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2017-10-17
113
I always take note of the Black designers on “Project Runway.” Not only because I want them to win but also because many of them have been exceptionally talented. So while I might ..
Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of the deadliest fo..
Cancer can most often be successfully treated when confined to one organ. But a greater challenge lies in treating cancer that has metastasized, or spread, from the primary tumor t..
The soda tax came to Harrisburg and got popped, big time. A state Senate hearing billed as merely a “conversation,” but seen by tax supporters as prelude to a state-forced repeal, ..
In honor of --- Cancer Awareness Month, ACS Reactions has put together a truly insightful animation that looks into the amazing amount of progress that has been made into the tr..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump’s pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the governme..
2017-10-16
152
Updated 2 hours ago In the past year, Cody Rector has seen most of the regular customers at his smoke shop near Loyola University disappear. He said he's had to adjust his marketin..
Sweat it out
tribLive
Updated 2 hours ago Hanging out in the warmth of a sauna several times a week could help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a new study shows. The study, to be published in th..
Updated 2 hours ago Explaining the “invisible” aspects of psoriatic arthritis often presents a challenge, according to “Psoriatic Arthritis In America,” a newly released Health Uni..
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a con..
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for lat..
An increase in the price of sugary drinks in restaurants and the offer of healthier alternatives could encourage customers to cut back on sugar, a study suggests. In Jamie's Italia..
2017-10-15
45
Last December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Spinraza, a drug developed by Ionis and Biogen for spinal muscular atrophy, an incurable disease which in its worst fo..
Insurance companies are interfering with how people in Mississippi and across the country access needed medications. In medical school, I learned to value the patient/physician rel..
Bedbugs love your dirty laundry
Hattiesburg American
Warning: Reading this may lead to an irresistible urge to scratch. “Sleep tight; don’t let the bedbugs bite.” That little poem has helped send children to bed for generations, and ..
The Boy in the Crowd Getty Images A boy desperate for food becomes the face of the Rohingya crisis Photographs and text by KEVIN FRAYER The scene in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sep..
Kadokawa Corp. has picked up Japanese rights to “Butterfly Sleep,” the Korean melodrama that screen this week in Busan’s Gala Presentation section. The Japanese giant will give the..
Amid the deepening opioid epidemic, more than 1,000 people gathered Saturday evening in Camden for a regional candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who lost their lives to over..
2017-10-14
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Amid the deepening opioid epidemic, more than 1,000 people gathered Saturday evening in Camden for a regional candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who lost their lives to over..
Kyle Edgell has multi-tasking down. Clad in her unmistakable broad-brimmed black-and-white feather-tufted hat, the 59-year-old Roanoke artist drew one quick caricature after anothe..
Nothing is better than starting your day with a tall, fresh glass of Florida orange juice. But soon, this may be a distant memory. Due to increased hurricane activity, combined wit..
Kyle Edgell has multi-tasking down. Clad in her unmistakable broad-brimmed black-and-white feather-tufted hat, the 59-year-old Roanoke artist drew one quick caricature after anothe..
In order to combat the disease, the southern California city of San Diego has literally begun spraying the streets with bleach. An article by NPR said that the Hepatitis ..
HONOLULU (AP) — Up to 45 people have become sick after dining at a Honolulu restaurant where six cases of norovirus were confirmed, Hawaii Department of Health officials said. Herr..
2017-10-13
155
Updated 45 minutes ago One Puerto Rican doctor is asking for 40 batteries to power lanterns positioned around his MRI machine. Centro Medico, one of the largest hospitals in San Ju..
Radio host Delilah wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, October 12, that her “heart is struggling to continue to beat” after the suicide of her son Zachariah. Quoting poet Mary Je..
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously endorsed an experimental gene therapy Thursday for patients with a rare kind of hereditary blindness, setting the stag..
The Detroit Lions released a statement Friday, denying that they attempted to silence former linebacker DeAndre Levy from speaking up about the risks of CTE. Levy spoke to a congre..
SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday due to a lack of vaccines in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in several California counties, CBS L..
Esai Morales is urging his fellow Academy members to watch One on One, a short documentary about a school in rural Puerto Rico that turned around its dropout rate thanks to the tir..
2017-10-12
167
When 17 family members and friends get together it’s typically to celebrate a wedding, a quinceañera, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, but for a local Puerto Rican family within ..
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as federal health advisers endorsed the ex..
Most cases of autism appear to be associated with the appearance of new mutations that are not inherited from the child's parents, researchers from the University of Washington Sch..
For a long while it wasn't clear whether the island's native population originated in Polynesia or South America. And how can we explain its apparent paradox: the design, construct..
With a swipe of his pen Thursday, President Trump took a swing at Obamacare, signing an executive order to roll back some of the key provisions of the health care law. So how does ..
Updated 37 minutes ago Question: I have a purple garden phlox that I planted in my front yard landscape in 2013. It bloomed beautifully this year, but I have a concern. As it was b..
2017-10-11
166
In Papua New Guinea, the popularity of the psychoactive betel nut is on the rise. With mouth cancer rates soaring, the nation is struggling to control its growing addiction. Once r..
Emotions are high in the low morning sun. The crowd gathered is far more than the boat can carry. As a beleaguered official begins her sombre roll call, each person - armed with br..
You know the screams you hear when watching a horror movie in a theater? That’s what I want to let out every time there’s another data breach. I’m not alone. “We’re really scared,”..
Kiriko spared the subtle when it came to its weight loss pill A1 Slim. The name leaves no doubt about the pill’s purpose and leaves little room for any products to be listed above ..
Valerie Bunt doesn’t look like your typical --- cancer survivor. A mother to a thriving 8-year-old, Bunt usually spends her days working in her family’s legal headhunting firm a..
Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses b..