Health Care

Meet Scutoid - the brand new geometric shape hiding inside your body

Jessica Boddy at Gizmodo reports that the team then found scutoid-like shapes in the epithelium of zebra fish and the salivary glands of fruit flies. Scientist...


Man's legs, hands amputated - all because a dog licked him

Blood tests revealed he contracted an infection caused by the bacteria known as Capnocytophaga , which is found in dog saliva. And it's usually not harmful to ...


Legionella Bacteria Found in Water Supply at NYC Hospital

Earlier this month, a person sickened by Legionnaires' disease in Manhattan died . The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was detected in the wat...


Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County

But the two people in Johnson County have "neuroinvasive" infections, which cause brain swelling and sometimes death. There are no vaccines or medications to ...


Smoking ban to go in effect for public housing July 31

The policy prohibits tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars or pipes - in all living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and all outdoor ...


Does Bernie Sanders' health plan cost $33 trillion - or save $2 trillion?

Also called "single-payer" over the years, "Medicare for all" reflects a longtime wish among liberals for a government-run system that covers all Americans. The...


Indiana Teen Severely Burned After Taking Part in Viral 'Hot Water Challenge'

Before the incident, Kyland and the pal looked up the social media craze on YouTube and made a decision to try the challenge, according to the news station. If ...


First West Nile case in human reported

DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. The Iberia Parish Mosquito Control District it urging citizens to protect themselves against mosqu...


WHO marks emphasis on approaching Hepatitis virus

While some types of hepatitis will pass without causing permanent damage to the liver, chronic cases can cause cirrhosis, liver failure or cancer. To mark Wo...


Manchester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Soucy added, "We have West Nile in the state every year". Ulibarri says the hot and humid weather the past week has created flawless breeding conditions for m...


Article image Dutch halt Viagra in pregnancy trial after 11 babies die

In the Queensland study, the drug was used over a significantly shorter time frame and for different reasons. The study was conducted in 10 hospitals of the ...


Teen infected with hookworms after being buried in sand at Florida beach

Michael Dumas, from Memphis, Tennessee, was on the trip with friends in Florida in June where they took a break to have some fun at Pompano Beach . After Mic...


Infection from cat-borne parasite connected to entrepreneurial spirit, CU researchers found

An infection from the parasite Toxoplasma gondii in humans is being credited with an increased likelihood that a person will take up entrepreneurial and busin...


AMA calls for resolution of ambiguity over My Health Record privacy concerns

Australian Medical Association president Tony Bartone will on Wednesday deliver his first major speech at the National Press Club, having been elected to the po...


Putin Invites Trump to Moscow for a One-on-One Meeting

Trump's Helsinki performance in the U.S. His initial remarks raised concerns that Mr. Trump trusted the Russian leader's denial of such interference in Americ...


Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline - 7/25/2018 8:17:27 AM

Aggressively lowering blood pressure in people at high risk for heart attacks and stroke also reduced their likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, ...


FDA approves new drug for endometriosis pain

The drug, which will be sold under the name Orilissa , is expected to be available in USA pharmacies in August, and will carry a list price of about $850 per m...


China arrests 15 people after vaccine maker admits wrongdoing

However the public was not informed that these vaccines had been distributed. Chinese authorities have arrested 15 people including the chairwoman of a rabies...


Investors watching Technical Indicators on LifePoint Health, Inc. (LPNT)

Upon closing of the transaction, LifePoint shareholders will receive $65.00 per share in cash for each share of LifePoint common stock they own, resulting i...


Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

Experts at the conference hope for the elimination of AIDS worldwide by 2030, but the United Nations warned last Wednesday of a funding gap of £4.6 billion ...


Boys in England Will be Given HPV Jab, Says Government

Public health minister Steve Brine said the vaccination programme will be extended to boys aged 12 to 13 in England - a decade after it was introduced for girls...


Researchers unveil myths about HIV transmission, question decriminalization laws

According to Unicef "early sexual intercourse, including with older men, forced relationships, the power struggle that does not allow to say no, poverty, and l...


Heat Wave: San Diego region hit with 120-degree temperatures

The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7 Celsius) was set at California's Death Valley on Tuesday. Early Tuesday afternoon, tempera...


Half of Kansas identified as at ‘high-risk’ for West Nile virus

From 2012-2017, 25 cases of West Nile virus were reported in the state and there were seven reported deaths. Around one person out of 5 West Nile infected peo...


Backyard Chickens Sicken People In 44 States

The agency's statement stressed that no illnesses had been reported and that the recalls were initiated "out of an abundance of caution". A full list of pro...


Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates

Interestingly, the analysis of the statistics over the last 20 years shows that the incidence of suicide depends on the temperature of the air in areas where ...


China vaccine maker Changsheng plunges again after police launch probe

Police in the northeastern city of Changchun , where the company is based, said on social media they had opened a criminal investigation into illegal produ...


Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control implants tied to injuries

Healthcare policymakers who have urged the FDA and Bayer to take action on Essure , applauded the company's decision to stop selling the device. Bayer halted...


West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

These areas include urban catch basins, clogged gutters, discarded tires, poorly maintained swimming pools, flower pots, roof gutters, and other containers that...


CVS pharmacist fired for refusing to fill hormone prescription for trans woman

Hall says she has filed a complaint with the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. DeAngelis said the pharmacist was no longer employed at CVS, but he would not ...