Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases

The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged" after only three new cases of Ebola have been reported in the past week in eastern Congo, a sign that the world's second deadliest ...

Cardiology

Food security status linked to cardiovascular risk

(HealthDay)—Food security status is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and predicted 10-year cardiovascular disease risk, according to research published Dec. 5 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Cardiology

Increases in mean platelet volume after PCI tied to death

(HealthDay)—For patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), mortality is associated with increases in mean platelet volume (MPV) over time following the procedure, according to a study published in the ...

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French breast implant maker faced US lawsuits

Breast implants made by troubled French firm PIP have been at the heart of multiple lawsuits in the United States, where they were sold up until 2000, documents filed with the US government show.