More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. “Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number to 53,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news...
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You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

Tweet THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The makeup of bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed gut bacteria populations (“microbiomes”) in two dog breeds. The findings showed that the genes in the dogs’ microbiomes had many similarities with humans. In fact, they...
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Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

Tweet Chemo: 3 Things You Need to Know By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tattoos serve many purposes, perhaps expressing artistry, loyalty or love. Now, scientists working with mice say they’ve engineered a medical “tattoo” that can screen for early signs of major disease. The biomedical tattoo is made...
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New Therapy May Prevent Tough-to-Treat Migraines

Tweet Tips for Living With Migraine By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope — the first of a new class of drugs aimed at warding off the headaches. Researchers found that the injected drug, called erenumab, could prevent migraines...
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Does Pot Really Dull a Teen’s Brain?

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests. The memory and thinking abilities of teenagers do not appear to be as strongly affected by heavy marijuana use as previously suspected, according to an evaluation of data from dozens...
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‘Dance Moms’ Star Paralyzed From Spinal Infection

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller nearly died after she developed a spinal infection that left her paralyzed from the neck down, People magazine reports. The former “Dance Moms” star sought emergency treatment at Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital after the onset of “excruciating neck pain” and weakness in her arm, according...
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Exercise In, Vitamin D Out for Preventing Falls

Tweet By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With aging often comes worry about falls and the bone fractures they cause. Now, a panel of U.S. experts has new advice on what helps and what doesn’t when it comes to staying upright. For starters, get off the sofa. And don’t rely on vitamin D to keep you from falling. In...
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Sen. John McCain Stable After Intestinal Surgery

Tweet April 17, 2018 — U.S. Sen. John McCain is in stable condition after undergoing intestinal surgery for an infection, his office said Monday. His staff said the surgery McCain had Sunday at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix was related to a condition called diverticulitis, in which the colon develops small bulges that can become infected, the Associated Press reported. Since December, the longtime...
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies

Tweet Family First She and George H.W. Bush met at a school dance when she was 16. They kept in touch as he served in the Navy and married on Jan. 6, 1945. They had four sons, George W., Jeb, Marvin, and Neil; and a daughter, Doro. Another child, Robin, died in 1953 at age 3 after fighting leukemia. During that time, according to published reports, Bush’s hair turned white, and she later kept...
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Can ‘Mono’ Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

Tweet Nagging Cough? Ask WebMD By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of young Americans have lived through the fatigue and discomfort of mononucleosis. Now, new research suggests, but doesn’t prove, that the virus that causes the illness may be linked to an increased risk for seven other serious immune-system diseases. Those...
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