Health officials probe deadly respiratory illness in Alabama
By Verna Gates. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama | Wed May 22, 2013 5:49pm EDT. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - U.S. and state health authorities are investigating an unidentified respiratory illness that has killed two of 10 people hospitalized with it in ...
One illness fatality linked to H1N1 flu virus
Mysterious Illness Kills 2 in Southeast Alabama
Mystery illness kills 2 Ala. residents, hospitalizes 5 others
Artesia Daily Press
Doctors print up a splint for baby's blocked throat
By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News. The Youngstown, Ohio baby turned blue again and again as his little airways collapsed and kept air from reaching his lungs. But doctors used a 3-D bioprinter to custom-make a splint that is holding his airway open ...
Doctors use 3-D printer to custom-design implant for baby
3-D printer helps save dying baby
Docs Use 3-D Printer to Create Lifesaving Airway Device for Infant
Scientists find more than 100 types of fungi living on our feet
Los Angeles Times
It's time to face the fungal foot facts: On average, each one of us is currently walking around with 100 types of fungi living on the soles of our feet, in between our toes, and on our toenails, according to a new study. It may sound gross, but that fungal diversity ...
Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet
Feet home to more than 100 fungi
Fungus found in your nose, in the goop between your toes
Tech Giant Recruiting Autistic Workers
Autism advocates are praising a German software company for its plan to hire people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists. SAP, which employs more than 65,000 people worldwide, said it sees a "potential ...
SAP in autism recruitment drive
SAP to Hire Autistic Staff in Foundation's First Global Alliance
German IT firm seeks autistic workers
FDA panel: Merck's insomnia drug effective, safe at low doses
WASHINGTON | Wed May 22, 2013 5:31pm EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug is safe and effective at the lower of two doses studied but not at the higher, a panel of medical experts said on Wednesday. The panel ...
Panel Backs Merck Insomnia Drug
Merck Insomnia Drug Is Safe Only in Lower Doses, Panel Says
FDA panel backs experimental new insomnia drug
U.S. News & World Report
American Workers' Health Care Costs Increase Again
U.S. News & World Report
The family health care tab shows no sign of shrinking. On average, according to the latest Milliman Medical Index (MMI), a family of four covered through a typical employer health plan will pay out $9,144 this year in premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.
Health Costs For Family Of Four Higher Than Year Of Groceries
Milliman Index Shows Healthcare Cost Rise Slowing
Study: Health Care for Family of Four Costs More Than One Year's Groceries
Antibody Treatment Shows Promise For Asthma
An antibody known as Dupilumab has scored high marks as possible treatment for asthma, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. For the study, the researchers enlisted 108 volunteers around the country to receive a weekly dose of the ...
Regeneron moves higher on asthma drug study data
New Asthma Drug Generates Excitement For Patients -- And Its Maker
Experimental asthma drug helps untreatable patients in study
As Brain Goes, So Goes the Heart
Six weeks of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) resulted in a lower rate of mental stress-induced chest pain in patients with stable coronary heart disease, a small randomized study found. By the study's end, more patients taking ...
Antidepressant Escitalopram Helps Heart Problem Caused By Stress
For some patients with heart disease, taking antidepressants may reduce the risk ...
Antidepressant Eases Stressed Hearts
Have you ever played around with sriracha hot sauce? It’s that spicy red sauce you often find at south east asian restaurants in the plastic bottle with the rooster on the side. It’s sort of an “in” thing these days, a great combination of sweet, spicy, garlicky, and sour, with the consistency of ketchup. People are finding all sorts of culinary uses for sriracha, check out these mean buffalo wings with sriracha sauce from my friends Diane and Todd. For an experiment we thought we would jack up the humble hot dog with this sauce. We added a little Chinese mustard and topped the dog with asian coleslaw; it turned out great, we loved it! Even my dad, who tends to hold back on hot chilies gobbled up his. Do you use sriracha in your cooking? If so, please tell us how in the comments.
It’s the beginning of blueberry season over here; let the parade of baked goods begin! I had a basket of blueberries giving me the eye the other morning, as well as some ricotta cheese in the fridge begging to be used up. Hmmm. Blueberry muffins maybe? blueberry pancakes? or pound cake? A lemony blueberry pound cake won the toss this time, a pound cake made even more dense and silky rich with the substitution of ricotta for some of the butter and flour. This ricotta pound cake was declared a winner by all who tasted it. Enjoy!