Health Care

Salmon From Alaska Now Carry Japanese Tapeworm Parasite

Any time that we eat undercooked or raw fish we put ourselves at risk of infections caused by parasites. But if you do have symptoms, they can include abdomin...


CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen

Mylan took heat this summer for its price increases on EpiPen - the list price since 2007 had climbed almost 550% from about $94, according to data from Tr...


Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

Some people use ear candles to get rid of earwax buildup but doctors strongly advise against it. "There's also a risk that you can actually rupture or penetrate...


Delhi Lieutenant-Governor takes charge

He is a 1969 batch Indian Administrative Service officer, retired from service in 2006. On previous Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's tussle with the Delhi go...


Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny, high near 51

Mostly cloudy Saturday , high in the low to mid 70's. Winds could gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20%. East southeast wind 10 to ...


Manhattan high-rise fire injures 24, including young girl, firefighters

At least seven people were reported injured in the fire. The fire rapidly spread to the fourth floor of the Manhattan apartment building. Neighbors perfor...


Photo of 3-Year-Old Phoenix Boy Celebrating His Adoption Goes Viral

When the original plan for him to reunite with his biological mom fell through, her rights were severed, which meant Montgomery could adopt him. Instead of go...


Cowboys clinch NFC East championship with Giants loss

The Dallas Cowboys will be trying for a 13th win on MNF in order to hold onto their momentum as they head into the playoffs. In the last three meetings betw...


Missing Pa. Teen Found Dead, Dismembered In Luzerne County

Police in Montgomery County charged Sara Packer with endangering the welfare of a child. Detectives then found out that on August 24, Packer had enrolled her ...


Kharagpur Director gheraoed by students over fee hike

The gherao continued late into Wednesday but came to an end after the management assured the students that their demands would be looked into. "If the stipend...


Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

In the letter to Planned Parenthood warning it of the funding shutdown, Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen wrote that the videos are...


Female physicians' patients have lower death & readmission rates, study finds

They adjusted the data for patient and physician characteristics and hospital fixed effects, effectively comparing female and male physicians within the same ho...


Inside Lamar Odom's First Sit-Down Interview Since Near Death Experience

Odom recently voluntarily checked himself into a rehab facility near San Diego, California. He said: "I guess they say everything happens for a reason". A req...


Law enforcement promises zero tolerance for holiday drunken drivers

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is teaming with local law enforcement agencies across the state to try and crack down on drunken driving over t...


Robin Thicke's Sweetest Instagrams of His Late Father Alan Thicke

In a sober Facebook post along with a video clip of Cameron and Thicke on the set of " Growing Pains ", the actor wrote some words on behalf of himself and hi...


An Obama Claus Stocking Stuffer for Planned Parenthood

Calling the hospital admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements "medically unnecessary" in a November statement announcing the challenge...


Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Istanbul blasts that killed 38, wounded 155

Turkey has suffered several terror-related attacks this year, carried out by ISIS and Kurdish militants. "We are the owners of this country and will not leave i...


Rail strike cripples rail services in southern England

It has paralysed the Southern network, with a further 24-hour strike planned for Friday. For months Southern Rail's parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway (...


Life Expectancy In US Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

For males, life expectancy fell to 76.3 years from 76.5 years. The last time life expectancies at birth dropped for the total USA population was in 1993, a ye...


Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe's Sky

Fox's offer of 10.75 pounds per share in cash, is a 36.2 percent premium to Sky's Thursday close, and values the company at about 18.48 billion pounds ($23.23...


Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Because they do not actually burn any material but leave users merely inhaling nicotine in steam, they are seen by some health experts as preferable to smoking ...


More Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects in NYC

The education effort ultimately led to the detection of the four additional cases by prompting residents to recognize the symptoms of Zika and contact the healt...


Jason Pierre-Paul visiting surgeon to discuss groin injury

Pierre-Paul went for a second opinion after an MRI indicated he does not have a sports hernia. Losing Jason Pierre-Paul for the next 6 weeks is a major concern....


No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

Tide coach Nick Saban has only finished undefeated once in his storied coaching career, that coming in 2009 when Alabama went 14-0 and won the first of his fo...


There is no safe level of smoking

The risk of dying because of lung cancer was nine times higher in those who smoked less than one cigarette a day compared with those who never smoked. When look...


Donald Trump's team says chat with Taiwan was 'just a phone call'

On Friday evening, President-elect Donald Trump received a call from the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. The U.S.'s official policy regarding Taiwan has been...


Jobless rate plunges to 4.6%, employers add 178K jobs

The labor market gained an additional 178,000 jobs this past month. When discouraged, marginally attached and involuntary part-time workers are calculated i...


VA Dentist Put 592 Vets at Risk of HIV, Hepatitis

The hospital plans to offer free screenings to veterans who were possibly affected and will provide free care to those who test positive for disease. He was one...


Canada economy rebounds in 3rd quarter as exports gain

The improvement would follow a pullback due to a drop in exports as well as the wildfires in Alberta that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and shut down p...


FDA is using ecstasy to treat PTSD in large-scale trials

The scientists involved in the research have applied for breakthrough therapy status , a fast track the FDA offers to promising drugs to treat serious or l...


Tenants' reactions are mixed to public housing smoking ban

In New York, this will affect more than 400,000 tenants of NYCHA in 178,000 apartments in all five boroughs. In a joint statement , the American Academy of P...


See the NFL players' wild shoes for 'My Cause, My Cleats'

If players do wear custom cleats, they must auction them after the came and donate the money to the charity. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson will w...


Johnson County Toys for Tots collects donations for area children

Donated toys stay in the local Worcester County community. All toys should remain unwrapped and geared for children 16 years old and younger, according to To...


Atlantic Hurricane Season Proves Deadliest in Past Decade

Bell said there were no real surprises about the season. It was a rare January hurricane with 85mph sustained winds. Otto was the latest hurricane to make landf...


First case of Zika from local mosquito found in Rio Grand Valley

Van Deusen said a Zika case is possible anytime an area has the mosquito species that spreads the disease and residents who have been traveling to places where ...


Study Suggests Tennis Can Reduce Risk Of Death

These people (average age 52, more than half women) were followed up for an average of nine years, and any deaths recorded. Yet running appeared to have no im...


Dozens Arrested In Minimum Wage Protests Across The US

Since 2000, 15 states have increased wages for state employees through ballot initiatives. When do we want it? Click on the graphic to learn about the #DayofEqu...


Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth

Zika is spread mostly by infected mosquitoes and can cause birth defects in unborn children. Studies have since established the link between Zika and microcep...


Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Shortly before her death in a London hospital in October, in what is believed to be a unique case , the judge granted JS her wish. The cost of the procedur...


The 'Trump effect' weighs on France's presidential election

Some voter surveys at the end of campaigning put Mr Fillon, 62, almost level with Mr Sarkozy, 61, and Mr Juppe, the 71-year-old political veteran who had been t...