Health Care

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death and one of just three leading causes on the rise. The rise in suicide rates was highest in the central, north...


Virginia Apgar, Honored by Today's Google Doodle, Saved Countless Lives

Google doodle today remembers Dr Apgar on what would have been her 109th birthday . Later, Apgar's studies of obstetrical anesthesia led to her creating t...


Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis cases on the up in the North East

Despite the notable increases in new cases of syphilis and gonorrhea , the overall number of new STI diagnoses in England actually decreased slightly in 20...


Alert doctor spots cancer in TV contestant, tracks her down through Facebook

About one month later, Voigt posted an update explaining he found the woman and alerted her to the lump. He posted footage from the show on Facebook showing...


Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helped fund key breast study

But now, a new study is shining light on breast cancer prognoses and the necessity, or lack thereof, for chemotherapy for many breast cancer patients. The res...


Kate Spade's Father Breaks Silence on Designer's Tragic Death

Kate Spade , the handbag and fashion designer, 55, was found dead in her NY apartment by housekeeping staff in what officials called an apparent suicide . ...


Anti-Overdose Drug Naloxone Recalled

The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the labeling contains a clear statement directing a visual inspection of the product for particulate mat...


Social Security has 16 years left before benefit cuts begin, report says

In 16 years, Social Security will have to cut benefits by 21% if lawmakers do nothing to cure the program's long-term funding shortfall. Indeed, the trustees ...


Social Security to tap reserves to cover 2018 benefits

The Social Security program will pass an ugly milestone this year, as its costs exceed its income, according to its trustees. Together the two programs have b...


Immune System drug shows 'spectacular' results for Prostate Cancer patients

Eleni Efstathiou, MD, and colleagues at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, studied 197 patients with M0HNPC randomly assigned to rece...


Dead, many sick in romaine lettuce outbreak

Unlike spinach, which is often cooked, romaine - and lettuce in general - is more common as a culprit in E. coli outbreaks because it's eaten raw. Some people...


OH announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold

Dispensary applicants paid a nonrefundable $5,000 fee, and those awarded licenses will pay $70,000 to the state every two years. Locally, Ohio Cannabis Clinic...


Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Sparano, associate director for clinical research at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center and Montefiore Health System in NY. "We knew we were overtreating a lot...


Miss America dropping swimsuit competition, among other changes

Bea Waring , the oldest living Miss America , is hailing the pageant's decision to drop the swimsuit competition. "It taught me a lifelong discipline beyond th...


Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

According to the World Cancer Research Fund International , breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In Australia, this accounts for 80% o...


Studies Show Women with Breast Cancer Can Benefit Opting out of Chemo

Once a tumor is removed, 21 genes are analyzed and patients receive a low - intermediate - or high risk of reoccurrence. This means in practice doctors can ...


Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls

Myer Siemiatycki, a politics professor at Ryerson University, said polling suggests a shift to the NDP away from the Liberals began unusually early this campaig...


Brooke and Hancock Counties hold Relay for Life

The goal of Relay For life to unite cancer survivors and also raise money so that others may also claim victory over the deadly disease. "It went away, and ...


Nipah scare: Doctors, nurses of taluk hospital told to go on leave

Two patients, who tested positive for the virus, are undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College and have been responding well to the antiviral drug Rib...


Tainted romaine lettuce blamed for four more deaths

Deaths have been confirmed in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY with two of those deaths happening in Minnesota. Workers, back in April, plant romaine le...