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First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim underway


The plaintiffs will next have to prove Roundup caused cancer in specific people whose cases will be selected for test trials, a phase Chhabria in his Tuesday opinion called a "daunting challenge". The trial is expected to last about a month. St. Louis-based Monsanto developed glyphosate in the 1970s, and the weed killer is now sold in more than 160 countries. Read More »

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay £3.6bn in talc asbestos cancer case

Louis, was comprised of $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages, according to an online broadcast of the trial by Courtroom View Network. Rebecca Rennison, director of public affairs and services, said: "Various studies have shown a link between using talcum powder between the legs and ovarian cancer". Read More »

CDC warns 'do not eat' Honey Smacks after salmonella cases reach 100


No deaths have been reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, since their last update on June 14th, new cases were reported in Florida and Colorado, and an additional 27 people have fallen ill. This comes as the federal agency continues to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella . "Additionally, the public is urged to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region". Read More »

Some valsartan medicines recalled amid impurity concerns


The products are sold globally, which has led to a worldwide recall on a country-by-country basis. The recall was issued by the manufacturers of several drugs involving five companies. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said the 178,536 patients will be able to ask for new prescriptions or get new pills at pharmacies to replace 115 drugs containing Chinese-made Valsartan. Read More »

First positive West Nile mosquito pool found


The New Jersey Department of Health reported that there have been eight samples across five states that have tested positive, but that as of June 9 no reports of any human cases. Due to the high mortality rate of horses that contract the disease, owners are encouraged to make sure their horses are kept current with their West Nile virus vaccinations. Read More »

Couple Considers Divorce To Help Pay Daughter’s Medical Bills


Brighton suffers from a genetic chromosomal disorder known as Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome and is in need of round-the-clock care. Developmentally still a newborn, Brighton requires around-the-clock attention. "We just have struggled and struggled with it". "I used to get anxiety just opening the mail because I was scared of what would come or what bill would come or what denial would come", Maria Grey said. Read More »

Multivitamins don’t lower heart disease risk, study finds


That is especially true of supplement users living in Europe and Japan. "I hope our study findings help decrease the hype around multivitamin and mineral supplements and encourage people to use proven methods to reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases - such as eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising and avoiding tobacco", said Kim. Read More »

News Pamela Anderson Condemns US Opposition to Breastfeeding Resolution by Anna Starostinetskaya


However, according to the Times , the USA did successfully strike some language that would have provided technical support for nations seeking to stop "inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children". Starting infants out on a substitute in a maternity ward can make breastfeeding more hard for mothers later. A World Health Organization meet which was expected to pass smoothly a resolution to support breast-feeding, turned nasty when the USA attempted to block it. Read More »

Babies Given Solid Foods Sooner May Sleep Better, Study Shows


Researchers from King's College London and St George's University of London studied 1,303 exclusively breastfed three-month-olds from England and Wales and divided them into two groups. Of course, let's not forget the official advice, and that is to breastfeed your child for his six months of life - exclusively. 'We found a small but significant increase in sleep duration and less frequent waking at night. Read More »

Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in NJ

In other words, it's a flesh-eating bacterial infection . Vibrio usually infects a person who eats raw or undercooked shellfish but can also sicken a person who has an open wound in salt water. With the prognosis still unknown, the Perez family is praying Angel leaves the hospital with his life and limbs. She now has a rash on her leg, and her leg [had] painful swelling, ' Perez-Dilan said. Read More »

The fitness app has revealed details of secret military bases


It allows users to track their fitness and sleep activity, analyze their progress, set fitness targets and get guidance, and connect with other fitness enthusiasts. Investigators at Dutch news website De Correspondent and Leicester-based site Bellingcat were also able to identify the names of personnel at these sites, The Daily Telegraph reports . Read More »

FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea


Symptoms related to the outbreak began on May 14. The veggie packs have a "best if enjoyed by" date of June 17, 2018, or earlier, according to a June 15 release by the Food and Drug Administration . However, anyone who purchased these trays before the recall should immediately throw them away and clean and disinfect anything they came into contact with. Read More »

HIV vaccine shows 'promising results in humans'


Barouch and colleagues found that, among 393 participants in the APPROACH trial receiving at least one dose of study vaccine , the mosaic adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) plus high-dose gp140 boost vaccine produced the greatest immune responses in humans - with antibody responses in 100% of participants at week 52, and T-cell responses in 83% at week 50. Read More »

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick


The new justice can be expected to cast crucial votes on other matters of national importance including gay rights, gun control, the death penalty and voting rights. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. Not long after Schumer spoke, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the "far left" of engaging in "scare tactics" over the nominee. Read More »

Touching video captures 4-year-old's first steps after life-changing surgery


Little Maya, affectionately called "Mighty Miss Maya" by her family, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one. Maya, who is four, had to use canes and walkers to move around before her surgery. The Michigan girl traveled to St. Louis in March to undergo selective dorsal rhizotomy, which doctors predicted would allow her to walk independently for the first time after undergoing extensive physical therapy. Read More »

Johns Hopkins Hospital building evacuated for hazmat situation Thursday


The sample was "equivalent to a few drops", according to Dr. Landon King , executive vice dean of the school. "As a cautionary measure, both Cancer Research Buildings have been evacuated". It has always been on the decline in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were 9,272 U.S. cases in 2016. In the United States, however, it's steadily become a rarity. Read More »

Joey Chestnut eats record 74 hot dogs for 11th title


In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels , including ESPN 2 . Shea says both Chestnut and Cincotti were adamant about their scores, which were certified by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Read More »

'Fish Pedicure' Causes Woman to Lose Her Toenails


The weird beauty practice has people rest their feet in tubs of lukewarm water while tiny fish called Garra rufa nibble at their toes - exfoliating the skin by sucking off dead cells. Dr. Lipner continued that her patient's case could be the first incident where onychomadesis occurred due to a fish pedicure. Lipner noticed that several of the woman's toenails had started separating from the nail beds. Read More »

Communities celebrate on eve of 4th of July


General admission is free. Chestertown's fireworks will begin at 9:20 Chester River, Wilmer Park. Area will be closed off at 6 fence off the launch area. In Iowa, last Independence Day was the first in 80 years residents could use fireworks legally. "I get a lot of phone calls on the Fourth of July, and it's really sad", said Bawol. Read More »

Hours Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk in Women


The study suggests that people should balance their work and life to avoid such risks. Previous research has found a link between long working hours and the risk of diabetes, however most of this has focused exclusively on men . Dr Mahee Girbert-Ouimet, who led the study, said that the findings indeed roll down to the fact that the female workers tend to have added responsibility of running their house, apart from the office work. Read More »

The source of a springtime food poisoning outbreak has been found


From March 13 to June 27, five people died and 210 people in 36 states have become ill from the bacteria, which put nearly 100 people in the hospital, the U.S. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration are cautioning people to avoid romaine lettuce unless they can be certain it wasn't grown in the Yuma area. Read More »

West Nile Virus Activity Detected in Mosquitoes in Northern Indiana


No human cases of the virus have turned up this year in Pennsylvania, but in previous years, humans have contracted the disease. "But obviously our major message here is do everything you can to prevent being bitten by a mosquito". Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and late evening, so be careful during those times. Maintain window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of buildings. Read More »

Human lifespan has no fixed limit, say scientists


A new study of very old Italians has found something very odd indeed - the risk of dying seems to "level out" after 105. She has a 50% chance of living until she is 118. After that, the rate of increase began to slow. The Guardian quoted Jan Vijg, a geneticist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY as saying, "It seems rather far-fetched that after increasing exponentially, the chance of dying should suddenly stop in its tracks". Read More »

Brain-dead girl dies in California after 5 years


Nailah Winkfield said doctors declared her daughter Jahi McMath dead from excessive bleeding and liver failure after an operation to treat an intestinal issue. "These last four-and-a-half years have not been easy", Winkfield said. She filed a medical malpractice suit against the Children's Hospital in Oakland, prompting a judge to ask a jury past year to decide in the matter. Read More »

Parents, Pay Attention: Mom's Warning About Playground Slides Goes Viral


But this is not the case, and Heather Clare has taken to Facebook to warn parents about how this practice actually leads to thousands of injured children. "Not even her twin brother". Once the break had healed, her mother explains, Meadow had to go to physical therapy to "strengthen the leg and to learn how to crawl and walk properly with it". Read More »

Amazon is buying PillPack


The company's services are aimed at people who take multiple medications, delivering drugs in pre-sorted dose packages. Most immediately, the move represents a formidable challenge to pharmacy chains including Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Read More »

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates


Over 7 percent of female flight attendants had been diagnosed with those cancers, compared to just under 2 percent of other women. Mordukhovich found higher prevalence of breast, melanoma, uterine, gastrointestinal, thyroid and cervical cancers among the flight attendants compared to the general public. Read More »

Exposure to radiation, carcinogens puts flight attendants at high risk of cancer

She said circadian rhythm disruption, or sleep deprivation and irregular schedules, both at home and work may contribute to the higher risks of breast cancer . Participants had an average age of 51 and had been in the profession for just over 20 years. This was compared with data from 23,729 men and women with similar economic status who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey during the same years. Read More »

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug


Nasdaq-listed GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own marijuana plants in glass houses in Britain, hopes the drug will be approved in the United Kingdom next year. The DEA did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. The FDA signed off on the use of Epidiolex, a drug from Britain's GW Pharmaceuticals, to treat two kinds of epilepsy. Read More »

FDA approves marijuana drug


These illnesses can be fatal, and if a person survives through childhood, they often cause life-long disability. An estimated 30,000 children and adults suffer from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and fewer from Dravet syndrome. Nine states plus Washington , D.C., have legalized medical marijuana , and the FDA said even more are considering it, particularly after it approved Epidolex. Read More »

Woman's disturbing discovery after noticing lump on face


Ten days after that, it had grossly swollen her upper lip. On subsequent DNA testing of the removed parasite, it was clear that the worm was a nematode parasite typically called Dirofilaria repens . But dirofilariasis (the infection caused by these worms) is still more common in humans than you'd want it to be. The doctors used local anaesthesia, gripped onto the bulge and pulled out the parasite using forceps. Read More »

