Health Care

After Years of Trying, Virginia Finally Will Expand Medicaid

Senate passage came by a 23-17 vote with four Republicans joining Democrats for passage. When Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signs the legislation, Virginia will be...


U.S. cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

The current guidelines recommend that those at average risk for colon cancer have their first colonoscopy at the age of 50. Church is a member of American...


A.I. Better at Finding Skin Cancer Than Doctors

There are about 232,000 new cases of melanoma, and 55,500 deaths, in the world each year, they added. The latest study , led by Professor Holger Haenssle , ...


AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors

The computer is made up of an artificial network of nerves that mimic the processes of the brain as it computes information taken in from the eyes. It is capabl...


Kerala to send fresh samples of fruit bats for testing

Preliminary information, it added indicates that the main host of the disease is the fruit bat , where the virus is transmitted through secretions from the b...


Taytulla birth control pills recalled; packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancy

If you've received a sample pack of Taytulla birth control pills from your doctor in recent months, beware: the manufacturer put the placebo pills in the wron...


Cockroach milk is the latest health fad taking over the world

A research done by the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India claims that the "milk", produced by a specific type of roach called ...


Another Ebola death confirmed in DR Congo

Health officials in Congo are anxious to contain the country's deadly Ebola outbreak - which has already spread to an urban area - before the situation gets any...


WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over 3 months

Saturday, a helicopter with Congo's health minister on board, flew to Iboko and Bikoro to administer a new experimental vaccine to the health works being deploy...


Cockroach milk might become the next superfood on millenials’ wish list

So, while its relatives lay eggs, the Pacific beetle cockroach gives birth to live young. In In 2016, a team of researchers found that the "milk" derived from...


Heating up close to records, plenty of sun for Memorial Day 2018

We're looking at green flag temperatures already in the lower 80s, and as fans are making their way home, temperatures will likely be in the lower 90s. Mostly c...


You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

The study looked at 43,880 people in Sweden , asking them about their sleep habits and following up 13 years later. "Apparently, sleeping in in on the wee...


Hardest-hit Kentucky counties to receive more hepatitis A vaccines

The health department will begin administering free Hepatitis A vaccines on May 29 at all three health centers to three at-risk groups: illicit drug users, men ...


Higher Seafood Intake May Shorten Time to Pregnancy

Chan School of Public Health in Boston. Couples who eat a lot of seafood have sex more often and are quicker to achieve a pregnancy, new research has shown. D...


Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends

Torbjörn Åkerstedt , first author of the study, at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, said: "Sleep duration is important for longevity". But t...


Nipah virus: Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry issues advisory

The local administration in the two districts has set up a taskforce with a designated control room and a nodal officer has been appointed to collect data to en...


Troopers make record breaking fentanyl bust in Nebraska

Postal Service, which handles 1.3 million packages coming into the country each day. Barden said 300 pounds of fentanyl is lethal enough to kill about 100 mil...


Even the sealife in the United States is testing positive for opioids now

The shellfish tested were not near any commercial fishing beds, and the amount of opioids discovered in the mussels "were thousands of times smaller than a typi...


Congo Ebola vaccination campaign rolled out

The UN health agency also said an Ebola contingency plan is being updated to strengthen readiness capacities while surveillance officers at points of entry ha...


Nipah virus wipes out Kerala family as another man dies

A high-level meeting chaired by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday reviewed the steps taken by the state government to contain the outbreak ...