Addicts searching for the ultimate high from their heroin fix got more than they bargained for this week. In one region alone, up to 36 overdoses were recorded along with two deaths, all because their heroin was spiked with an elephant tranquilizer.
A new book has been launched which covers the neglected subject of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a condition that affects a large proportion of women. The book has been written by a Canadian specialist.
Amid reports of the rising cost of EpiPens comes news of another drug that has increased in price. Insulin has gone up in price over the years and there have been diabetes patients who can't afford it.
The life-saving EpiPen had a ridiculously steep increase in price recently, and now the world is finding out that all the big executives at Mylan gave themselves huge raises at right about the same time they stuck it to consumers.
As the sun continues to shine down intensely over the northern hemisphere renewed concerns have arisen about skin cancer risks. A German company has recently reiterated best practices for keeping safe during the summer.
A standard drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, called metformin, has been shown to be effective in aiding overweight children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to maintain or reduce their body mass index (BMI).
Sweeteners are a popular alternative to sugar, especially for those dieting. Some sweeteners carry health risks and some don’t quite give the same sugary taste. In a breakthrough, scientists report on a new candidate.
Rather than admit to health violations or refusing to follow state and federal rules governing tanning salons, the tanning industry has instead gathered in force to blame Obamacare for the closure of what they claim is 10,000 facilities across the nation.
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The United Nations will give "material" aid to cholera victims in Haiti and their families, the secretary general's spokesman said Friday, citing the international body's "moral responsibility.
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Sources have told several news outlets that the Zika virus has now spread to Miami Beach, creating alarm for those in the Florida tourist industry. Florida Department of Health officials confirmed there are two locally-transmitted Zika cases.
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After nearly six years, the United Nations has finally admitted that its own peacekeepers may have had some responsibility for the deadly Cholera outbreak that killed thousands of Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.
There were 27 heroin overdoses within four hours in Huntington, West Virginia Monday afternoon. Interestingly, all the overdoses occurred within a mile and a half radius, leading to the belief they were related.
Technologists and medics have come together to devise nano-sized robots to deliver drugs accurately to different sites of infection within the human body. The main purpose is as a drug delivery system for anti-cancer medications.
Aetna announced on Monday that it was pulling out of the government-run health exchanges in 11 states, citing financial losses. But a letter written in July, warning of the pullout has now come to light.