Michigan is taking center stage in the nation’s fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis at a new state lab center
Sleeping soundly and having a good sex life have a greater impact on wellbeing than money, it is claimed today. A poll also found family, friends and job security are more important than flash cars.
A new study has uncovered the mechanisms by which treatment-resistant melanoma become vulnerable to cessation of a class of drugs called MAP kinase (MAPK)-targeted inhibitors. By identifying these mec
(Reuters) - The eye of Category 5 hurricane Maria is moving over the Caribbean island of Dominica and is expected to approach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Tuesday night and Wednesday, the U.S
PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-r
A parasitic worm that is becoming increasingly common in Europe poses a significant threat to UK dogs, warn experts in a new report.
Owners of seriously or terminally ill pets are more likely to suffer with stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as poorer quality of life, compared with owners of healthy animals, fin
A toy gun that is popular with children can cause serious eye injuries, warn doctors in a new article.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republ
HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes.
American seniors are getting healthier overall, but the well-educated, rich and white are seeing the greatest gains, a new study finds.
Nursing home workers often fail to change their gloves when they should, which increases the risk of patient infections, a new study finds.
In humans, the problem is well known as the ‘caregiver burden’ – the impact of sickness on carers, but now US researchers at Kent State University have studied the phenomenon in pets.
A study of more than nine million participants over three decades found that deaths and cardiac arrests struck 1.74 out of every 100,000 competitors - double the rate previously thought.
(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane at the top of the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale as it swept across the Caribbean on Monday night, th
Three noon-hours a week, the Rosemont Community School playground becomes a racetrack.
Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.
Australia and the Southern hemisphere are suffering with a severe flu outbreak - and now experts fear it will travel to the UK, this winter.
Tom Ray nearly died, aged 38, after developing sepsis. H e survived, but suffered catastrophic damage and the scriptwriter now works in a call centre. This is his story.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at a United Nations meeting on Monday that the United States stood by its plans to abandon the Paris climate pact unless there i
Researchers from University of Tasmania in Australia studied weight loss in obese males. They found taking a two-week break from dieting helped the men lose more weight than consistent dieting.
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Innoviva Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved their triple drug inhaler for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CO
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is encouraging every Republican senator to vote for the latest, last-ditch effort in the Senate to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law
(Reuters) - German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG said in a statement on its French website that it would stop selling its contraceptive implant, Essure, in countries other than the United States
Ten million British people live with chronic discomfort, say the British Pain Society. But, while many medicines are effective, what are the alternatives?
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation
Whole Woman's Health in Texas is providing free abortions to women affected by Hurricane Harvey in September. Pro-life groups said the deal would take an emotional toll on women.
A toothpaste made up of tiny particles of glass has been developed to fight early tooth decay.
Anyone who has spent any time in hospital knows how tedious it can be. But experts now believe it could elongate a stay on the ward.
EDMONTON - The new president of the Alberta Medical Association is a football-loving pediatrician and sports medicine doctor who says the province needs to recruit more physicians to work in ......
Middle-aged Americans' teeth are bad, and so is their insurance coverage, especially for those with lower incomes. Many don't realize they may soon be without dental coverage altogether.
Now it’s time to let you in on some of the amazing secrets that your body has been keeping from you.
(Reuters Health) - When people convicted of domestic violence or covered by restraining orders are not only banned from buying guns but forced to give up firearms they already own, they may be less li
The veteran performer has long suffered with a problematic neck due to scoliosis (a twisted spine), but still enjoys her vices: chips doused in vinegar and occasional packs of cigarettes.
The National Health Service (NHS) plans to recruit up to 3,200 PAs to perform minor operations and monitor wards - primarily from the US, which has more than 115,000 of them.
(Reuters Health) - Triathlon competitors may be more likely to die suddenly and suffer a fatal trauma or cardiac arrest than previously thought, U.S. data suggest.
(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale and is expected to strengthen further, the U.S. National Hurric
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, he tackles stroke risk and a rather intimate women's problem.
Gyms are breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria. And these bacteria can lead to health problems as minimal as acne or as serious as life-threatening infections. Here's how to avoid them.
A new survey from the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie in Montréal, Canada, found that older adults are aware of the risks of the medication they take.
Volunteerism is the life-blood of many charitable organizations. And one of our city’s oldest organizations, Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS), has been tireless in its support of the
A new lung cell type that is implicated in the body's innate immune defense against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae -- one of the leading causes of pneumonia worldwide -- has been discovered by
In the US, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder often are prescribed th
Researchers have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. Medical researchers have found a critical targe
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how microRNA aids fast-growing cancerous tumors in evading anti-tumor immunity.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to respond to information and records request
The Congressional Budget Office says it needs more time to analyze the newest Republican bill aimed at scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law
Jenny Williams of Memphis, Tennessee, donated one of her kidneys to Erica Walker, a single mom who was facing dialysis.
There are parties. And then there is W. Brett Wilson’s annual garden party. The must-be-invited-to fete has, over the years, raised millions of dollars for myriad charities. The concept, created
Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. At those high
Authorities have lifted a shelter-in-place order for residents living within a mile of a chemical plant in Baltimore that had an acid spill. The spill Monday morning at the Solvay Industries plant in
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with it
The University of California in Irvine findings, the largest of their kind, were based on post-mortems and examinations of around 1,700 people in their 90s.
Faced with a widow's legal challenge, Ontario will transplant livers into almost 100 alcoholic-liver-disease patients, as evidence suggests they do as well as others
Eight children born after uterus transplants is the culmination of 18 years of research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that legislative analysts examine both the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a last-ditch effort by Republicans to r
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says pharmaceutical companies have agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction
(Reuters Health) - Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests.
African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood t
An affordable new BRCA gene test has hit the market, but who should take it?
Kim Kardashian West has been added to next month's Chicago Ideas Week lineup, organizers announced Wednesday. The reality-star-turned-entrepreneur is scheduled to chat with Washington Post fashion cri
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's putative new foreign minister called on Wednesday for a fresh start to tortuous talks on cementing ties with the European Union, the neutral country's most important t
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia, the only major power that has not called on Iraq's Kurds to cancel a referendum on independence next week, has swiftly become the top funder of Kurdish oil and gas deals, wi
BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holdin
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man shot another during a domestic dispute, then shot himself as police arrived to investigate the first shooting. Swatara Township police identifie
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle with his toddler son inside. Police say 21-year-old Gamalier Estrada III, of New Haven, also dro
A pair of artworks - both conceived before Trump's DACA decision - take on new significance after the president's decision.
To the editor: I found Linda Deutsch’s opinion regarding the proposed release of convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten both naive and offensive. (“Release Leslie Van Houten. If she hadn't been
A deadly earthquake in Central Mexico on Tuesday toppled buildings and sent authorities and volunteers scrambling to find survivors in Mexico City and beyond. Here are the stories you shouldn’t
For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its env
If the goal is to stop illegal immigration, I’ve got some advice for President Trump from here in California, which used to be part of Mexico and now has turned itself into a kind of sanctuary s
New York real estate scion Robert Durst could learn as soon as Wednesday when a Los Angeles judge will hold a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to face trial for murder. D
Many politicians and activists push simplistic solutions when it comes to California’s housing woes. Some promote subsidies; others density. Some sell infill as the solution; others blame everyt
To the editor: We are a nation of laws. Our laws both protect and sustain us as a society. Our laws are both major and minor, but the rule of law is what governs our way of life and safeguards our
To the editor: At last, a voice of levity from UC Berkeley’s Chancellor, Carol T. Christ. (“UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ: ‘Free speech has itself become controversial,’” Sept.