DRC Ebola total grows by 5, with outbreak info in flux

Following this, the Ministry of Health , Wellness and the Environment here said it continues to work closely with its regional and global partners, including the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the Pan American Health Organization, to monitor the... More..

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World Health Organization reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

World Health Organization reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

And the country's volatile security situation is complicating matters, as Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi. The year-old Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, ha...More..

Risky heat through the weekend; tracking next round of storms
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Risky heat through the weekend; tracking next round of storms

It is the kind of heat that caused a road to buckle in Oklahoma and has led the city of Chicago to open cooling centers, slow trains to relieve heat stress on the tracks and put police on alert for air condit...More..

Lineup for Detroit Democratic presidential debate finalized
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Lineup for Detroit Democratic presidential debate finalized

Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. This will mark Gov. Bullock's first presidential debate since he was ineligible for NBC's debates last month. Both seem to be relishing their ongoing clash over health...More..

WHO declares 5th Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

WHO declares 5th Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

According to a WHO statement, the Committee "cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma , a city of nearly two million people on the bo...More..

Ebola in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ebola in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

He says World Health Organization was informed Sunday that a pastor who had traveled from Butembo was infected with the deadly virus. "Given that the patient was quickly identified, as well as all the pas...More..

Uganda fears Ebola outbreak after Congolese fish trader's death
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Uganda fears Ebola outbreak after Congolese fish trader's death

The health response relies on tracking down people who may have been exposed to the virus and vaccinating them and anybody they have had contact with. A driver gets his hands washed at an Ebola screening stat...More..

UNAIDS says 1.7 mln new HIV infections recorded in 2018
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

UNAIDS says 1.7 mln new HIV infections recorded in 2018

Earlier this month, researchers at Temple University announced they had succeeded in eliminating HIV from mice and said their results are an important advance in efforts to develop a cure for HIV infection ...More..

Social Media Usage Linked to Teen Depression
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Social Media Usage Linked to Teen Depression

Increased social media use and television viewing are linked to worsening teenage depression, researchers say. Boers said people are looking for and selecting information in harmony with their current state o...More..

DRC: Authorities Repatriate Ebola-infected Pastor who Had Traveled to Goma
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DRC: Authorities Repatriate Ebola-infected Pastor who Had Traveled to Goma

The UNICEF spokesperson said she returned from the DRC on Sunday, after 10-days in North Kivu and Ituri, the two provinces affected by Ebola . During a United Nations hosted meeting in Geneva, Switzerland ...More..

Planned Parenthood chief Leana Wen ousted in 'secret meeting'
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Planned Parenthood chief Leana Wen ousted in 'secret meeting'

Wen said on Twitter that while her departure had been in the works for an unspecified amount of time, today's vote happened during a " secret meeting ", about which she only learned after the fact. The rule c...More..

Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA

Biden's health care proposal is anchored by a "Medicare-like" plan that any American, including the 150 million-plus Americans now covered by job-based insurance, could buy on Affordable Care Act exchanges. Hou...More..

Leading healthy lifestyle most effective way to prevent dementia
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Leading healthy lifestyle most effective way to prevent dementia

Living a healthy lifestyle is associated with offsetting a person's genetic risk of dementia , according to a new study . For those leading unhealthy lifestyles, the study showed that 18 out of 1 ,000 peo...More..

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

On his arrival in Goma on Sunday, tests confirmed he had the Ebola virus. It added that his trip began on Friday after "the first symptoms appeared on July 9 (Tuesday)". "We hope it does not.", said Mike Ryan...More..

Trump drops another drug pricing proposal after court blocks TV ad plan
by | Saturday, July 13, 2019

Trump drops another drug pricing proposal after court blocks TV ad plan

After mostly languishing this year, shares of companies that operate large pharmacy-benefit managers rallied, with CVS Health Corp. rising 7% to $59.23 at 9:35 a.m.in NY, while UnitedHealth Group Inc. "We bel...More..

Trump orders revamping of care for kidney disease
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Trump orders revamping of care for kidney disease

DCI, founded in 1971, is the nation's largest non-profit dialysis provider addressing a person's kidney care needs from early detection, intervention, dialysis treatment, transplantation and end of life car...More..

Sugary drinks hike cancer risk
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Sugary drinks hike cancer risk

But Touvier noted that when you compare the amount of sugar in a serving of fruit juice to soda, the drinks are remarkably alike, so it shouldn't be a shock that juices might hurt our long-term health. Ho...More..

United States court to decide future of Obamacare
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

United States court to decide future of Obamacare

The judges hearing the arguments were 5th Circuit Judges Carolyn Dineen King, Jennifer Walker Elrod and Kurt Engelhardt. "We haven't gone down that road yet". Two judges, both appointed by Republican presidents...More..

British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent 'thousands of cancers'
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent 'thousands of cancers'

It's been suggested this vaccine, which protects against the human papilloma virus , will prevent more than 64,000 cancers and nearly 50,000 non-cervical cancers by 2058. Similarly, diagnoses of genital warts ...More..

