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Russian trolls, bots skewed vaccine discussion on Twitter

Social media bots and Russian trolls spread false information and promoted discord about vaccines on Twitter, according to a study. According to the autho...


American Heart Association Warns of 'Kissing Bugs' Disease

The American Heart Association is warning people about the dangers of triatomine bugs, or "kissing bugs". Insects known as triatomines, also known as "kissin...


Arizona sports teams, athletes react to death of Sen. John McCain

Cindy was McCain's first wife. The crowd also paused for a moment of silence after the news broke of McCain's death. "He was one of the most courageous men ...


Avian flu, distemper may be to blame for rash of seal deaths

The first batch of samples of dead seals from Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire tested positive for the two viruses, officials with NOAA said. As of August...


US senator John McCain dead at 81

Senator McCain was a maverick who fought for what he believed in and represented the very best ideals of the United States Senate. "The Senate, the United Stat...


Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

The volunteers had an average age of "mid 70s", and though none had clinical symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, about half were found using PET scans or lumbar ...


New research finds way to turn Type A blood into Type O

One advantage of these enzymes is that they work in whole blood, not just components of blood, meaning that donations could be quickly converted to universal ty...


When It Comes to Alcohol, Nothing You Drink is Good For Health

In middle- and high-to-middle income countries , stroke was the reason behind the alcohol-related deaths. But the new study found for every 100,000 people wh...


Two dead in Israel West Nile outbreak

So far this summer, the virus has been detected in 30 different mosquito groups in Salt Lake County alone, health officials said. In 2017, one human case of W...


Universal flu vaccine is one step closer to reality

The new vaccine will be quadrivalent, meaning it is created to protect against four different flu viruses: two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. ...


China’s Swine-Fever Outbreak Spreads

The fluctuating price of pork is highly sensitive and the government maintains a large frozen supply to release when rise too high. The provincial agricultura...


Honey cures cough faster than Antibiotics, new guidelines say

Patients should be told to practise "self-care" if they have a cough caused by a cold, flu virus or bronchitis, they say. As well as honey, the draft guidance...


B.C. records second highest monthly fatal overdoses so far in 2018

Coroners Service. Vancouver , Surrey, and Victoria have experienced the highest number of overdose deaths in 2018 so far. The latest fatalities are the sec...


OR health officials confirm another case of measles in Portland metro area

The person diagnosed on August 10 infected the one diagnosed on August 19, the latest case to date. The person diagnosed August 10 was infectious and spent ti...


Man Accused Of Urinating On Black Child, Calling Her N-Word

It happened around 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 in a parking lot along Leonard Street NW west of Alpine Avenue. The man also called her a "n****r". "He deser...


New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines De-emphasize Pap Smears

Since its introduction 75 years ago, exfoliative cytology commonly known as the Pap test has been the "gold-standard" screening test for cervical cancer. The ta...


Remains of cave girl with Neanderthal mother and Denisovan father found

While the former are rather famous, the later are almost unknown. Neanderthals and Denisovans were well adapted to living in Eurasia before modern humans came a...


Kim Kardashian's 20 Pound Weight Loss Has Fans Miffed

So, I love it'. "Oh my God, we have to f-k with mom", Kim tells Kylie. Once Kris answers, Kim continues the charade, telling her mom, "We figured the whole ...


Coconut Oil Pure Poison, Harvard Professor Warns

On Monday, Business Insider brought Michels' comments to an English-speaking audience with an article about the lecture. Michels is an epidemiologist at t...


Sen. John McCain discontinuing medical treatment for brain cancer

Scarborough noted that, Trump got a waiver, on the basis of having bone spurs in a foot, while McCain flew missions into North Vietnam, got shot down, was captu...


Nurse confirmed dead in DRC Ebola outbreak

Their laboratory names are ZMapp; Remdesivir; Favipiravir; and Regn3450 - 3471 - 3479. "The ministry has so far trained 80 specialists on precaution and preve...


United Nations agency: Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo

Peter Salama, the World Health Organization's head of emergency operations, said. There have been 61 deaths among these cases, including 34 people who died ...


Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

Frieden holds medical and public health degrees from Columbia University, did an infectious disease fellowship at Yale University and worked on controlling tube...


There is no safe level of alcohol intake, study warns

A standard alcohol drink was defined as containing 10g of alcohol, or one unit. David Spiegelhalter, professor for the public understanding of risk at the Uni...


32 children's medicines being recalled for potential microbial contamination

They say out an abundance of caution, they are recalling the products. The contamination could result in life-threatening infections in certain individuals. Amo...


Is coconut oil poisonous?

Central to her remarks is that there is no evidence of the long-term health benefits of coconut oil as well as the findings that the ingredient features a hig...


Flesh-eating STD reported in England

The unnamed patient, who hails from Southport, England, and is between 15 and 25 years old, was recently diagnosed with donovanosis, a genital ulcerative diseas...


Regular moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

In the United Kingdom, both men and women are advised not to exceed 14 units of alcohol per week, and to spread intake out. "Perhaps this explains the differe...


Fitbit reveals new Charge 3 fitness band

Fitbit has announced their latest fitness band, the Fitbit Charge 3 . The build of the Charge 3 is light. Charge 3 is crafted from lightweight materia...


Amazon Hires Cardiologist in push for the Health market

This is right on the heels of Amazon announcing their purchase of Pill Pack , an online pharmacy company that delivers drugs to customers' doorstep in pre-sort...


No More Pap Smears? New Guidelines for Women 30 and Older

The USPSTF, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Cancer Society/American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)/A...


Harvard professor: Coconut oil is pure poison

Many may disagree with Dr Michels claims, but nutritionists say that there's no proof to back the fact that coconut oil is a healthy food. In a talk-very inte...


Pork-reliant China battling African swine fever

The outbreaks, the first reported in China, came as the industry is moving from small farms to massive breeding operations similar to those in the USA and Europ...


United Kingdom group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit

The Department of Health said it was confident of reaching a Brexit deal that benefits the NHS but was preparing for "the unlikely event of no-deal", to pre...


Making Universal Donor Blood From Other Blood Types | Headline Science

In that study, people received transfusions of either type O blood or enzyme-altered blood. Each of these types can also be positive or negative for another ...