Health News

FILE - In this Sunday, July 14 fike, 2019 photo, burial workers dressed in protective gear carry the remains someone that died of Ebola, in Beni, Congo. The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus. It is a cause for concern during a regional outbreak recently declared a rare global health emergency..  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
UN agency: Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like casesThe World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Thousands Are About to Get a $2.7M Letter of 'Love'Close to 2,400 families in two Texas counties will get a letter this week that will lift their hearts, but also (and more importantly) relieve their wallets. What that note will inform them, per FOX 4 News : that a Dallas-area church has raised enough money—almost $2.7 million...
Newser4 hours ago
In This State, 2nd Death From a Mosquito-Borne KillerA second person has died in Massachusetts from a rare mosquito-carried virus. CNN reports the patient, said by the state's Department of Health to be a man from Bristol County in his 70s, was the commonwealth's 10th confirmed human case of Eastern equine encephalitis, caused by a virus that leads...
Newser1 day ago
FILE  - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of illnesses and deaths related to vaping.  The nation's largest retailer said Friday, Sept. 20 that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlashWalmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores in the wake of string of deaths related to vaping
The Associated Press1 day ago
Walmart Will Stop Selling E-CigarettesCiting the uncertainty surrounding the products' future, including possible regulatory actions, Walmart said it will stop selling e-cigarettes. An internal memo said the retailer will sell the stock on hand in its Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the US. Then, CNBC reports the memo says, "We plan to discontinue...
Newser1 day ago
Nucleus Shelton of the AFL-CIO speaks to a group of nurses during a one-day strike outside of Palmetto General Hospital, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Nurses, auto strikes may be signs of awakening US unionsRegistered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District biologist Nadja Reissen examines a mosquito in Salt Lake City. State and federal health officials are reporting a higher than usual number of deaths and illnesses from a rare, mosquito-borne virus this year. Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in a score of people in six states and several people have died so far this year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Correction: Rare Mosquito Disease storyCorrection: Rare Mosquito Disease story
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - This Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo shows an Original Impossible Burger, left, and a Cali Burger, from Umami Burger, in New York. A new era of meat alternatives is here, with Beyond Meat becoming the first vegan meat company to go public and Impossible Burger popping up on menus around the country. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two California companies _ Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat _ are grabbing attention for patties that are red before they’re cooked, making them resemble raw beef. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredientAn ingredient in Impossible burgers helps make them look and taste like meat
The Associated Press2 days ago
Less Sinister Theory Emerges in Mystery Cuba IllnessesA new study into the mysterious ailments that plagued US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba has come up with a theory far less sinister than a sonic attack. Researchers say fumigation for mosquitoes might be to blame, reports the Toronto Star . The study, commissioned by the Canadian government, found that...
Newser2 days ago
Woman Shows Up at ER, Learns Her Blood Turned BlueAn emergency room doctor in Rhode Island says he treated a blue-blooded woman—and he doesn't mean she was an aristocrat. In a case described in the New England Journal of Medicine , Dr. Otis Warren says the 25-year-old woman arrived at a Providence hospital with "weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath,...
Newser2 days ago
States reporting at least one confirmed or probable case to the CDC. Data current as of Sept. 17.
US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th deathUS health officials revise count of vaping-related illnesses to 530; Missouri man is 8th death
The Associated Press2 days ago
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pelosi offers Medicare negotiation plan to curb drug pricesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an ambitious plan that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices for seniors and younger people
The Associated Press2 days ago
More Health News