Health

February 13, 2019

White House Is ‘Hiding’ Something About Donald Trump’s Physical Exam, Says Dick Cheney’s Cardiologist

Four days on from President Donald Trump completing a four-hour physical exam, the White House has yet to release details about the results of the tests. The absence of information beyond an initial short memo has prompted the longtime cardiologist of former Vice President Dick Cheney to suggest that the White House was “hiding” something.
February 12, 2019

New York Measles Outbreak: Thousands of Unvaccinated Kids Excluded from Schools as State Launches 'Aggressive' Attack

As the worst measles outbreak in New York in decades rages on, health officials have launched an "aggressive, multi-pronged" attack against the disease that has sickened over 200 people in five months.
February 11, 2019

Shameful Secrets Worry Us More Than Guilty Secrets, Psychologists Believe

Secrets that make us feel ashamed bother us more than those which we keep because they're steeped in guilt, psychologists believe. 
February 11, 2019

24-week-old Baby Taken out of Mother's Womb and Put Back in after Spina Bifida Treatment

An expectant mother has spoken of how doctors removed her unborn baby from her womb to carry out surgery to treat a birth defect, before putting the fetus back inside her. 
February 11, 2019

Children of Anti-vaxxers Try to Get Vaccinated Without Their Parents Knowing

As Washington state deals with a measles outbreak that has caused at least 53 people—the majority of whom are unvaccinated children—to contract the potentially deadly disease, young people have asked how they can get vaccinated without their parents' knowledge. 
February 11, 2019

Man Who Ate Marijuana Lollipop Had Heart Attack Caused by 'Fearful Hallucinations'

A man ate a lollipop and suffered a heart attack triggered by frightening hallucinations, physicians have revealed. 
February 8, 2019

Washington Measles Outbreak 2019: Demand for Vaccines Spikes 500% in Clark County

A county in Washington dealing with a measles outbreak affecting at least 50 people has witnessed a 500 percent spike in demand for vaccines compared to the same period last year. 
February 7, 2019

Why the US has larger drug costs than different nations

Spending on pharmaceuticals is on the rise worldwide. And it well should be. Today, we are able to cure some diseases like hepatitis C that were virtual death sentences just a few years ago. This progress required significant investments by governments and private companies alike. Unquestionably, the world is better off for it.
February 7, 2019

Some Kids Are More Likely to Get Strep Throat Over and Over Again—Here's Why

Some children are more likely to get strep throat repeatedly because a combination of their genetics and how the bug manipulates their immune system. That's according to researchers, who hope a vaccine for the nasty condition is on the horizon. 
February 6, 2019

Measles Outbreaks in Washington, Texas and Oregon Were Predicted by Scientists a Year Ago

Outbreaks of measles have now been reported in 10 states across the U.S. In Clark County, Washington, officials say there have been 49 confirmed cases, 34 of which were in children aged 10 or under. In Harris County, Texas, three measles cases have been reported—including two boys under the age of two.