Medical

Second person is struck down with deadly monkeypox virus in UK

Public Health England said the patient is now receiving treatment at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, a specialist centre. The first United Kingdom ca...


Mosquitoes in Lisbon area test positive for West Nile Virus

Overall, the CDPH has reported a total of 56 human cases from 21 different California counties in the year 2018. Officials say the virus is mainly transmitted...


Doctors prescribed almost 30% of opioids without documenting reasons

Doctors gave no good reason for prescribing opioids to patients close to a third of the time during the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic, researchers r...


United States government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that he believes flavored vape liquids target teenagers specifically and his agency is considering banning them altogether. It ...


Home Monitoring Works for Blood Pressure Patients

The researchers studied 129 overweight or obese men and women between the ages of 40 and 80 years who had high blood pressure . Meditation has been proven to...


Oxycontin Maker Selling Opioid Addiction Drug, Too

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is now suing the company for its "significant role in causing the opioid epidemic". "While no amount of money can brin...


UK records first ever case of Monkeypox

Public Health England also sought to reassure Britons that monkeypox does not spread easily and most patients recover within a few weeks with no lasting ef...


Industry bete noir threatens to quit Public Health England

He said: "Many of us enjoy a drink- but whether it's a few in the pub after work a couple of times a week, some beers on the sofa watching the football or reg...


CDC approves use of nasal spray for the upcoming flu season

Flu season picks up around the holidays and into the new year. The start of flu season is just about a month away, but Snellings said it's not too soon to get...


S Korea's first case of MERS since 2015

Government officials hold an emergency meeting to discuss ways to prevent the spread of the MERS virus on September 9, 2018. This is the first time since July...


Southwest passengers might have been exposed to measles | Lexington Herald Leader

The Texas Department of State Health Services says two of the four Texas flights came through the Valley International Airport in Harlingen on August 21 and A...


Slough has one of the UK's lowest number of organ donors

Today's organs donors are mostly over the age of 50 and more likely to have existing health problems. Another factor is thought to be an increased awareness o...


Unhappy With a Future Ruled by Pharma, Hospitals Are Making Drugs Themselves

Civica Rx, as it will be known, will take its first steps toward improving the broken industry by manufacturing 14 generic drugs that are necessary stock at all...


Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after auto accident

In the woman's case, the doctors suspect that the antibiotic minocycline was to blame, according to the report. If your tongue starts to look suspiciously b...


Research suggests probiotics may be useless

The study that produced these papers was headed by research teams from the labs of Eran Elinav , of the Department of Immunology, and Eran Segal , of the ...


OxyContin Maker Gets Patent For Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction

About 48,000 people died from opioid overdoses past year, according to the CDC. The CDC doesn't yet have data on the number of deaths from opioid overdose for...


China finds African swine fever on four farms in single day

China reported a new case of African swine fever this week, raising risks of a further spread of the disease. More nations may follow, according to the ...


Those plastic bins at airport security are filthier than a toilet

They found that the bathroom is not the dirtiest place in the airport. A new study say the bins at security check points - the same ones you throw your phone ...


NHS to receive further £200m funding, Matt Hancock announces

Speaking at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo , Matt Hancock spoke about the use of technology within the NHS , stating that the organisation's recent £...


Parents far less likely to consent to donation of children's organs

Anthony Clarkson, interim head of organ donation and transplantation at NHSBT, said: "We recognise that there is a disparity in the numbers of registered donors...


Plastic Airport Security Trays Full of Viruses

Trays have a tendency to collect germs - whether in the airport or on the plane. They took swabs from 42 toilet seats, lids, flush buttons, door knobs and locks...


Common painkillers linked to heart attack and strokes

There was an increased incidence of serious cardiovascular events among those who had taken diclofenac for one month. The potential link between non-aspirin...


Halton - West Nile Virus Outbreak Enters The City

Less than one percent of people who are infected will develop neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. West Nile is spread through the bite of i...


Woman treated with antibiotics develops 'black hairy tongue'

The American Academy of Oral Medicine reports that it affects up to 13 percent of the population . It is a temporary and harmless oral condition which gives ...


Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts mergers reportedly close to DOJ approval

MDT's shares were trading -0.96% below from the 52-week high price and 26.23% above from the 52-week price bottom. Analysts at Barclays, made their first call ...


On the plane flying from Algeria to France, suspected cholera

The eight-year-old child was taken to hospital for checks after suffering bouts of vomiting and diarrhea during the flight, a fire brigade official said. There ...


Blood-testing startup Theranos reportedly to dissolve

Thus, Theranos came into existence. The blood test, where samples of blood are traditionally drawn through needles into large vials - often several - is probabl...


Inactivity puts over 1.4bn adults at physical, mental risk

Among developed nations, it ranked the USA 143rd on the list, the United Kingdom 123rd while Australia came in at 97th, with the higher numbers indicating a mo...


Scottish government pledges to roll out 1500 electric vehicle chargers

No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent. The First Minister made the announcement at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Ser...


Nasal spray is back for kids this flu season

Eighty % of the young individuals who died had no longer purchased a flu vaccination, in conserving with the CDC . About 80 percent of the children who died f...


4 new West Nile cases in Mississippi

The Grundy County Coroner's Office also confirmed an 85-year-old La Salle County man who contracted West Nile died August 25 at Morris Hospital. The La Salle ...


No immediate ruling in GOP's latest 'Obamacare' lawsuit

A similar percentage say they are concerned about what the nation as a whole spends on health care, with more than seven in 10 people saying they are anxious ...


1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise

Researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) looked at self-reported data on activity from 358 population-based surveys in 168 countries, including 1.9 ...


Prescription Painkiller Boosts Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Alongside heart attacks , the study links diclofenac to cardiovascular disease including arrhythmic heartbeats, ischemic stroke and heart failure . The aver...


Those Airport Security Trays Harbor a Lot of Cold Germs

Although the test cannot show that the viruses were alive and could cause disease, previous experimental research has proven that many microbes survive on vario...