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Johnson & Johnson in early talks to buy drugmaker Actelion

Johnson & Johnson in early talks to buy drugmaker Actelion0

IVF calculator may help predict chances of having a baby

IVF calculator may help predict chances of having a baby0

Chronic gum disease tied to risk of erectile dysfunction

Chronic gum disease tied to risk of erectile dysfunction0

Are colds and flu worse in women than in men?

Are colds and flu worse in women than in men?0

Why fewer Americans say they want to lose weight

Why fewer Americans say they want to lose weight0

Same-day discharge often safe after appendix surgery

Same-day discharge often safe after appendix surgery0

Czech scientists develop human lung model to aid treatments

Czech scientists develop human lung model to aid treatments0

Many LASIK patients have new eye problems after surgery

Many LASIK patients have new eye problems after surgery0

100 years of infectious disease deaths in US: Study shows what's changed

100 years of infectious disease deaths in US: Study shows what's changed0

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4 things your yawns are trying to tell you

4 things your yawns are trying to tell you0

You tossed and turned all night. This meeting is dragging on too long. Your kid just yawned across the dinner table and it's unavoidably contagious. Usually when a yawn pops up, you know-or think you know-exactly what it means, case closed. But ...

Firefighter's suicide shines light on PTSD in profession

Firefighter's suicide shines light on PTSD in profession0

A firefighter´s suicide last month is shedding light on post-traumatic stress disorder in the profession in the Florida community. Vero Beach Battalion Chief David Dangerfield had a brave reputation and was known for his positive force in his ...

The best and worst health news of 2016

The best and worst health news of 20160

Headlines tend to be concise and sometimes oversimplified, theoretically telling readers what a story is about in a few words. Unfortunately, this concision often leads to imprecision, and readers take reports of "breakthrough" research more seriously ...

Your office has a microbiome, and it might make you sick

Your office has a microbiome, and it might make you sick0

I worked for a number of years, like many people, in an office building with windows that did not open. For the first time in my life, a slight soreness tingled in my throat almost every day. Each time a denizen of that floor got a cold, it decimated ...

7 proven ways to keep off holiday pounds

7 proven ways to keep off holiday pounds0

Cookies, cocktails, and multicourse meals make the holidays feel like one long eating spree. This year, just remember these seven guidelines and you´ll come out the other side slim and energized-with no food FOMO. Your holiday food ...

PAHO certifies Paraguay, Chile for impeding Chagas spread

PAHO certifies Paraguay, Chile for impeding Chagas spread0

Asuncion -  The Pan American Health Organization certified the work of Paraguay and Chile in managing to impede the domestic spread of Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that transmits Chagas disease, at a ceremony held Wednesday in Asuncion attended by ...

E-cigarette explodes in man's pants at NYC's Grand Central

E-cigarette explodes in man's pants at NYC's Grand Central0

Officials say a man shopping in New York's Grand Central Terminal suffered leg and hand burns when an e-cigarette exploded in his pants pocket. Central Cellars employee John Lee says it looked like fireworks exploding when the vaporizer pen ...

Sealed chamber brings wonders of nature to hospitalized kids

Sealed chamber brings wonders of nature to hospitalized kids0

At North Carolina Children's Hospital, immune-compromised kids can experience the natural environment while getting around hospital rules - digging in dirt, poking into pitcher plants and observing other wonders of nature otherwise prohibited - thanks ...

Milliken recalls carpet cleaning powder on bacteria fears

Milliken recalls carpet cleaning powder on bacteria fears0

WASHINGTON -  Milliken and Co has recalled about 550,000 containers of carpet cleaning powder because it may contain harmful bacteria, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The recall by the Spartanburg, South Carolina, ...

Bought Marlboros in Alabama? Part of $45M might be yours

Bought Marlboros in Alabama? Part of $45M might be yours0

Anybody who bought Marlboro Lights or Ultra Lights in Arkansas over a 40-year period qualifies for a share of a $45 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit, and more than 11,000 have applied. The settlement applies to anybody who bought ...

Scientists say they've figured out how to remove fears from the brain

Scientists say they've figured out how to remove fears from the brain0

Why confront your fear in the hopes of overcoming it when scientists could just erase it from your brain? That's exactly what researchers say they may be able to do in a study published Monday in Nature Human Behavior. Currently, most ...

Gaza doctors face challenge after birth of conjoined twins

Gaza doctors face challenge after birth of conjoined twins0

GAZA -  Palestinian surgeons in the Gaza Strip were discussing medical options on Wednesday after the unexpected birth of conjoined twins - baby girls who share one heart and one body. "We thought they were twins and we would have no problem, ...

