Medical

Ebola outbreak declared worldwide emergency by WHO

The declaration comes days after a single case was confirmed in Goma , a major regional crossroads in northeastern Congo on the Rwandan border, with an worldwi...


Heat warning now in effect

The max heat index - how hot your body feels when the temperature is combined with moisture in the air - will reach well over 100 degrees in New York City, Bost...


Big-Money Donors Like Buttigieg, Harris, Biden

Neither did Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton or former Alaska Sen. Candidates won't debate again until September, when ABC News, in partnership with Univisio...


3rd LD Writethru: Over 820 mln people hungry in 2018

That is why there is an urgent need for greater political commitment if we want to reach the Zero Hunger Sustainable Development Goal by 2030, Graziano da Silva...


Congo's Ebola outbreak declared 'Public Health Emergency of International Concern' by WHO

First case detected in Goma , with a population of more than one million. The declaration was disclosed by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , Director General...


New Ebola fear as deadly virus spreads to city of two million

The confirmation of an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Congo borders, which is near Rwanda , highlights the rapid rise of Ebola crisis in DR Congo. The Congo...


WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC 'public health emergency of worldwide concern'

Local communities are perplexed and frustrated by continued increase in the number of people dying juxtaposed with a massive influx of worldwide organizations i...


AIDS deaths fall by one-third since 2010, United Nations reports

The report also said that key populations and their sexual partners now account for more than half (54 per cent) of new HIV infections globally. "They might n...


Too Much Social Media and TV a Depression Risk for Teens

Ever since the world was plunged into the digital age, much has been made about the effect of "screen time" on the mental health of teenagers. A new Canadi...


First Ebola patient in eastern Congo dies

Speaking at an event about the crisis in Geneva yesterday (Monday 15 July), the International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart, announced funding of up to ...


Biden Surprised So Many Democrats Want to Get Rid of Obamacare

The plan also seeks to expand coverage to low-income Americans in 14 Republican-led states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Does Joe Biden...


Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city

The ministry said the patient, a 46-year-old pastor, entered Goma by bus from Butembo, where he had preached at seven churches, regularly laying his hands on th...


NHS ties up with Amazon to make Alexa Healthy

The UK health department said it expected half of all symptom checks and other medical queries to be made through voice-assisted technology by next year. 'H...


White House kills rule aimed at ending Medicare drug rebates

The Trump administration on Wednesday abandoned one of its signature drug-pricing efforts: a ban on numerous rebates that drug companies pay to pharmacy benefit...


CareDx Applauds White House Efforts to Reform America's Kidney Health System

The topic has a personal connection for the president. "It's a game changer", said American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN. A...


Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

The authors found that a 100 millilitre increase in sugary drink consumption was associated with an 18 per cent increased risk of overall cancer and a 22 per ...


Sen. Kamala Harris Clarifies Her Stance on School Busing

The apology came during a speech in which Biden defended himself from mounting criticism from other Democratic presidential candidates, who've begun digging int...


ObamaCare's future uncertain as it goes back on trial: What to know

The U.S. House of Representatives intervened after Democrats won control in November's elections during which many focused their campaigns on defending Obama...


Free HPV vaccinations soon available for boys

There are two injections, with the second needed between six and 24 months after the first. Parents of girls and boys aged 12 and 13 should look out for inf...


AG Ferguson statement ahead of Affordable Care Act oral argument

Jul. 8-A day before a federal court hears a case that could end the Affordable Care Act , North Carolina Democrats slammed Republican U.S. Sen. Two Republica...


Appeals court to hear arguments in lawsuit seeking to invalidate Obamacare

They argued that since the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the ACA in 2012 specifically because it was a valid exercise of Congress' taxing power, taking the ta...


Biden: It would be 'great' to have a female vice president

Harris recalled during the debate how she was benefitted from mandatory school busing in order to integrate public schools and slammed Biden for opposing the...


Investigation into suspected link between pig ears, Samonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an outbreak of salmonella in pig ear dog treats. For more information, visit the CDC...


1 dead, 5 infected after mold infestation at Seattle Children's Hospital

This is the same mold infection that had forced the hospital authorities to shut down all its main operating rooms in May. The ORs have been infested - on a...


CDC Warns of Dangerous ‘Crypto’ Intestinal Parasite

Michele Hlavsa, who heads the CDC's Healthy Swimming Program, said in a news release last week that "young children can get seriously sick and easily spread ...


North Dakota officials confirm human case of West Nile virus

About one out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. But common symptoms include fever, headache and body or joint aches or a rash....


Scientists cure HIV in mice for first time - are humans next?

Robert Gallo, is co-founder and director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "In my view, this is the most in...


CDC Warns of 'Crypto' Parasite on the Rise in Swimming Pools

Even when more harmless waste from our bodies (such as sweat, dirt, and dead skin) mix with the chlorine in pool water, it can decrease the amount of chlorine a...


Older women have higher heart disease risk with 'apple' shape

It looked at postmenopausal women between 1993 and 1998 and followed up with them at intervals until early 2017 - an average of 18 years later. Post-menopau...


Florida Woman Dies From Flesh-Eating Disease, Family Says

Fleming, on the beach with Wade and others of her family, fell in a small dip in the water. The wound swelled up and continued to bleed, leading her to urgent c...


Kamala Harris backtracks on eliminating private health insurance

Who of us have not had that situation where you have to wait for approval and the doctor says, 'I don't know if your insurance company is going to cover this'...


12-Year-Old Girl Contracts Flesh-Eating Infection During Family Vacation

He says Kylei and her mother made the right choice by visiting the doctor when they did. "When they told me we needed to go home and pack bags and get to Rile...


Agency tells off Catholic medics on HPV vaccine

Not all adults may need the vaccine, which aims to prevent cancer caused by HPV. "The impact of the HPV vaccination has actually exceeded expectations", ...


Free HIV testing in Central Indiana on National HIV Testing Day

Gary Lacasse, Canadian AIDS Society Executive Director states "Building on the success of past year, this event is truly about normalizing HIV testing, increasi...


Trump order seeks disclosure of hospital prices

This executive order is the latest in a series of moves from the Trump administration on health care price transparency recently. The order itself does not im...