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Johnson & Johnson Offers Ohio Counties $20 Million As Settlement

Johnson & Johnson Offers Ohio Counties $20 Million As Settlement

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its pharmaceutical subsidiary, Janssen, have offered two Ohio counties $20.4 million in a bid to remove itself from an upcoming federal trial. The settlements with Cuyahoga and Summit counties... 
Novartis Halts Distribution Of Popular Heartburn Drug

Novartis Halts Distribution Of Popular Heartburn Drug

Novartis AG’s (NYSE: NVS) Sandoz unit is halting distribution of popular heartburn drugs containing ranitidine because they may be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical. The company said that it is halting distribution... 
FDA Sued By European Doctor Over Blocked Payments, Drug Seizure

FDA Sued By European Doctor Over Blocked Payments, Drug Seizure

A European doctor is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to continue providing abortion pills to American women over the Internet. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who divides her time between Austria and the Netherlands,... 
Scientists Develop New Gel To Regrow Tooth Enamel

Scientists Develop New Gel To Regrow Tooth Enamel

Chinese scientists have uncovered a way to essentially regrow human tooth enamel. Researchers from China’s Zhejiang University and Xiamen University developed a gel that makes tooth enamel repair itself. Dr. Zhaoming Liu, a... 
Alarming Number Of Donated Kidneys Discarded

Alarming Number Of Donated Kidneys Discarded

New research is showing that many donated kidneys are being discarded in the United States when they could be used to save lives. According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal... 
Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Colon Cancer

Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Colon Cancer

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently conducted a study that appears to suggest that antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for cancer. The aim of the study, recently published online in the... 
WHO Officially Recognizes “Gaming Disorder”

WHO Officially Recognizes “Gaming Disorder”

The World Health Organization has recognized excessive video game-playing as a new addiction disorder. According to its updated diagnostic manual, the condition is now, officially, known as “gaming disorder.” This new analysis... 
China Making All Fentanyl Variants Controlled Substances

China Making All Fentanyl Variants Controlled Substances

China has announced that all fentanyl-related drugs will become controlled substances, effective May 1. Officials from three Chinese agencies, including the National Narcotics Control Commission and the Ministry of Public Security,... 
Daily Low-dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended For Most Seniors

Daily Low-dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended For Most Seniors

For years, physicians and patients alike believed low-dose aspirin would prevent any number of heart-related illnesses, like heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular disease. Doctors readily recommended a daily 75... 
Study: Hookah Tobacco Not Safer Than Cigarettes

Study: Hookah Tobacco Not Safer Than Cigarettes

A recently released scientific statement says that smoking tobacco in windpipes, water pipes or hookahs is not safer than smoking cigarettes. In fact, the statement’s authors say that hookah smokers may be inhaling toxic chemicals... 
FDA Approves New Depression Drug

FDA Approves New Depression Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat depression that is derived from an old and widely used anesthetic, ketamine. The new nasal spray treatment, called esketamine, was developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals... 
New Study Shows Dangers Of Kratom

New Study Shows Dangers Of Kratom

A new study is raising troubling questions about the safety of the herbal supplement kratom. The supplement is primarily sold through smoke shops and supplements websites which advertise it as a way to relieve pain and anxiety.... 
Johnson & Johnson Adding Prices To TV Ads

Johnson & Johnson Adding Prices To TV Ads

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will begin adding pricing information for its medicines to television commercials by next month. Ads for the popular blood thinner Xarelto will be the first to display the new information. The... 
Study: Body Fat Storage Determined By Genes

Study: Body Fat Storage Determined By Genes

Swedish researchers claim to have found genetic factors that determine whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body. After conducting a study of more than 360,000 volunteers, the researchers reportedly... 
New Jersey Surgery Center Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

New Jersey Surgery Center Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

The HealthPlus Surgery Center, located in Saddle Brook, NJ, has been in contact with more than 3,700 patients to inform them that they may have been exposed to infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV at the center. Officials... 
CDC Issues Annual Raw Cookie Dough Warning

CDC Issues Annual Raw Cookie Dough Warning

It’s that time of year again, the time when many families break out their Christmas cookie recipes and make goodies for the ones they love. Sadly, many Christmas cookies never make it from the mixing bowl to the oven, eaten as raw... 
Health Warning Issued For Male Enhancement Supplements

Health Warning Issued For Male Enhancement Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning users of a particular type of male enhancement supplement of potentially life-threatening health issues associated with the product. Users of Rhino male enhancement supplements... 
Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

