Rampant child abuse, a culture that sexualizes young girls and draconian abortion laws have contributed to a child pregnancy rate that is among Latin America’s highest When she took her 10-year-old daughter to hospital suffering stomach cramps and vomi…
Novartis said on Thursday it will pay 95 million euros ($110.49 million) to Galapagos and MorphoSys to license a prospective medicine targeting the skin condition atopic dermatitis, as the Swiss drugmaker strengthens its foothold in immunology.
NHS staff told to reject offer by makers of Marlboro cigarettes to help them quit smoking The world’s biggest tobacco firm has been accused of staging “a digraceful PR stunt” by offering to help NHS staff quit smoking to help mark the service’s 70th bi…
The Atlas cedar tree, or Cedrus atlantica, has a notable history, as it was closely related to the biblical cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus Libani),1 which was mentioned in the Old Testament.2 It was also believed to have played an important role in the const…
By Dr. Mercola
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.1 Preliminary data for 2016 reveals the death toll may be as high as 65,0002 — a 19 percent increase in a single year. Opioids, narcotic pain kille…
By Dr. Mercola
It’s said that your eyes are the window to your soul, but they may also provide a unique window to your brain. As your vision worsens with age, so too may your cognitive abilities, according to research published in JAMA Ophthalmology. …
Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome — sometimes known as ‘cot death’ — according to new research.
Stevie-Jo Pasing’s family could not afford to buy her sanitary products during her school years.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a pharmacy technician who worked at a hospital with making false statements during an investigation related to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.
It increased the chances of survival but patients were more likely to have brain damage, a study finds.
The health regulator found huge variations in the time taken to report on radiology examinations.
Hospitals, ambulances and mental health services are spending £1bn a year on care from outside the NHS.
The FDA has approved the first protease inhibitor-based single-tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naive and certain virologically suppressed adult patients. FDA Approvals
Ministers urged to take swift action to extend immunisation under a gender-neutral programmeAn injection that protects against cervical cancer should be given to boys as well as girls, advisers have told health ministers.The Joint Committee on Vaccinat…
(Reuters Health) – Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show.
Liver disease deaths jumped by 65 percent in the United States, from 1999-2016, disproportionately affecting adults ages 25-34. The increase in deaths among young adults was driven entirely by alcohol-related liver disease, according to a new study.
For people with type 2 diabetes, switching to sulfonylurea drugs to control blood sugar levels is associated with an increased risk of complications compared with staying on the drug metformin, a new study finds.
In patients with type 2 diabetes not at glycemic goal, adding a sulfonylurea to metformin appears to be much safer than switching. Medscape Medical News
Death rates from liver disease continue to climb across much of the country. It is particularly concerning with regard to young Americans who use alcohol to excess. Medscape Medical News
Compared with term-born children, moderately preterm and late-preterm infants are at increased risk of hearing loss and visual impairment, particularly when brain damage occurs in the perinatal period, researchers say. Reuters Health Information