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Genetically altered viruses save life of infected teenager

Genetically altered viruses save life of infected teenager

Her skin was covered in lesions and her liver began to fail, she lost weight and could barely breathe. For eight years, she had been taking antibiotics to control two stubborn bacterial strains. " You...

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Woman dies of rabies after bite from puppy she rescued

It was the first rabies-related death in Norway in more than 200 years. Initial symptoms of rabies include a fever and headaches, but as the disease worsens patients can suffer hallucinations, mus...

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Denver votes on whether to become first city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver votes on whether to become first city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Decriminalization led by a slim 51%, according to preliminary figures on Tuesday's election released by Denver's Election Division. Denver is deciding this week whether to become the first USA ...

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Mammogram-reading AI can detect breast cancer risk 5 years before onset

Mammogram-reading AI can detect breast cancer risk 5 years before onset

This could be the best step towards more consistent and reliable screening procedures. For the study , the researchers used almost 90,000 complete-decision screening mammograms from approximately 4...

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USA measles count rises to 764, driven by NY outbreaks

USA measles count rises to 764, driven by NY outbreaks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the new cases from last week, 52 of those were reported in NY state. Cases reported by state health departments to the CDC through May 2 are includ...

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New York Senate approves double jeopardy bill

New York Senate approves double jeopardy bill

New York's Senate has approved legislation that would allow congressional investigators to get access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run around the a...

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Kentucky student who sued over chickenpox vaccination now has chickenpox

Kentucky student who sued over chickenpox vaccination now has chickenpox

Kunkel plans to seek a jury trial and ask for monetary damages, Wiest said . The Northern Kentucky Health Department excluded unvaccinated students from classes and extracurricular activities f...

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Social media 'has a small effect on your happiness'

Social media 'has a small effect on your happiness'

The upshot, the team said, is that questions remained about whether increasing the amount of time a young person spends on social media would affect how they later feel about life. The study followed ...

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Infant, student are latest Southern California measles cases

Infant, student are latest Southern California measles cases

Public Health officials urge residents, especially those who travel internationally and those who have not been fully protected against measles , to get the measles immunization in order to better ...

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WesForYouth ready for Canadian Mental Health Awareness week

WesForYouth ready for Canadian Mental Health Awareness week

Odell said the walk was more than raising awareness regarding mental health. There are a few barriers to receiving mental health services in some cases. According to nami.org ., those who experienc...

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LA County confirms 7th measles case

LA County confirms 7th measles case

On Tuesday, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved a motion that supports state legislation that would strengthen immunization requirements and directs the Department of Public Health to report b...

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U.S. measles count rises to 764, driven by NY outbreaks

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday. 2014 held the previous high of confirmed measles cases, with 667 through May 3; however, 2018′s total of 372 is the next highest over t...

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Trump seeks ruling upholding judge’s Setback to’Obamacare’

The Trump administration confessed its change of position in the situation. In the meantime, Pelosi said, "the Trump Administration owes the American people answers for why it is seeking to rip away...

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USA measles outbreak hits 'completely avoidable' 25-year-high, officials say

USA measles outbreak hits 'completely avoidable' 25-year-high, officials say

Measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but "the longer these outbreaks continue, the greater the chance measles will again get a sustained foothold in the United States", the CDC warns. Pro-vac...

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Russian couple dies in bubonic plague scare that closes Mongolia border

Russian couple dies in bubonic plague scare that closes Mongolia border

Dramatic photographs show workers in hazmat suits walking along the aisle of an airliner at the airport in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The Russian couple - a 38-year-old man and his 37-yea...

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Church of Scientology measles quarantine: Cruise ship heading to Curacao today

Church of Scientology measles quarantine: Cruise ship heading to Curacao today

Lucia when it was discovered that a passenger had contracted measles . No one has been allowed to leave the ship yet , according to Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, who told CBS News that the ship ...

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Is Vermont Prepared For A Measles Outbreak?

Is Vermont Prepared For A Measles Outbreak?

Once you have not been vaccinated for Measles, there is a 90 percent chance you will contract it from someone who has it, the Health official cautioned. Most cases of measles in the United States stem...

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Walnuts help maintain blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

Walnuts help maintain blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

To help with that last one, a new study indicates there are some potential protective benefits of consuming one nutty superfood in particular-walnuts. The positive effects weren't simply due to cutt...

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Baby dropped on head during delivery

Baby dropped on head during delivery

Then I showed him the video, and he had nothing to say after that". Monique said she noticed her shaking so she took her to a new doctor. An OBGYN who did not treat Morgan was consulted about the ...

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Death Toll Rises to More Than 1000 in Ebola Outbreak in Congo

Death Toll Rises to More Than 1000 in Ebola Outbreak in Congo

As recently as mid-March, the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, insisted that the crisis was being brought under control , with reported cases droppi...

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Londoners join Queen's Park rally, protesting health care changes

Londoners join Queen's Park rally, protesting health care changes

He added that the planned cuts to health care will only exasperate cuts made by the previous Liberal government. The Ontario Health Coalition represents more than half-a-million Ontarians in a net...

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FDA Warns Some Prescription Sleeping Pills Could Lead To Dangerous Behavior

FDA Warns Some Prescription Sleeping Pills Could Lead To Dangerous Behavior

The Food and Drug Administration said it had found 66 examples of patients who took the drugs and engaged in risky activities such as sleepwalking or driving while not fully awake, including 20 deaths...

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'Zero' risk of HIV transmission in gay men receiving treatment, study says

'Zero' risk of HIV transmission in gay men receiving treatment, study says

The theory is far from new, and this isn't the first study to show that HIV can be suppressed enough so that those who are infected can't pass the virus along to others. HIV screenings and behavior su...

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Some adults may need measles vaccine

Some adults may need measles vaccine

Officials know festivalgoers aged 15 - 25 years may have missed out on the MMR vaccine as a child. "Vaccine-preventable diseases belong in the history books, not our emergency rooms". Additionally, al...

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HIV cases linked to 'vampire facials' at New Mexico spa

HIV cases linked to 'vampire facials' at New Mexico spa

Both of them got a "vampire facial" from the same clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additional laboratory testing on specimens from the two clients indicates recent infection with the same HIV viru...

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