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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making
Research into promising medical uses has been hampered by requiring scientists to get special licenses.             
In an emotional interview, Pete Frates's father - who vowed to care for Pete throughout his illness - admitted the $90,000-a-month medical bills are becoming untenable.
On Facebook and other invitation-only chat sites, journalists are sharing countless anecdotes about the seemingly absurd extremes to which public servants went during the B.C. election campaign t
He escaped the Holocaust and it led him to fully embracing Tikkun Olam, the concept in Judaism which means repairing the world through acts of goodness and charity.
(Reuters) - A section of highway winding along California's breathtaking Big Sur coastline will probably remain closed for months by damage from a massive landslide unleashed by a rain-soaked hillside
These were side effects discovered by researchers at Brown University, Rhode Island, exploring the phenomenon of 'meditation sickness' by interviewing nearly 100 people.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday
Pediatrics experts at universities in Michigan and Illinois suggest that interruptions from checking Facebook or texting during playtime could contribute to their child's sudden outbursts.
ZURICH (Reuters) - A person in Germany treated with Roche Holding AG’s new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus has been diagnosed with an often-deadly brain infection after switching from another medicati
ABC News' Amna Nawaz and Rick Klein discuss the CBO report, which estimates that 23 million people will lose coverage over the next 10 years with the AHCA.
WASHINGTON - The health care bill Republicans have pushed through the House would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama's health care law, the ...
An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers, a common complication that can lead to infections and amputations,
The Care Quality Commission was forced to issue 135 'enforcement actions' against hospitals in England in 2016/17. Yet in 2015/16 the watchdog handed just 58 enforcement actions.
LONDON (Reuters) - GW Pharmaceuticals is set to file its cannabis-derived drug with U.S. regulators imminently, following publication of detailed data on its success in fighting severe childhood epile
Cannabidiol halved the seizures suffered by children with a severe form of the condition, a trial led by Great Ormond Street and New York University found.
Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical.
Amanda LePage, nine, has had five brain surgeries since she was five months old. She was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital with a ruptured brain aneurysm in November 2007.
Adolescents who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are much more likely than peers without ADHD to become teenaged parents, according to a large Danish study.
The budget office’s report also found that the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected for an earlier version of the bill.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan shared a lighthearted video of him helping feed his wife Jeannie with a feeding tube. The New York City mother had surgery on a brain tumor in mid-April.
A new regulation requires New York state hospitals to follow a protocol to rapidly diagnosis and treat the infection called sepsis, and studies suggest it works.
(Reuters) - A section of California's iconic coastal highway will likely remain closed for months after a massive rain-driven landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean, a state transportation officia
These were side effects discovered by researchers at Brown University, Rhode Island, exploring the phenomenon of 'meditation sickness' by interviewing nearly 100 people.
ZURICH (Reuters) - A person in Germany treated with Roche’s new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus has been diagnosed with an often-deadly brain infection after switching from another medication earlier
Just like a pop star who reinvents herself at every comeback, the marathon that dates back to 490 BC continues to make headlines as athletes put new and creative spins on it. The spotlight will shine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former executives of Heritage Pharmaceuticals who pleaded guilty to fixing drug prices in January have agreed to settle with 41 states and territories involved in the probe,
Lengthy publication delays, theft of rivals’ research, allegations of shoddy reviewing, and even the faking of reviews are raising new questions about a decades-old scientific tradition
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued a discussion paper on banning such fees, but is facing pressure from financial advisers and powerful industry lobby groups
A Rhode Island textile company plans to appeal a ruling that said it discriminated against a woman by denying her an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges
NEW YORK - Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried in by ......
myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and chlamydia. The company is based in L.A.
CALGARY - Speed and a pre-existing medical condition are considered factors in a Calgary collision that killed a pedestrian. Police say it appears the driver of a pickup truck suffered some ...
TORONTO - Ontario has launched a website that makes opioid-related data available to health-care workers and the public. The tool, which comes after the province has been criticized over a lack ...
Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, have discovered an antibody that stops fat triggering disease by collecting around the organs.
The FDA announced Tuesday that, for the first time, it approved a cancer drug based on disease genetics rather than the body part where the cancer originated.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc's experimental breast cancer drug reduces the risk of disease recurrence and should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administr
(Reuters Health) - Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study of more than 3.6 million individuals in the U.S.
A Drexel University report finds a quarter of autistic adults using developmental disability services are not working or participating in structured programs.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthem Inc on Wednesday said its plans for selling 2018 Obamacare individual plans are still up in the air because of political and regulatory uncertainty, making it the latest he
EXCLUSIVE: A survey by Surrey-based Pharmacy Outlet suggests 21 million people with constipation or diarrhoea suffer in silence. Half of people with piles and worms did not seek medical help, it fou
Keytruda, made by Merck & Co, is a form of immunotherapy which targets solid tumors with certain biomarkers, rather than trying to target all kinds of tumors in one body part.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, poin
PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that drugmaker Servier as well as the French drug regulator should face trial over weight-loss pill Mediator, believed to have caused
(Reuters Health) - A daily 30-minute regimen designed to help elderly surgery patients stay oriented can cut the rate of post-operative delirium in half and help them return home sooner, according to
Almost 300,000 cancer diagnoses were made in the UK in 2015, which is a rise of 22% from 2005, according to the Office for National Statistics. An ageing population is thought to be to blame.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has not yet made a final decision on whether the United States will remain a party to the Paris climate accords but will do so only after this week, U.S. Se
Harvard researchers have found that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate may lower the risk of atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat.
MILAN (Reuters) - Any potential fines Fiat Chrysler (FCA) may need to pay to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit over diesel emissions will unlikely top $1 billion, analysts said, adding the case appeared les
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark found not killing the bacteria may prevent it developing resistance, as this only occurs when its growth strategies are threatened.
If the Canadian research proves true in further scientific trials, it could lead to the herb being used in similar vain to methadone for heroin addicts.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland found too little, or excessive, sleep raises our dementia risk by 1.5 times as it reduces the volume of the brain region associated with memory.
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's government-owned power utility has closed a 3.2 billion dirham ($872 million) financing package for what will be the world's largest solar power plant, the utility's
There is a well known phenomenon called the 'bystander effect', where everyone does nothing because they assume someone else will, says Joe Mulligan, of the British Red Cross. (stock)
Hannah Brown, 26, from Bedfordshire has battled anorexia twice and recognised the signs of a relapse when she started becoming fixated on diet and exercise, but was denied immediate help.
Ultrasound scans showed the hearts of steroid users were weaker, a team of US researchers found. The drug causes artery-clogging, higher blood pressure and raised cholesterol.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced hope on Wednesday that bipartisan support would prevail in the U.S. Congress to fund global health initiatives, despite de
EXCLUSIVE: The celebrity chef has teamed up with Diabetes UK on a healthy eating campaign. She shares tasty Thai cod cakes, pan-seared scallops and frozen yoghurt cake recipes.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is hoping that a G7 summit in Italy this week can play a role in convincing the United States to remain in the Paris climate agreement, a senior German official said on Wedn
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