Medical

Rare strain of flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia man

The Washington Post has cited that Virginia Department of Health officials are withholding details about the person's name or where exactly the incident happ...


Still Seeking Answers in Salmonella Outbreak

Response: The CDC has reported that as of yesterday, there have been 90 people infected with Salmonella Reading from 26 states. Epidemiologic and labora...


Legionnaires’ cluster in Washington Heights rises to 22 cases: health officials

Those with symptoms should call their doctor and ask about testing for Legionnaires' disease . The Southern Nevada Health District notified Harrah's about th...


Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in 3 counties

The Centers for Disease Control says a year ago in the state there were two confirmed deaths and seven cases of West Nile. While the risk due to Culex tarsa...


CVS apologizes for pharmacist who refused to fill transgender woman's prescription

The pharmacist not only refused to fill the prescription, but also loudly asked why she needed it. Hall says she was mortified, and that the pharmacist wouldn't...


Bayer Says It Will Halt Sales of Essure Birth-Control Implant

Introduced in 2002, the Essure implant consists of two coils made of polyester and a nickel alloy that are placed in the fallopian tubes and cause scar tissue...


Salmonella from raw turkey sickens 90 people across 26 states — CDC

Elliot Ryser, a food science professor at Michigan State University. Forty of those people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Officials ...


Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes

The move prompted Pfizer to defer its increases until the end of the year and Novartis to commit to not increasing prices for the rest of the year . Merck's...


CVS Apologizes After Pharmacist Harasses Trans Customer

In her post, Hall says the pharmacist would not give her back the prescription note, so she was unable to take it to another pharmacy to be filled. "I felt li...


For Reduced Risk Of Disease, Eat Dinner Earlier

Currently, medical research is aiming to discover simple lifestyle changes that will play a huge role in reducing the risk of developing cancer. Breast and pr...


New Study Shows Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Increasing Among Millennials

From 2009 to 2016, people aged 25 to 34 had the highest annual increase in cirrhosis deaths - almost 11 percent. The fluid in the abdomen can make it look and f...


Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman

Hall said the pharmacist never gave a reason for the refusal. "When I asked for my doctor's prescription note, the pharmacist refused to give it back, so I wa...


Omega-3 Supplements Might Not Benefit The Cardiovascular System, New Study Reveals

Health experts around the world promote consumption of omega 3 out of a common belief that they will protect against heart disease . Participants were randomly...


KDHE issues West Nile virus warning in northeast Kansas

Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health, in a media release. According to the DHHS release, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


‘Surgeon’ on the run after patient dies

She had traveled from central Brazil to undergo buttock enhancement by Furtado. Dr Denis Furtado carried out the procedure on Lilian Calixto at his home i...


Early dinner may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer

Approximately 621 people in the pool have diagnosed cases of prostate cancer , where 1,205 have breast cancer . Participants also completed questionnaires abo...


Boys should get HPV jab to protect against cancer, health advisers say

A jab which guards mainly against cervical cancer is likely to be given to boys after an influential Government committee called for a "gender neutral" vaccinat...


40 per cent of people have a fictional 'first' memory

However, the scientists are unsure which age group is most susceptible to these fabricated first memories, she added. Interestingly, the person remembering do...


Ancient bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years

Publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , a trio of worldwide universities say charred crumbs found in two prehistoric...


US Salmonella Outbreak: 40 People Hospitalized in 26 States

The people infected reported eating different types and brands of turkey products, with two victims reporting they lived in a household where raw turkey pet ...


Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans

More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study. The Great Recession continues to take a...


UnitedHealth Puts Up Big Profit Numbers In 2nd Quarter

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) finalized the Monday at price of $256.98 after traded 3621438 shares. Now we have to analyze the facts that if the ...


Pop Singer Britney Spears, Says My Children Don't See Me as Famous

Though the single is approaching its 20th anniversary, the singer says it feels like not much time has passed. While she overcame her fear of snakes for what ...


President Trump took Russia's side against his own country

That assertion is not supported by known intelligence. 'You say you agree with US intelligence that Russian Federation meddled in the election in 2016, ' Glor...


Blood test to detect melanoma could save thousands of lives

The next step for the scientists is to conduct another clinical trial lasting three years to validate their findings, with hopes the test could be available in ...


Processed Meats, Mania Disorder Risk Linked in New Research

It comes as a study found that, among people who had been hospitalised for mania, a history of eating cured meat was 3.5 times higher than among a group without...


Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant

The bacteria is identified as Vibrio vulnificus , which lives in warm, brackish seawater. In rare cases, the bacteria can become "flesh eating disease". Those ...


Research reveals weight gain is caused only by fat consumption

In recent decades, diet gurus have shifted the blame for weight gain onto high-carb foods - particularly snacks containing lots of sugar. Now "unequivocal" tr...


Deals For National Hot Dog Day!

The hot dog can be topped with your choice of Chili Cheese or Mac & Cheese on each half of the two-foot-long creation. 7-Eleven: $1 Big Bite Quarter Pound ho...


Creating Genetically Modified Babies Is "Morally Permissible", Says Ethics Committee

Now, the inquiry gives a tentative green light to such enterprises as long as several conditions are met. Commenting on the council's review of genome editing, ...


Michelle Williams seeks mental health help

She told the hosts that she had been struggling with depression since she was 13 to 15 years old, but it peaked when Destiny's Child , the musical group that l...


An orange a day may prevent age-related vision loss

There is now no cure for the disease. While there have been previous studies highlighting the importance of vitamins to good eyesight, the new study focused o...


Liver Cancer Deaths Are Way Up Among US Adults, Study Says

This increase in liver cancer deaths is particularly noteworthy, as overall mortality rates for all types of cancer have declined. Liver cancer, however, ha...


Women may be more likely to die from heart failure than men

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is excessively frail, making it impossible to sufficiently direct blood to fundamental organs to work appropriat...


Remains of bread baked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan

The flatbread predates what had been accepted as the timeline of bread making by at least 4,000 years, and that's a huge leap on the relatively short history of...