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Undercover video shows nurses laughing as WWII vet dies

Undercover video shows nurses laughing as WWII vet dies

ATLANTA – Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t …

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White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most …

Undercover video shows nurses laughing as WWII vet dies

Undercover video shows nurses laughing as WWII vet dies

ATLANTA – Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t …

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

Alexia Manon Senior is 27 and healthy — the type of person who might be most tempted to forgo health insurance if Republicans enact a tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most Americans have coverage or pay a penalty.

New Delhi's polluted air doesn't deter half marathon runners

New Delhi’s polluted air doesn’t deter half marathon runners

NEW DELHI –This month in New Delhi, the air has been so acrid that people have suffered from burning eyes and rasping throats. So the notion that thousands would take to the city streets to gulp down lungful after lungful in a distance race may seem …

SIU professor's quest for herpes cure leads to 'rogue' trial on Caribbean island

SIU professor’s quest for herpes cure leads to ‘rogue’ trial on Caribbean island

As 20 Americans and Brits flew to a Caribbean island for a controversial herpes vaccine trial, many of them knew there were risks. The lead U.S. researcher, William Halford, openly acknowledged he was flouting Food and Drug Administration regulations in …

Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation …

Feeding the need: Expanding school lunch programs

Feeding the need: Expanding school lunch programs

Thanksgiving is just one day out of every year. FEEDING THE NEED millions of hungry kids feel every school day is the goal of some big-hearted adults and special programs from coast-to-coast. Our Cover Story is reported by Lee Cowan: In “America’s …

Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

President Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year’s rough-and-tumble campaign, he …

Two Months After Maria, Puerto Rico’s Health System Struggles to Meet Needs

Two Months After Maria, Puerto Rico’s Health System Struggles to Meet Needs

In western Puerto Rico, Oscar Corzo, a New York physician, was treating a woman for her chronic illnesses this month when he noticed a group of her neighbors had gathered to ask for help. “Almost kind of organically, there was a waiting room,” said Dr …

Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries When You Change Your Clocks

Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries When You Change Your Clocks

MAYWOOD, IL - When daylight savings ends on Sunday, November 5, use the extra hour you gain to check the smoke detectors in your home, says Art Sanford, MD, a Loyola Medicine burn surgeon. “Fires often occur at night while people are sleeping and most …

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain’s departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must …

Hunter mauled by grizzly bear gets advanced facial reconstructive surgery

Hunter mauled by grizzly bear gets advanced facial reconstructive surgery

Lee Brooke, 60, was hunting in the mountains of Wyoming when a 420-pound bear attacked him. The bear mutilated him, tearing off most of his face and knocking him unconscious. He awoke some moments later, the bear smelling him. “I could feel the whiskers …

Just 12% of Americans eat enough fruit and vegetables, CDC study finds

Just 12% of Americans eat enough fruit and vegetables, CDC study finds

Just 12% of Americans eat the minimum daily fruit recommendation of one and a half to two cups per day and only 9% consume the minimum daily vegetable recommendation of two to three cups per day, according to the CDC study published on Thursday. “The …

Improved Diagnostics Fail to Halt the Rise of Tuberculosis

Improved Diagnostics Fail to Halt the Rise of Tuberculosis

Seven years ago, the global community of researchers, health-care workers and activists battling tuberculosis was euphoric. A landmark 2010 trial showed that a new genetic test was highly effective at diagnosing TB, prompting hopes that countries could …

It's Not Your Fault — Junk Food is Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

It’s Not Your Fault — Junk Food is Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

All that Halloween candy still lingering in your office or kitchen means it’s just the beginning of sweets season: candy, cake, pie and assorted sugary Holiday sundry is bound to beckon at us from every corner for the next couple of months. And no wonder …

Don't let shingles get you the way it got me

Don’t let shingles get you the way it got me

Shingles tried to kill me. Like an insidious invading army, the virus that more commonly causes chickenpox in children attacked the right side of my head, leaving me permanently deaf in my right ear. Shingles almost destroyed my voice box, too, and it …

Death of bisexual rapper Lil Peep a reminder of mental health disparities

Death of bisexual rapper Lil Peep a reminder of mental health disparities

Budding rap artist and fashion trendsetter Lil Peep died on Wednesday of a suspected overdose of Xanax in his tour bus ahead of a performance in Tucson, Arizona. The musician, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, spoke candidly about being bisexual and about …

Study shows importance of early treatment for diabetic foot ulcers

Study shows importance of early treatment for diabetic foot ulcers

SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 2017 – New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection. Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the feet.

