February 10, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 10, 2016 Associated Press Facebook2 Twitter0 Email Print NOW PLAYINGZika virus outbreak raises questions of quarantine BEIJING –  China’s first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday. The man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in Venezuela on Jan. 28 before returning home on Feb. 5 via Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement. The commission said he had been confirmed…

February 8, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Sarah Klein Published February 08, 2016 Facebook4 Twitter0 livefyre0 Email Print In 2011, Elizabeth Banks made an over-the-top video to shock women into heeding the particular signs of the female heart attack. Now, alarming new research says dangerous episodes with hardly any symptoms are more common than even Hollywood could have imagined. Ladies, meet the truly silent heart attack. Travis Stork is a pretty cool customer. It’s what you’d expect from someone who’s seen every kind of medical disaster come through the ER where he’s an emergency medicine physician—and witnessed every manner of overdramatized medical-disaster portrayal coming out of…

February 5, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Melinda Carstensen Published February 05, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print City health workers fumigate the Guadalupe community as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Santa Tecla, El Salvador February 3, 2016. (REUTERS/Jose Cabezas) Next As the number of birth defects linked to a mosquito-borne virus surpasses 4,000 in Brazil, and scientists scramble to create a vaccine to protect against the untreatable disease, public health officials are bracing themselves for a potential outbreak in the U.S. The threat has some advocacy groups pushing for tighter health screenings among travelers and immigrants…

February 4, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 04, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook4 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Claire Crawford, 17, suffered cardiac arrest during a volleyball game. (Fox 5 Atlanta. ) The terrifying footage of a Georgia high school volleyball player suffering a heart attack was caught on camera last October, and now the player and the school administrator who saved her life are speaking out. Claire Crawford, 17, had served then set the ball for her Loganville Christian Academy team on senior night when she suddenly felt like she was going to pass out, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Just 17 years old, Claire went into sudden…

February 3, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 02, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook303 Twitter0 Email Print AliceAnn Meyer posted this picture of her disabled son on her blog in 2015. A year later, she is hitting back at Internet trolls who made it into a meme. (JamesonsJourney.com) Next The mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of his head and caused other health complications is hitting back at Internet trolls who turned a personal photo of him into a social media meme. AliceAnn Meyer, of Texas, posted a photo of her son Jameson as part of heronline blog titled Jameson’s Journey,…

January 29, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published January 29, 2016 Reuters Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen in a research area to help prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Minister of Public Health, in Guatemala City, Guatemala January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele (Copyright Reuters 2016) BANGKOK/KUALA LUMPUR –  Tropical Southeast Asian countries said on Friday they were bracing for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with Malaysia saying it could “spread quickly” if introduced, but Thailand appeared to be bucking the trend with just a handful of cases a year. Zika, linked…

January 26, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Lindsey Murray Published January 26, 2016 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print This image shows metastasized human breast cancer cells (magnified 400 times, stained brown) in lymph nodes.(National Cancer Institute) If you’re keeping up with the Kardashians, you may already know that they got the BRCA gene test on last week’s episode. The reality show matriarch, Kris, thought it would be a good idea since they have a family history of breast cancer. But Khloe, 31, took some convincing. After watching her father succumb to esophageal cancer in 2003, she didn’t want to obsess over the possibility that she might suffer a similar fate: “If I’m going to get…

January 25, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published January 25, 2016 Associated Press Facebook1 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print A health agent uses a new test kit that rapidly diagnoses three different mosquito-borne viruses in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rodrigo Paiva (Copyright Reuters 2016) Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support. The Zika virus has already been tentatively linked to a rash of microcephaly, a birth defect in which babies are born with unusually small heads. And while the…

January 18, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published January 18, 2016 Reuters Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre0 Email Print Teenage girl crying on sofa during therapy session while therapist is taking notes Psychological therapy may yield greater benefits if providers can meet patients’ preferences, a UK study suggests. Most of the nearly 15,000 study participants had treatment preferences – and those whose preferences weren’t met were less likely to say the treatments helped with their problems, the researchers report in BMC Psychiatry. “When it comes to psychological therapies, it’s critical that people are invested in them and they engage in them fully,” said senior author Dr. Mike Crawford, of…

January 15, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published January 15, 2016 Reuters Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (Copyright Reuters 2016) – Warning labels detailing health risks associated with sugary drinks such as diabetes and obesity may convince parents not to buy these beverages for their kids, a U.S. study suggests. For the experiment, researchers gave 2,381 parents online surveys asking them to select a beverage for their child from a range of 12 sugar-sweetened sodas and juices as well as eight low-sugar options like water, unsweetened…