Health Care

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

The investigations into Ohio's six possible cases are just beginning, the department said. A person in IL who vaped has died after being hospitalized with s...


OR among states suing over rule to block immigrants from public assistance

Department of Homeland Security. The rule makes it harder for immigrants to be granted permanent legal status in the us if they've enrolled in certain assis...


Ray Shows OAP's Dentures Stuck In Throat For Eight Days After Operation

Six days after the surgery, he returned to the emergency room complaining of blood in his mouth and difficulty with breathing and swallowing. Doctors at the G...


Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Biden has been an outspoken opponent of Medicare for All , falsely claiming at an AARP event that it would destroy Medicare "as you know it" and claiming to ...


Kamala Harris Raises $12M in Second Quarter

Boosted by a debate performance that launched her into double digits in multiple polls and re-energized her campaign, Sen . As to the need to clarify his...


West Nile virus found in Marion County mosquitoes, health department says

A department spokesman said it's the second straight year where the first case is earlier than usual. Clayton says South Dakota historically has a disproporti...


Measles record means U.S. could lose elimination status

As of Thursday, the agency said, there have been 971 measles cases reported since the start of the year. "Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines ...


More Than 700 Measles Cases Reported Across 22 States, CDC Data Show

Sixty-six people have been hospitalized. CDC Vaccine Director Dr. Nancy Messonnier in her statement said, "Measles is imported when an unvaccinated travel...


Less debate time for Trump picks after Senate rules change

Rep. Madeleine Dean said Wednesday President Trump's calls for the repeal of Obamacare was "a cruel joke". After spending hundreds of days blocking President ...


Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information

Guglielmi said it would be hard to identify the sources based on the number of people outside the department who may have had access to case details throughout ...


High potency cannabis use linked to psychosis finds study

They found daily marijuana use was more common among people with a new psychosis diagnosis than among those who did not smoke marijuana. However, she and her ...


Robert Francis "Beto" says he was ‘Born’ for 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said she welcomes former Texas Rep. "Well, I'm grateful that ultimately it's up to voters, and that they'll have a chance to m...


Kamala Harris Says Her Gun Control Plan May Sound "Harsh"

And at a town hall event last night, Sen. "Who among us has not had that situation?" she continued. Playwright and composer Robert John Ford noted that ma...


Researchers reverse Alzheimer's memory loss in mice

Researchers at Cortexyme , a San Francisco pharmaceutical company, are looking into a potential drug to block the gum bacteria's apparent effects in the bra...


3 more kids die of influenza: US CDC report

Another reason is that the influenza vaccine tends to perform better during seasons dominated by H1N1, she said, noting that Australia reported a comparable eff...


Klobuchar criticizes court decision on Affordable Care Act

Numerous high-ranking Republican lawmakers have said they did not intend to also strike down popular provisions such as protection for people with pre-existing ...


CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases

The CDC reports it mostly affects children, and so far this year there have been 62 confirmed cases in the United States. More than 90 percent of the case...


Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing

There have been no confirmed cases of AFM in Maine this year, according to Emily Spencer, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and...


Beautiful Beneath to embark on Breast Cancer Awareness Health Walk

Don't forget to sport the pink ribbon this month to help support Breast Cancer Awareness! The now 56-year-old executive assistant and office manager was dia...


Kavanaugh Effect: GOP Fundraising Up 500 Percent in Past Few Weeks

She said: "It saddens me because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government". " Dr. Blasey Ford knows ...


Air quality issues ongoing; MPCA says it will exit tomorrow

Certain people are more likely to be affected when fine particle pollution reaches an unhealthy level. The main concern today is areas of widespread smoke c...


New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

The school has launched a $600 million campaign to fund an endowment that will cover the costs of the scholarships. N.Y.U.'s School of Medicine announced Thu...


Dozens overdose in CT park as USA opioid crisis worsens

First responders scrambled all day Wednesday to handle almost 80 overdoses caused by what officials believe to be synthetic marijuana, which is commonly called ...


A liberal professor makes a case for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Did Trump choose Kavanaugh because of this opinion, skeptics are now wondering. "Not only did Mr. Kavanaugh say that a president should not be subpoenaed, he ...


West Nile Virus Activity Detected in Mosquitoes in Northern Indiana

Although 8 out of 10 individuals who become infected with WNV experience no symptoms , 1 in 5 will experience febrile illness symptoms, including headache, b...


National HIV Testing Day: Humboldt residents encouraged to get tested

Tom McAulay, vice-chair of the board of directors for the Positive Living Society of B.C., said that the access to PrEP has taken a burden off of the HIV-positi...


US OKs marijuana-based prescription drug for seizures

Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is a Schedule I drug , meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no recognized medical objective (heroin, LS...


Theresa May's NHS funding pledge insufficient - campaigners

It was also tailored to send a positive message to the 48 per cent of Britons who in 2016 wanted to remain in the European Union - many of whom are still unconv...


Willow Smith's introduction to sex

I actually think I went through kind of an addiction too with it. "That feeling of, you're my one, and my only, there's no one else, for me, that would not work...


Trump Administration Won't Defend ACA

But the administration said the rest of the law, including Medicaid expansion, can remain in place. After the latest attempt to repeal the health law fail...


How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

It's a hidden problem for many people. Bourdain's death marks the second celebrity suicide over the past week. The others are Alzheimer's disease and drug o...


Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death

In Maryland, the number of suicides rose by more than a third, from 435 in 1999 to 586 in 2016, the most recent year for which data were available, according ...


Medicare trust funds will be insolvent starting 2026

Medicare's Board of Trustees blamed the earlier depletion forecast on expectations of lower payroll taxes and less revenue from taxing Social Security benefits,...


New Zealand forced to slaughter 150,000 cows

They are not considered a threat to food safety, but do cause production losses on farms. One of the first farmers to find his herd with Mycoplasma bovis in...


What is Nipah virus and are holidaymakers in India at risk?

Nipah virus is detected at initial stages of diseases by Virus isolation attempts and real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from throat and nasal swabs,...


FDA Commissioner Says FDA Will Listen to Chronic Pain Patients About Opioids

For those addicted to opioids, quitting cold turkey can be a harrowing experience. The drugs are notoriously addictive, with withdrawal symptoms including extre...


World Health Organization deploys vaccines, emergency teams to control Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo is to receive 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine secured by the World Health Organization as the it prepares to deploy them. Dr Tedro...


White House Official Raises Eyebrows with McCain Comment

She also took a swipe at Donald Trump's White House. "One could imagine President Trump saying very similar things in private or even in public", she cont...


Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce turns deadly

So far, infections associated with the outbreak have been detected in states all around country , with the most cases appearing in California, Pennsylvania, A...


White House Walks Back Trump's Suggestion That VA Nominee Step Aside

Going from White House physician to running the massive - and massively dysfunctional - bureaucracy at the VA was seen as bridge way too far by many senator...