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Monday, February 20, 2017

AL Health Department still advising flu shots

This year's flu vaccine is the most effective in years - even though it only works half the time, figures reveal. The current influenza vaccine has been about 48 percent effective in preventing the v...

State report shows slight uptick in reportable hospital errors

MINNESOTA — Minnesota's Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state's hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of ...

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug With a Very Serious Side Effect

Siliq was approved for patients with plaque psoriasis who have failed to respond to other systemic therapies. (HealthDay News) — The injected drug Siliq (brodalumab) has been approved by the US Food ...

CDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns

Multiple reports reveal CDC researchers have been struggling with the faulty air hoses for four years before officials considered replacing them. Work at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Berea, Ohio Couple Charged After 7-Year-Old Overdoses on Heroin

The parents of a 7-year-old Ohio boy have been arrested and charged for his heroin overdose! Sicko parents Charles Dowdy and Danielle Simko are currently being held on $150,000 bond for drug possessi...

Mass. opioid deaths rose higher in 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – New statistics from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health show opioid-related deaths in the state are on the rise. Related: Report shows opioid deaths on the rise....

Face transplant recipient ecstatic with his new look

ROCHESTER, Minn. - For the past 10 years, 32-year-old Andy Sandness has been faced with the worst mistake he's ever made. He was 21, battling depression and so he decided to shoot himself in the face...

#TFNY: First-Look at Spin Master’s Rusty Rivets Toys!

Open the box and the toy creature inside starts to peck its way out of the shell until it hatches. Once out it becomes a virtual pet that sings, plays and laughs with youngsters. At this year's New Y...

New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just bad bugs, but can it stop Zika?

A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape and even record the exact weather conditions when different species...

Woman, 75, rescued after found ‘molded’ to chair for nearly a year

Neighbors watched Thursday night as this home on Burnham green road in Springfield Township was surrounded by emergency personal who were all wearing hazmat suits. "It looked like a scene out of e-t ...

Couple announces twins with touching photo of more than 400 IVF needles

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Texas couple's pregnancy announcement after a long struggle with fertility issues featured their 452 IVF needles -- and two onesies for their coming twins. Lauren Walker, 28, annou...

Gluten Free Diet Might Be Rich in Toxic Metals

Scientists have discovered that those going gluten-free have double the amount of arsenic in their body due to the wide use of rice. Photo / 123RF. Gluten-free diets have taken off rapidly in the pas...

Race in the Rock River Valley: African-Americans, Hispanics more likely than whites to hav...

Alzheimer's disease and depression present with similar symptoms, making it difficult to tell the disorders apart. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that SPECT imaging...

Armchair diagnosing Donald Trump with mental illness does a terrible disservice to psychol...

The Goldwater Rule is one of the more obscure elements of psychiatric ethics. Put in place by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1973, the rule simply states that a psychiatrist shouldn't ...

Chronicle AM: AL Bill Has Mandatory Life w/o Parole for Possessing Ounce of Fentanyl, More...

Starting with groundbreaking discoveries to agricultural and technical innovation, Israel is a central hub for advancing medical cannabis for the world. Twitter · Facebook · Google Plus · Email · Lin...

64-year-old woman gives birth to healthy twins in Spain

(CBS) - A 64-year-old Spanish woman has successfully given birth to a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. It's the woman's second successful pregnancy in the past 6 years - she gave birth to her first d...

Dental health clinic’s care spreads by word of mouth

#February is National Children's Dental Health Month. To celebrate the Columbia River Gorge area has a host of oral health opportunities for youth in the community. #One Community Health (OCH) hosted...

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, February 16, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valeant's Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection. Suicidal ideation....

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

A team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Research (IBS), succeeded in editing two genes that contribute to the fat contents of soybean oil using the new CRISPR-Cp...

A couple just made a big announcement in a stunning way

A Texas woman, who struggled to conceive for two years, announced that she is pregnant with twins after several fertility treatments in a heartwarming Facebook post. Lauren Walker, who is now 13 week...