Health Care

Donald Trump u-turns on John McCain, lowers White House flags

Among the names floated as possible replacements include McCain's wife, Cindy, a philanthropist and businesswoman; Kirk Adams, Ducey's chief of staff; Barbara...


US Senator and war veteran John McCain dies at 81

John McCain , bottom right, poses with his U.S. Navy squadron in 1965. That comment that drew widespread condemnation, including from several veterans groups. A...


'It's tough to bury your child': Heartbreak of John McCain's mother Roberta

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who served with McCain in the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that he "frequ...


Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in 'dreaded' scenario

The virus has killed 63 people so far - out of 103 confirmed or probable cases - but Salama warned health workers were expecting "at least one additional ...


Just one drink a day ‘can increase risk of premature death’

Alcohol has a complex association with health , affecting it in multiple ways. The danger is that if people believe even a low amount of alcohol is a risk,...


Anti-vaccine debate 'fuelled by Russian Twitter bots and trolls'

They were identified by the researchers through a list released by Twitter to Congress that was further refined by NBC. For now, he says addressing the proble...


Arizona Sen. John McCain dead at 81

House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the United States Senate in 1986. McCain's wife, Cindy, and his daughter, Meghan, both sent heart...


Scientists have debunked the myth about the benefits of coconut oil

Why would they cook their vegetables and meat in pure fat? "This is ridiculous - coconut oil is NOT " pure poison "... or thousands of South Indians who use i...


US senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain dies aged 81

John McCain was born on the eve of World War II, at the dawn of the "American Century" - a time when the USA was at the peak of its political, military and cul...


Eye exam may predict Alzheimer's

In this new study, Apte's team used a noninvasive technique called optical coherence tomography angiography to examine the thickness of the retinas and fibers...


Health experts warn that no amount of alcohol consumption is safe

Booze was identified as the leading risk factor for premature death and disability in people ages 15 to 49, accounting for 20 percent of all deaths in that grou...


Massachusetts Reports 3 Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

To date, two of the confirmed patients have required hospitalization for symptoms. Despite the season's relative lack of mosquitoes in most areas, warm and ...


Modified-RNA vaccine elicits protective response against influenza

As reported in the journal Nature Communications , the new vaccine uses mRNA molecules that code for HA proteins to induce an immune response that includes ant...


Doctors in England Told to Promote Honey Over Antibiotics

Draft guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) emphasise that antibiotics should not be used as the first line of treatment ...


Overdose deaths in B.C. rise in July

The two regions, which already have unusually high average of 31.4 and 40.2 deaths respectively, topped even those. Province-wide, July had the second most ov...


Man urinated on black girl, called her racial slur

He is facing charges for the incident that was made even worse when he also referred to the child, who is Black, using a racial slur. The Kent County Prosec...


Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

That's because almost all cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV, so testing for the virus before it leads to cancer makes for a great alternative. In the US...


Neanderthal-Denisovan human ancestor discovered in Siberia

Her life was short, she died in her early teens, but she stands at a unique point in human evolution. "The Denisova 11 individual is only represented by a sin...


John McCain discontinuing treatment for aggressive cancer

The family thanked well wishers for their support over the previous year. McCain has spent more than three decades in the upper chamber of Congress, loomi...


Harvard expert’s criticism of coconut oil widely shared online

Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood with the ability to do everything from burn fat to improve the brain function in Alzheimer's patients, although the...