Korean Molluscan Shellfish Should Be Pulled From Market: FDA
June 16 2012 4:07 PM
U.S. food wholesalers, food retailers, and food-service operators have been advised by the Food and Drug Administration to remove from their distribution chains all clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops -- collectively known as molluscan shellfish -- that have come to the U.S. from South Korea.
Black Death Discovered In Oregon: Man Contracts Bubonic Plague From Cat, Hospitalized In 'Critical Condition'
June 16 2012 12:45 PM
The Black Death, a strain of bubonic plague that destroyed nearly a third of Europe's entire population between 1347 and 1369, has been found in the state of Oregon. Health officials in Portland have confirmed that a man contracted the plague after getting bitten by a cat. The unidentified man, who is currently in his 50s, had tried to pry a dead mouse from a stray cat's mouth on June 2 when the cat attacked him.
'Octomom' 2.0? Woman Gets 'Pregnant In The Mouth' After Eating Squid
June 15 2012 5:01 PM
A 63-year-old South Korean woman was shocked to learn she became pregnant with 12 baby squid after eating a portion of calamari. The story -- definitely giving new meaning to the term Octomom -- was detailed in a scientific paper authored by researchers at the Kwandong University College of Medicine.
Burger King Bacon Sundae Review: Sickeningly Sweet
June 15 2012 3:19 PM
On Tuesday, Burger King announced its newest treat for the summer: A cup full of vanilla ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and yes, that salty porky goodness known as bacon. Now that the bacon sundae is finally available, the IBTimes sent out three of its most valued reporters and asked them to taste Burger King's new sweet-and-smoky dessert.
Was Michigan Lawmaker Brown Banned From House Floor For Saying ?Vagina??
June 15 2012 12:27 PM
Two women legislators in Michigan were banned from speaking on the state House floor this week in opposition to an anti-abortion legislation. One believes it was because she is Jewish and said the word vagina; the other believes it was because she used the word vasectomy.
US Cancer Survivors Will Rise To 18 Million By 2020: Report
June 14 2012 4:30 PM
The number cancer survivors in America will increase to almost 18 million by 2022, a new report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute said.
Black Plague, Rare in the U.S., Hits More Affluent Areas
June 14 2012 4:18 PM
The black plague may be a rare disease in the U.S associated with low-income regions, but in the last three decades it has started to surface in more affluent areas, a new study has found.
Israel's Blockade Of Gaza Puts Palestinian Children's Health At Risk: Report
June 14 2012 2:33 PM
A new report from two international aid organizations says that Israel's five-year blockade of the Gaza Strip has led to severe contamination of the region's drinking water, resulting in numerous health issues that particularly affect Palestinian children.
Not Just Soda: Bloomberg May Ban Large Popcorn, Milk Drinks, Too
June 13 2012 12:09 PM
Some members of the New York City Board of Health are considering limiting the size of movie theater popcorn and milk beverages to help curb obesity.
Spray-On Tan Safety: Why Short-Term Beauty Is A Long-Term Risk
June 13 2012 11:05 AM
According to a panel of medical experts, the active chemical in used in spray-on tans -- dihydroxyacetone (DHA) -- can potentially damage one's DNA and cause genetic alterations. The experts reviewed 10 of the most current, agreeing that while more studies need to be done, what they already know is enough to warrant a warning.
Ronald Poppo Face Photos Released By Hospital After Miami 'Cannibal' Attack, Victim ?Doing Very Well? [PICTURES]
June 12 2012 2:57 PM
Doctors from Jackson Memorial Hospital released photos of Ronald Poppo, the 65-year-old homeless victim in the Miami attack over Memorial Day Weekend, on Tuesday showing the aftermath after Rudy Eugene allegedly chewed his face off.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson Steps Aside For Medical Tests
June 12 2012 12:39 PM
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson has taken a leave of absence after being involved in two bizarre, back-to-back traffic accidents in California over the weekend.
US Commerce Secretary Hospitalized After Links To 2 Hit-And-Run Accidents
June 11 2012 12:09 PM
U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, 68, was hospitalized late Saturday near Los Angeles after allegedly being involved in two hit-and-run accidents, the San Gabriel Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Departments said.
Will Genentech's Perjeta Be The Next Blockbuster For Roche?
June 10 2012 4:28 PM
Combatants on the front lines in the war on cancer have a new weapon in the arsenal, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK'd Perjeta -- flanked by Herceptin and docetaxel -- for deployment in a three-pronged attack on the enemy cells in people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Forced Marriage: An Ancient Practice In Modern Britain
June 08 2012 9:50 AM
Prime Minister David Cameron endorsed the law, calling forced marriage completely wrong and tantamount to ?slavery.?
The Morning-After Pill Does NOT Cause Abortions: Report
June 07 2012 7:19 PM
One of anti-abortion proponents favorite arguments is reportedly based on extremely outdated science.
Judge: FDA Has Done 'Shockingly Little' To Address Risks Of Antibiotics In Livestock Feed
June 06 2012 6:00 PM
In his opinion, a federal judge wrote the FDA's reasons for denying two citizens petitions on the issue were arbitrary and capricious.
Your Gut Is Good For You: Benevolent Belly Fat Modulates Immune System, Helps Repair Tissue Damage
June 06 2012 5:19 PM
Researchers have found that a particular kind of belly fat is involved in regulating the immune system, opening the door for new kinds of drugs for auto-immune diseases like Crohn's disease and lupus.
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Scotland: 1 Dead, Number Of Infected May Increase
June 06 2012 11:19 AM
Legionnaires' disease has broken out in Scotland, causing one death and leaving at least 40 other people critically ill. Authorities are searching for the source of the disease, as the number of infected citizens in and around Edinburgh continues to rise since the first case was reported Thursday.
Sheryl Crow's Pollyanna Brain Tumor Outlook Outrages Fans, Survivors
June 06 2012 10:57 AM
Sheryl Crow fans and brain tumor survivors are tearing into the Grammy-winning singer over her cheery announcement that she was recently diagnosed with a non-cancerous growth and her Pollyanna outlook on the diagnosis.