Stories about Health Care

Dec 13 2018

CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’

The potential problem is with two primary ingredients. Flour and raw eggs especially can contain bacteria and salmonella respectively. Both can cause serious illnes...

Dec 10 2018

UCHealth is taking extra measures to protect patients during flu season

The highest rates of hospitalization were among adults 65 or older and children younger than 4; both age groups saw slightly more than 3 flu-related hospitalizations per ...

Dec 10 2018

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

Charles Cobbs, Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Cobbs said it's theoretically possible for other people to be infected with the same deadly amoeba, but that it's a very,...

Dec 10 2018

UCHealth Goes the Extra Mile to Protect Patients During Flu Season

The Mississippi State Department of Health Wednesday reported the first confirmed pediatric influenza death in Mississippi for the 2018-2019 flu season. In 2008, New Jers...

Dec 10 2018

Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

Cope said all three amoeba types have similar rates of prevalence, but Balamuthia mandrillaris is the least-recognized among the medical community because it is rarely ...

Dec 09 2018

Woman Uses Neti Pot, Ends Up With Brain-Eating Amoeba

Her doctor tells The Seattle Times there was "amoeba all over the place just eating brain cells". When Dr Cobbs next operated on the woman, the growth had grown to th...

Dec 08 2018

Patient coughs up blood clot shaped like lung

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) posted a picture on Twitter of a coughed up blood clot in the shape of a patient's right lung's bronchial tree . The pulmonar...

Dec 08 2018

Using water and gold, Australian researchers discover 'universal cancer biomarker'

Sign up today to get biotech news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. The research team in Queensland discovered that the cancer DNA and normal ...

Dec 07 2018

Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl

Donors need to be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning both parents must be 100 percent of one of these ethnicities. But her family believes t...

Dec 05 2018

Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush

Mr. Bush is the first president since President Ford's 2006 death to lie in state, and the nation's capital excels at the pageantry. Controversial as a politician, the ...

Dec 03 2018

U.S. doctor warns against backlash to gene-edited baby claim

This kind of work is now banned in many countries as the DNA changes can pass to future generations and possibly risks harming other genes . Although he still hasn't pub...

Dec 02 2018

U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

Health workers hope that the first multi-drug Ebola treatment trial, announced by DR Congo's health ministry on Monday, will help to contain this and future outbreaks...

Dec 02 2018

Ebola kills 198 in Democratic Republic of Congo

Dozens of armed rebel groups are active, and their deadly attacks have forced responders to pause crucial Ebola containment work for days. The country has suffered 10...

Dec 01 2018

China Halts Work By Researchers Creating Gene-Edited Babies

A group of leading scientists gathered in Hong Kong this week for an global conference on gene editing, the ability to rewrite the code of life to try to correct or preve...

Dec 01 2018

Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

The CDC still don't have a confirmed cause for AFM, which is marked by muscle weakness or paralysis caused by damage to the spinal cord but the damage is the type often c...

Dec 01 2018

AWS launches new intelligent services

Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018, AWS Outposts is created to bring AWS cloud hardware on-premises i.e.to customer's own data centers. Outposts can be upgraded with t...

Nov 29 2018

Founder of CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Calls Experiment "Irresponsible"

The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an worldwide conference ...

Nov 22 2018

Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada

The CDC further advised that since it has not determined which manufacturers or distributors are involved in the outbreak, absolutely no one should engage in the prepara...

Nov 21 2018

Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately — CDC

No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the United States were hospitalized. Thus far, cases have been identified in California, Wisconsin...

Nov 15 2018

WHO finds huge disparities in antibiotic usage around the world

Aamer concluded". It's not people that become antibiotic resistant, bacteria do, and these resistant "superbugs" establish themselves after the "weaker" bacteria are cl...