Medical

Medics Prepare to Battle New Ebola Outbreak on Congo's Eastern Border

The agency said there were 43 cases of the disease, 13 confirmed and 30 probable, in North Kivu province. There were three new cases confirmed and four new dea...


Selfie filters are driving new cosmetic surgery trends

It's a mirror that travels with you everywhere. How does Snapchat dysmorphia impact teens and young adults? With the widespread use of photo-editing techn...


Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

US troops and civilian Defense Department employees are now prohibited from using geolocation features or functionality on government-issued and personal device...


Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise

Drug policy campaigners called on the government to fund drug treatment and stop criminalising users. "The UK government has nowhere left to hide. They are re...


Breastfeeding challenges: Paediatrician urges mothers to seek medical help early

Exclusive breastfeeding is universally recognized as the most cost effective, high impact preventive intervention that promotes the health of mothers and bab...


Cheers! It's International Beer Day!

It also celebrates beer makers and servers. Thanks to the extreme heatwave in Europe that has prompted a spike in demand for cold drinks, Germany has announce...


Selfie Filters May Ruin Body Image & Self-Esteem

JAMA stands for Journal of the American Medical Association . Snapchat dysmorphia is derived from body dysmorphic disorder , or BDD. The "Snapchat dysmor...


Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

The changes will be known as Max's Law after Max Johnson, a 10-year-old boy who was saved by a heart transplant. A fearless caller who lost her husband to liv...


The New Ebola Outbreak May Almost Incurable

Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town of about 60,000 people in North Kivu province, some 100 km from the Ugandan border. Sti...


Why breastfeeding crucial for mother, baby?

But recently, many moms are revealing that they have shamed for feeding their child in public. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of breast cancer in mothe...


Bioengineered Lungs Transplanted Into Pigs

The pig's lung was not rejected, and previous problems with other versions of bioengineered lungs have not occurred with this one. As early as two weeks after...


79 with Salmonella tied to HyVee Spring Pasta Salad

Karen Neil". Fifty-eight more ill persons have been added to this outbreak count since the last update on July 18, 2018. It adds: " Salmonella infection us...


Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog

But in rare cases , the bacteria can poison the blood and cause death. According to their GoFundMe page , the family of 48-year-old Greg Manteufel said he...


Do not wash or reuse condoms!

The CDC issued another bit of advice about safe sex practice in a second tweet. Some people misuse condoms as they wash and reuse them. The agency tweeted the...


Trump’s cheaper short-term health plans have coverage gaps

Since Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act a year ago, President Donald Trump has attempted to weaken the program through eliminating protections...


CDC urges Americans to stop washing, reusing condoms

But apparently, it needs to be said. The message was posted on Twitter earlier this week. The CDC then goes on to remind people to use a fresh condom every ...


Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

Administered as a preventative and treatment against infections caused by thousands of animals living together in tight conditions with little access to fresh a...


Boy who had one-sixth of his brain removed feels 'perfectly normal'

UD likely is unaware of doing this and his appearance is not unusual, according to Behrmann. Seemingly, a small price paid to be cured of a life-threatening dis...


Kourtney Kardashian's Arm Was Photoshopped to Look Tiny

Like, we like the same stuff, we like to do the same stuff. If you look closely at Kourtney in the back, it appears her forearm on the left is rather skinny...


Lung cancer rate rising for women as breast cancer rate declines

Lung cancer rates are four times higher in Māori women and three times in Māori men than non-Māori, and one in 5 people diagnosed with lung cancer have never sm...


Campus community urged to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus

Humans can catch the virus through mosquito bites. Several mosquito traps in Canyon County have tested positive for the virus this season, including one col...


Dementia risk of giving up booze in middle age

The researchers aren't sure why exactly, but it could be something to do with the fact that some of the added risk for dementia comes from a greater risk of str...


Store employee’s simple gesture meant the world to a teen with autism

Jack's sister, Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi, wrote on Facebook that her brother became interested in stacking shelves and the pair worked together for over 30 mi...


CDC: 'Don't wash or reuse condoms'

The agency tweeted the reminder in late July, but it's still freshly traumatizing people. This announcement comes as the CDC is also making sure men who have...


Trial Launched to Treat Parkinson’s with Reprogrammed Stem Cells

The decrease in dopamine causes trembling, a decline in motor functions, and - if the disease progresses - dementia. About 10 million people have the illn...


Global heatwave deaths to soar due to climate change, study claims

According to the paper led by researchers at the Monash University (published on 1 August in PLOS Medicine ), if people can not adapt to future temperatures, t...


Another Ebola outbreak hits DRC days after previous outbreak declared over

The North Kivu health division notified the health ministry on Saturday of 26 cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 20 deaths in North Kivu province, the minis...


Health officials: Condoms are not meant to be reused

The CDC's tweet reads: "We say it because people do it: Don't wash or reuse #condoms!" "I'm not sure why people would reuse a condom, condoms are readily avai...


Kylie Jenner launches new lip-smacking Insta filter

Kylie Jenner's beauty empire keeps on growing after she announced that she has created a new Instagram face filter. The filter allows users to virtually ...


Moderate drinkers less likely to get dementia than teetotallers

Unlike earlier research, the study did not find a link between abstinence and a shorter life expectancy, as compared to occasional drinkers. However, the stud...


Here Are Canada's Best Places To Live In 2018 Ranked

Both cities ranked in the top 25 per cent for population growth, commute and amenities, losing points in the crime category. "And it should have the type of w...


DR Congo hit by EBOLA OUTBREAK as authorities call for calm

A World Health Organization worker gives an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker who will then go to vaccinate locals. Four of the samples tested posi...


Middle-aged non-drinkers may have 'higher risk' of dementia

Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, research published earlier this year found. A ...


Bioengineered lungs successfully transplanted into pigs

While recent advances have allowed scientists to grow organs - including lungs - in the lab using the patient's cells to ensure a flawless match so, technology ...


Medicinal cannabis ‘may improve survival’ of pancreatic cancer patients

National Cancer Institute the key to treating pancreatic cancer is to detect it sooner or associate it with a risk factor. Australian and United Kingdom r...