Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents Too

Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents Too

When a teen’s symptoms of depression improve as a result of treatment, it’s more likely that their parent’s mood lifts too, new research shows. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption toggle caption Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images When a teen’s symptoms of depression improve as a result of treatment, it’s more likely that their parent’s mood […]

West Nile virus found in dead birds in eastern Contra Costa County

West Nile virus found in dead birds in eastern Contra Costa County

West Nile virus was found in two dead birds and mosquitoes in eastern Contra Costa, the county Mosquito & Vector Control District said Friday. The district warns the virus peaks in August and September, when baby birds leave nests and mosquitoes bite more often. So far in 2018, there was one other dead bird and four […]

Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment. The latest confirmed cases near the town of Mangina in Congo’s North Kivu province bring the total for the current outbreak […]

Woman dies from infection after she's nipped by new puppy

Woman dies from infection after she's nipped by new puppy

A Wisconsin woman’s died after a nip from her new puppy — and it may be due to the same rare blood infection from dog’s saliva that forced a man to have all of his limbs amputated, according to a report. Sharon Larson, 58, of Milwaukee, fell ill after she was bitten by Bo in […]

Cancer Care, Prevention: How New Jersey Measures Up

Cancer Care, Prevention: How New Jersey Measures Up

New Jersey does well when it comes to helping patients obtain cancer screenings and care, according to a new national report, but it could improve efforts to support palliative care and access to pain medications. However, the recommendations may not account for recent changes to state policy. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released […]

Arsenic Could Help Treat Leukemia and Other Cancers, Scientists Find

Arsenic Could Help Treat Leukemia and Other Cancers, Scientists Find

Arsenic has long been famous as a poison, but researchers now think it may be able to help some people. Scientists from the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston examined whether arsenic could be combined with an existing cancer drug to help treat the disease. Their study, published in Nature Communications on […]

Sussex County man tests positive for West Nile Virus

Sussex County man tests positive for West Nile Virus

A 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus in 2018, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, the blood sample was […]

Why drunk college students go for salty, greasy food

Why drunk college students go for salty, greasy food

After a night of heavy drinking, college students often get a case of the “drunchies”—drunk munchies—where only fatty, salty, unhealthy foods will do, a new study shows. “Given the obesity epidemic and the rates of alcohol consumption on college campuses, we need to be aware of not only the negative effect of alcohol consumption, but […]

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Freshly baked homemade bagels with onion, sesame seed, poppy seed, cream cheese, and butter.  (Fudio) A Maryland woman is blaming her false positive test for opiates on the breakfast she ate hours before giving birth.  Elizabeth Eden was in labor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson last spring when doctors told her she tested positive […]

Paper identifies genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer

Paper identifies genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer

Three-dimensional culture of human breast cancer cells, with DNA stained blue and a protein in the cell surface membrane stained green. Image created in 2014 by Tom Misteli, Ph.D., and Karen Meaburn, Ph.D. at the NIH IRP. A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with […]