Justice Department won't defend Affordable Care Act provisions in court

In a brief filed in a Texas federal court, the Justice Department said the ACA's individual mandate - which required most Americans to carry health insurance - can no longer be interpreted as a tax "because it will raise no revenue as Congres... More..

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Trump signs new VA bill
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Trump signs new VA bill

Now only veterans who endure waits of at least 30 days - not nine days - for an appointment at a VA facility are eligible to receive care from private doctors at government expense. VA has said its medical faci...More..

Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases have spiked in England
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases have spiked in England

The case was linked to travel to south-east Asia, but Public Health England has reminded Global Positioning System to refer all suspected cases of gonorrhoea to specialist sexual health services (SHS). Both ...More..

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI

If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to identify the source of Salmonella an...More..

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Since 1999, suicide has become almost 30 percent more common in the USA - and more than half of those who killed themselves in 2016 had not been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, underscoring the nee...More..

Licking cancer: USA postal stamp helped fund key breast study
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Licking cancer: USA postal stamp helped fund key breast study

The results of a long-awaited study were released this week - and it's good news for women with breast cancer: many don't need chemo. According to first author Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Centre ...More..

by | Friday, June 08, 2018

It shows the growing severity of the issue

The greatest increase in suicides was seen in "middle-aged adults", between the ages of 45 and 64. "It's imperative that we continue to make suicide prevention a top priority, by promoting public awareness of t...More..

Most Women with Early Breast Cancer Do Not Benefit From Chemotherapy
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Most Women with Early Breast Cancer Do Not Benefit From Chemotherapy

The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute, some foundations and proceeds from the US breast cancer postage stamp. The results of the study were presented on Sunday in Chicago at the American Socie...More..

Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle

Virginia Apagar. Thursday would have been Apgar's 109th birthday. Countries across the world were quick to adopt the test and the Apgar Score is being used even today by obstetricians. By 1937, she was the firs...More..

Naloxone recall due to particulate matter
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Naloxone recall due to particulate matter

Hospira says it has received no reports of issues or injuries from the recalled syringes. See the full recall details. As per the FDA, those who administer the Naloxone drug should check it for any part...More..

by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Medicare and Social Security Finances Worsened Last Year

Medicare's trust fund pays for hospital visits, nursing care and related services under what's known as Part A of the program, which was created in 1965. "The historical reluctance of lawmakers to reduce benefi...More..

Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer Could Have Spectacular Results
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer Could Have Spectacular Results

Drugs that boost the immune system have saved the lives of some men with terminal prostate cancer, say doctors in the UK. Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled ...More..

Miss America pageant dropping the swimsuits and evening gowns
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Miss America pageant dropping the swimsuits and evening gowns

In January, Carlson was named the first former victor to serve as the organization's leader and four other former Miss America winners were also named to the board. Instead of the evening gowns, contestants w...More..

Study shows most breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Study shows most breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy

The same decade-long study had previously confirmed that patients at low risk, as determined by a genomic test of their tumors, can skip chemotherapy. "It was all gone", she said. "My brother was so sick that h...More..

Landmark Study Finds More Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Forgo Chemotherapy
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Landmark Study Finds More Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Forgo Chemotherapy

Doctors at the U.S. National Cancer Institute concluded that Perkins wouldn't survive with conventional therapy and as a result picked her for a radical new therapy which harnessed the power of her immune sys...More..

Liberals raise Doug Ford drug allegations in campaign ads
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Liberals raise Doug Ford drug allegations in campaign ads

These candidates are now among the slew of Liberals who will have to find a their own oath to victory, asking voters to give them a chance to hold a Progressive Conservative or NDP government in check after the...More..

Quick Read: Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Quick Read: Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala

However, WHO said India has the capacity to rapidly respond and verify cases with laboratory testing. The virus is not widespread as of now and is limited to only two districts in Kerala. So far, a total of 1...More..

