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Seven Nebraskans, including one doctor, charged in national health care fraud takedown

Seven Nebraskans, including one doctor, charged in national health care fraud takedown

Christopher Evans, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Louisville field division. Officials said the defendants operated three false-front medical clinics and stole the id...

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Less Than 25% Of US Adults Get Enough Exercise — CDC

Less Than 25% Of US Adults Get Enough Exercise — CDC

According to the CDC's report, the goal was surpassed and at least 22.9 percent of people met that goal. Looking at differences between physical activity among states is important because local gov...

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Man whose body odour diverted plane has died

Suchilin apparently had such a pungent smell during the May 29 flight from Spain's Canary Islands to the Netherlands that several passengers began to faint and vomit once the plane took off. It can...

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National HIV Testing Day in Austin

National HIV Testing Day in Austin

It's impossible to overstate the importance of being tested. Knowing that people who have an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV sexually is making a big differenc...

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UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S

UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S

It's also recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery (No. 5), nephrology (No. 6), cancer (No. 7), orthopedics (No. Viviano said in a statement. The U.S. News...

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Amazon acquires PillPack online pharmacy, upending drug delivery business

Amazon acquires PillPack online pharmacy, upending drug delivery business

Terms were not disclosed. The companies said the deal would have to clear regulatory hurdles before it is complete. The parties expect to close the transaction during the second half of 2018. The move...

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West Nile virus found in Manitoba mosquitoes: province

West Nile virus found in Manitoba mosquitoes: province

Mosquitoes transmit the disease to humans by biting an infected bird, and then biting a human. Those infected with WNV may show severe symptoms, mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Is there a vacci...

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Wednesday is National HIV Testing Day

Wednesday is National HIV Testing Day

Sessions are available from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.at BCAP's office on 14th Street in Boulder. She said the Commission meant to strengthen partnership with chiefs and queen mothers to influence and promote...

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GE to spin off health care business in latest shake-up

GE to spin off health care business in latest shake-up

The changes will profoundly reshape an icon of American business, which is mired in one of the worst slumps in its 126-year history amid flagging demand for industrial equipment, weak cash generation ...

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Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Researchers asked 5,366 flight attendants and 2,729 other adults with similar socioeconomic backgrounds whether they had ever been diagnosed with cancer. Previous studies also recorded a higher cancer...

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Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

Flight attendants, however, are less likely than the general population to die of all causes except plane crashes, said Rob Griffiths, programme director of occupational and aviation medicine at the U...

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Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

After a previous miscarriage the doctor had been monitoring me weekly. There was no heartbeat . Arteaga explained that she has miscarried before, and it's an emotional roller coaster. Walgreen's al...

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FDA Approves First Drug From Marijuana Plant

FDA Approves First Drug From Marijuana Plant

But before the medicine can hit the market in those areas, the Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify marijuana, now a Schedule I drug, along with heroin and Ecstasy, that is described as a s...

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Herpes virus may contribute to Alzheimer's, study says

Herpes virus may contribute to Alzheimer's, study says

The study found unusually increased level of human herpesvirus named human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7 ) in the brains of the people with Alzheimer's than those without t...

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FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

Shlomo Shinnar, president of the American Epilepsy Society and a neurologist at Montefiore Medical Center in NY, has said the drug will be "a very valuable addition" to the limited options for tre...

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Ohio Authorities Declare Statewide Hepatitis A Outbreak

Ohio Authorities Declare Statewide Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Ohio Department of Health is issuing a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A. The 79 cases are almost twice as many than what was reported all of past year. Declaring a hepatitis A outbreak ensure...

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Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina

The child's dad bought him a green laser pointer at a market as a toy. Laser pointers might seem innocuous at first glance, but when used in the wrong way, these small, harmless-looking devices, cou...

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Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks ars_ab.settitle(1335881)

Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks ars_ab.settitle(1335881)

The bump was first noticed below her left eye, then it moved above her left eye and then to her upper lip. The woman tracked the small lump taking selfies every time it moved. The woman in the cas...

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World Health Organization drops transgender from its mental disorders list

World Health Organization drops transgender from its mental disorders list

The WHO warned that those suffering from " gaming disorder " can suffer impacts to their family, social, educational, and occupational lives. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or ep...

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In US, cigarette smoking reaches new low

In US, cigarette smoking reaches new low

The prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults not living in metropolitan areas was almost double that of adults living in urban areas with populations of 1 million of more (21.5% versus 11....

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Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Home Minister Rajnath Singh , who participated in a yoga event in Lucknow, emphasised on Modi's role in popularising yoga around the world. The participants at Dehradun event include Baba Ramdev's Ha...

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Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization

Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization

Robert Jakob, leader of the WHO's Classifications Terminologies and Standards team. The UN health agency yesterday released its latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases , wh...

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Awareness needed to avoid sickle cell anaemia: Nepal Health Research Council

Awareness needed to avoid sickle cell anaemia: Nepal Health Research Council

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has received a cable of thanks and gratitude from the Chairman of the Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care, Zak...

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Bezos-Buffett-Dimon Health Care Company Names CEO

Bezos-Buffett-Dimon Health Care Company Names CEO

Gawande may come as an unexpected choice to lead this new health care company, whose aim is to decrease health care costs and improve outcomes for the approximately one million employees in the tri...

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Trump reverses family separation policy after tech, political backlash

Trump reverses family separation policy after tech, political backlash

Gov. Dan Patrick said he supported the executive order . The policy has separated a reported 2,400 children from their families since late 2016. 'When you prosecute the parents for coming in ...

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