Health Care

LA Times Poll: Sanders Takes Lead in Calif.; Warren Falls

Mr. Sanders was the top choice of 24% of likely Democratic primary voters in the all-important state, followed by Ms. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt. - putting him in...


Seychelles launches HIV self-test programme on World AIDS Day

Ian Green, chief executive of sexual health charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, in a statement said the charity was "extremely grateful to Lloyd, and his decisi...


US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The agency on Friday estimated that there have already been 1.7 million flu illnesses, 16,000 hospitalizations, and 900 flu-related deaths nationally. During th...


Cell phone injuries over 20 years analyzed

According to the study , the number of cases had increased more in 2007 and 2016. iPhone was introduced in the United States in 2007 and Pokémon Go was lau...


Samoa arrests anti-vaxxer while continuing immunization campaign

Samoa has arrested an anti-vaccination campaigner because the nation continues to battle a lethal measles outbreak. But Communications Minister Afamasaga Ri...


LGBTQ Activists Angry to Learn Pete Buttigieg Rang the Salvation Army Bell

Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg , an outspoken homosexual who calls himself " married " to a man, has found...


Chemical hair products linked to breast cancer, according to study

Participants came from different backgrounds all across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and responded to a questionnaire that includes information on the frequency of...


Here’s how to get free flu shots in Richmond this month

But we have it now and everyone who needs it should get it right away. It is also possible to be exposed to flu viruses shortly before being vaccinated or d...


Sixth death reported during San Diego's current flu season

Particularly, people have been posting on Facebook about how Mat-Su Regional Medical Center has a packed emergency room and multiple people have died from the f...


Most people dying from measles globally are children under five, officials say

The outbreak has hit Samoa hard because its immunisation rate dropped to about 30 percent after an incident past year involving the death of two babies that a...


Biden: Sen. Harris could be running mate after campaign end

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) could be on the Supreme Court, former Vice President Joe Biden said one day after she ended her bid for the presidency. Shortl...


Samoan towns resemble ghost town as mass vaccination campaign gets underway

Sixty people have died so far, many of whom were children under five. The Samoa Observer newspaper said the normally bustling capital Apia was a ghost town on...


Common On How Mayor Pete Buttigieg Can Win Over Black Voters

Mr. Buttigieg has been on the rise in recent polling on the 2020 Democratic presidential field but has struggled to gain support among black voters, a key vot...


Program Gives Uninsured Free HIV Prevention Drugs

The medications will be donated by Gilead Sciences , makers of Truvada and Descovy, the only two PrEP medications now approved by the US Food and Drug Administ...


Scientists say China gene-editing experiment failed, may have created mutations

A small share of individuals are born with immunity due to a mutation in a gene known as CCR5 and it was this gene that He had claimed to have focused utilizi...


Birth control study links the pill to brain change and mood issues

Although the researchers initially developed their system to deliver drugs to treat HIV and malaria, they realized it could be adapted to deliver contraceptio...


Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk

While this study isn't wholesale proof of a causative link between dental and cardiovascular health, there are already plenty of good reasons to brush your teet...


Permanent hair dye may raise risk of breast cancer, study claims

Using data obtained from the Sister Study , researchers found that permanent dye use was associated with 45% higher breast cancer risk in black women and...


Doctors successfully brought a dead heart back to life

A human heart was transplanted for the first time ever in 1967 in South Africa. "This is the donor pool actively expanding!" wrote Jacob Niall Schroder , dir...


Slovakia remembered the World AIDS Day

An expanded Global Gag Rule - also known as the Mexico City Policy - barring funding to overseas organizations providing or providing referrals for comprehens...


Joe Biden says he doesn't need Obama's endorsement

Yes, I am aware of the irony that the majority of political campaigns are predicated on trying to perform both "authentic" and "sincere" at all times while ...


50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens

The prime minister also announced the closure of public service and all government services from Thursday to Friday in order to allow all public servants to a...


Samoa measles outbreak: Death toll rises to 53, mostly children

The death toll from a measles outbreak in Samoa has increased to 53, after five children died from the infection the day before, while authorities step up effor...


Three killed in Ebola response centre attacks

There are numerous rebel groups operating in eastern Congo , which have complicated efforts to curb the spread of the disease, as has a local population suspic...


Serious measles outbreak in Samoa

The U.N. health agency warned that a steep decline in vaccination rates in Samoa, a Pacific Ocean island nation halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand , had pa...


2 more flu deaths reported in San Diego County

The Virginia Department of Health encourages all Virginians older than 6 months to receive the vaccine. The flu vaccine provides protection against the stra...


HIV-positive sperm bank opens in New Zealand

While this doesn't mean the virus has been cured, it does suggest that the treatment is working fine and so the HIV can not be passed on - even through childbir...


Second Michigan patient dies from vaping related lung injury

The department declined to release any other information about the individual or the circumstances of the death. Khaldun is urging the public to avoid vaping ...


Amazon Alexa can now express disappointment and excitement

The voice of Alexa , like the voice of many AI devices and automated phone systems, is no-nonsense. Apparently Alexa users were regularly asking the voice as...


Elizabeth Warren tumbles 14 points in Democratic primary poll

The survey also found that Medicare for All, a proposal touted by both Sanders and Warren, is growing "increasingly unpopular among all American voters", which ...