Medicine

Blood-testing startup Theranos said to be closing

Theranos , the blood-testing company founded by Elizabeth Holmes , is going out of business. Company founder Elizabeth Holmes and former COO and president Rame...


Theranos Gone for Good - Company Says It Will Disolve

The biotech company, which was once valued at $ 9 billion , built its reputation on the claim that it had come up with a cheaper, more efficient alternative to ...


Health Department investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx

Patients can contract Legionnaires' disease, a serious type of pneumonia, when they breathe in small, airborne droplets of water that contain the bacteria, whic...


Blood Pressure medication may contain wrong pills

A specific lot of blood pressure medication has been recalled after a bottle from that lot was found to be mislabeled, according to a Food and Drug Administra...


McSally ousts Ward, Arpaio in Arizona's GOP Senate primary

US Representative Ron DeSantis , a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who won his party's nomination on Tuesday, made the remarks on Fox News and ...


STD Rates Continue to Climb in US

The National Coalition of STD Directors is asking the government to authorize emergency access to public health funding so they can combat the crisis. "Commitme...


There is 'no safe level of alcohol,' says huge new global study

There is no safe level of drinking, according to a study which found that almost three million deaths globally in 2016 were attributed to alcohol consumption....


Kyrsten Sinema wins Democratic primary election for US Senate seat

Democrats must hold on to Sen. Jeff Flake , who is retiring. The party had been deeply anxious that former state senator Kelli Ward would win the primary, af...


Backed DeSantis Easily Secures GOP Governor Nod in Florida

But aside from representing a merger of millennial and minority supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton (whom Gillum endorsed), the 39-year-old may...


After flag flap, Trump flips back to half-staff

In response to another question, Davis told reporters that the family's thoughts were exclusively on McCain. Trump says in a written statement Monday that...


Kim Kardashian West is "really proud" of her weight loss - 25-Aug

I was nearly 140 forever and now I'm like 116 and it just feels good. "I used to just eat anything and everything and I loved it", she continued. Kanye, on th...


John McCain, senator and war hero, dies at 81

According to McCain's website, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 before being elected to the United States Senate in 1986. A conservative o...


Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in British Columbia

A total of 401 cases of the virus have been reported in the European Union so far in 2018. The majority of people bitten by an infected mosquito will have no sy...


DPH raises alert for West Nile virus statewide

To date, there have been no reported human WNV cases in MA. Certain population groups (e.g. the elderly, pregnant women, immunocompromised people) are at higher...


Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' Harvard professor says in talk on nutrition

Dr Karin Michels , director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg, was giving a talk all about coconut oil th...


Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday

Certain people are more likely to be affected when fine particle pollution reaches an unhealthy level. Fire information officer Chris Wyatt said Monday unse...


Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

The new Google Fit program works with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to give the whole system a kick in the trousers. Google...


Nurses From One Arizona Hospital Are All Simultaneously Pregnant

Sixteen nurses who work in the intensive care unit of an Arizona hospital are pregnant, CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO reports . "That's how I finished, knowing ...


Government must stop overlooking '95% less harmful' e-cigarettes, say MPs

The report claimed that widespread concerns that e-cigarettes acted as a gateway to conventional smoking, particularly for the young, had "not materialised". Th...


3rd arrest made in connection to New Haven overdoses

Synthetic marijuana, called 'spice' and other names, usually is plant material sprayed with chemicals or other substances that is sold in small, colourful pac...


'Cursed' Mummy Cheese Might Be the World's Oldest, Researchers Say

In a journal article, they described finding a substance in ancient Egyptian jars that they suspected to be cheese dating back to 3200 B.C. The samples, t...


Over 40 People Treated For Apparent K2 Overdose In Connecticut

It has been blamed for other mass overdoses across the country. He said there were a dozen overdoses in 40 minutes on the green on Wednesday morning. The AP n...


NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All

But the NYU program to cover 100% of tuition for all medical students is "a first among the nation's major medical schools", per the WSJ . According to The ...


Loyola Ranks Among Top Three Hospitals In State, According to U.S

Four medical specialties are ranked in the top 20 in the nation, and six more are ranked in the top 50. While they did not appear on the general hospital list...


Woman Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Receive Face Transplant

Now, a National Geographic documentary, "Katie's Face", follows her step by step as she received face transplant in an extraordinary 31 hours of delicate ...


Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

Exposure to the condensate increased cell death and boosted production of oxygen free radicals by a factor of 50, and it significantly increased the production ...


MS reports 21 West Nile virus human cases so far

Eliminate standing water sources. The Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) says West Nile virus has been detected in a batch of mosqu...


More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

Some of them were unconscious at the park when officials arrived. The patients were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and St. Raphael's Hospital. New Haven p...


Measles cases growing in IL, other states

Last year, there were 118 measles cases in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The last outbreak happened in 2015 when 188 people were infected. Most of the people...


‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days

The orca mother balanced her dead calf on her head and pushed it along for at least 17 days. "She carried this for 17 months before it was born", Atkinson s...


High Number Of Cape Cod Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus

Health officials say the virus has been detected in 169 mosquito samples from across the state. West Nile virus is a viral infection found in birds and carrie...


Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season. Mosquito bites can transmit the vir...


Pentagon restricts use of location-logging fitness trackers

US troops and civilian Defense Department employees are now prohibited from using geolocation features or functionality on government-issued and personal device...


Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

World Health Organization recommends that infants start receiving complementary foods at 6 months of age in addition to breast milk, initially 2-3 times a day ...


Kim Kardashian gives her two cents on Khloe’s Kardashian relationship

The video caused a stir, with many people villainising Kim for shaming her own sister. "I'm not here to f-king be mistreated by my f-king b-tch family", she e...