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  • Study: Vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer

    August 16, 2017 1:17 PM 38

    The risk of coronary heart disease, fracture and premature death were lower in women who used vaginal estrogen compared to non-users. Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that vaginal estrogen use in post-menopausal women does not increase the risk of cancer, other diseases. Previous studies have shown that women

  • Jury chosen for fraud case retrial due to sleeping attorney

    August 14, 2017 10:23 PM 30

    A jury has been chosen in the case of a Pennsylvania businessman accused of mortgage fraud who won a new trial because the judge, witnesses and jurors who convicted him last year saw his defense attorney sleeping. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports jurors were selected Monday for the proceedings in the case of James Nassida scheduled to begin Aug. 29. U.S. District

  • Study: Singing may benefit Parkinson's patients

    August 12, 2017 4:21 PM 56

    SATURDAY, Aug. 12, 2017 -- Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says. "We're not trying to make them better singers, but to help them strengthen the muscles that control swallowing and respiratory function," said Elizabeth Stegemoller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University

  • 'Healthy Living for Summer': Having a balanced diet

    August 11, 2017 9:43 PM 52

    Dieting can be a frustrating experience, at times leading to feelings of guilt or tempting cravings. In the seventh episode of ABC News' "Healthy Living for Summer" series, we spoke with Shawn Stevenson, a nutritionist, author and host of the podcast "The Model Health Show,” who shared advice on how to have a balanced diet without necessarily having

  • Hospital's partially evacuated over odor, 19 workers treated

    August 11, 2017 8:32 PM 21

    Nineteen staff members from a New Hampshire hospital emergency department that was evacuated because of an unknown odor have been evaluated after some complained of dizziness and nausea. Ambulances responded to Exeter Hospital on Friday morning. People were seen on stretchers outside the hospital. A hospital spokeswoman says the affected staff members

  • CDC: More Americans have epilepsy than in recent years

    August 11, 2017 5:23 PM 43

    In 2015, roughly 3 million adults in the United States had active epilepsy, an increase from 2.3 million in 2010. Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The number of American adults and children with epilepsy is on the rise, according a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epilepsy is a brain disorder resulting in seizures that can be caused

  • Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan,' dies at age 87

    August 11, 2017 1:27 PM 24

    Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, has died at age 87. In a statement, the office of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced a state funeral for Pfau, known as "Pakistan's Mother Teresa." Salwa Zainab, a spokeswoman at Pfau's office, said Friday a funeral service will be held Aug. 19 in Karachi

  • Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse

    August 10, 2017 9:54 PM 30

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official. "The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying officially right now it is an emergency," Trump told reporters in New Jersey. "We're going to draw it up and we're

  • Health Dept. Confirms First Case of Rat Lungworm Disease on O‘ahu in 2017

    August 10, 2017 1:19 AM 31

    The state Department of Health confirmed the first case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Oʻahu in 2017, bringing the statewide total of confirmed cases this year to sixteen. The latest case involves a resident of Oʻahu who is an adult. The patient is currently hospitalized and the department confirmed their illness late on Tuesday afternoon. Health

  • Texas doctor gets 35 years in prison for $375M medical fraud

    August 9, 2017 9:41 PM 26

    A 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million. A federal judge also ordered Dr. Jacques (ZHAWK) Roy on Wednesday to pay more than $268 million in restitution. A jury in April 2016 convicted the Rockwall physician of nine of 10 counts of defrauding a health