Medicine

Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well

Steffen said the committee had based its conclusions on three criteria - whether the outbreak was extraordinary, whether there was a risk of worldwide spread, a...


Man dies of rare disease after eating squirrel brains

Judging by his brain scans and other tests, the man had likely come down with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a form of the rare and universally fatal...


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While this will not identify breast cancer before it forms, as mammograms can, self-exams are instrumental in catching breast cancer in the earliest stages, esp...


Ministry of Health reminds public to get the flu vaccine

The 2017-2018 flu seasont ranked among the most severe, with over 700,000 reported hospital visits and 180 pediatric deaths. Medical and care home staff are...


Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC

In the CDC's investigation notice , the organization said the outbreak strain of SalmonellaInfantis has caused illness in 92 people in 29 states; 21 of those ...


A Mysterious Disease That Leaves People Paralyzed Is Spreading Through The USA

The CDC says the illness could be caused by viruses, environmental toxins, genetic disorders, or a condition in which the immune system attacks body tissues. Th...


Labor moves to make medical transfers from Nauru easier

As of last week, 418 people had resettled in the U.S. from both Manus Island and Nauru, under the deal struck by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and form...


Trading Statistics of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

It's relative volume stands at 1.38. The current EPS for the company has recorded at $10.8. Traders may only be looking to make quick trades and capitalize on...


Farm locked down after mad cow disease found

The disease was discovered after the animal died. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy ( BSE ) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in cattle that may be passed...


Florida child dies after contracting flu, state health officials confirm

Healthy Schools, founded by former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli, said the clinics are getting back on track, offering in-school flu shots to stude...


WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

The Committee will gather this Wednesday, October 17th, in Geneva to discuss whether this recent Ebola outbreak represents a public health crisis of global co...


Dozens Fall Ill In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chicken

The strain is resistant to antibiotics, according to a statement by the CDC. " Salmonella can be a frightful infection", said WRAL's Dr. Allen Mask. Salmon...


Jacksonville toddler hospitalized with polio-like illness

Those officials are probing another 65 illnesses in those states. AFM first jumped onto the CDC radar in 2014, with 120 cases within a five-month span in 34 s...


Tenn. child diagnosed with mysterious illness; 22 states affected

Children can also have trouble swallowing, trouble with their speech, facial droop and trouble with their eye muscles". The 10 top local news stories from met...


The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients

Medical device company Zimmer Biomet and Apple announced their new partnership on Monday. Both companies are also cooperating on a clinical study . For now, ...


Hundreds of supplements are tainted with hidden pharmaceutical drugs

Supplements promising enhanced sexual pleasure accounted for 46 percent of the offending products, with weight loss supplements coming in at 40.9 percent and m...


127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The rare AFM condition mostly presents in children but so far a cause or consistent patient pathogen has alluded doctors. Officials say AFM is a neurological ...


Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

The odds of getting the polio-like disease is less than one in a million; however, two cases in the Bay State have been confirmed and four others are under inv...


Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states, including Md

Physicians first began noticing an increase in AFM patients in 2014, with roughly 120 confirmed cases. But she stressed that despite the increase in cases, the ...


Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC

Some patients diagnosed with this condition have recovered quickly but others continue to have paralysis and require ongoing care, she said. One child died from...