Medicine

Flu Shots Available At Margaret Mary Health Starting Oct. 1

River Bend Assisted Living in Rochester is listening to these recommendations and hosting a community event so people can get educated on the 2018-2019 flu vacc...


Hurricane Florence death toll reported to have risen to at least 13

The resulting flooding forced swift-water rescues and left several people dead. He says there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities in Columbus Cou...


U.S. mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

The four others are owned by cigarette companies. Since the surge in teen use of the products began, the FDA and Juul have battled over the products consisten...


Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk

The researchers found that starting diclofenac during the study period was linked to increased rate of cardiovascular events such as heart failure , heart ...


Theranos, Blood-Testing Company Plagued By Scandal, Says It Will Dissolve

The company did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. Holmes advertised the company as a cheaper and more efficient way for patients to test fo...


Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

The group used to recommend seats going backwards until at least age 2, but new guidelines are based on height and weight. However, in 2017, questions arose a...


Who Is Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic Nominee for Governor?

DeSantis gave his opponent props for capitalizing on the grassroots energy, but noted that the Republican received twice as many votes in his primary than G...


Memorials for John McCain start with family service at Arizona Capitol

Later, Trump's White House bucked the long-established trend of flying flags at half mast from the time of a Senator's death to his burial. "I think it is Jo...


Coconut oil could be pure poison: declares Harvard professor

But coconut oil also raises high-density lipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol. And while coconut oil's rep has been well and truly damaged, it may not be all b...


Enzyme could convert any blood to valuable type O, scientists say

They can donate blood to anyone. Now, researchers from the University of British Columbia may have found a way to address the problem, even if people aren't d...


There’s No Safe Level of Alcohol Consumption, According to New Study

The Lancet study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, used data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease report , which captured information on pre...


Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in British Columbia

The disease control centre has confirmed another six people have died in Greece this week from the West Nile Virus, raising the week's toll to 11. The Califor...


Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison,’ Harvard Professor Claims

A Harvard professor has slammed the health food, saying it's one of the worst you can eat. But experts can't seem to agree on how much saturated fat people ...


Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

Google Fit , while functional hasn't been quite on par with competitors since its launch. The redesign aims to have people "move more and sit less", wrote M...


Smoky skies, bad air from wildfires cover Northwest

Wildfire smoke originating in Canada is now clouding the skies over central and northeast Minnesota. Simon said he won't let the kids ride as far or take part ...


New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

Given that graduating medical students from underrepresented minority groups are 2.5 times more likely than white students to work with underserved population...


Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

More than 70 people fell ill from suspected drug overdoses on the green and were taken to local hospitals. Lt. Ernest Jones, an emergency medical technician...


CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Oregon

More than 1 million people have fled Venezuela's chaos, often carrying disease with them. Kids typically get the first shot at one and get a second shot befor...


West Nile fever outbreak claims three lives in northeast Italy

According to Ohio Department of Health (ODH), West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in a mosquito sample from Greene County. Officials say that 284 pools test...


How the type of underwear men wear can affect their fertility

Chan School of Public Health , men who most frequently wore boxers had significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts when compared with men ...


Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

That's why I keep - and thank you for saying it, by the way - I mean, we have to keep all these seats". They've unearthed some of his crimes, they're looking fo...


DR Congo declares 4 new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Tedros said: " Ebola is a constant threat in the DRC; what adds to our confidence in the country's ability to respond is the transparency they have displayed o...


Nationwide smoking ban goes into effect for residents in public housing

A nationwide ban on smoking in public housing facilities took effect at the end of July, almost two years after the rule was passed. "Smoking actually damag...


Man dies after eating a bad oyster in Sarasota

The department of health website says this is the first confirmed case and death of Vibrio vulnificus in Sarasota County this year. The county did not hav...


Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day

No matter how you enjoy your hot dog, today is the flawless day to do it. Dine-in only, while supplies last for new users at participating locations. Starting...


Trump slams NYTimes for fake news on USA role in breastfeeding proposal

The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retal...


Trump announcing his high court big 'reveal' in prime time

Another contender Judge Raymond Kethlidge made headlines blasting the IRS over its treatment of tea party groups. "Justice Kavanaugh has the most experience...


Japanese-American retains NY women's hot dog eating title

What's a good Fourth of July celebration without a little friendly competition? Back then, victor Jason Schechter finished off 14 hot dogs to claim the title ...


Fourth of July fireworks displays around Tampa Bay

Myers, a retired firefighter, lost his enthusiasm for personal fireworks on the Fourth of July after losing his home in the Tubbs fire last October. This is an ...


FDA Approves First Drug From Marijuana Plant

The government agency gave the green light this week to an oral solution called Epidiolex to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in those ages 2...


Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

From politicians to celebrities to sportsman all took part in the Yoga day celebrations held across the country. "The way to lead a calm, creative and conte...


'Gaming Disorder' enters WHO's latest classification-of-diseases draft

Another new chapter on sexual health brings together conditions that were previously categorised in other ways (e.g. gender incongruence was listed under mental...


Deaths of famous by their own hands highlight troubling trend

Julia Payson, Executive Director of the Vernon branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association says it's example the illness doesn't discriminate. His death ...


Kate Spade's husband says she suffered from depression

Spade's death on Tuesday in her New York Park Avenue apartment , "was not unexpected by me", the designer's older sister, Reta Saffo, told the Kansas City ...


Designer Kate Spade Has Died Aged 55

Spade was a co-founder of the designer label Kate Spade New York , which she later sold. People reports 55-year-old was found by her housekeeper Tuesday ...


New Research Shows Experimental Treatment Working For Advanced Cancer Cases

According to a report by The Guardian , she was 49 when she was given a few months to live after seven types of chemotherapy failed and she had developed t...


Interview: Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert

He said: "More than 19,000 people die from tobacco use or second hand smoke exposure every day". "Casual exposure to second hand smoke, a common air polluta...


New Zealand slaughtering more than 100000 cows to eradicate bovine disease

Many cows will be be used for beef, however many will end up dumped into landfills. Mycoplasma bovis can lead to conditions such as udder infection, pneumon...


A weekend lie-in is a life-save

The researchers also came to the surprising conclusion that regularly having more than eight hours a sleep a night could also be connected with a higher morta...


Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread

Nipa Virus aka NiV was first identified in Malaysia in 1988. Dr Brendan Payne, honorary consultant in Infectious Diseases and Virology at Newcastle Univers...