Medical

Ketamine Activates Opioid System to Treat Depression

A new study of ketamine's effects on the brain illuminates the connections between depression , pain, and opioid addiction . Mark George, a professor of p...


All Pa state prisons on lockdown indefinitely

Two state-funded halfway houses in Berks County, ADAPPT in Reading and the Wernersville Community Corrections Center in South Heidelberg Township, were included...


Take 3 vacations per year for good health, longevity

Don't forget to enjoy life, you only have one'. Timo Strandberg. "Vacations can be a good way to relieve stress". The doctors, from Helsinki University in Fin...


Pennsylvania prisons on lockdown as mystery illnesses probed

He said the his chief concern is "the safety and security of our employees". The indefinite lockdown comes just hours after it was reported that at least two ...


For science, researchers are paying people to avocados

Avocados are a rich source of heart-healthy fats that can help cholesterol, but there are concerns that this fruit is not as healthy as it may seem. Selected ...


World Health Organization chief: Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized

The doctor living in Oicha town in North Kivu has been re-hospitalised with Ebola symptoms after his wife was confirmed as having the disease when she travele...


Yellowstone County man died after contracting West Nile Virus

IDPH officials say previous year, the first human West Nile virus death in IL wasn't reported until September 29th. The cases appear in Carbon, Cascade, Lewis a...


Air pollution is making us dumber, study shows

Toxic air can cause everyone's level of education to reduce by one year - and could extend to a few years' worth of education for those aged over 64. It's not...


Forehead wrinkles may predict cardiovascular death risk

The authors of the current prospective study investigated a different visible marker of age - horizontal forehead wrinkles - to see if they had any value ...


CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to Virginia

The cases have been reported in New York , Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to the CDC. Illnesses linked to the contaminated chicken date back ...


Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

The rate of serious vascular events was 8.5 percent for people taking aspirin and 9.6 percent for those taking a placebo. Aspirin is also recommended to prevent...


Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

The notice said, "Use of spironolactone tablets instead of hydrochlorothiazide tablets, poses the risk of contracting hyperkalemia (increase potassium levels)...


Ebola: Death toll in DRC rise to 67

During that outbreak, 53 cases were reported , including 29 deaths. So far, says Salama, almost all Ebola cases in this outbreak have been in towns and village...


Warning after blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' spread deadly disease

And according to the American Heart Association's recent advisory, approximately 300,000 cases in the USA have been reported. Chagas has typically been foun...


Coconut oil is pure poison: Harvard professor

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...


Weight-loss drug seems safe for heart, study finds

Historically, many weight loss agents have impacted the heart negatively , leading to unsafe conditions such as stroke, heart attack, pulmonary hypertension a...


Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in Upset

His television ads were Trump-focused, including one where his toddler stacks bricks while DeSantis exclaims, "Build the wall!" DeSantis has run as a stro...


Mysterious new human brain cell found

An worldwide team has identified a kind of brain cell that exists in people but not mice, the team reported Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience . Looki...


CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017

Americans are crawling with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a report that reveals a record-high spike in cases of sexually transmitted disease. ...


Trump repeatedly refuses to comment on John McCain's legacy

The White House flag is flying at half mast once again, following complaints it wasn't left in this position for long enough after the death of Senator John ...


Forehead wrinkles: Scientists have identified a new symptom of impending death

Previous research has analysed different visible signs of ageing to see if they can presage cardiovascular disease, with a link detected between male-pattern ...


Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer raised the idea of renaming the Russell building just after news broke that McCain had passed. We never hide from histor...


Who will fill McCain's seat? It's complicated

In his adopted state of Arizona, where he lived for well over 30 years, McCain will lay in state in the state capitol on Wednesday and on Thursday, there will b...


Ebola therapy said to save 2 patients

At least 67 people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official says . A total of 105 cases have been reported since the flare-u...


MA reports 3 human cases of West Nile virus

The Department of Public Health said Friday that none of the cases was fatal, though two required hospitalization. Those 11 communities are Arlington, Bosto...


The incredible career of John McCain

The victor of that election would serve the remainder of 's term through 2022. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Cindy , and all the McCain famil...


Cholera: 46 cases confirmed among 139 patients admitted to hospital

The ministry added that 39 cases have the possibility to leave the hospital whereas the condition of the remaining is "making good progress ". It said that the ...


Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

It could even make them feel less hungry before sitting down to a meal, they said. Dr Erin Bohula, who led the study, said the drug was the first weight-loss ...


John McCain rival claims pre-death announcement was a political ploy

The veteran Republican senator from Arizona spent his life battling against the odds. At the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United State Senate in Dorc...


UN agency: Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo

A doctor living in the town of Oicha in North Kivu has been re-hospitalised with Ebola symptoms after his wife was confirmed as having the disease when she ...


Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol, medical study says

While some medical studies - and a great deal of media attention - have focused on possible health benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, a large new re...


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...