Stories about Health Care

Aug 19 2018

NYU will offer a full ride to all medical students

NYU's announcement follows Columbia University saying in December that its medical school would offer full-tuition scholarships to certain students in need, along wit...

Aug 18 2018

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Maryland and DC

A majority of the people who got measles weren't vaccinated. This outbreak was largely confined to a predominantly unvaccinated Amish community in OH, and cases brought...

Aug 18 2018

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States

In 2014, the USA experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC . The CDC said measles cases in 2018 could outpace 2017,...

Aug 18 2018

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

The symptoms of measles usually show up 10 to 14 days after exposure. Health services have collapsed in the neighbouring country amid economic and political turmoil, and ...

Aug 17 2018

Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak

Measles is considered highly contagious and can be spread through coughs and sneezes. Symptoms typically appear 10-14 days after initial exposure and will last 7-10 day...

Aug 17 2018

One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

Officials blamed K2, a synthetic and marijuana-like drug that's smoked and can often be laced with risky or even lethal substances. "He says one of the victims still ha...

Aug 17 2018

Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC

Symptoms typically show up 10 to 14 days after exposure. Of those, 338 were connected to a single large outbreak. Measles is highly contagious and is spread through the...

Aug 13 2018

West Nile fever outbreak claims three lives in northeast Italy

The warmer weather has contributed to a sharp increase in the number of West Nile virus infected mosquitoes in Saskatchewan, the health authority indicated in a media rel...

Aug 09 2018

West Nile Virus found in Brant County

West Nile Virus has made its second appearance in Lambton County this summer, says Lambton Public Health. The Health Unit has been trapping and testing mosquitoes since J...

Aug 09 2018

First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

So far in 2018, DCHHS has reported three West Nile virus infections. Anyone who believes they, or someone they know, has West Nile Virus, should consult a healthcare pr...

Aug 08 2018

Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services

Specifically, their use can be authorized after "conducting a threat-based comprehensive Operations Security (OPSEC) survey" or if the use of geolocation on government-is...

Aug 07 2018

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding is a low-priced way that provides a foundation for good health in both babies and mothers. "For infants to survive, grow and develop as they should, they ...

Aug 06 2018

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare

Major insurer United Healthcare is marketing short-term plans. Short-term plans don't have to meet the Affordable Care Act's consumer protection and coverage requiremen...

Aug 04 2018

Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

Experts say most people who are infected have no symptoms or experience only mild, flu-like symptoms. "With record levels of West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes alre...

Aug 03 2018

Vaginal 'rejuvenation' devices have serious side effects, might be unsafe, FDA says

The agency said that it has approved such devices, which commonly use laser beams or radiofrequencies, for specific gynecologic uses, including the destruction of pre...

Aug 03 2018

Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County

Although less than one percent of people who get infected with the virus get seriously ill. The Kansas health department said about 1 in 150 people infected develop a mor...

Aug 02 2018

Man loses limbs after contracting an infection from a dog lick

Greg Manteufel of West Bend lost both legs and both hands last month. Within hours, his body started going into septic shock. Greg Manteufel loves dogs and had been a...

Aug 02 2018

NYC public housing buildings are now smoke

As of Monday, smoking is not allowed inside NYCHA apartments, inside common areas, and within 25 feet of the buildings. The ban will affect more than 940,000 public hou...

Jul 25 2018

Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients’ records targeted PM Lee

At this stage, what Channel Asia understands so far is that the personal information of 1.5 million patients were stolen, including name, NRIC number, address, gender, ...

Jul 24 2018

West Nile virus found in Jackson County, IL mosquitoes

While some West Nile infections can lead to serious health problems, health officials say most people who are infected with West Nile show no symptoms. Dress - Wear loos...