Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease.

Health

Philippines reports first vaping-linked illness

The Philippines on Friday reported its first case of a vaping-linked illness, as health authorities expressed concern at court orders preventing them from regulating electronic cigarettes.

Medications

Injection drug use: a new study shows a mixed Canadian portrait

In Canada, 171,900 people injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 in 2011. In a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) estimated, ...

Medications

Study teases out factors associated with postpartum overdose

Massachusetts researchers have published a new study in the journal Addiction that uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose. The factors include a history of overdose during pregnancy, a diagnosis ...

Health

EPA proposal would limit use of science in public health rules

Scientists and doctors are sounding the alarm about a Trump administration proposal to significantly limit the use of scientific and medical research in setting public health regulations. They warn that the new Environmental ...

Health

Dodgy patient treatment: It's not us, it's them, say the experts

Patients might not be getting the best advice about which treatments do or don't work, according to our study published today. We found professional societies are more likely to call out other health professionals for providing ...

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