Thursday , 29 January 2015


Stories from Moms Who Delivered Blizzard Babies

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Paticia Strickland holds twins born in Massachusetts during Monday night’s blizzard. (Courtesy UMass Memorial Medical Center)(NEW YORK) — At 35 weeks pregnant, Paticia Strickland was joking with a friend about what would happen if she went into labor during the storm barreling toward the East Coast this week. An hour later, she was on all fours as contractions came one ... Read More »

E. Coli Found in Winnipeg, Boil Water Advisory Issued

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Tomjac80/iStock/Thinkstock(WINNIPEG, Manitoba) — Health officials instituted a boil water advisory for the city of Winnipeg on Tuesday after two clusters of E. coli were located. Officials at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority say that no source for the contamination was located as of Tuesday afternoon. Still, residents east of the Red River were being urged to boil all water used ... Read More »

Study: 'Targeted' Biopsy May Help Detect High-Risk Prostate Cancer Early

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a new method that may help detect high-risk prostate cancer early. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at 1,000 men with either elevated test results or suspicious results from rectal examinations with an MRI to identify suspicious areas of ... Read More »

Sugary Drinks Could Be Linked to Earlier Onset of Menstruation

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers at Harvard Medical School say that sugary drinks may be linked to the earlier onset of menstruation. According to a study published in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers surveyed girls between the ages of 9 and 14 who had not yet begun to have their periods, to calculate the amount of sugary drinks they consumed. They ... Read More »

Latest Report Indicates 64 Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland

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David McNew/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The latest update from the California Department of Public Health notes 64 cases of measles linked to an outbreak at California’s Disneyland. The latest tally includes 50 cases in California with epidemiologic links to Disneyland, as well as 13 in other U.S. states and one in Mexico. The states affected by the outbreak thus far ... Read More »