official kick-off the summer season.

Harvard study: Could Chinese 'thunder god vine' plant be cure-all for obesity?

Washington Post - May 23, 20150
Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down. As the market for weight-loss products and supplements has grown to a multi-billion-dollar industry, they've looked at dandelions, ...

Skipping meals? It will only lead to a bulging waistline

Hindustan Times - May 23, 2015
Indulge in tiny, healthy snacks if you feel hungry between meals. Have 5-6 almonds, or a salad made of fruits and vegetables that naturally have a high water content.

Could depression be an early manifestation of Parkinson's?

Washington Post - May 22, 2015
One of the most puzzling mysteries for scientists studying Parkinson's disease has been its connection to depression. Researchers have long observed that Parkinson's and depression go hand in hand.

New drug hope for prostate cancer

The Australian - May 22, 2015
Men with prostate cancer could be treated with drugs developed for other tumours, according to an “incredibly exciting” study that reshapes understanding of the disease.

Sorry, Republicans: Obamacare is getting more and more entrenched

Washington Post - May 21, 20150
Republicans have always had a problem where rhetoric meets reality on the Affordable Care Act. In the abstract, the law has never been overwhelmingly popular, but many of the things the law actually does - like preventing insurance companies from ...

Depression linked with development of Parkinson's disease

UPI.com - May 21, 2015
Study finds people with depression 50 percent more likely than those without to develop Parkinson's disease.

One third of Americans have this terrifying syndrome, study shows

State Column - May 20, 2015
Metabolic Syndrome affects one third of American adults, and can lead to frightening health consequences. According to Headlines and Global News, nearly a third of adults in the United States are in serious medical trouble.

It's Not Just You -- Those Health Insurance Deductibles Are Getting Scary

Huffington Post - May 20, 2015
Two new studies show that many people in America remain underinsured, causing some to forego medical care and others to take large financial hits in order to get treatment.

The 'elder orphans' of the Baby Boom generation

CNN - May 19, 2015
(CNN) Recently a 76-year-old man known as HB, whose health had been deteriorating, tried to take his own life and was admitted to North Shore University Hospital on Long Island.

Meditation And Yoga May Ease Diseases That Cause Gut Pain

Huffington Post - May 19, 2015
If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders.00

Scientists uncover big clue as to why men exist

USA TODAY - May 19, 2015
Scientists have long wondered why men exist. Sex between males and females is simply not nearly as efficient as asexual reproduction.

Bird flu hits hard in egg-producing Iowa; 25 million hens may be lost

Los Angeles Times - May 17, 2017
The men charged with ridding the farm of a deadly contagion tugged at their dark green protective suits and adjusted the double-intake respirators covering their faces.

Are your sleeping habits putting you at risk of a stroke?

May 17, 2015
Getting too much - or too little - sleep more than doubles the risk of a stroke among people with high blood pressure, say researchers.

High blood pressure and sleeping badly? Or for too long? You could be at risk of ...

The Independent - May 16, 2015
People with high blood pressure who sleep for less than five hours, or more than eight hours, a night have a significantly higher stroke risk than those who get seven or eight hours a night, a new study says.

Advanced stem cell therapy reverses blindness in mice

State Column - May 16, 2015
A new adaptation to stem cell therapy has allowed scientists to treat blindness and brain damage in mice. Researchers at the University of Toronto have demonstrated that specially engineered “hydrogels” can help along the process of stem cell ...

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

Philly.com - May 15, 2015
HealthDay News) -- A little exercise late in life may help men live longer, new research from Norway suggests.

Vitamin B3 may help prevent recurrence of common skin cancers

Calgary Herald - May 14, 2015
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.

Chronic depression may increase stroke risk

CNN - May 14, 2015
(CNN) If your older loved one is among the millions of Americans who struggle with chronic depression, beware: They have an extremely high risk for stroke.

Consumer Reports Tests Show That Some Sunscreens Aren't Meeting SPF Claims

May 14, 2015
By Jim Donovan: When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually an important feature for consumers. Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn't meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the ...

Cuban lung cancer vaccine could come to U.S.

WLS-TV - May 13, 2015
Thawing U.S.-Cuba relations means a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine, Cimavax, could soon come over to the United States, ABC News reports. Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Cuba.

