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China 'seals off' town after man dies of bubonic plague

Beijing - A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Deal reached over U.S. gynecologist who secretly taped patients

Washington - The health care affiliate of a top U.S. medical school is to pay $190 million to patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said.
In the Media by AFP

AIDS experts blast countries with anti-gay laws

Melbourne - Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Plain packaging linked to decline in Australian smoking rates

In January 2012, Australia introduced plain cigarette packaging in a bid to lower smoking rates. It was the first nation to do so.
In the Media by Elke Nagy - 2 comments

Drug safety warnings

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

U.K. pledges to lead antimicrobial resistance fight

London - Newly anointed British Science Minister Greg Clark has announced a new 'war cabinet' of the UK's seven research councils to lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.
In the Media by Milton Este

Parasite found in litterboxes may aid cancer treatment

Lebanon - Toxoplasma gondii is the name of a parasite which lives in the fecal matter of cats. The body's response to the organism may be useful for defeating cancer.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

AIDS could be wiped out by 2030: UN

Geneva - Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030, the United Nations said Wednesday.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

West Africa Ebola toll hits 603

Geneva - The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 603, the World Health Organization (WHO)) said on Tuesday, with 68 new fatalities mostly in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.
In the Media by AFP

iPad materials may be causing allergic reactions in some users

If you are one of the many people who has an iPad and enjoy using it regularly you might be at risk for a rash or other problems.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Hunger stalks the strife-torn Central African Republic

Bangui - Some 65 guests invited to a meal in Bangui eagerly awaited a feast of chicken bought for a song in the market, but soon many were in agony because the stolen imported meat was rotten."My husband was one of the guests.
In the Media by Christian Panika (AFP)

Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

Dakar - A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said.
In the Media by AFP

Undergraduate loses eyes after leaving contacts in for six months

An Acanthamoeba had the perfect conditions in which to grow since Lian Kao, 23, had left her contacts in for six months straight. Her eyes were eaten away due to this.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Why more marijuana users are vaporizing their medicine

As medical marijuana users seek safer ways to take their medicine, vaporizers have fast become the technology of choice. The science seems to back up this trend.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

Dakar - A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Obesity worse than smoking? New study may change laws

The National Cancer Institute has found that obesity can be worse for your lifespan than smoking. Will this prompt changes in legislation?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Compounding pharmacy regulations put in place

Boston - Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick has signed a law aimed at addressing a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of pharmacies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Doctors create early and effective form of Dengue vaccine

A new vaccine for Dengue Fever has been shown to both reduce the number of cases and reduce severe side effects for those who do get it. This may be the first step towards eliminating the ailment entirely.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Elderly patients in the U.K. 'need their own healthcare budgets'

London - The head of health in England has said that frail elderly, people with disabilities and those with serious mental health problems should be given money from the government and council-run social care services.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

WHO urges gay men to consider preventive drugs for HIV

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Friday urged men who have gay sex to consider taking antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Review: Seven innovative health & wellness sites Special

People are using the Internet in greater numbers to access health and medical information. Some sites offer sound information, whereas others can be misleading. Digital Journal has surveyed some of the more reputable sites.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.
In the Media by Ana Inés Cibils, Maria Lorente (AFP)

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015: President

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.
In the Media by AFP

Innovative ways to avoid missing prescription medication Special

Some people are required to take different pills at different times on a daily basis. Keeping track of this can be difficult. To help people to remember, a company have devised an innovative electronic pill box.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room

Bethesda - Federal investigators are probing how vials of smallpox made their way into a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP) - 2 comments

Swiss helicopter firm denies involvement in Schumacher theft

Geneva - A Swiss helicopter company on Tuesday denied that any of its staff had been involved in leaking a medical file on injured Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and filed a lawsuit over the theft.
In the Media by AFP

Death toll in W. African Ebola outbreak rises to 518

Geneva - The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Sometimes fatal side-effects to be revealed after Tor. Star probe

After an ongoing Toronto Star investigation exposed the fact that Health Canada was scrubbing crucial information from public view, the federal regulator will make public information it has kept secret regarding serious, sometimes fatal side-effects.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti
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