Tag: health news

Organ transplants, but only for the financially healthy

This story is from Kaiser Health News When Patrick Mannion heard about the Michigan woman denied a heart transplant because she couldn’t afford the anti-rejection drugs, he knew what she was up against. On social media posts of a letter that went viral last month, Hedda Martin, 60, of Grand Rapids, was informed that she

Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states

Anti-vaccine billboards claiming that routine childhood shots are deadly have popped up in several West Virginia cities. They warn that the son of former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Catone died from a vaccine, though the infant’s death was officially ruled to be sudden infant death syndrome. A physician director for the Cabell-Huntington Health Department,

Infant walkers provide no benefit, cause much harm: Study

More than 230,000 children under 15 months of age were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments between 1990 and 2014 due to infant walker-related injuries, according to a new study today published in the journal Pediatrics. More than 6,500 of those were cases of skull fracture, according to the study, whose authors actively support the

US, Cuba to meet on mysterious ‘health attacks’ in Havana

Interested in Cuba? National security agencies and members of Congress are frustrated by the lack of answers about what the United States describes as “health attacks” that have injured American diplomats in Cuba. A meeting Thursday between U.S. and Cuban officials was intended to try to help determine the method and motive behind those mysterious

Forget that one glass of wine, no alcohol is good for you

In 2016 in India, 42,000 deaths among women and 2.9 lakh deaths among men were attributed to alcohol consumption Alcohol is associated with one in 10 deaths globally in people aged 15-49, according to a study, ‘Global Burden of Disease’, published in The Lancet. Overall, alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide,

16 Things You Can Catch From Your Pet

Dogs, cats, parrots, hamsters, and, for some people, even snakes and rats are often our best friends–and for good reason. Pet owners have lower blood pressure and less stress, and they exercise more, among other benefits. Kids who grow up with pets are actually less likely to end up with allergies. But pets can sometimes