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Many Cancer Docs Don't Discuss Costs of Pricey Gene Tests

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:26

Genomic tests on cancer cells can help determine which types of treatment might work, and which ones might not. However, such testing can be expensive, and not all tests and related treatments are covered by health insurance, the researchers noted.

One Dead in Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:13

Ground beef tainted with salmonella has led to 10 known infections across six states, including eight people so ill they had to be hospitalized, and one death.

High-Tech Pacifier Might Monitor Baby's Blood Sugar

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:46

While baby sucks on the pacifier, it collects saliva, tests the sugar (glucose) levels and wirelessly sends results to a receiver that a parent/caregiver can see.

ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:37

However, the rate among children remains much higher than in adults.

With Time Change, Use That Extra Hour for Sleep

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:35

If you're sleep-deprived and want to get an extra hour of sleep when daylight saving time ends, the academy suggests this strategy.

Recall: Frozen Berries Sold at Aldi and Raley’s

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:31

People who catch hepatitis A typically get sick 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water.

Nestlé Recalls Cookie Dough for Contamination

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:41

Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products because they may be contaminated with rubber pieces.

Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:22

That's because measles virus attacks the cells that serve as the immune system's memory, wiping out established resistance to disease, a pair of new studies report.

Simple Fix Freed This Boy's Tongue Trapped in Bottle

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:16

The boy was trying to get the last drop of juice when his tongue created a vacuum and he couldn't get it out of the bottle.

Deep Sleep May 'Rinse' Day's Toxins From Brain

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:57

The deep stages of sleep may give the brain a chance to wash itself free of potentially toxic substances, a new study suggests.

Sooner Is Usually Better for Gallbladder Surgery

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 16:47

Doctors may typically hold off on operating until gallbladder inflammation has gone down and antibiotics have started working on an infection. But the study found that waiting more than 72 hours for surgery led to a higher rate of complications and longer hospital stays.

'I Wish I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 16:40

Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness of the killer disease.

Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 16:36

Tests with rats and pig tissues showed that the tape can tightly seal tissues, such as the lungs and intestines, within 5 seconds, according to the study published Oct. 30 in the journal Nature.

Can Psychedelic Ayahuasca Help With Depression?

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:30

Some people are trying the psychedelic tea to heal depression, addiction, and PTSD as researchers study whether it has potential health ben

Orders Changed After Calorie Counts Added to Menus

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:38

Customers ate slightly fewer calories after a fast-food chain started including calories on its menus, but the impact weakened over time, researchers found.

Juul Shipped Tainted Products, Lawsuit Alleges

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:47

Nearly one million tainted nicotine pods were knowingly distributed by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, a former company finance executive claims in a lawsuit.

Test Given at 8 May Predict Brain Health in Old Age

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:42

If you were good with words and puzzles at age 8, you're likely to fare well on tests of mental acuity at age 70, too.

Tainted Fecal Transplant Killed One Patient

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:34

Two patients who received fecal transplants suffered infections from drug-resistant E. coli, and one of them died from their infection.

Juul Shipped Tainted Products, Lawsuit Alleges

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 09:43

Nearly one million tainted nicotine pods were knowingly distributed by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, a former company finance executive claims in a lawsuit.

Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health for Miles Around

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:05

Firefighters this month have been battling blazes from one end of California to the other. The whipping winds fanning the flames have helped distribute noxious particles far and wide.