Health News
U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spread to Ohio, Alaska7/22/2019 3:04:45 PM The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola7/22/2019 2:38:17 PM Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak.
Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government7/22/2019 7:33:37 AM Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand's new government, according to a document released before the formal announcement.
Trump administration pauses new rule limiting abortion referrals: report7/21/2019 3:19:32 PM U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will pause its enforcement of a new rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, the Washington Post reported late on Saturday.
African swine fever hits pig farm in northeast Bulgaria7/20/2019 10:16:58 AM Bulgaria reported on Saturday an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Balkan country.
Biohaven's treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease fails to win FDA nod7/19/2019 11:02:05 PM Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, sending its shares down nearly 6% in extended trading.
CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak7/19/2019 9:44:26 PM Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
Some women don't heed warnings of acne drug danger during pregnancy conception7/19/2019 9:07:37 PM - It's long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin - marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane - is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year two to three hundred women in the U.S. become pregnant while taking it, a new study shows.
Smokers have more complications after skin cancer surgery7/19/2019 6:03:28 PM - Complications after skin cancer surgery may be more common in smokers and former smokers, a U.S. study suggests.
Pets may help older adults manage chronic pain7/19/2019 4:37:40 PM - People with pets may be able to use their companion animals to practice techniques for managing chronic pain without medication, researchers say.
Health Canada to keep importing Kaleo's epinephrine shot amid shortages7/19/2019 4:03:00 PM The Canadian health regulator said on Friday it would keep importing U.S.-based Kaleo Inc's epinephrine auto-injectors and expects adequate supply of the devices in the country over the coming months.
Indoor smoking ban tied to heart attack decline in older adults7/19/2019 3:04:05 PM - Heart attack rates dropped among older adults in Scotland in the decade after a nationwide indoor smoking ban took effect, a new study suggests.
WHO says investigators conclude Ebola victim did not enter Rwanda7/19/2019 11:48:53 AM A Congolese woman who may have spread the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda did not go to Rwanda or the Congolese city of Goma while contagious, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Novartis's older MS drug Gilenya wins Chinese approval7/19/2019 6:13:07 AM Novartis's Gilenya multiple sclerosis drug has won approval in China, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, as the company expands further into the world's most-populous country's growing healthcare sector.
Women doctors skip conferences because of family responsibilities7/19/2019 2:40:31 AM - Female cancer experts are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds.
Exclusive: Canada warns U.S. against drug import plans, citing shortage concerns7/19/2019 2:20:07 AM Canada opposes any U.S. plans to buy Canadian prescription drugs that might threaten the country's drug supply or raise costs for its own citizens, officials have told U.S. authorities, in a new setback to the Trump administration's efforts to tackle high drug prices, according to documents obtained by Reuters.
Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule'7/19/2019 1:44:29 AM Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring federally subsidized family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, vowing the state would step in to fund most of those clinics itself.
Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide7/19/2019 1:44:02 AM The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.
Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic7/19/2019 1:39:23 AM An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.
Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy7/19/2019 12:37:09 AM Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign.