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First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 17 mins ago - 16 reports

‘Obesity puts you at greater risk of cancer’

SummaryAround 5.24 million people were identified at 16 years or more and followed for an average of 7.5 years.Being overweight and obese put people at a greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to UK study — published in medical ... [Published Indian Express - 17 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 19 mins ago - 21 reports

Genotype-Based Treatment Approved for Type 1 Gaucher Disease

-FDA and Sanofi on Tuesday announced the approval of eliglustat, or Cerdelga, for the long-term treatment of adults with type 1 Gaucher disease who have a certain drug-metabolizing-enzyme genotype.Eliglustat, a glucosylceramide analog, was designed to ... [Published Noodls - 19 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 7 reports

Seals and Sea Lions Brought Tuberculosis to the Americas Before Europeans

What do Andrew Jackson, George Orwell, Jane Austen, John Keats, Franz Kafka, and Eleanor Roosevelt have in common with seals? Tuberculosis, as it turns out.According to a Nature paper published today, seals and sea lions carried a strain of tuberculosis ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 37 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 24 reports

Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus

An experimental drug designed to halt replication of the deadly Marburg virus - a relative of Ebola - has proved effective in monkeys, even after they had been infected for…Click to Continue » ... [Published McClatchy DC - 26 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 66 reports

Patient in Sacramento tested for Ebola

(SACRAMENTO BEE) Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday as health officials announced that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.Doctors at ... [Published WorldNetDaily - 27 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 60 reports

Salmonella infection scare in some nut butter products

Sajila Saseendran / 21 August 2014Dubai Municipality has not received any recall alertA preliminary investigation by the Dubai Municipality on Wednesday found no nut butter products linked to an international recall due to salmonella infection in the ... [Published Khaleej Times - 28 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 10 reports

AFP - Health-Norway-US-Japan-Germany-science-cancer-trend

Health-Norway-US-Japan-Germany-science-cancer-trendContributed by NAMPA / AFP.Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer: studyWASHINGTON, Aug 20, 2014 (AFP) - Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 31 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 6 reports

Ebola crisis: Trail of death suggests killer virus has spread to FIFTH Africa nation

Democratic Republic of Congo sent its health minister and a team of experts to a remote northern province after several people were discovered dead there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms.The country is now awaiting confirmation as to whether the ... [Published Daily Express - 43 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 12 reports

nSpired Natural Foods Issues Recall Over Salmonella Concern

There is an important recall for parents to keep in mind when packing school lunches for their kids.Nspired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters.The company says some batches may be ... [Published KDKA - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Salmonella, Hornady, Vizio
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 13 reports

Guinea: Up to 30,000 in need of Ebola drugs by now: analysis

Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone 08/20/2014 17:18 GMT PARIS, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - Up to 30,000 people would have required Ebola drugs in the west African outbreak by now, according to a scientific attempt ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 2 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 11 reports

All 365 of Sierra Leone’s Ebola-related deaths pinned on one healer

16:58Reuters / Tarik JasarevicSierra Leone’s Ebola crisis has been traced back to a single healer in an isolated border village, who had claimed to be in possession of special powers to cure the deadly disease that started penetrating the border, it has ... [Published Russia Today - 3 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 86 reports

Liberia slum sealed to halt Ebola

Security forces have blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola. A woman who called into a local radio station's breakfast programme said she was blocked in traffic because there was ... [Published Irish Independent - 7 hours ago]

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"Jim Kelly was evaluated yesterday at the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, three months after having completed the radiation and chemotherapy protocol designed to treat his recurrent sinus cancer. Dr. Peter Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute, stated that, 'The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal. Further, on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer.'"
Dr Kelly added, "Project Jacob Hope is a broad program of which this collaboration with FSHD Global Research is just one part. We are investigating the same technology to treat a range of other muscular dystrophies as well as neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's. A related study we have initiated in Australia that we find particularly exciting is that of using this technology to promote the activity of inherent neural stem cells in order to restore function to brain, spinal cord and nerve tissue injured by trauma or stroke."
...Emilio Emini , senior vice president of Vaccine ResearchResearch and Development for Pfizer . "Both the acceptance of Pfizer's Biologics License Application today, and its Priority Review designation, are significant regulatory milestones that underscore the importance of our efforts to expedite the approval and subsequent availability of our meningococcal B vaccine for U S adolescents." About rLP2086 Pfizer's investigational meningococcal B vaccine is composed of two recombinant LP2086 antigens, or factor H binding proteins (fHBP)...
"The older population is much more vulnerable, and there has been a question in our field whether we should be recommending more exercise in these older folks" Perez said

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My Life Change: True wellness or an absence of ... [Published Southern Highland News - 14 mins ago]
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Cancer Patient is the Subject of Beautiful Anim... [Published West Elgin Chronicle - 15 mins ago]
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Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story [Published Merced Sun-Star - 15 mins ago]
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Light: A Window to Pain in the Brain? [Published Pro Health Network - 17 mins ago]
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Laser device may end pin pricks, improve qualit... [Published Princeton University Top Stories - 15 mins ago]
Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves ...
Common Infections Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids [Published UCSF News - 26 mins ago]
A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. ...
Confusing Drug Names May Lead to More Prescript... [Published Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog - 45 mins ago]
Prescription drug injuries are becoming more and more common as pharmacies try to meet the increasing demands of their customers without hiring additional staff members. While there are several potential causes for a pharmacy misfill, one recent article ...
Ebola Death Count Surpasses 1,200 [Published Breitbart Feed - 51 mins ago]
Ebola killed 84 in the first three days of this week, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health body, said Tuesday. The total number of confirmed deaths due to the Ebola virus has now risen to 1,229, according to WHO . Of the 84 new ...
Liberia: INTERVIEW: UN System Coordinator on Eb... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone 20 August 2014 – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its response to the unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the wider United Nations, led ...
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WHO says experimental drugs should be used in w... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 12 2014]
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