Medicine

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

A report by the Science and Technology Committee said that rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed to help accelerate already-declining smoking rates. It ...


CDC: 72,000 died from drug overdoses in 2017, 42,000 from opioids

The data was compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics. "We're eager to raise awareness at the highest levels of the federal government for a be...


Woman gets contact lens stuck in eye for 28 years

But then, her mother remembered that the woman had been hit in the eye with a shuttlecock 28 years earlier, during a game of badminton , according to the rep...


Low-carb diet linked to shorter lifespan

The global research shows that your mortality risk could be lowered if you follow a low-carb diet featuring plant-based proteins and fat. But research found t...


Measles Outbreak Hits 21 States, Including Texas

The majority of people that contract the disease are not vaccinated. There are no outbreaks reported in Florida, but two residents and one visitor were confir...


Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

Police said they arrested a person of interest in connection with the mass overdose. The overdoses were concentrated on the New Haven Green but because it's n...


Android 9 Pie battery drain "appears" to be Google issue, says Essential

It hasn't been long that Android 9 Pie was announced officially, and while we are all still talking about the new software and its myriad updates, Google has ...


Starbucks Canada Introduces 2 New Plant-Based Protein Blended Cold Brew Beverages

The new nondairy beverages will be available while supplies last, according to a Starbucks press release . The drink gets sweetened with a "banana date fruit...


Weed Killer Found In Kids’ Cereal, Breakfast Foods

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, is a common pesticide in the United States. Along with that, on December 18, the company even posted...


Drug dealer arrested as dozens overdose in CT park

Seventy-twopeople were rushed to nearby hospitals while four refused medical care. Although there were no deaths, two individuals were considered to be in ser...


FDA approves generic version of EpiPen

The approval of the generic drug comes after EpiPens were added to the FDA's drug shortage list in May and two years after the maker of EpiPen , pharmaceu...


Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' Charged With Murder After Fatal Plastic Surgery

He used 300ml of the substance PMMA - a synthetic resin also known as acrylic glass filler - during the procedure, the charge sheet said, "when it is recommende...


World's oldest cheese discovered in 3,200 year-old Egyptian tomb

It was buried in the 19th dynasty tomb of the Ptahmes, mayor of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis . "One of these contained a solidified whitish mass, whi...


New Study Reveals Vaping Is Not As Harmless As Previously Thought

The cells were exposed to different conditions for 24 hours, including plain e-cigarette fluid or varying strengths of the vaped condensate with and without nic...


More than 70 people overdose in a single day in New Haven

The overdoses were concentrated on the New Haven Green but because it's now dark the incident is beginning to branch out to different parts of the city, where...


Ebola: DR Congo Begins Use Of New Treatment

That would require a larger number of vaccine doses. The outbreak in North Kivu was declared a week after World Health Organization and the Kinshasa governm...


One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

Early reports indicated that 47 people had overdosed, but The Hartford Courant reports that the number of cases had risen to 71 by about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Ab...


New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

The yearly tuition costs covered under this medical scholarship amount to just over $55,000 per year, and the effort involved raising some $450 million to date ...


Oscar Health to get $375M infusion from Alphabet

This is the second enormous speculation for Oscar Health in a year. "Each new member and interaction with the health care system offers Oscar an opportuni...


Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

No deaths were reported, and most of those brought to local hospitals have been discharged. Officials blamed K2, a synthetic and marijuana-like drug that's sm...