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The words "dog" and "fog" sound pretty similar. Yet even a preschooler knows whether you're talking about a puppy or the weather. Now scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., have identified a two-step process that helps our brains learn to first recognize, then categorize ...
Gene therapy is showing promise for treating one of the most common genetic disorders. Results of a study published Wednesday show that 15 of 22 patients with beta-thalassemia who got gene therapy were able to stop or sharply reduce the regular blood transfusions they had needed to alleviate their ...

... experience. And data analysts will be checking ambulance response time, ER use, primary care use and 911 call volume. Other cities grappling with the same difficult issues will be closely watching, too. This story is part of NPR's reporting partnership with local member stations and Kaiser Health News.
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, ...
Peer advocates Ray McKelligott (left) and Paul Avila (center) meet with Bruce Baldwin at a smoking cessation support group at The Hub in Paradise. PHOTO BY ASHIAH SCHARAGA. Learn more: For a list of resources/classes that can help you quit smoking/using tobacco, visit nobutts.org/county-listing.
April was designated as Cancer Control Month in 1938 by a joint resolution of Congress. Sadly, many people still see cancer as one single disease when in fact there are many different types of cancer – estimated at over 200 distinct conditions. After heart disease, cancer is the second leading cause of ...

Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S.. But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that could ...
The klaxon sound of a government alert went off on cell phones all over northern Virginia at 3:35 a.m. Monday; the National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning for the region. Hours later, the state climatologist fielded phone calls about a spate of tornado watches and warnings in the central ...
UNC Greensboro has been awarded a $22,500 Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG) by the UNC System to study the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to solve major human health challenges. Directing the grant work are Dr. Christopher Rhea, lead principal investigator (PI) in the Department of ...
Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai worried fans from all around the world when she was hospitalised with acute gastroenteritis on the third day of the Lunar New Year. The Mandopop singer's health took another dip after she caught shingles that was brought on by her weakened immune system. The virus ...
Last summer, I bought a fully electric car. Driving it is enjoyable — the feel is quite different from a traditional gas-powered vehicle. The purchase was motivated less by an environmental concern than a longstanding desire to own an electric car, having lived through the 1970s oil crisis as a cash-strapped ...
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Save Vulture Advocacy campaign commenced with a public lecture in 2017 using the 15thChief S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture with the theme “Decline of Vultures: Consequences to Human Health and the Economy” delivered by the Deputy Secretary General to ...
Americans fill about 4.5 billion prescriptions each year, at a cost of more than $323 billion. But what are we actually buying? In 10 states, the top prescriptions are opioid pain pills that are mixtures of acetaminophen and hydrocodone (brand names Vicodin and Norco), according to new data from GoodRx, ...
(Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Drug prices are among the few areas of health policy where Americans seem to find consensus. Eighty percent of people said they think drug prices are too high, and both Democrats (65 percent) and Republicans (74 percent) ...
With inpatient costs, consultation fees and an array of diagnostic exams, orthopedic surgery can be a heavy financial burden, oftentimes costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, ensuring one chooses a reliable orthopedic surgeon, arranging transport to and from the hospital, and purchasing ...
In the summer of 2017, Christine Hoffman temporarily lost sight in one of her eyes and was admitted as a patient at the University of Rochester's Flaum Eye Institute. Though initially terrified at the idea of surgery, Hoffman's time at the medical center was very comforting. The surgical team kept her at ease ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:15 PM - If the giant spiders don't get you, the warm summers will. A new study by the Australia Institute paints a dire future for the continent, with an increasing number of days so hot it's considered a health risk to go outside. The study's authors warn there will be a "range of consequences" to ...

