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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills Man After Trip To Florida Beach

Flesh-eating bacteria has become a health concern in Florida over the past few months and this week, the deadly infection killed another person. Reported by cbs4

Support Grows For Bill Proposing Allergy-Friendly Restaurants In Nassau County

A new bill is proposing food establishments better train employees on how to handle food safely. Reported by CBS 2

New contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year, gives women more control

(Reuters Health) - A new contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year and allows women to have complete control over conception, according to a report that details the results of two clinical trials testing the safety and efficacy of the device. Reported by Reuters

Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk - U.N.

Ebola's arrival in eastern Congo's main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the border with Rwanda, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday. Reported by Reuters

Scientists are closing in on a blood test for Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles, half a dozen research groups gave ... Reported by SeattlePI

Oklahoma seeks to hold J&J responsible for opioid crisis as trial ends

Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday urged a judge to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, as the first trial nationally in litigation over the drug crisis came to an end. Reported by Reuters

Oklahoma lawyers at trial's end say opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic

Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis. Reported by Reuters

Stricter gun laws tied to fewer childhood gun deaths

(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with tighter restrictions on the purchase and use of guns and ammunition may have fewer children die from shootings, a new study suggests. Reported by Reuters

Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping "Medicare for All" government-run system. Reported by Reuters India

Biden cancer group shuts down operations

The Biden Cancer Initiative, a non-profit organization started by former Vice President Joe Biden to support cancer prevention and research, said on Monday it suspended operations last week, two and a half months after Biden and his wife resigned from the group to focus on his presidential campaign. Reported by Reuters

Sex Can Help Improve Health of Parkinson's Patients

Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson's patient? It might — at least for some, according to the results of a two-year study. Reported by Newsmax

"Good news" for those with genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Regardless of how much genetic risk someone has, a good diet, adequate exercise, limiting alcohol and not smoking made dementia less likely Reported by CBS News

U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992. Reported by Reuters

Latest: Oklahoma prosecutor calls drugmaker opioid 'kingpin'

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries over the opioid crisis (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has described consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin" ... Reported by SeattlePI

Ugandan court says Virginia woman ran illegal, deadly NGO

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is facing a lawsuit in Ugandan court accusing her nonprofit of operating in the country illegally and leading to the deaths of Ugandan children. The News & Advance reports Renee Bach started the nonprofit Serving His Children in 2009, with centers ... Reported by SeattlePI

U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles last week

The United States recorded 14 new measles cases in the week ended July 11, taking the total number of cases to 1,123 this year, as the country faces its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. Reported by Reuters

Summer Creates Unique Dangers to Your Hearing

Some of the sounds of summer can pose a serious threat to your hearing, including outdoor concerts, fireworks, thunder, and lawn and garden equipment. Reported by Newsmax

Studies: Dancing Improves Heart Health

Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy. Reported by Newsmax

Anti-vaxxers distract from a more serious threat

Many parents aren’t afraid of social media trolls but simply can’t access or afford vaccines Reported by FT

Eating Earlier in the Day Helps You Lose Weight

If you skip or skimp on breakfast, grab a quick lunch and then load up at dinner, your food intake is likely out of sync with your body's needs. Reported by Newsmax

GSK's ovarian cancer treatment meets main goal in late-stage study

GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday a late-stage study testing its initial maintenance therapy, Zejula, in patients with ovarian cancer who have undergone platinum-based chemotherapy showed positive results. Reported by Reuters India

Biden aggressively defends health law known as 'Obamacare'

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former ... Reported by SeattlePI

Two Ebola workers killed in eastern Congo

Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the health ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults that have hampered efforts to stop the deadly spread of the virus. Reported by Reuters

Knife crime: Doctors see increase in 'punishment stabbings'

Boys as young as 15 are involved in carrying blades having been groomed to sell drugs, police say. Reported by BBC News

Two Ebola health workers killed in eastern Congo

Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the latest in a string of assaults that have hobbled efforts to contain the second largest ever outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said. Reported by Reuters

Oklahoma, J&J to wrap up first trial over opioid crisis

Oklahoma's attorney general is expected on Monday to urge a judge to find Johnson & Johnson responsible for flooding the market with painkillers and fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, as the first trial in nationwide litigation over the drug crisis comes to an end. Reported by Reuters

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces a second trial for murder Monday in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández had already served ... Reported by SeattlePI

Healthy living may help offset genetic risk of dementia: study

Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. Reported by Reuters


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