Elderly Man Called 911 for Food Because He Couldn't Move

ABC News - May 13, 2015
An elderly man who'd just returned home after months in the hospital said he was hungry, had no food and no one to turn to for help.

Seasons affect 'how genes and immune system work'

BBC News - May 12, 2015
The seasons appear to have a profound effect on how human genes work, according to scientists. This may explain why some illnesses are aggravated in the winter, they say in Nature Communications.

Feds to Insurers: Free Contraception Means Free

WebMD - May 12, 2015
The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer for free at least one of every type of prescription birth control - clarifying regulations that left some insurers misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.

New blood tests may transform cancer care

CBS News - May 11, 2015
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling

U.S. News & World Report - May 11, 20150
MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Senza spinal cord stimulation system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic back pain without the tingling sensation that characterizes more traditional pain-relieving ...

Arizona lawmakers enjoy prime health-care benefits

azcentral.com - May 10, 2015
Arizona lawmakers enjoy government-subsidized health-care benefits, but at the same time they continually opposed public benefits for residents.

Think more sex makes you happier? Think again, say researchers

RT - May 10, 2015
So you think more sex leads to more happiness? Not quite, American researchers have discovered. In fact, the findings suggest frequency of intercourse has little to do with boosting life enjoyment.

Climate change gives rise to 'massive pollen production', people to suffer more ...

Times Gazette - May 9, 2015
Allergists have pointed to climate change and urbanization as potential culprits of the massive pollen production. The delayed beginning of spring may have stalled early pollen production only to have it start at the same time as regular spring pollen...

The reason we have late-night food cravings

News.com.au - May 9, 2015
IF you find yourself constantly heading to the fridge for a midnight gorge, you can blame it on your brain. New research from Brigham Young University has found our brains are less satisfied by food when it consumed in the late hours of the evening.

Baby weighing more than 13 pounds born in PA

Allentown Morning Call - May 9, 2015
A Pittsburgh area woman is celebrating Mother's Day in a big way this weekend after giving birth to a 13 pound, 10 ounce baby Friday.

Statins offer longer life to prostate cancer patients

The Times - May 8, 2015
Statins can slow the advance of prostate cancer, raising the prospect that the drugs could one day be used to treat the disease. Patients with advanced cancer who were on statins went an extra ten months before their tumours grew after hormone treatment, ...

Ebola found in doctor's eye months after virus left his blood

USA TODAY - May 8, 2015
For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood. The case concerns Dr.

Take Note, GOP: Affordable Health Care Important to Latino Voters

Huffington Post - May 8, 2015
To no one's surprise, the Republicans are at it again. This week Republicans in Congress announced a budget deal that takes dead aim at the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

More Seniors Staying Active With Canes, Walkers

RTT News - May 7, 2015
About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older used mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—in 2011, and about a third of these reported using multiple devices, according to the findings of a Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

A Healthy Diet May Help The Brain Age Well, Study Finds

Forbes - May 7, 2015
A new study finds that the healthier we eat over the years, the better shape our brains will be in as we age. In the new research from McMaster University, people from all over the world who kept a Mediterranean-style diet in middle age had a reduced risk of cognitive decline as they got older.

Health Industry Can't Protect Your Records from Hackers: Report

NBCNews.com - May 7, 2015
Your medical records are a prime target for hackers and identity thieves, but the healthcare industry is not prepared to deal with a surge in data breaches, security incidents and criminal attacks, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute released on ...

Americans Still Skip Life-saving Cancer Tests

NBCNews.com - May 7, 2015
They can save your life, or at the least offer peace of mind. Plus, you don't pay for them. Yet Americans are still often skipping screening tests for breast, cervical and colon cancer, a new government survey finds.

'Hispanic paradox' - US Latinos outliving richer whites - not genetic, study finds

Fox News Latino - May 6, 2015
Hispanics face many health obstacles: compared to other ethnic groups, a larger share of the population is poor, uneducated and hase poor access to medical care and health insurance.

Smallmouth bass with cancer caught in Susquehanna River

CNN - May 6, 2015
(CNN) It's a catch that would make any angler gasp -- and not with pride. A smallmouth bass that was pulled out of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania had a large cancerous tumor protruding from its jaw.

Ovarian Cancer: new screening tool can double early detection rate

State Column - May 5, 2015
A study by cancer researchers in the UK has identified a new early screening method for detecting ovarian cancer in women. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a new screening tool can identify twice as many cases of ovarian ...

