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At a forum in Birmingham, anxious parents get some peace of mind from experts about their athletic kids             
ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican urged U.S. President Donald Trump to listen to "dissenting voices" and reconsider his position on climate change on Thursday, saying the United States risked being supplan
Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and f
A P.E.I. woman has won a three-year battle to get benefits after the Workers Compensation Board linked her husband's death to workplace bullying.
No matter what industry you work in, there are ups and downs based on circumstances outside your control. Right now, many Americans are feeling uneasy about their health care. What can you do, as a le
Concern about their appearance isn't the only reason women want to undergo labiaplasty, in which a surgeon reshapes their labia, the fleshy folds that enclose and protect the external genitalia.
The current administration is pro-job, so the loss of 50,000 jobs will be big news if funding for community health centers isn’t addressed very quickly. Congress needs to act by September 17, 2017, pr
I’ve spent much of my life in hospitals as a physician and surgeon. Recently I suffered an injury that taught me much about what it’s like to be a patient. It wasn't that I did not understand the prob
Britain's High Court has denied a bid by a terminally ill man to challenge the law on assisted suicide, ruling that the issue was already considered in recent years and does not merit further analysis
The onscreen doctor speaks out about her family's real-life medical saga.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Thursday 37 pigs on a farm in the southern Guangdong province had been killed after contracting the O-type strain of foot-and-mouth dise
ZURICH (Reuters) - A new leukemia treatment from Novartis for children and young adults will get priority review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), putting the Swiss drugmaker ahead of
LONDON (Reuters) - Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, with more than 300 million people suffering.
Adding DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, to infant formula or prenatal supplements doesn’t improve babies’ brain development, recent reviews have found.
The 67-year-old has terminal motor neurone disease and is not expected to live beyond 12 months.
(Reuters) - An anti-inflammatory drug being developed by Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings as an add-on treatment for cystic fibrosis demonstrated promising safety and was well tolerated in a small mids
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world's fourth-most populous n
There will be no Republican healthcare bill this year, but much will change. What health benefit strategy makes sense for small businesses until the direction of the new administration becomes clear?
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Drought conditions associated with an El Nino weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said on Thursday.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The price of ivory on Chinese markets has slumped by two-thirds since 2014 as Beijing rolls out a ban on trade in elephant tusks, but illegal markets in neighboring countries are e
Why do pets get prescribed Viagra, and how can you tell if your dog has diabetes?
The nightly photographs have become a "routine" that the little girl's parents look forward to.
Paramedic Dan Farnworth felt unable to talk about his mental health problems, caused by a 999 call.
The guidelines for everyday foods are aimed at helping to reduce childhood obesity.
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new CEO Emma Walmsley, who takes over on April 1, has won a short-term reprieve from the threat of generic Advair with a delay in U.S. approval for Mylan's copy of
TOKYO (Reuters) - A local district court in western Japan on Thursday denied granting an injunction against Shikoku Electric Power Co's Ikata No. 3 nuclear reactor, the operator said on Thursday, a mo
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities ordered the evacuation of large parts of a major town of more than 25,000 people in eastern Australia on Thursday as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that
Defying President Trump on the GOP's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare sounds like political suicide, especially in the congressional districts Trump won handily
The guidelines for everyday foods are aimed at helping to reduce childhood obesity.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis AG on Wednesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to accelerate its review of the Swiss drugmaker's CTL019 therapy for young patients with B-cell
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the European Union need to show joint leadership on climate change and cannot expect the "same leadership" from the United States under the new administration, European c
There will be layoffs in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, although CEO Keith Dewar can’t yet say how many. While RQHR has previously relied on attrition to reduce staffing numbers, he
Ask The Doctor Co-Founder and CEO Prakash Chand discusses the vision behind his company, solving the health care crisis, and his plans for making medical advice available to 7 billion people around th
E.P.A. scientists had concluded that exposure to the chemical, chlorpyrifos, which has been in use since 1965, was potentially causing significant health consequences.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday kicked an Exxon Mobil Corp lawsuit seeking to thwart two states from pursuing a fraud case over climate change to a Manhattan court, saying hi
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia began evacuating thousands of people stranded on resort islands in the tropical northeast on Thursday, as water supplies began to run low two days after Cyclone Debbie tor
Three months ago, Bruce threw his back out while bending over to help his grandson tie his skates. Although he has had occasional back trouble in the past, this flare-up was different and simply did n
California prosecutors say some of the videos, which were edited conversations with abortion providers that the activists secretly recorded, violated the state’s privacy law.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research
Novartis catches up to Kite in the race for CAR-T bragging rights.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it had denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Montana and a coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases on public land witho
Expanded coverage for Hepatitis C drugs is “absolutely huge,” according to a Saskatoon and Vancouver support nurse. “There’s a lot more options for treaters out there, which is
The abortion drug Mifegymiso is not available to the extent it should be, says Jillian Schwandt, executive director of Sexual Health Centre Saskatoon. “We have an opioid crisis in
The FDA has approved the first drug ever, Ocrevus, to treat the most severe form of multiple sclerosis after 40 years. The disease disrupts the flow of information within the brain.
A study of 55,000 post-menopausal women found those who had a history of gum disease were 12 per cent more likely to die over the next seven years, according to researchers from Buffalo University.
A new study, from the University of Oxford, has found that the viruses hepatitis B and C may be associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
Sir Muir Gray claims that type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable but costs the NHS billions of pounds a year to treat, should be renamed because it is caused by the 'modern environment'.
Climate change-induced severe weather has the most immediate effects on mental health in the form of the trauma and shock - and when these subside, they can be replaced by post-traumatic stress diso
A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions wer
A new article aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be achieved.
Anxiety disorders can be crippling, isolating and all-consuming for the roughly 40 million American adults who suffer from these mental health conditions. A support system of friends, family and roma
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(Reuters Health) - College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new stu
(Reuters Health) - New evidence from a Danish nationwide study suggests that Sanofi Pasteur's quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), marketed as Gardasil, is not dangerous in the unusual cas
A Pakistani-born doctor who's running for lieutenant governor of California says his priorities are saving Obamacare and fighting what he calls "Donald Trump's hate."
Kansas already requires abortion providers to inform women about the risks involved in the procedure
ABC News' Dan Harris talks with the award-winning singer about her meditation practice for his live-stream/podcast show.
Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives for choosing to get vaccinated. Apart from the most ob
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