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Stories about Medical

Sep 14 2018

USA mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering banning the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes, citing an "epidemic" of use among teens. FDA Commissioner Scott G...

Sep 08 2018

Blood-testing startup Theranos said to be closing

Wednesday's announcement comes almost three months after Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Balwani were charged ...

Aug 30 2018

Family, colleagues attend memorial tributes to Senator John McCain in Arizona Capitol

John McCain passed away just a few days shy of his 82nd birthday after a long and hard-fought battle with brain cancer . While some Republicans were receptive to Schu...

Aug 30 2018

CDC: STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year

About 45 percent of cases were among young women aged 15 to 24. In 2016, we saw roughly 200,000 fewer cases compared to 2017, and back in 2013, the number was 600,000 les...

Aug 30 2018

McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

John McCain three days ago. The conservative Koch network has identified the Senate seat as a top target, and outside groups on both sides are expected to dump millions ...

Aug 26 2018

Is Coconut Oil Really That Bad? Let's Look At The Facts

Michels says that, due to saturated fat content, coconut oil amounts to " pure poison " and should be anathema to the public health campaigns it now drives. Most di...

Aug 23 2018

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison', According To A Harvard Professor

A Harvard professor is throwing cold water over coconut oil. She even considers coconut oil a worse choice than lard due to the overwhelming amount of saturated fatty a...

Aug 18 2018

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

Doctors graduate with crippling medical school debt and it sometimes causes them to seek higher paying specialties instead of lower paying ones that face shortages, like ...

Aug 17 2018

New Haven police make arrest after dozens of overdoses

The Rev. Luk De Volder, rector of the historic Trinity Church on the Green, told the paper there were ambulances on the Green on Monday night as well. A number of people ...

Aug 16 2018

CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan

The U.S. had a record year for measles in 2014, with 667 cases reported to the CDC . Symptoms develop between six and 19 days after infection, and include a runny nose...

Aug 12 2018

Wear boxers instead of briefs for higher sperm count

Jorge Chavarro, an associate professor of medicine with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The researchers found men who reported primarily wear...

Jul 29 2018

Apollo Hospitals Guwahati observes World Hepatitis Day

The prevalence rate of hepatitis B ( HBV ) in Bangladesh is 5.1%, while that for hepatitis C ( HCV ) is 0.2%, said Hepatology Society President Prof Mobin Khan as quo...

Jul 28 2018

Babies die after mums given sildenafil in Dutch trial

Viagra was originally developed by Pfizer but is now off patent and available as a generic. Ninety-three women were treated with the drug, and 90 were treated with the...

Jul 15 2018

Trump Administration Cuts Funding For Obamacare Navigator Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be offering $10 million in funding this year to groups that will help navigate 2019 enrollment for the Affordab...

Jul 14 2018

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

Among 77 with available information, 30 (39%) have been hospitalized, the FDA said . Over 70 cases had already been confirmed and linked to the cereal, and Kellogg's was...

Jul 11 2018

Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Eskridge, Jr. Donald Trump's nomination came from a short list of federal appeals court judges, who all staunch conservative credentials. Kavanaugh has served...

Jul 08 2018

Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Winner Joey Chestnut set a new record on Wednesday by eating 74 hot dogs and buns, but Chestnut was originally credited with only eating 64. The annual Nathan's Famou...

Jul 05 2018

Humane Society Sees Increase in Strays During Fourth of July Holiday

Cookouts, pool parties, family, friends, and something that never fails to make an appearance on the Fourth of July: FIREWORKS! This is an ongoing list . Live music be...

Jul 01 2018

US Attorneys Office: 10 charged for health care fraud, unlawfully dispensing drugs

The Department of health and the U.S. Department of justice excites hundreds of criminal cases in the largest fraud scheme related to the opioid crisis in the country...

Jun 15 2018

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I was hooked on self-pleasure at 17'

The actress said she was giving "herself multiple orgasms" by Willow's age, and admitting that "I actually think I went through kind of an addiction with it". "I just d...