Bananas on the brink? Fruit faces extinction risk

Blend them in a smoothie, mash them into cake, slice them into a sandwich (if you're five years old), try to avoid eye contact with a stranger while you eat one whole - gotta love a banana . This is not good news considering scientists believe the M... More..

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Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex Evacuated - Hazmat Situation for Possible Tuberculosis
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex Evacuated - Hazmat Situation for Possible Tuberculosis

A spokeswoman for the fire department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Staff were prevented from re-entering the building. TB is spread through the air and typically attacks the lungs. Thi...More..

Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor

The tot received her bone marrow transplant from Hayden later that year, but struggled with her health, developing secondary cancer and later going on to receive a transplant from another donor in 2017. "That's...More..

Study Suggests Almost All Restaurant Workers Aren't Properly Washing Their Hands
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Study Suggests Almost All Restaurant Workers Aren't Properly Washing Their Hands

Cross contamination: the study showed participants spreading bacteria from raw poultry onto other surfaces and food items in the test kitchen. To be fair, the safety video didn't address handwashing, but afte...More..

Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela

The UK has also reached the World Health Organization target for 95% of five-year-olds to receive the first dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine . Brazil's Health Ministry said Monday that mor...More..

Texas health officials warn of parasitic outbreak
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Texas health officials warn of parasitic outbreak

All concerns of parasite contamination are eliminated if the produce is cooked. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Texas health department has recorded a large number of illnesses from Cyclospora . ...More..

Young adults shunning smoking, figures suggest UK News
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Young adults shunning smoking, figures suggest UK News

Factoring in people aged 16 and 17 to the overall smoking figures, the United Kingdom saw an increase in the overall proportion of smokers in 2017 - up to 16.8% from 16.1% the year before. Among those in the ...More..

New Cervical Cancer Screening Method Is More Accurate Than Pap Smears
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

New Cervical Cancer Screening Method Is More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Generally speaking, women who had the Pap smear were more than twice as likely to have abnormal cells; HPV testing resulted in 22 cases whereas the Pap smear had 52 women with abnormal cells. "With a negative H...More..

Study finds that testosterone causes men to desire luxury goods
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Study finds that testosterone causes men to desire luxury goods

Previous research has shown people regularly convey status through possessing and displaying expensive, luxury brands. To gain more insights on the role of testosterone on social rank and status associated be...More..

Coffee may lead to longer life, study says
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Coffee may lead to longer life, study says

Tufts University nutrition expert Alice Lichtenstein , who was not involved in the study, said that the results do not mean that non-coffee drinkers should force themselves to drink it. "But if they don't dr...More..

Aspirin may help treat Alzheimer's
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Aspirin may help treat Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that a low-dose aspirin regimen could be a new way of reducing Alzheimer's disease pathology. 'The major defining neuro-pathological features are deposition of extra-cellular senile pl...More..

Tips for protecting your pets during fireworks on Independence Day
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Tips for protecting your pets during fireworks on Independence Day

Berkeley Springs will host dark fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 3 at Widmyer Elementary School on Rt. 522. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Live music, performances, and an extended fireworks display begins at 8:3...More..

Nearly no one washes hands properly, new study finds
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Nearly no one washes hands properly, new study finds

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study that found 97 percent of people don't properly wash their hands when preparing food, which can lead to cross-contamination and ultimately raise t...More..

Heat and humidity before a big change
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Heat and humidity before a big change

The West Coast is also bracing for a major heat wave as wildfires burn. Isolated afternoon storms remain possible today, but they will be hot or miss just like yesterday. "The combination of hot temperatures ...More..

Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say

A woman in her 20s reportedly lost all of her toenails after allegedly getting a so-called "fish pedicure ", a treatment touted by many as rejuvenating for a person's feet. "It was a bit of a craze people got ...More..

Artificial Ovary Could Help Young Cancer Patients Preserve Fertility
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Artificial Ovary Could Help Young Cancer Patients Preserve Fertility

They wanted to help women around the world to be able to have children after they had to endure chemotherapy and any other treatment for cancer that can harm the female fertility . Using a three-day chemical...More..

Shark pulls woman overboard in crocodile-infested Australian waters
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Shark pulls woman overboard in crocodile-infested Australian waters

Eager to experience the animals, which can grow up to 10 feet long, Brunning said she joined the others at the back of the boat. "All I could really focus on was the fact that my finger is gone", Brunning said....More..

Amazon makes big foray into healthcare with pillpack purchase
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Amazon makes big foray into healthcare with pillpack purchase

Amazon , however, has threatened to cause the biggest disruption with stealthy moves to widen its product and distribution reach. Instead of packaging user medications by the prescription (with a month's wort...More..

Lettuce Outbreak Tied To Tainted Canal
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Lettuce Outbreak Tied To Tainted Canal

The diseases in 36 states were earlier found to romaine lettuce made in Yuma, Arizona, which gives a large portion of the romaine sold in the USA amid the winter. Ninety-six people required hospitalization and ...More..

Mosquitoes in Tulsa County test positive for West Nile Virus
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Mosquitoes in Tulsa County test positive for West Nile Virus

The first positive test for West Nile this year comes about three weeks later than the first positive test last year. This week, a trap location in Tulsa County confirmed that the sample of mosquitoes have ...More..