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Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor

Wed, 22 May 2019 19:36:28 GMT

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University.


Measles in Maine means half the states in the US now have cases of this highly contagious disease

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:15:21 GMT

Maine health officials confirmed the first case of measles in the state, bringing the total number of states reporting the highly contagious viral disease to 25.


Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:01:17 GMT

Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.


Elementary school students gave their 83-year-old custodian a retirement ceremony fit for a king

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:01:32 GMT

Chants of "Mr. John! Mr. John!" drowned out Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" as 83-year-old school custodian John Lockett stepped into a corridor lined with adoring kids.


Vincent Lambert put back on life support as French right-to-die debate takes eleventh-hour turn

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:44:42 GMT

Hours after they began the process of allowing him to die, French doctors were ordered to restore the life support of a man in a vegetative state whose controversial case has divided his family and the public.


62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day

Thu, 23 May 2019 13:05:11 GMT

If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise.


Vermont Attorney General files suit against Sackler family for deceptive marketing

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:42:06 GMT

Vermont's attorney general is suing eight members of the Sackler family, alleging they personally oversaw Purdue Pharma's deceptive marketing of opioids.


What little kids need to know about sex

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:50:31 GMT

I live in the Bay Area, where, according to my very unscientific estimate, approximately 8 out of 10 parents self-identify as enlightened. These are the moms and dads who broach thorny topics like race, poverty and sexism with their young children, undeterred by their complexity and high stakes.


Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children's Hospital

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:41:07 GMT

Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children's hospital because of mold.


Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:36:48 GMT

As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report.


Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions

Sat, 18 May 2019 19:03:53 GMT

Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open.


Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:59:07 GMT

Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.


Women need twice as many toilets as men, say public health experts

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:16:33 GMT

Toilet provisions for women in the UK must be boosted so there are two female toilets to every male one, according to a new report on the state of public facilities.


Flu-related illness stops intake at Texas border patrol center

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:06:32 GMT

A Customs and Border Patrol station in south Texas has stopped taking detainees in for processing because some people have displayed signs of flu-related illness.


Turn up office thermostats to improve women's productivity, study suggests

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:19:26 GMT

Women often complain that the office temperature is too low -- but it's not just comfort that's at stake.


Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:30 GMT

The reasons why women get abortions are varied and personal. For some, it was because they were victims of rape or incest. Some were in abusive relationships and others weren't ready to be mothers.


Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:56:23 GMT

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.


Jurors punish Monsanto with a record $2 billion verdict over Roundup weedkiller. But the story's not over

Wed, 15 May 2019 04:35:51 GMT

A jury said Roundup gave a California couple cancer. So it gave them the largest award of any personal injury case this year and the 8th biggest in US history.


Sugary drink sales plummeted in Philadelphia after soda tax

Wed, 15 May 2019 15:48:41 GMT

Implementing a sales tax may help get Americans to stop drinking sugary drinks, if a new study about Philadelphia soda consumption is any indication.


European doctor defies orders to stop sending US women abortion pills by mail

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:11:39 GMT

Aid Access, which provides abortion pills by mail to the United States, is defying an order to stop from the US Food and Drug Administration.


US kids aren't eating enough seafood, study says; here's how to add more

Mon, 20 May 2019 15:22:44 GMT

The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Dr. Gupta: If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don't turn away

Sat, 18 May 2019 12:06:41 GMT

On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface.


Eli Lilly's lower-priced insulin goes on sale amid drug price debate

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:32:46 GMT

A cheaper generic version of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog has hit the market, according to a statement Wednesday by drugmaker Eli Lilly.


Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:22:31 GMT

Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.


Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays

Thu, 23 May 2019 21:17:54 GMT

The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem.


Spike in banned ozone-eating CFC gases linked to China in new research

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:44 GMT

A mystery source of banned, ozone-destroying chemicals has been pinpointed to eastern China.


The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day

Fri, 24 May 2019 03:48:35 GMT

Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones.


Red wine's resveratrol decreases blood pressure in mice: Could it do the same in human heart patients?

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:24:45 GMT

Mice that were fed large quantities of resveratrol, a compound present in red wine, experienced a significant drop in blood pressure, a new study showed. Could the same effect happen in humans?


These doctors risked their careers to expose the dangers children face in immigrant family detention

Thu, 23 May 2019 08:39:55 GMT

Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson were used to working behind the scenes, quietly documenting the devastating things they'd seen.


Judge rules that parents of deceased West Point cadet can use his sperm for surrogate birth

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:22:22 GMT

West Point cadet Peter Zhu died at age 21 in February in a tragic skiing accident. His parents now can attempt to continue his legacy and their family lineage after a New York judge said they can use his frozen sperm to produce a child.