The world may not meet tobacco reduction target, WHO warns
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

The world may not meet tobacco reduction target, WHO warns

Women smokers are also more likely to get cervical and breast cancers , and "their skin ages quicker", while among male smokers , "there is a greater predisposition for prostate and bladder cancers", sh...More..

5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

On Friday, health officials said they have learned of four more - two in Minnesota and one each in Arkansas and NY. Deaths have been confirmed in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY with two of those deaths ...More..

Guideline shifts for colorectal cancer | Local
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Guideline shifts for colorectal cancer | Local

The study then compared screening strategies starting at ages 40, 45 and 50 and stopping at ages 75, 80 and 85. There were no other changes made to other screening tests. "Think of it this way", Dwyer says, "if...More..

Haryana Minister Anil Vij compares Rahul Gandhi to Nipah virus
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Haryana Minister Anil Vij compares Rahul Gandhi to Nipah virus

Those living in areas with a bat population or where travellers from Kerala are staying should the nearest government hospital if any symptoms of Nipah are found. A case was registered under various sections of...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

Earlier, briefing the media, director, health services, Dr R L Saritha said the youth was admitted to the Medical College Hospital on Tuesday. The two new Nipah cases in Kerala take the total number of ...More..

Allergan recalls birth control pills; packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancies
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Allergan recalls birth control pills; packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancies

They say the pack should have 24 capsules with hormones followed by four maroon capsules without hormones. Pharmaceutical company Allergan issued a voluntary nationwide recall Tuesday on nearly 170,000 sample...More..

Government announces
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Government announces "phased eradication" of M. bovis by Thomas Coughlan

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the government will eradicate the disease, and it's anticipated 126,000 cows will need to be culled in addition to those being culled at the moment. An investigation ...More..

Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?

But, to test the cockroach milk , they will have to wait for some more time. As per the report, unlike other types of cockroaches, the Pacific beetle cockroach gives birth to live young and the milk consists...More..

Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle

The WHO estimates 1,000 people move each day through major points of entry connected to Bikoro health zone, the remote area of Equateur province where the outbreak was first declared. The case fatality ratio fo...More..

Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends

Researchers surveyed around 44,000 people in Sweden about their sleep habits, and followed up after 13 years to see who was still alive. Their findings stated that those under the age of 65 who had five h...More..

Couples who eat seafood 'have sex more often'
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Couples who eat seafood 'have sex more often'

A new study found that couples who ate more fish had sex more frequently than couples who consumed less. Participants recorded their intake of seafood daily in a journal . A 2017 press release from Food and...More..

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

The study, which included nearly 44,000 participants, concluded that "short weekend sleep was associated with an increased mortality in subjects less than 65 years old". To come up with these findings, research...More..

Nipah claims one more life in Kerala, death toll climbs to 13
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Nipah claims one more life in Kerala, death toll climbs to 13

The first outbreak of the disease occurred in a Malaysian village in 1998, leading to over 100 deaths, including those of many farmers who had contracted it through their pigs. "Those infected should be isolate...More..

Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

Troopers became suspicious of a semi-truck driving on the shoulder lane, searched the vehicle and found drugs in a hidden compartment, according to Nebraska State Patrol Col. Because the fentanyl is highly toxi...More..

Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels

According to the Puget Sound Institute, the traces of detected opioids were significantly smaller than a typical human dose of the drug and none of the tested mussels are located near commercial shellfish be...More..

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

This £5 million package of new support is taken from DFID's Crisis Reserve, and is being provided immediately to the World Health Organisation's response plan for at least the next three months. He said there i...More..

Nipah Virus Spreads in India: What are its Symptoms and Treatment?
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Nipah Virus Spreads in India: What are its Symptoms and Treatment?

A 20-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man are being treated for symptoms of the disease in the city of Mangalore after they travelled to Kerala and had contact with infected patients. NiV was first identified...More..

What is Nipah virus and how is it transmitted?
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

What is Nipah virus and how is it transmitted?

Fruit bats are the natural host of the virus belonging to Pteropodidae family. In 2004, residents in Bangladesh also caught the infections after they ate contaminated fruits or consumed products such as raw ...More..