Medicine

Speakers warn against needless use of antibiotics

Antibiotics are not an everlasting panacea for all illnesses - they don't ever work against viruses and using them inappropriately drives antibiotic resistance ...


Uganda vaccinates at-risk health workers as Ebola spreads in Congo

The deteriorating security situation in the DRC has complicated efforts to get the Ebola outbreak under control: across the country, local populations and human...


Fundraiser strikes up breast cancer awareness donations

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 1,175 new breast cancer cases are likely to be diagnosed in women under the age of 40, representing al...


AFM, a mysterious polio-like illness, 'very frustrating' to diagnose

Nancy Messonnier , director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In the most s...


Local police go pink for breast cancer

As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an wonderful cause. "We need to be funding more programs". It is open Mond...


Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Developed Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

They established a new way to fight the disease. One famous recipient of the new treatment is former United States president Jimmy Carter. Commenting on the...


US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

The first anti-PD-1 drugs were pembrolizumab (Merck's Keytruda ), and nivolumab (Bristol-Myers Sqibb's Opdivo), both initially approved in 2014 for the treatme...


2017 set record for STD cases — CDC

Chlamydia was the worst offender with 1.7 million new cases, and about 45 percent of those to contract the STD were women between the ages of 15 and 24. Povert...


Primary Elections Held in Arizona and Florida

Perhaps no other race in the country demonstrates the competing strains on the modern Republican Party than the three-way GOP primary for the Senate seat now he...


Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

But as doctors and nutritionists came to understand that simple carbohydrates and sugar are more likely to lead to weight gain than fat is, researchers be...


NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

The plan , which takes effect immediately, will cover all current and future students, with annual tuition running about $55,000 annually. Now thousands of med...


Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide

Lewis said the federal smoke-free policy only applies to roughly 2,600 MHA units the agency owns and operates and not to the Section 8 voucher program. "We exp...


Honey Smacks, salmonella linked by CDC: 'Do not eat this cereal'

The CDC said at least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak have been hospitalized. Two people in Kentucky have become ill with this strain of Salmonell...


Eight coffees a day? Don’t worry, looks like you’ll still live longer

A population-based study that included people ages 38 to 73 drew an association between coffee and health, meaning that coffee might not be the cause of longev...


New Zealand to cull 126,000 cows to eradicate disease

The bacteria is not harmful to humans and does not pose a threat to food safety. The decision was a "tough call" but had to be made because the alternative wa...


Interview magazine closes, ending a 50-year survey of Manhattan cool

Staffers, both former and recent, shared the news Monday morning on Twitter , but the exact reason for the closure is still murky. The news of the closure wa...


FDA greenlights first nonopioid drug for opioid withdrawal

For those addicted to opioids, quitting cold turkey can be a harrowing experience. Other symptoms include anxiety, agitation, depression and insomnia. Total tre...


Officials Encourage People To Participate In Drug Take Back Day

With more than 150 authorized collection sites located throughout the state, residents are encouraged to clean out their cabinets and keep their families safe f...


Naroda Patiya riot case: Gujarat High Court acquits Maya Kodnani

The witnesses told the court that they saw her handing out swords to rioters, exhorting them to attack Muslims , and at one point firing a pistol. In all, the ...


Dewey County Sheriff: 50 homes have burned in Rhea wildfire

That blaze has burned about 106 square miles (275 sq. kilometers) and remains about 45 percent contained. Officials say fires that crossed from Colorado into ...


Trump Predicts China Will Be First to Buckle in Trade Dispute

The intensifying trade confrontation has wreaked havoc on Wall Street. China retaliated by unveiling planned levies on $50 billion worth of major USA exports ...


IPL 2018: Sunrisers Hyderabad sign Alex Hales as replacement for David Warner

Warner resigned as captain of the IPL side before being banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for his part in a ball-tampering scandal. Hales is the on...


Iran Warns of Dire Regional Consequences if Nuclear Deal is Canceled

He added that the U.S. will use MEK to achieve that aim. Hosseini alleged that the United States will use the MEK to attempt to overthrow the theocratic regim...


Clark County drops to 10th in Nevada in county health rankings

These rankings use specific data related to health outcomes and health factors to evaluate community health nationwide. The data project is a collabor...


Voter's ID, passport will do, Aadhaar not compulsory for NEET 2018 enrolment

The petitioners, who approached the court against the CBSE notification and others who have challenged the Aadhaar scheme, said the government had been issuin...


Dems, GOP Leaders Worried About Trump's Tariff Plan

We're not backing down, Mexico is, uh, we've had a very bad deal with Mexico, a very bad deal with Canada , it's called NAFTA. Those negotiations that already ...


New organ opt-out legislation passes second reading by MPs

The new system, which automatically opts patients into the donation scheme, would require those not wishing to donate to actively remove themselves from the lis...


Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

The finding puts an end to a long-argued debate about "what's the best diet ". But in the months that followed, participants were encouraged to gradually a...


Measles cases increase by 400 percent in Europe

In Europe past year, the disease affected 21,315 people and caused 35 deaths, following a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. More than 20,000 cases of measles...


Chelsea star Pedro: 'Stopping Lionel Messi is not impossible'

Barcelona take on Chelsea and they visit Stamford Bridge in the first leg. They are the clubs with the most visibility. But Valverde's greatest accomplis...