Medical

Liver cancer death rate up 43% since 2000 — CDC

For example, the rates of people getting liver cancer haven't changed much, and the disease is still hard to detect and, in many cases, treat. Despite the v...


Mom blames teen’s death on packaging for peanut cookies

Travers-Stafford says her daughter's mistake was caused by the cookie wrapper being pulled back and there not being a warning notice on the label for peanut all...


Blood Pressure Medication That May Contain Cancer-Causing Impurity Is Recalled

The companies blamed the recall on the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), an impurity thought to be produced because of changes in manufacturing that ...


FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

Officials say the recall comes after a trace amount an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was detected. NDMA has been classified by the World ...


Common blood pressure drug recalled for possible cancer link

There has been an impurity found in valsartan called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). According to the FDA , the presence of NDMA is these drugs was unexpected...


Fortis bid won by Malaysia's IHH Berhad, to invest Rs 4,000 cr

IHH Managing Director and CEO Tan See Leng said the acquisition would significantly increase the company's reach across the Indian subcontinent. Intra-day, it s...


Health Department: Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus Found In Marion County

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle weakness and swollen lymph nodes. In rare cases the virus can lead to encephalit...


Report from NY health officials calls for pot legalization

The 74-page analysis released Friday concludes that the benefits of legalization outweigh potential risks. It says it could also create over 200,000 new jobs, a...


Government greenlights treatment for smallpox?

The government paid for part of the development of the drug, which is called TPOXX . Its approval was backed by trials reporting its efficacy in animal model...


China's June trade with North Korea down by half

The U.N. Security Council has steadily tightened trade sanctions as leader Kim Jong Un's government pressed ahead with nuclear and missile development in de...


Scientists Take First Ever Color X-ray of Human Body

This allows a higher resolution, allowing higher contrast variations. The bones are in white and soft tissue in red. "These X-ray imaging technology creates m...


High blood pressure may cause brain diseases

Blood pressure is a measure of the force at which blood flows through our veins, arteries and capillaries, according to the American Heart Association. Two-thir...


Mycoplasma genitalium (MG): what it is and why doctors are anxious

Because symptoms of M. genitalium can resemble those of chlamydia , a more common STI, patients with M. genitalium are often treated with antibiotics for ...


New Zealand scientists develop First-ever colour X-ray

The dense material absorbs some of those rays and appears in white in the resulting image, while the remaining rays pass through softer tissues and muscles and ...


CRISPR Can Make Cancer Cells Kill Cancer

The "autologous" approach used CRISPR technology to edit the genome of a patient's cancer cells and insert therapeutic molecules. If this technique sounds...


Virtual reality therapy can help ‘cure’ fear of heights

Participants were given six VR treatment sessions roughly for 30 minutes each for two weeks where they wore a VR headset . At the end of the treatment and at...


Heart Disease in Dogs May be Tied to Certain Foods

The FDA said the condition is turning up in breeds that do not usually get it. A warning from the Food and Drug Administration. Found typically in larger br...


Mosquitos in Jefferson County test positive for West Nile Virus

North Witchduck Road in the Kempsville area. The Tippecanoe County Health Department received a phone call from the Indiana State Department of Health on July 1...


Va. Tech Freshman Treated for Giant Hogweed Burns

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said last month the risky hogweed plant was spotted at a private home, and researchers have said th...


HUD to ban smoking in all public housing starting July 31

This ban was announced in November 2016 from U.S. Housing and Urban Development but Public Housing Agencies were given until July 31 to abide by the new rule....


Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

Known as the risk adjustment program, it allocates insurance premium dollars to plans that enrolled higher risk and less healthy members from plans that enrolle...


Preschooler wrote own obituary before dying of rare cancer

These lines mark the beginning of Garrett Michael Matthias' obituary , words that he spoke to his parents before losing his battle to a rare form of pediatric ...


Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay £3.6bn in talc asbestos cancer case

They allege the company knew its talc was contaminated with asbestos since at least the 1970s but failed to warn consumers about the risks. In the trial that ...


More than 500 sick, E. coli found at TN zipline attraction

The officials have yet to confirm the official count of people who fell sick but they were able to pin down the possible cause of the gastrointestinal illness:...


Maryland Among Worst States For Retirement — Bankrate Survey

In South Dakota - one of the most tax-friendly states in the USA - residents pay no personal income tax, and the median rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $565, ...


Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination

Patients that have had a recent heart attack or heart failure also use these drugs. The 219 drugs containing Chinese-made Valsartan are among 571 available drug...


Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

Researchers also found poisonous bracken spores in his stomach , suggesting that he may have spent his last days self-medicating against a gut infection. Resea...


3 of 4 Black Americans Have Hypertension by 55

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attacks, heart failure and strokes. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart...


Mosquito Control: West Nile Virus detected, active in Butte County

And as this chart shows, cases can go from near zero to triple digits in the space of a year, with southern Alberta steadily reporting the most cases since West...


FDA: Retailers can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

Health officials said people get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the germ, and experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. The first case...


Judge rules glyphosate cancer cases can move forward

Monsanto is a unit of Bayer AG. In response to Chhabria's ruling, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge noted the judge excluded some of the plaintiffs' e...


Engineered Cancer Cells Can Fight Cancer, Brigham And Women's Researchers Find

With increasing life expectancy, the incidence of cancer is rising and it has been estimated that by 2030 over 20 million people will be diagnosed with cancer...


Rescuers practiced on local children before saving Thai soccer team

The head of the rescue operation said they were the healthiest in the group. Images of the desperate group went viral, prompting FIFA boss Gianni Infantino to...


Father fights for life and limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in river

With the prognosis still unknown, the Perez family is praying Angel leaves the hospital with his life and limbs. Angel Perez' symptoms began after crabbing ne...


US Meddles in Breastfeeding Resolution, Threatens Ecuador With Sanctions if it Sponsors

Trump said the country "strongly supports" breastfeeding, but the issue the USA representatives had was with denying access to formula. However, according ...