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China Aims To Double Doctor Numbers As Cure For Health
Hoping to repair associate poorly health care service laid low with long wait times and poor service in rural areas, China says it's embarking on a program to double the quantity of doctors within the country. Beijing says that by 2020 it needs they have 2 ...

Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics to form JV
Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics recently announced a definitive agreement to form a global clinical trials laboratory services business. By combining the clinical trials laboratory operations of two industry leaders, the new entity will provide customers with the ...

An apple a day won't keep the doctor away
Put down your apple and grab a packet of chips. No, wait don't. But, an alarming new study addressing an old wives tale hasn't come up apples for apples. "Evidence does not support that an apple a day keeps the doctor away," say the researchers from the ...

1000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow's stomach. They were "astonished" to find ...

Mysterious virus seems to have left 100 kids paralysed - and doctors aren't sure ...
Mysterious virus seems to have left 100 kids paralysed - and doctors aren't sure ...

India to repackage state-supplied condoms in bid to attract users
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When it comes to the wrappers of India's state-supplied condoms, boring is out, attractive is in, but erotic is too much. India is readying a redesign of the staid packaging of its half-century-old condom brand, incorporating pictures of ...

Social media reacts to “Emperor of All Maladies” – Ripples of conversation flow ...
Social media reacts to “Emperor of All Maladies” – Ripples of conversation flow ...

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis – WebMD
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Nebraska hospital releases 5 Americans found Ebola-free
Five American health workers have been released from a Nebraska hospital after completing a 21-day quarantine and being found Ebola-free. ADVERTISEMENT. The Nebraska Medical Center, which specializes in Ebola treatment, announced the five ...

Iron supplements not necessary for pregnant women: Research
Many women use iron supplements. But, the US Preventive Services Task Force (UPSTF) has released two new draft recommendations that have shown that taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't have any significant health outcomes for either ...

Interesting facts about exploding head syndrome
According to the study is published in the Journal of Sleep Research, nearly one in five college students may suffer from “exploding head syndrome. People with exploding head syndrome wake up because of sudden loud noises — a gunshot, an explosion, ...

'Polio-like' strain of enterovirus D68 known for invoking mystery paralysis, Study
A virus discovered in respiratory secretions of children in California and Colorado, suffering from paralysis or muscle was affected with a mutated strain of enterovirus D68. According to the study published on Monday in Lancet Infectious Diseases, sheds new ...

BP Targets Loosened in Coronary Disease
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More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist ...
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist ...

A real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple
(CNN) Late one night on Facebook, a girl with cystic fibrosis messaged a boy with cystic fibrosis, and both their lives were changed forever. The girl, Katie Donovan, read that the boy, Dalton Prager, was very sick. "If you ever need a friend to talk to, you can ...

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests. People with the syndrome are startled awake from sleep by sudden loud noises -- even the ...

Antibiotics, drug-resistant bacteria are taking to the air in Texas
In some cases, drug-resistant DNA was found to be 4,000 percent more abundant in air samples collected downwind of feed lots. File Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI. | License Photo. LUBBOCK, Texas, April 1 (UPI) -- Researchers in Texas say they've located a new ...

Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies in Fatal Police Car Chase
A Georgia teen who received a heart transplant less than two years ago has died in a car accident while fleeing police, according to officials. Anthony Stokes, 17, was driving a car that matched the description of a car used to flee a home burglary, in which a ...

Merck, NewLink Ebola vaccine appears safe, effective in new studies
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early-stage trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine, two in the United States and four in Africa and Europe, have found that it appears to be safe and triggered robust production of Ebola-fighting antibodies, scientists reported on ...

Factors Relating To Family Income May Affect A Child's Brain Development
Could children raised in lower income families potentially experience slower brain development? New findings published in Nature Neuroscience examine how this has affected some growing up in certain environments and how programs that aim to alleviate ...

Avril Lavigne on Her Struggle With Lyme Disease
She had a revelation that she's been struggling with Lyme disease. A five-month battle after being bedridden. Sometimes she can't even talk or more and Paula Faris has her story. ? Make things so complicated ? Reporter: This morning rock star Avril Lavigne ...

More TV time may raise Type 2 diabetes risk
Each hour spent watching TV each day increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among overweight adults, a U.S. study suggests. The study in Wednesday's issue of the journal Diabetologia was based on data from 3,234 overweight American adults ...

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were infected with venereal diseases. The lawsuit in ...

More money means bigger brains, study shows
Research has shown that a person's position in the economic pecking order can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. But can it also affect the size and shape of the brain? A new study suggests that a family's socioeconomic status correlates with ...

Phase 1 trials of Ebola vaccine show good immune responses
Researchers today published the first two phase 1 trial studies on VSV-EBOV vaccine, showing good immune responses that helped with dose selection for trials under way in Liberia and Guinea and no serious safety concerns. The vaccine caused some ...

Fetal DNA tests prove highly accurate but experts warn of exceptions
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Roche blood test to screen fetuses for Down syndrome worked far better than standard prenatal screening tests in younger, low-risk women, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, setting the stage for more widespread use. The new ...