During his 30-year career in police work, James Moore was police chief in Rocky Mount from 2012 to January 2018, when he retired. He intends to remain an advocate for a public health response to gun violence. Photo courtesy James Moore. State data obtained by North Carolina Health News confirmed ...
Researchers found the DMAU pill lowered blood levels of testosterone and other sex hormones important for sperm production. (Source: WECT). NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) -. A male birth control pill taken for 28 days is safe and lowers testosterone to “castrate levels,” according to a study presented this ...
A new feature in the Lytle Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, will make it easier for folks to begin consulting a new doctor about whatever health needs they might have. The appropriately named “Find A Doctor” is provided by ACSHIC through the EAP, says Beverly Brem, vice president of operations at ...
Visit an emergency room these days and you'll encounter the usual broken bones or more traumatic injuries. Chances are, you'll also find folks who are there for what can be treated with over-the-counter medicine by visiting their primary care physician or an urgent care center, not the ER. So, how should ...
Flu season has been in full swing for several months now, meaning people are lined up at the pharmacy and frantically looking for availability at their doctor's office. Of course, the winter weather can sometimes make that process even more difficult, deterring some people from finding treatment altogether.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Next Up: Trending Now. Male birth control pill? New drug appears to block sperm production. Male birth control pill? New drug appears to block sperm production. Trending ...
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Dr. Francis Finneran grew up in New York in a small neighborhood in Queens, where he got the idea to become a physician. “My grandfather was an obstetrician and he had delivered the parents and grandparents of the majority of people I went to school with, so I heard all those stories growing up,” ...
An experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus is being tested in South Africa. Scientists hope it will succeed where others have failed. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images. An experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus is being tested in ...
Sarah Baker, pictured here with her family, helps make the Mom-to-Mom Support Circle possible. TownNews.com Content Exchange. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Maureen Kellogg and Courtney Phillips have more in common than just working at Thompson Health. The two friends have also both ...
As National Nutrition Month continues, it is important to recognize the impact our diet has on our health. Anemia is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body's tissues. Having anemia may make you feel tired and weak. There are many different ...
Yet one of the whistleblowers who first raised the matter to the Army told Kaiser Health News this week that he remains so troubled about Redfield's handling of the vaccine research that he has decided to speak out publicly. Redfield was principal investigator over clinical trials of a treatment vaccine at the ...
Yet one of the whistleblowers who first raised the matter to the Army told Kaiser Health News this week that he remains so troubled about Redfield's handling of the vaccine research that he has decided to speak out publicly. Redfield was principal investigator over clinical trials of a treatment vaccine at the ...
Silver nanoparticles in clothing wash out – and may threaten human health and the environment. March 20, 2018 6.41am EDT. There are nanometals in your washing machine. Evgeny Atamanenko ...
As a gynecologist, my patients are commonly women who have not been to their women's health care provider in years and lack an understanding of how important it is to have annual screening exams. My goal is to educate women on the importance of not just having a yearly exam, but also the reasons ...
Adults in Singapore have become fitter, but children here are getting fatter, based on latest figures from the Ministry of Health (MOH). Last year, 36.2 per cent of Singaporeans aged 18 to 69 were overweight - a drop from 2010, when a national survey found 40.1 per cent of adults here overweight. In contrast ...
Physicians and health experts continue to see a rise in the percentage of American children with type 2 diabetes, which usually affects adults. The leading cause for diabetes in children, they said, is obesity, which is still on the rise. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. NEW YORK – Meagan Charles is a ...
When you hit the big 50 or you've never been screened before, now is the time to take a Faecal Immunochemcial Test (FIT). The National Registry of Diseases Office (NRDO), under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, reports that the estimated lifetime risk for developing cancer in the Singapore ...
Pediatric Obesity Rates Continue to Increase. For some folks, their corner store is the only place to get fresh fruits and vegetables, like this store in Tarboro. Photo credit: Rose Hoban. March 15, 2018 by Taylor Knopf Leave a Comment · Tweet. Tweet this. Share. Share on LinkedIn ...
Mady Ohlman was 22 on the evening some years ago when she stood in a friend's bathroom looking down at the sink. "I had set up a bunch of needles filled with heroin because I wanted to just do them back-to-back-to-back," Ohlman recalls. She doesn't remember how many she injected before collapsing, ...
Climate change is already making people sicker, according to a deep-dive written by Renee Cho for Columbia University's Earth Institute on Monday. Cho pointed to the example of doctors in Florida who are noticing that their patients run through prescriptions faster as conditions like asthma worsen due to heat waves.
Solid-Fuel Use Puts Human Health at Risk. Data gaps obscure the full extent of deaths caused by heating homes with wood and other solid fuels. Source: GeoHealth. Researchers assess the data gaps that obscure scientific understanding of how solid-fuel use can Nearly 40% of Earth's population uses ...
Senovia Garcia-Ewers, who is leading a renewed effort for a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), addresses community and health care personnel at the Victor J. Dirksen Conference Room at Jefferson Healthcare hospital. CHIP is a long-term effort to address health issues in East Jefferson ...
Corey Thomas works on a client at A New You barbershop in Inglewood, Calif., on March 9, 2018. (Heidi de Marco/KHN). This story also ran on The Washington Post. This story can be republished for free (details). Amid the buzz of hair clippers and the beat of hip-hop, barber Corey Thomas squeezes in a ...
It was November 2014, and I was working on a feature story about a hot new blood-testing company in Silicon Valley that promised to "disrupt" the lab industry with new technology. The company, Theranos, claimed its new finger-prick test would be a cheap and less painful way to run tests with just a few ...
Acne patients have a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, particularly within one year of acne diagnosis, according to a Canadian study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. A new study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada, recommends monitoring ...
Cardiac rehab patient Gary Skaggs uses an arm ergometer while Cardiac Rehab Technician Jessica Martin monitors his progress. Gale Rose. By Gale Rose. Monday. Posted at 5:42 PM. Share. The PRMC cardiac rehabilitation program helps restore health through exercise. The road to recovery after a ...
A few hours a week of light exercise -- walking the dog, puttering about in the garden -- lower the risk of death in older men, even if workouts are brief, researchers said Tuesday. Their findings, reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, challenge two long-held assumptions about the benefits of ...
Since 2006, Health News Florida has provided in-depth journalism on health policy issues in our state. Health News Florida is a project of WUSF Public Media in Tampa and is heard on public radio stations throughout Florida. It also is available online at http://health.wusf.usf.edu ...
Virginia Harrod, an attorney and county prosecutor who lives in rural Kentucky, survived breast cancer, only to develop lymphedema, which sent her to the hospital three times with serious infections. A lymph node transplant helped restore her immune system. Luke Sharrett for NPR hide caption.
Budgeting as Performance Art · News; Health News. Trump Focus on Mental Health After School Shooting Denounced. The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. Feb. 19, 2018, at 2:04 p.m.. Trump Focus on Mental Health After ...
A recent report by GateHouse Media examines the health-related problems reported by residents and landowners from Oregon to Massachusetts and concludes they are caused by wind turbines. The rapid expansion of wind power facilities in the United States, driven in large part by federal government ...


 

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