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Stories about Medicine

Mar 03 2019

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

An alarming global surge in measles cases poses a serious threat to children and more efforts are needed to improve vaccine coverage, the U.N. Children's Fund said Fr...

Feb 24 2019

Trump blocks $60 million from Planned Parenthood

The rule states that "none of the funds appropriated for Title X may be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning". Health officials previously ...

Feb 22 2019

AHS urges parents to vaccinate children against measles

Mr. Dix said Ontario's system makes it more hard for those eligible for vaccination to miss getting their shots - and he wants to see B.C. with a similar model. "What we ...

Feb 15 2019

Trump blurs the meaning of 'national emergency'

In a surprising development, Mr McConnell said he would support Mr Trump's emergency declaration, a turnabout for the Kentucky Republican, who like many lawmakers had...

Feb 08 2019

Measles Cases Confirmed in Galveston, Harris, Montgomery

In 2017, Texas Health and Human Services released its report of student vaccinations, showing overall Texas schools reported high rates of coverage for each vaccine but...

Feb 08 2019

Measles infections hit decade high in Europe

Washington lawmakers, meanwhile, will hold a public hearing Friday on a bill that would remove the so-called "philosophical" exemption for the combined measles , mumps ...

Feb 07 2019

The World Record Breaking Egg is back & talking about mental health

The video ends by directing viewers to the nonprofit Mental Health America . You may remember a few weeks ago, a picture of an egg beat one of Kylie Jenner's photos ...

Feb 06 2019

Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

Wilson said. "Measles is one of the most highly contagious diseases known", Sammons said. However, there are 11 people who display symptoms of measles and are await...

Jan 11 2019

Mayor de Blasio unveils health care program for all NYC residents

NYC Care, de Blasio's new program, will provide coverage to the New Yorkers who are now using the emergency room as their sole health care provider. "Health care isn'...

Jan 10 2019

Flu is here - but it's not too late to vaccinate

Nationwide, federal health officials are reporting sharp increases in flu activity. A San Francisco resident has died from flu-related causes, the first such death in...

Jan 07 2019

Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask

Sellers were also driven by a dramatic shift in the tone of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell , who reversed his hawkish tone from December to dovish. That c...

Jan 05 2019

What will this flu season be like?

The Oklahoma State Department of Health said 247 people have been hospitalized in the state since the flu season officially began September 1. "Patients with flu-like s...

Dec 15 2018

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

The decision is nearly certain to be appealed, but creates new uncertainty for the country's healthcare system. "Once the heart of the ACA - the individual mandate -...

Dec 09 2018

Protect yourself - and those around you - by getting a flu shot

Today wraps up National Influenza Vaccination Week, and health officials are encouraging Kentuckians who opt to get those vaccines to do it before the peak of flu season ...

Dec 05 2018

George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Captivates the Internet's Heart

The New York Stock Exchange, as well as the NASDAQ , also will close Wednesday after Trump called for Americans to remember the vast contributions of the 41st president,...

Dec 03 2018

A second CRISPR pregnancy is already under way, claims rogue Chinese scientist

During the presentation on Wednesday, He, said , "For this specific case, I feel proud. I feel proudest", He said, when challenged by several peers. They say there are s...

Dec 01 2018

British MP reveals he is HIV positive

Half of the people who die of HIV-related illnesses are on antiretroviral drugs, a new report has shown, raising questions about whether they are strictly following their...

Nov 30 2018

China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies

But details of the experiment , which has not been independently verified, triggered an immediate backlash and He said the trial had been halted. But she notes, "one of ...

Nov 29 2018

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says

However, if you don't know where the lettuce is from, do not eat it, the CDC said. "If consumers, retailers, and food service facilities are unable to identify that rom...

Nov 23 2018

9.8 crore Indians may be diabetic by 2030, says Study Findings

Type 2 diabetes comprises the majority of people with diabetes around the world, and is caused largely due to excess body weight and physical inactivity. This will mean a...