Friday December 13-th, 2019

William Barr: Censored Mueller report close to release William Barr: Censored Mueller report close to release

Barr was asked about the recent New York Times report that members of the special counsel team were disappointed by his March 24 letter. NPR justice reporter Ryan Lucas joins me now. That's a very important distinction. Barr said, "I felt I should ...

Martin, Palm Beach counties 'at risk' for hepatitis A Martin, Palm Beach counties 'at risk' for hepatitis A

The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A in 2018, which has resulted in seven deaths and 1,000 hospitalizations since past year. -People with chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. ...

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations

The New York City Department of Health has threatened to fine or even close United States yeshivas in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn if students who are not vaccinated against measles are allowed to attend classes. Last week, the j...

New recommendations say most women don't need yearly mammograms New recommendations say most women don't need yearly mammograms

Compared to yearly screening, biannual mammograms do not significantly boost the average woman's risk of death from breast cancer . About 20 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer over a 10-year period will be overdiagnosed and likely ove...

Poor Diet Causes More Deaths Than Tobacco Consumption: Lancet Poor Diet Causes More Deaths Than Tobacco Consumption: Lancet

Sugary drink consumption, for example, "was far higher than the optimal intake", followed by the consumption of processed meat and sodium. "In their analysis of global diets, the researchers looked at 15 items: fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, l...

Experimental Cancer Shot Shows Promise in Human Lymphoma Patients Experimental Cancer Shot Shows Promise in Human Lymphoma Patients

Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, who tested the experimental therapy on 11 lymphoma patients, found it triggers the person's immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells throughout the body. The researchers explain that this new immu...

Zapping brain found to boost 'working memory' Zapping brain found to boost 'working memory'

This memory deals with short term holding of information provided. But Reinhart, who reported the work Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience , said it's notable for showing success in older people and because the memory boost persisted for alm...

Health officials: E. coli cases affecting more than 70 in five states Health officials: E. coli cases affecting more than 70 in five states

Eight people have been hospitalized. This week the CDC said the outbreak had affected 72 people across five states - Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia - with 17 per cent of those individuals having been hospitalized. Patients range i...

Dogs can smell cancer in blood with 97% accuracy, study reveals Dogs can smell cancer in blood with 97% accuracy, study reveals

The new study builds upon previous research, including a 2017 study that found a trained golden retriever and pitbull mix could identify the presence of lung cancer through breath samples with an extremely high accuracy rate. BioScent Dx launched a...

Woman Lived to 99 With Most Organs on Wrong Side of Body Woman Lived to 99 With Most Organs on Wrong Side of Body

It is normally associated with life-threatening heart issues and other abnormalities, making Mrs Bentley's long life even more exceptional. Rose Marie Bentley apparently lived 99 years without knowing she had a rare condition called situs invers...

Excessive use of Calcium supplements may increase Cancer risk Excessive use of Calcium supplements may increase Cancer risk

A 2018 study from the University of Birmingham had found multivitamins and mineral supplements didn't protect against heart disease , NBC News reports. People with no Vitamin D deficiency but are taking too much Vitamin D supplements also risk hav...

Apple's health opportunity could be triple smartphone market Apple's health opportunity could be triple smartphone market

Apple's (NASDAQ:) foray into consumer health care could help the tech giant's plans to diversify its revenue base, easing its dependence on iPhone revenue growth, as the US health care opportunity is estimated to be three times larger than the glob...

Bernie Sanders Confirms He's Now a Millionaire Bernie Sanders Confirms He's Now a Millionaire

Pressure has mounted on Sanders again, now that congressional Democrats have pushed for the release of six years of returns by Trump. "April 15, 2019, will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them", he said. Since the 1970s, every president has...

Feds break up US$1.2b Medicare scam Feds break up US$1.2b Medicare scam

Others charged included owners of call centers, telemedicine firms and medical equipment companies. Together, they "took advantage of unwitting patients who were simply trying to get relief from their health concerns" in one of the biggest health...

High Doses Of Vitamin D Can Lead To Kidney Failure High Doses Of Vitamin D Can Lead To Kidney Failure

The patient was unable to find the specific brand prescribed by the naturopath and substituted one with a higher concentration of Vitamin D . Over two years, he took up to 12 drops daily, or 12,000 units of vitamin D. Key enzymes involved in metabol...

Mayor Declares 'Health Emergency' as Measles Outbreak Hits Brooklyn — DE BLASIO'S NYC Mayor Declares 'Health Emergency' as Measles Outbreak Hits Brooklyn — DE BLASIO'S NYC

Mayor de Blasio declared a public health emergency over the measles outbreak in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community, mandating vaccinations for people living in Williamsburg zip codes to stem the crisis. Officials also noted that Passover is...

Measles outbreak prompts NYC emergency — Travellers Beware

In an April 9 interview on WAMC with Alan Chartok, chief executive office of the Northeast Public Radio station, New York Governor Andrew Cumo said he thought the debate over parental rights to not vaccine their children against the right of th...

One out of every ten Japanese people over 35 is a virgin One out of every ten Japanese people over 35 is a virgin

The survey goes further than previous studies as it takes into account the age and socioeconomic status of people who have never had straight sex. Public health experts at the University of Tokyo have found that sexual inexperience is on the rise i...

New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak

All unvaccinated adults and children who live or work in Williamsburg are ordered to receive an MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine within 48 hours, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Health Commissioner Dr. The city's health commissi...

US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses In Kids US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses In Kids

The highly contagious disease primarily affects children, but measles can strike adults - and with serious complications. It spreads to others through coughing and sneezing. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if immune globulin is right fo...

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles

Since October, however, 285 cases of measles have been confirmed in New York City. "This is the epicenter of a measles outbreak that is very, very troubling and must be dealt with immediately..." Most of the NY cases involved unvaccinated or ...

Four cases of Measles confirmed in Bay of Plenty

Authorities are trying to determine possible exposure sites in Washtenaw County in southeastern MI. There are no public exposure sites for the Wayne County case. The vaccine that protects against measles is the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) va...

A deadly drug resistant fungus threatens the world A deadly drug resistant fungus threatens the world

The Candida Auris attacks patients with a weakened immune system. An article published in the New York Times claimed the deadly fungus has recently reached New York, New Jersey and IL, prompting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (...

Consuming just one alcohol a day can raise stroke risk Consuming just one alcohol a day can raise stroke risk

What did the research find? Here to answer that question is a study recently published in The Lancet that looked at common genetic variants in East Asian populations known to reduce alcohol tolerance. It's no secret that alcohol can increase y...

CDC: E.coli outbreak sickens Tennesseans, others CDC: E.coli outbreak sickens Tennesseans, others

The investigation is still going on and the reason for the outbreak is yet to be identified, the agency said. Eight people had to be hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. For now, the CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid any parti...

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