18 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll from an
outbreak of listeria first linked to tainted cantaloupes has risen
to 18, and a total of 100 people have been sickened across 20
states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported late Tuesday.
Monkeys Use Brain Power, Not Hands, to 'Move' Virtual Objects
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who taught
monkeys to use their brains to move the virtual hands of an avatar
(a virtual body) and to identify the texture of virtual objects say
the experiment demonstrates the potential benefits of this
technology for people who've suffered crippling spinal
Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have heart attacks
earlier in life than nonsmokers, and women smokers are more likely
than men to suffer complications after a heart attack, according to
a new study.
Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of nursing
home residents in the United States who receive a seasonal flu shot
is lower than the national goal, and the rate is lower for blacks
than for whites, a new study finds.
Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who think
they're not in tip-top health may have a greater risk of developing
dementia than folks who believe they're healthy, French researchers
report in Oct. 5 issue of the journal
More Americans Face Longers Trips to ER
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four
Americans must now travel farther to the nearest trauma center than
10 years ago due to closures of hospital trauma centers, a new
Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Treating women with an
aggressive form of early stage breast cancer using Herceptin and
not turning to a third type of drug known as an
anthracycline, improves survival while posing less danger to the
heart, researchers report.
Experimental MS Drug Shows Promise
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new oral drug for
relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis appears to reduce relapse
rates and disability progression, according to the results of a
so-called phase 3 trial.
Stem Cell Therapy Might Help Kidney Transplant Patients
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A novel stem cell therapy
given shortly after a kidney transplant allows some patients to
cast away the medicines meant to keep their body from attacking the
new organ, according to a small new study from the Stanford
University School of Medicine.
Steve Jobs, Visionary Leader of Apple Inc., Dies at 56
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Steve Jobs, the visionary
leader of Apple Inc., which introduced the world to personal
computers, then the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, died on
Wednesday following a long battle with cancer.