The Latest: Deportation delayed to allow kidney transplant

The Latest: Deportation delayed to allow kidney transplant

by Associated Press June 14 at 2:38 PM HARTFORD, Conn. — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Connecticut man with renal failure (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says federal immigration officials have granted a six-month stay in the deportation of a man scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant this […]

Health groups push to raise smoking age to 21

Health groups push to raise smoking age to 21

Groups like the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21 in New York ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Prominent health groups including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21 across New […]

West Nile virus found in three Lucas County locations

West Nile virus found in three Lucas County locations

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Kitchen towels are dirtier than you think, study finds

Kitchen towels are dirtier than you think, study finds

Please enable Javascript to watch this video There’s a decent chance your kitchen towels are hiding bacteria linked to food poisoning and other infections, according to a new study, though some are urging caution before tossing those towels in the trash. The finding is based on a University of Mauritius study of 100 kitchen towels used […]

Costa Rica issues malaria health alert

Costa Rica issues malaria health alert

The Costa Rican government issued a health, or sanitary alert Monday due to the increase in the number of imported malaria cases reported from Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of South America and Africa, according to a Nacion report (computer translated). Costa Rica /CIA According to Daniel Salas, director of the Directorate of Health Surveillance […]

Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Harris and Montgomery Counties

Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Harris and Montgomery Counties

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — While many families are spending time in the sun this summer, health experts are warning people to take precautions against mosquito bites. Harris County Health and Human Services told Eyewitness News Monday that they have had three positive mosquito samples so far this summer. Those positive samples were found in […]

New cancer treatment grabs hold of malignant cells and calls in the troops

New cancer treatment grabs hold of malignant cells and calls in the troops

Cancer is one of the topmost killers worldwide. The complexity and wide variety of types makes it hard to find one useful therapy to neutralize it, without harming healthy tissue. Now, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in Florida think they’ve developed one. Their report was published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports. The organization said the child had no history of vaccination and lives in an under-immunized extremely impoverished Delta Amacuro state. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling childhood disease caused by the poliovirus, and […]

Natural extracts may fight bacterial infections

Natural extracts may fight bacterial infections

A new study has found a process in which natural plant extracts can fight bacterial infections. According to a study conducted by James Cook University, an increasing number of unplanned surgeries are being performed to fight infections, mostly caused by bacterial activity. The researchers converted plant-based products, known as Plant Secondary Metabolites (PSMs), into polymer […]