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New Insulin Pump Could Prevent Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Patients

New Insulin Pump Could Prevent Hypoglycemia in Diabetes PatientsJeffrey Hamilton/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new device attached to an insulin pump may help prevent dangerous low blood sugar levels in diabetes patients during the night.According to HealthDay News, the pump would deliver insulin when necessar...

Ocean Injuries More Common Than Thought

Ocean Injuries More Common Than ThoughtiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study found that injuries caused by ocean waves are more common and more severe than you might think.According to a release from the University of Delaware, there have been 1,121 injuries requiring emergency ro...

Girl Wakes Up After Lung Transplant

Girl Wakes Up After Lung TransplantCourtesy Tracy Simon(NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.) -- The 10-year-old girl whose family successfully fought a rule preventing her from qualifying for adult lungs has woken up nine days after receiving a lung transplant from an adult donor. Sarah Murnaghan of Ne...

With Hearing Implants, Experiencing Sound for the First Time

With Hearing Implants, Experiencing Sound for the First TimeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After being born severely hearing-impaired, Sarah Churman heard her first clear sound at age 29 and promptly burst into tears. “I hear Melinda say, “How does it sound?” Churman wrote in her memoir, ...

Brooklyn Man Sues Former Employer for Weight Discrimination

Brooklyn Man Sues Former Employer for Weight DiscriminationCourtesy Seth Bogdanove(NEW YORK) -- A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show. A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the ar...

Two Health Workers Giving Polio Vaccinations Killed in Pakistan

Two Health Workers Giving Polio Vaccinations Killed in PakistanGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(PEBANI, Pakistan) -- Two health workers trying to eradicate polio were killed in a targeted attack in a remote Pakistani village Sudnay. The two health workers, both Pakistani, were giving polio vaccinations to young children wh...

Salad Dressing May Increase Likelihood of Surviving Prostate Cancer

Salad Dressing May Increase Likelihood of Surviving Prostate CanceriStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows that a spoonful of salad dressing my dramatically increase a man's survival chances after he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.The study, which looked at nearly 4,600 patients who had been di...

Boy on Lung Transplant List Happy for Sarah Murnaghan

Boy on Lung Transplant List Happy for Sarah MurnaghanCourtesy Peterson Family(HOUSTON) -- Jordan Peterson is 10 years old, suffers from cystic fibrosis and is on the pediatric lung transplant waiting list -- just like Sarah Murnaghan, the Pennsylvania girl who received a lung transplant Wednesday after h...

American Heart Association Lists Seven Ways to Limit Stroke Risk

American Heart Association Lists Seven Ways to Limit Stroke RiskComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The American Heart Association put out a list this week of the seven health factors that can increase your risk of suffering a stroke.Nearly 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year, making strokes the fourth-leadin...

Sunscreen May Minimize Effects of Aging on Skin

Sunscreen May Minimize Effects of Aging on SkinComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With the heat of summer approaching sunbathing and sunscreens are on many Americans' to-do lists. We all know that sunscreen protects us from the harmful rays of the sun that can cause skin cancer, but according to one ...

Four Steps to Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Early Death

Four Steps to Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Early DeathComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, doing just four things could help significantly reduce your risk of death.The study looked at over 6,200 healthy people over a span of eight years and determined tha...

Soy Sauce Overdose Sends Teen into Coma

Soy Sauce Overdose Sends Teen into ComaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- A 19-year-old survived a dangerous sodium overdose after drinking more than a quart of soy sauce on a dare, according to a case study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.After drinking a quart of the sod...

‘Smoking’ Alcohol and the Sobering Risks of Ingestion Fads

‘Smoking’ Alcohol and the Sobering Risks of Ingestion Fadshttp://www.vaportini.com(NEW YORK) -- Drinkers who have grown bored with drinking alcohol in liquid form, or who are hoping to skip the calories, have found a way to “smoke” their favorite spirits.Vaporizing alcohol in either dry ice or thr...

Awaiting Heart Transplant, Fla. Teen Celebrates Graduation from Hospital

Awaiting Heart Transplant, Fla. Teen Celebrates Graduation from HospitalKelly Haberman(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- Taylor Haberman may not have gotten to dance at her high school prom or walk down the stage to accept her diploma at graduation, but thanks to the help of an adolescent palliative care organization, she was still ab...

Vinegar Test May Help Reduce Deaths Caused by Cervical Cancer

Vinegar Test May Help Reduce Deaths Caused by Cervical CancerSiri Stafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A medical study in India found that a test utilizing an acetic acid solution -- vinegar -- could help prevent cervical cancer in women.The study analyzed over 150,000 women between the ages of 35 and 64, ...

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in ElderlyPixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that senior citizens who go under general anesthesia during medical procedures may experience an increased rate of dementia.General anesthesia is used to make a patient unconscious and unable to feel pa...

MERS Coronavirus Kills Three More in Saudi Arabia

MERS Coronavirus Kills Three More in Saudi ArabiaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- Saudi health officials say three more people have died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll in Saudi Arabia to 24. The country has seen the highest number of MERS cases since the outbreak st...

High Doses of NSAIDs Raise Risk of Heart Failure

High Doses of NSAIDs Raise Risk of Heart FailureiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows that high doses of common pain relievers may increase your risk for cardiovascular issues.Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- known as NSAIDs -- are among the most common pain-relief medicines...

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five StatesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A in five states that may be linked to a frozen food blend.According to a press relea...

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five StatesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A in five states that may be linked to a frozen food blend.According to a press relea...

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