Health

New drug is approved by the FDA for pancreatic cancer patients

Image: CNN (CNN) — There’s a new treatment option for pancreatic cancer patients here in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of “Lynparza, “a drug that’s already used to treat ovarian and breast cancer. The medication is approved for pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors didn’t grow after at least 16-weeks of chemotherapy. The…

CDC: More than 21 hundred people have died from Flu this season

(CNN) — -health officials say dozens of more people have died from the flu. vo the centers for disease control and prevention released its new numbers Friday. The report found an estimated 21-hundred people have died from the virus three hundred more than last week. more than 4 and half million people have gotten sick from the virus since the…

Study: Physical activity linked to lower cancer risk

(CNN) — If you need a little extra motivation to keep this New Year’s resolution to exercise, a new study may be just the thing you need. The study finds getting the recommended amount of physical activity is tied to lower risk for certain cancers. The study analyzed data from more than 750-thousand adults looking at 15 different types of…

Flu Season is in full swing with higher than usual numbers

(CNN) — Nearly 13-hundred people have died from the flu in the United States so far this season, according to the CDC. So far, health officials say two point-six million people have contracted the flu. of the flu-related deaths, the CDC reports ten of the victims have been children. Last week every state except Alaska saw a significant spread of…

SC flu season is here with a vengeance

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — More and more people across the state are starting to come down with the flu. South Carolina health officials say nearly 100 people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms already this year. State health experts are calling on people to get their flu shot before getting family members sick this holiday. click here to see what…

El Monterey breakfast burrito recalled for pieces of plastic in product

Image: USDA Florence, SC (WOLO) — Ruiz Food Products Inc., a company out of Florence South Carolina, is recalling more than 55 thousand pounds of their frozen, breakfast burrito which containing eggs, sausage, and cheese may also be contaminated with pieces of plastic according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recall was announced today,…

E.Coli outbreak could be linked to ‘Sunflower Crisp’ salad mix

Image:CDC/FDA Columbia,SC (WOLO) –According to the CDC, as of the montg if deight people infected with this outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from three states. The case patients report that illnesses started on dates ranging from November 5, 2019 to November 15, 2019. This outbreak strain found in case patients is different from the outbreak strain of…

Congressman Clyburn encourages residents to enroll in ‘Affordable Care Act’ before deadline

Columbia, SC (WOLO) –Congressman Jim Clyburn was in Columbia Friday to urge South Carolinians to enroll in health insurance. Clyburn met with health care officials and local leaders to create a united push for residents to sign up for insurance through the ‘Affordable Care Act.’ The Congressman says although approximately 9 in 10 South Carolinians have enrolled – numbers are…