Health Care

Nobel Chemistry prize awarded to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter

Arnold directed evolution techniques that are now used to develop new enzymes, while Smith and Winter developed a technique to evolve new proteins, which have b...


Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib deal

Two weeks ago, regime ally Moscow agreed with Ankara to create a buffer area ringing Idlib in a bid to avert a massive government blitz on the northwestern op...


NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park

The amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri , is typically seen in fresh water. Fabrizio Stabile came down with a "severe headache" while mowing his lawn in Ventnor...


Limited screen time good for children's brains

On average, children aged eight to 11 spent 3.6 hours per day glued to a TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer screen, almost double the suggested limit of two...


Cancer Researchers Win 2018 Nobel Prize For Medicine

Professor Allison works at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. It represents a completely new principle, because unlike the previous strategies it is not ba...


Waco Wavepool Closed While CDC Tests for "Brain Eating Amoeba"

It's unclear if the park remained closed Sunday morning. Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. Normally, peopl...


Hong Kong man has world's first human case of 'rat disease'

He continued to show signs of abnormal liver function, said Sridhar, with no obvious cause. "This study conclusively proves for the first time in the world ...


Amy Klobuchar Weighs In On Her Confrontation With Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford , a university professor from Palo Alto, testified to the committee that Kavanaugh and a friend, drunk at a house party in high school, ha...


First death reported from West Nile in Yolo County

People 60 years of age and older and individuals with diabetes or hypertension have a higher chance of getting sick, and are more likely to develop complication...


Health officials in the Piedmont preparing for flu season

In past seasons, flu deaths ranged from a low of about 12,000 to a high of about 56,000. Vaccines now available include the Quadrivalent, Flublok and High Dose ...


Oakland County man, 80, dies from West Nile Virus

In most instances, people infected with West Nile virus show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. Individuals who have medical questions related to West N...


Carolinas Continue to Feel Effects of Hurricane Florence

In total, 16 rivers reached flood stage in North Carolina on September 18. "We have not had a disaster like this before", McMaster said. At least 47 Florenc...


US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

Flake did not respond to the woman in the moment. The American Bar Association urged the Senate Judiciary Committee and the full Senate to delay the vote unti...


Ebola control work resumes in eastern DR Congo after rebel attack

Such factors "may be coming together over the next weeks to months to create a potential ideal storm", he said. "We've seen attacks now on August 24, Septemb...


UK: health worker infected with smallpox-like disease

The latest case is a health care worker who had cared for a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the north of England before they had been diagnosed. Dr ...


Congenital Syphilis Cases Double in Four Years — CDC

Syphilis has always been associated with poverty, drug addiction , homelessness and incarceration, Bolan said. But syphilis can also pass from pregnant women...


'100 per cent': Kavanaugh accuser has no doubt he assaulted her

As their colleagues debated inside the committee room, the Democrats who walked out held an impromptu press conference to complain about the GOP's handling of t...


Four undecided Senators meet privately on Kavanaugh vote: 'There's some concerns'

The 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the committee will decide whether to recommend Kavanaugh for approval by the entire Senate, which is expected to begin ...


American Bar Association seeks delay in nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick

Both told their stories to the Senate Judiciary Committee during a almost nine-hour-long hearing. As with much of Thursday's proceeding, Kavanaugh's anger a...


Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they paid for polygraph test

Kavanaugh has adamantly denied assaulting her or anybody. "I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane", sh...


Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim

But Christine Blasey Ford's Senate hearing appears to be one of them. Regarding other allegations - some of which have been anonymous - that have come to th...


Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness'

Oprah Winfrey , a longtime promoter of the brand, investor and board member, said she believed in the new strategy. The company says the new logo - coupled with...


More than two hours screentime a day could damage children’s brain development

The study followed more than 4,500 U.S. children aged between eight and 11, noting how much of their day involved recreational screen time, physical activity an...


Lucky dog gets 3D-printed skull plate after tumor removal

The veterinary college did not disclose the procedure's cost. A little bump on the dog's head had been there for a couple of years before it began growing ver...


CDC Official: 80,000 Died of Flu Last Winter in US

She explained that last season, unlike previous seasons, flu did not strike one region of the country and then move across the land. The Health Department h...


'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response

Peter Salama , WHO's head of emergency preparedness, said in a statement. WHO said that the priority is to strengthen all components of the public health resp...


More paralyzed patients walk again using breakthrough spinal stimulation therapy

The study was conducted in conjunction with the University of California Los Angeles and was partly funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. In a ...


Where has Monkeypox spread to in the UK? Is YOUR area affected?

The first two cases had been patients who had spent time in Nigeria. It is "actively monitoring contacts" so that anyone with possible symptoms can be "assess...


Vikings’ Everson Griffen Threatened Hotel Shooting In Minneapolis

Cops arriving at the scene let Griffen go without arresting him, and department spokesman John Elder says no gun was seen. At a meeting at a nearby park, Tiffan...


PM Narendra Modi rolls out PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat scheme to 'serve poor'

According to Firstpost , the statement said, "The objectives are to reduce out of pocket hospitalisation expenses, fulfilment needs and improve access of ide...