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For decades, Benadryl has been the most popular over-the-counter allergy medication in Canada and the United States. Used according to instructions, the medication has helped relieve allergies, hives and hay fever.

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

Thousands of French hospital workers demonstrated Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.Public hospitals in France have been forced to cut 9.0 billion euros ($9.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.

WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics.

New tool helps 5 million Canadians without regular healthcare

To mark International Digital Health Week a Canadian dietician has developed a digital health tool that aims to fill the void for the almost 5 million Canadians who do not have access to a regular healthcare provider.

Two treated for deadly pneumonic plague in Beijing

Two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague -- a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated.

Microsoft is using AI to screen for cervical cancer

Microsoft has partnered with SRL Diagnostics to develop an AI Network for Pathology. The technology is being used to screen for cervical cancer in India.

Nearly 70,000 migrant children were held in the U.S. in 2019

Nearly 70,000 migrant children were held in the U.S. over the past year, a record high according to government data reported as part of a joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE.

Any amount of running leads to a longer life: Study

A new medical study finds that any amount of running is linked to significantly lower risk of early death. Even a small amount of running will improve population health and boost longevity.

Blackmarket THC vapes with Vitamin E oil cause of illnesses

"For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern," an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said of new evidence in the search for the cause of lung problems in those who vape.

Three cases of native Zika virus disease confirmed in Europe

The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent.

Trump administration pursues higher age minimum for e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.

Tightly wired and stressed? Deep sleep is the answer, new study

For those who are often anxious or stressed the answer to reducing some of the manifestations is with deep-sleep, according to a new scientific study. Research shows good sleep can rewire the anxious brain.

US lab identifies rare new HIV strain

A US pharmaceutical firm has identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and said the finding showed that cutting edge genome sequencing is helping researchers stay ahead of mutations.

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver -- increasingly popular among teens -- may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.

WHO pledges to support digital health expansion

Digital health initiatives have been given a boost by the World Health Organization, which has pledged to help with the development of new technology while also working on a governance structure.

Op-Ed: Australia’s Aged Care — Sue the scum to extinction

Aged care is Australia’s new four-letter word. A Royal Commission has found damning evidence of widespread abuse, neglect and total failure of the system. The findings are nothing less than repulsive.

Weight gain by college football players leads to heart problems

A research team have bene examining if college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems. The indications are that college footballers face increased blood pressure, arterial stiffening, and thickening of the heart wall.

Hospital clean-up actually increased microbial contamination

A new study into the clean-up of a hospital in response to bacterial contamination reveals that the remediation process actually made matters worse, dislodging more contamination than there actually was to start with.

Better health effects by exercising before breakfast

When is the best time to workout, in order to maximize the health-effects? The answer, according to a new study, is early – undertaking an exercise routine prior to breakfast. This is because more fat is burnt.

New cartilage re-growth technique to improve osteoarthritis

New research finds that humans have a previously unknown ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage in joints. This insight promises to advance medical treatment, especially in relation to osteoarthritis.

Dog ownership is associated with longer life

A new study finds that dog ownership is associated with longer life. This finding is especially so when it applies heart attack and stroke survivors, where owning a dog was found to lower the risk of death for those who live alone.

CDC - Vaping-related lung injuries on the rise again in U.S.

As of Thursday, there were 1,888 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette products in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, and 38 deaths in 24 states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease

A pharmaceutical multinational on Thursday slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug boosting the battle against the world's deadliest infectious disease, as a new treatment was also set to begin extensive testing.

Op-Ed: Rats learn to drive – Actually, there is a reason for that

Rats driving cars may get a few cynical gut reactions from motorists, but they do now have their own little cars to drive. The idea is to check out the effects of driving on hormone levels which affect humans.

Half of all commonly used drugs change the gut microbiome

New research, presented at UEG Week 2019 (19-23 October), has linked half of all commonly used drugs to profound changes in the gut microbiome. This has implications for human health and wellbeing.

Drug companies near global settlement over opioid crisis

Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday, opening the door for a broader national settlement worth billions of dollars.

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of landmark US opioids trial

Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday, just hours before they were to go on trial, a federal judge announced.

Q&A: Patients prefer a provider who offers telemedicine services Special

A telehealth survey of nearly 400 U.S. patients finds a growing interest in and impressions of video conferencing as a replacement for in-person doctor visits. Consumers are gravitating towards providers of such services.

Lawmaker calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other toxic heavy metals.

U.S. states with the worst uninsured rates revealed

Insurance rates across the U.S. vary considerably by state, according to a new study from WalletHub. Concerningly the data also indicates a growing rise in the proportion of the country who are not insured.

Ebola still an 'urgent' global health emergency: WHO

The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an "urgent" global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting.

Best hospital cities of 2019 revealed

A new survey shows the 100 leading hospital cities globally, drawn from data relating to infrastructure, the medical workforce, education, quality of care, satisfaction, treatment efficiency, citizen accessibility, and other factors.

California takes a data-led stance for later school start times

There is news that California has become the first state to mandate later school start times. Effective 2022, the law will prohibit middle schools from starting before 08:00 and high schools before 08:30. This is based on a data assessment.

Healthy eating: Put flavor above nutrition, says expert

New research into healthy eating habits says that efforts to encourage healthy eating which attempt to emphasize nutritional information do not significantly alter habits. Instead emphasizing taste and positive experience are better persuaders.

Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday.

Answers in deadly vaping-related lung illnesses still months away

CDC officials investigating vaping-related lung injuries in the US said on Friday some patients are being hospitalized for a second time, a disturbing new development in the ongoing national outbreak that has spread to every state except Alaska.

Intelligent Fitness scores 'Best of Long Island' nods for 2020

Intelligent Fitness has been nominated for multiple "Best of Long Island" honors in the 2020 "Best of Long Island" competition.

Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran join forces for World Mental Health Day

Global pop music star Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry have joined forces, in an effort to raise awareness for "World Mental Health Day."

Q&A: Dell EMC powers AI to understand disease outbreaks Special

Simon Fraser University are using Dell technology to study the DNA code in infectious disease microbes and using that to understand how the diseases are spreading and how to better track them, deploying machine learning and deep learning algorithms.

Q&A: Leading psychiatrist unpicks the 'vaping epidemic' Special

E-cigarettes and various forms of vaping have become increasingly popular. However, such products are addictive and may lead to adverse health effects, according to psychiatrist Vinay Saranga.
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