Cancer drug spending tops $100 billion, up 10% in a year

NBCNews.com - May 5, 2015
As drug prices continue to fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, spending on cancer medicines has hit a new milestone: $100 billion in 2014.

Test predicts cancer 13 years into the future, says new study

Canada News - May 3, 2015
A research study from Northwestern Medicine and Harvard University shows that scientists have been able to detect a pattern in DNA which could identify cancer years before it develops, according to CBS News.

US House foils amendment of medical marijuana use for veterans

Times Gazette - May 3, 2015
For the reason that the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes.

Cholesterol-busting statins could reduce lung cancer death rusk by nearly a fifth

Daily Mail - May 2, 2015
Lung cancer sufferers who have taken cholesterol-busting statins for at least a year have a lower risk of dying from the disease. And the protective effect also applies if taken six months after being diagnosed reducing the risk of death by nearly a fifth.

Joint Research from China, US Proposes New Theory on Human Aging

Yibada - May 2, 2015
Researchers from China and the United States recently proposed a new theory on human aging, citing that heterochromatin, a tightly packed DNA form, could be a key driver of the process.

The key to living to 100? New survey yields clues

CBS News - May 1, 2015
How do you live to be 100? To find out, UnitedHealthcare's 10th annual 100@100 survey asked centenarians for their attitudes and opinions on health, family and life.

Walk for Two Minutes Every Hour, Suggest Experts

NDTV - May 1, 2015
Walk for Two Minutes Every Hour, Suggest Experts Walking is the easiest way to remain fit and active. You may think it is underrated as a form of exercise, not more.

Nearly Half the US Population Still Breathes Polluted Air, Report Says

InsideClimate News - April 30, 2015
High ozone levels and particulate matter plague 138 million Americans, despite recent improvements, American Lung Association-backed study shows.

ObamaCare boosts hospitals' finances, study finds

The Hill - April 30, 2015
Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare is giving a lift to hospitals' finances, a new study from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation finds.
WTSP 10 News - April 27, 2015
"There's always a certain level of denial," says Kathleen Bennett, a Cincinnati dentist who specializes in treating sleep breathing problems.

More American doctors favor Democrats

Reuters - April 27, 2015
(Reuters Health) - American physicians remained more likely to donate to Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections even as voters passed control of Congress to the Republican party, a study finds.

Air pollution damages the brains of the elderly, alarming new study finds

National Monitor - April 26, 2015
The study found a massive increase in “silent strokes” for people over 60 who live in high-pollution areas, meaning that pollution damages our brains a lot more than we think.

Consumer Reports: How safe is your shrimp?

Kima CBS 29 - April 26, 2015
CONSUMER REPORTS -- Americans love shrimp. We eat an average of almost 4 pounds per year, making it more popular than tuna. About 94 percent of the U-S shrimp supply is imported –– and the majority of it is farmed

Phantom Ringing: Researches say that 'Ringing Ears' Associated with Tinnitus ...

Yibada - April 25, 2015
Researchers recently discovered that it may not be possible to treat what is termed as "Ringing Ears". The medical condition is called Tinnitus which displays symptoms of patients having a constant ringing in their ears.

Exercise Can't Save Us: Our Sugar Intake Is The Real Culprit, Say Experts

Forbes - April 25, 2015
In a fascinating and scorching editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three authors argue that the myth that exercise is the key to weight loss - and to health - is erroneous and pervasive, and that it must end.

In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

Iowa Now -  April 24, 2015
This is a 3-D image of the left brain hemisphere of a patient with tinnitus (right) and the part of that hemisphere containing primary auditory cortex (left).

Where does the US fall on the World Happiness Report?

Christian Science onitor - April 24, 2015
The 2015 World Happiness Report ranks Switzerland as the happiest country in the world. Should the US base public policy on the happiness and well-being of its citizens?

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Telegraph.co.uk - April 23, 2015
China has been ordered to 'rein in' scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.

Researchers uncover asthma's root cause

UPI,com - April 23, 2015
"If this research proves successful we may be just a few years away from a new treatment," said Dr. Samantha Walker, who helped fund the work.

