Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) is being sued by the federal government over the patent rights to Truvada, Gilead’s HIV prevention drug. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware by the Department...
People are increasingly turning to social media to diagnose
medical conditions. This has even extended to the diagnosis of sexually
transmitted diseases, according to a new study published in the Journal of the
A paralytic illness that’s struck down hundreds of children across
the U.S. in recent years has baffled medical experts looking for a cause. Case
of the polio-like disease, known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, has spiked
A study by Australian researchers has found fatty tissue in
the lungs and airway walls of overweight people. It’s the first time fatty
deposits have been spotted in the lungs and the researchers believe that the
European regulators have announced their approval of the world’s
first Ebola vaccine. A panel of the European Medicines Agency is recommending
conditional marketing authorization for the experimental vaccine. The vaccine,
A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility
problems in men by boosting the quality and health of their sperm. Scientists
at the University of Sheffield in England found that lycopene, the pigment that
The North Carolina Department of Health has traced an
outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair
that ran from September 6 to 15. Specifically, the most likely source of
infection has been identified...
A recent test of vape cartridges by a cannabis testing
facility in California found that all of the illegal vape cartridges tested contained
a fungicide that could introduce an extremely dangerous poison to the body.
None of the...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a rare rebuke
to the nation of Tanzania over concerns that the country may be hiding information
about Ebola cases occurring within its borders. The allegation follows
A link has been found between one of the most commonly
prescribed classes of antibiotics and two types of heart problems. A new study
has discovered that fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of
While diet sodas have long been touted as a healthier alternative
to their full-sugar counterparts, a new study appears to show that drinking too
much of any type of soda may be bad for your health. The study, involving about
Reports have emerged of a teen who slowly went blind as a
result of his poor diet despite having no visible signs he was malnourished. The
damage to his eyesight was ultimately traced to the lack of nutrition in his
A drug mistake at a pharmacy in Spain has resulted in 17
cases of children growing excessive hair on their bodies in an outbreak
of hypertrichosis, commonly known as “werewolf syndrome.” The 17 cases
were reported by...
Researchers from the University of Michigan say that their latest
study suggests a link between vitamin D deficiency and behavioral problems. According
to their study of schoolchildren, younger kids with low levels of the vitamin
A common drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) appears to actively change the development of the brain in boys
who take it. The drug methylphenidate (MPH), sold under trade names including
AveXis, a subsidiary of Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), has been
accused of submitting manipulated data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) ahead of the approval of its gene-therapy drug Zolgensma. The FDA revealed
A research team that included scientists at Arizona State
University, the City of Hope, Mayo Clinic, and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge
Institute, have developed a new blood test to detect breast cancer that is said
to be 100-times...
Alarming new data shows that pediatric cancer cases in the United States have surged nearly 50 percent in the thirty-year period before 2015, according to the US National Cancer Institute. In addition, the agency estimates...
The Trump administration has proposed a plan to let
Americans import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada to make the drugs more
affordable. Under the plan, states, wholesalers and pharmacies will submit
plans on how they would...
Researchers examining the brains of 40 former staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba found that whatever happened to cause the so-called “sonic attacks” in Havana changed the brain structure of those affected. A study conducted...
An experimental HIV vaccine is set to be tested in Europe,
South America, and North America sometime this year. Pharmaceutical giant
Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen unit will be collaborating with the
A large new analysis conducted by researchers at West
Virginia University found that there was surprisingly little proof that
supplements have the ability to prevent heart disease. According to the results
of the study, the majority...
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced a plan to take more
aggressive steps to limit the reach of false, sometimes dangerous, medical
misinformation on its platform. Facebook, and its image-sharing platform
Instagram, have become...
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by a group
of insurers against the federal government over $12 billion in payments owed after
the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, passed under Democratic former
More than 110 children in India have died this month from
encephalitis, with more than 430 others requiring hospitalization. Health
experts thus far have not been able to establish the root of the outbreak. Doctors
For decades, white meat was thought to have less cholesterol
and was better for preventing cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study is
showing that cholesterol levels for both white meat and red meat are equal. The
study has been...
The results of a new clinical trial is providing new hope to
women diagnosed with an aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. Researchers
at MD Anderson Cancer Center and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found
Over the past few years, many smokers have switched to
e-cigarettes, believing that they are not as risky as smoking regular cigarettes
because they are avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Little
is known about...
Colorado has become the first state in the country to pass
legislation to cap the amount that residents must pay out-of-pocket to obtain
insulin. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law capping insulin
co-pays at $100...
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has announced a plan to donate
drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 11 years. The
initiative is expected to last until Dec. 31, 2025, with the possibility of
A landmark European study is showing that compliance with
HIV treatment can be effective in preventing sexual transmission of the disease
to non-HIV infected persons. According to the results of the study, the risk of
Heath care policy has long been an important debate in the United States but it looks like it may be at the crux of the upcoming presidential debate, but not in a way that you might expect. While it might seem that...
Nearly 300 students and staff at two major southern California universities are under quarantine after potentially being exposed to measles. The order was issued in connection with the University of California, Los Angeles, and...
Many popular notions about sleep have little basis in fact, but
we tend to accept them as fact. Now, researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School
of Medicine have conducted a study to debunk the most common sleep myths. The
A newly released study has found that the active ingredient
in most over-the-counter dental whitening strips may be damaging teeth more
than previously believed. The study, led by Kelly Keenan, an associate professor
In case you have not yet heard, the childhood disease known simply as measles is on the rise again, after decades of vaccinations saw it nearly eradicated. As a matter of fact the first three months of this year has...
A study by the University of Michigan is suggesting that taking
a short walk in nature may be helpful in preventing burn-out from stress. According
to the new study, spending 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower a
The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported
that the number of cases in the latest Ebola outbreak has now surpassed 1,000. The
number of cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable.
Rockland County in New York has issued an order barring minors
who are not vaccinated against measles from public places for the next thirty
days. The order, issued by county executive Ed Day, bars anyone unvaccinated who
Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) has lost a second case involving
allegations that its glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer has caused cancer in a
user of the product. A U.S. jury ruled unanimously in 70-year-old Edwin
It is common to put small children down for a nap in the middle of the day. It makes sense, of course, because infants and toddlers grow at a faster rate than adults; and growth is exhausting. So naps are...
This flu season is now in decline, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials at the agency say there is
a 90 percent chance that the flu season has reached its peak. Widespread
In just the second case ever, an HIV-positive adult has been
cleared of the virus. Testing by HIV scientists and doctors show that the
infected man now has no signs of the virus in his blood. The patient’s name,
Scientists have discovered four new genetic variants that
increase risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. An international
consortium of researchers discovered that the new genes -IQCK, ACE, ADAMTS1 and
A plan to eventually ban cigarettes entirely by raising the legal smoking age to 100, incrementally over the next five years could make Hawaii the first state in the US to do so.
Hawaii has been leading the battle against smoking...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning
against treatments or procedures that involve transfusions of plasma from young
donors. Injecting plasma from young blood donors is being marketed as a way to
A new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has been issued that concerns a rare cancer linked to breast implants. The warning
applies to all types of breast implants and the FDA is recommending laboratory
Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), is reportedly
interested in developing shoes that are able to track the wearer’s health. People
familiar with the project say the company is currently looking for partners...
A measles outbreak is currently spreading throughout parts
of the Pacific Northwest. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has now declared a state
of emergency in all counties of the state due to the outbreak. Inslee’s
According to new advice from the Faculty of Sexual
and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), an arm of the U.K’s Royal College of
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, women can safely take the birth control pill
without a seven-day...