Medicine

Stanford Medicine publishes paper on its Apple Watch Heart Study

During the study, only 0.5% of participants received a warning that they had an irregular pulse, a finding study authors believe should ease concerns that the...


FDA warns Dollar Tree to stop carrying potentially unsafe OTC drugs

Dollar Tree and a competitor, Dollar General , were fined $1.2 million were selling expired over-the-counter drugs , the NY attorney general announced in Au...


Lung injury cases now at 2,172, CDC says

A trial which looked at the impact of moving from smoking to vaping found that within a month blood flow through a major artery had significantly improved a...


World Health Organization announces insulin prequalification programme to expand access

Type 1 is essentially a total insulin deficiency due to the destruction of beta cells by the body's immune system. So do about one-fifth of those with Type 2 ...


More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

Unfortunately, about 48.5% of cases are not caught until a late stage when the survival rate is only 6%. "While we celebrate that more Americans than ever a...


B Discontinues Sales of E-Cigarettes Following Vaping Lung Injuries, Related Deaths

Baker last week declared a public health emergency and banned the sale of all vaping products for four months. THC products were implicated early on, but so...


College gymnast dies of spinal injury following training accident in CT

The gymnast was pursuing a degree in nursing from Southern Connecticut and was named an All-America Scholar-Athlete by USA Gymnastics a year ago. During her c...


Udall Statement on Supreme Court Case on DACA Program

So far, however, repeated attempts to find a legislative solution have not led to a deal, with Democrats blaming Trump for using the young immigrants as paw...


NICE approves first two cannabis-based medicines for NHS use

After the assessment of several products for various conditions, cannabis-based Epidyolex and Sativex have been accepted as viable treatments for severe epilep...


Finally, a ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe in US

Still, he says Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are "actively monitoring the vaping illness situation". The illness has been reported in...


Monday's Snow Storm Has Been Upgraded To A Winter Storm Warning

A number of accidents have already been reported on area roadways due to slick and messy road conditions. You can get more information about the Advisory here...


Google's secret 'Project Nightingale' reportedly collects healthcare data on millions

Louis-based health system Ascension, the second-largest company of its kind in the United States. Now at least 150 Google employees have access to this data, al...


Dad of Atatiana Jefferson, Texas police shooting victim, dies after heart attack

Police responded after a neighbor of Jefferson's called a non-emergency line and requested a well-being check after noticing her door was ajar and the lights we...


Mick Mulvaney subpoenaed in impeachment inquiry

In the past week, they've released transcripts from those sessions, including Volker's, and most recently from National Security Council Ukraine specialist ...


Flu vaccines can save lives

The clinics will run from Friday until November 15 and will be available for free through multiple health care providers and at more than 500 local pharmacies. ...


Vitamin E acetate may be to blame for vaping illnesses, CDC says

Hundreds of patients whose lungs were injured have acknowledged vaping THC - the main psychoactive component of marijuana - and previous tests have detected ...


White House may exempt vape shops from e-cigarette flavor ban

It is illegal in all states for people under 18 to purchase e-cigarettes, and some states have raised that age to 21. Despite this and recent efforts to crac...


Majority think Trump will be reelected in 2020, poll shows

In the survey, conducted November 1 - 3 by Morning Consult and Politico , 56 percent of registered voters said they expect Trump to win the vote. In 1974, just...


Federal judge blocks HHS 'conscience rule' for health care workers

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said the "conscience" rule was unconstitutionally coercive because it would let the U.S. Department of Health a...


Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

While the result was a significant setback for Trump, who remains relatively popular in Kentucky , it may have had more to do with Bevin's diminished standin...


Ari Fleischer: Warren's Medicare Plan 'More Socialist' Than Sanders'

Asked how she'd respond to those who liken this approach to "socialism", Warren had one word: "Nonsense". No direct tax hike on the middle class. "They are ...


1 dead, 10 ill after Salmonella outbreak in Kansas, other states — CDC

Eight of those people were hospitalized and one person has died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a small outbreak of Sa...


Federal judge blocks Trump order barring immigrants without health insurance

Under the rule, an immigrant can not get a visa if they are covered by subsidies from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as those are paid for by the federal govern...


Stay aware: Pierce advocates breast cancer awareness

Unfortunately half of these women lose this battle against cancer within five years. From Oct. 11-27, Stop & Shop stores across New Jersey, New York City and ...


It’s official: Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion

The transaction is said to be closed next year in 2020. Google said that it will be investing more in the Wear OS platform to eventually release Made b...


Warren's big healthcare plan relies on big assumptions

Warren, a front-running candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, came under fire for weeks when she would not reveal how she'd pay for universal co...


Kingston-area public health encourages people to get the flu shot

The vaccine available in Kingston includes protection against the H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B strains. And while some people are skeptical about getting the sh...


Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

Dr Andre Loxton, Specialist scientist - SA Medical Research CouncilThis vaccine consists of parts of the TB genome and is constructed by GSK that is specifica...


Biogen and Eisai revive abandoned aducanumab in shock turnaround

More than 5 million people in the United States and millions more worldwide have Alzheimer's . Until now, no cure or a method to stop the progression of the d...


Scientists taught rats to drive tiny rodent-sized cars

Lambert has reached the same conclusion in previous studies, like when she taught rats to dig for food. 11 male rats and six females were used in the experim...


Wegmans Will Be Hosting Drug Take Back Day

According to a release, there is a strong link between the misuse of prescription opioids, opioid addictions, and subsequent use of heroin once prescriptions be...


United States presidential candidate Joe Biden maintains double-digit lead in new national poll

Biden is more popular with older voters, receiving 12% of support from 18- to 29-year-olds, 17% from 30- to 49-year-olds, and 44% from voters over 50. Edwards-L...


Emotional Jordan opens first of 2 Charlotte medical clinics Sportress of Blogitude

The clinics, funded by Jordan and his family, aim to provide care to underprivileged members of the community. "You see my name, but yet you see a lot of people...


Breast cancer and your heart health

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he's released a new single called "Live Again". The group of breast cancer survivors meet every third Tuesday of the month....


Juul suspends US sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

According to the company, users are no longer able to purchase vape pods that taste like mango and fruit - along with flavours such as creme brulee and cucumber...