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Only 1.4 percent of the UK's public health budgets are spent on mental health, according to a recent report by mental health charity Mind.

Baby wipes recalled due to potential bacterial infection risk

A brand of baby wipes has been recalled due to a potential contamination risk, which could occur due to the presence of pathogenic bacteria. The bacteria were found following laboratory testing.

Breaded chicken recalled due to food poisoning risk

A bacterial toxin has been found in a range of breaded chicken products. As a precaution, the processed meat breaded products have been withdrawn from sale in the U.S.

FDA publishes new medicinal safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new update of changes made to medicinal products. This includes the latest safety warnings.

Research: statins linked to thyroid, breast , and other cancers

A new study conducted by Shih-Han Hung at Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and colleagues Herng-Ching Lin, and Shiu-Dong Chung, shows that regular statin use is linked to a significantly greater risk of thyroid cancer.

Stockholm’s backseat therapists to help battle ‘winter blues’

As the months of extended darkness loom in the northern latitudes, so does the lethargy and depression known as “winter blues.” One Stockholm taxicab company is offering to have a therapist talk with their passengers during their ride.

New home colon cancer test goes on the market today

Beginning today, a new home test for colorectal cancer will be available by prescription. The hope is that the millions of Americans who have been avoiding the unpleasant alternative testing methods will take advantage of it.

Study: Cocoa antioxidants helps reverse age related memory loss

If you find you have become more forgetful lately, you may want to consider munching on some dark chocolate according to a study released on Sunday.

Nova Scotia introduces e-cigarette legislation

With the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and evidence surfacing concerning health risks associated with them, the Nova Scotia government has introduced legislation to regulate the products.

Op-Ed: Ebola — The sky is not falling

Even if the sky is falling, it will not bring Ebola with it. Yet it has created hysteria not seen in the U.S. since a war was launched in Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction that were no longer there.

Natural History Museum study: Roman gums were healthier than ours

People who lived in Roman-occupied Britain had gums and teeth that were much healthier than their descendants living in Britain today.

Ebola cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has today exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Global tuberculosis cases increase

A new study by the World Health Organization indicates that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world. The actual figures are far higher than those estimated a year ago.

Chikungunya viral infections in France

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported on four locally acquired cases of the virus in France: four members of the same family in Montpellier.

Peppers recalled due to Salmonella risk

An agriculture company based in the U.S. is recalling 6, 215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to a potential risk of Salmonella infection.

U.K. invests £230 million in disease research

The British government is to partner the Medical Research Council to develop new methods orientated towards identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia.

Team Morris and Prostate Cancer Canada support Men's health

Prostate Cancer Canada has entered into a partnership with Canadian men's curling team "Team Morris", led by Skip John Morris. The new partnership will focus on the promotion of health, wellness and fitness for Canadian men.

Implantable remote control drug dispersion device tested in space

Scientists are developing an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs as commanded by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested on animals aboard the International Space Station.

Relax — marijuana doesn't lower IQ after all

Despite several hyped headlines to the contrary, a large new study proves that marijuana use does not lower IQ in teens one bit.

NYC Ebola case raises more questions on U.S. preparedness

The American people have once again had their "fear levels" put on high alert after Dr. Craig Spencer, a resident of NYC and a member of Doctors Without Borders, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital. He has been diagnosed with Ebola.

Op-Ed: GOP administration shelved Ebola vaccine a decade ago

The outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 5,000 people in Africa could have been stopped in its tracks except for the traditional cost-cutting by the Republican party.

Tobacco company butting out, banning smoking in offices

The second-biggest tobacco company in the U.S. is butting out cigarettes in their buildings. The makers of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, Reynolds American Inc., is forbidding employees to smoke in their offices.

Mali sees first Ebola case while death toll nears 5,000

Malian Health Minister Ousmane Kone spoke on state television on Thursday, confirming the country's first case of Ebola. The victim is a two-year-old child who tested positive for the virus after returning from Guinea.

China’s new Ebola drug 'is promising'

A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has produced a new Ebola treatment. The drug was produced in conjunction with the military.

Op-Ed: Video game addiction is growing

Video games lure people to a fantasy world. For gaming addicts, the virtual world is more appealing than real life. But what about the harm compulsive video gaming does to our personality?

Nine in Conn. ordered quarantined, monitored for Ebola

Nine people, including a family of six, have been ordered to stay in their homes for the next three weeks while public health officials check for signs that they have contracted the Ebola virus. None of them have shown any signs of the illness so far.

Green tea compound blocks Ebola virus infection

Research from the US Army suggests that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound from green tea, might prevent Ebola virus infection. Researchers showed that a key protein is essential for Ebola virus infection by using EGCG to block this protein.

New study evaluates use of antibiotics in farm-raised fish

One of the greatest successes in modern times has been the discovery of antibiotics. But there is a down-side to this success. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has the potential of becoming a global public health threat.

Ebola on the rise in Sierra Leone with over 20 deaths a day

Sierra Leone government officials said on Tuesday that Ebola cases are rising in the western section of the country. Over 20 deaths a day have been recorded since the start of the week, and authorities are having problems collecting the corpses.

New insight on cystic fibrosis lung infection

Scientists from Denmark have demonstrated precisely how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. This insight into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections should help with treatment.

Study: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas could make you age faster

A new research study has found that people who reported regular daily consumption of 20 ounces of sugar-sweetened soda have an increased rate of DNA ageing and that the ageing effect of consuming sugary sodas was comparable to the effect of smoking.

Ebola's impact on the healthcare industry

For most in the healthcare industry, the Ebola outbreak is a complete game changer, and something very few are prepared to deal with. But what does this mean for the healthcare industry as a whole?

Nanotech lung infection device developed

Researchers have developed a low-cost, disposable breath analysis device for people with cystic fibrosis. The device sends data to a smartphone in the event of a lung infection.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (Updated)

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was thought to be the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, has tested negative for the virus. A further test within the next 48 hours was to confirm the diagnosis. Latest update: Romero is clear of Ebola.

New robot can perform brain surgery with needle through cheek

Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a surgical robot capable of performing intricate brain surgery by inserting a needle through the patient's cheek.

Op-Ed: Have we learned anything about global disease epidemics?

The headlines read the disease is taking a toll on health care workers. People are avoiding travel and crowded shopping centers. Lawmakers are calling for a ban on foreigners from infected countries entering the U.S. Everyone is afraid of catching it.

Gastroenteritis outbreak in New Zealand

A recent food poisoning outbreak in New Zealand has been traced to prepackaged lettuce shipped to various supermarkets throughout the country.

How photos impact our memory

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s the impact of a single photo on our brains and memory, and how is our social-media-saturated culture affecting our relationship with the photograph?

Rats of New York found carrying a range of new viruses

Scientists have detected more than a dozen new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple. To add to this, the rats were found to be carrying many pathogenic bacteria.

Jet lag linked to obesity

New findings suggest that frequent airplane travel could contribute to obesity. This is by throwing out circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the composition of gut bacteria.

Study says 21 days not long enough to quarantine for Ebola

A new study published in PLOS: Outbreaks, suggests the recommended 2- to 21-day Ebola quarantine period in use today is based on data derived from just two previous outbreaks. A new analysis of data from additional outbreaks suggests we may be wrong.

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