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Category: Health

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

CHICAGO (AP) – An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

Governor Signs Bill To Support Hospital Jobs

Governor Justice announced that he will sign house bill 2459, which is legislation that exempts financially distressed hospitals in acquisition proceedings from going...

ALDI Recalls Peas Due to Listeria

ALDI has voluntarily recalled Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas due to possible Listeria contamination. The potentially contaminated peas were packaged in 16 oz. bags...

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability...

Motorcycle Helmet Rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has voted against referring to its Health Committee a legislative proposal to let motorcyclists ride without...

Budget Cuts Could Impact Elderly Program

Meals on Wheels in Raleigh County delivers almost 150 meals a day to many home-bound seniors. Without it, they’d have to find another way to get their food.. and...

Sharp rise in brain injuries seen in elderly from falls

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. government researchers say elderly people are suffering brain injuries from falls at what appear to be an unprecedented rate. The reason for...

Make-A-Wish Foundation

From meeting celebrities like John Cena and Luke Bryan, to taking an amazing trip around the world, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes like these, to sick...

House GOP health bill facing fresh House committee test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders are talking to rank-and-file lawmakers about revising the GOP health care overhaul, hoping to keep a rebellion...

Now hear this: Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

NEW YORK (AP) – Do you have unusual trouble hearing people in noisy backgrounds like bars? Some recent research suggests a possible explanation for that, even for...

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