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Two Illinois Women Have Died From West Nile Virus

Two Illinois Women Have Died From West Nile Virus

Two Illinois women who had contracted the West Nile virus have died, therefore becoming the state’s first two deaths from the infection in 2014, announced public health officials on Thursday morning. They each had been diagnosed with the virus in the latter part of August. Their names have not been released to the public but […]

Scientist Claims Menopause Will Not Exist in 20 Years Time

Scientist Claims Menopause Will Not Exist in 20 Years Time

Scientist Aubrey de Grey has claimed that in 20 years time, the menopause may not exist. Dr de Grey predicts that the aging process can be halted and possibly even reversed in the future, meaning that women will no long have to go through the natural process of fertility change. The rapid progress in stem cell […]

Influenza Vaccination Researchers Debut New Way to Keep Children Healthy

Influenza Vaccination Researchers Debut New Way to Keep Children Healthy

Influenza vaccination researchers are debuting a new solution this year aimed at helping needle phobic children stay happy and healthy as flu season approaches. Although nasal spray influenza vaccines have been available for over a decade in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now stating a preference for the FluMist® version over the traditional […]

Surgery Costs Driven Up by Unexpected Medical Bills

Surgery Costs Driven Up by Unexpected Medical Bills

  Peter Drier thought he had done his homework regarding his insurance coverage and medical costs prior to a neck surgery to repair herniated disks last December, but an unexpected bill for $117,000 from an assistant surgeon he did not know about was an extremely unpleasant surprise. The New York City bank technology manager was prepared for […]

Dogs Can be Pessimistic Too Study Suggests

Dogs Can be Pessimistic Too Study Suggests

A recent study has suggested that dogs can be pessimists or optimists in the same way that people can. Researchers from the University of Sydney have shown that when it comes to anticipating treats, different dogs have different outlooks on the likelihood that they will be given the treat they prefer. The paper was published […]

Curl Up With a Book and Read to Reduce Stress

Curl Up With a Book and Read to Reduce Stress

Looking for ways to relieve stress? Some contemporary stress releases are Ken Follett, Daniel Silva, Walter Isaacson, Sue Grafton and J.K. Rowling or her alter ego Robert Galbraith. Some old tried and true ones are Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte or Fyodor Dostoevsky. Even some chick lit or vampire novels. Research shows someone can improve their […]

Truvada New Weapon in Battle Against HIV [Video]

Truvada New Weapon in Battle Against HIV [Video]

The battle against the  HIV/AIDS epidemic is now being fought with a new weapon in Truvada. The Food and Drug Administration, (FDA) for the first time, has approved a drug treatment that will prevent infection in healthy people. This is a drug which works by lowering the amount of virus in the blood of HIV […]

Ebola Virus Lockdown in Sierra Leone Isolates Six Million People

Ebola Virus Lockdown in Sierra Leone Isolates Six Million People

In an attempt to control the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone, six million people have been isolated in a three-day lockdown. The effort resulted in some residents fleeing their homes in an attempt to avoid being trapped in them. The lockdown is in place to stop the further spread of the disease which has […]

Respiratory Illness Hits Hundreds of School-Age Children

Respiratory Illness Hits Hundreds of School-Age Children

Hundreds of school-aged children have been hit with a respiratory illness recently identified as Enterovirus D-68. Last seen in the United States some 50 years ago, the virus may affect some people without any obvious symptoms, while others experience severe illness. The virus D-68 affects the gastrointestinal tract. However, its symptoms are difficulty breathing and wheezing, […]

Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk Portland Is Sunday

Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk Portland Is Sunday

Race for the Cure, breast cancer walk, is happening in Portland on Sunday morning. The Susan G. Komen race starts at 7am and will bring thousands of people together for a one mile walk. Starting at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, participants join the race each year for all manner of personal reasons, however they […]

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