Recently Translated Papyrus Details 1900-Year-Old Hangover Cure

Smithsonian - April 23, 2015
Coping with the aftereffects of imbibing a bit too much seems to be a universal human challenge (at least until brewers and vinters figure out how to take the hangover out of beer or the headache out of wine).

Coffee shields you against breast cancer recurrence

The Indian Express - April 22, 2015
Drinking just two cups of coffee a day can help inhibit the growth of tumours and reduce the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a new research suggests.

Chance of being bitten by mosquito is written in genes

Telegraph.co.uk - April 22, 2015
As the summer approaches it is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear. But scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a mosquito is written in the genes and some people are just more likely to be attacked no matter how much insect ...

FDA: Safety problems prompted review of homeopathic remedies

Washington Times - April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top drug regulator says increasing safety problems with homeopathic remedies contributed to the government's decision to revisit its oversight of the products at a public hearing this week.

Blue Bell Pulls Ice Cream After Listeria Outbreak

WebMD - April 21, 2015
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blue Bell Creameries said Monday that it will pull all of its frozen dessert products off the market because they might be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause stomach illness.

'Liquid Biopsy' can Find Cancer DNA in Blood

News Every Day - April 20, 2015
A new blood test dubbed 'liquid biopsy' is set to revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed and treated, as it could replace conventional tissue biopsy testing.

New Trials Show Promise For Future Skin Cancer Treatment

TIME - April 20, 2015
Drugs that spur the immune system to target cancer cells may prove an effective skin cancer treatment, according to two clinical trials published Monday.

Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers

Salt Lake Tribune - April 19, 2015
Trenton, N.J. • One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer ...

Study: Walking Works Wonders for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Modern Readers - April 18, 2015
Prostate cancer survivors who walk on a regular basis are considerably more likely to recover strongly than those leading more sedentary lifestyles, new research suggests

Group of doctors call on Columbia Univ. to oust Dr. Oz

CBS News - April 17, 2015
A group of 10 prominent doctors from around the country is taking aim at Dr. Mehmet Oz, calling on Columbia University to oust the popular TV doctor from its faculty.

The anti-Obamacare movement is making red states sicker and poorer

Vox - April 17, 2015
Arizona just passed a bizarre new anti-Obamacare law that, in effect, promises to let the Supreme Court wreck the state's health-care system.

FDA Approves Amgen's Heart-Failure Drug Corlanor

Wall Street Journal - April 15, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Amgen Inc. AMGN 1.78 % 's heart-failure treatment Corlanor, which had been designated for priority review in August.

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Turns Out, Tylenol Blunts Pleasure While It Relieves Your Pain

Huffington Post - April 15, 2015
Acetaminophen seems to do more than just lower a fever or get rid of a nasty headache -- and some of its effects are pretty bizarre.

Scientists are working on a breath test to diagnose stomach cancer

The Verge - April 14, 2015
A new technology that analyzes exhaled breath could one day diagnose stomach cancer in a matter of minutes. The test interprets patients' "breath prints" - unique patterns of molecules that we breathe in and out everyday and reflect conditions in the body.

Man wants to be world's first head transplant

WTSP - April 14, 2015
"I can hardly control my body now," says Valery Spiridonov, a computer scientist with Werdnig-Hoffman disease. "I need help every day, every minute.

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study – WebMD

WebMD - April 13, 2015
Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

Powassan Virus Pack Strong Punch - Tick-borne Illness Worse Than Lyme Illness!

The Leader - April 12, 2015
A tick-borne illness creates symptoms far more severe than Lyme disease. Are you in danger from this potentially deadly illness? Powassan virus is invading Connecticut resulting in well being officials scrambling to contain the.

Plucking Hair May Be The Cure To Baldness, New Study Finds

Latinos Post - April 12, 2015
A finding in an effective way to cure baldness may not be what you expected. The Cell Journal cited this week that additional hair growth arises out of habitual hair plucking.

Illusionist Penn Jillette Unveils Slim New Look, But This Is No Magic Trick

CBS Local - April 11, 2015
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) - Illusionist Penn Jillette is looking slim and trim these days without the help of any magic tricks. As CBS2's Jill Nicolini reported, Jillette has lost 105-lbs.

Congress Is Poisoning Food Safety

Daily Beast - April 10, 2015
Sabra hummus may be joining Blue Bell ice cream and an ever-growing list of food tainted with potentially lethal bacteria. The FDA isn't to blame: it's being starved.

