Health Care

Johnson & Johnson hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Shares in the company plunged 12 per cent following the release of the report by news agency Reuters , wiping £37bn ($47bn) off the company's value. After th...


Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued his decision Friday evening. The White House applauded O'Connor's rul...


Fentanyl overtakes heroin as the No. 1 opioid overdose killer

In 2016, the latest year for which full data is available, "29 per cent of all drug overdose deaths mentioned involvement of fentanyl", said the report fr...


Johnson & Johnson ‘KNEW their baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos’ says report

Shares of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) fell over 6% after Reuters reported that the pharmaceutical company knew that its baby powder was contaminated with cancer...


Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

The legal profession erroneously believes that lower courts can grant standing to anyone so they can babysit the other branches on clear political questions, ye...


Google Fit update brings widgets and guided exercises this holiday season

The new features follow a pretty radical makeover of Google Fit , which in the past has been a bit of mix bag as far as tracking your health and fitness. With ...


Flu striking more than usual in Windsor and Essex County this year

This article is a condensed version of The Conversation article "Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems'". Webby added that the...


Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

An amoeba is a single-cell organism that can cause fatal disease in humans, and they live in warm soil and water. "We didn't have any clue what was going on",...


Incredible Blood Clot Coughed Up Intact Stumps Doctors

The doctors treating the patient were "astonished" after they unfurled the clot to find it had retained the shape of the lung pathway from which it came. "An Im...


Ocasio-Cortez claps back after Trump Jr. mocks her on social media

Those figures dropped dramatically in the House, where only 8 percent of Republicans and 3.6 percent of Democrats compensated their interns. In short, even su...


Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns

According to a release about the recall , Tris Pharma, Inc. has notified that customer and is arranging for the recalled product to be returned. More informat...


Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor

The baby was delivered by way of a cesarean section on December 15, 2017 at around 36 weeks into the pregnancy. According to researchers, neither the mother n...


South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

In order to be a match for Zainab, the donor must be Pakistani, Indian or Iranian - meaning the donor's birth parents would have to be 100 percent Pakistani, In...


New Blood Test Can Spot Cancer in 10 Minutes

They said that the DNA from different types of cancers contain signatures which could act as cancer markers. "We certainly don't know yet whether it's the hol...


First baby born after deceased womb transplant in Brazil

The baby was delivered by way of a cesarean section on December 15, 2017 at around 36 weeks into the pregnancy. She said just one of the consequences of a s...


Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event

No appointment is necessary. Seasonal influenza activity is spreading in Sevier County and across Tennessee and is expected to continue for months, so it's im...


Hindustan Unilever buys GSK Consumer Healthcare in India's largest FMCG deal

As a part of the agreement, HUL , which makes the Surf detergent, Lux soap and Red Label tea, will merge GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, giving it acces...


Coli outbreak potentially linked to farms in California, FDA says

Retailers are also being asked to discontinue selling romaine lettuce, which is why shoppers no longer see it on store shelves. The industry says the change was...


World AIDS day observed on December 1

Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS is encouraging people to get tested and making them aware of treatment and prevention s...


Ohio Valley Still Leads Nation In Overdose Deaths

Accidental drug overdoses account for more than a third of the unintentional injury deaths, and intentional drug overdoses account for about a tenth of t...


U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as DRC outbreak worsens

The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases w...


Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

He made the announcement during an adjournment debate on HIV and World Aids Day , which will be marked on December 1, saying he chose to speak out because he h...


AWS goes deep and wide with machine learning services and capabilities

Since then, Ultrain will leverage Amazon AWS, the world's top cloud computing service, to capture the resources needed to expand its worldwide business better...


Melbourne doctors swallow Lego for science - and one lost his head

Small toys are the second most commonly swallowed item among children after coins, according to the researchers, but relatively little research has been done on...


Most New European HIV Cases Last Year Arose In Ukraine, Russia

In comparison, Eastern Europe had 51.1 new diagnosed cases per 100,000 people, Western Europe had a rate of 6.4 new cases per 100,000. The report calls the rate...