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Doctor charged for allegedly giving fatal doses of painkillers

Doctor charged for allegedly giving fatal doses of painkillers

Mount Carmel Health System found Husel ordered potentially fatal drug doses for 29 patients over several years, including five who may have been given that pain medication when there still was a chanc...

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Good News for those who love coffee

Good News for those who love coffee

For the study, experts from the QMUL ( Queen Mary University of London ) divided 8412 people into three groups. A new study published Monday states that coffee isn't as bad for the human heart ...

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Nestle Wants In On Plant-Based Burger Market 06/05/2019

Nestle Wants In On Plant-Based Burger Market 06/05/2019

Unlike the previously launched Sweet Earth veggie burgers, the new Awesome Burger is - like the Impossible Burger before it - meant to closely imitate real beef-based burgers, according to CNBC . The...

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Over 2,000 Ebola cases in DR Congo - two-thirds fatal

The outbreak reached 1,000 cases in March, more than seven months after it was first detected last August and it has taken less than three more months to pass the 2,000 figure. Responders face twin ob...

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Quest Diagnostics Says Nearly 12 Million Patients’ Records May Have Been Breached

Quest Diagnostics Says Nearly 12 Million Patients’ Records May Have Been Breached

Quest has since suspended sending collection requests to AMCA . Quest outsources its billing collections to Optum360, which in turn used American Medical Collection Agency for such services. It's t...

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'Flash fire' ignites in man’s chest during emergency heart surgery

The odd case was reported by the doctors this weekend at the Euroanaesthesia Congress , the annual convention of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. The surgeons also suggested that avoiding dry...

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Red meat? White meat? Study says it really doesn't matter

The Animal and Plant Protein and Cardiovascular Health trial showed eating a heavy diet of red meat or white meat led to higher blood cholesterol levels for the consumer than eating the same amount of...

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Coffee doesn’t stiffen arteries, new study shows

Each participant was categorized into one of three groups: those who drank less than one cup per day, those who had one to three cups and those who drank four to 25 cups each day. Researchers found th...

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Medical drugs make headway against lung, breast and prostate cancers

Medical drugs make headway against lung, breast and prostate cancers

Adding ribociclib, a targeted drug that disrupts cancer cells, to standard hormone therapy was found to boost survival among premenopausal patients who have an advanced form of the disease . The mort...

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Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019

Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019

At this same time past year, 163 countries had reported 28,124 cases. The 555 tally for 2019 is the second-largest tally since measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. It is...

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GM fungus kills malaria mosquitoes

GM fungus kills malaria mosquitoes

The fungus, known as Metarhizium pingshaense , can not stop malaria on its own, but thanks to some clever genetic engineering, researchers were able to enhance it with a toxin found in the venom of...

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Gay meteorologist proposes to Twister fan boyfriend in front of storm

Gay meteorologist proposes to Twister fan boyfriend in front of storm

The now-viral image, which has been liked over 11,000 times, shows Krastel down on one knee in front of his boyfriend Chris Scott, as a massive tornado in Kansas looms in the background. "I felt like ...

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World Health Organization to stop classifying transgender people as having 'mental disorder'

World Health Organization to stop classifying transgender people as having 'mental disorder'

The change will be seen in the 11th version of the manual International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems or ICD-11. In the latest version of ICD, WHO reclassifies transgender...

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An LAPD officer working downtown contracted typhoid, another employee may have typhus

An LAPD officer working downtown contracted typhoid, another employee may have typhus

The agency said it is working to disinfect any work areas that may have been exposed at the Central Division, and it expects the station to be completely cleaned Wednesday evening. The bacteria can be...

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Beyond Meat shares soar 7% on Europe production plans and JPMorgan rating

Beyond Meat shares soar 7% on Europe production plans and JPMorgan rating

Celebrity investors have been drawn by the 10-year-old company but has never made an yearly profit. Burger King can't have that in the European Union because the current GMO regulation forbids it. A...

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Novartis Prices Zolgensma at $2.1 Million, Offers Innovative Access Programs

Novartis Prices Zolgensma at $2.1 Million, Offers Innovative Access Programs

The drug is the first gene therapy approved to treat children less than two years of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which is the most severe form of SMA and a leading genetic cause of inf...

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Flavoured e-cigarette usage may increase heart disease risk

Flavoured e-cigarette usage may increase heart disease risk

The research team examined the effect of e-liquids on endothelial cells, which reflect the internal parts of the blood vessels. Cells were traditionally less viable, and they had many symptoms of proc...

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United States at Risk of Losing Elimination Status for Measles — CDC

United States at Risk of Losing Elimination Status for Measles — CDC

Although the virus was eliminated from the United States in 2000, meaning it was no longer a constant presence, outbreaks still happen via travelers coming from countries where measles is still comm...

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New Measles Cases Have Surpassed US Record Set in 1994 — CDC

New Measles Cases Have Surpassed US Record Set in 1994 — CDC

There have been 971 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Earlier this week, the CDC reported the tally of ne...

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TSA to Allow Medicinal CBD Oil Approved by FDA

TSA to Allow Medicinal CBD Oil Approved by FDA

The regulator has been under pressure to create a regulatory framework for CBD - which took a new urgency when Congress make hemp legal in December under the Farm Bill . These include some cannabis-i...

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Gaming Disorder Officially Recognized as a Disease by World Health Organization

Gaming Disorder Officially Recognized as a Disease by World Health Organization

The move was first reported previous year but has now been ratified. The 11th and newest version of the ICD will come into effect in 2022. The American Psychiatric Association also says there ...

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World Health Organization labels 'burn-out' as workplace ailment

Then, it was described as a "disorder due to addictive behaviour", and now that definition has been recognised by the WHO . In particular, the World Health Organization considers a sufferer of ...

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Video game addiction now classified as mental disorder

The new ICD-11 addition recognising gaming disorder is scheduled to come into effect from 1st January 2022. 'Gaming disorder is not based on sufficiently robust evidence to justify inclusion in one ...

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Excessive use of herbal products can have harmful side effects

Excessive use of herbal products can have harmful side effects

It was corroborate by an incident in Canada when a man landed up in a hospital for high-blood pressure emergency after over-consuming homemade tea made from licorice root. Licorice root contains glycy...

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World Health Organization says burnout due to work is official medical diagnosis

As the outlet noted, the condition is included in a revision of the International Classification of Diseases ( ICD ) under a section titled "Problems associated with employment or unemployment ". I...

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