Health Care

Congolese Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda, says WHO

The epidemic virus has killed 1,668 since the outbreak began in August 2018, according to World Health Organization, with the epidemic limited to Beni and But...


Forecasters warn Saturday and Sunday will be ‘major scorchers’

Saturday . More than 130 million Americans are under a heat watch, warning or advisory, with the heat index expected to reach 115 degrees in some areas. When ...


House Democrats join Republicans to repeal Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac tax’

While the excise tax was meant to target high-value plans, "modest plans will also be impacted, meaning millions of Americans and their families could face high...


Lineups for CNN Democratic primary debates are set

The scenario is similar to that which played out last month at the first Democrat presidential debate in Miami, Florida. That will make for odd optics on Ni...


Body and mind need care in mental illness

Adverse physical health issues were observed in people suffering a range of mental illnesses, contributing to a massive gap in life expectancy. Key risk factors...


World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in DRC 'emergency of int'l concern'

The Committee cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma , a city of nearly two million...


First Case of Ebola Detected in DRC's Goma - Health Ministry

The pastor was swiftly taken back to Butembo, about 300 kilometres (180 miles) from Goma , the governor added. The patient, a 46-year-old pastor from South K...


CDC: Number of Drug Overdoses Declined in 2018

Doctor Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University in MA says it's the first time in 25 years that overdose deaths will n...


World Health Organization sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

Goma is a border city of about one million people located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, adjacent to Rwanda's town of Gisenyi. Eight more people died fro...


'Unbelievably devastating': Man, 21, dies from rabies after brief encounter with bat

A reminder, health officials say never handle a bat with bare hands. The release says overall in Canada, there have been only 24 known cases of viral rabies i...


Social media can lead to depression in teens

It seems that the fancy and exciting lifestyle portrayed by others on social media platforms, led teens to look at their own lives and find both their lives a...


Philippines declares 'national alert' after spike in dengue cases

Among the Philippine regions that exceeded "epidemic threshold" are areas in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, where health officials have been alerted,...


Almost 20 million children missing out on routine vaccines, United Nations warns

Approximately half of those children are located in 16 countries: Afghanistan , the Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eth...


Case confirmed in Goma

Now health authorities along his route are trying to hunt down all those he may have been in contact with after the man became Goma's first confirmed Ebola case...


16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS

According to the UN , HIV-related deaths, previous year fell to around 770,000, which is 33% less than in 2010. It noted "worrying increases" in new infectio...


Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA

The result will be the crowding out of private insurance. Bernie Sanders , Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris , all single-payer advocates. Just like form...


Two Ebola awareness workers murdered in DR Congo

The health ministry said the man who arrived earlier Sunday in the regional capital was quickly transported to an Ebola treatment center. On Friday, he took...


Even unsweetened fruit juice can up cancer risk

For a person eating 2,000 calories per day, this would equal 50 grams of sugar , or about 12.5 teaspoons. The study , co-led by Bernard Srour of the French ...


ODH director reports first measles case in Ohio

I urge everyone who can to get vaccinated", she said in a statement. Between Jan. 1 and July 3, 1,109 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in 28 stat...


Case of West Nile virus reported in Boaz

The Iowa Public Health Department said Friday the man lives in Audubon County, is 61 to 80 years old and has recovered. In 2017, the state had 63 cases with two...