Can Community Health offers free HIV testing

Can Community Health offers free HIV testing

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – To recognize National HIV Testing Day Wednesday, CAN Community Health offered free HIV tests at Walgreens all day.  Nationwide, more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV, but one in seven of them don’t even know it. There are staggering statistics in Florida too, the state with the highest number […]

People encouraged to act on 'National HIV Testing Day'

People encouraged to act on 'National HIV Testing Day'

Mount Pleasant, S.C. —  A quick finger prick and twenty minutes. That’s all it takes for people to learn their HIV status. Palmetto Community Care, formerly known as Lowcountry AIDS Services, is offering free and confidential testing to people in the Charleston community. A new mobile testing van is now being used to reach people […]

Flight attendants get more uterine, thyroid and other cancers, study finds

Flight attendants get more uterine, thyroid and other cancers, study finds

A flight attendant’s life may look glamorous, but the job comes with health hazards that go beyond managing surly passengers. As a group, they get certain cancers more than the general population, according to a new study. Scientists have long found that flight attendants get more breast cancer and melanoma. The new study, published Monday […]

Cayuga County Health Department: What to know about ticks and Lyme disease

Cayuga County Health Department: What to know about ticks and Lyme disease

Summer is here, which means it’s time for New Yorkers to take precautions to protect themselves from ticks. Tick-borne diseases are steadily rising in the Northeast. Nationwide, the volume of tick-related illnesses more than doubled between 2004 and 2016. Lyme disease has become an important public health problem in New York state and is the […]

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

A public bathroom bathed in blue light is seen at this Turkey Hill convenience store in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  (AP) WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –  Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot […]

New "Tick App" aims to track tick activity, disease

New "Tick App" aims to track tick activity, disease

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The tick population is growing across Wisconsin, and so is the population of deer ticks carrying Lyme Disease. That’s according to Susan Paskewtiz, a professor of Etymology at UW-Madison. Paskewitz has been working with software developers and her team to launch the “Tick App”. It’s a smartphone application where users log […]

Study: Schizophenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic

Study: Schizophenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic

Scientists have found that some psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic, whereas neurological disorders like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, appeared more distinct. “This work is starting to re-shape how we think about disorders of the brain. If we can uncover the genetic influences and patterns of overlap between different disorders, then we might […]

What a miracle sounds like

What a miracle sounds like

For Anna and Will Esler, seeing their 1-year-old daughter Ayla react to sound was a gift almost too precious to describe. The previous year had been one of tested faith, hope and heartache for Anna and Will Esler as their 13-month-old daughter Ayla sat on her mother’s lap last Tuesday at Cook Children’s Medical Center […]

Robotic surgery may give better quality of life to bladder cancer patients

Robotic surgery may give better quality of life to bladder cancer patients

NEW YORK: The outcome of robotic-assisted surgery and traditional open surgery are equally effective in treating bladder cancer, say researchers, led by one of an Indian-origin. The results, published in the journal The Lancet, may help patients and doctors to make informed decisions on the use of robotic surgery, which is not cheap, the researchers […]

Robotic surgery is no better than traditional surgery, bladder cancer study finds

Robotic surgery is no better than traditional surgery, bladder cancer study finds

A robotic system being used in surgery at University of Miami (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center) Robotic-assisted procedures have now become ubiquitous in some kinds of surgeries. What once was seen as a technological marvel is commonplace in many hospitals. But studies in recent years have shown robotic surgery performs no better than traditional surgery — even […]

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