Medicine

Florida Panhandle beachgoers warned of stinging sea lice

Sea lice will leave you with red itchy bumps after a dip in our warm waters-especially during the summer months. A pesky marine creature has shown up on some ...


Free testing offered on 'National HIV Testing Day'

People tested may also qualify for a free Hepatitis A vaccine. The theme this year is "doing it my way", highlighting the variety of testing and treatment optio...


Excellence of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital reflected in pediatric care rankings

Three local hospitals are receiving national recognition. "Dr. [Brian] Clark was awesome, with a very comforting demeanor". Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospit...


Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

On Thursday, Amazon announced its plans to acquire PillPack for an undisclosed amount. Amazon is also working with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway...


Mosquitoes in Suffolk tested positive for West Nile Virus

This comes after trapped mosquitos from the area tested positive for the virus. MA health officials say they have detected the first case of West Nile virus i...


Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day

Last year, JCMC tested around 150 people . The CDC recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested. Montaner said the news conference was mo...


Photo captures moment toddler's leg broke while on slide with mom

One mom has an important reminder for us before we hit the playground, though: riding down slides with kids is super unsafe. A 2017 study published in the journ...


Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15 percent reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer. Why are cancer rates higher ...


General Electric Narrows Focus Again, Sheds Health Care And Baker Hughes

The decision to divest does not mean GE dislikes the businesses, he said. The company's latest round of winnowing arrived Tuesday, the first time since 1907 t...


Exposure to radiation, carcinogens puts flight attendants at high risk of cancer

Cancers of the skin, uterus, cervix, the digestive tract and thyroid gland were also all found to be more common in cabin crew. Although it's still not a prov...


First Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Mixed Reactions In Colorado

It is a chemical component of the Cannabis sativa plant and does not cause the intoxication or euphoria that comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Britis...


Walgreens pharmacist refuses to fill woman’s prescription to induce a miscarriage

The pregnancy would end with a miscarriage - a pain Arteaga has faced before. Arteaga got her prescription filled and chose to post her story on Facebook ...


Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

This means the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will have to reclassify it before GW can begin marketing Epidiolex . The drug is derived from the canna...


Dead bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

There are no human cases so far, officials say, but the season is young. The first confirmed case for 2017 occurred in mid-July. Even though the virus was f...


New evidence suggests viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

In the extensive multicenter study that involved sophisticated "big data" genetic analysis, researchers, didn't expect to find a possible role for human herpesv...


House approves massive opioids legislation

Following up on House passage of more than 30 bipartisan bills last week to fight the opioid crisis, the House passed 10 additional bills this week combating th...


Laser pointer burns hole in young boy’s eye

The boy told the doctors that he played with a laser pointer bought by his father from a street merchant, and then, his vision got worse. A nine-year-old boy ...


Shilpa and Kangana lead Bollywood brigade on International Yoga Day 2018

Bipasha practices and encourages yoga as a way of life. Yoga is hailed as an elixir for the physical, mental, and spiritual mind. The actress needs no introduct...


WHO adds ‘gaming disorder’ to its list of International Classification of Diseases

The WHO stated that the change is expected to improve social acceptance among transgender people, while still making important health resources available. Thi...


More than 450 United Kingdom patients died from strong hospital drugs

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the report had identified a "catalogue of failings" by the authorities and apologised to relatives of the victims. The hospi...