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Lauren Hill’s Cancer Is Starting To Take Its Toll

Lauren Hill’s Cancer Is Starting To Take Its Toll

By Val Powell November 19, 2014

Lauren Hill’s cancer is taking its toll on her body. Just two weeks after the Mount St. Joseph freshman made the first score for her team’s basketball season, it has been revealed that Hill has gotten significantly weaker. On Tuesday, …

Judge Rules In Favor Of Nurse In Quarantine Lawsuit

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who made the news after a very public battle with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Maine Governor Paul LePage over Ebola quarantine laws, has reached a settlement with the Maine government that allows her to …

Nina Pham Reunited With Pet Dog After Ebola Scare

On Saturday, November 1, Dallas nurse Nina Pham was reunited with her dog after its 21-day quarantine on suspicion for Ebola infection. Pham, who had contracted Ebola while caring for a patient and successfully recovered from the virus, met her …

Diabetes Awareness Month Kicks Off

Diabetes Awareness Month kicked off today as events across the nation were held to raise awareness of diabetes and the prevention of it. For example, one of the largest diabetes awareness walks in the nation was held today in Philidelphia. …

Google Works With Nanoparticles To Detect Disease Google Works With Nanoparticles To Detect Disease

Google’s Google X unit is reportedly working on a system for disease detection involving nanoparticles that float around in the bloodstream. The effort is led by the Life Sciences department of Google X, which is run by Andrew Conrad. Steven …

Samantha Power Visits Ebola-Stricken Countries

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has flown to West Africa to encourage international support for the fight against Ebola. Power traveled through Guinea on Sunday and landed on Monday in Sierra Leone. She also plans to visit Liberia …

Google Announces Android Wear Update Google Announces Android Wear Update

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone …

Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

In November Californians will have the opportunity to significantly change medical malpractice law in their state. Proposition 46 would raise California’s cap on non-economic damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state’s cap is currently $250,000, set in 1975 by …

Family Defends Nurse That Contracted Ebola Virus

Amber Vinson, the second nurse from Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus, has reportedly been getting negative comments about her recent trip to Ohio. Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10 to plan her …

Ebola Travel Ban May Do More Harm Than Good

Some US lawmakers are calling for a travel ban on people from West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus in the attempt to safeguard Americans from the disease. However, experts are advising against the Ebola travel ban, saying …

Arthritis Symptoms And Finding Relief

Arthritis symptoms are said by sufferers to worsen as the weather gets colder. If you find your symptoms have worsened as the weather cools, then you’re no doubt seeking ways to greatly reduce or relieve pain as soon as possible. …

Weight Loss: Faster Diets Are Good Too, Shows Study

American adults are more obese than ever and still growing larger. It’s a problem that millions struggle with and one that helps make weight loss a billion-dollar industry. Though fad diet books are immensely popular, slow and steady weight loss …

Amber Vinson Contracts Ebola, Virus Spreads

The second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has reportedly been identified as Amber Vinson. After treating a patient diagnosed with Ebola who later died, Vinson herself came down with the virus, making her the second nurse at …

US Nurse Nina Pham Contracts Ebola Virus

The nurse who contracted Ebola from a Liberian patient is reportedly “doing well” while receiving treatment at the Texas hospital for which she works. Nina Pham is the first person to contract Ebola on US soil after attending to Thomas …

Genetic Testing Guidelines Issued For MD

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is well-known as a disease that progressively weakens muscles, leading to muscle spasms, difficulty walking, and eventually difficulty breathing. What many people don’t know is that MD is actually a group of diseases, each of which can …

Ebola in Boston Dismissed by Health Officials

A suspected Ebola patient in Boston was cleared this week as fears of the disease have begun to rise in the U.S. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center officials told The Boston Globe on Tuesday that the patient does not have …

Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare

When I say preventative care applications and health support communities, you say … Facebook? Facebook, eternal tracker of all things you, is planning a move into the healthcare realm. That’s the word from Reuters, who quotes the omnipresent “people familiar …