Medical

9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

Wednesday the department announced an additional child death. Adenovirus hasn't been confirmed in another person who died Friday afternoon. Officials say th...


Cavaliers' Kevin Love (foot) questionable for Saturday

The Cavaliers were outrebounded 48-to-30 in defeat. "It's still early in the season , and we have a lot of games to go". Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue cross...


Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents

In extreme cases, paralysis and death can occur. He said he became aware of the illness in 2016, when Children's Healthcare treated a number of kids with the ...


Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States

A polio-like illness that can cause paralysis in children is now here in the Carolinas. Most of these cases began in August and September, and 90 percent ar...


Local boy probable to have rare illness similar to polio

A rare disease similar to polio appears to be spiking. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 38 cases of AFM have been confirmed acros...


African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, an advocacy organization, found that only 7 percent of $15 billion invested in breast cancer research funding from 2000...


‘More awareness needed on mental health’

Surveys in India and China, which have a third of the global population, suggest that more than 80% of people with any mental health or substance use disorder...


UPMC confirms 3 suspected cases of rare disease that paralyzes children

Rachel Herlihy, the Colorado state epidemiologist. Eventually they narrowed it down to AFM. "Now you're finding cases in Canada, you're finding cases where peop...


This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling President Donald Trump's attack on her handling of an allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ...


Revolutionary cancer-fighting treatment earns scientists Nobel Prize in medicine

Their research has led to the development of drugs that release that Human immune system against the cancer cells. When the treatments work, the cancer goes...


General Electric replaces CEO and shares soar

With a market capitalisation below US$100 billion as of Friday, GE was worth less than a fifth of its peak value a generation ago. The group, also listed in L...


Local clinics say flu shots are hard to get this season

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. It is also recommended that friends, family members...


Women die in flooded van driven by SC deputies

The two deputies in the van were rescued and are being treated at a local hospital. The incident is under investigation by the State Law Enforcement Div...


Blood-testing company Theranos will dissolve, pay creditors

Theranos Inc., the Silicon Valley blood-testing company accused of defrauding investors, will formally dissolve, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A...


Trump Rips Progressive Democrat Running for Florida Governor as ‘Failed Socialist’

In Florida , progressive Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor. The president again ...


Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Users who searched for the Russell building in Google Maps during the error period were instead given a listing for the "McCain Senate Office Building", and...


MA: State Raises West Nile Virus Risk Level

Interior Health says it's the first evidence of West Nile virus activity in British Columbia this year. The West Umatilla Mosquito Control District reported t...


Pap Smear Frequency Recommendations Updated in USA

For women aged 30 to 65, the USPSTF recommends screening via a Pap smear every 3 years, or HPV (human papillomavirus) testing every 5 years or with both tes...


NYU makes med school free

Robert Grossman, dean of NYU's school of medicine, said in a statement . The average medical student at a public university graduated with $181,179 of debt. ...


Measles Outbreak In 21 States: Symptoms, Vaccination Effectiveness

According to the CDC , there have already been 107 measles cases reported this year. At its current pace, the 2018 measles outbreak could be the worst since 2...