Stories about Health Care

Dec 09 2018

Neti pot nightmare: BRAIN-EATING amoebas from tap water attack elderly woman

She underwent surgery at Seattle's Swedish Medical Center to remove what lead neurosurgeon Charles Cobbs thought was a brain tumor , the study said. "There were these ...

Dec 08 2018

Man coughs up startling blood clot shaped like a lung passage

In a case report from the New England Journal of Medicine , the man had been admitted to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center with chronic heart...

Nov 30 2018

Chinese scientist pauses 'gene-edited baby' trial after outcry

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb also weighed in, emphasizing in a Twitter post the need for "more than just laws" to ensure CRISPR-Cas9 and oth...

Nov 23 2018

Insulin Injection Shortage Get Worse with Increase of Type 2 Diabetes

According to a new study performed at Stanford University, 40 million people with type 2 diabetes won't have access to the life-saving hormone by 2030. The study unders...

Nov 09 2018

Uganda health workers get pre-emptory vaccinations against Ebola

Although the "rVSV-Ebola" vaccine is not commercially licensed, it is being used under "expanded access" or what is also known as "compassionate use" in the ongoing Ebola...

Nov 09 2018

Trump, Administration Facing New Investigations

Blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances. Democrats were on course to flip at least 26 seats from Republican hands, with strong p...

Oct 20 2018

PA has three confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis

A mystery illness that attacks the nervous system , paralyzing some children, has many parents concerned across the country. Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare con...

Oct 20 2018

Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains

An MRI of the man's head revealed that the scan was the same as those seen in people with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a fatal brain condition caused by infe...

Oct 18 2018

Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota

Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 62 cases this year and a total of 386 since 2014. The surge has baffled health officials, who o...

Oct 18 2018

CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Mystery Illness That's Paralyzing Kids

There have been 62 reported cases in 22 states this year, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website. Maryland's first case was reported September 21. "As a pa...

Oct 14 2018

Irish Cancer Society urges women to be breast aware this October

The American Cancer Society recommends women begin annual screening mammograms at the age of 45, and women between the ages of 40 and 44 should have the option to start...

Oct 13 2018

Trump mocks the #MeToo movement at a rally, again

In pleading guilty, he said that Trump directed him to arrange payments before the 2016 election to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy ...

Oct 11 2018

Kavanaugh offers 'special gratitude' to Collins, others at ceremonial swearing

But he didn't say that was such great news. "Ninety-nine percent. See, now I can't get sued". "We've always had that", though in general "it clearly is wider than it used...

Oct 11 2018

Campus Wellness Center Hosts Flu Shot Clinics

Horne says flu season usually lasts from October or November to March or April each year. In North Carolina the flu season begins October 1 and runs through May. Duri...

Oct 04 2018

FBI may wrap up Kavanaugh investigation later today, source tells Fox News

Trump said , apparently re-enacting Blasey Ford's questioning by a Senate panel as he addressed a campaign rally in Southaven, Mississippi. Ford testified that she co...

Sep 23 2018

Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods

They were about halfway through the trip by 6 p.m., on Highway 76 near the Little Pee Dee River, when the van encountered the running water. A spokeswoman for the sher...

Sep 17 2018

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast

The NHC also warned of possible tornadoes into Sunday evening in North Carolina and eastern SC. Officials said there had been at least seven storm-related fatal...

Sep 14 2018

E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says

Juul , a private company, represents 72 percent of sales, according to Nielsen data compiled by Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie. The company has stressed that the device w...

Sep 09 2018

Painkiller diclofenac linked to increased heart risks in study

Risks that were overlooked or unapparent during safety studies that occurred years to decades ago. "Treatment of pain and inflammation with NSAIDs may be worthwhile f...

Aug 30 2018

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald to speak at John McCain's funeral

On the floor of the Senate, Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia warned against anyone speaking ill of John McCain . Only seven senators are honored with portrai...