Health Care

Birth control app coming to smartphones

The app , Natural Cycles , calculates when a woman is most likely to be fertile using their daily body temperature data and their menstrual cycle information....


Dozens overdosed in one Connecticut park in one day

Between Tuesday night and Wednesday, emergency officials were called to at least 71 overdoses in New Haven, some of which happened on the city's green. "It's a ...


E-cigarettes 'more harmful than we think'

According to lead study author, Professor David Thickett, while e-cigarettes are safer in terms of cancer risk than ordinary cigarettes, there may be a greater ...


New Haven police make arrest after dozens of overdoses

Authorities say some victims were unconscious, some were nauseous, some were lethargic, a few had trouble breathing and others were vomiting. Cops, firefighte...


Police warn of ‘dangerous narcotics’ after seven fatal overdoses in 12 days

Ontario is reaching out to experts to get their input on overdose prevention sites, he said, adding that the government's goal is to save lives, get people off ...


Police say presence in Fredericton's north side unrelated to shooting

Robb Costello, Const. Sara Burns and a woman whose identity has not yet been publicly confirmed. Donations have come in from as far away as British Columbia, he...


Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak

In all of 2017, there were 118 cases in 15 states. Yet one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles will die from complications , according to the C...


Mayo Clinic Tops U.S

The top five US hospitals for 2018-2019 were the Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minn.; Cleveland Clinic; Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital, Boston's M...


Study claims blue light from screens can accelerate blindness

Exposure to blue light can speed up blindness , new optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo claimed to show. The retinal that's absorbed blue ...


Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks

When calves are stillborn or die shortly after birth, Haulena said the mothers instinctively drive the calf upward, and may continue to do so for 48 hours. Thes...


Blue Light From Smartphone, Computer Displays Can Accelerate Blindness

THE BLUE light emitted from smartphones , laptops and a wide variety of digital devices not only damages your vision but can actually speed up blindness. Cau...


Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

The NOAA response team treated J50 with a long-acting broad-spectrum antibiotic through a dart while they await results of the whale's health assessment. "There...


Poppy seed bagel leads to ‘traumatizing’ drug test result for expectant mom

But, citing a letter in which Eden advises the hospital educate expectant moms about the risks, the doctor adds, "it's a really good point that people probably ...


Is a diverse diet healthy for you? - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

The recommendation conflicts with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans , which recommends that people "focus on variety" when it comes to their diet ...


Boxers vs. briefs and your chances of becoming a dad

The researchers explained in Human Reproduction how they quizzed men in couples who were seeking fertility treatment about their favourite underwear choices...


High number of Cape Cod mosquitoes with West Nile virus

The mosquito that tested positive for West Nile, came from a mosquito trap on North Market Extension in St. Clairsville, in the area near the ball fields and wa...


Priyanka Chopra Says Goodbye to Her 'Quantico' Character In an Emotional Post

I am a girl and I have the right to keep that to myself."Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get annoyed. That's the next thing I want to do", added the actress , w...


Gender of medics vital in surviving a coronary

The reason why, the study's authors suggest: Myths about heart disease as a "male" condition may color how male doctors treat women facing the top cause ...


Breast-feeding tips for new moms

Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for...


Dallas resident is county's first West Nile death of 2018

West Nile virus activity is moving east. The first appearance of West Nile was in late-July, with a crow in Sarnia testing positive for the virus. Of the 26 D...


Ebola cases recorded in Eastern DRC since August 1

He cited new results of genetic analysis that confirm the strain of Ebola in the new outbreak is the Zaire strain, one for which the vaccine can be used. The he...


Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

In a memo obtained by the Associated Press , the new instructions state that "These geolocation capabilities can expose personal information, locations, routin...


United Kingdom to have new organ donation law

An NHS sign is seen at St Thomas' Hospital in central London , Britain May 12, 2017. Jackie Doyle-Price, parliamentary under-secretary of state for mental he...


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

Research shows that babies who are breastfed are less likely to experience health problems, both as children and later as adults. "Breastfeeding is recommende...


'High regional risk' likely due to Congo Ebola outbreak, says WHO

The organization's emergency response chief, Peter Salama, expressed concern about the regional risks this outbreak could pose - given the pattern of its spread...


Researchers Successfully Put Bioengineered Lungs Into Pigs

To produce a bioengineered lung, a support scaffold is needed that meets the structural needs of a lung. Once they connected the lab-grown lung to the blood sup...


Dementia risk higher for middle-aged non-drinkers, study suggests

A total of 397 cases of dementia were recorded over the 23 years in which the study took place. However, the study says people who drink above the recommend...


Health officials: Condoms are not meant to be reused

It's widely known that condoms are used to help protect against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies - if they're used properly. The CDC i...


Response to Congo's new Ebola outbreak 'highly complex'

They head to a region where deep security problems could complicate efforts to contain the virus. "This is an active conflict zone". However, the outbreak "is...


Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare

Four cities collectively filed a lawsuit Thursday against Trump over "waging a relentless campaign to sabotage and, ultimately, to nullify" the ACA, also know...