Health Care

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe's capital escalates; 21 dead

The government and the police are enforcing laws to stop urinating and defecating in public and is sending out text messages, verbal communication via audio and...


USA government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

Five of the biggest e-cigarette manufacturers - JUUL , Vuse, MarkTen, blu e-cigs, and Logic - must also report to the agency within 60 days with plans to addre...


Black ‘Hair’ On Your Tongue? Here’s What It Could Be

Instead, small bumps on the tongue called papillae grow longer and turn black. A 55-year-old woman suffered from "black hairy tongue" after a vehicle accide...


Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Specifically, the risk of such adverse cardiovascular events was 50 percent higher among those who started taking diclofenac , compared with those who did not ...


Airport security trays are even nastier than toilets

Surprisingly, samples from the public toilets all returned a negative reading for any of the tested respiratory viruses. Some surfaces that you might expect t...


Emirates flight quarantined at JFK with 100 passengers "coughing nonstop"

NY counter-terrorism police are " monitoring " the ongoing quarantine of an Emirates airplane at JFK airport in NY, after 100 people reportedly fell ill durin...


Blood-testing startup Theranos said to be closing

The once high flying blood-testing startup Theranos, accused with cheating investors, will dissolve, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The company...


Texas nurse under investigation for posting about boy with measles

She described the "miserable" condition of the "super sick" child, adding that "I think it's easy for us non-vaxxers to make assumptions but most of us have n...


Mom suing over baby's death after treatment at ICE facility

The two were housed in a room with five other mothers and their children, including one boy who was sick with a respiratory infection. Currently, the allegation...


Air Pollution May Affect Mental Intelligence

Pollution's impact on verbal test performance became worse as people aged, particularly among men and people with less education. The researchers from the Un...


KDHE: Most of Kansas now at high risk for West Nile Virus

Limit outdoor activities during early morning hours, late evening and after dark. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these ...


Donald Trump calls Andrew Gillum 'a failed Socialist Mayor'

Andrew Gillum talks with a supporter after speaking to voters and public school teachers at a rally in Miami Gardens in August. Gillum in his remarks to suppor...


Rates of three STDs in United States reach record high, CDC says

The CDC is concerned that such resistance could eventually extend to ceftriaxone, which would make the disease untreatable by any current antibiotic. This figur...


New study says even one glass of alcohol risks your health

The study used 694 studies to find out the drinking pattern of people in 195 countries as well as use 592 studies and 28 million people to understand alcohol ...


Carrollton Madden Tournament Canceled After Jacksonville Shooting

The Santa Ana tournament was slated to take place next month at the Esports Arena. "They were respected, positive and skilled competitors, the epitome of ...


Florida primary victor says black opponent would 'monkey up' the state

DeSantis beat out Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam , the preferred choice of more moderate, establishment Republicans, to secure the GOP nomin...


ARIZONA: Martha McSally Wins GOP Senate Primary

Democratic candidate for superintendent of public instruction Kathy Hoffman chats with Republican candidate Frank Riggs during the Arizona Capitol Times' Me...


White House flags back at full-staff after McCain death

The President also issued no proclamation honoring Senator McCain. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Flags at the Whi...


Ebola spreads to DR Congo city surrounded by rebels

Oicha is nearly entirely surrounded by ADF Ugandan Islamist militia, there are "extremely serious security concerns", he said. WHO Director-General (on right)...


Sen. John McCain dies after battling brain cancer

We in the media loved to be assigned to him because he was frank and amusing, but he could also get really mad. "And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude ...


Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison'

Dr. Michaels claims that coconut oil is even worse than lard (fat rendered from hog fat). However, coconut oil has something else in its makeup, something...


UBC scientists herald world of universal blood tranfusions

If a person receives a blood transfusion of a blood type that's not their own, their immune system will attack and kill the donated blood cells. Then, it will...


Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom

We nearly caught them during the act, joked the scientist Svante, one of the authors of the study , in an interview with Nature . In each pair of chromosomes,...


West Nile cases, including 1 death, confirmed in MI

No areas within city limits are now scheduled for aerial spraying. "This is the critical time of summer when virus activity reaches its peak in the mosquito p...


Tom Frieden, Former CDC Director, Arrested And Charged With Sexual Abuse, Harassment

He was due to make an initial appearance in Brooklyn's criminal court later on Friday, the district attorney's office said. The woman reported it in July, and h...


'No safe level of drinking' claims and understanding absolute risk

Some scientists are now saying none. "In particular, the strong association between alcohol consumption and the risk of cancer , injuries and infectious di...


'Dramatic increase' in measles infections in Europe

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab , WHO regional director for Europe, added: "Following the decade's lowest number of cases in 2016, we are seeing a dramatic increase in infe...


Ebola death toll in DRC rises to 55

Since last week the health authorities have been administering US -developed monoclonal antibody based treatment mAb114 on confirmed Ebola patients. She said ...


Coconut oil is poison says Harvard professor

One study found that virgin coconut oil doesn't seem to have the same harmful effects as highly processed oils, so become more of a label detective the next ...


Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death

This data was then used to estimate the amount of calories the respondents received from carbohydrates, protein and fats. Dr. Seidelmann and colleagues expl...


Missing Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Allegedly Found Dead

Rivera told police Tibbetts grabbed her phone and said "I'm gonna call the police". After the interview was over, Rivera lead them to her body in a cornfield,...


Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘move minutes’ and ‘heart points’

As with the original version of Fit, the app will be able to draw data from other, more popular fitness apps such as the dieting app MyFitnessPal or running tra...


Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

The air quality in the Pacific Northwest is so poor due to wildfire smoke that we're now being told not to vacuum our carpets. The Minnesota Pollution Contr...


Pope Francis miracle: Baby with brain tumour survives after kiss

Pope Francis kissed baby Gianna on his 2015 U.S. visit. A toddler diagnosed with a brain tumour is said to be healthy again almost three years after being kis...


Surgeons find contact lens stuck in eyelid for 28 years

The woman couldn't immediately recall how the contact could have gotten there, but the woman's mother remembered the incident that had occurred 28 years earlier...