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May 17, 2018

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a…

Trans Fat Elimination

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — The story line sounds familiar: a popular pain drug becomes a new way to get high as prescribing by doctors soars.

But the latest drug raising red flags is not part of the opioid family at the center of the nation’s drug epidemic. It is a 25-year-old generic pill long seen…

Drug Epidemic Nerve Blocker-2

April 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments.

The plan from the Food and Drug Administration…

Medical Devices Safety

April 17, 2018

CHICAGO — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It is the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers.

In the…

Lung Cancer Immunotherapy

April 12, 2018

There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level.

Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found.

Diabetes can develop when the body cannot…

Overweight Kids Diabetes

April 09, 2018

Changes are in store for Nash UNC Health Care as the new CEO takes the helm of the organization today and several executive staff members are slated to leave this month.

The hospital’s board of commissioners announced in January they had selected Lee Isley after a six-month search to replace…

Lee Isley.jpg

April 08, 2018

A statewide child advocacy group recently released its 2018 Data Cards that reveal Nash County still lags behind the state in most measures of childhood well-being and Edgecombe County is faring even worse.

The report from NC Child shows how children and families are faring in 15 key areas of well-…

April 07, 2018

TARBORO — NC MedAssist held its first Mobile Free Pharmacy Event on Friday in Tarboro as hundreds of residents signed up to receive up to 10 over-the-counter medications each.

Cars lined up along West Baker Street as people, young and old, came to the E.L. Roberson…


April 05, 2018

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day and Trillium Health Resources is using the opportunity to highlight its Access Point program, which provides anonymous, self-conducted screenings for a number of mental health issues including alcohol-use disorder.

“The National Institute on…

April 03, 2018

Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking now are available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency,…

Selfie Medicine
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