Medicine

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

Their work has helped scientists understand processes within cells that were previously invisible, and has led to better understanding of viruses such as Zika. ...


Syria rebel faction rejects Russia-Turkey Idlib deal

Turkey and Russian Federation had agreed in mid-September to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib province from which rebels will be required to withd...


Man killed by ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after swimming in Texas wave pool

According to the CDC's website, symptoms usually start one to nine days after swimming, and those infected typically die one to 18 days after the symptoms begi...


Limiting screen use beneficial

If you want your kids to do well in life, limit their screen time to less than two hours , encourage them to do physical activities and to have sufficient s...


Nobel Medicine Prize awarded for cancer research

The two men won the prize for their landmark discovery of " cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation ". "By stimulating the inherent ability...


First human case of rat hepatitis found in Hong Kong

The man lives in a housing estate that had "evidence of rat infestation in the refuse bins", according to HKU researchers. The test results were "highly div...


Texas surf resort closed for 'brain-eating amoeba' testing

The surf park voluntarily closed on Friday pending a CDC investigation, reported local media, and is complying with local health departments. Naegleria fowl...


SC resident contracts West Nile Virus from mosquito, DHEC says

But almost all of the recently confirmed cases in Louisville have involved a form in which the virus attacks the brain or the tissues lining the brain and spina...


A year ago saw record number of flu deaths, CDC says

More than 6,400 Minnesotans were hospitalized for influenza during last year's flu season . "It was just a tremendous amount of disease". The panelists no...


Amazon's Alexa service suffers outages across the UK and Europe

That's all it takes to get WRAL News on Google Home . The original Echo Plus was the same as the original Echo: a plastic cylinder with drilled holes for t...


Aetna, with eye on regulators, sells Medicare drug business to WellCare

Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Thursday it would sell its standalone Medicare prescription drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans Inc as it seeks...


CDC:80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

Autumn has just begun and federal health officials are already urging people to start preparing for another potentially nasty flu season. Meanwhile, Islanders...


Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Christine Blasey Ford , a university professor from Palo Alto, testified to the committee that Kavanaugh and a friend, drunk at a house party in high school, ha...


Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

Charges have been dropped against a North Carolina woman who sheltered animals during Hurricane Florence . Ken Kunkel, a meteorologist at the National Oceani...


Flake Tries to Force Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh

On Thursday, reports surfaced that two men have contacted the Senate Judiciary Committee this week to claim they, not Kavanaugh, were involved in the sexual...


Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

The study followed more than 4,500 USA children aged between eight and 11, noting how much of their day involved recreational screen time, physical activity and...


West Nile death reported in Haldimand-Norfolk

The patient, who is over the age of 55, was hospitalized on August 19, and remains hospitalized. For most people, the risk of serious illness is low; however,...


New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges

Mary Ann Almeida, who said she was raped as a 14-year-old, thought Ford came across as untruthful. Mr Kavanaugh, now 53, has denied them all and awaited his...


Ebola conditions in Congo a worry

A hundred people have died since the start of the outbreak in July. "We are now extremely concerned, that several factors may be coming together over the next...


Third person diagnosed with monkeypox in England

The latest patient has been isolated to reduce risk of transmission to others, receiving treatment at a specialist unit at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle in t...