By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in France and Britain who have tried an electronic or e-cigarette has risen sharply in just two years, according to a Europe-wide study published on Tuesday. It found that France had the highest use of e-cigarettes, with the proportion of those
Santiago, May 25 (IANS) A Chilean engineer has developed an early cancer detection system based on a simple blood test. The technology is based on a diagnostic test to detect microRNA, small molecules of genetic material which function as a biomarker for various types of pathologies, Xinhua news agency
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl received a life-changing gift Tuesday from a special donor: a teacher at her school.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on an 8-year-old Wisconsin girl receiving a kidney from her teacher (all times local):
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and California sued Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic collapse.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When Kevin Manchester was arraigned on charges of selling drugs in February, prosecutors alleged he knew his buyers were overdosing but he kept selling anyway.
Colon cancer among people under 50 is on the rise, and tumors are often diagnosed at an advanced stage, according to research presented Tuesday. "While the healthcare system has done a great deal to address colorectal cancer in people over 50 -- heightening patient awareness and increasing screenings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A hiker from Minnesota has been rescued after falling 100 feet from a cliff in northwestern Arizona and spending 24 hours stranded with serious injuries.
Graphic explains two common types of weight-loss surgery; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Brazil's health minister has briefed IOC officials on steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People with diabetes should be offered gastric surgery as a standard treatment option which could help control it for years without medication, the world's leading diabetes groups said. A joint statement from a 45-strong group said on Tuesday that bariatric, or
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — Police say an elderly couple found alive with knife wounds in their Pennsylvania home had a suicide pact and the man could now face criminal charges.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A gunshot victim whose life was saved by Detroit doctors has graduated from medical school and hopes to help others like the surgeons who treated him.
IPOH: A primary school canteen here has been ordered to close for two weeks beginning yesterday after 29 of its pupils came down with food poisoning. In the 1pm incident on Monday, the pupils, aged between 11 and 12, were taken ill after consuming curry. State Health director Datuk Dr Juita Ghazalie
If you think you don't have time to exercise, there's good news: Short bouts of activity — as brief as a few minutes each — may still have health benefits, as long as they add up to 30 minutes a day total, recent research suggests. Traditionally, experts have recommended that people exercise
Australian researchers are encouraging mothers of young children to avoid all forms of screen-based activity (tablets, smartphones, etc.) in order to reduce their anxiety levels, which can already be high due to busy days and broken nights. Researchers from Deakin University in Australia studied 528
Patients who undergo a "poop transplant" to treat severe diarrhea often see their symptoms get better within days, but their gut bacteria continue to undergo dramatic changes for at least three months afterward, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the gut bacteria of eight patients who
Certain food additives may interfere with your gut bacteria, causing changes that boost inflammation in the intestines and potentially promote the development of some chronic diseases, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers looked at ingredients called emulsifiers, which are added to many processed
Controversial classified military technology has just been released to the public. Get this flashlight before it's banned or runs out -limited supply!
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical agency says that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc would be avoidable if optimal health care was available.
Insoles that electrically stimulate the feet with random vibrations that are too gentle to feel can affect a person's stride, and may boost stability, offering a potential new way to decrease the risk of falls and injury from balance loss, a new study finds. Study participants undergoing strenuous