Popular aloe vera gels may not contain aloe vera, report finds

Popular aloe vera gels may not contain aloe vera, report finds0

Store-bought aloe vera may not contain the actual healing ingredient it claims, a Bloomberg investigation of the popular gels has found. The trading news analyst conducted lab tests and reviewed ingredients in aloe vera gels available for sale at ...

Consumer watchdog warns some recalled toys still being sold online

Consumer watchdog warns some recalled toys still being sold online0

Some hazardous toys that have been recalled over the past year are still being sold online, a consumer watchdog group warns in a new report as many families are beginning their holiday shopping. On Tuesday, the Seattle-based WashPIRG Public ...

86-year-old man battling cancer knits 300 hats for premature babies

86-year-old man battling cancer knits 300 hats for premature babies0

An 86-year-old man battling cancer has managed to knit 300 caps for premature babies, which he says is his way of "paying it forward." Ed Moseley, who lives at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia, taught himself to knit in August as ...

South Korea raises bird flu alert as three more cases found at poultry farms

South Korea raises bird flu alert as three more cases found at poultry farms0

South Korea raised the country's bird flu alert status on Wednesday to its second-highest level following three more outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain after the first cases were confirmed last week. The new bird flu outbreaks were ...

Rare thunderstorm asthma kills 4 people in Australian city

Rare thunderstorm asthma kills 4 people in Australian city0

MELBOURNE, Australia -  A rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma sent hundreds of people to hospitals in Australia's second-largest city, and four deaths had been confirmed by Wednesday. Family confirmed Clarence Leo, a nightclub bouncer ...

Lilly Alzheimer's drug fails to slow memory loss in big study

Lilly Alzheimer's drug fails to slow memory loss in big study0

Eli Lilly and Co experimental drug solanezumab failed to slow loss of cognitive ability in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease in a large trial, a major setback for the U.S. drugmaker and millions of people with the memory-robbing ...

TV ads may spur snacking in kids as young as 2

TV ads may spur snacking in kids as young as 20

Mindless snacking in front of the television set may start long before children know how to work the remote control, a U.S. study suggests. In an experiment with 60 kids aged 2 to 5 years, researchers focused on how advertising influences ...

Families living with Alzheimer's learn patience trumps tradition during holidays

Families living with Alzheimer's learn patience trumps tradition during holidays0

For the ever-growing Johnson family, holiday traditions typically involve traveling to southeast Michigan to gather at parents Ken and Barb´s home to celebrate with a large meal and conversation. For Ken, who is one of the more than 5.4 million ...

Suspect low-risk bird flu case found in big German poultry area

Suspect low-risk bird flu case found in big German poultry area0

HAMBURG -  German officials are preparing to cull around 16,000 turkeys after a first suspected farm-based case of low-risk H5 bird flu was discovered in Lower Saxony, one of Europe's biggest poultry-producing regions, authorities said on ...

Health officials clear part of Miami Beach Zika zone

Health officials clear part of Miami Beach Zika zone0

MIAMI -  Florida health officials have cleared part of the Miami Beach Zika transmission zone. Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that the Department of Health has not detected any local transmissions of the Zika virus in the north part of Miami ...

Elderly with dementia targeted in 'sham marriage' scams

Elderly with dementia targeted in 'sham marriage' scams0

Conning the elderly for financial gain is nothing new, but a scheme dubbed the "fake love scam" has officials on high alert. Authorities near Chicago say 92-year-old Aloysius Mack lost much of his life savings to a woman who first approached him at a ...

Palliative care linked to better, if not longer, life

Palliative care linked to better, if not longer, life0

Palliative care may offer a better quality of life to chronically sick or terminally ill patients even if it doesn't help them live longer, a research review suggests. Research to date on the impact of palliative care has produced mixed ...

29-year-old anorexic weighs 65 pounds, wins fight against feeding tube

29-year-old anorexic weighs 65 pounds, wins fight against feeding tube0

At age 5, AG started having "anorexic thoughts." Now 29, the New Jersey woman has been diagnosed with late terminal anorexia-nervosa-and she's just won her fight to enter palliative care rather than be force-fed. Since January 2014, AG has been ...

Spoil sprouts: How little greens can make you sick

Spoil sprouts: How little greens can make you sick0

Sprouts may sound cute, but the tiny greens have sickened more than 2,500 people and caused 186 hospitalizations and three deaths in the past two decades, a new report finds. "Sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health ...

FDA outlines data needed for over-the-counter sunscreen additives

FDA outlines data needed for over-the-counter sunscreen additives0

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines on Tuesday detailing the data makers of sunscreen sold over the counter need to produce to prove the ingredients in the products are safe and effective. The guidance is the latest step ...

Could the FDA be dismantled under Trump?

