Medicine

WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak a global 'health emergency'

But this month a pastor died after travelling to Goma, a city of 2 million and a gateway to other countries in the region. The global emergency "should not be...


Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

With each passing year, they also displayed more depression symptoms , on average. It seems that the fancy and exciting lifestyle portrayed by others on soc...


Joe Biden Challenges Donald Trump To Push Up Competition

On Tuesday, Sanders said the plan that Biden has pitched did not go far enough in ensuring that Americans have the coverage they need. Sanders' supporters f...


Congo confirms first Ebola case in the eastern city of Goma

The preacher left for Goma from Butembo, one of the towns most affected by the outbreak, by bus on Friday, and arrived two days later where "the results of the ...


Donald Trump Trolled For Claiming Kidney Has "Special Place In The Heart"

The president's address on kidney health comes as his administration faces intense scrutiny over the president's past friendship with indicted billionaire Jef...


MS confirms 1st case of West Nile virus for 2019

Cases usually increase in the late summer and early fall. State epidemiologists said this an unusual case and appears to be an anomaly. This is the first case o...


White House pulls proposal to eliminate drug rebates

Those include "inflation rebates" that drugmakers would pay directly to Medicare if they raise prices beyond a yet-to-be-determined measure. But many drug co...


Sugary Soda, Juice Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Of the 2,193 cancers found during the study , 693 were breast cancers , 291 were prostate cancers and 166 were colorectal cancers . The findings of a l...


Appeals Court To Hear Obamacare Arguments

The Justice Department took the position that the individual mandate was unconstitutional and therefore the guaranteed issue and community-rating provisions, wh...


Ongoing challenge to Affordable Care Act could add to risks for Collins

Court decision could affect health care coverage for millions of Americans; Casey Stegall reports. "Now, I've gone back to being terrified again". If they u...


Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

The ultimate outcome of Tuesday's case will affect protections for people with pre-existing conditions , Medicaid expansions covering roughly 12 million people...


United Kingdom offers HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 100,000 cancer cases

He said 'We're rolling out the highly effective HPV vaccine to boys across the country to protect more girls from cervical cancer .' Twitter users we...


Kamala Harris reports raising almost $12 million in second quarter

Biden's comments came as he and rival presidential candidate Kamala Harris were set to circle each other while campaigning Sunday in SC, the first Southern ...


West Nile virus found in Marion County mosquitoes, health department says

Those who develop symptoms will commonly report fever, headache, body/joint aches or rash. Limit outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes th...


Debate moment: Most Democrats might not give up private healthcare

NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard asked Harris after the debate about her response to the question, to which she responded by saying she interpreted the question...


Trump Issues Executive Order on Healthcare Price Transparency

Analysts at SVB Leerink said in a note early Monday the order would likely have less impact on large hospital chains like HCA and Tenet. Hospitals were skepti...


These common drugs may increase dementia hazard

This is equivalent to the consumption of a strong anticholinergic medication daily by an older adult for almost three years, compared to those with no exposur...


Our Skulls Might Grow 'Horns' Because Of Our Cell Phone Addiction

Previously, doctors noted "text neck" or "texting thumb" as particular smartphone-related strains and maladies, but there was no research that indicated our bod...


Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms

He commended Uganda for always being prepared to contain Ebola outbreak whenever it crosses from the DRC. A suspected case that was under observation in Kenya...


United Nations says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The current Ebola epidemic, which began in August previous year in eastern DRC , has already affected 2,062 people, killing an estimated 1,390. A press rel...


Fecal Transplant May Be Linked To Patient's Death, FDA Warns

And in light of the two recent, disastrous attempts to use the procedure, the FDA will now require documentation that the donor's stool has undergone MDRO testi...


Uganda: Three new Ebola cases confirmed

GENEVA/KINSHASA/KAMPALA -Health ministry and WHO have now drawn up a list of 98 contacts, or contacts of contacts, potentially exposed to the Ebola virus, of ...


Sleeping with TV on may make you gain weight

Light coming in from outside the room was associated with more modest weight gain , researchers found. The study involved analyzing data on 43,722 women, age...


Drug May Help Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

Forty-four randomly assigned participants took teplizumab and 32 took a placebo. The researchers were able to find the participants most at risk of developing...


Ebola Case Confirmed in Uganda

The Congolese boy crossed into Uganda on June 9 with his family through the Bwera border post, World Health Organization said in a statement . The family had...


Quest Diagnostics Data Breach Affects 11.9M Patients

Two major diagnostics companies, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, were also impacted by the data breach. BioReference, a blood testing lab firm with approxima...


Trump admin ends another ‘humanized mice’ contract

Last year, the administration announced a review of whether taxpayer dollars were being properly spent on fetal tissue research. "Today's move demonstrates NI...


Poultry & red meat equally bad for your heart, cholesterol levels

Volunteers were allocated to red meat, white meat or non-meat protein diets consumed for four weeks each in random order. The study, published on Tuesday in...


President Trump turned down request to meet Jeremy Corbyn

Trump and his wife Melania were welcomed to Buckingham Palace on their first day in London by the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and ...


Quest Diagnostics says data breach could have hit almost 12 million patients

It will be working with Optum360 to notify patients, it said. AMCA has not yet provided complete data to Quest or Optum360, including which patients data were...


Mystery Illness Kills American Couple in Fiji

Calanog said the couple loved to travel and had been organizing the Fiji trip for some time: "They were planning an fantastic vacation", she said. Fiji's Heal...


11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patient's personal info could've been exposed

One couple's quest to learn why their credit card was compromised nine times in seven years. If you're a potential victim of the data breach, Kane In Your Co...


'Ultra-processed' foods linked to early death, scientists say

A study by the US National Institutes of Health also found that people eating ultra-processed meals often ate up to 500 calories more than when they ate unproce...


GM fungus causes ‘crash’ in mosquito populations, study suggests

The researchers have revealed that they want to stop the spread of Malaria not necessarily to cause the extinction of the insect. The fungus called Metarhi...


Measles: Cases top modern record, Chicago launches measles vaccine finder

A vocal edge of guardians contradicts vaccines, trusting, as opposed to logical examinations, that fixings in them can cause mental imbalance. The cases in th...