Medical

Coli outbreak, United States officials say don't eat romaine lettuce

It said that residents of the two provinces should avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing the produce until further notice. FREDERIC J. No ...


Pfizer to hike prices of 41 prescription drugs next year

The company did name the drugs in line for price hikes. The increases will mostly be around 5 percent, though three drugs will see a 3 percent rise in cost and ...


Sucking your baby's pacifier may benefit their health

IgE is a type of antibody that is produced when the immune system overreacts to an allergen, which can then cause an allergic reaction. High IgE levels ...


Your genes make you tea or coffee lover

This sensitivity is not only limited to taste but preferably is affected by an individual's inherited make up. "You'd expect that people who are particularly ...


Government moves to curb rising cases of resistances to antibiotics

Hold your doctor accountable and see that antibiotics are only being prescribed when truly needed and consider the use of antibiotics when choosing where your f...


UK health service risks 350000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks

Richard Murray, policy director at the King's Fund, said the NHS had less than a year to act or risk creating a downward spiral caused by "unbearable" working c...


Voluntary recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer causing ingredient

FDA said they found some contamination: N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in some of these drugs and that's they have recalled them to prevent any further consumpt...


Beware Those Cool Summer Milkshakes Can Contain 39 Teaspoons Of Sugar

The "Unicorn Freakshake" sold by United Kingdom restaurant chain Toby Carvery was the worst of those surveyed, containing more than six times the recommended d...


New research shows fish oil, vitamin D may not be worth it

The study also considered VITAL vitamin D, which is often recommended to improve bone health in elderly women and to support overall health. It was the larges...


Withings Pulse HR: Specs, price, release date, and features

Pulse HR brings back the classic fitness tracker look to the Withings' range. The sensor, along with Global Positioning System and what's touted to be a "c...


DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google

Google is moving quickly to reorganise its efforts in healthcare, creating a new unit called Google Health and folding in the healthcare arm from its DeepMind...


California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 600

Firefighters are also fighting two large wildfires in Southern California , where another three people have died. Almost 9,000 homes and other buildings, inc...


West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples

The same thing you do with a drunk human: stick 'em in a jail cell until they sober up. Some locals were convinced it was rabid. But now, it appears that the ...


Women more likely to suffer from depression due to obesity than men

Researchers looked at UK Biobank data from more than 48,000 people with depression, comparing them with a control group of more than 290,000 people born between...


Spending Too Much Time on Social Media May Increase Risk of Depression

The new way of keeping in touch with friends is by sharing updates on Facebook , posting Stories on Snapchat and Instagram and speaking about your views on T...


CDC warns to be extra careful washing, cooking Thanksgiving turkeys this year

CDC epidemiologist Colin Basler said the agency is receiving new illnesses on a weekly basis, according to the Associated Press. The CDC added that at this ti...


Tourist dies after being bitten by cat with rabies in Morocco

Health workers in Morocco and those close to the victim, who has not yet been named publicly, are being assessed for the disease and offered vaccinations if re...


Vitamin D and fish oil supplements do not lower rates of cancer

Around 22 percent of Americans aged 60 or older take a daily omega-3 pill despite few studies to support the many health claims made for it. The popularity of...


Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane"

The toughest part comes afterward, Haughey said. They show how the stunned public responses to the October 27 carnage in a Pittsburgh synagogue and then the Nov...


My Health Record opt-out deadline extended after system crash

Australia's Senate has passed a motion to give people more time to opt out of the controversial My Health Record scheme, which was originally due to come into e...


DR CONGO: Ebola outbreak 'worst' in country's history

But civil war is hampering efforts to protect more. Salama said the current Ebola outbreak is "arguably the most hard context that we've ever encountered", ...


Arm Yourself Against the Coming Flu Season

There are various flu vaccines available for the 2018-19 season. "But this virus is active throughout the year, so anytime is beneficial", Dr. Vesna Radivojev...


Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children worldwide by 2030

Warning the countries, they predicted that almost 11 million (10,865,728) children will die by 2030 on current trends, with the highest burden of deaths in Nige...


CDC hiding kids' deaths from polio-like illness?

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and USA health officials said Tuesday that they still aren't sure wh...


Veritas Capital, Elliott in US$5.7 bln deal for Athenahealth

A deal for Athenahealth represents jeff largest deal to date for Elliott's private equity arm, Evergreen. Elliott, which controls a nine percent stake in Athe...


Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer o...


'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines

What I love is that the advisory committee for this dug into current scientific literature. Background: Most adults and adolescents in the United States are...


European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

The agency supported 57 low- and middle-income countries with workshops, training sessions, and technical help, and it says it will continue to support these co...


DRC ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

So far a total of 298 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region by health ministry which includes 263 confirmed and 35 probable cases, since t...


British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

No human cases of rabies acquired in the United Kingdom from animals other than bats have been reported since 1902. Rabies does not circulate in either wild...


Women who participate in breast screening have greater benefit from treatments

The high prevalence of breast cancer in the UAE reinforces the critical need for medical research and improved treatment to combat the disease and ultimatel...


Google Taps David Feinberg To Head Health-Related Efforts 11/09/2018

Google's forays into healthcare have included products such as Google Fit and Google Nest. Earlier this year, Google's life science and healthcare division V...


Lady Gaga Talks Suicidal Thoughts, Mental Health Struggles and 'Masochistic Behavior'

But that caution apparently wasn't needed, as the audience remained and listened to the 32-year-old songstress weave her acceptance speech with a request to str...


SU participates in diabetes awareness

According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators, 30.1 million people have diabetes. According to data compiled by the ADA, there are approximately...


CHI Franciscan Hospitals Earn Outstanding Safety Grades

For the second time this year, Fort Washington Medical Center ( FWMC ) receives recognition for its ability to prevent accidents, errors, injuries, and infectio...