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A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are connected.
At least a dozen and a half people have been diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer in two locations in North Carolina and Alabama, leaving medical experts mystified about the cause. Ocular melanoma occurs in about 6 out of every 1 million people ...
Los Angeles Times
These five healthy habits could extend your life by a dozen years or more, study says
Los Angeles Times
You know that getting exercise, eating vegetables and quitting smoking are good for you. A new study shows just how good they are, in terms of the number of years they can add to your life. American women who followed five "healthy lifestyle factors ...
Brainstorm Health: Fighting Pandemics, Obamacare Drama, Allergan Stock Slides
Happy Monday, Dailies. Nobody knows the ins and outs of vaccine development like my friend Dr. Bruce Gellin. So when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Larry and Lucy Page launched their new $12 million public challenge to develop a universal flu ...
Music may help alleviate anxiety in Alzheimer's patients
April 30 (UPI) -- Music helps alleviate anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's disease, researchers say, because a region of the brain involved with remembering melody appears to have been spared from dementia -- and could be used to help treat and ...
The News Tribune
Puyallup hospital links nurse to 2 patients infected with hepatitis C; 2600 patients urged to seek testing
The News Tribune
A nurse suspected of stealing injectable drugs and infecting at least two patients with hepatitis C at Puyallup's MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital was “surprised” to learn that she had contracted the disease herself, hospital leaders said Monday. The ...
Eaten Alive: Woman known for beauty suffers horrific death at nursing home
An investigation uncovered a Georgia nursing home resident died from a scabies infestation. A forensic pathologist who reviewed the case estimates millions of parasitic mites essentially ate her alive over several months or possibly years. According to ...
Texas woman says aquarium coral nearly killed her family
The coral, called palythoa, can typically be purchased anywhere saltwater fish are sold. Despite their small size, the toxin they release can be deadly. "To see their (the school of fish) life taken and watch everything die off one by one and come home ...
Experts say allergy seasons are getting worse
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -. As Spring continues sprouting, pollen counts are climbing and allergy sufferers are feeling sick, especially when experts are saying allergy seasons are starting earlier and lasting longer. According to the American Academy ...
E. Coli Outbreak In Romaine Lettuce Underscores Need For Change And Technology
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that 98 people in 22 states have become ill from eating romaine lettuce grown in the region of Yuma, Arizona. Forty-six of those individuals have been ...
City upbringing, without pets, boosts vulnerability to mental illness
Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers, according to new research published in ...