How one incident caused 47 patients to die at the Oregon State Hospital

How one incident caused 47 patients to die at the Oregon State Hospital

A ghastly scene unfolded during dinner 75 years ago at Oregon State Hospital. Patients began dropping like flies after eating a batch of poisoned scrambled eggs, vomiting blood and writhing on the floor in agony. Some died within minutes, others succumbed …

Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, the longtime civil rights leader and former Democratic presidential candidate, said Friday he has Parkinson’s disease. In a letter posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon, Mr. Jackson, 76, shared the news and his struggle to …

FDA clears electronic earpiece to block opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA clears electronic earpiece to block opioid withdrawal symptoms

A wearable device claiming to block the pain of opioid withdrawal has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration under an expedited review process for medical devices. However, patient safety advocates note that the device has limited evidence for …

Progressive Pastors: Roy Moore Is Unfit for U.S. Senate

Progressive Pastors: Roy Moore Is Unfit for U.S. Senate

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by …

Researchers chase a better fix for the seasonal flu

Researchers chase a better fix for the seasonal flu

The flu and complications from it can kill as many 56,000 Americans every year while costing $10 billion in doctor visits, hospitalizations and medication. But since the strains change so quickly, its vaccine is only around 20 to 60 percent effective.

Puppies Rescued From Puerto Rico May Have Infection That Can Be Transmitted to Humans

Puppies Rescued From Puerto Rico May Have Infection That Can Be Transmitted to Humans

Health officials in New Hampshire are warning residents after a puppy brought to the state from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico tested positive for a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans. Of a group of 10 puppies that were rescued and …

Discoveries may help treat Gulf War illness, chronic fatigue syndrome

Discoveries may help treat Gulf War illness, chronic fatigue syndrome

SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 2017 – The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions – chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness – could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers say.

Obamacare may have helped increase number who quit smoking

Obamacare may have helped increase number who quit smoking

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 – States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. Under the health care act, states that …

Arlington Heights Dietitian Receives Two Diabetes Awards

Arlington Heights Dietitian Receives Two Diabetes Awards

Jacqueline King, an Arlington Heights dietitian, was given two diabetes awards for having lived with diabetes for over 50 years. The first award was given by the Joslin Diabetes Center for living courageously with diabetes for over 50 years. The second …

Cop and convict join forces for Naperville anti-drug program

Cop and convict join forces for Naperville anti-drug program

Naperville police want parents to talk early and often with their teens about drug use and opioid addiction, and hope a Dec. 13 program called “The Cop and The Convict” will spur much-needed conversation. The 90-minute program, being held in partnership …

Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate

Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in …

Owning a dog might be good for your health, especially if you're single

Owning a dog might be good for your health, especially if you’re single

A massive scientific study shows having a dog could mean you have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, the world’s leading cause of death. That’s good news for dog lovers, especially if they fit into the 30 million Americans who found out …

Tijuana cosmetic surgery clinic under scrutiny in Downey woman’s death

Tijuana cosmetic surgery clinic under scrutiny in Downey woman’s death

Irma Saenz told family members she was going to Tijuana for the day. But she didn’t tell them what for: The 51-year-old Downey resident had scheduled a liposuction procedure at a cosmetic surgery clinic. Four days later, Saenz was in a coma when an …

Many hospice workers lack their own end-of-life directives

Many hospice workers lack their own end-of-life directives

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 – They deal with death and dying every day, but many hospice care workers haven’t outlined their own end-of-life wishes for medical care, researchers say. For the study, investigators analyzed survey responses from about 900 hospice …

NBC says Bob Costas' opinions 'are his own' after warning football's future is in jeopardy

NBC says Bob Costas’ opinions ‘are his own’ after warning football’s future is in jeopardy

Days after veteran sportscaster Bob Costas said the future of the NFL is bleak and the game “destroys people’s brains,” the network that hosts “Sunday Night Football” downplayed his remarks. Costas, the longtime NBC broadcaster, said at the University of …

Former CDC director's new effort to tackle global health issues

Former CDC director’s new effort to tackle global health issues

November 18, 2017, 7:38 AM | Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve’s president …

Research refutes theory linking family income, genetics, brain development

Research refutes theory linking family income, genetics, brain development

Nov. 17 (UPI) –Researchers have debunked a popular theory linking socioeconomic status, genetics and cognitive development. Several studies have suggested genetics have a stronger influence on brain development among children from more affluent households.

Sharp rise seen in self-harm among young teen girls

Sharp rise seen in self-harm among young teen girls

Reports of self-harm jumped nearly 70 percent among younger teen girls in the UK between 2011 and 2014, suggesting an urgent need for interventions targeted to this group, researchers say. Self-harm, such as self-poisoning or self-injury, is the strongest …

What is sex addiction?

What is sex addiction?

