Stories about Health Care

Feb 08 2019

Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018

Wednesday, February 6, three of the four possible cases have been ruled out as measles . Immunization against some of the most contagious diseases should start at birt...

Feb 05 2019

World Cancer Day raises awareness for early detection and research

The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine prevents against the human papillomavirus, which is the known cause of most cases of cervical cancer . According to the American ...

Feb 03 2019

Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed one case of measles in a Multnomah County resident on January 25. No cases of measles have been reported in Chelan or Douglas ...

Feb 03 2019

Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss

A new study has found that breakfast probably isn't the most important meal of that day and that dieters may have better luck losing weight if they skip the meal. Th...

Feb 02 2019

Measles Cases Confirmed in Georgia Following Northwest Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is outlining the scope of the outbreak, and detailing what can be done to stop it in its tracks. Superintendent of Pullma...

Jan 31 2019

What happens when parents are allowed not to vaccinate

There has been one case so far this year, in an adult traveller returning from the Philippines. "We actually don't have any confirmed cases here in Lane County", said J...

Jan 11 2019

Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

Each year in the United States, 25-50 million infections are reported, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 23,600 die due to seasonal flu . The Authority said ...

Jan 09 2019

De Blasio Announces Healthcare For All NYC Residents, Regardless Of Immigration Status

The mayor is trying to do what some of his predecessors attempted-shift patients away from the emergency room and into primary care, or clinics. Proponents of a nationw...

Jan 05 2019

Flu On The Rise Across Michigan: Still Time To Get Vaccinated

In 1918, H1N1 flu killed 50 million people around the world. And the CDC has confirmed one child in MI has died. "There were just a lot more cases", she said. Avoid b...

Dec 15 2018

Federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

California and Democratic officials in 14 states, along with the District of Columbia, won permission to defend ACA in the Fort Worth case when the Trump administration s...

Dec 08 2018

Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure

After previously coughing up other, smaller blood clots , the man let out a big one, and up came this folded-over clot in the exact shape of his right bronchial tree , ...

Dec 02 2018

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle Reveals He Is HIV Positive

It has also increased the number of people tested through the city's mobile unit to 4,000 in a year to 4,000 in a month. - South Africa has the world's highest HIV prev...

Nov 23 2018

California could be source of tainted romaine lettuce, FDA says

This is the only case that has been linked to the outbreak, from Ottawa. Fifteen have been confirmed in Quebec. Six individuals have been hospitalized after becoming sick...

Nov 02 2018

Heidi Klum won Halloween with her Shrek-inspired costume

Heidi Klum and her boyfriend, Tom Kaulitz , have transformed into Shrek and Princess Fiona for the supermodel's annual Halloween party in NY. "I kind of always want...

Oct 31 2018

Adenovirus outbreak claims 9th child at New Jersey facility

A ninth child has died at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility following a viral outbreak . A total of 25 pediatric cases have been associated with the outbreak. Shere...

Oct 20 2018

6 things to know about AFM, the mysterious illness affecting kids

The 2014 outbreak of AFM coincided with a surge of another virus that caused severe respiratory problems, called EV-D68, However, the CDC could not establish a causal l...

Oct 16 2018

March for breast cancer medicines funding

The report found that around 72 percent of the NHS trust and health board do not provide dedicated specialist nurses for people who are living with incurable breast cance...

Oct 16 2018

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports two recent cases of polio-like illness

Health officials will never have a firm count of cases of AFM because not all states require doctors to report them. CDC officials said that they have not confirmed a c...

Oct 14 2018

Cases of rare polio-like illness affecting children reported in 16 states

Six children in Minnesota have been detected with an exceptional "polio-like" bug since mid-September, state health officials said, all the latest cases were in kids bel...

Oct 14 2018

Selena Gomez Hospitalized for Emotional Breakdown

Within days, however, she was readmitted because the low blood cell count continued. And, the second time was for a reported emotional breakdown because she was overwhe...