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

Philly.com - April 10, 2015
A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.

Height influences heart attack risk

CBS News - April 9, 2015
A person's height can influence their longterm health and risk for certain medical conditions in a number of ways. Now a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine adds to the growing evidence that shorter people face an increased ...

Contagious cancer killing East Coast clams

CBS News - April 9, 2015
A lethal marine cancer killing clams along North America's East Coast is contagious, new research indicates. Scientists say they've traced leukemia outbreaks among soft-shell clams from New York to Canada back to one case of cancer, which was ..

Health Highlights: April 8, 2015

Philly.com - April 8, 2015
There has been an improvement in the condition of a U.S. health worker being treated for Ebola by the National Institutes of Health.

Almost 1 in 10 Americans has anger issues and access to guns, study finds

CBS News - April 8, 2015
Almost one in 10 Americans has a history of impulsive and angry behavior and ready access to guns, new research indicates. The serious mental health issues that would legally prevent someone from purchasing a gun -- such as involuntary commitment to a ...

When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

WNMU - April 5, 2015
By law, many U.S. insurance providers that offer mental health care are required to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care.

Packaged and Processed Food Contain Too Much Salt

West Texas News - April 4, 2015
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that packaged and processed foods contain too much salt. According to the leading national public health institute of the United States, food producers are knowingly ignoring current ...

Direct Brain Interface Allows Blind Rats To 'See'

Science 3,0 - April 4, 2015
A microstimulator and geomagnetic compass attached to the brains of blind rats allows them to spontaneously learn to use new information about their location and navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats.

Allergy Season in Full Bloom

WTVC - April 3, 2015
But with he pretty colors and fresh smells comes the itchy eyes, sore throats, and sniffles of allergy season. "Stopped up nose, runny nose, sore and itchy throat, watery eyes, itchy eyes, it's not fun," said one allergy sufferer we spoke with. (We northerners are still waiting for the bloom.)

Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

Philly.com - April 2, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

The Salty Truth: Many Popular Foods With Unhealthy Amounts of Salt

ABC News - April 2, 2015
You may be consuming more salt than you need -- and the salt shaker is probably not to blame. When researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sought to shake out how much sodium -- a major component of table salt -- was in various ...

Despised hospital gowns get fashion makeovers

CNN - April 1, 2015
(CNN) Whether a patient is in the hospital for an organ transplant, an appendectomy or to have a baby, one complaint is common: the gown.

A New Blood Test Can Estimate How Serious Your Food Allergy Is

Time - April 1, 2015
A blood test can reveal just how severe a person's food allergy is and could possibly replace more invasive testing, a new study published Wednesday morning suggests.

Study finds sex equality at conception

TriValley Central - March 31, 2015
A nurse holds a baby in the nursery of the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1930. Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born.

Household Income Could Impact Brain Structure For Kids

RTT News - March 31, 2015
There may be a link between the family income of a household and the brain structure of its children, according to a new study from researchers at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

Here's What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You About The 'Miracle' Glioblastoma ...

Forbes - March 30, 2015
Last night, CBS CBS' hit newsmagazine 60 Minutes devoted not one but two segments to an early-stage trial at Duke University of a cancer therapy that some patients are calling a “miracle.

11 one-minute solutions to improving your health

CNN - March 30, 2015
(CNN) If you're the type of person who is constantly wondering where the day went, you probably jump for joy whenever you read about short workouts, even 5 minutes long, that improve health.

New bird flu strain 'a bad actor'

Dubuque Telegraph Herald - March 29, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS -- Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states -- and to stop it from spreading.

Roseroot Herb May Be As Effective As Antidepressants

Diabetes Insider - March 29, 2015
For centuries, Siberian communities have utilized the Roseroot herb (Rhodiola rosea) to help them survive the extremely cold winters.

4 ways to minimize risk of colon cancer

WLS-TV - March 29, 2015
Though colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, it's also highly preventable. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" src="http://abc7chicago.

Ted Cruz riding the Obamacare train wreck

The Silber Ink - March 28, 2015
According to Ted Cruz, Obamacare is unconstitutional and goes on to say it as train wreck and it does not end here he says, it “puts a government bureaucrat between you and your doctor.” Last week in his campaign he said that he intended to sign his family up for the insurance coverage through Obamacare.

