Health Care

New screening recommendations for colorectal cancer

The ACS said the importance of patient choice in screening options was one of the bases for the recommendation as well as reducing incidence and mortality rates...


'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show

It has been labelled "the holy grail" of cancer research and could lead to doctors being able to offer universal screening. In its trial stage, the test prove...


Virginia lawmakers set to expand Medicaid

The GOP-controlled General Assembly's support for Medicaid comes despite Trump administration rejections. "Today the General Assembly sent a budget to my desk...


Here's Why Middle-Aged Men Should Reduce High Protein Intake

Jyrki Virtanen, the senior author of the study , made a statement saying: "As many people seem to take the health benefits of high-protein diets for gran...


Tobacco use still major cause of death

Smoking damages the lining of the arteries, causing a build-up of fatty material, which narrows the artery. The World Health Organisation (WHO ) latest data...


People who wear glasses have a genetic predisposition to be smarter

More intelligent participants were found to be almost 30% more likely to have genes associated with needing glasses . "The discovery of shared genetic effec...


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197

In an update Friday on the nation's largest E. coli outbreak in a decade, health officials said 25 more cases have been added, raising the total number of ill...


$68,000 raised at Relay for Life

Chairman of the Clare Estate Senior Citizens Association (CESCA), Roshan Autar expressed his gratitude to the Reservoir Hills CANSA Relay for Life Committee for...


Patient being treated at GMC tests negative for Nipah

Prasad rejoined office on 13 May and was admitted to Command Hospital on 20 May following his failing medical condition. NDTV is one of the leaders in the p...


American Cancer Society: Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN . Yet "there are many ways you can screen for colon cancer beyond colonoscopy , and we can find a way no matte...


3D-printed corneas for the blind

The cornea , the membrane at the front of the eye, is essential in helping us focus properly, while also protecting our eyes from the outside world. There ar...


22,000 kids in England, Wales severely obese when they leave primary school

It is hoped that a cabinet-level committee will be set up to implement any plans and report back on them, as well as setting serious targets in order to diminis...


Chewing Gum While Walking Could Keep You Thin

While all ages experienced a significantly larger change in heart rate in the gum trial, middle-aged and elderly participants also had a significantly higher ...


Nipah virus: UAE bans import of fruits, vegetables from Kerala

The 27-year-old soldier's medical condition, after his return, prompted the authorities to admit him to Command Hospital on May 20, the defence spokesperson sai...


Scientists find no consistent health benefit from popular vitamin, mineral pills

Preventive Services Task Force issued guidelines on the use of vitamins, minerals and multivitamins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cance...


Is cockroach milk the new superfood?

The Pacific beetle cockroach . A researcher from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India claims that cockroach crystals, which...


Netflix shaded ABC on Twitter after 'Roseanne' got pulled because of racism

Jarrett revealed that Bob Iger, the head of ABC parent company Disney, telephoned her personally to tell her the network was canceling the show. Barr was ...


Oxfam launches Ebola public awareness drive in DRC

The World Health Organization (WHO) has shipped over 4,000 doses of vaccine to stop the spread of the virus, in collaboration with global partners, including ...


Keep Ticks Away By Wearing Clothes Doused With Bug Spray Permethrin

Those germs can be channelized by insects to humans. More ticks? Maybe not, but the more of the ticks that were out there could have been carrying the disea...


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...