Health News News on Health continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // Death toll rises to 242 in Oklahoma's record flu season Health officials say 242 Oklahomans have died from influenza so far this season, deepening the severity of an already record flu season in the state. The state Department of Health said Thursday more than 4,500 people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms since Sept.

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Brave Elsa McBurney wins her cancer battle Elsa, who celebrated her eighth birthday with a huge community party at Banbridge Rugby Club earlier this month had a scan on Tuesday following the end of her chemotherapy. Posting on the Team Elsa Facebook page, her mum Leslie said doctors told her the scans showed no evidence of the disease.

Banbridge Today Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:57:38 GMT 180322JN6E0S 0
One year after son's death, 'I got to fight' Haunted by memories of Ayden, a York County dad fights on. But kids keep dying. Ayden Zeigler-Kohler died on March 22, 2017.

The York Daily Record Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:57:36 GMT 180322N7U592 0
Gary Lightbody opens up on battle with depression and alcoholism Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has revealed he has been struggling with depression and alcoholism but is now two years' sober.

Owatonna People's Press Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:21:03 GMT 1803221FVI6O 0
How to save more and catch up on retirement in your 50s According to research by the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute, among households headed by adults ages 50 to 55, the median retirement savings is only $8,000. Lack of retirement funds is all the more concerning as today's adults are expected to live much longer.

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:03:09 GMT 1803222ALPOI 0
Gluten-free Diet May Still Allow Harmful Levels of Exposure Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest. "Individuals who are on a gluten free diet are consuming more gluten than we actually imagined.

News Max Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:03:08 GMT 180322FJ3RTH 0
Cancer researcher given 5 years to live - after possible asbestos exposure at schools A CANCER researcher raised in Blackburn has been left 'devastated' by being diagnosed with a fatal form of the disease in his forties. Father-of-two Dr John Timms faces a steady increase in disability, and is unlikely to survive more than five years.

Lancashire Telegraph Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:03:07 GMT 180322EDPTPM 0
A Ban on 'Walking While Smoking' Proposed by New York Lawmaker Councilman Peter Koo of Queens said if people are going to smoke in public, they should stand in one place to avoid getting smoke in other people's faces or else be subject to a $50 fine. "In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to realize that smoking and walking down a crowded sidewalk subjects everyone behind you to breathing in the fumes," Koo said, according to Pix 11-TV.

Al Bawaba Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:11:42 GMT 180322NP40PG 0
Research offers new understanding about cause of Parkinson's disease Until very recently, Parkinson's had been thought a disease that starts in the brain, destroying motion centers and resulting in tremors and loss of movement. New research published this week in the journal Brain , shows the most common Parkinson's gene mutation may change how immune cells react to generic infections like colds, which in turn trigger the inflammatory reaction in the brain that causes Parkinson's.

Medical News Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:11:41 GMT 180322M31V4D 0
Rivals ready to cut health insurance rates as Vhi kicks off new price war RIVALS of Vhi are ready to cut their prices in response to dramatic reductions in premiums announced by the company in the past few weeks. RIVALS of Vhi are ready to cut their prices in response to dramatic reductions in premiums announced by the company in the past few weeks.

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Germany confirms H5N6 bird flu case on island farm HAMBURG: German authorities have confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu type at a farm on an island off the German North Sea coast, the Schleswig-Holstein state agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. The virus was found on a farm of with 57 chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese on the island of Hallig Suederoog.

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'Bright and bubbly' girl, nine, with autism has afro chopped for charity A nine-year old girl from Worcester Park who had never had a haircut has had it chopped off for charity after being inspired by a girl doing it on television. Daisie Edwards, who was diagnosed with high-functioning Asperger's syndrome and autism in 2014, decided on making the cut while watching Good Morning Britain - she is a fan of the show and especially of Piers Morgan.

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Black Country beauty therapists land dream jobs after awards success A TALENTED beauty therapy student from Dudley College has landed her dream job after being crowned Ragdale Hall Spa's Student of Excellence 2018. The 20-year-old's prize included a full-time beauty therapist position at the Leicestershire spa, plus a spa day for two, A 500 on completion of one year's service, winner's trophy and certificate.

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We're treating lower back pain all wrong. Here's how to do it right. WATCH: Dr. Doug Gross from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta shows us some exercises and stretches that help with lower back pain. Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors.

CISN Country 103.9 FM Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:42:22 GMT 180321MKP2RE 0
Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice. The findings point to potential therapies for controlling inflammation and slowing progression of rare retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration .

Science Daily Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:19:48 GMT 180321SES1D7 0
Women may dismiss subtle warning signs of heart disease Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No.

KNDO Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:19:47 GMT 1803211DQK5K 0
New brain scanner allows patients to move freely for the first time A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL. It is part of a five-year Wellcome funded project which has the potential to revolutionise the world of human brain imaging.

Science Daily Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:19:46 GMT 18032176P6HG 0