Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:51:16 GMT
In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. The test, called a spiral or helical CT scan, detects lung abnormalities as small as 5 millimeters, less than a fifth of an inch.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:51:15 GMT
Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem covers more than 1 million people on the exchanges and said Wednesday that it's planning to return next year.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:52:35 GMT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall for various brands of pie and tart shells, including No Name brand's deep dish pie shells. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the shells are produced by Edmonton-based Harlan Bakeries and were sold across Canada.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:41:57 GMT
The US Food and Drug Administration calls it "cruel deception": companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are "illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer."
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:54:23 GMT
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:05:20 GMT
A doctor who is treating former President George H.W. Bush says while the nation's 41st president has recovered from pneumonia, he is still dealing with the effects of chronic bronchitis. In a statement issued Tuesday, Dr. Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said he still expects the 92-year-old Bush will be discharged by the end of the week.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:24:43 GMT
Chipotle saw a key sales figure rise more than expected as it works to regain customers' trust after a series of food scares, but may have lost at least a little ground again in disclosing a possible data security issue. The company said it recently detected unauthorized activity on the network that supports its payment system in restaurants, but believes it has stopped the activity.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:17:22 GMT
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products, mostly sold on websites and social media, can be harmful, waste money and result in people not getting approved, effective treatments.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:17:21 GMT
"We were sold years ago on the idea that addicts were people that lived under a bridge," said Jamison Monroe Jr., founder of teen addiction recovery center Newport Academy. But in the last few years, opioid abuse has hit epidemic proportions, and white people have had the largest increase in heroin addiction.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:11:01 GMT
Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi" co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems. Authorities in Indiana said Monday that Moran likely died from cancer at her home on Saturday at the age of 56. Earlier in the day, Baio told New York's WABC radio about Moran's death that "if you do drugs or drink, you're going to die," but added that he didn't know if drugs or alcohol were the cause.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:13:12 GMT
Mackenna Newman, according to BuzzFeed . Her mom Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:29:37 GMT
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:31:59 GMT
Almost 3,000 children in West Sussex are either missing key doses or have not been vaccinated at all, according to NHS England. Now, with it being World Health Organisation World Immunisation Week, NHS England is urging parents and carers to check their child's vaccinations are up-to-date in a bid to protect them from serious diseases - such as some strains of meningitis, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough - and help to prevent outbreaks.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:33:01 GMT
In this April 12, 2017 photo, zucchini flowers grown with wastewater near Mixquiahuala are displayed for sale at the Central de Abastos, the capital's main market, in Mexico City. The edible flowers are a popular ingredient in quesadillas.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:56:05 GMT
Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo. The study included nearly 10,000 participants from the Women's Health Initiative , a national, long-term study of more than 150,000 women.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:53:02 GMT
In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:53:01 GMT
WHO said Monday that the vaccine has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child.