Health News
Tens of thousands march for ban on abortions in Slovakia9/22/2019 2:20:15 PM Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country.
World Health Organization: Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola9/22/2019 2:00:28 PM Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.
Health care investment needed to curb out-of-pocket spending: WHO9/22/2019 4:37:03 AM Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional 1 percent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and stop impoverishing patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.
Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine9/21/2019 11:11:53 AM Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.
U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses9/20/2019 10:38:25 PM The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping has turned up a curious abnormality: Many of the victims had pockets of oil clogging up cells responsible for removing impurities in the lungs.
FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers9/20/2019 10:38:22 PM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products.
U.S. senators urge FDA to remove pod, cartridge-based e-cigarettes from market9/20/2019 10:38:19 PM A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged federal regulators to immediately remove all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe.
Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo9/20/2019 9:31:49 PM Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths.
Anemia in early pregnancy linked with risk for neurodevelopmental disorders9/20/2019 9:25:05 PM Children born to mothers with iron-deficiency anemia early in pregnancy may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, a new study suggests.
Too few pregnant women get exercise advice from doctors, study finds9/20/2019 9:05:14 PM - Only one in two pregnant women in an Australian survey said their healthcare practitioner had advised them about exercising, and more than half of these women had to raise the topic themselves, researchers found.
Warm freshwater can harbor dangerous parasite9/20/2019 7:27:57 PM People who swim in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and hot springs should do their best to avoid getting water up their nose because it could transmit a deadly parasite, a U.S. case report suggests.
Obesity, drinking and unhealthy diet add to gout risk9/20/2019 7:03:09 PM - Behavior changes could potentially reduce a large part of the risk for developing gout, a U.S. study suggests.
Drug and medical suppliers say Brexit freight plans needed urgently9/20/2019 5:24:44 PM Makers and suppliers of life-saving drugs and medical devices say they have still not been told by British authorities how their goods will be handled if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal at the end of October.
BAT says none of its e-cigs linked to U.S. vaping illnesses as far as it knows9/20/2019 3:11:29 PM British American Tobacco Plc, the maker of Vype and Vuse e-cigarettes, said as far as it knows, none of its products were involved in recent cases of vaping-related illnesses in the United States.
FDA approves oral diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk9/20/2019 2:38:28 PM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an oral version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide, a boost for the Danish drugmaker which hopes to transform the market by offering patients a non-injectable treatment.
French weight-loss pill scandal set for landmark trial9/20/2019 1:42:57 PM A landmark French trial will from next week seek to settle one of the country's biggest pharmaceutical scandals, probing whether the company behind a weight-loss drug believed to have triggered killer side-effects covered up the risks.
Abortion front and center as new U.S. Supreme Court term nears9/20/2019 12:41:14 PM With new abortion cases on a fast track to the U.S. Supreme Court, the nine justices will get an opportunity within weeks to take up legal fights over Republican-backed laws that could lead to rulings curbing a woman's ability to obtain the procedure.
South Korea's health ministry advises public to refrain from vaping9/20/2019 12:16:05 PM South Korea has advised the public to refrain from using liquid e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, due to vaping-related illnesses emerging in the United States, its health ministry said on Friday.
Factbox: India, South Korea latest to take steps on e-cigarettes9/20/2019 12:15:42 PM South Korea and India this week were the latest countries after Brazil and Thailand to ban or warn about the sale of e-cigarettes, the latest global blows to a vaping industry under pressure over growing health concerns.
Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise9/20/2019 11:51:49 AM In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.