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Stories about Health Care

Feb 08 2019

Denton County Public Health reports first case of measles

The survival of over 26 confirmed cases in Washington created a severe public health risk that might rapidly spread to other counties. In 2013, 27 cases of measles we...

Feb 08 2019

Measles cases in Europe `highest in decade´

A measles outbreak in parts of Washington and OR have prompted a discussion about vaccines. "State and local health officials now need to work with their state legisl...

Jan 29 2019

NC health department confirms 23 flu deaths so far this season

A total of 22 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported for the 2018-2019 influenza season, according to CDC. As of January 13 of the 2017-18 season, flu...

Jan 14 2019

The Best Fiber-Rich Foods To Reduce Chronic Illness Risks

A new report suggests people who eat high-fiber diets have a lower risk of death and chronic diseases . Co-author professor Jim Mann said: "This study is essen...

Jan 11 2019

Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S — CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , an estimated 80,000 people died nationwide last flu season from the illness, which was the highest death to...

Jan 09 2019

Woman in vegetative state who gave birth is tribal member

Nurses soon realized she was actually giving birth. "From what I've been told she was moaning and they didn't know what was wrong with her", an unidentified source to...

Jan 05 2019

Flu season starting to pick up, CDC reports

Flu activity is on the rise this season in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ), as the number of states reporting highe...

Dec 15 2018

Federal Judge In Fort Worth Strikes Down Obamacare As Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year. They contended that ...

Dec 05 2018

George H.W. Bush to lie in state through Wednesday

Although Bush's funeral services are suffused with the flourishes accorded presidents, by his choice they will not include a formal funeral procession through downtown ...

Dec 03 2018

Controversial gene editing of embryos stopped by the Chinese authorities

Hong Kong scientists have warned of far-reaching effects on humans and consequences that will not be seen for several generations after a Chinese scientist claimed h...

Dec 01 2018

Amazon Launches New Service For Building Scalable Blockchain Networks

AWS is by far the leader in the public cloud infrastructure services, which companies can rely remotely upon run the software and store the data. Shawn Bice, Vice Presi...

Nov 30 2018

China orders halt to baby gene-editing activities

He Jiankui (JEE-ahn-qway) of Shenzhen detailed the work that he said led to the births earlier this month of twin girls whose DNA he altered when they were conceived. Th...

Nov 08 2018

FDA Approves DSUVIA Sublingual Synthetic Opioid Formulation & Delivery System

The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) approved a highly controversial opioid. The drug is called Dsuvia, which is a tablet version of an opioid marketed for intravenou...

Oct 31 2018

Adenovirus outbreak claims 9th child at New Jersey facility

Adenovirus hasn't been confirmed in another person who died Friday afternoon. It is the latest death of an individual who had a confirmed case of adenovirus and had b...

Oct 21 2018

CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

The CDC said on Thursday that it is seeing 92 cases of salmonella from raw chicken products, including everything from pet food to chicken tenders. Salmonella's sympt...

Oct 20 2018

Americans Died From the Flu Last Year

Toddlers are often referred to as "super-spreaders" for tending not to wipe their noses or cover their mouths when sneezing. "Don't linger. Run to your health care pr...

Oct 15 2018

Selena Gomez 'seeking treatment' to 'tackle her emotional issues head-on'

Selena previously booked herself into a Tennessee facility in 2016 after she also suffered anxiety and depression during her Revival tour, Teen Vogue reports . And...

Oct 13 2018

McConnell Shepherds Through 15 More Judges, Senate Packs Up Until Midterms

While numerous judges were approved with bipartisan support, nearly half were confirmed on mostly party-line votes. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat who become a he...

Oct 12 2018

Battling discrimination and stigma against mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day , and the focus this year is "young people and mental health in a changing world". The report warned that 10-20% of adolescents suff...