Hepatitis Cases Are Increasing

Another virus, the Hepatitis C virus, is also emerging as a major cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said in a statement: "We have a clear vision for elimination, and we have the tools to do ... More..

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Family of Toronto shooter condemns his 'horrific actions'
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Family of Toronto shooter condemns his 'horrific actions'

Treatment, including counseling and medication, had not helped, the family said, but they had no indication that Hussain posed a danger to others. The friend kept in touch with Hussain on Facebook after high ...More..

Officials provide tips for avoiding West Nile virus
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Officials provide tips for avoiding West Nile virus

So far zero human cases have been reported. People who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, or robin should contact the health department, which will determine if the bird will be picked up for testing. CT r...More..

Qld researchers pause study using Viagra to reduce foetal distress
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Qld researchers pause study using Viagra to reduce foetal distress

Now that it's no longer under patent , the drug is being explored by research companies as a wonder drug for a range of other conditions. The research, which was earlier conducted on rats, gave the impression ...More..

Ritz Bitz crackers, sandwiches recalled for possible salmonella contamination
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Ritz Bitz crackers, sandwiches recalled for possible salmonella contamination

The disease is foodborne, meaning one must ingest it to contract it, according to the Food and Drug Administration . This is the latest food company to issue a recall associated with Salmonella this year. ...More..

Prince Harry And Elton John Honour Princess Diana With Global AIDS Initiative
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Prince Harry And Elton John Honour Princess Diana With Global AIDS Initiative

Thousands of delegates, researchers, campaigners, activists and people living with the virus are attending and hope to bring the disease back into the spotlight. "We can not solve the whole problem if we're o...More..

Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers

It was among the most hotly discussed topics on microblogging website Sina Weibo on Monday. "Yesterday it was milk powder, today vaccines". In 2013, 17 children died after they were given a hepatitis B va...More..

Cyberattack on Singapore health database, 1.5 million people's details stolen
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Cyberattack on Singapore health database, 1.5 million people's details stolen

Channel Asia understands so far that the SingHealth IT system was compromised through an initial breach on a particular front-end workstation, gaining privileged account credentials to gain access to the datab...More..

Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S.
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S.

Steven Immergut, a Bayer spokesman, said the company had sold roughly one million Essure devices worldwide since the product came on the market in 2002. Gottlieb said the FDA will continue to monitor adverse ...More..

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

Hall says the pharmacist did not give her a reason for the refusal and he refused to give her back the doctor's prescription note so she could have it filled at another pharmacy. The transgender woman filed a c...More..

Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes

Facing pressure from the Trump administration and lawmakers, Swiss drugmaker Novartis has also halted anticipated price increases. Both Pfizer and Novartis have said that they will not take the price increase...More..

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in 6 locations across Orleans Parish
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in 6 locations across Orleans Parish

For about 20 percent of those infected, though, symptoms can include fever, aches, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. "We all need to take personal precautions to protect ourselves and loved ones from mosquito bites a...More..

Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

Since the beginning of year in Florida there were 16 cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria that resides in warm, brackish seawater. Skin lesions cause...More..

Processed Meat Consumption Can Bring Severe Psychiatric Problems
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Processed Meat Consumption Can Bring Severe Psychiatric Problems

Mania , a state of elevated mood, arousal, and energy that lasts weeks to months, is generally seen in people with bipolar disorder . A new study has suggested that eating beef jerky and other processed meat...More..

United Kingdom’s ethics council gives approval to genetically modified babies
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

United Kingdom’s ethics council gives approval to genetically modified babies

There are grave moral concerns about messing with God's creations and setting up a society of genetic "haves" and "have-nots". An independent ethics panel in the United Kingdom has concluded that genome edit...More..

President Trump took Russia's side against his own country
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

President Trump took Russia's side against his own country

When asked the question Wednesday, he answered "no", a reply that put him sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his own intelligence chief. And the scripted cleanup pertained only to the least defens...More..

Britney Spears Releases First Unisex Perfume 'My Prerogative'
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Britney Spears Releases First Unisex Perfume 'My Prerogative'

Sam revealed he tried to break the ice with Britney with a cheeky line, but unfortunately it fell a little flat. Still, Spears' sons - Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden James, 11 - are happy to be joining their ...More..

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week

Love's customers who aren't hot dog fans can redeem the coupon for roller grill items like Tornados, egg rolls, Roller Bites, and possibly limited release items like the Ghost Pepper Cheeseburger Sausage, and C...More..

West Nile virus mosquitoes found in Monroe County
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

West Nile virus mosquitoes found in Monroe County

The first case was reported in late June . Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, an independent special district and public health agency, is located at 155 Mason Circle in Concord . Keep mosquit...More..

Working closely with USA on North Korea nukes: China
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Working closely with USA on North Korea nukes: China

According to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee website, only Russian Federation and China have reported legitimate sales of some 14,000 tons of refined petroleum to North Korea in 2018. L...More..

Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its talcum powder
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its talcum powder

They also heard from the cancer survivors themselves and the loved ones of six plaintiffs who have died from their cancer. During closing arguments, Johnson & Johnson lawyer Peter Bicks said the company for y...More..

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

Without this program, insurers might have taken on less risk in the market, especially in rural counties. Payments for 2017 are $10.4 billion. In addition to encouraging private insurers to shun less healthy ...More..

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks:
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

Kellogg in June recalled an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 USA states due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. "Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and ...More..

First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Schuylkill County
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Schuylkill County

Mosquito populations around Huron have been significantly reduced through citywide spraying, but people are reminded to remain vigilant because Culex tarsalis, the carrier of West Nile virus, is now present in ...More..

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco followed years of litigation and weeks of hearings about the contentious science around the safety of glyphosate. "We look forward to taking the next step - gett...More..

Trump Suspends Obamacare Payments To Insurers
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trump Suspends Obamacare Payments To Insurers

Trump, which has weakened the landmark law that expanded healthcare for many more Americans. About 20 million Americans have received health insurance coverage through the program . The Trump administrat...More..

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

If confirmed, Trump's choice would solidify the high court's conservative majority and continue the president's push to shift the federal bench to the right. According to the New York Times , Trump "found him ...More..

Trump SCOTUS Pick Thinks Presidents Need Immunity
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump SCOTUS Pick Thinks Presidents Need Immunity

A Tuesday headline on Salon, for example, read, " Trump's SCOTUS Reality TV Show: When Networks Help the President Win Ratings, Democracy Loses". Since 2006 , he has served on the U.S. The appellate court j...More..

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

Hardiman , 53, has served on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, having been appointed by Republican former President George W. Kavanaugh worked in the administration of each Pr...More..

Del Monte Vegetable Snacks Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Del Monte Vegetable Snacks Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak

In a statement, the CDC said seven people had been hospitalized after eating the vegetables, which were sold in 6-, 12- and 28-ounce packages. Some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not have any s...More..