Medical

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said the event was largest concentration of overdose victims the department had experienced. While it wasn't as busy as Wedne...


FDA issues voluntary recall of thyroid tablets

Westminster Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall for two thyroid medications because of potential problems with an ingredient. The FDA, however, sa...


Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak

However, Google claims that the Pie Go edition would take up even lesser space and provide faster device boot times for smartphones . Storage: With fewer...


Starbucks Now Serving Up Protein Shakes

Flavor choices include almond and cacao and are available at participating Starbucks stores, according to a press release . It's gritty, as one might expec...


Cheerios and other breakfast cereals found to contain weed-killing chemical

Familiar breakfast foods and snacks contain potentially risky amounts of a weed-killing chemical, according to a new study. Partridge's damnation of the Envi...


One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities s...


Forget curing cancer: Scientists have discovered the ideal way to break spaghetti

If you try it for yourself, you'll see - it's not going to break cleanly into two pieces. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to solve a problem, a duo of ...


Contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years

Inside the blister, the surgeon finds a contact lens: a rigid gas-permeable one. An MRI revealed a "well-defined" cyst, measuring 8 by 4 by 6 millimeters (0.3...


Elephants' 'zombie gene' makes them immune to cancer

Dr Lynch added: 'Maybe we can find ways of developing drugs that mimic the behaviours of the elephant's LIF6 or of getting cancerous cells to turn on their ...


'Dr BumBum' charged over death of patient after operation

Police say that Furtado is not a licensed plastic surgeon and his mother, who also posed as a doctor during the butt implant procedure, had a suspended medical ...


FDA approves generic version of EpiPen

The FDA has previously approved competitors to Mylan's EpiPen under new drug applications, such as Amedra Pharmaceuticals' Adrenaclick and Kaleo's Auvi-Q....


Calling all pasta lovers: Low carb diets could actually shorten your lifespan

According to the BBC , researchers estimated that people in the moderate carb group were on average expected to live for another 33 years from the age of 50. D...


Katie Stubblefield, 21, is youngest in America to have face transplant

But she asks the reader to continue with her on a deep dive that weaves together Stubblefield's journey with reflections on what our face says about who we are ...


World’s oldest cheese found in Egypt

They discovered it while working on the tomb of Ptahmes , a former mayor of Memphis , the former capital of Egypt . One contained a "solidified whitish mass"...


How vaping could lead to lung disease

Earlier studies looked just at the effect on cells of the liquid that goes into an e-cigarette rather than at the vapourised chemicals. They extracted alveola...


Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park

Most of the people who overdosed Wednesday in New Haven were lower-income or homeless, Hartman told WTNH. Some people were unconscious, others were semi-cons...


Congo’s health ministry says Ebola spreads to second province

Cases in the new outbreak emerged last month, just about a week after the government declared that a previous Ebola outbreak had ended. Health authorities a...


Brazil's 'Dr Bumbum' charged with murdering patient

Prosecutors charged Furtado, his mother, his girlfriend and secretary Renata Fernandes and domestic employee, Rosilane da Silva with homicide. He used 300ml o...


More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

Some victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but it appeared most if not all the overdoses were caused only by a potent batch of "K2" syntheti...


NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All

The school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 92 first-year students-another 10 are already covered through M.D./PhD programs-as well as 350 students al...


Google Parent Alphabet to Invest $375 Million in Health Insurer Oscar

Health insurance start-up Oscar Health is getting a fresh round of funding from Google's parent firm Alphabet. Oscar Health said in an email statement ...


Dozens overdose in CT park as United States opioid crisis worsens

A drug dealer has been arrested after 76 people overdosed in the space of 24 hours in CT, as national figures showed drug-related deaths had hit a record high. ...


Advocate Christ Medical Center Named Among Best in IL by U.S

MMC also was recognized as "high performing" in the specialty of urology and in eight common procedures and conditions included in the annual survey of USA hosp...


FDA approves 'Natural Cycles' birth control app

It uses a smart algorithm that is sensitive to subtle patterns in a woman's cycle to accurately map daily fertility, based on basal body temperature . The typi...


Blue light from phones, tablets can speed blindness

According to a research by the University of Toledo in the United States, exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated ...


Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

In all, more than 40 individuals had overdosed. They were transported to area hospitals including Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael. T...


E-cigarettes 'more harmful than we think'

However the US Surgeon General has warned that e-cigarettes leave young people at risk of nicotine addiction , brain development problems and mood disorders, w...


New Haven police make arrest after dozens of overdoses

Ernest Jones, an EMT for the New Haven Fire Department, told the New Haven Register . The state Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Heal...


Police issue warning after 7 fatal overdoses reported

Ontario is reaching out to experts to get their input on overdose prevention sites, he said, adding that the government's goal is to save lives, get people off ...


CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been infected in a growing measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighbouring Venezuela. Th...


DeepMind AI system 'able to identify eye diseases and make referrals'

Early trials of the programme, developed by scientists at Moorfields Eye Hospital, University College London, and Google's DeepMind AI research centre, have ...


New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus

OH in particular notes that 2018 has been the most active year for West Nile infections thus far, sparking concern that not enough is being done to prevent the ...


Mayo Clinic Jacksonville best hospital in Florida, surveys find

But this year, another Boston institution made the top 20. Fourteen different specialties at the Clinic earned national rankings report. The rankings compar...


Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds

The HSE discusses e-cigarettes on its website , and states: "We don't really know until they have been thoroughly assessed and monitored in a large population ...


Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S

Mark F. Newman, UK's executive vice president for health affairs. The top hospital nationally was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; followed by Cleveland Clin...