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Martins Ferry Times Leader
Warrior Woman: Battling breast cancer, treasuring blessings
Pink lights illuminate the walkway leading to Traci DeWeese's front door where a pink wreath hangs. The 45-year-old Priceville woman — known for her caring and giving spirit — installed the lights a week after undergoing her first chemotherapy ...
Marijuana caused more damage to teens' brains than alcohol, study finds
Marijuana use may pose a greater risk to the developing brains of teenagers than alcohol consumption, according to a new study this week. The analysis, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that cannabis had greater short and ...
North Carolina man dies after being bitten by fire ants
A Franklinton family is warning others after the death of a father and husband. Floyd Edwards died September 28 after his family said he had an allergic reaction following a fire ant bite. "There ain't no telling how many times he got bit by fire ants ...
Flu can be a killer, but some refuse to take a shot
Latasha Haynes was 34 when she almost died of the flu last year. What started as a little coughing and fatigue ended with two blood transfusions and a diagnosis of congestive heart failure weeks later. Flu had caused damage to her heart muscles and the ...
FDA approves use of HPV vaccine for adults 27 to 45
WASHINGTON — The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the use of a human papillomavirus vaccine called Gardasil 9 for men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. The FDA previously approved the HPV vaccine for people age 9 to ...
Virginia health officials say record number of human West Nile cases reported in state
Heads up, Virginians: The Virginia Department of Health reported this week a record number of human West Nile cases have occurred in the state this year. On Friday, the Virginia Department of Health announced that 38 cases of the West Nile virus in ...
Do Vitamin D Supplements Help Your Bones? Not According To A New Study
Before you spend any money to buy and take Vitamin D supplements to help your bones, you may want to bone up on the available scientific evidence. That's what Mark J Bolland, PhD and Andrew Grey, MD from the University of Auckland in New Zealand ...
Why You Probably Don't Need to Do a Breast Self-Exam–and What Doctors Say to Do Instead
If you're anxious about performing a breast self-exam (BSE) or embarrassed about skipping it for months at a time, don't beat yourself up. Major medical organizations no longer recommend BSE as a screening tool for early breast cancer detection in ...
Outbreak News Today
6 Minnesota kids diagnosed with rare, paralyzing disorder
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare disorder that causes paralysis after six Minnesota children were diagnosed with the disease in recent weeks. The disorder is called acute flaccid myelitis ...
New York Post
LA is suffering from a typhus outbreak at 'epidemic levels'
New York Post
A typhus outbreak in Los Angeles has reached “epidemic levels” — and some experts are blaming the shocking scourge on the city's ever-expanding homeless population. Twenty cases of the rare, flea-borne infectious disease– associated with poor sanitary ...