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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that ready-to-eat salads made by small suppliers across the country are being recalled because they might be contaminated with listeria and salmonella.

WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visit

As Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan prepare to tour Fiji and Tonga next week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the risk of contracting Zika virus in the Pacific nations is low.

PediaSure, Ensure, other nutrition drinks recalled in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an updated recall for Abbott brand liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans due to possible bacterial contamination.

Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in U.S.

More than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements were found to contain unauthorized and undeclared pharmaceuticals between 2007 and 2016, according to data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs

Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast.

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic'

Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached "epidemic" proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers.

One more reason not to pick your nose: pneumonia

Parents exasperated by their children constantly ignoring pleas to stop picking their noses, may have finally found an argument to break the habit: it might give you pneumonia.

Q&A: New surgical repair mesh solution launched Special

A Chicago startup is bringing a new surgical mesh to the operating room, delivering a surgical repair solution that remains strong for just long enough before dissolving entirely. Medical student-turned entrepreneur Alexei Mlodinow explains more.

Alzheimer's: Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke

New Scandinavian research has found a connection between antiepileptic drugs and a higher risk of stroke, in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The effects were the same with old and new generation drugs for epilepsy.

'Just say no' to drug legalisation: WHO chief

With Canada on the verge of becoming the world's second nation to legalise recreational marijuana, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that countries should think twice before opening that door.

Shannon Miller to speak at Stony Brook for Women's Health Day

Seven-time Olympic medalist and gymnast Shannon Miller will serve as the keynote speaker for Women's Health Day at Stony Brook Medicine.

Child's breathing can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

Two medical issues relating to children - mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - might not appear to have anything in common. However, confusing symptoms can lead to misdiagnosis.

Three cases of polio detected in Niger: ministry  

Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation.

Op-Ed: Fisetin — Finally, an idiot-proof general health compound?

The anti-aging idea has been rattling along merrily, (and obscenely faddishly), for years. Research shows that Fisetin, which does critical work in counteracting aging, can also counter causes of serious medical conditions.

Implantable health sensor runs off body glucose

A new implantable sensor has been developed, which assesses key biological markers to make an assessment of different types of diseases. The sensor draws on human glucose in order to operate.

Over 6.5 million lbs. of beef recalled - 57 people sickened

JBS Tolleson Inc. has recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef products because of possible Salmonella contamination after 57 people in 16 states became ill. The raw, "non-intact" beef items that included ground beef were shipped nationwide.

Q&A: Deciphering common mental health myths Special

Mental health is a topic that has gathered a lot of attention recently, given the numbers affected. Despite this, many people are still consumed by myths that are rooted in fear and misinformation. Dr. Prakash Masand unravels these.

Digital innovations for transforming healthcare

A new report surveys the continuing innovations with digital technology in the healthcare space, focusing in trends with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The survey has a focus towards genetic testing.

WHO launches second cholera vaccine drive in Yemen as cases surge

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was helping Yemeni authorities with a second round of vaccination against cholera in three hard-hit districts, as cases surged across the war-ravaged country.

Battle for lungs and minds as tobacco control treaty meeting opens

A meeting on a global tobacco control treaty opened in Geneva Monday, with organisers scrambling to keep cigarette companies at bay, even as the industry demanded a seat at the table.

MediSprout integrates telehealth solution with Alexa

MediSprout, an innovator in healthcare and telehealth solutions, has announced that its V2MD telehealth platform that connects physicians with their patients through video conferencing will integrate with Amazon Alexa.

Bacteria in the nose influence cold severity

Colds vary in their severity and for how long they last for. The reason is not solely down to the type of virus or the relative health of individuals. The bacterial population of the nose is also a factor, according to new research.

Q&A: New app assists with medical marijuana use Special

GoFire, a digital healthcare company and technology provider, has launched a health suite that uses machine learning to provide greater clarity and choice to users consuming plant-based medicine like marijuana.

Q&A: New technology to assist with breast cancer survival Special

Richard Carreon, managing director and CEO, ImpediMed discusses how BIS technologies can address lymphedema and other complications arising from breast cancer. The technology aims to boost survival rates.

The Spanish town that wants to shed 100,000 kilos

In a remote corner of northwestern Spain, a small town has set itself the ultimate weight loss challenge: by early 2020, its residents must shed 100,000 kilos (220,500 pounds).

`Unlicensed clinics offering stem cell treatments across Canada

Dr. Leigh Turner, a Canadian citizen, and an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics surveyed the marketing claims made by unlicensed clinics across Canada offering stem cell treatments.

Antibody therapy suppresses HIV for weeks at a time: study

Scientists in the US said Wednesday they have discovered a way to suppress HIV in patients for months at a time using a twin dose of antibodies that could revolutionise how the disease is treated.

Many doctors in India miss TB signs: study

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms.

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

The struggle to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election manipulation, the UN said Tuesday.

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.

3D medical imaging to detect irregular heartbeats

An advancement has been made with medical imaging software. A new application can make a 3D representation of the human heart in order to assess the heart for irregular heartbeats, which might signal a cardiovascular problem.

India launches 'Modicare', world's biggest health scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India's poorest citizens ahead of national elections next year.The bottom 40 percent of India's 1.

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

'General Hospital' actors participate in ovarian cancer benefit Special

On September 15, "General Hospital" actors William deVry, Maura West, Wally Kurth, and James Patrick Stuart participated in a benefit for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Nanny actress to host Cancer Schmancer Master Class Health Summit

On October 23, Emmy-nominated actress Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") will be hosting her Master Class Health Summit in Los Angeles.

IoT is driving a home healthcare industry

According to a new report, the Internet of Medical Things is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations, clustered around wearables and e-skin devices.

Sleeping wearing contact lenses carries infection risk

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has highlighted a rise in health incidences associated with people wearing contact lenses while sleeping. This relates to corneal infections.

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

The death toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs.

UN agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit

UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the United States over access to cheap drugs.

'Huge challenge' to halt DR Congo Ebola outbreak : Red Cross

Efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being complicated by the geographical spread and growing suspicion towards outsiders fighting the epidemic, the Red Cross said Friday.