Medical

Flight attendants may have increased risk for certain cancers

Some 3.4% of the women who flew for a living had breast cancer , compared with 2.3% in the general population. These include breast, uterine, gastrointestinal,...


GE to sell off Baker Hughes

GE will likely either need to hold an initial public offering of Baker Hughes , organize numerous block trades of shares to institutional investors, or find an...


Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

Buja, who wasn't involved in the study, added that the connection between flight attendant work and cancer rates in the study "may reflect the effect of fligh...


FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug

She's concerned about the British company, GW Pharmaceuticals, behind the new drug. The active ingredient in Epidiolex , an epilepsy medication, is cannabidi...


Hit-and-run driver plows into New Tampa family on bike ride

All were wearing helmets. Police say the driver abandoned the auto in a public parking area of a nearby community about two miles away from where the family w...


US health regulator approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

The strawberry-flavored syrup is a purified form of a chemical in the cannabis plant - but not the one that gets users high. The oral solution contains canna...


Walgreens pharmacist denies woman miscarriage medication, citing ethical beliefs

When she replied that she was, he refused to sell her the medication. "."I was completely shocked". Nine weeks into her pregnancy, Nicole Arteaga got distress...


Bill Gates Donates $4M to Create Sexed-Up Self-Killing Mosquitoes

Gates has always been interested in fighting malaria , spending about $2 billion to curb the disease since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was created in...


Woman Diagnosed with West Nile Virus, Illinois Calls in CDC

For the 2017 season, IDPH reported 90 human cases (although human cases are underreported), including eight deaths. In 2017, the first human case of West Nile...


Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says

The United States researchers believe that the Alzheimer's disease might trigger an immune cascade. The first clues that viruses were around "came screaming...


Arizona woman says Walgreens pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy

Also, if you're uncomfortable giving out certain medications then maybe you should reconsider your job as a pharmacist . She claims Walgreens did not reach o...


House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

The package also includes new tools giving the Border Patrol and the U.S. Postal Service greater ability to crack down on those who sell or traffic synthetic ...


Who is this Indian Warren Buffett picked to head healthcare-venture?

Gawande, 52, is a renowned surgeon, writer and public health thought leader. He will apply the technology, and large-scale and complementary experience of his...


Belmont worker dies of suspected rare rodent-borne virus

Based on CDC findings and the Department of Health's ongoing investigation, the probable cause of death is bacterial sepsis. The employee, who has not been id...


National HIV Testing Day held on June 27

However, the report found that neurologist Kinan K. Hreib decided against testing Stentiford, noting there was "no risk" of HIV but that testing would be consid...


Ohio Department of Health declares 'statewide community outbreak' of Hepatitis A

The best way to prevent the disease is through good hygiene and vaccination. The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepa...


Kate Spade Brand Makes Huge Mental Health Donation

No illegal narcotics were found in the Park Avenue apartment. Spade died by suicide on June 5. The 55-year-old mogul was found dead in her NY apartment on...


Hospital Drugs Left 456 Patients Dead

She was not struck off the medical register but chose to retire after the findings. The report found that over a 12-year period Dr Jane Barton was "responsi...


Police killings of blacks exact mental health toll

Black people are almost three times more likely than white people to be killed by police, and almost five times more likely to be killed while unarmed , the re...


Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'

Sam Gandy , a professor of neurology and psychiatry and director of the Center for Cognitive Health at Mount Sinai in NY. The idea that infections earlier in ...


Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

Professor Corvin's team is now pursuing a deeper study of the genome and its connection with psychiatric conditions. Detailed findings from the study appear...


Trump clears way for health plans with lower costs and fewer benefits

However, these plans would not be required to provide certain "essential health benefits" like mental health care, emergency services, maternity and newborn car...


Parasite cause of moving bump on woman's face

The 32-year-old woman, who was not identified in the report published by the New England Journal of Medicine , documented random bumps on her face with a seri...


Experts claim time-restricted eating can help you lose weight

But for the remaining 16 hours of the day, 16:8 dieters must refrain from consuming any food or beverage, except for calorie-free liquids such as water or unswe...


Bollywood celebs stretch their best on International Day of Yoga 2018

Yoga is what gives them a flawless skin and glamorous glow and indeed keeps them fit both mentally and physically. "Bebo knows her body so well, so we knew exac...


WHO adds 'gaming disorder' to its list of International Classification of Diseases

Several new chapters appear in the first update of WHO's International Classification of Diseases catalogue since the 1990s, including the one on sexual hea...


Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus

Just in time for the hot, humid, bug-bite-riddled summer: Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed the first known case of a human infected wit...


UK panel finds 450 lives shortened by hospital's opioid use

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care said: "Norman Lamb, in his capacity as a Minister at the Department of Health at the time , was ins...


Kate Spade Foundation bosses donating $1 million to mental health organisations

They will match donations up to $100,000. Executives at the Kate Spade New York Foundation will give $250,000 (£189,500) to the Crisis Text Line , and will...


Enzi: Labor ruling will help small businesses provide health insurance

Many patient advocacy groups have also spoken out against the Trump administration's move, saying they're concerned it could lead to more instability in the ...


Viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s

I don't think we can answer whether herpesviruses are a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease . "The data are very provocative, but fall short of showing a di...


Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Marijuana

The government had initially aimed to legalize cannabis by July 1, but Bill C-45 was not adopted in time by Parliament. It also allows for residents to cultiv...


World Health Organization officially classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a mental condition

Impaired control over gaming (e.g. onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context). The player will give increasing priority to gaming, so that i...


Trump to sign executive order to end family separations at the border

We don't like to see families separated. The British Prime Minister Theresa May also distanced herself from Trump's immigration policy, saying that the Unit...


US centers force migrant children to take drugs -lawsuit

Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are nearly certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and w...