How long can humans live? We haven't hit our limit, says study

After the age of 105, the risk of death for humans slows, plateaus and even decreases in some instances, according to a new study. You're still more likely to die with each passing year than you were the year before, but your treadmill isn't speeding... More..

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Jahi McMath, long at center of brain death debate, dies after surgery
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Jahi McMath, long at center of brain death debate, dies after surgery

Dolan said he plans to keep fighting to have Jahi's death certificate changed to reflect her clinical death on June 22. "I think Jahi will be remembered forever because she defied all of the odds". I loved se...More..

Seeing the same doctor over time ‘lowers death rates’
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Seeing the same doctor over time ‘lowers death rates’

Sir Denis Pereira Gray, from St Leonard's GP practice in Exeter, who also worked on the study , said: "Patients have long known that it matters which doctor they see and how well they can communicate with them...More..

Mom Reminds Us It's Super Dangerous To Go Down Slides With Kids
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Mom Reminds Us It's Super Dangerous To Go Down Slides With Kids

The girl's foot is caught in a corner of the slide, contorted and angled back unnaturally. "When I realized what was happening, I used my top hand to try to stop us and leaned to release her foot", Clare wrot...More..

First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg

Mosquitoes that were collected in the Riverview, North Street and Dumville Lane areas of Suffolk tested positive for WNV, while mosquitoes collected in Cove Point and the Lamb Avenue tested positive for EEE. Th...More..

HIV Testing Available On Wednesday; Many Michiganders Don't Know They Are Infected
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

HIV Testing Available On Wednesday; Many Michiganders Don't Know They Are Infected

Elsewhere across the Carolinas, Walgreens has partnered with Greater Than to offer free HIV testing across the region. Knowing your HIV status is important for your health. Ghana's HIV prevalence among pregna...More..

Amazon agrees to buy PillPack, an online pharmacy
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazon agrees to buy PillPack, an online pharmacy

PillPack was founded in 2013 and had a reported valuation of about $330 million as of two years ago, according to Fortune . Amazon has long expanded beyond its simple ecommerce roots and is now targeting m...More..

General Electric to spin off its healthcare business
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

General Electric to spin off its healthcare business

Moving averages (MA) are one of the most accepted and often-used technical indicators. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.23) EPS. Shares of Baker Hughes A GE opened at $33.60 on...More..

by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study

This was compared to data from 23,729 men and women with similar economic status who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey during the same years. This study is limited in a few ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

General Electric breaks off healthcare to focus on power, aviation

GE has already agreed to sell its century-old rail division and is searching for a buyer of the iconic light bulb unit that Thomas Edison founded. Sales and profits have been rising at the health-care unit,...More..

Cannabis grown in United Kingdom used in FDA approved epilepsy drug
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cannabis grown in United Kingdom used in FDA approved epilepsy drug

Epidiolex is also the first prescription created to treat children with Dravet syndrome , according to the FDA's announcement. The FDA news signals that the DEA will likely adjust its scheduling for CBD...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

US OKs marijuana-based prescription drug for seizures

The floodgate effect is known as "sea change", as described by Barbara Carreno , public affairs officer for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Currently, some state laws prevent any cannabis-deriv...More..

Pharmacist allegedly refused to fill AZ woman's prescription for miscarriage drug
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Pharmacist allegedly refused to fill AZ woman's prescription for miscarriage drug

She says she later received an email notification that her prescription was ready at another Walgreens across town. The baby's development had stopped. Mone continued, saying the pharmacist - identified in ...More..

The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental disorder
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental disorder

The term is " gaming disorder " and signs include placing gaming as a priority over other things, deteriorating personal relationships with family and friends and sometimes even sleep disorders . In a way it...More..

NGOs Sensitise Students On Sickle Cell Disorder
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

NGOs Sensitise Students On Sickle Cell Disorder

In his words: "in addition, my book "Unveiling Sickle Cell Anaemia " was borne out of my personal health experiences, in addition to my experiences as a medical laboratory professional, as a caregiver". "The...More..

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon find health care CEO in Harvard professor
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon find health care CEO in Harvard professor

The power trio announced on Wednesday that Dr. Atul Gawande , Ariadne Labs founder and renowned surgeon, will lead their new health care project beginning July 9. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women'...More..

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

But what impact will that have at the border? The effort would mark a dramatic turnaround for an administration that has been insisting, wrongly, that it has no choice but to separate families apprehended at ...More..

Compulsive video game playing now classified as a mental health problem
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Compulsive video game playing now classified as a mental health problem

For the first time, in this edition, the ICD has named and described " gaming disorder " in the section on addictive disorders. In addition, the ICD states that any person who is giving precedence to gam...More..

British PM promises Brexit health service boost
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

British PM promises Brexit health service boost

And praising Mrs May, she said: "The Prime Minister today could not have been clearer, that the NHS is her number one spending priority, that's why there is this cash injection". It's the end of the "sticking p...More..

World Health Organization Officially Lists Gaming Addiction as Disorder
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

World Health Organization Officially Lists Gaming Addiction as Disorder

There's still disagreement whether gaming disorders exist at all, but rehab facilities and treatment programs specifically for video game addiction are slowly cropping up around the United States. Dr Sh...More..