Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed

Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed

Facebook’s 2.2-billion active users use the platform for sharing all kinds of things: Engagements. Group plans. Political misinformation. Cat photos. But as researchers reported this week, the words you post in your status updates could also contain hidden information about your mental health. In research described in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the […]

Duke professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

Duke professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

Terrie Moffitt, Nannerl O. Keohane university professor of psychology and neuroscience, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine—one of the highest honors for leaders in health and medicine.  Moffitt joined the Academy with 84 other new members, including 10 international members. The Academy announced the election Monday at its annual meeting. Founded in […]

Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism of Flu Shot

Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism of Flu Shot

When a child gets the flu, they’re not only sick in bed for a week or more, but the illness can also have serious and even life-threatening consequences. In fact, 180 children died after contracting the flu during the 2017-2018 season, one of the most severe on record. Despite the consensus of the medical community, […]

Rockland, Westchester Exposed To Measles By Another Visitor

Rockland, Westchester Exposed To Measles By Another Visitor

NEW CITY, NY — Another international traveler who has been confirmed to have measles visited many locations in Rockland County, Westchester County, and Bergen County in New Jersey including a box store, a gym, synagogues and two health care facilities. Many people were therefore potentially exposed to measles between Oct. 4 – 11. It is […]

100 years ago this month, Spanish flu ravaged Rapid City

100 years ago this month, Spanish flu ravaged Rapid City

One hundred years ago this month, something like martial law was enforced in Rapid City as public buildings and many private businesses were closed, and public gatherings were banned. A global influenza pandemic, known as the Spanish flu, had swept into the city. Despite extraordinary attempts to fight the flu’s spread from person to person, […]

FDA Calls Out Vaping Company for Putting Erectile Dysfunction Drugs in Its Products

FDA Calls Out Vaping Company for Putting Erectile Dysfunction Drugs in Its Products

The Food and Drug Administration called out an e-cigarette company Thursday over concerns that its products contain unapproved drugs meant to treat erectile dysfunction. The FDA said the China-based HelloCig Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. has 15 days to respond to the charge that two of their e-liquid products sold in the U.S. contain unapproved drugs […]

Specialist nurse shortage 'failing' incurable breast cancer patients

Specialist nurse shortage 'failing' incurable breast cancer patients

Breast Cancer Care said thousands of patients continued to be denied crucial care three years after the government promised access to a designated nurse for all cancer patients. “A specialist nurse is the single most important aspect of their care” Samia al Qadhi The charity issued its warning today on the back […]

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?

In 2018, breast cancer will be the most common newly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with 286,670 new cases, outstripping lung cancer (in both men and women) by more than 50,000 new cases, according to projections from the American Cancer Society. For nearly all of those breast cancers, patients will undergo surgery to remove […]

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 8:00 am Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 6:03 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The youngster’s mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn’t sit up on his own, or why he’d frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities. Then they turned to a new national network […]

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