Health Care

Walmart-Anthem deal improves access, reduces costs

The new collaboration aims to improve access to such items while considerably reducing out-of-pocket costs for those participating in the MA plans. "Creating ...


More blood pressure meds recalled due to cancer risk

Valsartan is used to control high blood pressure and for the treatment of heart failure. The impurity is N-nitrosodimethylamine, which occurs naturally in som...


Measles cases skyrocket in Europe, killing dozens

A CDC mid-year report showed at least 107 confirmed measles cases across 21 us states and D.C., which is on pace to be the highest number of cases since 2014....


New study finds contact lenses contributing to pollution in oceans

By their estimates , between six and 10 metric tons of plastic lenses are ending up in USA wastewater plants every year, adding to the problem of microplastic...


Moderate carb intake is good for health — Essential Science

Researchers found that among those with low-carbohydrate diets , those who got their protein and fat from animal-derived sources such as beef, pork, chicken, a...


Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison' According To Harvard Scientist

On the opposite side of the hysteria, another Harvard professor has said that coconut oil might not be great for you, but eating it isn't exactly going to kill ...


Fans love Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian’s cute Twitter exchange

We just have to be there for each other as much as we can. "It was just really simple and really sweet", she said. She added, "I never saw that coming, like, ...


Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

The new Google Fit experience is centered around two simple and smart activity goals: Move Minutes and Heart Points . Before, Google Fit let you set any ...


Vancouver weather: Smoke worsens tonight and on Monday

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says the smoke has suppressed temperatures across B.C.by five to seven degrees, but the fire danger is still high to extreme...


Contact lenses contribute to microplastic pollution

First, contact lenses are transparent, which makes them hard to be spotted in the complicated setting of a wastewater treatment plant. Of about 14 billion con...


First human case of West Nile this year reported in Wisconsin

Ten groups of mosquitoes, eight dead birds and 13 chickens from Contra Costa County have tested positive for the virus, according to the district. Everyone is...


Nearly 80 overdose on synthetic pot in park near Yale

Two other people were arrested, including one New Haven man who police believe was involved, though they haven't confirmed a link, Chief Anthony Campbell said. ...


Long lingering pesticides may increase risk for autism

Both DDT and PCBs have been banned in the United States and many other countries for more than three decades. DDT was first synthesized by chemists in 1874, b...


UK Woman Had Contact Lens in Eye for 28 Years

It emerged that the patient had been hit in the face by a shuttlecock during a game of badminton as a teenager, when she presumed the lens in her left eye had...


16 nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU

All the nurses are expected to successfully deliver their babies by the end of January 2019. You've got to feel for the other nursing staff who will presumabl...


One person in county infected with West Nile virus

According to the Government of Saskatchewan , there have been no cases of Horses or birds spreading the virus to humans. According to the Centers for Diseas...


E-cigarettes 'could be NHS' key weapon against smoking'

Smoking remains a leading cause of death in the UK. Norman Lamb, chair of the Science and Technology Committee, said: "E-cigarettes are less harmful than con...


Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths

The penetration of fentanyl into more heroin markets may explain recent increases in overdose deaths among older, urban black Americans; those who used heroin b...


A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

According to CBS News, doctors discovered the missing lens embedded in a cyst in her left eyelid. The case details how the woman had an old contact got stuck ...


New low carb link to life expectancy should be interpreted with caution

Specifically, those who received 50-55% of their energy from carbohydrates (moderate carb consumption) had a slightly lower risk of death compared to low and h...