Health Care

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...


Hand Sanitisers Are Increasingly Useless At Preventing Some Hospital Superbugs

It could infect and kill seriously ill patients - such as those receiving chemotherapy or people recovering from organ transplants, the Guardian reports. The al...


Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018

Humans contract WNV when bitten by an infected mosquito. A statement from the Shelby County Health Department on Thursday says the virus has been detected in ...


Lung cancer will kill 40% more women by 2030

At that time, as indicators of deaths from breast cancer will decrease by 10%. Lead researcher Jose M. Martínez-Sánchez, from Universitat Internacional de Cat...


Reuse and washing of condoms not advised: Northern Health

Reasons for the high infection rates in the region range from cultural barriers and lack of safe-sex education to drug use. Hello, here's some news you can u...


Heatwave deaths to rise steadily by 2080

Global warming will lead to more frequent, longer and more intense studies in the future which will inevitably cause more deaths, a shock study has revealed. Th...


Compound in cannabis could help pancreatic cancer patients live significantly longer

GPR55 signalling promotes proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells and tumour growth in mice, and its inhibition increases effects of gemcitabine. Mice with...


FDA warns about vaginal 'rejuvenation' device claims

Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner. In particular, the FDA was concerned about laser treatments as they have been known to potentially cause "serious advers...


Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

The outbreak has occurred in the Beni region of North Kivu - the stronghold of a notorious Ugandan-linked Islamist militia called the Allied Democratic Forces (...


Bay County Health Reports Second Human Case Of West Nile Virus

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, West Nile virus is a leading cause of severe infections of the nervous system among adults olde...


Backdown over My Health Record

Australians were required to be part of the new system unless they opted out before 15 October. Under existing arrangements the records would have been retained...