Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus city in transport shutdown as WHO extends talks

China said it was halting flights and trains from Thursday out of Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the centre of a deadly SARS-like virus outbreak, as the UN extended emergency talks on the disease.

Health

Medically unnecessary ambulance rides soar after ACA expansion

By 2016, two years into the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17.6 million previously uninsured people around the U.S. had gained health insurance coverage. But with the expansion, researchers at the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Superbug fungus has sickened 600 Americans

(HealthDay)—The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a "serious global health threat" by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seasonal plague kills two more in Madagascar

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of pneumonic plague has killed two more people, taking the death toll to four, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Health

Track mosquitoes with your smartphone

During my first summer in New York City, mosquitoes bit me mercilessly. Eventually I learned which parks and gardens to avoid, but I was struck by the large geographic variation in mosquito prevalence. Interested in whether ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obese Mexican man removed from home

A Mexican man who weighs about 1,100 pounds (500 kilos) and hadn't left his bed in six years has been removed by medical personnel for treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

S. Korea reports two more MERS deaths

South Korea on Thursday reported two more deaths from its MERS outbreak and one more new case, bringing the total fatalities from the deadly virus to 29.

Oncology & Cancer

Central venous catheters up infection risk in cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online June 30 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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