Men with more than two oral sex partners are more likely to contract HPV

Men with more than two oral sex partners are more likely to contract HPV

MEN who have had more than two oral sex partners are “significantly” more likely to contract HPV, a viral infection that can develop into oesophageal cancer, a new study has found. HPV, or the human papillomavirus, causes about 20-25 per cent of oesophageal cancer cases, said Professor Shan Rajendra from UNSW’s Ingham Institute. Men are […]

Obesity rates now top 35 percent in 7 states

Obesity rates now top 35 percent in 7 states

Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That’s up from five states two years ago. Moreover, no state had a notable improvement in its obesity rate over the previous year, according to the report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson […]

Mom stole dying daughter's painkillers to feed her opioid addiction, Missouri cops say

Mom stole dying daughter's painkillers to feed her opioid addiction, Missouri cops say

A Missouri mother has confessed to stealing opioid painkillers intended for her terminally-ill daughter, and instead taking the drugs herself, according to police. Medical workers caring for the dying 20-year-old woman called police Monday because they were worried the patient’s mother, Carol Ballweg, wasn’t giving her daughter the oxycodone and fentanyl prescribed to treat her […]

FDA chief calls youth use of Juul, other e-cigarettes an 'epidemic'

FDA chief calls youth use of Juul, other e-cigarettes an 'epidemic'

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb dramatically escalated his efforts to stop an “epidemic” of teenage vaping, announcing Wednesday a massive enforcement action against retailers for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to minors and warning manufacturers of a potential ban of flavored e-cigarette liquids. Officials said the move against more than 1,300 retailers was the largest […]

What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

An intriguing study published this week suggests that bonobos, among the closest relatives to humans, are surprisingly willing to hand over food to a pal. But they didn’t share tools. The discovery adds a new wrinkle to scientists’ efforts to understand the evolutionary origins of people’s unusual propensity to help others. “One of the things […]

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after 20 died from the disease and more than 2,000 people were infected after drinking contaminated water, new Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday. Harare city council has struggled to supply water to some suburbs for more than a decade, forcing residents […]

Abate: Know your risk of prostate cancer

Abate: Know your risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. Statistics show that one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most […]

West Nile cases in ND top 2017 number

West Nile cases in ND top 2017 number

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Dawn Entzminger had been having migraines and nausea almost constantly. Thinking it was “just a headache,” she powered through. “One day was so bad I had to go in,” she said. Entzminger, a Jamestown veterinarian, tested positive for West Nile virus, one of 86 cases in North Dakota through Sept. 4, 2018. […]

Leptospirosis outbreak prompts travel notice for Israel

Leptospirosis outbreak prompts travel notice for Israel

A leptospirosis outbreak in Israel, which has sickened dozens, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for people traveling there. Image/cytis via pixabay Health officials in Israel have reported an outbreak of leptospirosis in the Golan Heights region of northern Israel. Cases have been linked […]

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