Medicine

Gridlock over: Virginia lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion - 5/30/2018 8:27:46 PM

Democrats campaigned heavily on expanding Medicaid last year and some House Republicans were eager to take the issue off the table before next year's election, ...


Does high-protein diet increase risk of heart failure?

In spite of the prevalence of high protein diet , there is little research about how less intake of carbs with high protein may affect men's heart failure...


5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

However, the lettuce from that region is past its shelf life and is likely no longer being sold in stores or served in restaurants, the FDA said. At least 89 we...


One million people in France quit smoking past year

The relationship between heart disease and tobacco is the focus of this year's World No Tobacco Day , which carries the theme " Tobacco and Heart Disease ". Th...


Study finds that people who wear glasses actually are smarter Read more

More intelligent participants were found to be almost 30% more likely to have genes associated with needing glasses. A study from the University of Edinburg...


Death toll hits 5 in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

After the initial outbreak, the CDC issued a warning on romaine lettuce. On Friday, health officials said they have learned of four more - two in Minnesota and ...


Ellis County Relay for Life set for Friday at Downtown Pavilion

The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society . The Clearfield community will honor those who are now battling cancer and remember those lost to ...


Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

According to Dr Ambanna Gowda, a Bengaluru-based doctor, who spoke to The Week, "What looks limited now, may not be so in the future". He was also not from the...


American Cancer Society: Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45

Richard Wender , chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society , who oversaw the development of the new guidelines . "But as we saw data pointin...


Newcastle University creates first 3D printed human corneas

Located on the outermost section of the eye, the cornea serves as a protective wall to keep out dust, bacteria, and other tiny items. As such, there are over 1...


Health 'time bomb' of 22,000 children who are severely obese at 11

Almost twice as many children in year six are classed as severely obese as those in reception, figures show . A Department of Health and Social Care spokes...


Study finds most popular vitamin, mineral supplements provide no health benefit

The study reviewed 179 trials on vitamin and mineral supplement use published in English from January 2012 to October 2017. ODS offers the following caut...


You Can Exercise Harder By Chewing Gum, Says New Study

According to the researchers, this is the first study that looked at the effects of chewing gum while walking. Both groups had their resting and average h...


Colorectal cancer screenings should start at age 45, new guidelines say

CBS News chief medical correspondent and gastroenterologist Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the guidelines. The unexpected problem: Younger...


Nipah claims two more lives in Kerala, toll touches 16

After Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Hyderabad, the Bihar government also issued Nipah virus alert this week, asking people to take precautions, an official s...


WH: No one is defending Roseanne, Trump owed an apology

Ms. Barr's on-set presence had also mellowed significantly from what it was during the show's initial run in the 1990s, when she developed a reputation for bein...


Artificial Intelligence Can Spot Skin Cancer Better Than Doctors Now

Overall, the CNN misdiagnosed benign moles less often and also missed fewer melanomas . Dermatologists' performance got better when researchers gave them...


Computers better at detecting skin cancer than doctors

The CNN has the ability to learn fast by seeing images and teaching itself in order to improve its performance considering what it has learned (a process is k...


Will bat-borne Nipah virus be the next global pandemic?

Travellers returning to the UAE from Kerala who suspect they have symptoms of the virus have been asked to call a local medical facility before heading to a...


Taytulla birth control packs recalled for misordering of placebo pills

Through a recent physician report, Allergen learned that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of Taytulla. The drugmaker on Tuesday...