Health Care

Richardson Resident Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

The county has recorded two cases of West Nile Virus this year. "Even though it will be getting cooler in the evenings, it is still important to protect against...


FDA considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes to protect minors

E-cigarettes are vapor-emitting devices that have grown into a multi-billion dollar industry in the USA despite little research on their long-term effects, incl...


Oxycontin Maker Selling Opioid Addiction Drug, Too

But not only did the Sacklers fail to scale back its marketing of OxyContin after the plea, they further cashed in on the pill crisis - by launching the second ...


What Made This Woman's Tongue Turn Black and 'Hairy'?

Hamad's patient, a 55-year-old woman, had received an antibiotic called minocycline to deal with an wound infection after a motor vehicle accident, according ...


Taiwan probes meat smuggling from China to avoid African swine fever | Society

Many cases are more than a thousand kilometers apart. The FAO is hosting government and pork industry officials from across Asia Pacific at a three-day meet...


New Germ Study Prompts Airport Bin Warning Ads

They found that the bathroom is not the dirtiest place in the airport. Next time you go through airport security, it might be worth washing your hands afterwa...


New Study Reveals the Germiest Places at the Airport

The plastic trays used to drop your laptop, keys, and phones in at airports as part of their security checkpoints are most likely to harbour viruses and disea...


Common painkiller linked to an increased risk of heart problems

It's always important to discuss medication and the potential risks it will have on your health with a GP or health professional. Dr Schmidt said: "It is time...


First ever Charlotte County case of West Nile Virus confirmed

Thousands of people in Louisiana have a camp, or they are luck enough to know someone who will invite them to their camp to relax, fish and maybe have an adult ...


Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down

The Theranos board is expected to meet Friday. It is the latest twist in one of the most dramatic rise-and-fall stories United States business has ever seen...


Half of India's women don't get enough exercise, says World Health Organization study

High income countries are more inactive (37%) compared with middle income (26%) and low income countries (16%). In the United States, 48% of women and 32% o...


American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shot over FluMist

Paige Weiland, manager of Palmetto Health Tuomey Lab, said there were no positive flu tests in the hospital lab to date but that the season will "begin soon eno...


Brie Larson says Captain Marvel trailer will 'break the internet'

It doesn't look like that make-up allows for a very expressive face, but their design is pretty loyal to the comics. Fans may recognize the hero's intergala...


No immediate ruling in GOP’s latest ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Supreme Court. "With no remaining legitimate basis for the law, it is time that Americans are finally free from the stranglehold of Obamacare, once and for all"...


Motsoaledi: listeria threat is finally over

The Minister said that at the beginning of the outbreak scientists said that it would be hard to find the source but they managed to trace it. For the past th...


Blood-testing startup Theranos said to be closing

Theranos, most widely known for its fake blood testing devices which could run batteries of tests in mere moments, is now officially shutting it all down. Prose...


YouTubers Pay Tribute To Claire Wineland

Ms Wineland underwent a successful double lung transplant on 26 August, but suffered a stroke shortly afterwards. We invite you to share condolences for Cl...


Flood-battered Kerala now reels under rat fever

More than a million people were forced from their homes last month as the rains unleashed devastating flooding and landslides, cutting off villages and forcing ...


Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for

Brandon later explained that his mum, who had kept hold of a photo of Vilma holding her son, had asked him to keep an eye out for the nurse when he began his re...


'Cluster' of Legionnaires' disease cases reported in B.C.: health authorities

Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. Health officials also suggested the hotel retain documentation of guests being n...