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Levi Krystosek, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, was expected to die within days of being born - but he overcame the odds. He suffers from Jansen's Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia.
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to br
Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday.
Khyng Maza, from the Philippines, was shunned by medics as his family can't afford help. He has hydrocephalus, which can cause permanent brain damage and death if left untreated.
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, bu
Oxford student Andrew Kirkman's story is part of the film Death on Campus, which focuses on the growing number of students who have committed suicide due to mental health struggles.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic-majority Philippines will reallow the use of contraceptive implants after certifying 51 drugs and devices safe and not the cause of abortions, the health departme
AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, which the group hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sal
Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia.
Research shows the two new treatments can slow the cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy.
A new tax break for businesses that give their workers paid family leave has been put into the Senate Republican tax bill now moving toward approval
Researchers from Cambridge University likened the cuts to 'economic murder' and said NHS and social care funding means vulnerable patients are not receiving the help they need.
The drugs are hailed as the ‘closest thing to a cure’ for women with incurable breast cancer. Vikki Orvice (pictured), from St Albans, has been able to work full-time thanks to the wonder drugs.
B.C. has the highest rate in Canada of patients being rushed back to hospitals after angioplasty procedures done to open up blocked heart vessels. The average hospital readmission rate within 30
Heavy drinking and smoking make you look visibly older, sooner, according to new findings of a Danish study that has followed more than 11,500 people over 40 years.
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.
This week's health hero nominee is nurse Jess Haskins, 33, who helped Manchester bomb victim Adam Lawler, 15. His family believe he wouldn't be as well as he is now without her.
The Senate's tax-writing panel has rejected Democrats' efforts to modify a Republican tax overhaul bill
Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.
More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.
Researchers based at Northwestern University have found a genetic mutation in the Amish people of Berne, Indiana that appears to make them live 10 years longer than people without it.
LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer and Novartis have agreed price cuts for their rival breast cancer drugs Ibrance and Kisqali to ensure they can be used routinely within Britain's state-funded health service.
A study from Denmark used virtual reality therapy for stroke patients and found it produced the same improvements in arm, hand and finger movement as standard physical therapy.
CALGARY - Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for opioid drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a national public ...
QUEBEC - The Quebec government asked the federal government again on Wednesday to push back the marijuana legalization deadline by one year, one day before the province tables its own ......
Many proponents of vaping argue that it's a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes; however, when it coming to surgery and interacting with anesthesia, neither is safe.
A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern US and experience
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A judge says air ambulance service in the oilsands region in northeast Alberta is hobbled because helicopters can't land directly at the Fort McMurray hospital. A fatality ...
She recently revealed some very unexpected wedding news as she celebrated the same-sex marriage victory on Wednesday. 
Smokers base their gauge of safety on their senses and vastly underestimate the amount of secondhand smoke the expose their kids to, according to a new study from Tel Aviv, Isreal.
(Reuters Health) - Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardiac arrest might not be worthwhile, a new study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don’t also have diabetes – but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their ris
Peter McKay, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, underwent the surgery in 2015 after his daughter Darcy's rare genetic condition threatened to take her life.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Tanya Evans, 27, from Swansea, Wales, is at risk of rupturing her bowel while she waits for surgery to remove the mass which has grown to the size of a football.
LONDON, Ont. - Police in London, Ont., are warning the public after learning two drug samples seized in the city have tested positive for the deadly opioid carfentanil. They say test ......
New York City dentist Dr Jo shared her tips for protecting teeth from stains while still enjoying your favorite drinks. Tips include, sipping from a straw, chewing gum and drinking water.
(Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and w
No one wants to miss out on the holiday indulgences, but you can't have your cake now and on Christmas too without it adding up. Spend this month building up your health with these tips.
Cody Hall, 25, from Corby, Northamptonshire, had such a large birthmark, it distorted the left side of her face. She married her boyfriend of eight years Lewis Holt, 27, last Friday after a year eng
The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn't match it -- until "Kevlartilage" was
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with com
A new review article presents evidence that argues for a more nuanced approach to the design of global-change experiments -- one that acknowledges and purposefully incorporates the variability inheren
Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it's available.
Variants in a gene called ankyrin-B – carried by millions of Americans – could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own, new research demonstrates.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered diets high in salt are killing off beneficial bacteria in people's guts, but these can be replaced with 'good bacteria'.
Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the requirement that Americans get health insurance             
(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study
VICTORIA - A new report on unexpected deaths says Indigenous youth in British Columbia died at a rate almost two times higher than non-Aboriginal youth over a six-year period ending ......
Australian research has revealed that not only can breastfeeding mothers indulge in a hard earned glass of wine without harming their baby, they might actually be helping it.
Researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the
Heart attack increased the risk for vascular dementia, the type caused by impaired blood flow to the brain, up to 35 years later.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drilling in a vast Alaskan wildlife refuge moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday after the U.S. Senate energy and natural resources panel voted 13-10 to open part of t
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