Health

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC says less than half of Americans are getting vaccinated against the flu. The news is especially upsetting to medical professionals, as the health institute is predicting this year's flu season may be worse than usual. The CDC recommends a shot for...
(Undated) -- Many Americans are finding health insurance is less expensive thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A new survey by the Commonwealth Fund reports 61-percent of people surveyed say the premiums are somewhat or very easy to afford. Subsidies offered through the...
(Undated) -- One of the best ways to keep asthma under control is to know what's bringing on the attacks. Doctor Rachel Taliercio with the Cleveland Clinic says allergen triggers are very common. Other common triggers are cigarette smoke and air pollution. However, asthma...
(Washington, DC) -- A delay in care did in fact contribute to deaths at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix. Assistant Inspector General John Daigh made that assertion yesterday during a heated exchange with members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Republicans accused the...
(Undated) -- The United Nations Security Council will meet in emergency session today to discuss the Ebola outbreak that's killed more than two-thousand people in West Africa. The outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone is the worst ever. More than four-thousand...
(Undated) -- A new study finds links between migraines and Parkinson's disease. Researchers with the National Institutes of Health found that middle-aged people who suffer from migraines preceded by a visual aura are twice as likely to develop Parkinson's or other movement...
(Undated) -- The World Health Organization says blood from Ebola survivors is being sold on the black market in West Africa. The organization says the blood is being sold in countries where the Ebola outbreak has killed more than two-thousand people. Desperate people are buying...
(New York, NY) -- There is at least one confirmed case of the Enterovirus-D68 in New York City, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So far, there have been 12 confirmed cases of the virus in New York State, and several potential cases in Westchester County. The CDC has...
(Undated) -- Child mortality rates are declining. A report by the United Nations says international child mortality rates have decreased by half since 1990. Last year, six-point-three-million babies died within their first five years. The mortality rate among newborns remains...