Medicine

Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

The identity of the 2 women has been made public, along with assurances from the Sheriff's Office that they were not, contrary to reports , shackled in the bac...


Health Department confirms West Nile case in Lucas County

Water gardens are fashionable but become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate. "Scott tells me that the NH Department of Health and Human ...


County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine

During last winter's flu season, vaccines barely worked at all in keeping seniors out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness. "We hope people ...


Parents should note FDA warning about vaping

The "hard-hitting" advertising, which will detail the risky chemicals that e-cigarettes can contain, will also appear on social media and websites that are popu...


Cigna gets DOJ approval to buy St. Louis based Express Scripts

While the federal antitrust division will not seek to block the merger , the deal is still subject to state regulators and various departments of insurance. As...


Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van

Two South Carolina mental health patients drowned in a prison transport van when floodwater from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence overtook the vehicle, ...


'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

Research into almost 20,000 older people found those who were generally healthy derived no protective benefit from the blood-thinning pill - but it increased th...


Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least eight dead

The tree was about 6 feet above the road surface. Cooper said others should not follow suit. State emergency officials said Thursday they had no way of tr...


Solo Colonoscopies, Cannibal Calories, and More 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

In his acceptance speech, Wartinger described how their research was inspired by a patient who was so convinced that he passed kidney stones after riding a roll...


Apple smartwatch slowly evolving into medical device

With what Apple is doing with the new watch, it's like 'someone just opened a giant restaurant right next to us, bringing a lot more attention'. Jony Ive,...


IPhone Xs and Xs Max Price, Specifications and Release Date in Pakistan

Apple also introduced a fourth generation of the Apple Watch with a major redesign - and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical ...


Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency

Isolated cases of the diarrheal disease have been reported in some parts of the country as Harare remains the epicenter of the latest outbreak which began ear...


Flu Season Is Here And So Are The Vaccines

The province's flu shot, free for all Nova Scotians, will be available this fall. Sure, it may still feel like summer. There were hundreds of thousands of h...


FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

Under Wednesday's announcement, the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers will have 60 days to produce plans to stop underage use of their products. Despite ...


E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says

To gain clearance to return to the market, the companies would have to prove that the benefits to adults who use e-cigarettes in order to stop smoking tradition...


West Nile virus risk 'high' in Saugus and surrounding communities

Linda Bell, SC State Epidemiologist. It is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. People over age 50 and people with weakened ...


Burnley has one of the lowest numbers of registered organ donors

One of the people whose life was saved was the Sheffield artist Pete McKee, who received Mr Piotr's liver. Two identical sculptures were installed by Hampshir...


Woman on antibiotics develops a 'black hairy tongue' in weird medical case

The answer is not as scary as it seems. The case outlined in the journal involves a woman who was prescribed two kinds of antibiotics after being injured in...


Common painkiller linked to higher risk of heart attack and stroke

For years, however, doctors have been anxious about diclofenac's potential heart risks. They also think that it should not be made available over the counter ...


Airport security trays are even nastier than toilets

According to the study, which took samples from 90 locations around an airport, the filthiest place of all was the TSA security bins. Overall, the study fou...


First reported death from West Nile Virus confirmed in county

The agency said the total number of cases was a 3.4-fold increase compared to the entire season past year. "The season for West Nile virus will not be ove...


Nicola Sturgeon poised to pledge cash for new schools and hospitals

Sturgeon said the Scottish government would steadily increase annual infrastructure investment so that it will be £1.5bn per year higher by then than the amount...


Rise and fall of Theranos puts Silicon Valley firmly in focus

The Theranos board is expected to meet Friday. According to a report by the WSJ , American business and government leaders had lost more than $600 millio...


A third of Aussies not getting enough exercise

The report looked at nearly 2 million people in more than 160 countries from 2001 to 2016 and found that more than one in four adults were insufficientl...


United States nurse discovers colleague was baby she cared for

Stanford Children's Health Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford shared the story and photos on its Facebook page last month. Wong has been a nurse i...


NY plane quarantined amid reports of ill passengers

Local media outlets initially reported that around 100 passengers reported feeling ill. "Apparently there is over 100 people sick on the bottom floor, so happ...


Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down

At one time, Theranos was worth more than US$10 billion. The startup's founder and former CEO, Elizabeth Holmes , was indicted on federal wire fraud charges ...


Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests

The state sees on average between 30-35 cases of the disease annually, but hasn't seen a cluster of cases in approximately 15 years. Forget yesterday's news. ...


New auto seat guidelines: 5 things every parent should know

In order to decide when your child should face forward in the vehicle, you should take into consideration their weight and height, not their age, according to n...


Volatile Movement - K2M Group Holdings (KTWO)

Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 89,928 shares of the medical device company's stock worth $2,023,000 after purchasing an additional 24,327 sha...


Mosquito pools in Kitchener, Cambridge test positive for West Nile

Lake County health officials announced Friday that the county's first case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed, and involves a Waukegan woman in her...


Loma Linda University looking for paid participants to eat avocados

In addition to being told to eat avocados , peek participants obtain a kickback at the dwell of the six-month peek: $300, plus obviously free avocados "either ...


West Nile virus detected in southern ME mosquito pool

According to the release, there were 16 confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania in 2016. The most effective way to avoid WNV and other mosqui...


Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study saysNaija247news

Researchers investigating the results of air pollution performed math and verbal tests over the direction of more than one years on more than 25,000 participa...


Andrew Gillum, Florida's Upset Democratic Candidate, In An Early Tangle With Trump

Democrats hope to flip the seat in their bid to take control of the House of Representatives. In a primary contest that saw a whopping $112 million spent ove...