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BPA exposure from Thermal Receipt Paper increases after Hand Sanitizer use

A research reported in journal PLON One has found that the BPA exposure from thermal receipts at cash counters is significantly higher after use of Hand Sanitizer. BPA or bisphenol-A is a chemical that is widely used in food containers and plastics. Many companies have launched BPA-free products... read more

Lansing has the capacity to deal with Ebola: Mayor Bernero

The chances of deadly Ebola virus coming to Lansing region are very small, and if it comes in a worst-case scenario the region has the capacity to control it, Mayor Virg Bernero reassured the residents.

Local leaders and health officials gathered at the Ingham County Health Department on... read more

Another life claimed by Eastern Equine Encephalitis in New Hampshire

Dozing infection or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has killed one more person in New Hampshire, taking the death toll to two in the state this season.

The individual died by the arbovirus spread by the mosquito in mid-September, affirmed the New Hampshire Department of Health and... read more

People freaking out after Dallas Ebola Cases

The Dallas Ebola cases have sparked fear and contrary reactions around the country. Schools have been closed in Texas and Ohio in a bid to ensure they are cleaned free of any Ebola virus. Students from Ebola-affected countries have been denied admissions by a community college on Corsicana.... read more

First Two Drugs for Treatment of Fatal Lung Disease Approved By FDA

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved first two drugs that can slow the progression of a fatal lung disease. This approval could open not only a new era for patients but also a new chapter in the controversy over high drug prices.

The two drugs are: Roche's Esbriet... read more

High Cholesterol linked to return of Prostate Cancer

High cholesterol and triglycerides could provoke the return of prostate cancer, raising an additional health concern for men fighting the disease. Researchers from the Duke University studied 843 men in a process called radical prostatectomy. All men in the group had their prostate removed... read more

Pre-term born black babies more likely to die than white babies: Study

Black babies born pre-term in Detroit are more than twice as likely to die within the first year of life as a white baby, experts cautioned in a forum held in the city on Wednesday.

According to figures released by the Michigan Community Health Department, overall rate of infant... read more

Swedish Man Becomes First Person to be Fitted with Prosthetic Directly Interfacing with Bone, Muscle and Nerves

A Swedish man, whose arm was amputated above the elbow 10 years back, has become the first person in the world to receive a prosthetic that directly interfaces with his bone, nerves and muscles. The person received the prosthetics in January 2013.

Lead author Max Ortiz Catalan, research... read more

Stroke Patients at High Risk for Repeat Stroke for a Long Time

A new study has found that people who have had a stroke are at higher risk for a repeat stroke even after a long time has passed. Specialists followed closely stroke patients for about 90 days after the event, during the time they are considered to experience another stroke. But according to the... read more

Holden Doctor Tests Negative for Ebola Relapse

Over the summer, Dr. Richard A. Sacra contracted Ebola in Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared that he was tested for Ebola relapse and was tested negative for the same.

He has now been released from the isolation unit at hospital, but would continue to be treated... read more

Kent health officials deny presence of Ebola case in Grand Rapids

Kent County Health Department quickly denied the presence of any Ebola case in Grand Rapids after a patient with hemorrhagic fever symptoms revealed that he recently paid a visit to an island off the coast of Africa.

Lisa LaPlante, a spokesperson for the Kent County Health Department,... read more

Swedish Woman becomes the first to give birth after receiving Womb Transplant

A woman in Sweden born without a uterus became mother in September after having a womb transplant. The 36-year-old received the uterus from her 60-year-old friend. The baby was born premature, but he weighed a healthy 3.9 lbs.

Doctors at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg... read more

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