USA mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

But Gottlieb acknowledged Wednesday that the agency failed to predict an "epidemic of addiction" among youth, mainly driven by flavored products. "The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we're seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addi... More..

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Monkeypox: Nigerian health chiefs step in to help United Kingdom manage outbreak risk

A rare viral infection is unsafe to humans and reached the Royal Navy in Cornwall from London, where the infected came from Nigeria. PHE and the NHS are contacting individuals who may have been in close co...More..

Planned Parenthood Selects Dr. Leana Wen As Its New President
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Planned Parenthood Selects Dr. Leana Wen As Its New President

Saying her family was dependent on Medicaid and food stamps "and also on Planned Parenthood for health care", Wen continues by claiming she became an ER doctor because she "never wanted to turn any patients awa...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Britain reports two separate cases of rare monkeypox infection

The infection has been reported twice in the United Kingdom in the space of a week: once in Cornwall, presenting in a Nigerian national staying at a naval base, and then in Blackpool, in someone who had recentl...More..

New case of human West Nile virus reported in Box Elder County
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

New case of human West Nile virus reported in Box Elder County

Seven human cases have been reported throughout Utah in 2018, including one death. It is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-f...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

No Explanation for 33% of Outpatient Opioid Rxs

One addiction specialist said real solutions to overprescribing are needed. "Despite masses of protection changes, most modern analyses counsel nationwide opioid prescribing charges like not meaningfully re...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

USA officials call teen vaping 'epidemic,' weigh flavor ban

Scott Gottlieb. The FDA said it would consider requiring brands to remove flavored products, which could be contributing to the rise in youth e-cigarette use. The FDA also requested Juul and four other manufa...More..

Colorado's AG sues OxyContin creator for role in opioid crisis
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Colorado's AG sues OxyContin creator for role in opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma has vigorously denied the accusations in a statement to The Washington Post , saying that although it shares "the state's concern about the opioid crisis", it did not mislead health care provider...More..

Doctors Warn Kids Need to Get Their Flu Shots ASAP
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Doctors Warn Kids Need to Get Their Flu Shots ASAP

Wissam Al Khoury, the lead researcher on the study, Demographic Differences in Flu Vaccination among Florida's High School Students: Evidence from 2017 Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey , which he recently pr...More..

South Korea reports first MERS case in 3 years
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

South Korea reports first MERS case in 3 years

Pharmaceutical officials said that local drugmakers, such as Ilyang Pharmaceutical Co. and Gene One Life Science Inc., are in the process of developing potential vaccines that can tackle the disease in an effec...More..

by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Middle-aged should have 'drink-free' days, say campaigners

Health chiefs in the United Kingdom are launching a "drink-free days" campaign to target regular drinkers amid fears health risks are "creeping" up on them. Drinkers should have at least two alcohol-free days ...More..

Health Officials Warn of Measles Exposure on Harlingen Flights
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Health Officials Warn of Measles Exposure on Harlingen Flights

The agency says the disease is extremely contagious and could become unsafe if not treated properly. "The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or by airborne spread when an infected p...More..

Only a third of Wakefield residents are registered organ donors
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Only a third of Wakefield residents are registered organ donors

One of the people whose life was saved was the Sheffield artist Pete McKee, who received Mr Piotr's liver. Only 27% of the people who joined the United Kingdom register previous year were over 50, but 72% of ...More..

Hospitals Create Drug Company to Combat Drug Shortages, Prices
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Hospitals Create Drug Company to Combat Drug Shortages, Prices

Prescription drug rates are slated to see an nearly five percent boost in 2019, Vizient projected. These seven organizations, representing about 500 USA hospitals, will provide leadership for the Civica Rx bo...More..

Black 'hair' on your tongue? Here's what that could be
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Black 'hair' on your tongue? Here's what that could be

The woman made a full recovery in four weeks once doctors adjusted her medication. When Dr. Yasir Hamad heard that a patient's tongue had turned black, he decided he needed to see it for himself. Black hairy ...More..

Walk to End Alzheimer’s events coming up in West Michigan
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer’s events coming up in West Michigan

As it stands now 31 teams, comprised of over 100 people, have raised over $27,500 for the event, which is not too far off from the overall goal of $32,200 that was set by organizers. Leandra Clovis, the Develop...More..

by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

'Good Bacteria' Probiotics Might Not Actually Be That Good For You

But when doctors did the endoscopy to evaluate their intestines, they found that probiotics had only actually "stuck" and grown in a few people. In the second study , which featured 46 healthy people, prob...More..

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

Richard Sackler , whose family owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the potent opioid painkiller OxyContin, was one of six inventors granted a patent for buprenorphine, used to wean users from stronger addictive su...More..

China may face wider pork bans as deadly African swine fever spreads
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

China may face wider pork bans as deadly African swine fever spreads

Participants at the Bangkok meeting come from Cambodia, China , Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. New Zealand Pork is calling for greater border protection a...More..

Why you should always wash your hands after passing airport security
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Why you should always wash your hands after passing airport security

By contrast, the researchers did not find any lingering respiratory viruses in the airport's toilet bowls. Some surfaces that you might expect to harbor a ton of germs were actually clean, such as upper surfa...More..