CDC monitoring measles cases in 21 states

In 2014 the U.S experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases in 27 states. "Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing", said Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, interim... More..

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New York University makes tuition free for all medical students
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

The top 10 medical school said it aims to address the growing debt burden of graduates. The financial support and commitment it takes for a school to provide such a broad incentive to students isn't realistic...More..

Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in NY
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in NY

Public health officials will continue to monitor for mosquitoes by checking for standing water, applying larvacide, trapping and testing mosquitoes, and spraying adulticide if indicated. West Nile virus-positiv...More..

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County

The first West Nile virus-related death of the year in Dallas County has been reported, the county health department confirmed to WFAA on Tuesday. According to test results received by the health unit on Tues...More..

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province

Twenty deaths from hemorrhagic fever have also been recorded in the area, the ministry said. The Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) has announced a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, just days after ...More..

FDA Sounds Alarm Over 'Vaginal Rejuvenation' Treatments
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

FDA Sounds Alarm Over 'Vaginal Rejuvenation' Treatments

The medical society has issued several statements noting that the devices, including the MonaLisa Touch, do not have FDA clearance or approval for treatment of menopausal symptoms, as advertised. "In addition t...More..

Smoking is now banned at public housing complexes
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Smoking is now banned at public housing complexes

This new policy will protect residents and staff of public housing units, many of whom are senior citizens, children, and people with disabilities, from the dangers of secondhand smoke. The ban will not prohibi...More..

Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog

Last month, Greg Manteufel, from West Bend, started experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Within hours of arriving in the hospital, his body went into septic shock. To save ...More..

CVS apologizes for refusing to fill transgender woman's prescription
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

CVS apologizes for refusing to fill transgender woman's prescription

Although Hall acknowledged that CVS had received a flawless score from the Human Rights Campaign for its policies related to LGBTQ equality ― a fact also touted in the company's statement ― she said "measures...More..

Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: Get a hot dog for 99 cents on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. when you download the My Hwy 55 App by Wednesday, 7/18. This deal is for new app users and dine-in only, whi...More..

Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding

The resolution was expected to pass in spring at a meeting of the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly in Geneva. Breast milk is linked to lower risks for children for everything from neurologica...More..

Here's what Susan Collins said about Trump's Supreme Court pick
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Here's what Susan Collins said about Trump's Supreme Court pick

Pence, who is also president of the Senate, called Kavanaugh a "good man" and "quite simply the most qualified and the most deserving nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States". While that argum...More..

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'Sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'Sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice down to four candidates ahead of Monday's nomination announcement - his second U.S. Supreme Court justice pick less than two years into his presidency. For exa...More..

June 21 - International Yoga Day | Here’s How PM Modi Begins Celebrations
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

June 21 - International Yoga Day | Here’s How PM Modi Begins Celebrations

The popularity of Yoga is going to increase not only in India but also in China , he said. Other events were scheduled in New Delhi with 10,000 enthusiasts registered, but the biggest was expected to be ...More..

Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

He also asked people to learn to honour their own legacy and heritage if they wanted the rest of the world to respect them. Yoga can also be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positi...More..

Salmonella illnesses linked to pre-cut melons made at Indianapolis facility
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Salmonella illnesses linked to pre-cut melons made at Indianapolis facility

The melon was also sold in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Those who reported illness said they had eaten pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon, or a fruit salad mix with melon. If you have rec...More..

Breast cancer treated successfully with immune therapy
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Breast cancer treated successfully with immune therapy

For these women, the use of both hormones and chemotherapy is recommended. Results from this study suggest many women with this specific type of tumour do not receive any additional benefit from having c...More..

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life

Researchers say you shouldn't feel guilty about catching up on your Z's. Researchers in Sweden looked at sleep data covering more than 43,000 people. They might sleep six hours or slightly less. Not in ...More..

You have no right to block people on Twitter, court tells Trump
by | Friday, May 25, 2018

You have no right to block people on Twitter, court tells Trump

It argued that Trump's account constituted a public forum under the First Amendment , and that the White House was violating the plaintiffs' First Amendment right to petition their government for redress...More..

Hawaii volcano reaches ocean, jungles, threatens geothermal plant
by | Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hawaii volcano reaches ocean, jungles, threatens geothermal plant

Scientists, however, say the conditions on Kilauea make it a good site for harnessing the earth for renewable energy. The plant is expected to begin operating "as soon as it is safe to do so", according to th...More..

Congo's Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

Congo's Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case

The WHO revised its assessment of the risk of spread of the epidemic to "very high" at the national level and "high" for neighbouring countries. A panel will decide on Friday whether to declare a "public heal...More..

Saudi King Salman Congratulates Muslim World on Advent of Ramadan
by | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Saudi King Salman Congratulates Muslim World on Advent of Ramadan

Among the beneficiaries is Sheikh Jamil Bukenya of Mengo Kisenyi in Kampala, says the food package will save them from buying expensive food during Ramadan and they fast with one heart. Stay connected with us...More..

Buyers seek USA waivers to buy Iranian oil amid new sanctions
by | Saturday, May 12, 2018

Buyers seek USA waivers to buy Iranian oil amid new sanctions

The reapplication of USA sanctions - particularly if effective - likely marks the practical end of the supply cut agreement as OPEC operates through unanimous decision-making, and Saudi and Iranian oil mar...More..

Walmart changes opioid prescription policies
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Walmart changes opioid prescription policies

Walmart Inc. says it will take more steps to reduce opioid medication abuse and misuse. Walmart will also require e-prescriptions for controlled substances starting in 2020. In 2017, CVS announced that i...More..

Cowboys make draft-day trade for Rams WR Tavon Austin
by | Monday, April 30, 2018

Cowboys make draft-day trade for Rams WR Tavon Austin

Austin likely would have been a cap-casualty and would not make the 53-man roster for the Rams in the upcoming season. The move comes after Dallas released Dez Bryant earlier in the offseason. Austin was a tw...More..