New Jersey man, who begged police for water, died of spinal meningitis – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

New Jersey man, who begged police for water, died of spinal meningitis – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Please enable Javascript to watch this video PATERSON, N.J. — Jameek Lowery, the 27-year-old New Jersey man whose death spawned protests after he had begged police for water at department headquarters, died of spinal meningitis, WPIX reports. A source told the local TV news station that officials were planning a meeting with Lowery’s bereaved family to […]

The U.S. cancer rate has been declining for 25 years, study finds – USA TODAY

The U.S. cancer rate has been declining for 25 years, study finds – USA TODAY

The U.S. cancer death rate experienced a continuous decline over 25 years, says a study published by the American Cancer Society.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) The cancer rate in the United States dropped continuously over a 25-year period, representing a 27 percent decline, according to a study published Tuesday. The study from the American Cancer Society found there […]

Health officials: Wyoming cat infected with bubonic plague – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Health officials: Wyoming cat infected with bubonic plague – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

JOHNSON COUNTY, Wyo. – An outdoor cat in Johnson County, Wyoming, was infected with the bubonic plague, according to health officials. Laboratory testing done at the University of Wyoming confirmed the cat was infected. So far, there’s no evidence that humans have contracted the plague. This cat is the third plague-infected cat found in Wyoming […]

Schumer calls on FDA to address vaccine shortage – Newsday

Schumer calls on FDA to address vaccine shortage – Newsday

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Monday called on the federal Food and Drug Administration to address the shingles vaccine shortage on Long Island, saying it is a “perfect example” of why the government shutdown should end. Appearing at a pharmacy in Farmingdale, Schumer (D-N.Y.) said high demand and manufacturing delays have resulted in a nationwide and local […]

Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition – BBC News

Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition – BBC News

Image copyright SPL Researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a heart condition that raises the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6m people in the UK. But it is often only detected after someone has had a stroke. The British […]

Gofundme jumpstarts a golden era of snake oil as desperate people raise millions for quack homeopathy cancer "remedies" – Boing Boing

Gofundme jumpstarts a golden era of snake oil as desperate people raise millions for quack homeopathy cancer "remedies" – Boing Boing

In Patients’ crowdfunding campaigns for alternative cancer treatments, published by researchers from Simon Fraser University in The Lancet Oncology (Sci-Hub mirror) we learn that thanks to Gofundme, 13,000 people have raised $1.4 million to help 200 desperate cancer patients pay for ineffective homeopathic “treatments.” A third of these fundraisers were launched by people […]

The five most addictive substances in the world – CNN

The five most addictive substances in the world – CNN

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