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WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

The Committee will gather this Wednesday, October 17th, in Geneva to discuss whether this recent Ebola outbreak represents a public health crisis of global concern and what are the recommendations t...

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UnitedHealth tops earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

UnitedHealth tops earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

The term Perf Week is often used by stock analysts in order to weigh up the weekly performance of shares, dividends, bonds , gold, silver and other items existing in the stock market. The disclosure ...

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2 cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin

One child has died from the condition. Since the phenomenon began in 2014, she said, the rate of infections has been less than one case per 1 million children in the country. Another kind of virus was...

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Tennessee child diagnosed with mysterious polio-like illness

Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 62 cases this year and a total of 386 since 2014. According to the CDC , the number of patients with AFM symptoms increase...

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Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken in 29 states

Lab evidence points to raw chicken being the source of contamination, and people are reporting eating different types and brands of chicken products purchased from different locations. Other cases wer...

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New Apple Watch app guides patients through hip and knee replacements

New Apple Watch app guides patients through hip and knee replacements

More and more healthcare-related uses for the Apple Watch are emerging as Apple pushes further in the segment. The study is launching today and has the possibility to enroll as many as 10,000 pati...

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Prescription drugs keep popping up in dietary supplements

Prescription drugs keep popping up in dietary supplements

The majority of the products included were marketed for sexual enhancement (45.5 percent), weight loss (40.9 percent), or muscle building (11.9 percent). "The FDA didn't even bother to recall more tha...

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Possible case of AFM in Douglas County

Most of the cases are in children under the age of 19, with kids under the age of 4 appearing to make up the biggest portion of cases. Doctors tell us the illness mostly affects children and can ca...

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NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains

NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains

The non-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is also rare, with only about 350 cases per year in the United States, according to the NIH. The man's family told doctors he was an avid hunter and had rec...

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AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health experts say acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, is a polio-like syndrome that affects the nervous system , specifically the spinal cord. The CDC is not releasing a list of the 22 states with c...

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The Child ‘Vampire’ Burial: Archaeologists Discover Peculiar Ancient Roman Graveyard

The Child ‘Vampire’ Burial: Archaeologists Discover Peculiar Ancient Roman Graveyard

The remains, uncovered by archaeologists from two U.S. universities - Arizona and Stanford University - in cooperation with local experts, were discovered over the summer in the commune of Lugna...

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Self-lubricating condom design may encourage safe sex

Self-lubricating condom design may encourage safe sex

The results show that 85% of the group said that, after water was applied, the new material was the most slippery, while 73% said they'd prefer to use condoms made of the new material and several part...

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Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

AFM could experience a similar fate before it ever becomes a major emergency, if a virus can be identified. The overall rate of AFM is fewer than one in a million, she said. Two cases of the disease...

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Justin Bieber Being Married Still Feels For Ex, Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber Being Married Still Feels For Ex, Selena Gomez

As for her most recent hospital stay, which TMZ reports occurred last week, Gomez reportedly "freaked out" upon being told she wasn't allowed to leave the hospital. It's very like a Spanish vibe. Sh...

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Unvaccinated Child Is First Death of Flu Season

Some are hospitalized and some die. "While you may not get your flu jab as early as in previous years it is important that you still get it when invited as it will give protection". Symptoms of the ...

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Participants honor breast cancer survivors at More Than Pink Walk in Miami

Participants honor breast cancer survivors at More Than Pink Walk in Miami

She did and asked for an ultrasound, as the lump had not gone away. "I'm thankful for everyone I've met on this journey. There's no bell to ring". A year ago the company saw significant bookings for...

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Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness

Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual global health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its...

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C-section use almost doubles worldwide since 2000, study finds

C-section use almost doubles worldwide since 2000, study finds

C-sections can lead higher risks for future births, including scarring of the womb, uterine rupture, abnormal placentation, ectopic pregnancy , stillbirth, and preterm birth. It is estimated that...

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'Vampire' child discovered buried in 5th Century Italian cemetery

The 10-year-old was found laying on its side in a grave within the Cemetery of Babies, a site in Umbria Italy. Teeth marks on the surface of the stone provide further evidence that it was placed purpo...

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Councilman Marches to Draw Attention to Breast Cancer Affecting Men

Councilman Marches to Draw Attention to Breast Cancer Affecting Men

Fire Chief Pablo Barreto said the money raised goes into a fund at Katz Cancer Resource Center that is specifically for Watsonville residents. "They will also be taught how to examine their own breast...

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Average ACA premiums will drop for first time in 2019

Average ACA premiums will drop for first time in 2019

The drop-which is in double digits in some states-is the first of its kind since the health care law was implemented in 2010, reports Governing . Maine's average premiums will decline from $482 in ...

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Risk of Ebola's Spread From Congo Now 'Very High'

Risk of Ebola's Spread From Congo Now 'Very High'

The steps include making it illegal to harbor a suspected Ebola patient, using security forces to monitor and implement safe burials, requiring families to show official death certificates before obta...

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WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

In many countries there is no expectation of help. The Prime Minister will also say that "parity of care" is a priority of the NHS long-term plan, which will include "record investment" in mental h...

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39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Authorities say they have no confirmed cases of the nervous system condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in NY. Those who contract AFM face pa...

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DOJ clears CVS-Aetna union

DOJ clears CVS-Aetna union

Aetna has already agreed to sell the business to a subsidiary of WellCare . Together Aetna and CVS have 6.8 million members in standalone Medicare drug plans, the Justice Department said ....

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