Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Tune into NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt to see Dr. Grossman's journey back to the ER. For Dr. Daniel Grossman and his close friend Ron Garber, biking has been their bond. It was their escape — their time to talk about life, love, even death. But during a mountain biking trip last Labor Day weekend, all of that changed in an instant. On their final run in a northern Minnesota park, on a trail called “Easy Street,” Grossman took a fall, slamming him to the ground. He has no memory how it happened. “I went up a little hill,” he said. “The next thing I know I'm on the ground with people hovering above me." Grossman, an ER doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, couldn’t get up or feel his abdomen. "I remember feeling a sort of band around my belly, sort of a numbness. And wondering if I could move my legs or if … [Read more...] about Paralyzed ER doctor returns to work, just don’t call him inspirational
PARENTS are urged to check the labels of some own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup over fears it could make children sick. One of the ingredients found in the medicine sold in Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Superdrug, could cause mould to grow and trigger an allergic reaction. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned today there is a low risk that the mould could make a child unwell or cause a reaction. Mould can cause respiratory problems and exacerbate conditions like asthma. The agency is recalled all affected batches as a precaution, but is not aware of any cases where a child has become unwell. A small number of batches from eight products are being recalled, no other cough syrups are affected. Dr Sam Atkinson of the MHRA said: "Check if you have any of the listed cough syrups and if you do, please don’t use them. "Take them back to where you bought them from. "The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected … [Read more...] about Kids’ cough syrup sold at Asda, Tesco and Wilko recalled over fears it could make your child SICK
People are less likely to buy sugary drinks if they see warning labels that include graphic pictures of health consequences such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, researchers report. They conducted a study in the cafeteria of a hospital in Massachusetts. Three different types of labels were displayed one at a time for a few weeks near the bottled and fountain beverages. The labels were: text warnings on the health risks of sugary drinks, graphic warnings on the same, or a listing of calories in the drinks. When the graphic warning labels were posted, there was a nearly 15 percent drop in sugary drink sales, and consumers appeared to substitute bottled water for sugary drinks. The average calories per drink sold decreased from 88 calories to 75. The text-only warning labels and calorie labels had no effect on sales of sugary drinks, according to the Harvard University study published online June 18 in the journal Psychological Science. "Warning labels have been around a long time … [Read more...] about Warning Labels Can Scare Folks Away From Sugary Drinks
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and the new figures show it’s continuing, said K. Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at Medical University of South Carolina. “Everything is pointed in the right direction,” including falling cigarette sales and other indicators, Cummings said. The new figures released Tuesday mean there are still more than 30 million adult smokers in the U.S., he added. Teens are also shunning cigarettes. Survey results out last week showed smoking among high school students was down to 9 percent, also a new low. In the early 1960s, roughly 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked. It was common nearly everywhere … [Read more...] about Smoking hits all-time low in U.S.
At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola. "Only four people, three researchers and a technician, are authorized to go inside the P4," said virologist Illich Mombo, who is in charge of the lab, one of only two in all of Africa that is authorized to handle deadly Ebola, Marburg and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses. The other is in Johannesburg. The P4 was put up half a mile away from older buildings of the Franceville International Center for Medical Research (CIRMF), in large grounds on the outskirts of Franceville, the chief city in the southeastern Haut-Ogooue province. Filming the ultra-high-security lab or even taking photos is banned and the handful of people allowed inside have security badges. Backup power plants ensure an uninterruptable electricity supply. "Even the air that … [Read more...] about Ultra-Secure Lab in Gabon Equipped for Ebola Studies