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Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital studied HIV patients' risk of dying from the disease or from lung cancer. They found people were 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer.
Author Jeannette Hyde provides tips that can help you improve your gut health and control your weight.
Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.
CALGARY - An inmate and four staff members at the Calgary Correctional Centre were taken to hospital on the weekend after they were exposed to a drug that may have ......
(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second powerful storm this month
Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis.
LONDON (Reuters) - The long-heralded threat of cut-price competition to its top-selling biological cancer medicines is finally becoming a reality for Roche, the world's biggest maker of oncology treat
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday the United States had not changed its plans to withdraw from the Paris climate pact without a re
A recent study found that people with schizophrenia are three times more likely to die and die at a younger age compared to the general population.
Scientists have found bacteria in pancreatic tumors that metabolize a common drug, explains a new report.
Oxygen starvation could toughen up immune T cells for cancer immunotherapy, reports a team of investigators.
Wellness centres should be created in towns within the next ten years according to the chief executive of Warrington and Halton Hospitals in Cheshire. The proposals are being piloted in 10 areas in
Scientists have discovered that a combination of artemisinin, which is a potent anti-malarial drug, and aminolaevulinic acid, which is a photosensitizer, could kill colorectal cancer cells and suppres
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian hunters will be allowed to kill a total of 88 bears and up to 10 wolves next year, to keep the population of the animals from expanding, the Environment Ministry said o
Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions -- thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology.
Thousands of people respond to a public consultation on proposals to change Manx abortion laws.
An affordable new BRCA gene test has hit the market, but who should take it?
It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the
Diabetes is characterized by a deficiency of insulin. The opposite is the case in congenital hyperinsulinism: patients produce the hormone in excessive quantities. This leads to chronic hypoglycemia.
Researchers have genetically engineered mice that display many of the behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder, and that the abnormal behaviors the rodents show can be reversed using well-establ
Researchers find a way to reduce replication of the AIDS virus in the gastrointestinal tract.
Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighboring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based syst
Here is what women should know about the newly-launched, user-friendly, at-home, BRCA genetic mutation test.
(Reuters) - U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more th
2.4% of teenagers are 'super obese' found a University College London study. Researchers say bariatric surgery is their only hope. This could cost taxpayers £543million.
Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns
High blood pressure can lead to organ damage -- and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests.
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc shares more than doubled in premarket trading on Monday after the company said its experimental antibiotic for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia met the main
During the first break of The Undateables, visual filters will be applied to adverts from five brands to represent the most common eye conditions, which affect two million Britons.
Former broker Max Lowery, 27, of London, never eats breakfast as part of his 2 Meal Day plan - and says there is little scientific evidence for it being the best meal of the day.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Major oil exporter Kuwait is dealing with another crude oil spill off its southern coast, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, the latest in a series of unexplained leaks in the Gu
Researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne say the findings, which were based on nearly 9,000 adults, are down to the dangers of sitting down for excessive periods of time.
Camden, 3, from Texas, has no legs and his arms end around where his elbow would be. His grandmother Karen Whiddon captured the boy playing with his sister Ryleigh.
Jessica Valoy, 30, weighed a staggering 22st 3lbs and struggled to squeeze into a dress size 26.
Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when the six-year-old has a potentially fatal reaction.
Claressa Coleman, from Arkansas, thought the jab that felt 'like a pin' in her shoulder was from a mosquito - but it later turned out to be from a poisonous brown recluse spider.
To be most effective, new therapies may require patients to recognize and respond to the early warning signs of a migraine.
(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Lee is expected to degenerate into a remnant low over the Atlantic by Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
(Reuters) - Jose is seen weakening over the next couple of days but is still expected to retain its hurricane strength through Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is planning a series of new incentives and taxes to phase out polluting vehicles and to boost energy-saving insulation in houses, the environment minister said.
OTTAWA - One of two British Columbia women challenging the federal government's restrictive law on medically assisted dying has finally been able to end her suffering with the help of ......
VANCOUVER - The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the ...
(Reuters) - China's capital Beijing plans to ban all diesel trucks from the city with an emission standard of "national 3" from Sept. 21, 2019, state media reported on Monday that cites a government d
SEOUL (Reuters) - Late summer rains and the growing importance of privately produced crops mean North Korea will likely avoid acute food shortages this year despite earlier fears of drought and mounti
By Wanda Morris My father-in-law was a bit of a rascal. Dad, as he asked me to call him, knew how to have fun. I remember hearing how he “borrowed” a tank to impress a girl during his time
Hillary Clinton revealed this week that she turned to an esoteric breathing technique popular among yogis to heal from her devastating election loss. She has spoken in the past about using ...
As Selena Gomez has documented over the past two years, lupus can affect multiple facets of life, sapping energy, inducing arthritis, cardiovascular problems and kidney failure. Last week, the actres
Chipped teeth from tongue piercings or infected cartilage are among the health risks parents and pediatricians should watch for.
(Reuters) - A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane
(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria is expected to intensify as it moves near the Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.
It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.
Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.
NHS surgeon Peter O'Keefe, 52, became an Uber driver last month, two years after being sacked in August 2015 by Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
A much greater number of monarch butterflies perished in a snowstorm in March 2016 in Mexico than previously estimated, according to new research. Analysis of damage from the storm -- and the ensuing
The idea: The Running Room and the Canadian Cancer Society had developed a running program to help people quit. In 2016, 168 participants from across Canada had weekly sessions where they learned abou
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