Stories about Medical

Jun 14 2018

Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy

While 60 percent of those between the ages of 6 and 11 months old were found to eat added sugar on a given day. Now, according to the CDC, all these pediatric illnesses...

Jun 13 2018

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Overall, five of the six largest baobabs either died or their oldest parts significantly deteriorated. “Pretty much every baobab tree in Southern Africa is covered in t...

Jun 13 2018

Can a tick really paralyze a person?

Jessica Griffin, from MS in the USA, said she did not realise anything was wrong with Kailyn until the little girl woke up last Wednesday morning. Following a CT scan and...

Jun 13 2018

CDC confirms 5-state salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Each year in the US, salmonella is estimated to infect 1.2 million people, lead to 23,000 hospitalizations, and cause 450 deaths. The illness usually lasts four to seve...

Jun 12 2018

Kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

The number of bacterial colonies growing in the towels rose with the family size and with presence of more number of children. The microbiologists found that roughly ha...

Jun 11 2018

Trump Administration Moves To Further Hobble Affordable Care Act

However, Roberts held that the mandate was nonetheless constitutional because its penalty was in effecta tax. Especially for those who did not have any coverage through a...

Jun 10 2018

California’s Attorney General Vows National Fight To Defend The ACA

The states also called for the entire law and all of its mandates to be eliminated, while the Justice Department argued some portions of the law could remain in place. Th...

Jun 10 2018

Famed Chef Anthony Bourdain dead, CNN reports

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide . On Friday, CNN's website was draped in black in memory of Anthony Bourdain . A mov...

Jun 09 2018

New law could aid veterans' health care

Major veterans groups have cautioned against "cannibalizing" VA programs to pay for Choice, saying more funding is needed. "I compared it to putting a Band-Aid on a gun...

Jun 09 2018

This is how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2017

Sexually transmitted infections or STI cases are continuing to be a big problem, especially in England where a number of officials are saying the issue is growing due ...

Jun 09 2018

Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Michigan, Indiana

For now the agency is recommending that Missourians discard melon and fruit salads that contain it if it came from Walmart or if they don't remember where it came from. W...

Jun 08 2018

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

The CDC has also warned that the suicide rate for girls ages 15 to 19 doubled from 2007 to 2015 - when it reached its highest point in 40 years; the suicide rate fo...

Jun 08 2018

Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research | On Point

Steven Rosenberg at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Los Angeles Times: " Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds " - " Most women with the...

Jun 08 2018

It shows the growing severity of the issue

In 1999, then-Surgeon General David Satcher issued a report on the state of mental health in the country and called suicide "a significant public health problem". The h...

Jun 08 2018

The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns

Apgar is is an acronym for Appearance , Pulse , Grimace , Activity , and Respiratory effort. The Apgar test is based on a total score of 1 to 10. Each of these cate...

Jun 08 2018

Most Women with Early Breast Cancer Do Not Benefit From Chemotherapy

The findings suggest that thousands of women could one day forgo a treatment with long-term health ramifications without risking the spread of cancer. The study was suppo...

Jun 07 2018

Naloxone maker recalls life-saving drug

The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the labeling contains a clear statement directing a visual inspection of the product for particulate matter and di...

Jun 07 2018

Designer Kate Spade suffered depression for years, husband says

Spade leaves behind her daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade, 13, and her husband Andy Spade , 55. "I'd flown out to Napa and NYC several times in the past 3-4 years to hel...

Jun 06 2018

Social Security has 16 years left before benefit cuts begin, report says

The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast. The Social Security program's costs are ex...

Jun 06 2018

Abiraterone Plus Leuprolide Offers Edge in M0 Hormone-Naive Prostate Cancer

About 164,690 men are diagnosed of the disease per year. "Today I'm effectively cancer-free". Prostate cancer patients with weeks or months to live could survive lo...