As Hollywood’s sexual assault scandal widens with further accusations, reports have emerged that actor Kevin Spacey checked himself into The Meadows treatment facility in Wickenberg, Ariz., the same rehab center where movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is also …

Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

It was a question that dogged biologists, Agustina Gómez-Laich recalls: Why the neck? Imperial cormorants, lanky, long-necked creatures that live on the southern coasts of Argentina and Chile, spend much of their time immersed in the frigid waters of the …

Doctor whose best friend delivered her baby returns the favor by delivering her 3rd child

Doctor whose best friend delivered her baby returns the favor by delivering her 3rd child

Two doctors, who are best friends, delivered each other’s babies as a way to pay their friendship forward. It was especially important for Dr. Jocelyn Slaughter to return the favor and deliver her best friend Dr. Laquita Martinez’s third child last month.

Loved ones of mentally ill concerned with civil commitments

Loved ones of mentally ill concerned with civil commitments

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jason Coburn was sleeping under a train when it started moving, dragging him down the tracks and injuring his ribs. He later fell from an interstate bridge into a canal, breaking his leg and ankle, and was not found for two days.

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There are no unemployed in UK, says Hammond

There are no unemployed in UK, says Hammond

Medicine a service or as a business: AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria says need to draw the line

Medicine a service or as a business: AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria says need to draw the line

AIIMS Director Dr. Randeer Guleria on the need for better quality control of Generic drugs

AIIMS Director Dr. Randeer Guleria on the need for better quality control of Generic drugs

Need For Debate On Euthanasia To Prevent Exploitation : AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria

Need For Debate On Euthanasia To Prevent Exploitation : AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria

Pollution a silent killer : AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria

Pollution a silent killer : AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria

Drastic Change In Medical Curriculum Required: AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria

Drastic Change In Medical Curriculum Required: AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria

AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria On The Disappearance Of The Concept Of GP In India

AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria On The Disappearance Of The Concept Of GP In India

Victorious Fiji and Tonga fans dance and cheer in the streets of Wellington

Victorious Fiji and Tonga fans dance and cheer in the streets of Wellington

Own a dog to reduce risk of death and cardiovascular disease

Own a dog to reduce risk of death and cardiovascular disease

Trump to keep the ban on imports of elephant parts for now

Trump to keep the ban on imports of elephant parts for now

Trump to keep ban on big game trophies for now

Trump to keep ban on big game trophies for now

Main Cause of Delhi's Smog: Dust Storm in West Asia, Not Stubble Burning | CNN-News18

Main Cause of Delhi’s Smog: Dust Storm in West Asia, Not Stubble Burning | CNN-News18

Trump lifts ban on ivory trophies

Trump lifts ban on ivory trophies

World Prematurity Day - AM Talk on JoyNews (17-11-17)

World Prematurity Day - AM Talk on JoyNews (17-11-17)

New weapon to fight allergies discovered

New weapon to fight allergies discovered

ASEAN Diplomats Keen To Leave Delhi Due To Smog Pollution : Thailand Ambassador

ASEAN Diplomats Keen To Leave Delhi Due To Smog Pollution : Thailand Ambassador

Number Of Orange County Legionnaire's Disease Cases Now At 15

Number Of Orange County Legionnaire’s Disease Cases Now At 15

President Trump Reverses Obama-Era Ban Against Hunters Importing Elephant Remains | TIME

President Trump Reverses Obama-Era Ban Against Hunters Importing Elephant Remains | TIME

New Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease Linked To Disneyland Reported

New Cases Of Legionnaire’s Disease Linked To Disneyland Reported

Legionnaires' Disease Breakout Looming Over Disneyland

Legionnaires’ Disease Breakout Looming Over Disneyland

Government study says Primodos 'did not cause deformities'

Government study says Primodos ‘did not cause deformities’

Is the rise in teen suicide linked to social media?

Is the rise in teen suicide linked to social media?

UK Supreme Court ruled Scotland can set minimum price for alcohol

UK Supreme Court ruled Scotland can set minimum price for alcohol

FDA warns against Kratom herbal supplement after 36 deaths

FDA warns against Kratom herbal supplement after 36 deaths

Prince Harry hands out self-testing kits at HIV charity

Prince Harry hands out self-testing kits at HIV charity

Eating Too Quickly May Be Bad For Your Health According To The American Heart Association | TIME

Eating Too Quickly May Be Bad For Your Health According To The American Heart Association | TIME

Bioethicists warn of first FDA approved digital pill

Bioethicists warn of first FDA approved digital pill

New digital pill tracks if you take your meds

New digital pill tracks if you take your meds

New guidelines lower threshold for high blood pressure

New guidelines lower threshold for high blood pressure

World's oldest wine found by scientists in Georgia

World’s oldest wine found by scientists in Georgia

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