Health Care

Immigrant mother whose child died in ICE custody plans suit

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman had pleaded for information about the alleged incident during a Texas House of Repr...


Blood pressure medication recalled over labeling error

Accord Healthcare has issued a recall for a blood pressure medication because the bottles that were shipped actually contain a heart failure drug. So far, t...


New vehicle seat safety guidelines drops age criterion for rear-facing

The new policy also recommends older kids stay in forward facing safety seats and booster seats until they reach the max height and weight recommended by the ma...


1 dead, 17 sick from salmonella in Empire Kosher chicken

Salmonella in Empire Kosher chicken has led to one death and 17 illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control said. The CDC and the USDA are working with stat...


West Nile Virus leads to death of Kent County man

When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET , picaridin, oil of lemon e...


New study pays people to eat avocados

Participants will be broken into two groups: an "experimental" group who will eat the daily avocados and a "control" group who will continue their usual diets. ...


Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Air pollution is already known to cause 4.5 million deaths a year, and a wide range of illnesses, but it has a more insidious effect as well. "Given that ...


Mysterious new human brain cell found

The team has dubbed these previously unknown cells "rosehip neurons " in reference to the peculiar bundles each of the cells' axons form around their cente...


Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts

Coconut oil increases low-density lipoprotein cholesterol - commonly known as "bad" cholesterol - because it's associated with increased risk of heart disease. ...


Sanders congratulates Gillum after Florida primary win

Let's make history this November and make Andrew Gillum the next Governor of Florida . Sanders tweeted his congratulations, saying, "Tonight, Floridi...


STD cases hit an all-time high in the US

Over those four years, gonorrhea cases increased 67 percent - from 333,004 to 555,608 cases. The report noted that previous studies have pointed to poverty,...


Donald Trump pays tribute to John McCain and lowers White House flag

After President Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim a "52 percent overall" approval rating just one day after Senator John McCain's death and hours afte...


Fitzgerald, Doan, Gonzalez to participate in McCain service

As a presidential candidate, Trump - who did not serve in the military himself and avoided the draft through a series of deferments - attacked McCain's record o...


Trump finally issues statement on John McCain's death

He also said that "at the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington, D...


Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain's death

John McCain sent one final farewell message to the American people and with it, one last condemnation of the President Donald Trump and his policies. "Sen. M...


Washington says goodbye to a giant in the Senate

As McCain pursued his own re-election to the Senate in 2016, he broke with his party's nominee after a video aired in which Trump could be heard bragging th...


Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus

Six new human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Manitoba. West Nile is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. M...


Doctor infected with Ebola in DRC conflict zone

He acknowledged a health crew has reached Oicha with armed experts.To this point, a filled with 14 healthcare workers had been contaminated in some unspecif...


No amount of alcohol is safe for your health, says huge study

Some 512 researchers analyzed more than 1,000 studies and concluded that the safest level of alcohol consumption is zero, the Washington Post reports . T...


Russian trolls spread misinformation in vaccine debate

The study, titled ' Weaponised Health Communication ', found that by confronting vaccine sceptics directly, bots were able to legitimise their position in the p...


War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

His last Navy duty assignment was to serve as the naval liaison to the United States Senate. President Reuven Rivlin bid farewell to the "great leader", whom ...


Sen. John McCain has died

Bill Clinton says he is grateful to McCain for his leadership in helping the US normalize relations with Vietnam during his presidency. McCain has been awarded...


Non-invasive eye test may offer early Alzheimers diagnosis

Those with the genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, as a group, described memories with much less vivid detail than those without the risk factor, despi...


To stay healthy, avoid alcoholic drinks - including red wine

We found that the risk of all-cause mortality, and of cancers specifically, rises with increasing levels of consumption, and the level of consumption that min...


Story regarding man urinating on child was fabricated

Neither the victim nor the witnesses were physically injured. Police were called around 20 minutes after the incident occurred. Although the suspect was not a...


Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge

It says she reported it in July. Frieden, who lives on Montague Street, is expected to be charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment, accordin...


Ebola infected doctor surrounded by DR Congo rebels, World Health Organization warns

The drugs - which have not been licensed but undergone safety trials - add to a prototype treatment called mAb114, whose use was announced on August 14. Last we...


Breastfeeding mothers have lower risk of stroke

Breastfeeding may protect a woman from stroke later in life, and the benefit appears to increase with the length of time she nurses, a USA study suggests. All...


Sen. Paul Makes Another Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

Exceptions are made for abortions sought for rape, incest, or physical threats to the mother. The proposed amendment "would not have prevented health care pro...


CDC Steps in to Help with W.Va. Hepatitis A Outbreak

The request for CDC aid came at the direction of Gov. Jim Justice. There is a hepatitis A outbreak in OH that has sickened at least 256 people so far this y...