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Adenovirus infection kills 9th child at long-term care center in New Jersey
A ninth child has died of respiratory illness at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Haskell section of Wanaque, the state's Department of Health announced Sunday morning,. The latest victim was someone who had a confirmed case of ...
Why peanut reactions have become 'almost epidemic'—and what to do about food allergies
Among children, allergies to peanuts and other types of food continues to climb, but experts say there is some progress in controlling or preventing life-threatening reactions. A food allergy, defined as a reaction that occurs when the immune system ...
Why some terminal patients feel alienated by Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a designation meant to increase public knowledge about a disease that is predicted to kill 40,920 women in the U.S. this year. Most Americans know about Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the hard-to-miss pink ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Commentary: No time like the present for a flu shot
Salt Lake Tribune
The 2017-2018 flu season resulted in more than 700,000 hospitalizations in the United States, and 183 deaths in children. Overall hospitalization rates (for all ages) during 2017-18 were the highest ever recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Do a third of adults in Nigeria suffer from high blood pressure?
Dr Okechukwu Ogah of the Nigerian Cardiac Society said one in three adults in Nigeria had high blood pressure, or hypertension. A 2015 review of Nigerian research on hypertension found 28.9% of people aged 20 or older had the condition. An author of ...
New Castle News
Breast cancer awareness | Mastectomy or lumpectomy?: Surgical decisions mean doctors serve as educators, counselors
New Castle News
It has been more than five years since actress Angelina Jolie announced she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy to decrease breast cancer risk, and area surgeons say they can still see its effects. Although researchers found there was no ...
Cigarette pictorial warning labels most effective way to get people to quit smoking
Washington: According to a recent study, images of diseased body parts and smoking horror stories told by real people would be most influential in getting smokers to stop smoking. At least 120 countries around the world require pictorial warning labels ...
DR Congo Ebola death toll rises to 170
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 170 lives, health authorities said on Sunday. The health ministry said in a bulletin they had recorded 267 cases including 170 deaths. Authorities had put the toll at 164 on Friday.
Diabetes drug may help prevent blindness: study
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Researchers from China's Taiwan Province have found that a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness, the American Academy ...
World Psoriasis Day: 5 everyday problems people with this skin condition has to face
It affects the person in a psychological way that is difficult to understand or emphasise with unless you have been close to someone who dealt (or deals) with the problem or your are the one suffering from the same. Debjani Arora | Updated: October 29 ...