Number of U.S. overdose deaths appears to be falling

Overdose deaths increased in 17 states, including all of the states on the southwest border with Mexico, where most of the illegal drugs enter the United States. The CDC describes fentanyl as a synthetic drug that's 50 times more potent than heroin a... More..

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World Health Organization reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

World Health Organization reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met on Wednesday, a day after the first Ebola patient died in Goma , the largest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. World Health ...More..

Unsafe heat today and tomorrow, relief on the way
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Unsafe heat today and tomorrow, relief on the way

National Weather Service meteorologist Miranda Fullerton said Saturday will peak in the mid 90s, and urged residents to be careful in the heat . Beginning Friday temperatures will rise, making it feel li...More..

Big-Money Donors Like Buttigieg, Harris, Biden
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Big-Money Donors Like Buttigieg, Harris, Biden

Bernie Sanders , the two top progressives in the Democratic primary . The second round of debates probably won't feature Beto O'Rourke at center stage. But CNN hyped the potential face-offs to the highest ...More..

Over 820 Million People Hungry, UN Calls for Action
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Over 820 Million People Hungry, UN Calls for Action

It seems incredible that in 2019 Homo sapiens is still struggling with the fight against hunger, and even more incredible to see that we are losing! In Latin America and the Caribbean, on the other hand, fewe...More..

Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern

The director-general convened an emergency panel of experts Wednesday to discuss the possibility of an emergency declaration not long after the first case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma , a Congolese city on t...More..

First Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

First Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma

The pastor was swiftly taken back to Butembo, which is better prepared for handling Ebola cases than Goma , the authorities said. It is thought he was receiving care from a nurse at his accommodation in Bute...More..

Million Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Million Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines

This even as statistics point to a grim picture where global protection against four diseases that are regarded as a gauge of overall coverage - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles - has "stalled" at aro...More..

WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern

More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone. For such a declaration, an outbreak must constitute a r...More..

AIDS deaths are down since 2010 according to UN
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

AIDS deaths are down since 2010 according to UN

Highlighting the enormous progress made since the height of the Aids epidemic in the mid-1990s, the report showed that the number people dying from the disease fell from 800,000 in 2017 to 770,000 in 2018. Some...More..

Increased social media use leads to increased feelings of depression
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Increased social media use leads to increased feelings of depression

The researchers found that high levels of computer use over four years were associated with increased depression, but any further increase in use in that same year was not associated with increased severity of ...More..

Case confirmed in Goma
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Case confirmed in Goma

The patient is a pastor who had been preaching in church and would have touched the hands of worshippers "including the sick", the ministry said in a statement. "They haven't", he said, adding that money was ...More..

Biden healthcare plan would curb drug prices, raise taxes on rich
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Biden healthcare plan would curb drug prices, raise taxes on rich

The plan would also allow Medicare to directly negotiate prescription prices, allow drugs to be imported from overseas, and increase the value of tax credits to lower premiums so more Americans could get ...More..

Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk - United Nations
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk - United Nations

His first symptoms were detected on July 9 when he was still in Butembo. "Though the spread of the disease to Goma is a sign that the response still has work to do in gaining the trust of the local population...More..

Alexa to help United Kingdom docs - but what about privacy?
by | Saturday, July 13, 2019

Alexa to help United Kingdom docs - but what about privacy?

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa will provide reliable health information from the National Health Service (NHS) website to the local users, the organisation has announced . Responding to a tweet that c...More..

Trump kills key drug-price proposal he once embraced
by | Saturday, July 13, 2019

Trump kills key drug-price proposal he once embraced

The iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (NYSEArca: IHF ) jumped 3.7% on Thursday, breaking back above its 200-day simple moving average. Those include "inflation rebates" that drugmakers would be pay directl...More..

Donald Trump says kidneys have special place in the heart
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Donald Trump says kidneys have special place in the heart

By 2025, the goal is to have 80% of people with newly diagnosed kidney failure getting one of those options, officials said. President Trump on Wednesday told the government to revamp the nation's care for ...More..

