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Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:44:48 GMT

Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday that Lewis' official cause of death was end-stage cardiac disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Texas slashes underperforming anti-abortion group's contract

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:44:47 GMT

An anti-abortion group awarded nearly $7 million to boost women's health and family planning after the state cut off Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers is falling short and will receive far less money as a result, Texas officials said Monday. The decision comes a year after Texas hired the Heidi Group to help strengthen small clinics that specialize in women's health like Planned Parenthood but don't offer abortions.

Record $417 million award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:15:12 GMT

In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed that a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

'Supermarket X' could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:02:36 GMT

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England . The infection, which has seen an "increase in the number of non-travel cases" since 2010, is believed to have come from a British supermarket, only known as Supermarket X. The discovery came after researchers found the consumption of ham and sausages from one particular supermarket to be the common denominator in people infected with the virus.

Tesco recalls thousands of products including Maltesers, Galaxy bars and Quorn mince

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28:49 GMT

The supermarket has said that anyone who has bought one of the many items up for recall should bring them back for a full refund. Tesco have identified a manufacturing fault with the product where a single batch may contain egg which is not declared on the label.

More children will be diagnosed with high blood pressure

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:00:42 GMT

More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. High blood pressure is mostly a "silent" condition, with no visible symptoms.

Matt Dawson: I needed heart ops after contracting Lyme disease in London park

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:47:38 GMT

The 44-year-old developed feverish symptoms after visiting a park in London early last year and was later diagnosed with Lyme disease, he told the BBC. The bacterial infection, caused by infected ticks, can lead to conditions such as meningitis or heart failure if left untreated and can even prove fatal.

Most 'wellness' treatments are bogus - here are the ones...

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:27:10 GMT

Whether it's a sweaty workout or an intense day at work that has your muscles in a knot, a wellness treatment like a massage or a trip to the sauna can sound like alluring medicine. But not all spa treatments are created equal.

Zoo gorilla dies of cancer, days after constipation surgery

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:57:41 GMT

A 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas has died after tests revealed she had late-stage ovarian cancer, four days after undergoing surgery for constipation. The zoo said in a statement Sunday that surgeons who were determining the extent of Tiffany's cancer found that it had spread, prompting their decision not to awaken her from surgery.

Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:29:21 GMT

Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys will have plenty of factors to consider when they begin the final phase of jury selection this week ahead of next month's fraud and bribery trial, including how the New Jersey residents will debate the trial's complicated legal issues and how Menendez's political past and future could factor into their thinking. A pool of prospective jurors will assemble for questioning starting Tuesday that will lead to 12 jurors and four alternates for an expected two-month trial scheduled to begin Sept.

Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:29:20 GMT

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend's business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept.

'I let Big Tobacco pay for my jaunt to Switzerland because I want to quit smoking', says MSP

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:58:30 GMT

SNP MSP Richard Lyle accepted over A 800 in hospitality from a multinational tobacco giant during an overnight trip that he took to help him quit smoking. Phillip Morris International , best known for the Marlboro brand of cigarettes, paid for Lyle's travel, hotels stays and food and refreshments during a visit to its Swiss cigarette factory.

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:37:14 GMT

The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila. More than 100 soldiers were sent on Saturday to the towns of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija province after two cases of avian flu were detected in quails, army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Isagani Nato said in a statement.

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day 'can help people to live longer'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:15:24 GMT

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research. The study suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption - classed as less than 14 drinks a week for men, and seven for women - may have "protective" health effects and can reduce the risk of dying young.

Often missing in the health care debate: Women's voices

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:52:52 GMT

Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid -- and to live longer and depend on Medicare.

Tennessee cancer survivor sinks hole-in-one after surgery

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:33:04 GMT

A Tennessee cancer survivor has hit a hole-in-one in her first round of golf since undergoing five surgeries in the past year. The Tennessean reports Cathy Helton hit a hole-in-one while playing in the annual Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition Celebration of Life Golf Classic at Hermitage Golf Course.

This may be the first substantial evidence that e-cigs could...

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:08:35 GMT

Public health experts are divided on the question, but a new study is the first of its kind to suggest that for some people, the devices could help more than they hurt. The paper, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors , looks at how patterns of quitting smoking have changed across America since e-cigarettes - devices that vaporize liquid nicotine rather than burning tobacco and creating tar - were introduced in 2010.