Jordan's health minister has said that two deaths in the kingdom from a SARS-like virus earlier this year which were confirmed by the World Health Organization last week were isolated cases.
The now familiar term “Asperger's disorder” is being dropped, abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD, and “dyslexia” and other learning disorders remain in the first major rewrite in nearly 20 years of the diagnostic guide used by U.S. psychiatrists. Changes were approved Saturday.
Younger adults who suffered a stroke were often smokers or had abused drugs or alcohol, according to a U.S. study that looked at over 1,000 patients.
Genome mapping could prove key in preventing superbugs in hospitals, an Australian researcher said Friday, urging its use to prevent countless deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections.
The number of drugs when mixed with grapefruit that can lead to serious health problems, including sudden death, has skyrocketed, warns a Canadian researcher who first discovered the toxic link.
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles, the latest in a string of manufacturing deficiencies that once led U.S. regulators to bar imports of the Indian company's medicines.
Home blood pressure monitors may be useful to some older adults who have suffered a stroke, but little help to others, according to a UK study.
Asia is hit with 30 million cases of malaria a year resulting in 42,000 deaths, a report said Friday as experts called for an urgent response to the disease which stalks billions in the region.
Women younger than 70 have a relatively low risk of abnormal growth in the upper part of the colon — suggesting, U.S. researchers say, that many women can opt for less invasive colon cancer screening.
Boys in the U.S. are hitting puberty as much as two years earlier than in previous decades, according to a new study out Saturday from the American Academy of Pediatrics.