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8 Meningitis Diagnoses in Los Angeles County

Apr 2
Health officials say eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis so far this year.

Study: Mammogram Benefits Overestimated, Harms Underestimated

Apr 2
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at decades of studies on mammography and found the benefits are often overestimated and the harms underestimated.

DNA exists in the nucleus of a cell in compact structures called chromatin

Syndax Pharma Starts Phase III Trials for Breast Cancer Drug

By EDGE | Apr 2
The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have begun clinical trial of Syndax’s entinostat in treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer.

American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington

Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

Beverly Brignoni died Feb. 20, 2014 from what the doctor told her family was a massive pulmonary embolism while getting a tummy tuck

Low-Cost Dominican Surgeries Spark Warnings By US

By Ben Fox and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez | Apr 1
The CDC issued an alert March 7 after health authorities in reported that at least 19 women in five states had developed serious mycobacterial wound infections over the previous 12 months following cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic.

Heather Britton talks about her weight-loss surgery at her home in Bay Village, Ohio

Surgery Gives Long-Term Help for Obese Diabetics

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
Doctors on Monday gave longer results from a landmark study showing that stomach-reducing operations are better than medications for treating "diabesity," the deadly duo of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea

Guinea Reports Ebola Death Toll Rises to 78

By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Apr 1
Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.

Deadline Brings High Interest For Health Insurance

By Judy Lin | Apr 1
A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative.

In this March 18, 2014 photo, Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun, 61, talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a pioneer in slowly changing views on sexuality and gender in the country, where many have long considered even discussions of sexuality a taboo. As Dr. Kim begins what will be 11 hours of surgery meant to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist nun, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings. "I’ve decided to defy God’s will," Kim said in an interview before the nun’s recent successful surgery to become a man.

S Korea Sex Change Doc: I Correct ’God’s Mistakes’

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Apr 1
As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country.

Diet Drink Danger :: Possible Link to Heart Risk, Says Study

Apr 1
New studies show how weight-loss surgery can be a lifesaver for diabetics and a possible link between diet soda and heart disease in women.