Stories about Health Care

Jun 11 2018

Deaths of famous by their own hands highlight troubling trend

While both deaths leave permanent holes in US - and global - culture, they are an opportunity for a much-needed discussion on suicide prevention. In an era of cell pho...

Jun 10 2018

Kate Spade's Husband Releases Statement: 'There Was No Indication And No Warning'

Andy, 55, revealed in a statement on Wednesday, June 6, that his wife of 24 years had battled depression and anxiety for years. "We went to the cash register and [t...

Jun 10 2018

Google Doodle celebrates Dr. Virginia Apgar’s 109th Birthday

This five-step test has doctors examine the appearance , pulse , grimace , activity , and respiration of newborns. She left school knowing that she wanted to be a d...

Jun 09 2018

Google honors Apgar score inventor Dr. Virginia Apgar with new Doodle

Dr Virginia Apgar is famously known for the invention of Apgar score , which was a way to quickly assess the health of newborn children immediately after birth. Afte...

Jun 09 2018

Kate Spade's husband acknowledges her fight with depression

The designer's death has turned into a media feeding frenzy, with some outlets citing unnamed sources alleging the contents of a note found at the scene Tuesday. During t...

Jun 06 2018

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not benefit from chemo

The results from the phase 3 TAILORx study were presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, and are published in The ...

Jun 06 2018

Why did Wynne say she won't be Ontario's premier?

So, here we are in the 21st century and we are getting ready to vote in a provincial election on June 7. "It's hard because I know there are Liberals who believe in us"...

Jun 05 2018

Final weekend of campaign gets underway ahead of election day on Thursday

I don't know who voters will choose but I am pretty sure that it won't be me. "As we get closer and closer to Thursday, it's becoming very apparent that the new premier...

Jun 05 2018

Thousands of breast cancer patients can avoid chemotherapy, landmark study says

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society said that he was "delighted" by the study and anxious about unnecessary cancer trea...

Jun 04 2018

New blood diopsy test could herald new age in cancer treatment

Eric Klein , lead author of the research from Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. In a race for detecting, treating or curing cancer, researchers keep on disco...

Jun 03 2018

World No Tobacco Day targets habit that 'breaks hearts'

Spreading the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helps prevent "needless" loss of life, United Nations health experts have said...

May 31 2018

Allergan recalls birth control pills over packaging error

The company says four placebo pills were placed out of order in the Taytulla packs. Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than p...

May 28 2018

Seattle’s Bay Mussels Contain Traces Of Opioids

The level of oxycodone found in a single mussel was 100 to 500 times smaller than a therapeutic human dose, Lanksbury said. The areas where the oxycodone-tainted muss...

May 28 2018

Nipah virus claims another life in Kerala, 9 others under observation

Samples from dead bats in Sirmaur were collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology for testing and all the samples were reported negative for the Nipah virus...

May 27 2018

Nipah virus wipes out Kerala family as another man dies

The death toll in the deadly Nipah virus outbreak has so far, risen up to 10, Kerala health minister K.K. Shailaja confirmed. India's Ministry of Health and Family ...

May 27 2018

Another Dead From Nipah Virus In Kozhikode, Toll Now 13

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide the antibody developed there to test if it can "n...

May 26 2018

Nipah virus: Oman embassy issues warning for citizens travelling to India

However, they said that people should avoid travelling to the four northern districts of Kerala - Kozhikode, Malappuram, Waynad and Kannur - to be "extra cautious". In Hi...

May 20 2018

United Nations staff on way to Congo to get experimental Ebola vaccine

The emergency meeting is to "consider the global risks" of the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has now moved to an urban area of DRC. The world's body raised its asse...

May 18 2018

JIB launches mental health resources for members

Best Mental Health Initiative (including an SME category and larger companies category) for a company with less than 500 employees/ more than 500 employees implementing ...

May 16 2018

STDs Hit Record High in California

In California, chlamydia rates among women were 60 percent higher than among males, and 54 percent of cases were in people under the age of 25. Gonorrhea cases saw a ...