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Doctors Diagnose Second-Ever Case of Rat Hepatitis in Humans

Doctors Diagnose Second-Ever Case of Rat Hepatitis in Humans

Earlier this week, researchers said they found a second Hong Kong patient to contract a strain of hepatitis carried only by rats. As this is only the second case, the pair of infections are the first known cases of human infection... 
USDA Recalls Raw Turkey Products Over Salmonella Concerns

USDA Recalls Raw Turkey Products Over Salmonella Concerns

If you are like most people in North America you are probably finalizing your plans for Thanksgiving, which is next week.  But if you have yet to pick up your turkey for the big day, you might want to exercise extra caution.  That’s... 
CDC Reports on the Rise of Polio-Like Condition Among US Children

CDC Reports on the Rise of Polio-Like Condition Among US Children

Acute flaccid myelitis is a polio-like condition that can paralyze people, most of which are children.  Unfortunately, health officials say that cases of this condition are on the rise right now.  According to the United States Centers... 
CDC Data Reveals Premature Birth Rates in the US Are Still Rising

CDC Data Reveals Premature Birth Rates in the US Are Still Rising

The March of Dimes organization has just released its annual premature birth report, and it is not looking good. This latest report—taken from data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—showed that the US preterm... 
National Toxicology Program Concludes:  Cellphones Do Not Cause Cancer

National Toxicology Program Concludes:  Cellphones Do Not Cause Cancer

The US government’s National Toxicology Program has released a report—their final word, apparently—on whether or not cellphone use causes cancer in humans.  To put it briefly, their answer is a hard ‘no’ but there is a little... 
Can Dogs Help To Detect Malaria?

Can Dogs Help To Detect Malaria?

We know that dogs have an excellent since of smell, but you may not sense are that scientists rely on the canine olfactory sense to detect things like thyroid and prostate cancer!  Some dogs are able to alert people who have diabetes... 
GSK HIV Segment Receives Boost with Long-Acting Injection

GSK HIV Segment Receives Boost with Long-Acting Injection

A GlaxoSmithKline developed long-acting injection that is given once per month proved to be as effective as standard pills taken daily for controlling AIDS, which lifted the prospects for the drug maker’s key business related to... 
Experts in Public Health Say Drink Coffee

Experts in Public Health Say Drink Coffee

A court ruling earlier this week in California said that a warning label for cancer should be required for coffee has left many in the scientific community quite puzzled. There is much research that shows coffee does not cause cancer,... 
Department of Insurance in California Opens Investigation of Aetna

Department of Insurance in California Opens Investigation of Aetna

California’s Department of Insurance has opened an investigation of insurance giant Aetna after a doctor, who was once employed by the company, admitted under oath that he never looked at the records of patients prior to deciding... 
Viagra Will Become Generic, Less Expensive and Readily Available

Viagra Will Become Generic, Less Expensive and Readily Available

Beginning Monday, Pfizer’s Viagra will face much more competition. The Pfizer brand name for sildenafil, the drug for erectile dysfunction, first hit the market during 1998 and become a bestseller, as in more than $1.5 billion in... 
EPA And Herbicide Makers Reach Agreement on Dicamba Limits for Use

EPA And Herbicide Makers Reach Agreement on Dicamba Limits for Use

The White House administration reached a new deal with three of the major agribusiness companies for labeling requirements, which remain voluntary, for the controversial herbicide dicamba that has been blamed for hurting crops. On... 
The Taller Your Are, the Higher Your Risk for VTE

The Taller Your Are, the Higher Your Risk for VTE

Did you know that height could be a health risk factor? A new study suggests that the taller you are, the higher is your risk for developing a blood clot in the veins. This type of potentially deadly blood clout is called venous thromboemilism... 
Can Simple Dietary Maintenance Really Reverse the Onset of Type-II Diabetes?

Can Simple Dietary Maintenance Really Reverse the Onset of Type-II Diabetes?

Diabetes can be a debilitating condition, particularly for those who develop Type II at some stage in their lives. But a new study suggests that there is hope for these patients as it looks like there may be a way to reverse the progression... 
Diabetic women may live longer if they consume tea or coffee regularly

Diabetic women may live longer if they consume tea or coffee regularly

A news study has suggested that diabetic women may live longer if they consumer tea or coffee regularly and while the study does reveal positive of these two beverages, we advise our readers to seek medical help and not fight their... 
Have wine with meal to reduce chances of heart attack, study suggests

Have wine with meal to reduce chances of heart attack, study suggests

Having wine with meal could reduce chances of heart attack, a new study suggests. According to Creina Stockley, a clinical psychologist and Health and Regulatory Information Manager, having wine with meal could also improve memory... 
Fat wives put their husband’s health at risk, study says

Fat wives put their husband’s health at risk, study says

Researchers have shown through a study that fat or obese women could put the health of their husbands at risk owing to their love for food. According to the study, middle-aged men with obese wives are likely to develop type-two diabetes... 
Household chores could help burn up to 600 calories in 2 hours

Household chores could help burn up to 600 calories in 2 hours

Burning calories is of paramount importance to ensure that your body doesn’t start depositing the extra fat and all the more important for all those who stay indoors most of the time. According to a study conducted by the Good...