National Take Back Day Provides Solution To Growing Health Concern

People can drop off their unwanted or expired medications at collection sites across the country, something the Biloxi Police Department is taking part in. Pet parents should also know how important it is to keep anything poisonous or harmful, such a... More..

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Potential Medicare Reimbursement Demo to Lower Part B Drug Prices
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Potential Medicare Reimbursement Demo to Lower Part B Drug Prices

Mr. Trump says the plan to peg prices under Medicare Part B to an " international pricing index " will correct a "rigged" system in which Americans effectively subsidize drug innovation and lower costs in ...More..

FDA approves first new drug to treat influenza in two decades
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

FDA approves first new drug to treat influenza in two decades

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . "This novel drug provides an important, additional treatment option", said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Xofluza is said to work about as well as Tamiflu, ...More..

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love out with sore foot
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love out with sore foot

DETROIT (110): Johnson 3-5 0-0 7, Griffin 9-13 4-5 26, Drummond 11-17 4-6 26, Jackson 4-12 5-10 16, Bullock 2-10 1-2 5, Pachulia 0-2 2-2 2, I.Smith 4-7 0-0 10, Galloway 3-6 1-2 8, Kennard 4-4 0-0 8, Brown 0-0 0...More..

First flu death in Washington state confirmed
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

First flu death in Washington state confirmed

This year's flu shot formulation-chosen by the World Health Organization's best scientific guess at which viruses will flourish based on what is circulating across the globe-includes strains of H1N1, H3N2 and...More..

Being tall can increase cancer risk
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Being tall can increase cancer risk

However, the risk of the majority of the 23 cancers studied in this round of research can be explained simply by the fact that there are more cells in the body of a taller person when compared to someone of s...More..

Columbus, GA child confirmed with rare polio-like illness
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Columbus, GA child confirmed with rare polio-like illness

Most of the cases involve children, and while the CDC says it doesn't know the cause of a lot of them, it is urging parents to practice disease-prevention steps, such as ensuring their children are up to date...More..

Organic fruits and vegetables might reduce cancer risk, study finds
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Organic fruits and vegetables might reduce cancer risk, study finds

The last category was all lymphomas: People who ate organic food most often were 76 percent less likely to get cancers of the lymph system than people who ate organic foods the least. You can imagine ...More..

New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer

The World Health Organization (WHO) will also incorporate the guidelines into the fifth edition of its major "Blue book" and "Classification of Tumours of the Breast" from next year, said the university. And th...More..

Plastic Found In Faeces of Every Participant in Europe-Wide Study
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Plastic Found In Faeces of Every Participant in Europe-Wide Study

Philip Svalbell, made the announcement at the worldwide gastroenterology conference of the United European Gastroenterology ( UEG Week ) organized in the Austrian capital. In addition, many US cities are movi...More..

CT has had its first flu death of the season
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

CT has had its first flu death of the season

Throughout the night his condition worsened.McGowan took him to the emergency department at a hospital near their home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Anyone six months of age and older with a valid Saskatchewan h...More..

Updated CDC Figures Suggest 386 Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Since August 2014
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Updated CDC Figures Suggest 386 Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Since August 2014

Ohio's reported cases occurred in Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Mercer and Pickaway counties in August and September, and all affected boys from 1 to 13 years of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and P...More..

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse Than Many Diseases for Long-Term Health
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse Than Many Diseases for Long-Term Health

He called these results as most "pronounced" and "objective" than even seen before and also said that they were "surprising". Either way, he said that lack of physical fitness should be considered as being on...More..

by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

An investigation into the outbreak is underway. The 227-bed facility has been instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends and they are in full compliance. The CDC is now investigating an ...More..

Al Khalij holds seminar on breast cancer screening
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Al Khalij holds seminar on breast cancer screening

Wear It Pink is the main fundraising event by Breast Cancer Now , the UK's largest breast cancer research charity, according to its website . According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the 5-year s...More..

Trump says new tax-cut plan may come before November midterm vote
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Trump says new tax-cut plan may come before November midterm vote

The president did not provide any details on the proposal, which would follow a landmark tax overhaul past year that Republicans had hoped would ensure they'd keep control of Congress after the midterms. And ...More..

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is Saturday
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is Saturday

With advanced technologies like 3D Tomosynthesis, the breast can be reviewed in 1 mm slice which enables breast cancer detection at a much earlier stage. Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which are mutat...More..

West Lafayette drug company stocks soar in wake of buyout
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

West Lafayette drug company stocks soar in wake of buyout

The offer represents a premium of 54% to Endocyte's closing price of $US15.56 on Wednesday. One biotech company has the answer. "We continue to be interested in bolt-on acquisitions that strengthen us in ou...More..

Man dies from extremely rare ‘SQUIRREL DISEASE’ after eating rodent’s BRAINS
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Man dies from extremely rare ‘SQUIRREL DISEASE’ after eating rodent’s BRAINS

He was diagnosed with Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in 2015 'after suffering thinking problems and impaired walking, ' according to the report . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...More..

Enjoy a pink treat at The Star during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Enjoy a pink treat at The Star during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All people are born with breast cells and tissue and, despite males not developing milk-producing breasts, the tissue can still develop cancer . "Deaths linked to breast cancer are dropping because there's...More..

This year's flu shot more promising that last year's
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

This year's flu shot more promising that last year's

If you are experiencing those symptoms, call a doctor as soon as possible. Twice a year, the WHO organizes consultations to review the data and predict what strains of the flu will be most prevalent in the co...More..

Mad cow disease reported in Scotland
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Mad cow disease reported in Scotland

Farmers' representatives and meat industry officials said that it was an "isolated incident" and that although it was "disappointing" the case would not harm the £3 billion-a-year beef industry. He said: "While...More..

Dozens sickened in salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Dozens sickened in salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

It has been found in live chickens and raw chicken products, but a single, common supplier has not been identified. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment other than fl...More..

Florida toddler hospitalized with polio-like illness
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Florida toddler hospitalized with polio-like illness

Minnesota has seen seven cases in children this year alone. The difference is that they don't know what causes a particular child to come down with AFM after being exposed. However, the illness has been on ...More..

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Raises Outlook After Earnings Beat
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Raises Outlook After Earnings Beat

In July, UnitedHealth hiked its 2018 outlook for the third time this year and said it expected adjusted earnings to range between $12.50 and $12.75 per share. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a...More..

With flu season approaching what can you do to prepare
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

With flu season approaching what can you do to prepare

Again, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to kick in, and people often get the vaccination during cold and flu season . Children, especially those who are under the age of 5 or those with a chronic hea...More..

Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo

The committee of experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak, which was declared on August 1 and has worsened, with a risk of the virus spreading from northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo int...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Health officials: Oklahoma child diagnosed with rare polio-like illness

Officials say AFM is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system and spinal cord. In an email Tuesday, Maryland Department of Health spokeswoman Brittany Fowler said the CDC will "make a dete...More..

CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey

She said the CDC and research partners are casting a wide net trying to figure out what is causing the rise in cases, suggesting scientists have been looking at a variety of viruses and even environmental toxin...More..

Apple Watch Key in Hip Replacement Recovery Study
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Apple Watch Key in Hip Replacement Recovery Study

The app associated with the study will be available for these participants only, however, once the study concludes successful, Apple would roll out the app and the associated tools for all the Apple Watch...More..