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Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testicular cancer rates have risen sharply among young Hispanic Americans in recent years, but not among young whites, a new study finds. Historically, white men have had the highest rate of testicular can...
Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:18:59 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A second investigation has detailed additional safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags.
South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:14:52 GMT
By Ndundu Sithole JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an unwavering moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said ...
Targacept stops Alzheimer's drug trial after it fails mid-stage
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:51:07 GMT
(Reuters) - Targacept Inc said its experimental Alzheimer's drug did not show superiority over standard medication in a mid-stage study and that it would no longer invest in the development of the treatment. The company's shares were down ...
Bed-sharing is biggest risk factor in infant deaths
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:33:47 GMT
Bed-sharing is the largest risk factor for sudden infant death, particularly among very young babies, US researchers said on Monday. Sixty-nine percent of babies who died suddenly were sharing a sleeping space with another person when they died, ...
GlaxoSmithKline recalls painkiller in Puerto Rico
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:31:43 GMT
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc recalled about 10,600 bottles of its painkiller sold in Puerto Rico after finding the packaging was not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Panadol is a paracetamol-based pain relieve...
If your friends feel like family, there's a good reason for it
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:03:30 GMT
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might suppose. A study published on Monday found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves ...
Kindred Healthcare steps up hostile pursuit of Gentiva
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:00:43 GMT
Kindred Healthcare Inc raised its hostile bid for a stake in Gentiva Health Services Inc, stepping up its pursuit of the home healthcare services provided by Gentiva to an aging U.S. population. Hospital operator Kindred offered $16 per share for...
U.S. inspectors find further anthrax violations, mishandling
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:40:03 GMT
A second U.S. investigation into the anthrax breach at federal laboratories found major safety lapses, from keys left in supposedly locked refrigerators containing anthrax to the use of disinfectants that had passed their use-by dates, according t...
Doctors find strategies to reduce medication errors among kids
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:37:46 GMT
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many kids are not taking their prescribed medications, or take an incorrect dose, due to weaknesses in the chain from prescribing to filling prescriptions to administering medication, according to a ne...
Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:17:08 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
Ravens cornerback arrested, giving Baltimore dubious NFL distinction
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:12:27 GMT
By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - The starting cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens was arrested over the weekend, authorities said, giving the professional football franchise the highest arrest record in the National Football League since ...
Mylan to buy Abbott generics, cut taxes, in $5.3 billion deal
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:03:49 GMT
Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc said on Monday it would buy Abbott Laboratories' branded specialty and generics business in developed markets outside the United States in a $5.3 billion deal that will bolster its product line and also cut its tax ...
Nigerian leader tells Malala missing girls to be home soon
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:55:03 GMT
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meetin...
Honduras president blames U.S. drug policy for migrant surge: paper
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:35:04 GMT
Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday. Hernandez, who took office in Janu...
U.N. chief flies to Haiti to address cholera crisis
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:06:25 GMT
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Haiti on Monday to discuss efforts to alleviate a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and has been linked to the U.N.'s own peacekeepers. Ban is see...
Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies. "In our studies, we found that physica...
Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who enjoy mentally stimulating games may have bigger brains and sharper thinking skills than their peers, new research suggests. The study looked at the connection between playing games such a...
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study. For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found. "For those ...
Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests. The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous ...
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. They also found a quick and easy solution -- cover the iPad's...
Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say. They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while old...
Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports. Teaspoon- or tablespoon-based medicine instructions doubled a parent's chance...
S. African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:50:36 GMT
By Ndundu Sithole JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an unwavering moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said ...
Nigerian leader tells Malala missing girls to be home soon
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:50:00 GMT
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meetin...
George W. Bush has partial knee replacement on left leg
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:43:58 GMT
Former U.S. President George W. Bush has undergone surgery for a partial replacement of his left knee, six weeks after having a similar procedure on his right knee, his spokesman said on Monday. The outpatient procedure was conducted on Saturday ...
Health Highlights: July 14, 2014
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:40:00 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1,500-Year-Old Skeleton is Oldest Known Case of Down Syndrome The oldest known case of Down syndrome has been identified in a 1,500-year-old sk...
Shire ready to bow to AbbVie's increased $53 billion offer
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:30:18 GMT
By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - London-listed drugmaker Shire Plc succumbed to an increased 31 billion pounds ($53 billion) takeover offer from Abbvie Inc on Monday, signaling the conclusion to a long-running courtship largely motivated by tax....
Weather not tied to back pain: study
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:14:30 GMT
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia. Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were n...
EasyJet says CFM order valued at $3.3 billion
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:12:38 GMT
(Reuters) - British low-cost airline easyJet Plc said its order to CFM International SA for 270 engines was valued at about $3.3 billion at list price by the engine maker. EasyJet had earlier said it had negotiated a reduced price with CFM, but th...
 
 
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