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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

20 confirmed cases of measles in Hennepin Co. children, MDH says

The Minnesota Department of Health is urging parents and health care providers to keep an eye out for potential cases of measles and to help make sure as many children are vaccinated against the illn...

Tick prevention around your yard and home

Outdoor workers face a variety of hazards on the job. Beyond the usual suspects – severe weather, extreme temperatures, and traffic – an additional concern may be present: ticks. Ticks may be infecte...

This Caterpillar Could Aid in Ridding the World of Plastic Waste

A caterpillar that can eat plastic and produce an industrially useful compound while doing so could take a bite out of the global scourge of plastic trash, a new study finds. Plastics typically resis...

Teen denied new lungs due to marijuana traces found in system dies after transplant surger...

A young man who was denied a double lung transplant in Utah after doctors found trace amounts of marijuana in his system has died from complications of the life-saving procedure he finally received i...

Loose those extra kilos as obesity is more dangerous than diabetes

It's no secret that the U.S. is in the middle of an obesity epidemic, and now new preliminary research from the Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine breaks down just how bad th...

Colorado may dump its pot czar job

DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the first two months of 2017. Combined sales of medic...

Indiana gets $10.9M to battle opioid epidemic

America's opioid crisis keeps getting worse. More than 33,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2015, the highest on record, and millions still abuse the drugs. Efforts to control the epidemic ...

York-Poquoson Sheriff taking back unwanted prescription drugs

According to Sheriff Howard Niemeier, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., residents will be able to drop off prescription drugs on the first floor of the fiscal courthouse. Niemeier said this is the seventh ...

Prostate cancer screening rates have stabilized in recent years

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer type in men and is the second cause of death, due to cancer, in patients over 50, after lung cancer. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a widely used tumor m...

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi chosen to test first malaria vaccine

Health cabinet secretary Cleopa Mailu speaks on April 24, 2017 during a high-level forum with senior malaria leaders Co-hosted by WHO and the Ministry of health at a Nairobi hotel. PHOTO | DENNIS ONS...

Frito-Lay jalapeño potato chips recalled over salmonella concerns

We could all use a little extra motivation to put down the chips now and then, but this isn't exactly what we had in mind. Frito-Lay is recalling two types of jalapeño-flavored chips — Lay's Kettle C...

Higher Education: It’s time for medical marijuana proponents to take the next step.

No doctor has been certified in Ohio to recommend cannabis, no continuing education seminar has been officially sanctioned, and formal rules to govern those who wish to prescribe medical marijuana ar...

Pregnant women should ask about prenatal STD testing

SAN BERNARDINO >> With the highest levels of treatable sexually transmitted disease cases in county history, San Bernardino County Public Health officials are organizing a community task force ...

Health Highlights: April 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – The ex-CEO of litigation funder Juridica Asset Management Ltd. and a team from Boies Schiller Flexner have teamed up with the Cherokee Nation to sue major pharmaceutical distributors ...

Surgeon May Have Performed Liposuction Without License In Pole Barn

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — The Allegan County Health Department is warning residents about a doctor performing liposuction surgery in a pole barn without a legal business license. The procedures happene...

Frito-Lay recalls jalapeño-flavored chips due to potential salmonella risk

Miss Vickie's is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning used in the product. The company says the recall ...

Diet soda possible association with stroke, dementia

A new study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia. (Handout / Tribune News Service). Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past...

Ohio health officials do not inspect nursing homes appropriately

A newspaper reports that Ohio is among the U.S. states with the worst records for keeping up with nursing home inspections. | April 23, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; C...

Psychiatrists Debate Trump’s Mental Health

Some U.S. psychiatrists at a conference held at Yale's School of Medicine on Thursday sounded the alarm that they have reasons to believe that President Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness.”...

Excessive Cellphone Use Gave Man a Tumor, Italian Court Rules

An Italian court has decided that inordinate, business related utilization of a cell phone made an official build up a benevolent mind tumor. In what could turn into a historic point managing, the co...