Stories about Medical

Dec 12 2018

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements

This makes it simple to see how you're doing when you open the app. There are two that you can add, one showing the current progress with your Move Minutes and Heart Poin...

Dec 11 2018

CDC says raw dough can contain harmful bacteria

It might be tempting, but if you're taking a bite of homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be putting your health at risk. Both bacteria are killed ...

Dec 10 2018

Woman Uses Neti Pot, Ends Up With Brain-Eating Amoeba

A CT scan revealed what physicians initially thought was a tumor in the woman's brain. The 69 year-old, who has not been named, was taken to the Swedish Medical Cente...

Dec 09 2018

Most US adults haven't gotten a flu shot this season

Visitors with flu symptoms and visitors younger than 12 years of age are prohibited from visiting these high-risk areas: all intensive care units, oncology inpatient floo...

Dec 08 2018

New Inexpensive Test Can Detect Cancer Within 10 Minutes

In some cases, the accuracy of cancer detection runs as high as 90%. They further claimed that this test is likely to make cancer diagnosis more accessible and affordab...

Dec 08 2018

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

Brain-eating amoeba infections usually occur when water is forced up the nose, according to the CDC , particularly "when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater ...

Dec 08 2018

Graphic content: Doctors shocked after man coughs up lung clot

A man being treated in hospital for heart failure at 36 died after coughing up part of his lung. But it wasn't a piece of coral, or even something doctors had removed t...

Dec 07 2018

Healthy baby born to woman following uterus transplant from deceased donor

With live donors in short supply, doctors say the new technique might help to increase availability and give more women the option of pregnancy. The live donors n...

Dec 07 2018

Indian authorities drained lake to allay local fears of HIV contamination

Indian authorities said they have been busy pumping water out of a sprawling lake in the south of the country in an effort to allay local villagers' fears that it was con...

Dec 07 2018

Apple Watch update enables ECG functionality

Keep in mind that this feature is only limited to those with Series 4 watches and those residing in the United States only. Not anymore. Apple just released its watc...

Dec 07 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

In the tweet posted from her official social media account, Ocasio-Cortez claims that the government could have easily paid for the healthcare scheme if Pentagon accoun...

Dec 07 2018

First Baby Born From Uterus of Deceased Donor

The donor was a 45 year old woman who died of sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (a type of stroke). The baby was delivered via a Caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days....

Dec 06 2018

Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

The affected products were sold at several Walmart , CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores across the country. The release added there is a slight possibility that a h...

Dec 06 2018

Free flu shots offered Wednesday

The flu vaccine will be available in injection form for people 3 years and older. In conjunction with National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 2-8), CVS Health (NYSE...

Dec 05 2018

Ever Baby Born Following A Uterus Transplant From A Deceased Donor

The recipient had Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, which affects about one in every 4,500 women and results in the vagina and uterus (womb) failing to form proper...

Dec 05 2018

Nano-signature discovery could revolutionise cancer diagnosis

In contrast, normal DNA folds in a somewhat different way, which does not result in such a strong affinity for gold, the researchers said. Ged Brady, of the Cancer Re...

Dec 05 2018

Hindustan Unilever buys GSK Consumer Healthcare in India's largest FMCG deal

As part of the transaction, Unilever's Indian arm, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) will acquire GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSK CH India) via an all-equit...

Dec 05 2018

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

As per the details mentioned by Zainab's family and her doctors, donors must be of Pakistani, Indian, or Iranian lineage. Zainab Mughal, 2, is missing a common Indian-B...

Dec 04 2018

Various departments team up, educate on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day has become one of the most recognized global health days, offering a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on and celebrat...

Dec 03 2018

Lagos State urges residents to know HIV status

Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. "The Region of the Americas has ...