Medical

Young cancer survivor is flower girl in her bone marrow donor’s wedding

Savren Mc Cormik said "I always say they're smitten for each other, they're just in love". Skye, 3, received a life-saving bone marrow donation from the bride...


Heat Advisory Throughout NYC This Week

Some record highs will be challenged as temperatures rise to almost 20 degrees above average. Nighttime temperatures, which AccuWeather forecasts will only ...


Six coffees a day could save your life

Drinking coffee could be beneficial, regardless of whether a person metabolizes the drink quickly or slowly. Another study , conducted by the Harvard Schoo...


Amazon to buy PillPack in move into pharmacy in US

That said, Pessina added , "We know that we have to change the level of our services to the customers, and we are working quite hard on that direction". With i...


Shark drags woman underwater after she fed it

That's when one of the sharks clamped onto her finger and dragged her into the water. Speaking after the incident, she said: "It happened so quickly". Tawny s...


Bad hand-washing habits are spreading unsafe bacteria, USDA warns

In over 1,000 "attempted handwashing events" the most frequent cleansing error - made around 80 percent of the time - was a failure to wash one's hands long eno...


Air pollution, even at 'safe' levels can hike diabetes risk

Dr Emily Burns, of Diabetes UK , said: "This global study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting an association between air pollution and the develo...


General Electric Company (GE) Announces it Will Be Spinning Off Divisions

With the addition of Walgreens, the Dow will better reflect the role of consumers and healthcare in the United States economy, S&P Dow Jones Indices said in a s...


Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water

Centers for Disease Control said. This E. coli outbreak was the largest in the U.S.in more than a decade, according to Time . But, both organizations said ...


Most people don't wash their hands correctly, USDA study finds

State University. You might think you're the cleanest cook ever, but when was the last time you wiped off the salt and pepper shakers or properly washed your ...


Death of Comox Valley teen caused by toxic shock syndrome

Sara was on an outdoor education trip on Hornby Island, near Vancouver Island, when she was found lifeless in bed in March 2017. The findings of recent BC Foren...


23 Percent of US Adults Get Enough Exercise — CDC

Nationally, 22.9% of USA adults aged 18-64 met the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities during LTPA in 2010-2015. Accompanying thes...


Thousands Get Hepatitis A Vaccinations After Possible Exposure at NC Hardee's

Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.at the Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St, Charlotte. Harris said it's believed the worker was inf...


Man whose body odour diverted plane has died

The 58-year-old wrote on Facebook that he had contracted an infection while on vacation in the Canary Islands. Russian global television network RT said the...


Girl at center of debate over brain death dies after surgery

Doctors said she was brain-dead, which led to a months-long legal fight with McMath's family to keep the hospital from removing life support. A mother who fou...


There is a chance you can live until 110, says new study

The chances of survival instead plateaued once people made it past 105. "The risk of death is very high at 105 years, but next year it's not higher", Hekimi c...


Only 23 Percent of Americans Meet the CDC's Physical Activity Guidelines

Numerous states that did not reach the Healthy People 2020 goal were in the Southeast, including Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, the report said. However, a re...


Trump says attack on Capital Gazette newspaper ‘shocked conscience of the nation’

Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, Susan Collins, of ME, and Chuck Grassley, of Iowa. "My government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduc...


Women To Survive Child Birth With New Drug - WHO Reveals

Both oxytocin and carbetocin molecules are very similar, so they have very similar effects, only that the new drug is not susceptible to temperature changes. ...


Seeing the same doctor for years means lower death rates

Sir Denis Pereira Gray, from St Leonard's GP practice in Exeter, who also worked on the study , said: "Patients have long known that it matters which doctor th...


Here's what the CDC thinks caused the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

An E. coli outbreak that sickened people in 36 states and triggered warnings not to eat romaine lettuce this spring has been traced to water in a canal in...


West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Ohio, Washington

The best way to avoid being infected with West Nile virus is to protect from mosquito bites, officials say. To avoid mosquito bites, the CDC suggests that p...


Marijuana Drug Gets FDA Approval

It is the first time the FDA has approved a drug derived directly from the marijuana plant. Epidiolex is made from cannabidiol , or CBD , which is a che...


West Nile virus detected in Oakland County mosquitoes

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellant. Repellents containing a higher percentage of the active ingredient typically provide long...


Woman has 50-pound cyst removed after months of unexplained health issues

She told WSFA that another diner at a restaurant even asked if she going to have twins. They would also volunteer to load groceries for her. The situation was...


GW Pharma wins United States approval for marijuana-derived…

Many are hoping that the FDA's approval of Epidiolex will shed light on this confusing problem. Such drugs are characterized as the components with "no now...


DOJ announces 600 charges in health care fraud crackdown

Among the arrests, 76 doctors were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other narcotics, according to a release from the Justice ...


Marquette County Health Department raises awareness for national HIV testing day

So they could be unknowingly passing it on to other people and they're passing it on to people. Despite these limitations, the investigators concluded that "e...


Lurie again ranked among nation's top 10 children's hospitals

According to a news release , CHW has more than 15 specialty outpatient clinics located throughout southeastern Wisconsin and the Fox Valley that provide local...


Free, confidential HIV testing set for June 27

We have made great progress in testing, early intervention and treatment of HIV. "As an agency, we encourage everyone from 13 to 63 years of age to be teste...


Amazon acquires PillPack online pharmacy, upending drug delivery business

Amazon's ambitions to become an online pharmacy are finally coming to fruition. "We're excited to see what we can do together on behalf of customers over time"....


Poliovirus outbreak confirmed in Papua New Guinea

The total of three cases prompted the declaration of an outbreak. But global health experts say until it is completely eradicated, there remains a risk of po...


West Nile virus found in Manitoba mosquitoes: province

This virus was known to be present in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, but had not been found in the Americas prior to 1999. Cases of West Nile virus ...


Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches

Yes, a swarm of stinging sea lice have invaded the shores around Pensacola Beach, leading authorities to post purple flags to warn about the irritating underwat...


Mom's shocking photo of daughter's injury warns of playground danger

Every spring, Heather Clare , a psychologist and mother-of-three in NY, posts a picture dating back to September 2015 to her Facebook page that's meant to se...