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Kroger recalls spices, bacon crumbles for salmonella contamination

17 min ago from UPI

Danielle HaynesCINCINNATI, July 28 (UPI) -- Three Kroger brand spices and bottles of the store-brand's bacon crumbles have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination, the grocery chain said.

Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

17 min ago from AP Science

VINITA, Okla. (AP) -- A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned...

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

17 min ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight by filling up space in the stomach....

Effects over time of tobacco tax increases in New Zealand

47 min ago from Science Daily

Annual 10 percent tobacco tax increases in New Zealand over the next 20 years should lead to health gains, net health system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2...

World's first bilateral hand transplant on child

47 min ago from Science Daily

Surgeons recently to complete the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto 8-year-old Zion Harvey who,...

Coffee consumption habits impact the risk of mild cognitive impairment

47 min ago from Science Daily

A new study estimates the association between change or constant habits in coffee consumption and the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), evaluating 1,445 individuals recruited from 5,632 subjects, aged...

Big swings in blood pressure may indicate heart problems

1 hour ago from UPI

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Large swings in blood pressure may be indicative of damage to the arteries, heart disease or heart failure, according a large study.

US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

1 hour ago from AP Science

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture...

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

1 hour ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over....

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet

1 hour ago from Physorg

Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of...

Dog sledding offers a healthy dose of adventure for children with cancer

1 hour ago from Science Daily

A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be...

Cancer healthcare disparities exist in LGBTQ community, say researchers

1 hour ago from Science Daily

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community is a growing and medically-underserved minority population in the United States, with 3 to 12 percent of the population estimated to identify...

Anti-inflammatory drug acts against ovarian cancer, scientists find

1 hour ago from Science Daily

A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called ketorolac helped women with ovarian cancer to survive longer, researchers report. Ketorolac, marketed as Toradol®, is approved for clinical use in the United States...

Findings question measures used to assess hospital quality

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Hospitals that were penalized more frequently in the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program offered advanced services, were major teaching institutions and had better performance on other publicly reported process-of-care and...

How age, other factors influence online health information searches

2 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study aims to evaluate the types of search strategies that Internet users adopt when trying to solve a complicated health problem.

Deep brain stimulation fails to improve depression symptoms in trial

2 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerPHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- The results of the first large-scale clinical trial using deep brain stimulation to treat depression failed to show a significant improvement in symptoms.

Electronic medical record use halted in Nova Scotia hospitals

2 hours ago from CBC: Health

Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness is pressing pause on the number of doctors who can use electronic medical records in provincial hospitals, a move Doctors Nova Scotia says...

ACA Open Enrollment periods associated with improved coverage, access to care and health

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Results of a national survey that included more than half a million adults indicates significant improvements in trends for self-reported insurance coverage, access to a personal physician and medications, affordability...

ATM-filling workers forget bag of $141,000 on a lawn

2 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperMAHWAH, N.J., July 28 (UPI) -- New Jersey authorities are searching for a man who walked off with $141,000 accidentally left on a lawn by workers refilling ATMs.

Still offline: US non-Internet users stuck at 15 pct

3 hours ago from Physorg

Some 15 percent of American adults are not using the Internet—a figure which has not changed over the past two years, researchers said Tuesday.

Identifying biomarkers key to early intervention in Alzheimer's disease

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for Alzheimer's disease. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective “Rosie the...

U of T gets $114M grant for stem cell research

3 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The University of Toronto received $144 million boost from the federal government that the school says will “take regenerative medicine to the next level.”

Smartphones tested as tools for medical research

3 hours ago from CBC: Health

Scientists say apps could transform medical research by helping them collect information more frequently and from more people than traditional health studies.

Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

3 hours ago from Physorg

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat.

How Did Mexico Eliminate Breast Cancer Deaths?

3 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

In Mexico, breast cancer has been adequately controlled, and is no longer considered a risk of death when it’s diagnosed. The disease is more common among women in the capital...

Promising Prognosis: Cancer Deaths Continue To Fall

3 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. New data from the...

Slow-speed motorized animals race at Polish mall

5 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperKALISZ, Poland, July 28 (UPI) -- A viral video filmed at a Polish mall follows competitors in full motorcycle racing gear in a slow-speed struggle atop motorized animals at...

John Cena gets his nose broken during 'WWE Raw' fight

5 hours ago from UPI

Tharadjyne OrismaOKLAHOMA CITY, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- John Cena takes a knee to the face by Seth Rollins during the live "WWE Raw" championship match.