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Exercise After Stroke Could Help Improve Memory: Study

Amanda L. Chan | October 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
Here's even more evidence that physical fitness can help your brain: Canadian researchers have found that stroke survivors experience better memory, thinking and language skills with six months of exercise. The study, presented at a meeting of the Canadian Stroke Congress, showed that mild cognitive impairment among...

Tanning Beds And Cancer: Study Finds Equipment Causes Over 170,000 Skin Cancer Cases In U.S. Every Year

Aaron Sankin | October 5, 2012 | San Francisco
Indoor tanning beds cause over 170,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States every year, according to a new study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. "The numbers are striking--hundreds of thousands of cancers each year are attributed to tanning beds,'' Dr. Eleni Linos, assistant...

Oklahoma Drops Planned Parenthood From Low-Income Nutrition Program

Laura Bassett | October 4, 2012 | Politics
Oklahoma's three Planned Parenthood clinics will no longer be part of the state's Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program as of Dec. 31, the Tulsa World reported on Thursday. The Oklahoma State Health Department has unexpectedly announced that it will drop the clinics, which have participated in...

E. Coli Beef Recall: Alberta Premier Alison Redford Questions When Testing Is Done

Pablo Fernandez | December 4, 2012 | Canada Alberta
EDMONTON - Premier Alison Redford wants answers over some aspects of testing as concerns over E. coli in beef from a southern Alberta meat-packing plant continue to grow.Redford says there may be ways to improve the timing of tests to prevent situations such as the recall of meat...

Skin Bleaching Creams Linked To Diabetes: Study

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 4, 2012 | Black Voices
Use of skin bleaching creams may increase the risk of developing diabetes and other diseases, according to a study in Canadian Family Physician. When walking into many pharmacies or beauty supply stores, particularly in urban communities, the sale of skin lightening products is quite rampant. Brands such as Ambi and...

Bhutan Organic: Himalayan Country Aiming To Phase Out Chemicals From Farming Over Next Decade

Amanda L. Chan | October 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
The small Asian country of Bhutan is going organic. AFP reported that the nation, where the majority of citizens are Buddhist, is aiming to phase out chemicals from its farming during the next decade. "Bhutan has decided to go for a green economy in...

Reverse Zoonosis: Researchers Investigate Human-To-Animal Transmission Of Flu

Amanda L. Chan | October 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
When you have the flu, you can pass along your sickness to your children, your spouse, your siblings … and apparently, also Fido. Oregon State University researchers are investigating these rare cases of "reverse zoonosis" -- where humans pass on illnesses to animals -- to find out just...

New England Compounding Center: Avoid Drugs From Company Tied To Meningitis, FDA Says

Amanda L. Chan | December 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK — The potential scope of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least five people widened dramatically Thursday as health officials warned that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of patients who got steroid back injections in 23 states could be at risk. Clinics and medical centers rushed to contact patients...

Prevnar Pneumonia Vaccine May Also Protect Ages 18 To 49, Trial Suggests

Reuters | December 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
Oct 4 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said a late-stage trial of its vaccine to protect against pneumococcal bacteria suggested it would also work in adults aged 18-49, thereby possibly expanding its sales. The vaccine, Prevnar 13, which already has $3.5 billion in annual sales from it use by those...

AARP Emphasizes Nonpartisan Stance After President's Obamacare Comments During Debate

Harry Bradford | October 5, 2012 | Business
Just when President Obama thought he and the AARP were going steady, he got handed a break up note. Turns out the AARP wasn’t so into the president citing the advocacy group as a supporter of Obamacare during Wednesday night’s debate. The American Association of Retired Persons, as...

Beef Recall XL Foods: Updated List Of Products Recalled Due To E. Coli Concerns

Seema Dhawan | October 4, 2012 | Canada Alberta
The recall of beef from XL Foods, now the biggest beef recall in Canadian history, has grown frequently over the past few weeks. The most recent stores added to the list include Freson Bros., T & T Supermarket, and PC products. The recall has been...

Mitt Romney's Campaign Forced To Clarify His Claims After First Presidential Debate

Sabrina Siddiqui | October 4, 2012 | Politics
Much of the attention following the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Wednesday night has been focused on Mitt Romney's bid to recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But the Republican presidential candidate also made two particularly lofty claims from the podium, claims his campaign clarified to reporters...

Medicare Fraud: 91 People, Including Doctors And Nurses, Charged In False Billing Scheme

Caroline Fairchild | October 5, 2012 | Money
WASHINGTON -- A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including doctors and nurses, in seven cities with Medicare fraud schemes involving $429 million in false billings. At a news conference, Attorney General Eric Holder says the case reveals an alarming trend of criminal attempts to steal billions of taxpayer...

Aaron Bitzer Says Gay Conversion Therapy 'Cured' His Homosexuality, Sues California Over 'Gay Cure' Ban (VIDEO)

Kathleen Miles | October 5, 2012 | Los Angeles
A Southern California college student who claims he reversed his own homosexuality with reparative therapy has filed a lawsuit against California for its ban on "gay cures." Aaron Bitzer, of Culver City, is studying to be an ex-gay therapist and says, along with two other co-plaintiff therapists, that the ban...

Custom-Mixed Drug Safety Spotlighted By Meningitis Outbreak

Amanda L. Chan | December 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
Two people blinded in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Three dead in Virginia in 2006 and three more in Oregon the following year. Twenty-one dead polo horses in Florida in 2009. Earlier this year, 33 people in seven states with fungal eye infections. And now, at least five people dead and...

Mitt Romney Pre-Existing Conditions Health Care Plan Doesn't Match 'Obamacare' Or 'Romneycare'

Jeffrey Young | October 4, 2012 | Business
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney risks developing a pre-existing condition of his own by twisting himself into a pretzel while trying to equate his position with President Barack Obama's on one of the most popular aspects of the health care reform law enacted in 2010. During Wednesday's presidential debate in...

Barclays Center Water Costs More Than Soda (PHOTO)

Inae Oh | October 4, 2012 | New York
Bruce Ratner may have happily agreed to comply with the city's new soda ban restrictions six months ahead of schedule, but advocates better hold their breaths before declaring Barclays Center a beacon for public health. Food critic Ryan Sutton captured a snapshot of the stadium's menu...

Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops, Study Warns

Lynne Peeples | October 18, 2012 | Green
Scott McAllister remembers well the meeting with the Monsanto salesman. The third-generation Iowa farmer questioned the agricultural giant's peddler about his merchandise -- a new seed genetically engineered to withstand Monsanto's own Roundup brand herbicide. "Down the road, are we going to experience resistance in weeds with the continued...

Shawna Hansen Missing: Washington Authorities Search For Developmentally Delayed Teen

David Lohr | October 4, 2012 | Crime
Police in Washington are asking for information about a Marysville teen with developmental delays who was reported missing Tuesday. According to the Marysville Police Department, Shawna Hansen, 17, left her north Marysville home at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, following a disagreement with her family. The girl's backpack and...

Robin Roberts' MDS: My Body Is Responding Well To Bone Marrow Transplant

Katherine Fung | January 23, 2014 | Media
Robin Roberts had good news for her fans in her latest update on Thursday. In a blog post for ABC News, she revealed that her body has responded positively to her bone marrow transplant thus far. "The only numbers that matter are my blood counts and...
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