Stories about Health Care

Oct 04 2018

Revolutionary cancer-fighting treatment earns scientists Nobel Prize in medicine

Jedd Wolchok is the chief of melanoma and immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. "Jim Allison's accomplishments on behalf of patients can not ...

Oct 04 2018

GE Abruptly Replaces CEO Flannery with Former Danaher CEO Culp

GE warned Monday that it will miss its profit forecasts this year and it's taking a $23 billion charge related to its power business. The company said on Monday tha...

Oct 03 2018

Man killed by ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after swimming in Texas wave pool

Known as "Fab", Stabile was born in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania, and loved spending time outdoors, according to his obituary in the Press of Atlantic City . The owner of th...

Oct 03 2018

Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort

The CDC told CTVNews.ca that it is assisting the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District on the investigation into a potential Naegleria fowleri exposure at an aq...

Oct 03 2018

Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

Doctors first thought he was suffering from meningitis , but tests revealed he had Naegleria fowleri the day before his death, when it was too late to treat the infect...

Oct 02 2018

CDC investigating 'brain eating amoeba' at surf resort in Waco

Stabile was remembered as an avid outdoors lover who loved to surf and snowboard. The owner of BSR Cable Park, Stuart E. Parsons Jr., said the park will continue to com...

Oct 02 2018

NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park

BSR Cable Park closed Friday while the CDC conducted tests for Naegleria fowleri . The waterpark voluntarily closed Friday as the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

Oct 02 2018

NJ Surfer Dies From Rare, "Brain-Eating Amoeba"

The CDC says Naegleria fowleri is commonly found in warm freshwater and soil. Symptoms of Naegleria fowleri include headache, fever, nausea or vomiting and usuall...

Oct 02 2018

Surfer dies after contracting deadly brain-eating amoeba

Known as "Fab", Stabile was born in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania, and loved spending time outdoors, according to his obituary in the Press of Atlantic City . A small CDC t...

Oct 01 2018

Water park closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating' bacteria

A landlocked surf resort closed on Friday after a man who visited died from what is commonly known to as a "brain-eating amoeba". The disease, according to the CDC ,...

Oct 01 2018

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

Removing these proteins from the equation allows immune cells called T-cells to attack the cancer. Their work has been crucial to developing new and extremely effective t...

Sep 30 2018

Too much screentime daily may damage kids brain function

In order to ensure good cognitive development in children, the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines provided the following recommendations - nine to eleven hours of sle...

Sep 30 2018

Limiting children’s screen time linked to better cognition

It found that limiting screen time to less than two hours a day, in addition to having sufficient sleep and physical activity , is associated with improved cognition. ...

Sep 28 2018

Everson Griffen being evaluated at hospital as Minnesota Vikings concerned about well-being

The police report also references another incident in Griffen's home neighborhood. According to a police report obtained by Paul Walsh of The Star Tribune , Griffen'...

Sep 28 2018

Everson Griffen in hospital following hotel incident

Additionally, Klawiter told police that the organization was anxious that Griffen could hurt himself, as well as his wife and children, according to the report. The pri...

Sep 22 2018

Drown After Horry Co. Sheriff's Van Swept Away By Flood Waters

Rescue teams plucked the deputies from the top of the van. In a release, Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson said his office would cooperate with the probe. "We are ...

Sep 22 2018

Shooting at Rite Aid warehouse in Maryland leaves four dead, including suspect

Investigators believe all the victims were fellow Rite Aid employees, but it was not immediately clear whether any were specifically targeted by the suspect, Gahler sai...

Sep 22 2018

Last Year The Flu Was Deadly - Get Vaccinated Now

Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. Despite this conflicting advice, Public Health Sol...

Sep 21 2018

Daily Low-dose Aspirin has No Effect on Lifespan in Older People

Professor McNeil said, "These findings will help inform prescribing doctors who have always been uncertain about whether to recommend aspirin to healthy patients who do n...

Sep 21 2018

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified

A statement from the Horry County Sheriff's Office claims that the deputies tried to free the women from the back of the van as it was flooded by fast-rising waters, ...