Medical

Open office seating more healthy than private set-ups

Some worked in open plan offices with no partitions between desks, while others worked in cubicles with walls that could not be seen over while seated. Workers ...


No more needles as maple leaves offer natural alternative to Botox

There have been historical records of the medicinal uses of maple leaves as used by the Native Americans explained Navindra P. Seeram, Ph.D., the project's pri...


Aussie medical experts concerned after spike in opioid drug deaths

The rate of opioid drug overdoses continues to shoot up in Australia, with numerous country's leading health professionals growing concerned about the alarming ...


Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

The health ministry said in a daily bulletin late on Tuesday that the 10 patients who received mAb114 since August 11 have experienced a "positive evolution", b...


Record Measles Outbreak in European Union Causes Dozens of Deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there were 37 deaths and over 41,000 infections in the first six months of this year - more than any other 12-month per...


High blood pressure patients should check their prescriptions for recalled drug

Valsartan combined with amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide is used to control high blood pressure. The tablets were recalled due to precaution after they were m...


Dead birds had West Nile

Another six people have been hospitalized in serious condition with the mosquito-transmitted disease this month, the Ynet news website said, in addition to the ...


Pfizer extends some EpiPen expiration dates amid nationwide shortage

Like this story? Subscribe to FiercePharma! Another issue: The drug expires 18 months from the date of manufacturing, and now there are parents who can't find n...


Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death

However, the definition of a low-carb diet had some caveats as not all diets were equal. "Instead, if one chooses to follow a low carbohydrate diet, then ex...


New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses

DHS has monitored the spread of West Nile virus since 2001 among wild birds, horses, mosquitoes, and people. Base officials recommend residents use insect rep...


How Facebook -- yes, Facebook -- might make MRIs faster

The fastMRI research project, by contrast, will not use any Facebook data, according to the blog post. Researchers from the NYU Radiology Department's Center fo...


Electronic cigarettes can change the structure of DNA

While e-cigarettes are generally considered safer than traditional cigarettes, are they really safe enough? However, a recent study says that e-cigarettes c...


Missing Iowa college student found dead, her father says

This report contains material from The Associated Press . An illegally present foreign citizen has been charged with first-degree murder of 20-year-old col...


Mosquiotos test positive for West Nile virus in Tooele County

The first time was in 2012 when there were 33 human cases of West Nile recorded in the state. MA health officials have taken the rare step of increasing the s...


Anthem will partner with Walmart to deliver a new Medicaid programme

Anthem Medicare Advantage members now buy over-the-counter medications and health-related items through a catalog by purchasing online or by phone, according t...


Experts Advise Consumers to Throw Away Contact Lenses Only in the Garbage

An American study has found that old contact lenses are becoming a source of more plastic pollution in waterways and oceans. Once flushed away, lenses get...


Health Canada expands recall on blood pressure medication

Valsartan combined with amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide is used to control high blood pressure. The affected valsartan was manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai ...


Ariana still weeps for Manchester fans

The Florida-born star said her song is "about being there for each other and helping each other through scary times and anxiety". "It was just really simple a...


Harvard professor slams coconut oil as ‘pure poison’

Lauric acid is what helps coconut oil raise beneficial HDL cholesterol more than other fats do. The scientist argued that coconut oil, which is chock-full of ...


West Virginia postpones Fan Day due to virus

Five cases of HFMD were identified, a www.wvusports.com release said . A statement from the school said five cases of the disease had been found "within the ...


Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

The national air monitoring group AirNow released a map Sunday showing conditions in Washington and, directly north of the border, in Canada to be the worst on ...


Moderate carb diet may lower mortality risk

To address this uncertainty, researchers began by studying 15,428 adults aged 45-64 years from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds from four USA communities (Fo...


Europe hit with measles outbreak

Hardest hit with outbreaks has been Ukraine, with more than 23,000 affected. The total number for this period far exceeds the 12-month totals reported for eve...


Baby Boom at Arizona Hospital with 16 Pregnant Nurses

Sixteen nurses working in the intensive care unit of Banner Desert Medical Centre in Mesa, Arizona have astounded co-workers by all becoming pregnant at the sam...


Baby kissed by Pope Francis overcomes brain tumor

Two months laters, the family received a life-changing call from Ira Dunkel, a specialist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, who had discovered ...


16 nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU

Pregnancy might just be catching at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona, where 16 nurses are expecting at once. The first birth is expected in September while the la...


ME sixth worst state for increase in overdose deaths

The overdose death toll has doubled over the last decade, and more than 180 people a day are killed by drug overdoses across America. But predicted trends in ...


Health Officials: 3 People Test Positive For West Nile Confirmed In NJ

Monitoring for West Nile virus in IL includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing ...


Fitbit announces Charge 3 fitness tracker, coming this October for $150

Charge 3 is available for pre-order today at Fitbit.com for $149.95 Dollars, and it will be available starting October 2018. The company has sold 35 million dev...


How flushed contact lenses add to microplastic pollution in waterways

The lenses are consequently spread on farmland as sewage sludge, increasing plastic pollution in the environment. "This leads to smaller plastic particles which...


Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills dozens

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014-2015 claimed the lives of 11.3 thousand people, more than 28 thousand were infected. "We don't know if we are having...


Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Authorities said 19 more people overdosed Thursday, and that the number could climb. Officials said most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green thro...


Best Buy bought the company behind senior-friendly JitterBug phone

The acquisition may not seem like a natural fit for a retailer of TVs and computer gear. "Now, we have a great opportunity to serve the needs of these custo...


Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism

To get a better sense of direct exposure, Alan Brown, a psychiatrist and epidemiologist at Columbia University in New York City, turned to a biological databa...


Contact lens found in woman’s eye after 28 years

The woman had been struck in the eye by a shuttlecock when she was 14, and it had been assumed the lens had been knocked out by the impact. Anyone who wears c...