Why Roseroot Herb Could be the Next Big Treatment for Depression

American Live Wire - March 28, 2015
Roseroot, also known as Rhodiola rosea, has been used since centuries to survive the Siberian winters, and now, the findings of a new study have revealed that it could also possibly act as an effective treatment for depression, and may work even better than ...

Cancer alert over chemical found in Roundup weedkiller

Daily Mail - March 28, 2015
A weedkiller used in millions of gardens has been identified as a potential cancer risk. The World Health Organisation's cancer agency asked a group of 17 international scientists to decide whether glyphosate posed a risk to humans.

Stop binging on high-fat food or suffer from psychiatric disorders

TheHealthSite - March 27, 2015
Do you have a full blown love-affair with fast and junk food with high fat content? End it now! The perils of binging on a fast food and other high fat foods are well known but we still choose to ignore them.

White House Issues Action Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Wall Street Journal - March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON—The White House issued the most extensive action plan ever against drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals—and promote tests to find lethal bugs, and antibiotics to kill them.

Bionic Eye Enables Vision for a 72 year-old American Once Again

American Live Wire - March 27, 2015
After two years of blindness, a 72 year-old woman in Hawaii can see once more. Bionic Eyes Restore Vison to Blind American Photo Credit: Google Images.

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

US News & World Report - March 26, 2015
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2015, file photo, executive producer Ken Burns attends a preview screening of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," at the Time Warner Center, in New York.

House Passes 'Doc Fix' for Medicare Doctors

NBCNews.com - March 26, 2015
Congress may be mostly deadlocked, but the House of Representatives passed the so-called "doc fix" Thursday. It rectifies one of the most annoying chores Congress has faced year in and year out for more than a decade - a flawed payment formula that ...

Tau Urged as Focus of Alzheimer's Disease over Amyloid

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - March 25, 2015
Scientists have argued for many years whether tau or amyloid is the primary driver in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. New research suggest tau is the culprit.

How Patients Are Driving Research & Cures For Their Own Rare Diseases

Huffington Post - March 25, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and ...

The myth of the high-protein diet: How to prevent disease, prolong life and ...

National Post - March 24, 2015
Many people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs.

Vitamin D3 and metformin show promising results in preventing colorectal cancer

News-Medical.net - March 244, 2015
The concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it's worth trying the two together to see if even greater impact is possible.

Obamacare: Falling care costs

CNBC - March 23, 2015

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Hospitals have seen reductions in the costs of caring for the uninsured, but nowhere more so than in states that expanded Medicaid.

Vitamin D supplements may slow prostate cancer

 CBS News - March 23, 2015
Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead researcher ...

The Antibiotics Problem in Meat

The Atlantic - March 23, 2015
Back to The Wire What is The Wire? The Wire features the latest news coverage from The Atlantic. The Antibiotics Problem in Meat. A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help ...

After 50, colons need inspection for signs of cancer

Press of Atlantic City - March 23, 2015
While not quite a Hallmark moment, my point is that a colonoscopy may be a gift that could save your life, or the life of someone you love.

Biogen's Alzheimer drug slows mental decline

World Tech Today - March 22, 2015
Biogen Idec Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) drug that attacks plaque buildup in the human brain slowed cognitive decline in patients that were in early phase of Alzheimer disease.

Those with high blood pressure may use folic acid to lower stroke risk

Science Recorder - March 19, 2015
While folic acid has been found to have many positive health benefits in the last few years, a new study out of China reveals it can also be helpful in lowering stroke risk.

Bill Gates: Ebola Virus A 'Wake-Up Call'

Sky News - March 19, 2015
The Microsoft co-founder calls for "germ games not war games" to prepare for the battle against a global epidemic. 13:34, UK, Thursday 19 March 2015.

Colon cancer: Early detection, screening save lives

Chicago Tribune - March 19, 2015
No one ever claimed it's a walk in the park, but a colonoscopy is not even close to the dreadful experience it is so often made out to be.

Study: Antipsychotic drugs can be deadly in dementia fight

Detroit Free Press - March 18, 201
Medicating dementia patients may ease the demons that trigger aggression and other behavior problems, but it also boosts their risk of dying early - even more so than previously believed, according to a new study.