Could the FDA be dismantled under Trump?0

WASHINGTON - Has President-elect Donald Trump put a bull´s-eye on the Food and Drug Administration? It´s been less than a year since Robert Califf was sworn in as the Food and Drug Administration´s chief, but already the agency is facing ...

What one mother learned after her son's mysterious illness put him in a coma

What one mother learned after her son's mysterious illness put him in a coma0

Sudden, unrelenting seizures forced doctors to put 22-year-old Daniel Wong in a medically induced coma. His mother describes the difficulties of dealing with a rare, often-unrecognized disease. Two doctors familiar with the condition, called ...

Toddler at center of brain death test battle between parents and hospital dies

Toddler at center of brain death test battle between parents and hospital dies0

A 2-year-old Virginia girl whose parents went to court to block a hospital from performing a brain death test on the child has died, the hospital said Monday. Mirranda Grace Lawson passed away Nov. 1, said Michael Porter, a spokesman for ...

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Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth

Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth0

Feb. 12, 2016: In this file photo, Lara, who is less then 3 months old and was born with microcephaly, is examined by a neurologist at the Pedro l hospital in Campina ...

George H.W. Bush shares new photo of boy he shaved head for

George H.W. Bush shares new photo of boy he shaved head for0

Three years after shaving his head to show support for a toddler battling leukemia, Former President George H.W. Bush says that same boy "is feeling and doing much better." The 92-year-old Bush provided an update and a new picture of him with ...

Your guide to a thinner Thanksgiving dinner

Your guide to a thinner Thanksgiving dinner0

One of the most anticipated times of the year is upon us: the holiday season. While the holidays are a time to get together and celebrate with family and friends, they are also a trying time for those looking to maintain their weight. In fact, the ...

What global disease threat worries public health officials most?

What global disease threat worries public health officials most?0

Infectious-disease outbreaks not only have the potential to destabilize societies, they pose a threat to international economies, as well. What should public-health officials and businesses be doing to prepare? Physicians Thomas ...

NFL great Troy Aikman's workout to end back pain

NFL great Troy Aikman's workout to end back pain0

When Troy Aikman retired from the National Football League after 12 seasons as the Dallas Cowboys´ quarterback, he was determined to keep training as hard as ever, out of fear he´d become an "overweight retired guy," he says. Mr. Aikman, the ...

Is your parenting style making your child sick?

Is your parenting style making your child sick?0

A growing body of research is finding that the way parents relate to their children affects more than their mental and emotional health. It also has an impact on their physical well-being. In a recent study, researchers compared five separate ...

Selfie deaths are slowly rising around the world

Selfie deaths are slowly rising around the world0

More people are dying for the perfect selfie. A new study titled, "Me, Myself and My Killfie: Characterizing and Preventing Selfie Deaths" found that 127 people have died in a 29-month span through last September while trying to get photos of ...

Study suggests cheese may help you live longer

Study suggests cheese may help you live longer0

A recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine reported that eating cheese - specifically the aged kind containing the compound spermidine, as found in blue cheese - was linked to a longer life in mammals when tested on mice. "The mice ...

Playboys and misogynists more likely to have mental health problems: study

Playboys and misogynists more likely to have mental health problems: study0

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -  Men who behave like promiscuous playboys or feel powerful over women are more likely to have mental health problems than men with less sexist attitudes, according to a study released on Monday. The ...

Stem cells could cure hereditary deafness within 5 years

Stem cells could cure hereditary deafness within 5 years0

Scientists believe they are on the brink of a cure for people born deaf after producing stem cells to correct a hereditary defect. Experts have found a way of growing new cells for the cochlea, the spiral cavity of the inner ear. These ...

Thanksgiving: When teens don't eat like the rest of the family

Thanksgiving: When teens don't eat like the rest of the family0

Some families gathering for Thanksgiving this week may have something to argue about besides politics: what to do when teens at the table follow a different diet than everyone else. One in six U.S. parents say their teen has tried a diet that ...

Choking game riskiest when kids play alone

Choking game riskiest when kids play alone0

Kids who play "choking games" to achieve a euphoric high are more likely to be suicidal and face a greater risk of injury and death when they play alone, a U.S. study suggests. It's dangerous enough in groups, but without others present to ...

Dementia rate declines but aging America may halt the trend

Dementia rate declines but aging America may halt the trend0

CHICAGO -  New research documents another decline in dementia rates but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy. The study released Monday shows the rate of ...

Denver to allow marijuana in bars: What's the health impact?

Denver to allow marijuana in bars: What's the health impact?0

The city of Denver will soon allow people to smoke or consume marijuana in some bars and restaurants, thanks to the passage of a new initiative in the 2016 election. The new law, called Initiative 300, mandates a four-year pilot plan in the ...

