Health Care

Air pollution can make you diabetic, India at greater risk: Lancet study

Al-Aly said the research, published in the Lancet Planetary Health , found an increased risk even with levels of air pollution now considered safe by the...


Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted water in irrigation canal

The largest outbreak of E. coli in more than a decade is over, federal authorities said Thursday, after five people died and more than 200 others were sicke...


West Nile virus found in Oakland County mosquitoes, no human cases reported

Defend yourself against mosquitoes by using an insect repellent. The spray is not harmful to humans or pets and kills adult mosquitoes. "To reduce the chance of...


Woman's medical troubles traced to 50-pound cyst

Kayla Rahn said she had trouble with even the most basic activities and would lose her breath just walking to her vehicle. Rahn, who has urged women to list...


Italian study of centenarians suggests human lifespan may not yet have peaked

But even if this turns out to be the case, Jeanne Calment's age won't be easily matched, said Tom Kirkwood, associate dean for aging at Newcastle University, wh...


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...