Water resistant sunscreen claims 'meaningless', says Which?

Water-resistant sunscreen products work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, a consumer group has warned ahead of the summer holiday season. Which? tested two products claiming to be water resistant and found the sun protection factor (SPF) dropped by up to 59% after 40 minutes in salt water. Cancer Research…

Congo Says Ebola Cases Have Reached 30, Warns Against Rumors

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Congo Says Ebola Cases Have Reached 30, Warns Against Rumors  U.S. News & World Report Three Ebola patients fled quarantine in Congo, sparking fears that the disease may spread  Washington Post Ebola Virus: What Happens To Your Body If You Are Infected  Medical Daily Stopping the next epidemicThe Ebola outbreak in Congo can…

Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country’s Equateur province. The ministry on Thursday gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along the Congo River to monitor people coming…

Influencer Who Documented Cancer Battle Dies at Age 24

Nara Almeida, a popular blogger and influencer from Brazil, has died after inspiring her over 4.5 million social media followers during her nearly year-long battle with stomach cancer. She was 24. Almeida’s boyfriend, Pedro Rocha, confirmed her death on Instagram Tuesday with a heartbreaking tribute and a black-and-white portrait of the couple. “Unfortunately Nara passed away last…

Heartbreak as superstar Brazilian model, 24, dies following rare cancer battle

“After so much fighting I wanted to have her forever, but she deserved to rest” Pedro Rocha Nara Almeida, 24, regularly posted updates about her battle with the uncommon cancer to her 4.6 million followers.  The popular Sao Paulo star earned plaudits from her fans for her upbeat nature, despite being diagnosed last year.  Nara…

Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says

The FDA is warning consumers to immediately stop using all over-the-counter drug products, including baby teething products, that contain benzocaine because they can pose a “serious risk” to infants and children. The Drug Safety Communication issued today builds on prior warnings from the agency regarding the risk for methemoglobinemia associated with benzocaine-containing products. “This dangerous…

FDA warns that benzocaine teething products aren't safe for children

It also sent letters to manufacturers asking them to stop selling the teething products. Parents might use these products to temporarily relieve a child’s teething pain, but the agency said they pose a “serious risk” to infants and children and often are not effective, since they can wash out of the mouth quickly. The danger…

Lung cancer rates in younger white and Hispanic women surpass those of men

Kelly Journalist, with her daughter Emma Jane, was diagnosed with lung cancer at 32. (Courtesy of Kelly Journalist) Reversing a historic trend, rates of lung cancer among younger white and Hispanic women have surpassed those of men — and the change cannot be fully explained by gender differences in smoking behavior, researchers said Wednesday. Previous…