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5 Little-Known Medicare Benefits Every Retiree Should Take Advantage Of
Medicare helps cover in-hospital stays, doctor visits, and prescription drugs for adults 65 and older. But some of its most lucrative benefits are also the most…
Aug 24, 2019 22:17 UTC Health Read More

CDC identifies a death potentially linked to vaping
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that it identified 193 cases of severe lung illnesses, which are potentially linked to vaping. Fu...
Aug 24, 2019 22:15 UTC Health Read More

Measles-stricken New Zealand girl visited Disneyland, other California destinations
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California…
Aug 24, 2019 17:10 UTC Health Read More

Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain confirmed as 'superbugs' continue to worry experts
A strain of Salmonella found in beef and soft cheeses in the United States and Mexico has been found resistant to antibiotics, according to the CDC.
Aug 24, 2019 16:30 UTC Health Read More

Erika Zak, resilient mom whose fight to get a liver captivated the nation, dies during transplant surgery
The 39-year-old Portland mother inspired millions through her courage and resilience during her fight for a liver transplant.
Aug 24, 2019 16:08 UTC Health Read More

Mutant sheep are being bred in lab to fight lethal child brain disease
Scientists have created a flock of sheep that carry the gene for a lethal inherited brain disorder in humans. The condition, Batten disease, usually starts in…
Aug 24, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More

New Zealand teen with measles may have exposed hundreds at Disneyland and other tourist destinations
A teenage girl traveling through Southern California may have exposed hundreds of people to the measles when she visited several popular tourist destinations,…
Aug 24, 2019 10:12 UTC Health Read More

Teen with measles may have exposed other visitors at Disneyland, LAX and Santa Monica Pier, health officials say
A teenage girl with measles who visited multiple tourist destinations in Southern California earlier this month - including the Disneyland Resort, Santa Monica…
Aug 24, 2019 05:41 UTC Health Read More

Deadly ‘super’ Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican cheese, US beef
Coming down with a nasty Salmonella infection can easily sideline even the healthiest of people, but it's when the bacteria show resistance to common…
Aug 24, 2019 02:50 UTC Health Read More

Daily ‘polypill’ halves heart attacks, says study
PARIS: A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third, and…
Aug 24, 2019 02:06 UTC Health Read More

Heart attack pill can cut attacks by half
Experts often recommend improving overall physical health and treating other medical conditions as a way to prevent heart attacks—and heart disease in…
Aug 24, 2019 01:35 UTC Health Read More

How memories form and fade: Strong memories are encoded by teams of neurons working together in synchrony
Researchers have identified the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over time.
Aug 24, 2019 00:20 UTC Health Read More

Teen with measles visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier
A teenager from New Zealand visited Los Angeles and Orange counties this month and made a trip to Disneyland while she was sick with measles, potentially…
Aug 23, 2019 23:59 UTC Health Read More

Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating
A person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other cases of varying…
Aug 23, 2019 23:57 UTC Health Read More

3rd human case of EEE confirmed in Massachusetts this year
BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials say a third human case of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in…
Aug 23, 2019 23:12 UTC Health Read More

Portland mom who survived cancer died while receiving liver transplant
Erika Zak's family reported that she died while in surgery for the liver she had waited more than a year for.
Aug 23, 2019 21:43 UTC Health Read More

Cases of dangerous parvovirus have increased, Indianapolis Animal Care Services says
Indianapolis Animal Care Services has seen a large increase in the number of dogs testing positive for the parvovirus.
Aug 23, 2019 21:22 UTC Health Read More

Health Department reports rabid skunk caught in Downtown Ithaca
ITHACA, N.Y. — A skunk caught on 2nd Street in the City of Ithaca tested positive for rabies, according to the Tompkins County Health Department. The skunk…
Aug 23, 2019 21:22 UTC Health Read More

Want a healthy heart? Get a dog, study suggests
Dog owners are more active, eat better and have healthier blood sugar levels.
Aug 23, 2019 20:49 UTC Health Read More

Montana and Regional News Rabid bat in Glacier National Park scratches visitor 2:05 PM, Aug
Officials at Glacier National park said in a press release on Friday that last week, the Glacier County Health Department confirmed that a bat that scratched a…
Aug 23, 2019 20:05 UTC Health Read More

Parvo cases in dogs increasing in Marion County
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Dogs in Marion County are under attack but not from what you might expect. An increase in the parvo virus is a direct threat to your dog…
Aug 23, 2019 18:55 UTC Health Read More

Clermont County mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus
A mosquito trapped in Clermont County has tested positive for West Nile virus, health officials have confirmed.
Aug 23, 2019 18:51 UTC Health Read More

New research shows having a dog is good for your heart
If you own a pet, you know it's a big part of your family. Now new research shows those four-legged friends may actually be good for your heart. Michael Labelle…
Aug 23, 2019 18:42 UTC Health Read More


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