Health Care

Junkie mom arrested for stealing drugs from dying daughter

She has been charged with four felony counts of stealing a controlled substance and two misdemeanour counts of abusing an elderly, disabled or vulnerable perso...


Zimbabwean Churches urged to join fight against Cholera pandemic

The waterborne disease was first detected last week in a township outside the capital, Harare , and is now spreading rapidly in the city, the World Health Or...


China says battling swine fever is complex and challenging

There is no vaccine for African swine fever and mortality rates can be as high as 100%. The confirmation of the presence of this virus, which affects only pig...


Washoe County Reports Human Case of West Nile Virus

Press Release - Veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center in Gillette Wyoming received laboratory confirmation this week that two horses under their treatment...


Slow-Moving Florence Causing Major Flooding As It Swirls Over Carolinas

North Carolina officials said there had been at least seven storm-related fatalities in the state, with unconfirmed reports of a further three deaths. No...


Tongue-in-cheek Nobels honour nutritional analysis of cannibalism and more

Romanian Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc is among the winners of the 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes , a parody of the Nobel Prize awarded every autumn "for achievements that ...


MS ranked 2nd highest in adult obesity in US

Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and SC saw a significant increase in adult obesity rates between 2016 and 2017, while 22 states featured betwe...


Polar Vantage V & M Smartwatches Promise Smarter Fitness Tracking

A veteran of the sports training market, the company tried its hand at a modern Android Wear smartwatch a couple of years ago , returning closer to its roots w...


Cancer deaths to rise to 9.6 million this year

Europe accounts for 23.4% of cancer cases and 20.3% of the deaths, but only 9% of the world's population. Almost a half of New Zealand males, and a third of...


Roma mock Mark Wahlberg with hilarious 'routine'

At 10:30am, I have a grilled chicken salad with two hard-boiled eggs, olives, avocado, cucumber, tomato, lettuce. At 5.30/6 o'clock, I bear an even looking out ...


Health Experts Say It's Time to Get the Flu Shot Again

So even if your child is healthy, offering them the vaccination can protect them against this illness. "It's certainly better than not being immunized". Pregnan...


Apple unveils iPhone XS Max, largest iPhone ever made

On the camera front, the XR features a single 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the rear, with the same specifications as the XS. The new device offers nu...


Zimbabwe: Nothing Learned From 2008 Cholera Crisis - Global Rights Group

The area is vulnerable to cholera because of inadequate supplies of safe piped water, which has led people to use alternative unsafe supplies such as wells an...


West Nile Virus found in Fountain County | Wcinews

A press release issued by the health unit on Monday noted a mosquito trap in southeast Chatham had mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus. Kurt Clemens...


World Health Organization agency: Over 58000 new cancer cases expected this year

The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globa...


Apple ditches free headphone adapter with new iPhones

It doesn't feel like much of an upgrade on the iPhone X though. Apple retains the aesthetics which we saw in the iPhone X. On Twitter , Apple fans are simu...


US officials call teen vaping 'epidemic,' weigh flavor ban

Under Wednesday's announcement, the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers will have 60 days to produce plans to reverse underage use of their products. The dec...


Eating dairy products linked to lower death rates

Among those who consumed only whole-fat dairy, higher intake (mean intake of 2.9 servings of whole fat dairy per day) was associated with lower rates of total...


Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

But at the same time, we see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion , and we must adjust certain aspects of our...


CDC Issues Guidance to Travelers as Influenza Season Nears

CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October . So, the best time to get a flu shot is as soon as possible - and you might even b...


Case of monkeypox confirmed in Blackpool

The patient is being cared for on our specialist infectious and tropical diseases unit, by highly trained staff who are experienced in dealing with a variety of...


'Middle-aged drinkers in United Kingdom should have alcohol free days'

It aims to inform, energise and engage millions of adults, especially those in the 40 to 60 "middle-aged" group, to make changes to improve their own health b...


Prince William to launch Mental Health at Work project in Bristol

It comes as new figures revealed nearly half of all United Kingdom workers had experienced poor mental health in their current job. This suggests as many as o...


United States threatens ban to fight teenage vaping epidemic

Makers argue that e-cigarettes can help adult smokers transition away from burnt tobacco products. As part of its plan of action to address the epidemic, the ...


First Case of Monkey Pox confirmed in the UK

The rare viral infection does not spread easily between humans and most people recover within a few weeks. People without symptoms are not considered infect...


West Nile Virus stretches south in Chatham-Kent

This is the third person in Richardson to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus in the last two years. Health officials say the Cape May County resident is now re...


FDA mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Of the 3.6 million middle and high school students who said in 2017 they were tobacco product users, 2.1 million used e-cigarettes, Bloomberg reports, citing ...


Only one in three people on organ donation register in Harborough area

Experts will be on hand to give advice about organ donation at the event, part of the Be a Hero campaign, launched in 2015 by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust...


Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after vehicle accident

The 55-year-old, who was admitted to the hospital after injuring both her legs in a auto accident, developed a wound infection for which she was given the anti...


UN Holds Emergency Meeting in Asia as China Battles African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever isn't harmful to humans but is nearly always fatal for pigs. China reported four cases of African swine fever on Thursday alone, brin...