Health News

Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.
Proactive Against Ulcers with Probiotics
Spanish researchers have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be helpful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Hi-Tech Salmonella Hunting
FDA scientists successfully used a new genome sequencing test to retrospectively examine a 2009-10 foodborne illness outbreak to help trace the source of the infection.
Finding the Virus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first test for the preliminary identification of norovirus , the virus responsible for the majority of cases of stomach flu.
Don't Get Hooked on This Fish
Pacific American Fish Co, Inc. of Vernon, California is recalling SHI306 Shishamo 4L 5PC ( 23-28G ) Wild, Pack 4/ 20TR , Lots 202885-2 & 201011-3, Master Carton information.
Diseases that May Go Hand in Hand
Patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a greater risk of developing shingles compared to those without COPD. The risk becomes even greater for those taking oral steroids for COPD.
Something Fishy
Hua Shing International Trading Corp is recalling FROZEN SCDA (fish) because of possible contamination.
Come On back and See Us Real Soon
Hospital readmission rates for elderly black patients are greater than those of white patients, according to a new study.
Are You a Long-Sleeve or Short-Sleeve Kinda Bacteria?
New research findings indicate that long-sleeved clothing worn by physicians does not increase the risk of transmitting bacterial infections.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.