A cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone which was declared a national emergency in mid-August has claimed 244 lives and affected 14,521 people, said a statement from a special cholera task force Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on Earth.
Health Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—An appeals court on Friday upheld a decision barring the U.S. government from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill.
Addiction Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Medical research saves lives, suffering and dollars – while also creating jobs and economic activity. The United States has long led the world, with hundreds of thousands of jobs and marketable discoveries generated by ...
Health Aug 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.
Addiction Aug 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) The British government said Tuesday that it wants the country's state-funded hospitals to help support themselves by setting up profit-making branches in other countries.
Health Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Government policies that make healthy foods more affordable, improved sidewalk, street and land-use design to encourage physical activity, and bans on public, workplace or residence smoking are among 43 effective public health ...
Cardiology Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Older Americans are living longer, healthier lives than in past generations, according to new government research. However, rising obesity rates and high housing costs could take a toll on ...
Health Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Australia's High Court dismissed the plain tobacco packaging case brought against the Australian government by the world's largest tobacco companies. The companies had challenged the government's new law - due to be fully ...
Health Aug 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Men with prostate cancer in Texas may be driving more than three times farther than needed to obtain radiation oncology treatments for their cancer when treated at a urology-owned radiation oncology practice versus other ...
Cancer Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research published online in the scientific journal Addiction shows that plain packaging (requiring cigarettes to be packaged in standard packages without attractive designs and imagery) may help to draw the attention of som ...
Addiction Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Fewer than half of US adults get enough physical activity for their health, said a US government study released Tuesday.
Health Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 3
Health coverage for the poorest Americans could be in jeopardy in many states as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month on the Affordable Care Act, according to a new legal analysis. The report examines federal ...
Health Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The federal government is in the process of revising the regulations that govern most human subject research in the United States.
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Around 22,000 Pakistani children are at risk in Karachi after the World Health Organization suspended polio vaccinations over a spate of bloody shootings, a UN official warned Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0