Over 65? Utah doctor advises yearly memory test
For the first time, the nationu2019s leading group of brain doctors is recommending everyone age 65 and older receive a yearly memory assessment.
Sep 23, 2019 02:15 UTC Health Read More
Blood pressure medication recall for cancer risk expanded
A blood pressure medication recall has been expanded due to the possible inclusion of an impurity that could lead to cancer, given long-term exposure. It's one…
Sep 23, 2019 01:27 UTC Health Read More
Alexa's robotic voice leaving dementia patients 'deeply distressed', social care report finds
Amazon Alexa's robotic voice is causing "deep distress" for dementia patients by telling them to take their medicine, a new report has warned. The technology…
Sep 22, 2019 23:00 UTC Health Read More
Rare, deadly virus detected in 3 Pennsylvania counties
HARRISBURG — A rare, potentially deadly virus transmitted by mosquitoes has been confirmed in three Pennsylvania counties. The Pennsylvania departments…
Sep 22, 2019 22:39 UTC Health Read More
People are stockpiling their vapes as lawmakers look to ban e-cigarettes
Vapers have started to stockpile their e-cigarettes as US lawmakers call for an immediate ban on the devices. Reddit users have been sharing photos (pictured)…
Sep 22, 2019 17:35 UTC Health Read More
Transgender surgery, now more accessible in Wisconsin, lets patients 'become whole'
Last year, she took another step: She had surgery to create female genitalia and make her face and neck appear more feminine. The procedures have greatly…
Sep 22, 2019 12:25 UTC Health Read More
Not Sure Why Your Weight Is Fluctuating? These Weight Management Doctors Have Answers
Your weight can fluctuate throughout your lifetime, and it goes up and down daily (just step on the scale and you'll see). Two experts explain why.
Sep 22, 2019 12:09 UTC Health Read More
In 1918, a parade sparked a killer flu outbreak in Philadelphia. This Saturday, another parade pays homage to those victims.
On Sept. 28, 1918, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Philadelphia to watch a patriotic spectacle. But the Liberty Loan Parade, which was to promote…
Sep 22, 2019 12:06 UTC Health Read More
Congo to deploy J&J's Ebola vaccine
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), to fight the second-w.
Sep 22, 2019 10:13 UTC Health Read More
Ebola virus: Tanzania failing to provide details, WHO says
The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuked Tanzania for failing to provide information about possible Ebola virus infections. The WHO said it had…
Sep 22, 2019 09:31 UTC Health Read More
Rabid bat found in Irvine Regional Park is 2nd bat tested positive for virus in 1 week
A bat found at Irvine Regional Park in Orange County has tested positive for rabies for the second time in one week, health officials announced.
Sep 21, 2019 23:18 UTC Health Read More
A breakthrough in the battle against citrus greening
A team researchers, with help from a UF scientist, have figured out how to grow the bacteria, which could lead to treatments and disease-resistant trees.
Sep 21, 2019 20:45 UTC Health Read More
Common pain medicine turns woman's blood nearly black
The patient, whose account was documented in a New England Journal of Medicine case study, told doctors she had used an over-the-counter medication to…
Sep 21, 2019 18:55 UTC Health Read More
More high-blood pressure medication recalled over carcinogen concerns
Recalls continue of blood pressure medications due to the present of an unacceptable level of an acid considered to contribute to cancer risk at certain levels of…
Sep 21, 2019 17:56 UTC Health Read More
Llama has dental surgery in Fort Collins to get at root cause of past escape
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Remember Ike the runaway llama who was on the lam in Yellowstone National Park for three months last year? He made his way out…
Sep 21, 2019 17:31 UTC Health Read More
O.C. Officials Report Finding Another Bat With Rabies, This Time Inside Bike Shop in Orange
A bat found inside a bike rental shop at Irvine Park in Orange this week has tested positive for rabies, officials said Saturday. It's the second bat carrying the…
Sep 21, 2019 16:32 UTC Health Read More
DR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are planning to use a second Ebola vaccine to help control an outbreak that has killed more than 2,100 people.
Sep 21, 2019 14:00 UTC Health Read More
Elderly Man 2nd to Die in Massachusetts From Mosquito-Borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus
A second person has died in Massachusetts from a rare mosquito-carried virus. CNN reports the patient, said by the state's Department of Health to be a man…
Sep 21, 2019 13:15 UTC Health Read More
The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses
Don't feel guilty about sneaking in a nap now and then: It might be good for your heart. People who napped once or twice a week were 48 percent less likely…
Sep 21, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More
Eight deaths from vaping has prompted a backlash, but could the panic do more harm than good?
The recent headlines have been as stark as they have been relentless: vaping has now been linked to eight deaths in the United States, hundreds of cases of…
Sep 21, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More
Resident of Connecticut dies from rare mosquito-borne disease
Connecticut public health officials say an East Lyme resident has died after testing positive earlier this month for a mosquito-borne disease.
Sep 21, 2019 12:16 UTC Health Read More
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