Vitamin D Supplements Ineffective At Lowering Blood Pressure

University Herald - March 18, 2015
Vitamin D (Photo : Harvard) Vitamin D won't do much to lower high blood pressure, according to a recent study. Vitamin D won't do much to lower high blood pressure, according to a recent study.

Cancer study: Genomes may predict aspirin's benefits

USA TODAY - March 17, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Doctors have known for a while that aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, may help protect some people against colorectal cancer.

Diet Soda may lead to excess Belly Fat, Study Reveals

The Westside Story - March 17, 2015
When we are trying to shed a few pounds from the body, one of the first thing we do is reach for the diet fizzy drinks - but a new study suggests they could actually make us fatter.

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

Philly.com - March 16, 2015
Long-term use of the newer anti-clotting drug Brilinta cut heart attack survivors' future risk of heart attack, stroke or heart-related death, a new study found.

Exercising daily boosts motor function in elderly!

TheHealthSite - March 15, 2015
Time and again it has been proved that exercise is the ultimate panache for a healthy life. A recent study has shed light on the significance of exercising and physical activity with brain health and motor,,,

Second chance for people to enroll for healthcare coverage and avoid fine

Uncover Michigan- March 15, 2015

The government has offered a second chance to uninsured people who are facing federal fines for not selecting an insurance plan. The enrollment window offers a one-time chance to several million people who have not signed up the affordable care plan.

Experimental cholesterol drugs cut heart risk, but questions remain

Reuters - March 15, 2015
San Diego (Reuters) - Studies of a new class of experimental cholesterol-lowering drugs signal that they may reduce by half the risk of heart attack and other major cardiovascular problems compared to standard treatment alone.

Tougher rules on reusable medical devices issued by FDA

SMN Weekly - March 14, 2015
A stricter recommendations on reusable medical devices was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an effort to prevent future outbreak of antibiotic resistant infections such as CRE.

Overweight Dachshund From Ohio Loses 44 Pounds: How Did 'Dennis' Do It?

Tech Times - March 14 - 2015
Dennis looking dapper! After losing 44 pounds, the mini dachshund is now happier and healthier and he's got his new owner Brooke Burton to thank for that.

Loneliness and isolation are as dangerous as obesity

Deseret News - March 14, 2015
Loneliness and social isolation are as dangerous to health as being severely overweight. And social relationships should be given more attention and concern than they've been getting, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

Doctors claim first successful penis transplant

CNN - March 13, 2015
(CNN) South African doctors have achieved what they call the world's first successful penile transplant operation. The nine-hour operation occurred on December 11, 2014, involving a team of doctors at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town and others from ... (We just had to post this.)

The Shot That Could Dissolve Double Chins

ABC News - March 13, 2015
ATX-101, a non-surgical treatment that claims to get rid of fat under the chin, is nearing approval by the FDA

Exercise May Provide 'Motor Reserve' in Older Age

Medscape - March 12, 2015
Just as higher education and social connections seem to provide a cognitive reserve as people age, physical activity may build a motor reserve that protects against the harmful effects of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in the brain on motor function, new ...

Everything You Want to Know About Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol Approved ...

ABC News - March 12, 2015

A product is expected to hit shelves this summer to turn water into wine -- well, into vodka, rum and a few cocktails -- but not everyone is happy about it.

Heart the size of a strawberry transplanted in 3-week-old baby

CBS News- March 12, 2015
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- A baby boy in Orange County, California, is living a medical miracle after receiving a live-saving heart transplant when he was just 3 weeks old, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Can ultrasound fight Alzheimer's? Mice study hints at new weapon

Reuters - March 11, 2015
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease -- not in the form of a drug but in focused beams of ultrasound.

New class of drugs may slow the aging process

Science Recorder - March 11, 2015
“Senolytics”, a newly discovered class of drugs, may help fight age-related disease better than ever. In a time of great medical breakthrough, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a class of drugs that ...

How changing your diet can lower your risk for colon cancer

CBS News - March 10, 2015
A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said.

11.7 Million Americans Have Insurance Under Health Act

New York Times - March 10, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration reported Tuesday that 11.7 million Americans now have private health insurance through federal and state marketplaces, with 86 percent of them receiving financial assistance from the federal government to help ...

