Geometry Has a New Shape. Meet the 'Scutoid.'

These new and lovely shapes are the solution that nature has found to fold and curve the epithelia, which lines the outer surfaces of organs, researchers said . The study is the result of an worldwide collaboration between the teams of Luis M. Esc... More..

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Supreme Court end-of-life ruling a 'retrograde step'
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Supreme Court end-of-life ruling a 'retrograde step'

Patients suffering from brain damage have lost an "important safeguard" that protects their lives, say campaigners in response to a Supreme Court decision. "In making these declarations Lady Black and the Supre...More..

Sanders' Medicare Plan Could Cost $32.6 Trillion
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Sanders' Medicare Plan Could Cost $32.6 Trillion

But the eye-catching cost for the federal government cost only tells part of the story. These changes would lead the US government to control virtually all health spending in the United States - Sanders' plan...More..

Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog

Doctors were forced to amputate his legs through the kneecap, and damage to his hands necessitates amputation of fingers. An infection spread all over his body, likely caused by bacteria - which a doctor said...More..

Bacteria linked to Legionnaires’ disease found in water supply at Bronx Hospital
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Bacteria linked to Legionnaires’ disease found in water supply at Bronx Hospital

Very low levels were found Saturday during a routine testing of the hospital's potable water supply for drinking and preparing food, officials say. In the initial announcement of the investigation, released o...More..

First human case of West Nile confirmed in Mid-Michigan
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

First human case of West Nile confirmed in Mid-Michigan

The most high-risk parts of Kansas are actually the western two-thirds of the state, according to KDHE, while northeast Kansas is at "moderate risk". Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive. Many mosquito...More..

Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments

The city's public housing buildings are now smoke-free. "We actually implemented a smoking ban on smoking in the high rise units, our three high rise buildings a long time ago, several years ago", said Doug W...More..

'Hot Water Challenge' reportedly leaves teen with second-degree burns
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

'Hot Water Challenge' reportedly leaves teen with second-degree burns

The risky viral prank, which has sent a handful of children across the country to the hospital - including one death -over the a year ago usually consists of either drinking boiling water through a straw or p...More..

Hollywood singer Michelle Williams thanks supporters amid depression battle
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hollywood singer Michelle Williams thanks supporters amid depression battle

Posting on her Instagram yesterday, the former Destiny's Child singer noted that her family and friends, plus her faith, has kept her strong. After receiving messages of support from fellow musicians, Wil...More..

by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Coalition Of State Attorneys General Sues To Block Association Health Plans Rule

Court precedent, he added, allows the agency to modify its previous interpretive rules defining employers that can band together in associations to buy health insurance. Filed just yesterday, the lawsuit is l...More..

Questions over police health data access
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Questions over police health data access

The Sydney GP does not use the My Health Record at all in his Neutral Bay medical practice. She's called on the government to make clear the rules around police accessing online My Health Records , after...More..

Hepatitis C rates on the rise in Wisconsin
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Hepatitis C rates on the rise in Wisconsin

Viral hepatitis is a group of viral infections affecting the liver predominantly caused by five kinds of virus based on etiology, which is hepatitis A , B, C, D and E. Even though there are no obvious symptom...More..

Alzheimer's drug trial offers new hope
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Alzheimer's drug trial offers new hope

Reisa Sperling, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The so-called blood-brain barrier prevents germs and other damaging substances from leach...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ocean wilderness rapidly disappearing amid human impact: Aussie-led research

The researchers identified areas free from intense human impact, which they deemed as "marine wilderness" - places where human intervention is minimal or entirely nonexistent. Such an effort requires worldwide ...More..

DEP reports first human case of West Nile Virus
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

DEP reports first human case of West Nile Virus

The city's public health department says a batch of mosquitoes trapped this week in the city has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). West Nile virus symptoms usually develop between two and 15 days aft...More..

Parasite in cat poop could make us take risks
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Parasite in cat poop could make us take risks

Researchers have discovered that people who have been infected with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which is commonly found in cat feces , are more likely to have started their own companies or majored in b...More..

Policy overriding digital health law: Hunt
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Policy overriding digital health law: Hunt

The Human Rights Commissioner this week warned the maligned My Health Record system could be a "honey-pot" for criminals. In a statement released earlier this month the Australian Digital Health Agency, which...More..

HIV Infects 1 Teen Girl Every 3 Minutes
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

HIV Infects 1 Teen Girl Every 3 Minutes

The report warns that HIV prevalence can be high as up to 70 per cent among sex workers in some southern African countries; however, about three quarters of countries reporting to UNAIDS criminalise some aspect...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Be my guest, Putin tells Trump

He said the global deal on Iran's nuclear program, from which Trump has withdrawn, was also an area that needed U.S. Mattis said there had been no decision. Both leaders have called the Helsinki meeting succe...More..

Teen gets hookworm infection after friends bury him in sand
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Teen gets hookworm infection after friends bury him in sand

A Tennessee teenager contracted a parasite causing a nasty infection after a trip to a Florida beach. "We have been to the pediatrician 4 times, to a dermatologist and have a follow-up appointment today", s...More..