Monthly Archives: July 2017

Notorious heroin market along train tracks to be cleaned up

Workers are preparing to clean up an open-air heroin market that has thrived for decades along a set of train tracks a few miles outside the heart of Philadelphia. Read More »

FDA aims to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to combat addiction

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive. Read More »

Doctor delivers patient’s baby, then delivers her own

A very dedicated doctor who was in labor with her own baby went down the hall at the hospital to help another woman deliver first. Then, moments later, she gave birth herself. Read More »

Pregnant doctor delivers baby, then gives birth herself

Before giving birth to her second child, Dr. Amanda Hess had one last thing she had to do: Deliver a baby. Read More »

Kentucky doctor takes break from giving birth to help deliver baby in distress

The agency opened the door to endorsing “vaping” as a means to getting tobacco smokers to quit. Read More »

Regular alcohol drinkers have lower risk of diabetes, according to a huge new study

Even heavy drinkers (up to 40 drinks per week for men and 28 drinks per week for women) still had a lower risk of developing diabetes than teetotalers. Read More »

Proposed US budget cuts will help new HIV infections flourish, experts warn

Proposed budget cuts in the US have HIV experts worried that the success to date in fighting the epidemic may be reversed. Which countries will have to step up? Read More »

Can frequent, moderate drinking ward off diabetes?

Men and women who raise a glass 3 to 4 days a week have lower risk of diabetes compared to sober folk; for women wine, not hard liquor, is best. Read More »

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

The controversial step, using a technique called CRISPR, is aimed toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases Read More »

Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, a new study found. Nicotine patches, gums and medications are known to aid smoking cessation, but there’s no consensus on whether vaping devices can help anti-smoking efforts. The U.S. research is the… Read More »