New blood test can help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

CHICAGO — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn’t detect concussions and the approval More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility. The “Girls” creator and star wrote a personal essay for Vogue about her decision to undergo a hysterectomy late last year.  Dunham More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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Volunteers get high to help cops spot pot users

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Even though recreational marijuana is legal in California, most people probably wouldn’t be comfortable smoking around police officers. But that’s exactly what Edson Villegas More...

By admin On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Drug shortages burden U.S. health care system

The nation’s health care system is still reeling from Hurricane Maria five months after the killer storm hit. Along with Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and infrastructure, Maria also wiped out Puerto More...

By admin On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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School holds prayer vigil for teen who died from flu

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A touching prayer vigil was held Friday evening for 14-year-old Gabriella Chabot who died from the flu, CBS Los Angeles reports. Chabot would have celebrated her 15th birthday next More...

By admin On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Doctors try new approaches to help flu patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has spent More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Did Robin Williams' suicide spur “copycat” deaths?

Fans around the world were shocked when comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014. But the tragedy didn’t stop there: Researchers believe his grim death spawned a rash of copycat suicides. In the More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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6 things you can do right now to help prevent the flu

The United States is in the midst of a particularly rough – and deadly – flu season. According to the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the current flu outbreak is responsible for at More...

By admin On Sunday, February 4th, 2018
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Flu epidemic is not letting up

Last Updated Feb 4, 2018 9:32 AM EST The flu epidemic is not letting up. Forty-two states saw high levels of activity last week. So far this season, 53 children have died. Seven-year-old Savanna Jessie More...

By admin On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
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Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up

WASHINGTON — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don’t worry — More...