Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Health

All category news

  • Oral cancer victim says what matters before surgery

    September 30, 2013 2:20 AM 27

    Marie LePage, who will undergo a glossectomy to remove her tongue, says she will share her words any way she can. She loves the sound of them, the feel of forming them in her mouth, the power of using them, the joy of collecting them. The best part of her job in children's programming at the Boone County, Ky., Public Library is settling a 3-year-old

  • Influenza is Good For You?

    September 29, 2013 5:19 PM 21

    While people line up at their local pharmacy and grocery stores to receive this season’s flu shot vaccine, the question must be posed as to whether this trend ought to continue? Information is surfacing that suggests ingredients in the common flu vaccine, such as mercury, are more detrimental to the one receiving the shot then the actual flu is. It was only a short

  • Roche immunotherapy drug may be 'game changer' in lung cancer

    September 29, 2013 9:36 AM 20

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An experimental Roche drug that seems to work particularly well against lung cancer in smokers may be a "game changer" for these normally difficult-to-treat patients, researchers said on Sunday. Presenting detailed data from an early-stage trial of the drug, called MPDL3280A, in patients with a form of the disease called non-small

  • In cancer drug battle, both sides appeal to ethics

    September 29, 2013 8:47 AM 25

    (CNN) -- Andrea Sloan is dying of ovarian cancer. Having exhausted all standard treatment options, her doctors say her best hope now is a new class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors. The California pharmaceutical company BioMarin makes one version of these drugs called BMN 673. Earlier this year, the company presented very early data on this experimental

  • Parents create custom jobs for adult kids with autism

    September 29, 2013 6:43 AM 19

    Parents of adult kids with autism are creating jobs that play to their strengths — like starting a T-shirt silk-screening shop if they are artistic, or organic farms if they like to work outdoors. Lori Ireland and a handful of other parents in Chapel Hill, N.C., had a simple dream: They wanted their teenage children to be able to have jobs someday. Sitting

  • Drug 'Molly' is taking a party toll in the United States

    September 28, 2013 8:44 PM 67

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Artist and therapy student Anna and her friends marked a birthday in New York recently with a familiar ritual: They pumped up the electronic music, danced, and celebrated with a special guest called Molly. "It was a group of about 12 people at someone's house and we were all just celebrating," Anna recalled. "Somebody had it and, and you know, it was a pretty

  • Sunscreens for babies, kids, recalled for contamination

    September 28, 2013 6:50 AM 28

    Bacteria and fungi are found in some samples of natural sunscreen. About 30,000 tubes of Badger sunscreens for babies and children have been recalled after testing found they could be contaminated with bacteria and fungi, the manufacturer says. The voluntary recall from a leading maker of natural and organic sunscreens includes all lots of the company's

  • New Intravaginal Ring Proves Effective At Preventing HIV

    September 27, 2013 5:28 PM 30

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic often has a woman’s face because the proportion of women infected with HIV has been on the rise for a decade. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60 percent of people living with disease. Preventative drugs are available, but they are often ineffective, especially in light of financial and cultural barriers in developing

  • Colo. farmers arrested in listeria outbreak that killed 33

    September 27, 2013 5:21 AM 24

    The listeria outbreak connected to Jensen Farms' cantaloupes began in late August 2011. Eric and Ryan Jensen, ages 37 and 33, of the now-bankrupt Jensen Farms were arrested Thursday and each charged with six misdemeanor counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The men appeared Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Denver

  • Our Definitive List of the Best and Worst Fast Food French Fries (Burger King's New Satisfries Not Included)

    September 26, 2013 11:03 PM 13

    Earlier this week, Burger King—the corporation, not that guy in the creepy plastic mask from their commercials—unveiled a new lower-fat French fry. Low­­­­­er-fat, not low-fat. Just pointing that out. "Satisfries" are crinkle-cut fries coated in a thin layer of batter that absorbs less oil, B.K. says. A small serving contain 270 calories and 11 grams