Health News

  • Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Good news -- cancer deaths are down overall.Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a year for women, according to a new report. And although cancer rates actually increased slightly between 2010 and 2014 for children -- ... read more
    HealthMay 22, 2018
  • Blind, elderly horse rescued after falling into 8-foot well
    Jackie Wesselman/Reily Township Fire and EMS(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- This was a rescue that emergency workers in Germantown, Ohio, won't soon forget.A horse that is more than 20 years old and blind fell backward into an 8-foot-deep well pit on containing pressure tanks and pumps on Sunday morning, Germantown Fire Chief ... read more
    HealthMay 21, 2018
  • About the experimental vaccine deployed in Congo to fight the Ebola virus
    DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back –- rushing more than 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo.At least 26 deaths have been tied to the ... read more
    HealthMay 21, 2018
  • Suicide-related hospital visits for children and teens up sharply
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Suicide-related hospital visits for children have increased sharply in the U.S., new research finds.The study in Pediatrics found that from 2008 to 2015 the proportion of children's hospital visits arising from suicide attempts or suicidal thinking nearly doubled from .81 percent to 1.55 percent.Teens aged 15 to ... read more
    HealthMay 21, 2018
  • Breath test can save money and catch cancer early
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The only way to test for symptoms of stomach or esophageal cancer is to undergo an upper endoscopy, a test that can be invasive, cost thousands of dollars and has a small percentage of success in actually finding a tumor.Researchers in the U.K. wanted a diagnostic tool ... read more
    HealthMay 20, 2018
  • More than two dozen people rushed to hospital after taking synthetic weed
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, New York) -- More than two dozen people at the same street corner had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana in Brooklyn on Saturday night.Police sources told New York ABC station WABC-TV that officers reported to a street corner ... read more
    HealthMay 20, 2018
  • Three new Ebola cases confirmed in large city in Congo, raising risk of further spread
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in a city of nearly 1.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health ministry said.A single case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed earlier this week in Wangata, one of the three health zones of ... read more
    HealthMay 19, 2018
  • Former doctor who slipped abortion drug into girlfriend’s tea sentenced to prison
    iStock/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- A doctor who slipped an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend's tea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday. However, he will serve only three years.Brooke Fiske was dating Sikander Imran when the Arlington, Virginia, doctor slipped a drug into her tea he knew could ... read more
    HealthMay 19, 2018
  • How to enjoy public pools this summer and avoid the pesky bacteria lurking in the water
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is quickly approaching. Local pools and water parks will beckon. While most people will be fine, there’s a health risk you should be aware of if you decide to take a dip in a public or hotel pool this summer.Yearly, ... read more
    HealthMay 17, 2018
  • Boy with Down syndrome shows off epic dance moves after hitting home run
    Kristine Squitieri Fitzpatrick/Facebook (NEW YORK) -- This young baseball player was so excited about hitting a home run, he celebrated with some sweet dance moves!Billy, who has Down syndrome, plays in the "League of YES," a Long Island, New York-based organization whose mission is "to establish and sustain baseball programs ... read more
    HealthMay 17, 2018