Medicine

Here are NC’s best hospitals. Only one makes the national Honor Roll

Memorial Hermann hospitals making the Top 10 statewide ranking include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at No. 6 and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Med...


FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first app to prevent pregnancy. The algorithm identifies and displays "green" or ...


New Haven park overdoses possibly caused by fentanyl

A new report estimated a record 72,000 Americans died a year ago from drug overdoses , a rise of around 10 percent, the Centres for Disease Control said on Wed...


Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds

Vapor contained in e-cigarettes can damage the alveolar macrophages, which are responsible for engulfing and removing dust particles, bacteria, and allergens th...


More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

Dr Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Have Hospital, said the drug was laced with fentanyl, but police have yet to confirm the drug. Cr...


CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states

Health officials are continuing to monitor a measles outbreak impacting 21 states, including MI. 2014: The U.S. experienced 23 measles outbreaks in 2014, incl...


Health Matters: West Nile Virus

Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently also announced positive tests mosquitoes from Falmouth, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth. Mosquitoes l...


Mayo Clinic in Phoenix ranked as one of nation's best hospitals

Moffitts national ranking was the highest of any hospital in the Southeast. The hospital also ranked as best in the state in treating chronic obstructive pu...


Alleged Fredericton gunman wounded by police in abdomen: Court document

Cochrane said he has received responses from grieving people across the country, including a colleague of Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Mae Burns - the t...


Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL

The best children's hospital in the country was Boston Children's Hospital, with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Philad...


Blue light from phones and tablets can speed up blindness, study finds

Indeed, both Apple and Android offer blue light filters that toggle on during nighttime, reducing the amount of blue light to avoid severe eye strain . To stud...


Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks

Yesterday, the mother, J35, was spotted vigorously chasing a school of salmon with her pod-mates in mid-Haro Strait in front of the centre. The behaviour disp...


Killer whale finally lets dead calf go

She finally abandoned the carcass as it decomposed, the AP reports. The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon , and J35's calf died soon af...


Moderate exercise has positive effect on mental health, study says

On the other hand, the researchers discovered that more exercise is not always better. Among the 75 types of exercise recorded, all types were linked with bet...


Blue light from smartphones may accelerate blindness

These molecules killed the cells when exposed to blue light. Researcher Ajith Karunarathne said that "We are being exposed to blue light continuously, and the...


Grieving killer whale carries dead calf for over two weeks

During the first three days of her calf's death, the orca swam with her pod but carried along her baby's almost 400 pound body. It's reportedly not uncommon f...


Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

I said, 'Well, can you test me again? Whether you get a so-called false-positive drug test from eating poppy seeds depends on a number of things, Nelson said,...


A Varied Diet Is Actually Making You Fat, Says Study

Instead of telling people to eat a variety of foods, the statement authors conclude that dietary recommendations should emphasize adequate consumption of plant ...


People Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Their Snapchat Filters, Says Report

In a 2017 survey, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that 55 percent of surgeons reported consulting with patients who desi...


New Jersey reports first human case of West Nile virus this year

Clairsville, in the area near the ball fields and walking trail. Cases generally tend to spike during the summer and fall months, between June and September, ...