Health Care

Saudis rise in lifespan rankings

In contrast, one "worse" scenario finds almost half of all nations could face lower life expectancies. The report found that the average life expectancy in th...


Novartis buys Endocyte for $2.1 billion

Swiss drugmaker Novartis made a big investment in radiopharmaceuticals with the Thursday announcement that it will acquire a USA firm with an oncology drug in...


Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

This Ebola outbreak , the seventh largest in history, with 216 cases and 139 dead since July, has seen a sharp uptick in cases in the last few days after respo...


NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains

According to the DailyMail report, the doctors diagnosed the NY man with a brain disorder triggered by the same proteins that cause the so-called " mad cow dise...


Breast Cancer Awareness / Senate candidates and healthcare | Smart Talk

The 237,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are the reason behind October campa...


Can You Get the Flu From a Flu Shot? Experts Weigh In

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital surveyed 700 people nationally . This vaccine offers improved protection for the elderly. It found last year's shot was...


Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis confirmed in Wisconsin and Minnesota

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. The Pennsylvania Department of Health issue...


Labor moves to make medical transfers from Nauru easier

The deportation of the Australian doctor also follows Medecins Sans Frontieres calling for urgent evacuations from the island , and sharing emotional and det...


Case of Mad Cow Disease identified on farm in Aberdeenshire, officials confirm

Chief Veterinary Officer Sheila Voas said while it is too early to tell where the disease came from in this case, its detection is proof that the authorities su...


Almost half of Edmontonians won’t get flu shot

The child, the first to die in the state, had not received a flu vaccination. "We got our older boys vaccinated, but my husband and I didn't worry about getti...


Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Kentucky — CDC

No deaths have been reported. The CDC said, as of Wednesday, a total of 92 people had fallen ill, with 21 of them requiring hospitalization. A single, common ...


United Nations issues DR Congo Ebola warning

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened "an emergency committee" on the current outbreak in DRC's violence-torn North Kivu region, which has killed 1...


Morgan Stanley Has $1.35 Billion Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

Two companies could generate the same EPS number, but one could do so with less equity (investment) - that company would be more efficient at using its capital ...


CDC: Kids In 22 States Sickened By ‘Mystery Disease’

In the most severe cases, the muscles that control breathing are weakened to the point the patient requires ventilator. CDC has tested many different specim...


Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to chicken sickens 92

The salmonella strain making people sick is resistant to several of the antibiotics usually used to treat the infection. No deaths have been reported. Thi...


CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey

Sixty-five suspected cases are being investigated. "There is a lot we don't know about AFM , and I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven't ...


Apple to conduct orthopedic study with Zimmer Biomet using Apple Watch

It is a multi-year study that aims to enable doctors and their team members to monitor better their patients. The " mymobility " app that uses Apple Wat...


Supplements Often Tainted by Hidden Drugs

Gizmodo notes that the FDA does regularly screen supplement products for unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, usually added to enhance the product's advertis...


AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The agency said it is very concerned about it. AFM is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes muscle weakness, according to the CDC . "CDC h...


Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States

Officials have not determined a cause of the rare disease. AFM is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes muscle weakness, according to the C...


Why did this 5th-century child get a 'vampire burial'?

According to researchers, the stone was intentionally inserted as part of a funeral ritual created to stopper disease and the body from rising after being burie...


127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

Messonnier stressed the rarity of the condition, emphasizing that it happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. So far this year, cases have be...


CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

AFM affects a person's nervous system , according to the CDC website, mainly in the spinal cord, and can present polio-like symptoms , including weakness and ...


Florida's first flu death of the season is a child

One-third said that the flu shot didn't work. The survey shows 56 per cent of Edmonton residents plan to get a flu shot this year, and 37 per cent of those wh...


African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

The campaign will officially kick off on October 18. Joan Bauman was a 45-year-old mother of four running ultramarathons when a lump in her breast grew more p...


Why we're pink this month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and several events are going on over the next three weeks to honor those who have fought and those who have battled t...


The World Health Organisation Has Called For a Reduction in C-Sections

The number of C-section births around the world has almost doubled since 2000, and only a fraction of those surgical procedures are medically necessary, accordi...


Police Department Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Scarpinato's office, the breast surgeon, being located at the new location as well". A brilliant Ghanaian Senior High School student has broken the mold by s...


Federal Obamacare exchange premiums to drop 1.5% in 2019

The price of the most popular level of health insurance sold under the Affordable Care Act will drop slightly next year, the first time rates have dropped since...


Nevis Health minister calls for acceptance of youth with mental illness

Brandy-Williams explained". The report also reveals that in many countries, people with mental disorders still routinely suffer gross human rights violations ...