Confirmed cases of a rare, polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has now risen to more than 100 nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest update “So far in 2018, there are 116... 
Adenovirus Claims 12th Victim

Adenovirus Claims 12th Victim

A University of Maryland freshman has become the 12th victim to die of complications from Adenovirus. Olivia Paregol has been named in reports as the student who died. The University of Maryland issued a letter acknowledging the death,... 
Supreme Court Lets $400 Million Lead-paint Ruling Stand

Supreme Court Lets $400 Million Lead-paint Ruling Stand

The US Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that requires Conagra Brands and Sherwin-Williams Co. to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation. Sherwin-Williams and units of Conagra had contested the ruling in separate... 
First Human Case Of Rat Disease Hepatitis E Found

First Human Case Of Rat Disease Hepatitis E Found

The world’s first human case of rat hepatitis E has been diagnosed in a 56-year-old man from Hong Kong. Chinese scientists discovered the strain of hepatitis was “highly divergent” from other strains found in humans.... 
Measles Becoming A Growing Concern Around The World

Measles Becoming A Growing Concern Around The World

More people in Europe contracted measles in the first six months of 2018 than in all of last year. The World Health Organization says more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year. The... 
NYU Offering Free Tuition To Medical Students

NYU Offering Free Tuition To Medical Students

The New York University School of Medicine has announced plans to give every student a full ride. The university will now cover the annual tuition costs of $55,018 for current and future students, regardless of need or merit. About... 
CVS MinuteClinic Telemedicine Service To Roll Out Nationwide

CVS MinuteClinic Telemedicine Service To Roll Out Nationwide

Drug store giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will be rolling out a new telemedicine service in partnership with virtual care company Teladoc in the coming months. The telemedicine service will be available at all hours every day and will... 
FDA Approves First Smallpox Drug Treatment

FDA Approves First Smallpox Drug Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically designed to treat smallpox. The drug, TPOXX, is a small-molecule antiviral treatment made by SIGA Technologies Inc. SIGA develops vaccines and medicines for... 
McDonald’s Salads Linked To Illness Outbreak

McDonald’s Salads Linked To Illness Outbreak

McDonald’s salads have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness that has sickened dozens in recent weeks. Public health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating more than 20 cases in Illinois and another 15 cases in... 
Scientists Make Breakthrough With Artificial Ovary

Scientists Make Breakthrough With Artificial Ovary

Danish scientists have made a potentially momentous breakthrough with their development of an artificial ovary created from human cells. It is hoped that this artificial ovary could be implanted back into women and restore their fertility... 
Dangerous Invasive Plant Causes Burns, Blindness

Dangerous Invasive Plant Causes Burns, Blindness

An invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and blindness has been found in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported sightings of the Giant Hogweed in Middlesex County and in Frederick County. More of the... 
Employees At Chinese Consulate Evacuated Over Mysterious Illness

Employees At Chinese Consulate Evacuated Over Mysterious Illness

The U.S. State Department has sent “a number of individuals” from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, in southern China, back to the U.S. after indications they may have been struck by a mysterious illness. State Department... 
FDA Warns Parents About Teething Medicine Risks

FDA Warns Parents About Teething Medicine Risks

Federal health officials have issued a warning to parents about the dangers of teething remedies containing a popular numbing ingredient. Products containing the drug benzocaine have been linked to rare but deadly side effects in children.... 
Death Attributed To Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

Death Attributed To Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

An unidentified person in California has been reported as the first fatality in a nationwide food poisoning outbreak from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce. The California Department of Public Health confirmed the death but did... 
Parkinson’s Drug Getting Another Look After Deaths

Parkinson’s Drug Getting Another Look After Deaths

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-examining a new Parkinson’s drug after reports of serious side effects and numerous deaths. Nuplazid, a drug approved in 2016, has been cited as a “suspect” medication... 
Alarming Number Of Women Smoke While Pregnant

Alarming Number Of Women Smoke While Pregnant

A new report put out by the government shows that alarming numbers of women are still smoking while pregnant. The report shows that just over 7 percent of women smoke tobacco while pregnant. The findings were based on birth certificate... 
Video Game May Help Suppress Schizophrenia Symptoms

Video Game May Help Suppress Schizophrenia Symptoms

An international team of researchers has found that a “computerized rocket game” was able to help patients with schizophrenia suppress one of the most damaging symptoms of the condition. The video game appeared to help... 
Three Business Titans To Tackle Health Care Costs

