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Georgia State Rep. Betty Price Responds After Criticism Over ‘Quarantine’ HIV Comment – NBCNews.com

A Georgia state representative is under fire after using the term “quarantine” when asking about methods to curtail the spread of HIV. Republican State Rep. Betty Price, a former anesthesiologist who is married to former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, asked during a study meeting about what officials are “legally able to do” […]

Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men – HealthDay

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and oral sex may be a deadly combo that raises a man’s risk for head and neck cancer, a new study suggests. The key factor is transmission of oral strains of the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be passed through oral sex. In fact, men who […]

Prosecutor: Pharmacist in Meningitis Case Gambled With Lives – U.S. News & World Report

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Rep. Betty Price, wife of former HHS Secretary Tom Price, proposed quarantine of HIV patients – Fox News

Georgia Rep. Betty Price (center), the wife of former HHS Sec. Tom Price, reportedly suggested the idea of a quarantine for HIV patients in the state.  (AP Photo/Andres Harnik) The wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who is a Georgia state representative, reportedly proposed quarantining people with HIV, the virus […]

This Woman’s Heart Actually ‘Broke’ After Her Dog Died. Here’s How It Happened – TIME

If you’ve ever lost a beloved pet, you know how much it can hurt. In fact, the pain could be enough to break your heart, suggests a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Last year, shortly after the death of her treasured Yorkshire terrier Meha, then 61-year-old Joanie Simpson woke up […]

California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson – Reuters

(Reuters) – A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson marked the latest setback […]

What Happens After You Die? The Brain Keeps Working Long Enough for Thoughts to Form – Newsweek

Few things seem more absolute than death. But when it comes to actually pinpointing the moment when a person goes from alive to dead, drawing the line is a little more fraught. The current medical definition of death is when the heart stops beating. In an interview with LiveScience, NYU Langone’s Sam Parnia, a pulmonologist who studies resuscitation, notes […]

Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined – NPR

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Exposure to polluted air, water and […]

Scientists have discovered a new link between sugar and tumor growth – AOL

There’s more bad news for sugar lovers. After nine years of research, molecular biologists in Belgium have discovered that sugars stimulate tumor growth. Their results, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, help explain a puzzle oncologists have encountered for decades — and may offer some new, diet-based cancer-fighting solutions. Most non-cancerous cells in the body get their […]

H7N9 study finds virus poised to become more lethal, resistant to treatment – CIDRAP

During China’s unprecedented fifth wave of H7N9 avian influenza activity, worrisome changes to the virus emerged, including a shift to a highly pathogenic form with some infections able to resist neuraminidase inhibitors such as Tamiflu, and now researchers who put the virus through its paces in animal studies are warning that the virus could easily […]

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