The Story: Breaking a long-standing tradition, U.S. bishops have chosen Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City over Cardinal Blase Cupich to serve as chairman of the Pro-Life Activities Committee. The vote was 96 to 82. Important Because: A cardinal has always led...
The Story: After a bout of sickness last week, "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan took to Instagram and blamed Chipotle for his trouble.Pale-looking and with an IV line running to his arm, Jordan claimed:“I know I’ve advocated for them in the...
The Story: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, said that the extent of the opioid crisis in America was the one thing that surprised him the most during his recent Year of Travel challenge across several states.Important Because: The problem of...
The Story: Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA, has once again shut down two of its cooling towers after nine guests and employees took ill. An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease is believed to be the cause of illness, according to Orange...
The Story: A Leachville, Arkansas, Police Department post on Facebook this week warned shoppers that traces of the drug Fentanyl on a shopping card handle could affect them. Millions have reacted as the post went viral. Why It Matters: Fentanyl is a...
The Story: U.S. Veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are looking at ways to help victims of opioid drug abuse, which has killed more Americans than the wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined. Why It Matters: Vets are twice as...
What's it About? In a $10 million lawsuit against medical device manufacturers, veteran Hollywood action star Chuck Norris is claiming that Gadolinium - a chemical contrast agent used to improve clarity of MRI scans - poisoned his wife. Why it's Important...
After the Trump administration cut 90% of the government marketing budget to publicize Obamacare, Uber Technologies, Inc. and a few smaller tech companies are now encouraging their contract workers to enroll in the health program.Rather than being a political...
According to an early-phase clinical trial by investigators at Stanford University School of Medicine in California in the United States, a regular infusion of blood plasma from a young person could turn out to be a new treatment option for...
In cardiovascular care, the use of stents is fairly common. Typically used to unblock an artery and maintain vascular patency and dilation, stenting is also done for patients whose arteries aren't blocked, but experience angina caused by exertion because...
You may have heard of Petcube, the company that makes pet-related hardware like the Petcube Play, which allows you to remotely control a laser pointer to make your cat go crazy. Or maybe you own a Petcube Bites that...
Of course, it's a lot simpler to just change your diet, but Chinese scientists won't have it that way. They want to cut the fat out of eating bacon, and they've managed to do exactly that.Using new gene-editing techniques,...
The outbreak of hepatitis A in California lead Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency on Friday so the inadequate federal supply of vaccines can be complemented with direct acquisition from manufacturers.The federal government has provided 81,000...
With the launch of iPhone X - the $1,000 flagship smartphone from Apple - comes a new technology called Face ID. It's not new or unique in and of its own, but it is the first time such technology...
Samsung’s new smartwatch, Gear Sport, is the latest member of the company's range of smart wearables. The Gear Sport is designed to be more accurate than ever, with modern fitness tracking and across-the-board compatibility with Under Armour's suite of fitness apps.The...