Having too many sugary drinks linked to higher cancer risk
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Having too many sugary drinks linked to higher cancer risk

There was no link between artificial sweeteners and cancer , but the numbers using artificial sweeteners were too small to be conclusive. How big is the cancer risk? The researchers found that participan...More..

Kamala Harris reports raising almost $12 million in second quarter
by | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Kamala Harris reports raising almost $12 million in second quarter

He pointed to what he called repeated missteps, including Biden's comments on segregationists and the former vice president's recent reversal on the Hyde Amendment, a long-standing congressional ban on using fe...More..

As Texas Seeks To Overturn Obamacare, Attention Focuses On Potential Swing Judge
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

As Texas Seeks To Overturn Obamacare, Attention Focuses On Potential Swing Judge

Judge Jennifer Elrod, who was appointed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals by Republican President George W. Bush, asked attorneys for the Democratic officials defending the law during a hearing in New Orleans...More..

UK offers HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 100,000 cancer cases
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

UK offers HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 100,000 cancer cases

Boys who are 12 years or over will be eligible to get vaccinated from the beginning of the school year. "That is why it's so important to have a universal vaccination program, because it'll not only decrease ...More..

Latest 'Obamacare' Court Battle Plays out in New Orleans
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latest 'Obamacare' Court Battle Plays out in New Orleans

Most insurance markets continue to function, and millions of poor Americans are still getting coverage through an expansion of Medicaid, also made possible by the law. They also get information: The law means m...More..

ACA Opponents Celebrate as Appellate Judges Appear Receptive to Their Arguments
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

ACA Opponents Celebrate as Appellate Judges Appear Receptive to Their Arguments

They face off against Texas and 17 other Republican-led states that have sued to invalidate the law, arguing that when Congress in 2017 scrapped a penalty against people who didn't have health insurance, lawmak...More..

Strain of common cold virus can help cure bladder cancer
by | Monday, July 08, 2019

Strain of common cold virus can help cure bladder cancer

So far, existing treatments pose a number of problems to the patients. The immunotherapy treatment Bacille Calmette-Guerin has also been found to have serious side effects with one third of patients not respond...More..

Biden says he
by | Friday, July 05, 2019

Biden says he "wasn't prepared" for debate attacks from Harris

Meanwhile, Democrats have said Biden could better his chances of defeating President Donald Trump , should he win the nomination, by picking a woman as his running mate. You walk behind me in the debate. "They ...More..

CDC: Pig ear dog treats likely source of Salmonella outbreak
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

CDC: Pig ear dog treats likely source of Salmonella outbreak

The CDC added that the strain of salmonella in the treats is "multidrug-resistant" and has sent 12 people to the hospital. The affected states are California, North Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Wisco...More..

by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

Mold at Seattle Children's Hospital leaves 1 dead, 5 others infected

A public relations manager for the hospital said three patients were infected because of the mold last year, and three were infected this year. Bernal also added, "The six patients who developed Aspergillus i...More..

CDC Warns of Rising Threat of Fecal Parasite in Swimming Pools
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

CDC Warns of Rising Threat of Fecal Parasite in Swimming Pools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Brantingham says they have no way to know exactly where those who were diagnosed with the parasite came in contact with it, but there is no place that's an immedia...More..

Jamestown Canyon Virus Found In Westport In New CT Mosquito Collection
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

Jamestown Canyon Virus Found In Westport In New CT Mosquito Collection

She said vehicles will be equipped with a flashing yellow rooftop light, West Nile virus signs and "Makes Frequent Stops" caution sign. "Symptoms range from a slight headache and low-grade fever to swelling of ...More..

First solid proof that HIV can be cured published in Nature
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

First solid proof that HIV can be cured published in Nature

The results were published online July 2 in the journal Nature Communications . Patients have to take medicines on a regular basis to keep the HIV virus in check, lest it re-emerge in the body and proliferat...More..