Health

Air pollution in Taiwan boosts risk of ischemic stroke

Long-term exposure to hydrocarbons in the air may be a risk factor for ischemic stroke development, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Han-Wei Zhang of China Medical University, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Looming crisis for older family carers

Increasing numbers of older family carers, some in their 80s and 90s, are providing care to support adult children with severe learning disabilities or autism, according to a significant new report published today (Wednesday ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two treated for deadly pneumonic plague in Beijing

Two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague—a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue cases soar to record high in Pakistan

A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said Wednesday, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Smartphone study shows pain more likely on humid, windy days

People with long-term health conditions are 20 percent more likely to suffer from pain on days that are humid and windy with low atmospheric pressure according to new research from University of Manchester scientists.

Medications

Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits

A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold the drug ...

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