Public Health

Beyond The Nasty Needle: Trying To Make Vaccines More Comfy And Convenient

News this summer of a flu vaccine patch sparked a lot of chatter. Could getting vaccinated be as easy as putting on a bandage? Could there be fewer, or at least smaller, needles in our future?<p>Some companies and academic labs are working to make those things happen.<p>They're refining technologies that …

Flu Vaccine

Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

This dam has been effected by blue-green algae, also known also as Cyanobacteria, at Dicks Creek, located 22 miles northwest of Canberra, Australia, …

Shark Week

Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections

Antibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them too. In fact, a new study finds that the number of virulent infections linked to …

Medicine

A kiss may have caused a baby's tragic death. Now, her parents are warning others

The headlines earlier this week about an 18-day-old baby in Iowa who died from meningitis are not only heartbreaking, but also alarming. Doctors say …

Babies

'She was our first child and she was so wanted'- Dad of baby Eibhlín who died after contracting neonatal herpes

The father of a newborn who died days after contracting neonatal herpes has urged people to be aware of the dangers the virus can pose to vulnerable …

News (Ireland)

5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

WASHINGTON — There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's …

Health Care Law

Salmonella outbreak linked to papayas kills 1 in New York

Health officials say a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to a certain brand of papaya has already killed one person in New York City.<p>Authorities …

Salmonella

New Jersey Becomes 3rd State To Raise Smoking Age To 21

<b>TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —</b> Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.Christie …

New Jersey

Colourful ads and free cigarettes at parties: How a tobacco giant lures youth to smoke in India

<b>New Delhi:</b> S.K. Arora spent more than three years trudging through the Indian summer heat and monsoon rains to inspect tobacco kiosks across this …

India

Yemen cholera outbreak: Death toll rises to 1,800; Red Cross warns over 6,00,000 may be affected in 2017

<b>Aden:</b> More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday as the …

World Health Organization

Spanish scientists discover potential anti-Zika drug

Researchers from a southeastern Spanish university announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used as a potential drug to fight the effects …

World Health Organization

Major AIDS conference opens in Paris amid funding shortfall concerns - France 24

Progress in beating back the AIDS epidemic risks being eroded by a funding shortfall set to grow under Donald Trump's proposed cuts to global health projects, experts and campaigners warned ahead of a major HIV conference.<p>If adopted by Congress, the 2018 Trump budget could deprive some 830,000 …

Health

Six brands of tainted butter recalled in Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued on Saturday a recall of six brands of butter sold in Quebec because of possible contamination by the …

Canadian News

‘Rapid flu test’ that gives results within an hour launched at NSW public hospitals

A new "rapid flu test" has been rolled out in public hospitals across New South Wales, giving a result within the hour and potentially saving …

Medicine

News24.com | SA urged to tackle NHI as one

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Universal Health Care

HIV-positive status to factor into Regina rapist's sentence, but not criminal charge

Crown prosecutor argues that the victim's fear of contracting HIV was real, even if the actual risk wasn't<p>A Regina woman who was choked unconscious …

Justice

Love Island: stars’ on-screen smoking angers health charity

Campaigners urge Ofcom to investigate possible breach of broadcasting code by ITV bosses<p>The bedroom activities of <i>Love Island</i>’s glamorous contestants are providing many a watercooler moment in offices across the land. But their love of smoking is provoking an altogether different kind of debate.<p>Amid …

Love Island

Hepatitis solutions sought at Vic summit

Solutions to addressing hepatitis in vulnerable and diverse communities will be discussed at a Victorian summit on Monday.<p>The summit at parliament …

Hepatitis

Republicans face two unpalatable options on replacement healthcare bill

After a six-month debate and seven years of promising they would repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans don’t have many good options left to pass a bill<p>Mitch McConnell likes to say that finding 50 Republican votes to pass healthcare reform is like solving a Rubik’s cube. As he pushes his party …

Health Care Law

McConnell's last ditch strategy

The Senate leader is forcing doomed Obamacare vote — and backlash could revive it.<p>Talking is no longer working. It's time to vote.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking the rare step of forcing his members to take a tough vote on an Obamacare repeal bill, H.R. 1628 (115), that is on track …

Health Care Law

Tracking Trump: Russia scandal deepens while healthcare flatlines

Donald Trump clashed with Senate Republicans on the healthcare bill and Robert Mueller, in a tumultuous week that ended with Sean Spicer quitting<p>It was a week full of difficult news for the Trump administration on both the healthcare and Russia fronts, at the end of which White House press …

Health Care Reform

Usher Sued For $10 Million For Allegedly Exposing Another Woman To Herpes

Usher Raymond may have to just go ahead and let it burn — and by “it,” we mean his money.<p><i>TMZ</i> reports that the “Confessions” singer has been sued once …

Celebrity News

CDC’s New Breast Pump Cleaning Guidelines Are A Must-Read For Nursing Moms

CDC releases breast pump cleaning guidelines after death of infant<p>Any mother that’s currently pumping, or has before, knows that it’s no joke. It’s a …

Babies

NYC Resident Dies From Papaya Salmonella Outbreak

<i>(istockphoto)</i><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state salmonella outbreak—linked to Maradol papayas—that has …

New York City

New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

When she was health commissioner of Georgia, the state with one of the highest rates of child obesity, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald faced two enormous challenges: How to get children to slim down and how to pay for it.<p>Her answer to the first was Power Up for 30, a program pushing schools to give children …

Obesity

Patients lacking vaccination spend on average nearly week in hospital

ANTI-VAXERS and vaccination slackers suffering from preventable diseases are clogging ­Australia’s hospitals and putting a massive burden on the …

Whooping Cough

What's the status of Obamacare?

Confused about the debate in Washington over repealing and replacing Obamacare? Here’s where things stand with the health care law and what sort of …

Health Care Law

Analysis: Arkansas Democrats relying on political newcomers | Miami Herald

Paul Spencer teaches politics and government to high school students in Little Rock and for the past several years led a group that's pushed for …

Health Care Law

New Jersey becomes latest state to raise legal smoking age to 21

New Jersey is cracking down on cigarettes, becoming the latest state to hike up the legal age to buy tobacco products after Gov. Chris Christie signed his approval on Friday.<p>By restricting people under age 21 from buying cigarettes, the state is "giving young people more time to develop a maturity …

World Health Organization

The health care debate we should be having

There’s something wrong with our health care debates. Always in D.C., the big questions are about insurance: who has it, how they get it, how much …

Health Care