American bishop who delivered sermon at royal wedding says he’ll undergo cancer surgery

In May, his words of inspiration were heard by millions as he delivered a sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is on the receiving end of kind words as he prepares to undergo surgery for prostate cancer next Tuesday. Curry revealed the news … Continue reading “American bishop who delivered sermon at royal wedding says he’ll undergo cancer surgery”

North Carolina woman claims she nearly lost leg after contracting serious infection from pedicure

The North Carolina woman says a callus cutter used during her pedicure caused the infection.  (iStock) WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW A North Carolina woman who claims she nearly lost her leg from a serious skin infection she contracted during a pedicure is now warning others about the dangers of callus cutters. In June, Tracy Martinez … Continue reading “North Carolina woman claims she nearly lost leg after contracting serious infection from pedicure”

Prosthetics help 9-year-old quadruple amputee run for the first time

Quad amputee Moshe runs for the very first time, thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetics).  (PROSTHETICS IN MOTION/CATERS NEWS) A 9-year-old quadruple amputee – the son of a Hasidic student who survived a bullet to the brain in the fatal 1994 Brooklyn Bridge shooting – has learned to run for the very first time thanks to a … Continue reading “Prosthetics help 9-year-old quadruple amputee run for the first time”

Girl suffers chemical burns while making ‘slime’ for YouTube vid: ‘It was just awful,’ mom says

The fun did not come without consequence for the 10-year-old schoolgirl.  (Caters News Agency) The mother of an English schoolgirl says her daughter suffered chemical burns on her hands while making “slime” for a YouTube tutorial. Ten-year-old Layla Fisher’s innocent fun took a turn for the worse last week as her homemade slime containing the … Continue reading “Girl suffers chemical burns while making ‘slime’ for YouTube vid: ‘It was just awful,’ mom says”

Drug shortages in ER are more common than you think

Bed in a modern clinic corridor  (sudok1) Dr. Maryann E. Amirshahi was on her way to work at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning, hoping her eight-hour shift would be filled with all of the medications she needed to do her job. But she knew better. As an emergency medicine physician, … Continue reading “Drug shortages in ER are more common than you think”

Excessive sweating is real and there’s a new drug to treat it

The FDA recently approved Qbrexza (glycopyrronium), a once-daily topical treatment, for excessive underarm sweating.  (iStock) Run a mile in the heat of the summer and you may get a sense of what some people with excessive sweating deal with every day. Fortunately, there will soon be a new treatment option available. The FDA recently approved … Continue reading “Excessive sweating is real and there’s a new drug to treat it”

Salmonella outbreak extends its reach across 26 states

A salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has hit 26 states and left at least 40 people hospitalized, health officials said Thursday.  (iStock) A salmonella has affected 26 states and left at least 40 people hospitalized, and health officials say a single source of the strain has not been found. Salmonella Reading, believed to be … Continue reading “Salmonella outbreak extends its reach across 26 states”

Link seen between ADHD and digital media: study

A study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests a direct relationship between computer screen time among teens and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The two-year study looked at a group of more than 2,500 high school students from Los Angeles whose ability to pay attention waned as they became increasingly involved … Continue reading “Link seen between ADHD and digital media: study”

Urgent care centers often prescribe unnecessary antibiotics

When patients went to urgent care for conditions like the flu and bronchitis that can’t be fixed with antibiotics, 46 percent of them still got antibiotic prescriptions.  (iStock) Patients with common colds and respiratory illnesses may be more likely to get antibiotics – which don’t work for these conditions – when they go to an … Continue reading “Urgent care centers often prescribe unnecessary antibiotics”

Man born without elbows learns to play piano

His parents were told that he would have a bleak future, but from a young age Bart Gee proved the opposite.  (SWNS) A man has defied the odds by becoming an incredible piano player despite being born without any elbows. Bart Gee, 34, was born with arthrogryposis, a rare physical disability which weakens muscles and … Continue reading “Man born without elbows learns to play piano”

Marine veteran makes second trek across US to raise awareness for PTSD

Roy Wesley Brady Jr., a retired Marine gunnery sergeant, is making his second cross-country trek on foot.  (Fox 5 Atlanta) A Marine veteran who set out on foot from San Diego in March will reach North Carolina this week as he walks to raise awareness for mental health issues afflicting the armed forces community. Roy … Continue reading “Marine veteran makes second trek across US to raise awareness for PTSD”

More than 500 fall ill after visiting Tennessee zipline attraction

More than 500 people fell ill after visiting a popular ziplining attraction in Tennessee.  (istock) E. coli bacteria was found in water at a popular ziplining attraction in Tennessee where more than 500 people reportedly fell ill, health officials said. The state’s health department said last week one person who visited the CLIMB Works Zipline … Continue reading “More than 500 fall ill after visiting Tennessee zipline attraction”