Officials urge vaccination after Illinois girl dies of flu

The good news is that this year's flu shot covers the H1N1 strain, among others, and it takes about two weeks to take effect, so the sooner you get it, the better, Kling said. While overall this flu season has been moderate in its intensity, of the... More..

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Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth

A spokesman for Hacienda HealthCare says Bill Timmons announced his resignation Monday and it was unanimously accepted by the facility's board of directors. The woman, who has been in a vegetative state since s...More..

Flu activity increasing in New York City — CDC
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Flu activity increasing in New York City — CDC

We are averaging approximately 5-6 hospitalizations a day. During the 2017-2018 flu season, over 300 flu-related deaths were reported in Indiana. Nationally 13 children have died from the flu, none of which w...More..

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Once Again Gains Focus on Profitability
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Once Again Gains Focus on Profitability

Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the third quarter. The firm sold -1,284,241 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 6,089,032 shares...More..

States' Credit Quality Threatened by Obamacare Ruling, S&P Says
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

States' Credit Quality Threatened by Obamacare Ruling, S&P Says

Finding further that the individual mandate is essential to the ACA as a whole, the court struck down the entire Act. "A confirming Supreme Court Decision will lead to GREAT HealthCare results for Americans!" ...More..

Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas

Justice Department lawyers urged the judge to strike down the individual mandate and provisions requiring insurance companies to cover individuals with preexisting health conditions and charge them the same p...More..

Late former president Bush flown back to United States capital for final salute
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Late former president Bush flown back to United States capital for final salute

Bush . President Donald Trump and George P. Bush's father, Jeb, engaged in a vitriolic primary rivalry during the 2016 campaign, and Trump has mocked and criticized the legacies of both Presidents Bush. The o...More..

Citizens urged to get tested for HIV
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Citizens urged to get tested for HIV

They are connected with healthcare providers to improve treatment uptake, and TCE Field Officers undertake follow-up services at the peoples homes. "Secondly, I think that we are genuinely at a real crossroad...More..

Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day

Rajapaksa said, adding that all citizens have a responsibility to reduce the number of HIV cases in the country. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), HIV has claimed more than 35 million lives, s...More..

HIV Numbers In Europe At Record High, Says Report
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

HIV Numbers In Europe At Record High, Says Report

But more can be done - an estimated 43% of new HIV diagnoses in 2017 were made at a late stage of infection, the United Kingdom figures showed. The estimate in the East 51.1 new cases detected per 100,000 peo...More..

Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030

The study predicts that African, Asian, and Oceania regions will not get the proper amount of insulin in 2030 if the access remains at current levels. The Guardian quoted Dr. Sanjay Basu from Stanford Unive...More..

Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Recovery Journal, Offers Advice for Those in Treatment
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Recovery Journal, Offers Advice for Those in Treatment

That's advice she has for other people going through breast cancer treatment. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unth...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States

Messonnier said the search for a cause is frustrating, and so far, no particular pathogen or immune response has been identified that would explain the big AFM peaks. Federal health officials released the updat...More..

Rare, polio-like disease affecting children in United States, says CDC
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Rare, polio-like disease affecting children in United States, says CDC

The Centers for Disease and Control said AFM has afflicted only 362 people nationwide in the past four years. Fourteen cases have been reported in Colorado and six in Minnesota, majority children. Other sympt...More..

NJ Surfer Dies From Rare,
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

NJ Surfer Dies From Rare, "Brain-Eating Amoeba"

Stabile, whose family said he was an avid outdoorsman who loved to surf, had been at the park on vacation. Naegleria fowleri can not be contracted by swallowing contaminated water, according to the CDC . ...More..

GOP exhales after McSally romp in Arizona - Source Politico
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

GOP exhales after McSally romp in Arizona - Source Politico

Hopeful candidates battled for the Senate and House in the Florida primary elections, and in Oklahoma the voters selected their horses for the gubernatorial race and a few House seats. Gillum has said since t...More..

White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it

House of Representatives for four years and then was elected to the United States Senate in 1987. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church with former Vice President Joe Biden spea...More..

by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

His office released a brief statement at 5:17 p.m. The decorated politician's family said they are "immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the past year, and for the cont...More..

21-year-old receives historic face transplant
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

21-year-old receives historic face transplant

The young woman survived but was critically injured, having lost her forehead, nose and sinuses, mouth except for the corners of her lips and much of the bones that make up the jaws and front of her face . Now...More..

Pa. health officials warn about West Nile as suspected infection tested
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Pa. health officials warn about West Nile as suspected infection tested

Last year, there were six reported cases in the state. Our goal is for that to be the only one. Governor Wolf's administration is taking several specific initiatives to combat this little-known virus. To comb...More..

FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging consumers to stay away from a popular Kellogg's cereal that has been linked to a massive salmonella outbreak affecting 100 people in 33 states . Florid...More..

Harder Evidence Builds That Viruses Play a Role in Alzheimer's
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Harder Evidence Builds That Viruses Play a Role in Alzheimer's

They found that viruses called human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) and HHV-7 were more abundant in the brains of people who died with Alzheimer's. Researchers in the United States believe the disease may trigger an ...More..

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

This week's report found that many suicides were in people with no known mental illness. "These findings are disturbing". "The most common method was firearm, followed by hanging or suffocation, followed ...More..

Recent CDC report finds rates increasing
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Recent CDC report finds rates increasing

Then on Friday morning, CNN's Anthony Bourdain , the chef and storyteller who took viewers around the world in " Parts Unknown ", was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France. Writing in USA Today, Liz S...More..

Congo Announces 11 New Confirmed Ebola Cases
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

Congo Announces 11 New Confirmed Ebola Cases

WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama had told reporters on Thursday that the risk assessment was being reviewed. The ministry said just one person had been confirmed ...More..

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak
by | Monday, May 14, 2018

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

Public health officials expect additional cases to be confirmed because of the lag time from the time a person develops symptoms to the time the CDC receives confirmation lab reports and notifications from stat...More..

DR Congo records four fresh cases of Ebola
by | Friday, May 11, 2018

DR Congo records four fresh cases of Ebola

It is DRC's ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976. There are various hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola . Dr Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General, Emergency Preparedness and Response, said: "The ...More..

Ten Minnesota Cases linked to Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak
by | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ten Minnesota Cases linked to Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

The 29 states involved in the outbreak are: Alaska (8), Arizona (8), California (30), Colorado (2), CT (2), Florida (1), Georgia (5), Idaho (11), IL (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), MA (3), MI (4), Minnesota...More..

Filipino goalkeeper becomes first Southeast Asian player in English Premier League
by | Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Filipino goalkeeper becomes first Southeast Asian player in English Premier League

For Warnock, who was appointed Cardiff manager in October 2016 with the club in the relegation zone, promotion this season represents the eighth time he has led a club to a higher division. " Burnley went do...More..

Law Enforcement takes part in National Drug Take-Back Day
by | Monday, April 30, 2018

Law Enforcement takes part in National Drug Take-Back Day

The nationwide fight against opioid abuse continues, getting those unused prescription drugs out of homes, and stopping them from being sold on the streets is top priority for law enforcement. "We ask, what can...More..