are new fears that the novel coronavirus outbreak could cause shortages of
lifesaving medications in the United States. So far, the outbreak has
threatened production of about 150 prescription drugs, including some brand
city of Costa Mesa, California has won a preliminary injunction to temporarily
block the transfer of Americans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to
a closed mental-health facility in the city. District Judge Josephine...
in Australia have found that a high-fat, high-sugar ‘junk food’ diet can change
the brain and reduce your appetite control. A team from Macquarie University
and Griffith University in Australia determined that...
device company Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is recalling several types of insulin
pumps because of a dangerous flaw. According to an announcement from the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the devices in question are being...
Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is fighting misinformation about China’s fast-spreading
coronavirus by taking down misleading posts and ads. The company said in a blog
post that it’s working to help limit the spread of misinformation...
major breakthrough in transplantation medicine, Swiss researchers have developed
a machine that can repair injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the
body for up to a week. The device was developed by a team from...
A new report
from the American Cancer Society on cancer incidence, mortality and survival in
the United States shows that the cancer death rate had its largest one-year
decline ever from 2016 to 2017. The cancer death rate dropped...
23-year-old Texas woman’s sudden, acute liver failure is believed to have
been caused by a health supplement she was taking. Emily Goss had taken four
‘Balance” pills a day made by supplement company Alani Nu for...
a sore throat checked out resulted in a massive $28,395.50 bill for one woman
in New York. Alexa Kasdan, 40, got checked out at a specialty care clinic on
Manhattan’s Upper East Side for a cold and a sore throat prior...
study out of Canada appears to show that working overtime can have some pretty
serious consequences on workers’ health. The Canadian study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, found...
growing acceptance and availability of marijuana in the U.S. has led to more
drivers hitting the road high, according to the new Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
across the country are reporting an increase in injuries due to cellphone use. A
recent study, published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology, found an increase
in cellphone injuries starting after 2006, around the time...
South Africa is using a new state-of-the-art antiretroviral
drug to drastically reduce the number of people living with HIV in the country.
The new three-in-one pill combines the drugs tenofovir disoproxil fumarate,
A team of European researchers have created an at-home urine
test that could change the way prostate cancer is diagnosed. Scientists from
the University of East Anglia developed a Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) kit
that that can...
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) has won U.S.
approval for its drug Givlaari to be used to treat an ultra-rare metabolic
disorder. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, also
known by the chemical...
In one of his biggest moves towards health care reform, President
Donald Trump has announced that hospitals will soon be required to disclose the
rates they privately negotiate with insurers. Both hospitals and insurers have
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