Category Archives: Health

New medical Marijuana pharmacy Opens in Buffalo

New medical Marijuana pharmacy Opens in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Medical marijuana patients in western New York now have another place to purchase medicine. Monday, The Botanist opened its doors. The Seneca Street dispensary is the first one in Buffalo, and the third in Erie County. Only patients who are registered with the New York State Department of Health are allowed to

New exercise guide: move more, sit less, start younger

New exercise guide: move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government’s physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits of exercise

Big studies give mixed news on Fish oil and vitamin D

CHICAGO  — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems. Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped

Deadly rabies cases in Utah are likely to be spread by bats

A Utah resident has died from rabies, and health officials believe exposure to a bat was the source of infection. This is the first person in Utah to die from rabies since 1944, according to the state’s health department. The person’s name and other details were not released. Rabies is a viral disease in mammals that infects

Alicia Silverstone’s son is never sick thanks to Veganism

Alicia Silverstone's son is never sick thanks to veganism

Alicia Silverstone credits veganism with keeping her son healthy. “He’s never had to take medicine in his life,” she told Page Six of her 7-year-old son, Bear, on Thursday. “He can get sniffles and a runny nose but he’s not down, he still goes to school. Two times in his life has he been like ‘Mommy

CDC reports: Smoking rates in US have fallen to historically low levels

CDC reports: Smoking rates in US have fallen to historically low levels

Only 14% of adults in the U.S. reported smoking a cigarette every day or some days — the lowest share in history — according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” The big picture: Smoking’s decline has been slow and steady — as 67% of American adults smoked in 1965 and just 15.5% did so last

Utah man died of rabies, the first case in more than 70 years

MORONI, Utah — A Utah man is dead in what’s believed to be the first fatal case of rabies in Utah in over 70 years. “It started with his neck and back pain. He was seen by a chiropractor. That relieved some of the pain initially, but then numbness and tingling into his arms,” his

Flight attendant Breastfeeding stranger’s Baby in Flight

A flight attendant went above and beyond to help a mom who ran out of formula for her infant Tuesday during a domestic Philippine Airlines flight. Patrisha Organo, a 24-year-old flight attendant and first-time mom, offered to breastfeed the stranger’s baby. “I heard an infant’s cry, a cry that will make you want to do anything to

Uganda is Vaccinated for fear of Ebola Virus Spread

Health workers started vaccinating people in Uganda against Ebola virus on Wednesday, the first time the vaccine has been given in a country before an outbreak even starts. Officials are afraid the virus is going to spread across the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak is still worsening, fueled by armed

Approval of strong opioids may review FDA

FDA says BP drug may be recalled for cancer risk

Activists and Democrats are livid with the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve the most powerful opioid ever, hinting at a possible probe into the way the agency oversees drug approvals. The FDA on Friday made the controversial decision to approve the powerful opioid Dsuvia, which would be administered only in a medical setting. The approval

DHEC says 2 new cases of measles in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control officials said they have identified two new cases of measles in Spartanburg County. According to a DHEC news release, all three cases involve children who have not been vaccinated. None of the children are of school age and do not attend a

Despite criticism, FDA approved a powerful new opioid

Despite criticism, FDA approved a powerful new opioid

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful opioid Friday, despite warnings and criticism from physicians who said the drug will contribute to the opioid addiction epidemic. The drug, Dsuvia, goes under the tongue and is restricted to use in medically supervised health care settings like hospitals, surgical centers and emergency departments as well as on the

Cell phone cancer risk? FDA, National Toxicology Program is inconsistent with safety research

WASHINGTON — Two government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for people to worry. No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from

FDA says BP drug may be recalled for cancer risk

FDA says BP drug may be recalled for cancer risk

Certain lots of a blood pressure medication have been recalled because they may contain an impurity believed to cause cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. Some Irbesartan tablets manufactured by ScieGen Pharmaceuticals and labeled as Westminster Pharmaceuticals and Golden State Medical Supply, Inc (GSMS) are impacted by the voluntary recall. The FDA says the impacted products

Study says Vegan Diet could lead to Weight Loss

Study says Vegan Diet could lead to Weight Loss

Veganism is trending. In the past year, several professional athletes and celebrities have come out promoting a plant-based diet. New vegan products have emerged in restaurants and grocery store shelves and a peak in interest has flooded physician and dietitians’ offices. Now, a new study gives even more incentive to try it out. A systematic review covering