Health Care

Cabin crew exposed to greater cancer risk, study finds

Flight crews are routinely exposed to known and probable carcinogens , including cosmic radiation from space, circadian rhythm disruption and possible che...


Reason Number 87 to Get an HIV Test - HIV Prevention Resource Center

For people who are HIV-negative, testing can serve as the gateway to prevention services, such a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for those at high risk. During ...


Boston Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 For 5th Straight Year

In the individual specialties rankings, the Children's nephrology program (No. 7), gastroenterology program (No. 10), Aflac Cancer Center (No. 11) and ortho...


Amazon is buying PillPack

The announcement comes one week after Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway revealed the CEO of their new healthcare tech company . "Together wit...


West Nile found in Winnipeg mosquitoes for 1st time this season

While no human or animal infections have been detected, officials are warning residents to use precautions, including the use of insect repellant, wearing long-...


Free HIV testing available this week

The CDC recommends that anyone from the age of 13 to 64 gets tested at least once in their lifetime. Young people are typically most likely to not know they a...


General Electric Is Rising On Plans To Spin-Off Healthcare Unit (ALLISS)

The company said it will be able to reduce its debt by $25 billion and remove additional risk as it reimagines itself as something very different from the multi...


Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

One possible explanation for these increased rates is that flight attendants are exposed to a lot of known and potential carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents, ...


FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug

Dr. Anup Patel, neurology section chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, said Monday's announcement is good news for epilepsy patients who hav...


Pharmacist denies woman abortion pill despite already dead fetus

Borchelt said her group has heard of women being denied prescriptions in at least 26 states since 2000. After receiving word that her unborn baby no longer ha...


USA approves first marijuana plant-derived drug for epilepsy

The FDA previously cleared medications containing synthetic versions of THC for nausea for patients getting chemotherapy and for other uses, but it had not ap...


Mysterious lump moving around woman's face was actually a parasitic worm

Dr. Vladimir Kartashev at the Rostov State Medical University in Russian Federation explained that the women had initially witnessed a nodule under the left eye...


Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina

The 9-year-old boy's parents brought him to the eye doctor because he was having vision problems in his left eye, according to the report , published yesterday...


Smoking hits all-time low in US

Just 13.9% of US adults lit up in 2017, down from 15.5% a year before, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since t...


Stars celebrate International Yoga Day

It is hard to say just how many people practise yoga around the world today, although some estimate it could be up to around 200 to 300 million. The enthusiasm ...


WHO Lists Gaming Disorders as a Mental Health Condition

Dr. Mark Griffiths, who has been researching the concept of video gaming disorder for 30 years, said the new classification would help legitimize the proble...


World Sickle Cell Disease Day

Sickle Cell Foundation co-ordinator Martin Oracha said the disease affects many school-going children who do not know how to manage it, leading to absenteeis...


Amazon, Buffett, JP Morgan Health Care Company To Be Based In Boston

Executives from the three companies were interested in Dr. Gawande based on his experience at Ariadne Labs , a person familiar with the matter said. Gawande'...


Donald Trump Says Will Sign Executive Order To Avoid Family Separations

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sign an executive order on immigration on Wednesday to end the separation of immigrant families at the U.S. "We ...


World Health Organization Officially Lists Gaming Addiction as Disorder

A new World Health Organization report says that transgenderism is no longer classified as a mental disorder - but video game addiction apparently is,...


Gaming addiction 'a mental health disorder'

The World Health Organisation (WHO ) has qualified it as a mental health condition. The World Health Organization now says video game addiction should be...


May pledges £20bn NHS spending boost

What do the experts think? The Tories have now admitted that the NHS needs more funding, but are not prepared to provide what is required to pull the health ...


Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO

After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity , as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Inte...


Doctor Suspended After Video Shows Her Mocking Black Student Having Anxiety Attack

Notice of the alleged 'mocking' at the hands of Keegstra followed the basketball player's father, Donald , who was by his son's bedside posting the video o...


Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Popular Breakfast Cereal — CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging anyone in possession of the recalled cereal to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for ...