Health Care

Eight UVa Children's Hospital specialties ranked among the nation's best

Special accolades continued to roll in when the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center was named the top pediatric c...


Kenyans react to suspected case of Ebola in Kericho

Kenya has been on high alert especially at the Malaba border where screening of visitors is being conducted after Ebola was detected in Uganda. The patient is...


Patient Dies From Fecal Microbiota Transplant

The FDA's warning is a reminder do-it-yourself fecal transplants for autism, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD ) or other conditions are risky and should not...


World Health Organization stops short of declaring latest Ebola outbreak a global emergency

Here, people arriving from Congo wash their hands with chlorinated water to prevent the spread of infection at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in wester...


Exposure to artificial light at bedtime linked with weight gain in women

The authors acknowledge that other confounding factors could explain the associations between artificial light at night and weight gain . There was also a ...


Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

He was then transferred to an Ebola treatment unit-where the health care workers already have been vaccinated-in nearby Bwera. Register to advertise your pro...


Quest-Diagnostics Claims 11.9 Million Patient's Data Got Breached

About 11.9 Million Quest Diagnostics users can view their financial, medical and other personal information as part of a data breach, the company said on Mond...


VA prepares for major shift in veterans' health care

Eligibility for community care does not require a Veteran to receive that care in the community; Veterans can still choose to have VA provide their care. "What ...


12 million patients affected

According to Quest Diagnostics' SEC filing , AMCA's payment system was compromised on August 1, 2018 and remained vulnerable through March 30. The compromi...


Quest Diagnostics billing provider reports data breach affecting 12 million people

The medical testing company says forensic experts are investigating the matter. The announcement came a day after Quest Diagnostics said its customers' info...


Mystery Shrouds Texan Couple Who Died From Unknown Illness in Fiji

Family member Tracey Calanog told U.S. media outlet KVUE: "They knew something was going on with their body and were able to get to the hospital". "We stand...


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

The personal information of millions of Quest Diagnostics lab patients may have fallen into the hands of hackers. A billing service working with Quest Diagnos...


Quest Diagnostics says data on nearly12M patients exposed by breach

AMCA provides services to Optum360, a Quest billing contractor. Quest outsources its billing collections to Optum360, which in turn used American Medical Coll...


Genetically Enhanced Fungus Eliminates 99% of Mosquitoes that Spread Malaria

While the results appear promising - especially considering malaria claims 400,000 people each year - other experts worry it could disturb fragile ecosystems ...


USA measles cases reach highest number in 25 years, CDC says

The number of cases in 1994 was 963, which was lower than in 1992 when there were 2,237 cases. It modified into finished as a result of provision and in vogue i...


TSA Approves CBD-Oil Drug for Child Epilepsy on Flights

This welcome change to the formerly restrictive rules announced Sunday is good news for users of medical marijuana. Medications fitting that description can...


World Health Organization officially recognizes 'burnout' as a medical condition

The condition is in a subcategory called " Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors". Now a year later, it added gaming disorder it to its list ...


'Burnout' from work is now an official medical condition

Polygon notes that this description for gaming disorder is almost identical to WHO's wording for gambling disorder. The initial disorder was met with ...


Trump Administration Unveils Downright Cruel Rollbacks on Transgender Health Care Protections

This would carve #LGBTQ people out of the #ACA 's nondiscrimination protections, & invite health care workers, doctors, hospitals, insurance companies that...


Disaster relief bill stuck in the House following GOP lawmaker’s objection

But it only takes one person to object to unanimous consent. The Senate was able to pass the bill by an 85-8 vote before its members left Thursday evening...


Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

A law firm investigating a racist picture of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan clothing on Virginia Gov . Ralph Northam's medic...


Maine Becomes 25th State To Report Measles Outbreak

The United States has reported the largest number of measles cases in the country in a single year since 1994 and since measles was eliminated in 2004, accordin...


AI system beats radiologists at predicting lung cancer risk

Daniel Tse of Google . Alongside researchers at Northwestern University, New York University-Langone Medical Center and Stanford Medicine, Google's AI team...


Most infant sleep-deaths in 'sitting devices' happen in car seats

The deaths fall under the umbrella of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental suffocation and/or strangulation in bed. A new study published th...


Measles case confirmed in St. Clair County, state count at 44

In addition, the World Health Organization is reporting a 300 percent increase in measles cases in 2019 compared to 2018. Around 66 cases were reported in NY....


Ric Flair’s heart surgery postponed

Flair is still listed for Starrcast II for next weekend during AEW Double Or Nothing weekend but with the heart surgery coming up, it's questionable whether doc...


WHO Issues Guide to Cut Risks of Dementia

Dementia , which affects memory, thinking, language and judgement, results from a variety of diseases and injuries that affect the brain. In the guideline , ...


What you need to know about the U.S. measles outbreak

They're spread across a lot of the US, but about half of these cases are in New York City . That pattern continued last week, with most of the 75 new cases com...


How much coffee is too much? Scientists decode

The research team used UK Biobank data of 346,077 individuals aged 37 to 73 years. Commenting on the most recent findings, Astrid Nehlig, research director at...


Effect of body image on mental health to be examined

This comes as part of ongoing work by Central England to tackle the issue of mental health as part of a long-term commitment aimed at raising awareness about me...