Helping keep cancer in check

Helping keep cancer in check

Dr. Jay Zimmerman, left, and Dr. Gary Sinensky, right, both gave a presentation at the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Seminar Tuesday at St. Mary’s Healthcare Carondelet Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/ Briana O’Hara) AMSTERDAM — When it comes to the leading causes of cancer deaths, Colorectal cancer is the second following breast cancer, yet it is one […]

Coastal Bend Blood Center "Fishing For Donors" as Spring Break begins

Coastal Bend Blood Center "Fishing For Donors" as Spring Break begins

CORPUS CHRISTI - There was a lot of fishing going on in Corpus Christi on Saturday but it may not be the kind you’d expect. The Coastal Bend Blood Center hosted its annual Fishing For Donors blood drive over at Cavender’s Boot City from 9-5. The reason for the drive? It’s all about Spring Break. […]

A Spoor-Marler team plans class action for South African listeria victims

A Spoor-Marler team plans class action for South African listeria victims

Prominent American food safety attorney Bill Marler went to South Africa as a conference speaker on the country’s listeria outbreak, but he’s returning to the USA in his familiar role as an advocate for the victims. South African human rights lawyer Richard Spoor says he teamed up with Marler and the food safety law firm […]

Psychologist: On mental illness and violent acts

Psychologist: On mental illness and violent acts

Horrific events such as mass killings demand explanation and are routinely attributed to “mental illness,” but does the scientific evidence support this theory? The research suggests it does not. There are hundreds of diagnosable mental conditions, but few are considered severe mental illnesses (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, etc.). These are disorders that, […]

Young Woman Who Gouged Own Eyes Out While On Meth Shares Her Story

Young Woman Who Gouged Own Eyes Out While On Meth Shares Her Story

Last Feb. 6, Kaylee Muthart was found gouging her eyes out, leaving her permanently blind. She has now recovered from her injuries and is sharing her story, saying she would rather be blind than dependent on drugs.  ( Katy Tomkins | GoFundMe ) Kaylee Muthart has permanently lost her eyesight after she gouged her own […]

Study: Cholesterol Drug Modestly Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Death

Study: Cholesterol Drug Modestly Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Death

ORLANDO, FLORIDA —  A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often. Results on the drug, Praluent, were announced Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. It’s […]

Teen rugby player paralysed after swallowing garden slug as a dare

Teen rugby player paralysed after swallowing garden slug as a dare

In case you missed it: This was one of nzherald.co.nz’s most-read stories this week. In 2010 at a mate’s party, strapping 19-year-old rugby player Sam Ballard swallowed a garden slug as a dare. A group of young friends was sitting around at a table drinking red wine when a slug was produced and one of […]

'Disease X' could be the world's worst nightmare

'Disease X' could be the world's worst nightmare

As if Ebola, Zika and SARS aren’t enough to worry about, The World Health Organization has added a mysterious, yet-to-exist new malady to its list of nine diseases that may cause a worldwide epidemic. “Disease X” is not a newly identified killer pathogen. It’s a so called “known unknown” — that could be created by […]

Dentists keep dying of this deadly lung disease. The CDC can't figure out why.

Dentists keep dying of this deadly lung disease. The CDC can't figure out why.

(iStock) Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured. It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time. But the common denominator of a small group of patients at […]