Psychology & Psychiatry

Eating disorders cost billions in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Eating disorders—such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating disorder—cost the U.S. economy nearly $65 billion in one recent year, a new report shows.

Pediatrics

1 in 3 children poisoned by lead, UN warns

Up to 800 million children around the world are being poisoned by lead from water and air pollution, the United Nations warned Thursday in a special report on the "massive and previously unknown" health crisis.

Medications

Johnson and Johnson cuts price of anti-TB tablets

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson announced Monday an immediate cut in the price of its tuberculosis treatment course—a move NGOs have long been calling for.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ireland places huge orders for virus test equipment

Ireland has placed huge orders for Covid-19 testing equipment and protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers, health officials said on Sunday.

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