CDC Investigating Increase in Polio-like Illness Reported Throughout the United States

By |2018-10-21T01:03:32+00:00October 21st, 2018|

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expressed concern over an increase in the number of cases reported across the United States of a rare, polio-like illness. The disease in question? Acute flaccid myelitis, an extremely rare condition that affects the nervous system—specifically the spinal cord—and causes weakness in the arms or [...]

Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds

By |2018-10-21T00:50:07+00:00October 21st, 2018|

Women with an aggressive type of breast cancer lived longer if they received immunotherapy plus chemotherapy, rather than chemo alone, a major study has found. The results are expected to change the standard of care for women like those in the clinical trial, who had advanced cases of “triple-negative” breast cancer. That form of the [...]

$4.5M settlement reached in Hepatitis A class-action lawsuit

By |2018-10-21T00:38:26+00:00October 21st, 2018|

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A $4.5 million preliminary settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit related to the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to tainted scallops at Genki Sushi restaurants. The state health department found the source of the outbreak came from raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants, but to be a claimant in the [...]

The biggest pandemic risk? Viral misinformation

By |2018-10-20T23:10:18+00:00October 20th, 2018|

A century after the world’s worst flu epidemic, rapid spread of misinformation is undermining trust in vaccines crucial to public health, warns Heidi Larson. A hundred years ago this month, the death rate from the 1918 influenza was at its peak. An estimated 500 million people were infected over the course of the pandemic; between [...]

Moving Toward Tuberculosis Elimination: Critical Issues for Research in Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Tuberculosis Infection.

By |2018-10-20T22:52:57+00:00October 20th, 2018|

Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) has surpassed HIV to become the leading infectious killer of adults globally, causing almost 2 million deaths annually. Although this airborne disease has been treatable since 1948, global rates of TB have dropped less than two percent per year; an estimated 10 million incident cases continue to occur annually, including one million [...]

Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card

By |2018-10-20T22:47:30+00:00October 20th, 2018|

(CNN)  Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F. "It's really exciting to hone in on beef because we know that Americans love burgers. It's one of the most favorite foods in our [...]

Diesel exhausts do cause cancer, says WHO

By |2018-10-20T22:33:01+00:00October 20th, 2018|

Exhaust fumes from diesel engines do cause cancer, a panel of experts working for the World Health Organization says. It concluded that the exhausts were definitely a cause of lung cancerand may also cause tumours in the bladder. It based the findings on research in high-risk workers such as miners, railway workers and truck drivers. However, [...]