Stories about Medical

Jan 28 2019

Blood Test for Early Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease

Dominy began a side project looking for P. gingivalis in brain tissue from deceased patients with Alzheimer's, and-after his work found hints-started the company with...

Jan 27 2019

This season's flu shot far more effective than last year's, researchers find

Some experts said the nationwide death toll in the 2017-2018 season - 79,400 - was second only to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Commonly called the flu, the Centers f...

Dec 18 2018

ACA Struck Down in its Entirety by District court judge

NPR's Alison Kodjak reports that the ACA expanded Medicaid, which has allowed more than 10 million people to get coverage in states that chose to expand the program. ...

Nov 09 2018

At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda

DR Congo's health ministry says the deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in the country eastern region since the outbreak nearly two months ago. Jane Ruth Aceng, Ug...

Oct 20 2018

Second case of rare nervous system disorder confirmed in Iowa

Another kind of virus is suspected, but it's been found in only some of the cases. Quinton Hill, 7, of Lakeville, Minn., lost movement in one arm last month due to a my...

Oct 18 2018

AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AFM can cause weakness and pain in the arms and legs. Only one death has been reported, which involved an AFM illness reported in 2017. There are now more than 125 c...

Oct 14 2018

Police, fire departments raising funds for cancer center

Although the risk for breast cancer increases with age, the American College of Radiology recommends that women start annual screenings at age 40. Fire Chief Pablo Barr...

Oct 11 2018

Trump says America owes Kavanaugh apology after Supreme Court battle

After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her testimony in before the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of the confirmation now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ,...

Aug 25 2018

Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday

For a time the smoke filled air lowered visibility to the point that the Washington State Patrol shut down several miles of westbound Highway 18 in the area. Ash and smok...

Aug 18 2018

NYU Medical School Students Will Get Free Tuition

With a lower debt burden , the school is hopeful more students will pursue lower-paying fields, such as primary care, pediatrics and OB/GYN. "If you're faced with debt...

Aug 04 2018

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader

However, the season isn't over yet, and the number of "vector" mosquitoes is increasing as the summer moves on, he said. Health officials say infected mosquitoes can tr...

Aug 03 2018

Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today

She'll now have to walk farther to light up-at least 25 feet away from building entrances and not inside her apartment. Approximately 2 million people live in public ho...

Jul 11 2018

Democrats warn Trump's SCOTUS pick could impact Mueller probe

Tennessee's senators were complimentary of President Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday night, but they withheld explicit support. "We knew with any ...

Jun 27 2018

Medical milestone: USA approves first marijuana-based drug, Epidiolex for seizures

The conditions typically begin in childhood, with frequent or prolonged seizures, and patients have a high risk of death from seizure-related causes and infections. The g...

Jun 15 2018

Jada Pinkett Smith talks to her mom and daughter about masturbation

And then one day, I was like, "Enough". Jada revealed she learned the tricks of self-exploration from her grandmother when she was just nine-years-old. "And I had a...

Jun 11 2018

How to have tough conversations about mental health

Ms. Spade and Mr. Bourdain are now among the approximately 45,000 suicides each year in the United States. On Thursday, the CDC announced suicide rates in most st...

May 22 2018

Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Has Folded

Former staffers, like online editor Trey Taylor, broke the news on Twitter this morning and editor Ezra Marcus told CNN Money that the publication "folding both web...

May 18 2018

Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'

Gregory Plemmons of Vanderbilt University told NBC News. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics , identifies which months corresponded with the highest number ...

May 18 2018

FDA Gives First Approval To Non-Opioid Treatment For Withdrawal

For those addicted to opioids, quitting cold turkey can be a harrowing experience. The drug helps with symptoms like vomiting, muscle pain, diarrhea and agitation. The ...

May 15 2018

WHO To Send Ebola Vaccine To DR Congo

The viral disease, which has no known cure although a vaccine has been successfully trialled, was first reported in 1976 in the Congo. News of the outbreak brings to mi...