Friday, March 27, 2015
Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests.
Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening.
Out of the 365 food products from radiation stricken regions in Japan, at least 333 items were pronounced radiation-safe by the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) after a detailed examination yesterday.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Starting Wednesday nations will be able to sign what backers say is the first ever international treaty to take on human organ trafficking.
Health watchdogs should regulate online sales of breast milk, so prone to contamination that babies may be placed at risk, the BMJ medical journal said in an editorial on Wednesday.
Crystal methamphetamine is the greatest drug threat to Australians, with usage spreading across the nation despite unprecedented seizures of the substance by authorities, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said Wednesday.
There were 1,673 new cervical cancer patients in Taiwan in 2011 and 681 deaths due to the disease, which equates to more than 4 women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in Taiwan, according to the Health Promotion Administration's (HPA) cancer registration report from 2011.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A modest rebound in gas costs and broad gains in other categories lifted consumer prices for the first time in four months, a sign inflation may be stabilizing.
Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The U.N.'s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, were “probably” carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were “possibly” so.