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Vials of smallpox found in store room

Bethesda - Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington have found decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.
In the Media by James Walker

CDC launches campaign aiming to protect children in cars

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the U.S. The CDC has launched a campaign to reduce the number of injuries and deaths.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Breast cancer risk lowered by walking 60 minutes per day

Postmenopausal women may be able to lower the risk of getting breast cancer by walking at least one hour per day, according to a long-term study.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Study: Eating blueberries, grapes and apples cuts diabetes risk

Eating certain types of fruits, such as grapes, blueberries and apples can greatly reduce the chance of getting diabetes, according to a study. Researchers from Harvard, however, found out that drinking fruit juice can increase the risk.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments

Three-quarters of Spain under extreme risk of fire

With a continuing heatwave spreading across the country, 17 Spanish provinces have been placed on a state of high alert due to fire risks.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Lanzarote town hall rallying support against oil exploration

Arrecife - The Spanish multinational, Repsol, is planning to explore for oil 40 kilometers off the coast of Lanzarote in Spain's Canary Islands, and they have admitted there is a "moderate" risk of an oil spill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Study shows raw garlic reduces the risk of lung cancer

A clove of garlic a day will keep the vampires away, but what others may not know is that the vegetable has other protective powers as well.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 3 comments

Study: Later retirement can lower the risk of dementia

Boston - Working tends to keep people's brains active. A study reinforces that idea that if people keep using their brains, it might be able to prevent dementia.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 4 comments

Blueberries and strawberries can cut heart attack risk in women

Blueberries and strawberries are good for maintaining a healthy diet. According to new research, these berries can also cut down the risk rate of heart attacks in women.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 3 comments

Circumcision can reduce HIV risk, says study

According to a study, published in the online journal mBio and released on Tuesday, men's chances of being infected with HIV are reduced if they are circumcised.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Op-Ed: Drinking can increase the survival rate of breast cancer

Alcohol is thought of to be a harmful substance to both men and women. However, new studies show that women who drink alcohol moderately may in fact increase breast cancer survival rates.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 2 comments

Diners at restaurant in NYC at risk of getting Hepatitis A

New York - The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that an employee working in the Alta restaurant's pastry kitchen was infected with Hepatitis A.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Americans at risk Special

Istanbul - How safe are Americans from a growing terrorist threat at home and overseas? The recent suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara reminds us of the fatal attack in Benghazi and raises new questions.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 8 comments

Bacteria can trigger sinusitis

A bacterium, often found on human skin, and one previously considered harmless, may be the trigger for chronic sinusitis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Boys of divorced parents have higher risk of stroke later in life

Toronto - It's often been said that children are the most affected by divorce. Now a Toronto study has found that males whose parents split up, have triple the risk of suffering a stroke later in life, compared with men who don't come from divorced families.
In the Media by Darren Weir

New research shows chocolate may reduce risk of stroke in men

Stockholm - We already knew chocolate could be good for the heart and good for the brain but now new research suggests it can also reduce the risk of stroke.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Older dads increase risk of autism and mental illness in children

A landmark study has determined that the older a man is when he has a child, the greater the risk of passing on genetic mutations that can cause autism and schizophrenia.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Global food network is vulnerable to contamination risks

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that the global food trade network is vulnerable to the spread of food related illness caused by contamination.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Yellow skin, xanthelasmata, might signal heart disease

Research suggests the presence of yellow cholesterol deposits around the skin of the eyes and on the eyelids might predict heart disease and the chance of having a heart attack.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard

Coffee cuts chance of stroke for women up to 25 percent

Researchers say women can cut their chances of having an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke up to twenty-five percent by drinking one cup of coffee a day, regardless of other risk factors. The findings should ease worries about indulging in the brew.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 1 comment

Teen suicide rising, 4 times higher for gay youth

West Hollywood - Many teenagers have thoughts of death. These can stem from a variety of causes, and can result in actual attempts on their own lives. The National Institute of Mental Health warn that 25 teen suicides are attempted for each one that is successful.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

S.Africa Officials: Swine-Flu At-Risk Groups Must Seek Help

South Africa’s Health Department has called on people in high-risk groups to seek medical attention as soon as they experience possible symptoms of swine flu, following three more deaths in the country.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Rodent Risk Rises in Vancouver Restaurants

Vancouver Coastal Health has closed 14 restaurants in the past six months due to pest infestations. Authorities say the problem is worsening but it may be solved by killing the rats.
In the Media by Katherine Zarchikoff - 2 comments

Is marijuana more potent today?

U. S. government researchers have found that the average potency of marijuana has now exceeded 10 per cent, and they predict it will continue to rise in the future.
In the Media by Jan Louthain - 2 comments

Study shows red meat increases risk of heart disease and cancer

Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute claim those who consume a high amount of red or processed meat carry a high overall risk of death due to cancer and heart disease.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Why we suffer from fear-mongering, who's to blame, and what to do about it

Who profits from promoting fear? Does paranoia make us blind to real dangers? How can we combat fear-mongering? These are some of the questions author Dan Gardner answers in an interview with DigitalJournal.com about his recent book Risk.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 26 comments

Acne a side effect of pregnancy, doctors advise women to let it go untreated

Thanks to soaring levels of estrogen, many pregnant women face breakouts of acne. Doctors warn that treating acne requires extreme caution, and pregnant women should only use a small amount of benzoyl peroxide in severe cases.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 34 comments

Seven or more eggs a week raises risk of death

A 20-year study showed that middle-aged men who ate 7 or more eggs carry a higher risk of earlier death. If they also have diabetes, they have an even higher risk of premature death.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 12 comments

Why the Sun Can Stop Your Child From Becoming Diabetic

Recent studies have shown that giving children safe exposure to sun will actually reduce their chances of developing diabetes at a later stage. The effects of Vitamin D found in sunshine has proved beneficial against the type 1 illness.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 7 comments
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