Public Health

US Health Officials Are Advising Americans To Avoid These Foods, Which May Carry Parasites

Salads, pasta salads, melons, and a number of favorite snacks are on the list.<p>According to a report by CNN, United States health officials are …

McDonald's

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging …

Science

China vaccine scandal ripples through domestic market, threatens global push

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A vaccine scandal in China, which has hit a nerve in the country and prompted quick reactions from leaders in Beijing, is sending ripples across the wider domestic drug market while threatening to dent Chinese ambitions to play a larger global role.<p>Shares in Chinese vaccine …

China

The Children of Flint Were Not ‘Poisoned’

FLINT, Mich. — Words are toxic, too. Labeling Flint’s children as “poisoned,” as many journalists and activists have done since the city’s water was found to be contaminated with lead in 2014, unjustly stigmatizes their generation.<p>Let’s be clear. It’s unacceptable that any child was exposed to …

Opinion

Scalise reveals how Republicans plan to keep control of the House in November

Amid talks of a “blue wave” in the coming November midterm elections, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday outlined the Republican Party’s plans for retaining control of the House, saying it boils down to focusing on economic growth.<p>“We’re gonna bring some more bills to cut taxes, we’re …

Health Care

How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

<b>One of the world's deadliest viruses, Ebola kills up to half of those it infects. But despite appearing to have all the hallmarks of a potential epidemic, the latest outbreak developed in a very different way.</b><p>Emerging in a border area of the Democratic Republic of Congo in April, this Ebola …

Disease

Study suggests potential link between fracking industry and increased sexually transmitted infections

Activists have long condemned natural gas drillers in Ohio over environmental concerns, but a recent study links the fracking industry to a different …

Oil & Gas Industry

Health Check: how long should you stay away when you have a cold or the flu?

Most adults get around two to three colds a year, and children get even more. In terms of the flu, there are around 3-5 million severe cases of …

Flu

The predictability of Barack Obama

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Last Tuesday in South Africa, Barack Obama gave a speech with some lines right out of a Donald Trump stemwinder.<p>If you didn’t pay …

Barack Obama

Dying groundskeeper will testify against Roundup in cancer trial

A California groundskeeper dying of cancer is slated to testify Monday before jurors hearing evidence in his lawsuit blaming Monsanto weed killer …

Liberal View

HSE warning as patients with measles present at hospitals

It comes after an adult and child attended four hospitals in the capital while at their most contagious.<p>The two patients, believed to be foreign …

Measles

First Malaria Drug In 60 Years Approved By FDA Described As A ‘Phenomenal Achievement’

Krintafel flushes the malaria-causing parasite from the liver, preventing relapse and the spread of recurring malaria.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug …

Malaria

NRA sues Seattle over 'safe storage' gun law

The National Rifle Association, along with the Second Amendment Foundation, sued the city of Seattle on Friday over its "safe storage" gun law, …

Guns

The Latest: 11 Killed in Blast near Airport in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):<p>7:15 p.m.<p>Hashmat Stanekzai, spokesman for the Kabul police …

Afghanistan

High Risk of 'Losing Control' of AIDS Epidemic: Experts

UNAIDS last week reported a record number of HIV-positive people using life - saving antiretroviral therapy (ARV), and lower rates of deaths and new …

India News

California's vaccine mandate – loopholes for fraud and bogus exemptions

California lawmakers took major steps in 2015 to push more school-aged children to have all of the required vaccinations necessary to reduce the risk …

Los Angeles

Metro Public Health offering free Back to School immunizations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - The Metro Public Health Department is offering back to school immunizations for Metro Nashville Public School students.<p>The …

Whooping Cough

AP News : Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands<p>By BRUCE SCHREINER<br>Published: Jul 20, 2018<p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an …

Health Care

What Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

The New York Mets do have luck, but unfortunately <i>none</i> of it is any good.New York’s turbulent, injury-plagued season continues, as starting pitcher …

New York Mets

Supervisors move to lift massage parlor ban on Union Street, crack down on illicit activity citywide

San Francisco has proposed a new law to crackdown on brothels fronting as massage parlors. Meanwhile, a proposal to lift a ban on massage …

San Francisco

China Premier Orders Probe of Vaccine Makers After Violation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ordered the government to investigate the nation’s vaccine industry after violations found at a biologics manufacturer …

China

Authorities investigate vaccine maker as scandal enrages public

China launched a nationwide inspection over the safety of vaccines amid a huge public outcry after evidence showed one of the country's largest …

News (China)

Top Chinese rabies vaccine maker ordered to stop production over forged data

China’s drug regulator just pulled a manufacturing permit for the country’s second-largest maker of rabies vaccines over data falsification, marking …

Vaccination

Meningococcal W confirmed as strain behind death of Hobart teenager

The Tasmanian teenager who died from meningococcal disease this month had the W strain of the bacteria, health authorities say.<p>Director of Public …

Australia

The World's Breastfeeding Champ?

Peace Umutoni has four children and works full time as an administrative officer. When her youngest was born seven months ago, Umutoni was able to …

Africa

Trump's Medicaid Work Rules Hit States With Costs And Bureaucracy

News the Trump administration won’t back down from an effort to require Medicaid patients to work means states considering them should brace for higher administrative expenses.<p>Kentucky’s Medicaid administration costs jumped more than 40% after implementing work requirements , a new report from …

Health Care

Analysis shows source of E. coli outbreak was leafy greens

<i>Photo illustration</i><p>Increased use of ingredient-based analyses is being promoted by researchers after the method was used to identify the source of …

E.coli

Activists lash out at global response to TB - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Community activists have described efforts to fight TB globally as shameful. Governments, donors and civil society have all been criticised for not …

News (South Africa)

Officials close shellfish growing areas in Alabama

Alabama state health officials closed a shellfish growing area in Mobile Bay Friday afternoon after taking samples of the water.<p>Only Area II was …

Public Health

Road Ahead: House Ready for Recess. Senate? Not So Much

Defense authorization, more spending bills among the week's highlights<p>This is the last week the House is in session before members depart for the …

Politics