Smoking reaching all-time low with US adults, government report shows


K. Michael Cummings, from the Tobacco Research Program at the Medical University of SC, stated that everything is pointing in the right direction, including the declining cigarette sales and other indicators. Smoking was practically allowed in almost every location from airplanes, offices, restaurants, and even in hospital settings. The American Cancer Society recently argued the use of harm reduction devices like a vape should be encouraged for smokers as a way to accelerate annual declines ... Read More »

Odisha soaks in Yoga Day celebration


The world has embraced Yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which International Day of Yoga has been marked every year. Modern Western references such as the Oxford English Dictionary define yoga as a "spiritual and ascetic discipline" which includes "breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures". Read More »

NGO Set To Tackle Sickle Cell Disease


Initiative for the Prevention and Cure of Sickle Cell Anaemia (IPCSCA), has vowed to tackle headlong the prevention and eradication of sickle cell Anaemia. "This plan should entails early diagnosis with newborn screening, while the main target should be the mothers who are AS genotype carrier". As parents, it's our responsibility to request a sickle cell test when our babies have been born. Read More »

Atul Gawande named CEO of Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan health care venture


Dr. Atul Gawande has been named CEO of the new healthcare company founded by Berkshire Hathaway , Amazon, and JP Morgan. Leaders of the three companies have said little about how their venture plans to tackle this problem, but they have noted that it will take time to figure out solutions, a point they emphasized again on Wednesday. Read More »

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation at border


The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two bills created to end family separations formally and deal with other immigration issues. McConnell said all Republicans in the upper chamber are in favor of stopping immigrant children from being separated from their parents at the border. Read More »

ER doctor caught on video cursing out patient is suspended


Samuel was rushed to El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos , California , after suffering from a severe anxiety attack and passing out following his school's first summer basketball workout on June 11. Keegstra is contracted by, to suspend her from all of their hospital's facilities. El Camino Hospital released a statement saying Keegstra has been "removed from the work schedule, pending further investigation". Read More »

World Health Organization Officially Recognizes ‘Gaming Disorder’


The World Health Organization now considers Gaming Disorder a unique mental health condition in the latest revision to its disease classification manual. Roughly how many hours a week do you play games? Those behaviours, according to the World Health Organization, can significantly impair people's personal, family, social, educational, occupational and other important areas of functioning. Read More »

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition


Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports . "Studies suggest that gaming disorder affects only a small proportion of people who engage in digital- or video-gaming activities", explained the WHO . It means you're unlikely to claim any disability benefits because you game a lot , because you're all a balanced lot who play games in a healthy way. Read More »

Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

Said Vladimir Poznyak, a member of the WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to CNN . The World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) publication, now in version ICD-11 and first known as the International List of Causes of Death when it was adopted back in 1893, is created to make cross-border statistical reporting and treatment easier by ensuring that everyone is using the same terms with the same definitions. Read More »

Theresa May promises £20 billion 'birthday' investment in NHS


Other suggestions for where the money might come from include changes to taxation-either freezing tax thresholds or increasing taxes in order to raise the money-and from increasing borrowing. But it's right that we must recognise the impact social care has on the NHS, and the way in which these work together. Asked whether he was ready to defeat the government, he replied: "The group is quite determined that the meaningful vote pledge that was given to us has got to be fulfilled - I think ... Read More »

In afterglow of E3 show, World Health Organization labels compulsive game playing an addiction

A diagnosis would have to include evidence of this type of behavior lasting for more than 12 months , the organization said. Still, there is a lot we don't yet understand about gaming disorder . The American Psychiatric Association identified "Internet Gaming Disorder" as an area for further study in the 2013 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , the central resource for identifying and diagnosing disorders in the United States. Read More »

Video Game Addiction is Real Disease

Those who partake in gaming should be aware of time spent on gaming activity when it excludes other daily activities. The hallmark of the disorder is that playing games overtakes other desires, and that it continues or escalates despite negative consequences. Read More »

Black Death: Idaho boy is struck down with plague


The Idaho health department said plague was found in the state in 2015 and 2016 in squirrels. A boy in Idaho is recovering after being diagnosed with the plague, health officials have revealed. Do not feed rodents in picnic or campground areas and never handle sick or dead rodents. See your doctor if you have any unexplained illness involving a sudden and severe fever after being in a plague-endemic area. Read More »

Jada Pinkett Smith & Daughter Willow Get Candid About Orgasms in New Video


Willow says that when it comes to her and Telana's friendship, the two are completely open about sex with one another. I actually think I went through kind of an addiction, too with it ... Jada explains that many people may not understand the struggle, but she does, and she is grateful that she made her way through her own struggles. Read More »

Salmonella in cut melons sickens 60 people, CDC says


There have been 60 people reported infected and 31 people hospitalized with salmonella infection in five Midwestern states, said the CDC. -Food involved: Pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing any one of these melons. Read More »