Latest 'Obamacare' Court Battle Plays out in New Orleans
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latest 'Obamacare' Court Battle Plays out in New Orleans

During oral arguments in a case with momentous stakes for consumers and politicians ahead of the 2020 elections, two members of a three-judge panel of the U.S. "Our argument is simple", Becerra said in a sta...More..

ObamaCare's future uncertain as it goes back on trial: What to know
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

ObamaCare's future uncertain as it goes back on trial: What to know

If they uphold the lower court decision, millions of Americans, many of them sickly or lower income individuals, would be in danger of losing their health care coverage. Conservative justices had rejected the a...More..

Biden: Kamala Harris took my position on school busing 'out of context'
by | Friday, July 05, 2019

Biden: Kamala Harris took my position on school busing 'out of context'

Biden claimed that while there were a few progressive Democrats, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), with mass appeal who seem to have ushered in a new era of Democratic socialism, the midterm elections ...More..

Salmonella warning issued for pig ear pet treats sold in MI
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

Salmonella warning issued for pig ear pet treats sold in MI

Animals with salmonella may also seem more exhausted than usual and may have a fever or vomit. Whole genome sequencing analysis of Salmonella isolates from 30 ill people predicted antibiotic resistance or d...More..

4 counties find West Nile in mosquitoes
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

4 counties find West Nile in mosquitoes

The North Dakota Department of Health says people infected with West Nile virus experience no symptoms. "Symptoms range from a slight headache and low-grade fever to swelling of the brain or brain tissue an...More..

Fresh hope for HIV cure as new drug eliminates virus in mice
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

Fresh hope for HIV cure as new drug eliminates virus in mice

For the new study, Khalili and his colleagues combined the gene editing system with a recently developed therapeutic strategy known as long-acting slow-effective release (LASER) ART. "You're probably looking ...More..

by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

Mold in Seattle Children's Hospital Kills 1, Infects 5

On Sunday, Children's declared it had closed its main operating rooms while experts examine an "air quality issue". She said the hospital would "reopen our operating rooms when we are confident they are saf...More..

Parasite Outbreaks Increase in Swimming Pools
by | Thursday, July 04, 2019

Parasite Outbreaks Increase in Swimming Pools

Crypto causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that can last for weeks, according to the CDC . And, Miami-Dade has the second-most 2019 cases of cryptosporidiosis in Florida, according to the Florida Departme...More..

CDC warns of fecal pool parasite - how you can stay safe
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

CDC warns of fecal pool parasite - how you can stay safe

Gentry and the CDC suggest taking a shower after being in a public pool and to limit the amount of water you get in your mouth or ingest. Cryptosporidiosis - or crypto for short - is the leading cause of dis...More..

Mum dies after cutting leg on beach and contracting a flesh-eating bug
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Mum dies after cutting leg on beach and contracting a flesh-eating bug

Fleming stumbled and cut her leg while walking in Coquina Beach, near Bradenton, Fla., with her feet in the water during a family visiting from Pittsburgh. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria fo...More..

Medtronic: Older insulin pumps are vulnerable to hackers
by | Monday, July 01, 2019

Medtronic: Older insulin pumps are vulnerable to hackers

Medtronic thinks there's no evidence that anyone using the pumps has been affected in this way, but says it has chose to recall the MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm series as a precaution and allow patients to ...More..

Polman column: Uh oh, Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish private health insurance
by | Sunday, June 30, 2019

Polman column: Uh oh, Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish private health insurance

Most Americans would have a new insurer - the federal government - and many would find the health insurance stocks in their retirement portfolios much less valuable. "That formulation boldly reworking our dys...More..

62 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas
by | Sunday, June 30, 2019

62 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas

As with other illnesses, children who are 5 years or younger, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable. If you encounter papayas and have doubt about thei...More..

Girl, 12, contracts deadly 'flesh-eating' disease at Florida beach
by | Friday, June 28, 2019

Girl, 12, contracts deadly 'flesh-eating' disease at Florida beach

Safely back at home Kylei is on a drip for antibiotics and is beginning the hard process of learning to walk again. "If it wasn't for the quick responses and aggressive treatments, I wouldn't have her", Brown...More..

Trump Signs ‘Bigger Than Health Care’ Order Requiring Hospitals to Disclose Charges
by | Thursday, June 27, 2019

Trump Signs ‘Bigger Than Health Care’ Order Requiring Hospitals to Disclose Charges

Also, those list charges don't reflect the discounted rates insurers have negotiated, so they are of little use to insured patients who might want to compare prices from hospital to hospital. Mr. Trump and his...More..

National HIV Testing Day event
by | Thursday, June 27, 2019

National HIV Testing Day event

The goal of the day is to effectively target groups disproportionately affected by the virus, said Richard Rainville, executive director of Reseau ACCESS Network. The theme is "Know Your Status" and this year i...More..