'Love hormone' nasal spray could reduce calorie intake in men

Medical News Today - March 9, 2015
A study has found that a single dose of nasal spray containing the hormone oxytocin led to reduced caloric intake in healthy men. In particular, the synthetic nasal formulation reduced the consumption of fatty foods.

Depression Issues? Heart Disease Risk Cut With Depression Treatments

The News Ledge - March 8, 2015
A new study is casting the tie between depression and heart disease in a new light. Researchers are presenting a three-year study following 5,000 patients with moderate to severe depression.

Frankie the dog 'sniffs out thyroid cancer'

BBC News - March 8, 2015
A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers say. Tests on 34 patients showed an 88% success rate in finding tumours.

A Breakthrough Treatment for Lung Cancer Approved

TIME - March 8, 2015
On March 5, a novel way to treat lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The latest drug, Opdivo, has showed promise with other cancers, and is the first to use the immune system to tackle hard-to-treat lung tumors.

Across the USA, flu season winding down

USA TODAY - March 7, 2015
DENVER - Flu season is beginning to tail off, but thousands of Americans still are grappling with the illness blamed for killing nearly 100 kids, doctors and federal officials say.

2.4 Billion People Worldwide Suffer From Untreated Tooth Decay

SMN Weekly - March 7, 2015
Lead researcher Dr. Wagner Marcenes, of Queen Mary University of London, said it is alarming to see that the prevention and treatment of tooth decay has been neglected despite known ways to both treat and prevent the problem.

'Googling' information is making us mentally lazy, study claims

Daily Mail - March 6, 2015
A study has shown that people who have strong cognitive skills spend less time on their devices than those with less brain power. Those who think in an analytical way also pick up their phone less frequently because they remember things or are able to work ...

Dirty water kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer

New York Daily News - March 6, 2015
Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than  AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say.

Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans

Medical News Today - March 5, 2015
It is vital that treatment for stroke is given as quickly as possible in order to minimize the amount of long-term damage that occurs.

McDonald's not alone nixing antibiotics

USA TODAY - March 5, 2015
While McDonald's new antibiotics policy is expected to be a strong catalyst toward change in how chicken is produced and sold, the world has not waited idly for McDonald's to act.

Spider Venom Could Be Key For Chronic Pain Relief

Pioneer News - March 4, 2015
Most people try to avoid spiders. Poisonous spiders, yeah, obviously, lets not mess with those. Unless, maybe you are a scientist and you are looking for a new kind of pain reliever.

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Philly.com - March 4, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- Most people dread the flu, and many work hard to avoid it. However, a new British study finds that the typical person over 30 only gets the illness about twice every decade.

Expert: Men Have 'Terrific Insecurities' About Penis Size, Want To Be 'Sexual ...

CBS Local - March 4, 2015
Cambridge, Mass. (CBS CONNECTICUT) - A new study asking “Am I Normal?” is the largest body of research analyzing penis size for 15,000 men and uncovers that most men “believe they're smaller than average” - something experts are calling

Even With an Unfavorable Court Ruling, Much of Obamacare Would Live On

New York Times - March 4, 2015
The case before the Supreme Court this week will not wipe Obamacare off the books. Unlike the case the court considered in 2012, which could have erased the Affordable Care Act entirely, this one concerns the application of only one provision of the law, ...

Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients'

Medical News Today - March 2, 2015
A new intranasal treatment for migraine has been found to lower use of pain-relief medication among 88% of patients in a retrospective analysis.

Peanut Eaters May Live Longer, Study Finds

Live Science - March 2, 2015
Peanuts may not only be a tasty snack but they may also help people live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the people in the study who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds) every day had a lower risk ...

Alzheimer's Protein Found in Young Brains for the First Time

TIME - March 2, 2015
For the first time, scientists have found evidence of a protein found in Alzheimer's disease, called amyloid, in the brains of people as young as 20.

Jindal blasts GOP for being 'fearful' of repealing Obamacare

National Monitor - March 1, 2015
Jindal argued that repealing the health care law was a linchpin of Republicans' campaign efforts in the hugely successful 2014 midterm elections, and the GOP shouldn't get away from that now.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a real measurable illness: researchers

CTV News - March 1, 2015
Nine years ago, Lisa Schneiderman contracted malaria on trip to Sierra Leone. Little did she know that her bout with the disease could trigger another condition -- one that would leave her exhausted for hours after simply getting up to fetch a cup of tea.

 

 
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