Medicine

New Guidelines Mean Millions More Americans Need to Lower Blood Pressure

The challenge with the previous guideline is a patient with a reading of 135 over 85 may not have been treated for high blood pressure, Gandhi said. "And for th...


Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after reported disease outbreak

The park and a contractor tested the cooling towers and found elevated levels of Legionella bacteria. Disney independently made a decision to take the towers ...


Reduced Alcohol Intake May Prevent The Chances of Developing Cancer

Additionally, excessive alcohol use has also been found to negatively affect cancer treatment . ASCO recently did a survey and they found out that a large ma...


U.S. affirms tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports

Administration to rescind these duties, which harm workers and communities in Canada". Canadian companies exporting lumber to the USA will pay combined duties...


Japanese company gives extra days off to non-smokers

The company said an employee had complained that their colleagues who smoked often worked less because they took smoking breaks throughout the day. Tokyo-base...


Gender gap grows again after a decade

The Geneva-based organization's annual report tracks the disparities between the sexes in four areas: education , health, economic opportunity and political em...


CPSC Alert: Massive Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall

The agency added that the Kidde products with plastic handles can become clogged, requiring "excessive force to discharge" or even "fail to activate" during a...


Connecticut Hospitals Rank 30th Overall in National Safety Report

Over 120 hospitals were graded in Pennsylvania and 38 were awarded an "A". Sixty percent of hospitals in the state got A grades from the national health care no...


Puerto Rico governor demands problematic energy deal be scrapped

But that would most likely have required assurances of payment, and PREPA has been bankrupt since July . The company did not immediately return BBC News' req...


National Rx take-back day: bring unused in, no questions asked

Pills and medicines in solid forms will be taken with no questions asked, said Derryle Smith, resident agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency in Gulfp...


Breast Cancer Study Helps Researchers Better Understand the Disease

By comparing the genes of those diagnosed with the condition with those who had no history of breast cancer, the researchers were able to identify 65 variations...


'Saaho' First Poster Out, Prabhas Arouses Curiosity With His Intriguing Look

The poster shows a suave Prabhas, wearing a black trench coat, and whose face is partially covered in a scarf, walking through a haze, with the city behind him....


UNESCO Withdrawal 'Counterproductive,' According to UN Foundation Official

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said the decision makes "it clear that culture, history, world heritage isn't impt to [Trump], even if it is to Americans & world...


Hacker Steals Joint Strike Fighter Plans in Australia

ASD incident response manager Mitchell Clarke told a conference in Sydney on Wednesday the hackers targeted a small "mum and dad type business" - an aerospace...


Opposition asks Narendra Modi to explain Shah model of business

Citing filings with the Registrar of Companies, the report said that the turnover owned by Temple Enterprise Private Ltd, a company where Jay Shah was a directo...


East Delhi murders: No property dispute, had cordial relationship with everyone,

DCP, Shahadra, Nupur Prasad, however, said the entry of the accused into the house seemed friendly. All the five murdered people were identified as Urmila (65...


Zambia arrives Nigeria in batches

Obi said that the team's good performance in previous matches was achieved due to the focus, determination and massive support of all Nigerians. The News Agen...


Walmart Acquires Logistic Start-Up: Looks to Launch Same-Day Delivery in NYC

While Parcel stands to boost Walmart's same-day delivery prowess in the New York City area, it still has hefty competition from Amazon which offers same-day and...


Hurricane Maria a reminder of 'second-class' status for some

He called the situation on the island , which suffered widespread devastation after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, "almost impossible". Trump's tweets came ...


Report finds almost half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe

Only 25.2% of abortions were safe in countries where abortion is banned or allowed only in cases where it is necessary to save a woman's life or preserve her he...