Three Business Titans To Tackle Health Care Costs

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) are joining forces to try to improve health care. The three companies announced that they would be forming an independent health care company for... 
This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Expected

This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Expected

The flu season has been particularly bad this year. Flu-like cases reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national network have spiked sharply over the past two weeks. Dr. Dan Jernigan of the CDC, said,... 
Raw Water Trend Emerges As New Health Craze

Raw Water Trend Emerges As New Health Craze

There is a new health trend emerging that is worrying health experts from coast to coast. Drinking “raw water” is the latest craze being touted for the “health benefits” it provides. The trend has primarily caught on over on... 
Over 500 Passengers Fall Sick Aboard Pair of Cruises

Over 500 Passengers Fall Sick Aboard Pair of Cruises

Two recent cruises by Royal Caribbean saw over 500 passengers on board become sick following outbreaks of illnesses that were stomach related, which in one case led to five people being hospitalized. After departing from Port Everglades... 
Madagascar Plague Causing Grave Dilemma

Madagascar Plague Causing Grave Dilemma

The pneumonic plague, a relative of the more well-known bubonic plague or the Black Plague, but not the same thing, is bacterial and spread from person to person through droplets in the air. It can cause death as quickly as 24 hours... 
Cook County Repeals Soda Tax After Just Two Months

Cook County Repeals Soda Tax After Just Two Months

The biggest soda tax in the U.S. went into effect just two months ago, but lawmakers in Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, voted 15 to 1 to repeal it. The tax from the start was plagued by legal challenges, glitches in its implementation,... 
New Study: Yes Coffee is Healthy

New Study: Yes Coffee is Healthy

New research suggests that drinking coffee might improve health and help people to live longer. A new observational study that involved nearly 20,000 people who drank a minimum of four cups daily showed a risk of early death that was... 
Study: Possible Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage

Study: Possible Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage

A study described by some as puzzling, of pregnancies in the U.S., found that women who miscarried from 2010 to 2012 were more apt to have had flu vaccines for two straight years that included protection from swine flu. Experts in... 
Cancer Pen Designed to Detect Tumors in Seconds During Surgery

Cancer Pen Designed to Detect Tumors in Seconds During Surgery

A medical tool that looks like a handheld pen can detect cancer cells in just seconds and help surgeons to more accurately extract tumors, said researchers on Wednesday. The tool works in real time, and its accuracy is at a minimum... 
Height Could be Linked to Risks of Blood Clots and Other Ailments

Height Could be Linked to Risks of Blood Clots and Other Ailments

The height someone is might hold clues to their risk of several health problems, like blood clots, says a new study. Height can be a predictor of risk for VTE or venous thromboembolism, more commonly called blood clots, showed a study... 
Zika Virus Being Tested for Treating Brain Cancer

Zika Virus Being Tested for Treating Brain Cancer

A dangerous virus which can give babies brain damage might offer a surprising new form of treatment for brain cancer in adults, say U.S. scientists. Up to this point, Zika has been only seen as a health threat and not a remedy. However,... 
Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Early Death Risk

Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Early Death Risk

A just published study has added to the positive news about drinking coffee. The study found that drinking between two and four cups of coffee per day was associated with an overall lower risk of death, in particular amongst drinkers... 
Allan Gifford is the youngest boy in the world with two prosthetic hands

Allan Gifford is the youngest boy in the world with two prosthetic hands

11-year-old Allan Gifford has become the youngest boy in the world with two prosthetic hands. Gifford lost both his hands following a heart condition that caused some complications. Both his hands were amputated at the age of three. Allan... 
Doctor’s attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

Doctor’s attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

New Delhi: In a bizarre incident that unfolded at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh, a doctor lunged at the hospital superintendent in a fit of rage and tried to inject him with a syringe that held HIV+ blood. Reports reveal that the doctor,... 
Hop on to the weighing scale daily to accelerate your weight loss process!

Hop on to the weighing scale daily to accelerate your weight loss process!

New Delhi: Losing weight is not an easy feat to accomplish, even when you have set a specific target. It requires hard work, discipline, dedication, immense will power and self-control. It is a slow and steady process and many people... 
Why are Indian soldiers victimised by depression, suicides? BSF turns counselor

Why are Indian soldiers victimised by depression, suicides? BSF turns counselor

New Delhi: Not just the common man but security forces guarding us are also susceptible to conditions like stress, depression and suicides. We might easily find access to therapies and counselors but for them, it is very hard as they...