Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter
Top News: Health

Placebos can play a role in treating insomnia, study says

Philadelphia - A novel dosing strategy to treat insomnia using medication and placebos on alternate days is as effective as taking medication every day, researchers from University of Pennsylvania say.

Troubling state of hepatitis C revealed

London - Newly released figures show that some 214,000 people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the U.K. In most cases infection is caused by the same types of the virus.

Startling figures on U.S. disability rates

Washington - One in 5 adults in the U.S. has some form of disability, according to a new report. The most commonly reported issue is mobility, shown with difficulty in climbing stairs. This is followed by dementia.

Declaring links to drug companies to become mandatory

London - Medical doctors and other health officials could be instructed to declare all financial links to pharmaceutical companies. New plans are being drawn up in the U.K. to make this mandatory.

NYC health official: More cases of Legionnaires' disease expected

New York City - NYC's largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in three years has claimed its fourth victim, health officials said on Saturday. The number of cases has increased to 65, up from 57 on Friday.

What happens to you as you drink Coca Cola?

Kick back, open a can of Coca Cola (or equivalent caramel colored carbonated soft drink) and take a sip. Ever wondered what is happening as you ingest the sugary fluid? If so, read on...

Ultraviolet light kills germs on some fruits, study says

Simple and inexpensive ultraviolet light technology can kill food-borne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits such as apples and pears, scientists have found.

A new craze has people 'vaping' caffeine

Instead of getting their morning hit of caffeine by sipping a cup of coffee, some people are now inhaling it. Caffeine vaporizers deliver a puff of the popular stimulant on the go.

Simple therapy helps middle ear problem common to kids

A cheap and simple procedure that seems more like silly game than a medical therapy appears to help young children clear their ears of fluid.

Two patients in Britain test negative for MERS

London - Two patients in Britain have tested negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), officials said Tuesday, after a hospital wing was shut down as a precautionary measure.

Need for improved awareness of symptoms of dementia

London - The number of people admitted to hospital, and who show signs of dementia, has increased within the U.K. in recent years. This has triggered calls for better recognition of the condition.

The risks of methyl bromide exposure remain

Methyl bromide is a highly toxic pesticide. Although it is not permitted to be used in areas close to human habitation, incidences of poisoning still occur according to the U.S. CDC.

Delays found in drugmakers reporting of serious adverse reactions

Washington - Drugmakers have delayed reporting serious and unexpected "adverse events" from their drugs, including death, in nearly 10 percent of cases, a study said Monday.

FDA approves pricey new cholesterol-lowering drug

The first of a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs won FDA approval on Friday. The much anticipated medical advance was met with more questions about the high cost of medications.

Op-Ed: No, Peppa Pig is not to blame for your children’s behaviour

A columnist of the Daily Mail told her readers why she had suddenly decided to ban the four-time Bafta-winning cartoon “Peppa Pig” from her home. Is Britain’s top-selling pre-school character as dangerous and evil as the journalist claims it is?

Is it time for controls on sugary drinks?

London - Should controls be placed on the number of sugary drinks children can have and should a general tax be levied on such beverages? These are some the ideas to emerge this month.

Op-Ed: Bad literacy directly affects people’s health and our society

Stop a moment and think about the scandalous fact that, in modern Britain, i.e. one of the richest country on the planet, more than a fifth of 11-year-olds will still be leaving primary school without reaching the basic level in reading.

What you need to know about Drowning Prevention Week in Canada

Drowning Prevention Week in Canada has highlighted the importance of keeping children safe by the poolside and by the sea during the summer holidays.

Deadly Amoeba found in New Orleans water supply

New Orleans - For the second time in two years, residents of St. Bernard Parish have to worry about their water supply. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed late Wednesday the presence of Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the water supply.
  1 2 3 Next»
RSS RSS for
Top News: Health
Post news and get paid»