Health Care

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...


Alfie Evans: Time to build a bridge says boy's father

He said: "The cases of Charlie Gard, Aysha King, and now Alfie Evans , show a unsafe trend of public bodies depriving parents and families of the right to make...


Artificial sweeteners can still lead to obesity and diabetes, study claims

This new investigation is the biggest examination to date that tracks biochemical changes in the body- utilizing an approach known as impartial high-throughput ...


Toronto Maple Leafs pushed to the brink after Bruins win Game 4

He has five assists through the first three games of Boston's first-round matchup against the Leafs, which the Bruins lead 2-1. Goalie Probables: The Maple Le...


Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Hooman M. Melamed , her orthopedic surgeon , told People magazine . The Dance Moms star reportedly left the halfway house she's staying at for hospital ...


Lockdown lifted, search for bank-robbery suspect continues in Newton

Pilot said the suspects got away with petty cash, but they left behind a big mess. "The suspects then fled the scene running northbound on Lamb Avenue". Mike Bu...


Steve Wozniak shuts down his Facebook account in protest

But, Wozniak confirmed the same in an email to USA Today . According to a report in USA Today , " Woz " has become the latest member of the #DeleteFacebook ...


Two killed as van hits crowded restaurant in Munster, Germany

The suspected driver of a van that ploughed into pedestrians in Germany yesterday suffered from mental health issues and was known to police, the interior min...


Montville Recreation Sponsors EGG-cellent Egg Hunt

Everyone left with candy, and some kids carried off fishing poles and toys after the event. The Eagles Aerie #16 and Auxiliary #16 have been helping organize ...


Palestinians injured by Israeli army fire in Gaza

Fifteen Palestinians were killed and more than 700 wounded inFriday's violence near the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health officials. In one vide...


'Condom challenge' is the latest, unsafe fad among teens

The Condom Challenge is the latest unsafe teen trend that is hopefully not sweeping the nation. Yes, it's gross. Worse, it's risky, warns Bruce Y. This fad ...


Obesity could become chief cancer cause

Half of smokers diagnosed with cancer develop lung cancer, but smoking can lead to bowel cancer , bladder cancer, or oesophageal cancer among many others. At...


SSC Paper Scam: Commission Chairman suggests CBI inquiry in paper leak

On the same day for two centres in Patna, the official statement said that, 'candidates chose not to give the Paper-I examination'. "I request those still s...


Tiger Brands Tumbles as Deadly Listeria Prompts Meat Recall

Retailers are disposing of all Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken products after the announcement today that they had traced the source of the Listeriosis outbreak ...


Teacher who fired gun in classroom claimed he 'had woman killed'

Just over a year ago, school employees and a police officer began searching Dalton High School after social studies instructor Jesse Randal Davidson went mi...


Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics superhero mascots

Elementary-school students from across Japan chose the creature as the mascot for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. "I thought that something combin...


#BoycottNRA: Firms cut ties with gun lobby after Florida shooting

The exodus of corporate names , ranging from a major insurer to vehicle rental brands and a household moving company, occurred after the NRA launched a counter...