Teen denied, then given transplant dies in police chase
ROSWELL, Ga. — An Atlanta-area teenager who was first denied a heart transplant then given one two years ago, died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving while fleeing police, according to police records. Anthony Stokes made national ...

Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care
The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served: those forced out of the military for misconduct and those ...

Five Americans released after Ebola monitoring
Five US health workers monitored for three weeks by doctors in Nebraska after being exposed to Ebola in West Africa have all been released, officials said. They are all clinicians who worked with Boston-based aid group Partners in Health. The five treated in ...

Johns Hopkins Univ. Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit Over STD Study
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Billion dollar lawsuit. Hundreds of people, part of a horrific STD study, sue Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 800 former research subjects infected with sexually transmitted diseases in Guatemala are seeking justice–but Hopkins says it ...

New Source of Airborne Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Study
As per a new study to be publis hed in Environmental Health Perspectives this month antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle feed yards can be airborne. Researchers based in Texas Tech University collected particle matter samples downwind and upwind of ...

Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem
LOS ANGELES — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, said in a court filing before he was found dead that he suffered from a serious health problem that could endanger his life. Getty, 47, whose ...

Judge won't allow Connecticut teen to return home as she nears end of forced ...
Judge won't allow Connecticut teen to return home as she nears end of forced ...

India likely to add more AIDS, TB drugs to essential medicines list
Dec. 1, 2014: A volunteer pins a red ribbon on the blouse of a sex worker, as her child looks on, during an event to mark World AIDS Day in Kamathipura, Mumbai's red light district. (Reuters). MUMBAI – India is likely to add more HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis ...

Autism Awareness Day: The fans who find football matches overwhelming
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. (CNN) Bright lights, loud music, an electric atmosphere -- big sports events can be a thrilling experience. But for some fans, the sensory overload is a nightmare. "I get messages on social media saying, well if they can't ...

Liberia, Sierra Leone gain in Ebola crisis; Guinea struggles
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, March. 27, 2015, a usually busy street is deserted as Sierra Leone enters a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people due to the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone's 6 million ...

Colorado patient tests negative for Ebola virus at Loveland hospital
A member of the UCH high-risk team dons protective equipment in this 2014 preparedness training exercise. (Provided by UCH). UCH Ebola biohazard. UCH Safety Officer Pay Conroy inspects disposal containers that would be used for an Ebola patient's ...

Patient tests negative for Ebola at Colorado hospital
A patient at a hospital in Loveland, Colorado, has tested negative for Ebola after becoming ill when they returned from an Ebola-affected country, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The patient was taken to hospital in a ...

Drinking Gallon of Iced Tea Daily May Have Caused Arkansas Man's Kidney ...
Drinking Gallon of Iced Tea Daily May Have Caused Arkansas Man's Kidney ...

New DNA test will help trim down stressful Amniocentesis Diagnosis in ...
New DNA test will help trim down stressful Amniocentesis Diagnosis in ...

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt
THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of packaged grocery store foods included in a new study contained too much added salt, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. That's important because eating too much salt (sodium) is a risk ...

MLB and its teams to conduct Autism Awareness campaign
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and its teams will conduct an Autism Awareness campaign this season. Each club selected a home game as part of the effort, which will be joined by the advocacy organization Austism Speaks. Some teams will have ...

Fetal DNA in Mom's Blood Signals Down Syndrome
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Fish oil may reduce chemotherapy's effectiveness: study
Fish oil may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy by at least half, a disturbing new study has found. Led by Dr. Emilie Voest, the medical director of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the research team found that the fatty acids present in certain fish and ...

States ask US Congress to launch inquiry of herbal supplements
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety ...

Mutant Stomach Bug From Abroad Spreading in US, CDC Says
A drug-resistant form of a bug that causes traveler's diarrhea is causing outbreaks in the United States — and it's got federal officials worried. The medical name is Shigella sonnei, but it's one of the germs that causes shigellosis — otherwise known as "Delhi ...

Children's Hospital Trumpets Organ Donor Program With Spotlight on 2 Young ...
Children's Hospital Trumpets Organ Donor Program With Spotlight on 2 Young ...

No surprise: A key to infant learning is surprise
Baby play just got a little less random. It turns out that infants are natural scientists, spurred by surprises to test primitive hypotheses, according to a study published online Thursday in the journal Science. Eleven-month-old infants who observed something that ...

Cleaning with bleach at home linked to some childhood illnesses
Health conscious parents who keep their homes clean and disinfected may have a new worry: a new study suggests that the home use of bleach might be linked to an increased risk of infections in children. After surveying the parents of more than 9,000 ...

Packaged Grocery Store Food In US Contains Excessive Salt: CDC
Sodium levels in most prepackaged food are too high to earn recognition for healthy eating from the FDA, according to a new study. What foods are the best — and worst — for health? (Photo : Larry Hoffman | Flickr). Packaged foods sold in grocery stores ...

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