Health Care

Flurry of Announcements Has New York City Politics Abuzz

The programme will include customer-friendly call lines to help New Yorkers - regardless of their insurance - make appointments with general practitioners, card...


Bizarre Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men's Voices

A woman in China was recently diagnosed with a rare hearing-loss condition that prevents her from hearing men's voices. But Dr Xiaoqing said Chen may have d...


Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth

None of the employees at the hospital were aware that she was pregnant. "On behalf of the Tribe, I am deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of ...


Number of flu cases continue to rise

The predominant strain this year is influenza A H1N1, which officials say tends to have less severe symptoms than the predominant strain that circulated last s...


De Blasio Promises Health Care for All New Yorkers

An estimated 600,000 people in the city are not now covered by any healthcare plan. "You might say 'is this something that ideally should be handled in Washin...


Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth

A patient who had been in care at the facility for more than 10 years gave birth on December 29, a source told KPNX . After the incident, she was "horrifie...


De Blasio: Healthcare Plan Covers All New Yorkers, Even Undocumented

Proponents of a nationwide Medicare for All system were quick to applaud de Blasio's plan as a major victory for health justice and a significant step toward th...


First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH

In terms of severity, that's right in the middle of the four previous flu seasons. The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vacc...


American doctor possibly exposed to Ebola brought to U.S. for treatment

The person was privately transported to the medical center Saturday afternoon, Politico reported . After a week under observation, the doctor was taken via pri...


Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI

Since the beginning of flu season , there have been 186 cases and 10 deaths reported for all of Oklahoma. The CDC recently released data on early season flu...


Prices for hospitals’ standard services to be made public online in 2019

Few hospitals around the country post a small list of prices while others require patients to contact their healthcare provider or speak with someone in billi...


Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that flu activity in the country is already increasing. The 2017-2018 flu season was the...


Influenza activity returns to Colorado

Colorado and Georgia were highlighted as the two states with high flu activity. The best preventive measure that can be taken to ward off or mitigate influenz...


Marijuana Legalised In Thailand For Medicine Purpose

The country also legalized kratom , a tropical evergreen tree belonging to the coffee family long used in traditional medicines. According to CNN , all 16...


State health commissioner declares flu prevalent in NY

Flu is a contagious, viral respiratory illness. The CDC says everyone six months or older should get the flu vaccine . Flu vaccination protects against flu ill...


Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) returned -15.03% negative

Loop Capital set a $82.00 target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA ) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. About 12.69M shares tr...


U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemic

For young people "nicotine is unsafe and it can have negative health effects", he told the Associated Press . Alarmed by the addictive nature of nicotine in e-...


Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling

There's nearly no chance this ruling holds. A Supreme Court ruling in their favor would be Republicans' only shot at overturning the law in the foreseeable fu...


Vaping Boom Among Teens, While Drug Use Is Down

Monitoring the Future is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. "These results suggest that vap...


Judge’s ruling on ‘Obamacare’ poses new problems for GOP

Meanwhile, America's health care industry has expressed trepidation about what's likely to be a very uncertain road ahead. The ruling , which came out ju...


You Can Still Enroll In Obamacare -- But The Deadline Is Soon

WXXI's Brett Dahlberg has more on what that means for local health care consumers, and the insurance navigators whose job it is to help them. Only legal immigra...


Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Is Unconstitutional

Judge Reed O'Connor, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, sided with Texas and the other states, saying the law can not stand without ...


Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC warns

According to the CDC, a 2016 outbreak of E. coli infections linked to raw flour made 63 people sick. When used in batter or dough, raw eggs contain Salmonella ...


Trust Flu Information Delivered By Health Professionals

People at high risk of serious complications include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart ...


Man died after coughing up lung after heart surgery

During the week of the patient's hospitalization, the man had periodic episodes of coughing, which progressed to one extreme coughing fit when he suddenly expel...


Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

Swedish Medical Center didn't identify the patient who died just a month after being diagnosed. For a month, she tried to get rid of it using a neti pot with ta...


First Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor

British expert Andrew Shennan, professor of obstetrics at King's College London, said: "Uterine transplant and subsequent pregnancies, including from live donor...


Infant ibuprofen recall from Wal-Mart, CVS, Family Dollar

FBN's Cheryl Casone on Tris Pharma's recall of liquid ibuprofen for infants. Tris Pharma, Inc., said its pain-reliever/fever reducer was sold to one custome...


Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor

The blood is even harder to find because the donors must have blood types "O" or "A" and be 100 percent of Indian, Iranian or Pakistani descent, Forbes said . ...


Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes

According to Dr. Sina, each type of cancer has a different signature, and it can be hard to find a signature that's common to all cancers and different from hea...


Late former president Bush flown back to U.S. capital for final salute

Days earlier, Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman, posted an image that went viral of Sully next to Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption, "Mission compl...


Citizens urged to get tested for HIV

In 2017, 9.4 million people were simply unaware that they are living with a potentially deadly, but treatable, disease. In the video clip which lasts no more ...


Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day

It has also increased the number of people tested through the city's mobile unit to 4,000 in a year to 4,000 in a month. According to World Health Organizat...


U.S. life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses

It marks the third consecutive year life expectancy has dropped in the U.S., and the longest life expectancy decline trend since the late 1910s when WWI and t...


Amazon Announces Launching Of Blockchain-Based Platforms

AWS also announced its AWS Marketplace for Machine Learning , which is stocked with more than 150 algorithms and models that can be deployed directly to S...