Medicine

Consumers getting more options for short-term health plans

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was quick to react to final approval of the plans , saying they will hurt consumers: "By giving the green light to junk plans, Tru...


West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

Symptoms of the viral disease vary from person to person, the CDC noted. "It only takes one bite from an infected Culex tarsalis mosquito to be exposed to WNV...


First human case of West Nile confirmed in Mid-Michigan

According to City research, "80 percent of people (about 4 out of 5) who are infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms at all". About one out o...


Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog

The next morning Manteufel was delirious and his temperature jumped, so his wife, Dawn, brought him to the hospital. To Dawn, it was as if her husband had just ...


Smoking now banned in public housing

Starting Tuesday, July 31, smoking will be prohibited in public housing across Tennessee and the U.S. Programs from the City of Phoenix Housing Department pro...


CDC issues alert about salmonella tied to chicken, ducks in backyard flocks

Thirty four people have been hospitalized, but none of the 212 people have died, the CDC says. This is the 10th time since 2011 the CDC has announced an outb...


Family of Toronto shooter condemns his 'horrific actions'

Investigators are digging into the life of Faisal Hussain , amid reports that he was on Islamic state websites expressing support for the terrorist group. ...


MS reports second West Nile virus human case of year

Maryland health officials announced Monday the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in the state this year. "While most infected people recover without any...


Bayer Will Soon Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Devices

Essure has also been the subject of a social media movement, most notably on Facebook , where more than 36,000 women have joined a private group called Essu...


CVS apologizes after a pharmacist refused to fill a transgender woman’s prescription

Although Hall acknowledged that CVS had received a flawless score from the Human Rights Campaign for its policies related to LGBTQ equality ― a fact also touted...


Pharma giant Merck just lowered the prices of some of its medications

However the price cut may also be motivated by the increasingly competitive hepatitis C drug market - sales of Zepatier slumped in the last quarter. Pfizer's...


Florida resident dies from bacterial infection after eating oyster

A man dined on oyster at an unnamed restaurant in Florida's Sarasota County, only to die two days later from a deadly bacteria. The man had underlying medical...


Donald Trump says Putin responsible for Russian meddling in 2016 election

Trump continued, "You know, Russian Federation and the United States control 90 percent of the nuclear weapons in the world and getting along with Russia-and no...


Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week

The Charlotte-based hot dog restaurant based its survey on more than 1 million hot dogs served during the company's first six years. The tradition falls on th...


Trump administration freezes "risk adjustment" payments to health insurers

Trump has also slashed the ACA's advertising budget by 90 percent. "These are significant cuts", said Mark Van Arnam, director of the N.C. Navigator Consorti...


$4.69 Billion Verdict Pounds Johnson & Johnson in 22-Plaintiff, Talc-Cancer Trial

Sadly, six of the 22 plaintiffs have died from ovarian cancer . Most of the women in St Louis trial used baby powder, but others used Shower-to-Shower, anoth...


'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

USA health officials have issued a stark warning against eating Honey Smacks, the popular Kellogg's breakfast cereal, after it was linked to a salmonella outb...


US threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials

Other countries appeared hesitant to back the resolution after seeing the USA threaten Ecuador. There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother ...


Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

All in all, the program was slated to shift $10.4 billion among insurers in 2017, according to the agency. The Trump administration claims it is obligated to s...


Brett Kavanaugh: 5 Things On Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee

In the piece , Kavanaugh suggested that Congress might pass a law "exempting a President-while in office-from criminal prosecution and investigation, includi...


FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

The pre-packaged vegetables were sold in "clear, plastic clamshell containers" and were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Countr...


Tuberculosis spill prompts mass evacuation at Johns Hopkins

Both cancer research buildings were evacuated out of an "abundance of caution" but have now been cleared as safe. The hospital released a statement at around ...


Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Win 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests

Miki Sudo won her fifth women's title in a row, downing 37 hot dogs. Miki Sudo celebrates after winning the women's annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest...


Drinking coffee could lower risk of death, study finds

In other words while coffee drinking has some benefits especially in dealing with non-communicable diseases, your genes decide how well you metabolise caffein...


'Fish pedicure' caused one woman's toenails to stop growing

Fish pedicures involve having small fish nibble on a person's feet while they soak in a tub of warm or room temperature water. It's an unusual beauty treatme...


Keeping your pets safe and secure during fireworks

The event is free to the public and will include music and inspirational live speakers at the Downtown Square after parade. Contestants must be present at 2...


Doctor Who Gave Away Free Hams Charged with Health Fraud

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against 601 people allegedly responsible for $2 billion in health care fraud, including 65 doctors, nu...


Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates

Among female flight attendants, the rate of breast cancer was 50% higher when compared to the general population. Rates among flight attendants were especiall...


Amazon sends pharmacy stocks tumbling after snapping up online chemist

The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2018, according to a statement from the companies. The online retail giant also announced a joint ven...


Arizona woman denied medication to end pregnancy

After learning her pregnancy would not run to term, Nicole Mone was given two options: a surgical procedure to remove the tissue, or a prescription medication...


FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

The component in this newly approved drug is CBD (cannabidiol), which is part of the sativa marijuana plant. Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic condition t...


Are Herpes Viruses Responsible For Alzheimer's Disease?

The researchers found higher levels of HHV-6A and HHV-7 in Alzheimer's patient brain samples compared with brains unaffected by Alzheimer's . However, scient...


FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication

It's not clear how quickly the drug will be available for prescription. In contrast to THC, the far more popular cannabinoid CBD does not produce strong psychoa...


Administration finalizes rule expanding access to association health plans

The company showed signs of improvement in the first quarter of this year, earning a $2.8 million underwriting profit in NY. In signing the order, Trump said...


Transgenderism No Longer A Mental Illness

It manifests by impaired control over gaming , for example, such as the player being unable to control the onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, ...