Oklahoma’s attorney general on Wednesday made his final bid to force Johnson & Johnson to pay $17 billion for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic, saying the drugmaker’s “egregious” marketing caused an oversupply of addictive drugs and overdose dea…
The Trump administration plans to someday put forward proposals about Canadian drug imports; called a "mindshift" in the administration by HHS Chief Alex Azar. Medscape Medical News
Only people who already have hepatitis B can get hepatitis D. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of hepatitis D, as well as the possible complications.
The city of Smyrna, GA has pledged to do independent air testing for a cancer-causing chemical released by a medical sterilizing plant there , which would make it one of just a handful of communities nationwide to have its air tested for ethylene oxide.
A growing proportion of American men who have sex with men (MSM) know they can take a pill to avoid infection with HIV and more of them are using it, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health Information
Youth in foster care have high rates of medical, behavioral, and developmental problems that require health care services, but poor information exchange often impedes care coordination. In response to this problem, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Me…
This rare complication of vitrectomy is almost always fatal. Some specialists have not heard of it, but they are now learning that reconfirming the location of the infusion cannula can save a life. Medscape Medical News
Canada’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have privately expressed concerns with a federal government plan to slash the price of patented drugs, arguing that such regulatory changes could hurt investment in life sciences. Reuters Heal…
Researchers have shown that precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut reduces inflammation-associated colorectal cancer in mice.
A group of prominent physician-scientist leaders propose a plan for increasing the number of physicians who conduct research looking for tomorrow’s breakthroughs and cures.
In an effort to protect the planet and preserve its natural treasures for future generations, another contraception revolution that provides options for populations not currently being served by modern contraception may be the answer according to the a…
A combination of two drugs keeps patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia disease-free and alive longer than the current standard of care, according to a phase-3 clinical trial of more than 500 participants. The results of the trial are likely to cha…
Zinc plays a vital role in many functions in the body, including growth. Learn about which foods contain the most zinc here. We also cover vegetarian and vegan options.
Shouldn’t the weight-reduction surgery be offered prior to catheter ablation in the morbidly obese with atrial fibrillation? The answer isn’t simple. Medscape Medical News
Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.
Wild gibbons living in the peat swamps of southern Borneo require between 20 and 50 hectares of forest territory for each group, making their populations particularly vulnerable to habitat loss, according to a new study.
It’s been known that such problems could occur after a major concussion. But this study found it’s also true for minor concussions caused by accidents such as falling off a bike with a helmet on
New research suggests the key to getting more people to use public greenspaces may be making access to them easier and safer.
The study of around 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15%
Many things can cause an itchy neck, including skin irritants and allergies. Remedies such as ointments and creams may help. Learn more here.