Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter
health Articles
Unauthorised trials, partly conducted in a French abbey, of hormone-steeped skin patches on hundreds of sufferers of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, were on Friday condemned as "a scandal" by the country's health minister who ...

Philippines launches vaccine campaign as 2nd polio case emerges

The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades.

Cuba pesticides may have caused Canada diplomats' injuries: study

Neurotoxins in pesticides used to fumigate against mosquitoes may be behind mysterious health complaints of Canadian diplomats in Cuba that had been blamed on suspected sonic attacks, according to a new study Thursday.

Social media is driving more people to self-care

Social media appears to be driving more people towards self-caring and, at the same time, shunning conventional healthcare services. One poll finds 70 percent of U.S. adults have used social media to find a medical answer.

Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal.

Utilizing AI for 'New Era of Smarter Food Safety'

The U.S. FDA has announced that it plans to utilize artificial intelligence as part of the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”. This comes after Amazon has begun to use Natural Language Processing to constantly monitor for food safety issues.

Ontario, Canada reports first lung illness related to vaping

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is set to hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon regarding a youth diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness that health officials say is linked to vaping.

California launches anti-vaping ad campaign after 7th death

A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the U.S. as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette use in young adults increases significantly in U.S.

A new study shows that hundreds of thousands of non-smoking young adults have taken up vaping, based on data compiled between 2017 and 2018. Overwhelmingly, the young adults prefer the sweet flavors not found in regular cigarettes.

French boy, 10, dies 8 years after supermarket burger poisoning

A French boy aged 10, who fell gravely ill in 2011 after consuming a beef burger from supermarket discounter Lidl that was infected with E.coli bacteria, has died of complications stemming from his poisoning, the family's lawyer said.

New messaging app could save health service millions annually

A new messaging app, designed for use with the U.K.’s National Health service (NHS), could provide annual savings of around £44 million ($60 million) according to research. The app has been developed with input from British medics.

Major investment planned for digital pathology market

Greater demand for faster and more accurate diagnoses are leading to major investments in digital pathology to support health services. Of the different areas of digital pathology, the digital PCR segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest.

Myths and menstruation: Overcoming Pakistan's period taboo

Bent over her hand-crank sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of many rural areas in the deeply conservative country where periods are still taboo.

Canadian health officials scrutinize pot vaping illnesses in US

The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market.

Op-Ed: Purdue Pharma opioid settlement big precedent for Big Pharma

A massive multi-billion dollar settlement by Purdue Pharma could be the beginning of the end for the ultra-obnoxious, irresponsible Big Pharma sector. In a range of ways, this settlement is a defining moment.

Bolsonaro feeding via nasal tube following surgery

Doctors treating Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he was feeding via a nasogastric tube due to intestinal problems which prevented him from taking food normally following abdominal surgery.

Artificial intelligence is helping to improve cancer detection

The newest trend and weapon in breast cancer detection is artificial intelligence and advances with the technology is improving mammography for both patients and physicians.

How Vancouver Coastal Health left patient data vulnerable Special

A nonprofit privacy advocacy group called Open Privacy Research Society discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area. Eve Maler of ForgeRock explains more.

A warning about black market THC vaping cartridges

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-man operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said.

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

Juul Labs Inc in hot-seat again over marketing practices

The FDA slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally advertising its nicotine pods as a safer alternative to cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company’s products if it doesn’t correct its marketing.

Japan ex-empress undergoes breast cancer surgery

Japan's former empress Michiko "safely" underwent surgery on Sunday after the 84-year-old was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, the Imperial Household Agency said.

Vitamin E under investigation in vaping-induced lung illnesses

Federal and state officials investigating the mysterious eruption of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use have turned up a vitamin in vape products that is normally found in supplements and skin creams.

Warning over vegan diets and brain health nutrient deficiency

The recommendation that people move to plant-based diets carries the risk of worsening a brain health nutrient deficiency due to low dietary levels of choline, warns a leading nutritionist. This has been challenged by other experts.

Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored E-cigarettes

As concerns mount about the potential health impacts of vaping, particularly on teenagers, Michigan has reportedly announced a statewide ban on all flavored electronic cigarettes, including sweet, fruity and menthol varieties.

Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich countries

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday.

Is generic drug competition leading to increased recalls?

Despite advances with the safety of medicines and ever-tighter regulator oversight, the number of recalls for pharmaceuticals and medical devices is increasing. Some researchers attribute this to greater competition over generic drugs.

UN chief expresses solidarity with Ebola-hit DR Congo

UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, expressing "solidarity" with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic.

DR Congo Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 ahead of UN chief's visit

The Ebola outbreak showed no signs of easing in DR Congo Friday on the eve of the UN chief's visit, with the death toll from the highly contagious virus crossing 2,000 and a new fatality in neighbouring Uganda.

Is teen mental health linked to smartphone use?

A new study of 400 teenagers finds little evidence connecting excessive smartphone use and mental health issues affecting young people. This contradicts the common belief that smartphones and social media are damaging adolescents' mental health

Surgeon General warns pregnant women, youth over marijuana use

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use.

Four European states lose measles eradication status as cases soar: WHO

Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries to step up vaccination efforts.

Second woman dies in Spain listeria outbreak

A woman died Tuesday after eating tainted meat in Spain, the second fatality in a listeria outbreak that has seen more than 200 people infected with the potentially fatal food-borne bacteria, authorities said.

Op-Ed: America vs toxic food — Catastrophe in progress

100 million Americans are estimated to have pre-diabetes or actual diabetes. Consider the cost and misery this will cause. Cardio is worse. Now consider that the whole situation is also totally avoidable.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 mn in opioids trial

An Oklahoma judge ordered US health care giant Johnson & Johnson on Monday to pay $572 million in damages for its role in fostering the state's opioid addiction crisis.

Most kidneys discarded by US would be used in France: analysis

Every year, the US rejects thousands of kidneys from deceased older donors, the majority of which would have been used in France, according to a study published Monday that described the organs as a wasted resource that could save lives.

Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor, his office said Friday.

Taking fish oil pills does not help with type 2 diabetes

A new medical study finds no benefits from taking omega-3 fish oil supplements where someone has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This follows concerns that taking omega-3might actually be harmful for those with this form of diabetes.

WHO urges investment drive as malaria fight stalls

The global fight against malaria has stalled and requires massive investment as well as political leadership, the UN health agency warned in a report published Friday."The world is at a crossroads.

Anti-vaccine parents protest amid Ukraine measles outbreak

Around 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in central Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which has been hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

Review: Skin Nation is an exceptional organic, plant-based skincare line Special

Emmy award-winning actress Michelle Stafford's organic skincare line, Skin Nation is exceptional and refreshing. This journalist has the scoop.
Latest News
Top News