Medical

Coffee is really, really good for you, new evidence shows

We're not saying you should drink a giant cup of scalding coffee after a workout instead of water or gatorade, but you can't put all the dehydration blame o...


An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy

Normally, the procedure is safe for most women, however, when it comes to certain types of cancer, like ovarian or leukemia, the ovarian tissue can be invalid...


Long work hours may hike womens diabetes risk by 70%

They found, for example, that the effect of longer working hours was stronger among women logging more than 45 hours a week at work who were living with child...


Humane Society Sees Increase in Strays During Fourth of July Holiday

Fairview - Fireworks may be discharged July 3 , July 4 , July 5, December 31 and January 1 from 12 p.m. -11 p.m. The carnival and parade begins at 10 a.m. ...


Woman loses toenails after having a trendy fish pedicure

During a fish pedicure, people immerse their feet in warm water and let doctor fish eat away at dead skin. The woman, in her 20s, went to the doctor after not...


Nearly nobody knows how to properly wash their hands

A new study has found almost 100% of the participants don't know how to wash their hands properly, especially when preparing food. The USDA also urges tha...


Mallory's Forecast - Heat and Humidity Return!

It's going to be a steam bath Wednesday with a hazy start and spotty showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms may be a little stron...


Latest research reveals 'strong link' between air pollution and diabetes

Al-Aly said the research, published in the Lancet Planetary Health , found an increased risk even with levels of air pollution now considered safe by the ...


Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says

Investigators are now working to learn how the E. coli got into the water , and how the water, in turn, contaminated the romaine lettuce from several farms. ...


West Nile virus detected in Oakland County mosquitoes

Two more batches of mosquitoes in Lowndes County have tested positive for West Nile Virus ( WNV ), according to the Georgia Department of Public Health's So...


Doctors remove 50-pound cyst from woman's ovary

What is an ovarian cyst? . Kayla Rahn says persistent stomach issues that started a year ago impacted even the most normal day to day activities. "I couldn't...


AG Sessions Announces 601 Charged Amid Largest Opioid Crackdown

Attorney Benjamin Greenberg said during a news conference in Miami, pointing out that South Florida was responsible for 20 percent of the defendants charged i...


Human lifespan may not have peaked after all

However, the quality of the data in this study allowed for a precise examination of extreme-age mortality, according to the research team. To date, the oldest...


Mum's graphic warning about park slides

Clare rushed her daughter to the emergency room, where doctors discovered Meadow had fractured the tibia and fibula in her right leg . "I strongly feel eve...


Amazon shakes up drugstore industry with acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack

The company, which has its primary pharmacy in Manchester, New Hampshire, ships to all states except Hawaii. "PillPack's visionary team has a combination of d...


GE Healthcare to become standalone business

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 ind...


Flight crew have higher rates of some cancers, study finds

They've always been aware their occupation may be linked to increased cancer risks. Their results were published Monday in the journal Environmental Health . I...


Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

Chan School of Public Health in Boston. Previous studies also recorded a higher cancer risk in cabin crew. Over 80 percent of the participants were female. ...


US OKs marijuana-based prescription drug for seizures

The company has not said how much the drug will cost, but Wall Street analysts have predicted it could cost $25,000 per year. "But it's also important to note t...


Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Linked To Viruses Acquired Early In Life

Every 65 seconds , someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's . But a team led by researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Health System found that certa...


Mum slams pharmacist over prescribed abortion pill refusal

Charles Wollertz via Getty Images The mom said she was given two choices by her doctor: Either take the drug that would help her body release the fetus or have ...


FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug

In clinical trials , children with Dravet syndrome who took Epidiolex experienced 39 percent fewer seizures; those with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome saw a 37 pe...


First human Keystone virus infection reported

The virus has been known since the 1960's, but for the first time, University of Florida researchers said a human contracted it. According to a report r...


Florida teen first human case of mosquito-borne Keystone virus

But researchers at the University of Florida recently confirmed that the virus has been found in a 16-year-old boy, who first complained of unexplained symptom...


Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's retina

Treating macular holes with surgery nearly always leads to the formation of cataracts , Sofia Androudi, a physician involved in the boy's treatment, explained ...


Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in Metro East

To date, 11 out of 102 counties in IL have reported positive mosquito samples or West Nile positive birds, according to the department. Complete WNV surveillanc...


May's claim of a Brexit dividend just 'tosh', says leading Tory MP

The announcement of more cash for the country's healthcare system, a regular issue at national elections, comes after a row in parliament over Brexit highligh...


Trump to sign order to address family separations

In May, the Trump administration announced all adults attempting to enter the country illegally would be prosecuted. The order aims to end the separation of...


CVS just made a move that could protect itself from Amazon

Focused Wealth Management Inc now owns 1,781 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $129,000 after buying an additional 846 shares in the last quarte...


Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

Modi called yoga as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. He has also spearheaded an initiative to reclaim the discipline as an historic pa...


Transgenderism No Longer A Mental Illness

As per the definition by World Health Organization , this mental disorder is "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensiv...


Smoking hits all-time low in U.S.

Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at the Medical University of SC. Smoking is at its lowest level ever, but rural residents smoke far more than...


Kingscourt man campaigning on medical cannabis

Israel now has 35,000 patients using medical cannabis. In a speech to parliament, Javid said the review would be in two parts. But Javid ruled out the latte...


Atul Gawande Will Lead a Billionaire-Backed Health Care Company in Boston

Gawande, 52, rose to prominence among healthcare policy experts with a 2009 New Yorker article, The Cost Conundrum , that examined why health care was vastly...


Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

Indian Prime Minister and longtime yoga practitioner Narendra Modi led an estimated 50,000 volunteers through a series of yoga asanas Thursday to celebrate ...


Not everyone is on board with excessive gaming being a mental condition

The statement has been praised by some while others argue it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players. World Health Organization accepted the pr...


Tuesday, June 19th marks World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Up to 80 per cent of those born will die before their fifth birthday without proper medical care. The aim is to educate and make people aware about sickle ce...


New Study Reveals That Marriage is Good For Your Heart

In addition, unmarried participants had a 43% higher risk of being killed by heart disease and 55% of dying after a stroke . While the study wasn't a contr...


Dr. Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare venture

Gawande is surgeon and professor at both Harvard's Medical School and its T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "I have devoted my public health career to buildin...


Google creates technology that could predict how long a person will live

Google's accuracy was 0.95 in predicting patient's mortality within set time frame. The preliminary predictions by the computer system came out to be surprisi...


Trump Meeting With House GOP 'Didn't Move Needle'

Speaking at a business convention, Trump said children have to be taken away if their parents are jailed for illegally crossing the U.S. border. Senator Cr...


"Gaming Disorder" Is A Mental Health Condition, WHO Declares

Brendan Kelly, professor of psychiatry from the Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, was also among those who welcomed the decision by the World Health Organiz...


Georgia woman fights off rabid bobcat with bare hands

On June 7, the 46-year-old came face-to-face with a rabid bobcat, setting off a bare-knuckle death struggle between Phillips and the animal. "As soon as it to...


New sighting of plant that causes blindness and burns

Ever hear the one about the very large plant that can potentially cause blindness and third degree burns? "There is a strong possibility that the Giant Hogweed ...


Scientists: Diabetes may indicate pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the most deadly type of cancer , with a five-year survival rate of just eight percent overall. "I think knowledge about the risk assoc...


WHO declares gaming addiction to be a mental health disorder

The World Health Organisation (WHO ) recently released the 11th edition of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD). Last year, a...


Britain’s May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost

But she also said it would be covered in part by the so-called " Brexit dividend ", which follows the £350m per week for the NHS famously advertised on the ...


Gaming addiction declared a mental disorder

For this draft, the manual lists two kinds of possible gaming disorders . Studies suggest that gaming disorder affects only a small proportion of people wh...


‘Gaming Disorder’ Added To WHO’s List Of Mental Health Conditions

The latest edition also has a new chapter on traditional medicine. Take a peek at ICD-11's entry on "gambling disorder" and you'll find nearly identical lan...


Near-record temperatures expected Saturday from heat wave

Temperatures have climbed into the 90's locally this afternoon with high humidity levels. While Sunday was warm, as temperatures pushed through the upper-...