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Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans
More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study. After adjusting for age and other factors, the study — published Wednesday in the BMJ — found that deaths in the United States due ...
CDC Reports Widespread Salmonella Outbreak From Eating Turkey
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Ninety people across 26 states have been sickened and 40 hospitalized since last November due to ...
Valsartan recall: 4 things patients should know
(CNN) Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk. That impurity, N ...
Virginia resident dies after coming into contact with a flesh-eating bacteria
A Virginia resident has died from an infection involving a waterborne bacteria that eats flesh. The person came into contact with the flesh-eating Vibrio bacteria. Virginia Department of Health officials weren't releasing the person's name or other ...
How Beef Jerky Might Affect the Risk of Mania
Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is ...
Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Found In Discovery Bay, Area East Of Brentwood
Mosquitoes found in two locations in eastern Contra Costa County have tested positive for West Nile virus, county officials said Thursday. The infected mosquitoes were found in traps in Discovery Bay and in an agricultural area east of Brentwood and ...
Bat attack victim hopes others learn from her horrifying ordeal
patty andrews 2_1532049637280.JPG.jpg Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Patty Andrews was attacked by a rabid bat on Monday, and describes the ...
High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer, especially aggressive tumors
Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan ...
Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds
Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine over standard, proven cancer treatments are more likely to die, researchers reported Thursday. Complementary medicine did no apparent harm if people used it alongside conventional surgery, chemotherapy ...
The myth of the sunscreen pill
(CNN) If you heard that a dietary supplement would "strengthen your skin's defenses against ultraviolet radiation," "defend your skin and eyes from sun damage" or act as "basically an oral sunscreen," would you think it was too good to be true? That's ...