Health Care

DOJ charges hundreds for health care fraud amid opioid crackdown

Among the arrests, 76 doctors were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other narcotics, according to a release from the Justic...


Exercise and Obesity are Both Rising in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that adults between the ages of 18 and 64 years-old partake in 150 minutes of moderate exerci...


For first time ever, FDA approves marijuana-derived medicine

After all, by accepting Epidiolex, the FDA is saying in no uncertain terms that there are benefits to be reaped from cannabis , and that will inspire further ...


Sea lice reported on Pensacola Beach in Florida

Florida saw its worst sea lice outbreak in 1995, when an infestation spanned the state's waterfront from the Florida Keys to Jacksonville. Sea lice are the...


Walgreens Works to fight HIV on National HIV Testing Day

The interviews were followed by an HIV test. Multiple research studies have found no case of HIV that could be genetically linked back to someone with an unde...


Lurie again ranked among nation's top 10 children's hospitals

CHOP also ranked in the top three for seven different specialties. "As Guardians of Childhood we count on our team for the brightest medical minds, the most...


Amazon acquires online pharmacy PillPack, reports peg deal at almost $1B

PillPack delivers drugs in pre-sorted packaging to match the dosage. The move comes amid speculation that Amazon was planning to get into the pharmacy or dr...


Massachusetts reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito

West Nile has been detected in CT every year since 1999. Statistics say 80 percent (or 4 out of 5) people who are infected with WNV will not show any symptoms. ...


HIV Testing Day coming to GP

No appointments are necessary and the results are available within 20 minutes, according to a release from the Fort Wayne/Allen County Dept. of Health. Those wh...


Mom shares harrowing photo to warn parents about dangers of playground slides

There is no SAFE way to go down a slide with your little. A 2015 study found more than 352,000 children under the age of six were injured on slides in the USA...


GE to spin off healthcare business, divest stake in Baker Hughes

Despite Flannery having insisted that "everything [was] on the table" when evaluating a potential breakup of GE, there have been few signs the company was serio...


Flying and Cancer: Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Numerous Cancers

Researchers asked 5,366 flight attendants and 2,729 other adults with similar socioeconomic backgrounds whether they had ever been diagnosed with cancer. Previo...


Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers

Dr Irina Mordukhovich, one of the report's authors, said: "Consistent with previous studies, we report a higher lifetime prevalence of breast, melanoma and non-...


FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

But some parents worry it could hurt Colorado's cannabidiol (CBD) industry already helping children who are suffering from seizures. The drug contains nearl...


Would-be Olympian charged in death of Florida father

They also said they are devastated after trying to help him over the years. "We're heartbroken for their family". He is being held without bail in a Hillsboroug...


Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

He gave her two options: She could have surgery to remove the fetus or take misoprostol, a medication approved by the FDA to end pregnancies in the first 10 w...


USA approves first marijuana plant-derived drug for epilepsy

The drug reduced seizures by half in 40 percent of Dravet patients participating in the trials . "This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound d...


West Nile virus is detected in mosquitoes in Lancaster County

In 2017, 47 states had at least one citizen infected with West Nile Virus via mosquito bite. No human cases have been found in the county this season or in year...


How herpes viruses associate with Alzheimer's

Rudolph Tanzi of Massachusetts General Hospital. "Even though some of them might be at risk for dementia, other people might stay stable and some might improve...


House approves most sweeping bill yet to fight opioid addiction

Another would try to change how prescription pills are distributed to reduce the potential for abuse. One of the provisions would direct the National Institut...