Stories about Health Care

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...

Jul 24 2018

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County

Mosquitoes become carriers for the disease after they feed on an infected bird, which acts as a host for the disease. "We must use this unfortunate event as a reminder th...

Jul 23 2018

West Nile virus detected in North Shore mosquitoes

West Nile virus is one of several mosquito-borne viruses that can be acquired in North Carolina. Birds and horses are vulnerable to the virus as well, with dead birds, ...

Jul 21 2018

Donald Trump says Putin responsible for Russian meddling in 2016 election

But the agencies' responses were contradicted by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who said the president's "team" is considering the Russian request, which Trum...

Jul 21 2018

Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

The man had underlying medical conditions, a Florida Department of Health spokesman told WTLV-TV. This is the first case and fatality involving flesh eating bacteria ...

Jul 19 2018

Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week

If you didn't get enough of them during the July 4 festivities, Wednesday is the ideal day to indulge on a juicy hot dog. Flashback: Hot dogs are on display on stage a...

Jul 18 2018

Amazon's Prime Day Launch Experienced Some Technical Problems

Amazon is extending its annual " Prime Day " promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. This year's Prime Da...

Jul 14 2018

Trump administration freezes risk adjustment payments

In the meantime, some health insurers are potentially out billions of dollars. The risk adjustment program plays an important role in the ACA by pooling risk for insure...

Jul 14 2018

Trump administration threatened tiny nation over breastfeeding

A New York Times report claimed U.S. officials fought against language that all governments should "protect, promote and support breastfeeding". 'What happened was ...

Jul 13 2018

Trump Administration Aims to Steer People Toward Junk Health Plans Over Obamacare

The announcement was made by Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and was precipitated by a New Mexico court ruling that sugg...

Jul 13 2018

Jeremy Wright QC Replaces Matt Hancock as UK Culture Secretary

After Johnson's departure she said she was "sorry and a little surprised" at his decision after ministers appeared to back her proposals. Late on Sunday evening, Brexi...

Jul 11 2018

United States threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials

In fact, the WHO Code is primarily concerned with the misleading marketing of such products in ways that explicitly discourage breastfeeding as a choice, especiall...

Jul 10 2018

HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests

A vaccine created from various HIV strains, called the "mosaic" vaccine , shows potential to protect people against the many types of virus that cause AIDS . This...

Jul 10 2018

Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Trump a year ago appointed Neil Gorsuch , who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic...

Jul 08 2018

Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest

He says new judges will be used next year. Joey Chestnut , the ten-time victor from San Jose, the USA state of California, broke his last year's record of 72 dogs an...