Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

After months of calm, Thailand challenged by virus outbreak

After managing against the odds to keep the coronavirus largely in check for most of the year, Thailand has suddenly found itself challenged by an expanding outbreak among migrant workers on the doorstep of the capital, Bangkok.

Health

German court rules hangovers are 'illness'

A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an "illness", in a timely judgement days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

Health

Get the dirt on germs

Germs are lurking all around us, and they may be hiding in places that you had not even considered. Baylor College of Medicine's Isabel Valdez, physician assistant and instructor of general internal medicine, sheds light ...

Health

Judge says Vermont law on genetically modified food stands

A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups.

Medications

FDA seeks faster warning updates for generic drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients.

Health

Court hears arguments on NYC's big soda ban

A state appeals court is considering whether to allow New York City to ban oversized sodas and other large sugary drinks at city restaurants as part of its war on diabetes and obesity.

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