Medicine

Petition Circulating To Move Halloween To A Saturday

After leaving everyone spooked and impressed with her Halloween costumes year after year, she made sure she owned the festival with her 2018 costume as well. ...


9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

According to the health department, a total of 25 pediatric cases have been associated with the adenovirus outbreak. "This is a tragic situation, and our th...


Norton Children's treats three patients for rare polio-like illness

From August 2014 through September 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received information on a total of 386 confirmed cases of AFM acr...


Health officials: Oklahoma child diagnosed with rare polio-like illness

The mysterious increase in cases of AFM, as it's called, was first spotted in the late summer and autumn of 2014. It affects mostly children. "Children can also...


More cases of polio-like illness among children reported

It has received increased attention in recent weeks after health officials in Minnesota and Colorado saw spikes in reported cases, Illinois Public Health Depa...


Breast cancer affects young women too

The event was graced and flagged off by guest of honour Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education, and ...


Thousands to march in Chicago against Trump's 'anti-woman agenda'

Judges are appointed by an internal judicial system and by law must retire at the age of 65. Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justic...


‘More awareness needed on mental health’

They are likely to debate the findings of a new report from WHO, which states that mental health should be explicitly included in global policy as mental h...


Senate Turns To Health Care, Dems Force Vote They Can Campaign On

And you hear - you heard one of the lawyers refer to Justice Kavanaugh. "This business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they thin...


American, Japanese cancer researchers share Nobel Prize in medicine

Dr. Allison's and Dr. Honjo's work focused on proteins that act as brakes on the immune system - preventing the body's main immune cells, known as T-cel...


Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine

Allison was proposing the opposite-to block the "off" signal, according to the ASCO Post, a newspaper that covers cancer research. I didn't set out to study ca...


Free flu vaccines offered in October

Inflammation can affect blood vessels to the heart and the brain and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in the two to four weeks following recovery fr...


Flu shots available at health department

It is recommended that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. To bring this number down, people who are more at risk to getting the flu, like the eld...


Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is reportedly investigating the circumstances surrounding their deaths. Windy Newton and Nicolette Green were be...


Theranos to shut down: Investors lose US$1B

The announcement comes almost three months after Theranos founder and former chief exective Elizabeth Holmes and former chief operating officer Ramesh Balwani...


Backed candidate's 'monkey' comment draws fire in Florida race

In an interview Wednesday on MSNBC, Michael Steele said he would not give the benefit of the doubt to Mr. DeSantis , who won the Republican primary Tuesday...


OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. You should wear loose-fitting and long-sleeved clothing. Bug repellents containing DE...


NYU makes tuition free for all medical students

As of the 2017-2018 school year, its students earn at least $60,000 per year for each year of medical school in return to committing to seven years of active du...


Measles sickens over 100 people in 21 states, including CT

In 2014, the USA experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC . In 2017, the CDC reported 118 total cases, a...


Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

The review concluded there was "overwhelming evidence" they were far safer than smoking and "of negligible risk to bystanders" and advised they should be availa...