Trump 'Apprentice' alum Leeza Gibbons on the importance of caregiving

Trump 'Apprentice' alum Leeza Gibbons on the importance of caregiving0

Leeza Gibbons may be best known for her co-hosting role on "Entertainment Tonight" or for winning "The Apprentice" in the final season that Donald Trump hosted, but now, she´s making name for herself in the medical space by raising awareness for ...

Do at-home fertility tests really work?

Do at-home fertility tests really work?0

Between fertility apps that track menstrual periods and at-home kits that tell a woman if she´s ovulating and a man if he has a low sperm count, there are more options than ever before that seem to give couples hope. One in 8 couples in the ...

Do you really need both a gynecologist and a primary care doctor?

Do you really need both a gynecologist and a primary care doctor?0

I generally recommend having both, but it comes down to personal preference and your own needs. If you don´t have any major medical problems, you may be OK visiting your ob-gyn as your regular doctor. Any good gyno will be happy to talk to you about ...

Eating after baby: Eating right to help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression

Eating after baby: Eating right to help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression0

Having a baby can be a positive experience for many mothers and fathers. In fact, we often have the expectation that we´ll feel happy and fulfilled as we welcome a new life into the world. Yet with the introduction of a new family member, parents have ...

Tilapia likely source of Washington woman's flesh-eating bacteria infection, officials say

Tilapia likely source of Washington woman's flesh-eating bacteria infection, officials say0

Seattle health officials are zeroing in on a Bellevue fish market after an unidentified woman contracted a deadly bacterial infection while preparing tilapia. Seattle and King County Public Health officials said the likely source of infection came ...

CDC: 3 of 5 leading causes of death in US fell from 2010 to 2014

CDC: 3 of 5 leading causes of death in US fell from 2010 to 20140

Premature, or preventable, deaths from three of the five leading causes in the United States declined from 2010 to 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced with new data estimates Friday. Those causes of death are cancer, ...

Famed Texas heart surgeon Denton Cooley dead at 96

Famed Texas heart surgeon Denton Cooley dead at 960

HOUSTON -  Dr. Denton Cooley, a Texas surgeon who performed some of the earliest heart transplants and implanted the world's first artificial heart, has died. Linden Emerson, a spokeswoman for the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, says Cooley ...

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but still needs action

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but still needs action0

GENEVA -  The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that the Zika virus and related neurological complications no longer constitute an international emergency but said that it would continue to work on the outbreak through a "robust ...

Med student dies trying to get lips enlarged

Med student dies trying to get lips enlarged0

A 23-year-old dentist and medical student died after experiencing an allergic reaction on the operating table, where she was supposed to undergo cosmetic surgery. Maria Delyukina went to private clinic in Volgograd, southern Russia, to have her ...

Teacher faces backlash after taking microphone from autistic boy at school play

Teacher faces backlash after taking microphone from autistic boy at school play0

A West Virginia teacher is facing criticism after grabbing a microphone from an autistic boy during a Thanksgiving Day-themed play. Fox 5 New York reported a video of the incident is starting to go viral, garnering more than 103,000 views on ...

Why stressed men prefer larger women

Why stressed men prefer larger women0

Think thin women are your "type," men? That may change as your stress levels rise. The science of sexual attraction Study suggests students learn more from attractive teachers A drug-free option to improve male sexual ...

Smog may be easing, but in parts of China water quality worsens

Smog may be easing, but in parts of China water quality worsens0

SHANGHAI/BEIJING -  China is making progress in battling the damaging smog that can shroud its big cities, but in many areas - from parts of the giant Yangtze river to the coalfields of Inner Mongolia - its water pollution is getting ...

Reliance on food pantries can make healthy eating difficult

Reliance on food pantries can make healthy eating difficult0

People who rely on food pantries for their meals may not receive enough dairy, fruits or vegetables to get all the nutrients they need for a healthy diet, two recent studies suggest. Part of the problem is that many volunteer-supported food ...

South Korea confirms outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu at 2 poultry farms

South Korea confirms outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu at 2 poultry farms0

SEOUL -  South Korea has confirmed the country's first outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus at two poultry farms, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday. Several countries impose import restrictions on German poultry ...

Salmonella outbreak at Alabama wedding sickens 77 guests

Salmonella outbreak at Alabama wedding sickens 77 guests0

TUSCUMBIA, Ala -  The state health department believes a salmonella outbreak at a Colbert County wedding caused at least 77 people to become ill, including 12 who were hospitalized. 8 sickened in multistate salmonella outbreak linked to shell ...

Americans want Trump to focus on health care first: poll

Americans want Trump to focus on health care first: poll0

Health care is the top issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, an apparent rebuke of outgoing President Barack Obama's signature reform, ...

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