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Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

(NEW YORK) -- In a rare announcement, the World Health Organization publicly rebuked Tanzania, accusing authorities of refusing to share information about suspected Ebola cases in the East African country.In early September, the WHO learned that a man who was suspected of having the Ebola virus had died in Dar…... Read More

Man surprises pregnant wife with motivational messages during two-day labor

(ATLANTA) -- One Atlanta man's video of him sharing heartfelt messages of encouragement with his pregnant wife during two days of labor has gone viral, and viewer responses are serving up a mixture of delight and rage.The video of Kendall Caver's thoughtful act sees him standing by his wife, Jasmine…... Read More

High levels of cancer-causing chemical found in mint and menthol e-cigarettes: Study

(NEW YORK) -- The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes and now a study from Duke University raises serious health concerns for people using mint and menthol flavored e-cigarette products: a potentially cancer-causing chemical in some of the e-cigarette liquids.The study details high…... Read More

Common pain medication literally turns woman's blood blue

(NEW YORK) -- The term "blue blood" took on a new meaning for a 25-year-old woman who checked into a Rhode Island emergency room with complaints of fatigue and shortness of breath, as well as a more unusual symptom: her blood was turned navy blue.The patient, whose account was documented…... Read More

President Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at developing better flu vaccines to defend Americans against both seasonal influenza and the possibility of a future pandemic outbreak. Seasonal flu “kills tens of thousands of Americans each year,” Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services, said in…... Read More

FDA to consider ads targeting youth in applications to sell e-cigarette products

(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that outlines the process for tobacco companies to apply to sell e-cigarettes and vape products, as the number of vaping-related illnesses tracked by the Centers for Disease Control continues to increase.The FDA has warned e-cigarette companies that they…... Read More

Video experiment tracking the lives of pre-teens shows confidence dips as kids age

(NEW YORK) -- “I feel less confident than five years ago because now there’s a lot more pressure with what you wear, or even academically.”“Five years ago I was steadily confident in what I was doing and now … it kind of changes but mostly depending on what I look…... Read More

Sophia Bush raises awareness to help end period poverty for young women in the US

(NEW YORK) -- When actress and activist Sophia Bush learned that nearly one in five girls in the United States are estimated to have missed school due to a lack of period products, she was aghast."So many girls lose out on their opportunity to get educated because they live in…... Read More

New study reveals what's behind the shrinking black-white cancer mortality gap

(NEW YORK) -- It's been a topic addressed by Democratic presidential candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker: racial disparities in health care. A new study reveals that in at least one area of health, that disparity is starting to change.The disparity in cancer mortality rates between black…... Read More

International team sends life-saving insulin to a remote island via drone

(NEW YORK) -- An international team of scientists and health care workers have completed the world's first drone insulin delivery -- dropping off the life-saving medicine to a remote island in Ireland.Spearheaded by researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway, the team oversaw the takeoff and landing of a…... Read More

New single pill combines blood pressure and cholesterol medicines

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Two medicines for high blood pressure, another two to lower cholesterol – what if you could take just one pill for all of them? That new all-in-one medication, also known as a polypill, worked just as well to prevent and treat elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol,…... Read More