Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Men who regularly get exposed to air pollution may be at an increased risk of having poorer quality sperm, resulting in a spell of infertility for a "significant number of couples", researchers warned. Increased exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) -- fine inhalable
Australia's second-largest state on Wednesday took another step towards adopting a law allowing voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill patients. Any resident of Victoria state over 18, with a terminal illness and with less than six months to live can request a lethal dose of medication under
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state parliament on Wednesday stepped closer to passing a voluntary euthanasia bill, 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.
KUALA LUMPUR: Combating the drugs menace is a subject close to the hearts of Malaysians, evidenced from aspirations gathered during the National Transformation 50 (TN50) sessions. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Masir Kujat told Dewan Rakyat today that many expressed an interest in this area, based on the
A court has upheld a one-year jail term given to a man who slipped male hormone into a female work colleague’s food and drink, Chinese media reported. Surveillance footage showed Zhou Chuanjie lacing the woman’s meals with methyltestosterone, a synthetic steroid. Zhou was convicted of causing intentional
Gavin Jennings MP is congratulated as the voluntary assisted dying bill passes the upper house of Victoria’s parliament after a marathon sitting. Victoria is on the verge of becoming the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying, after the upper house finally approved the right of
PM 2.5 is the term used for air pollution containing the smallest of particles, those measuring 2.5 microns in diameter or less. The link was observed for short-term exposure of three months, as well as for long-term exposure of two years, according to study results published in the medical journal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.
The research said while scrutiny is there to protect patient care, it is ‘clearly having unintended consequences’. Patients are being put at risk because doctors are giving them drugs they do not need and sending them for unnecessary surgery to avoid a complaint being made against them, research has
A possible link has been found between air pollution and a drop in sperm quality. Earlier this year, a major review suggested that “modern life” was to blame for a 60 per cent drop in sperm counts in Western countries in just 40 years. This new study is the largest yet to investigate the health effects
DETROIT (AP) — An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments.
HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana sheriff says 11 of his jail employees were treated with the overdose antidote Narcan after being exposed to smoke containing the opioid painkiller fentanyl.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain.
The girl appears to be Virsaviya Borun, an 8-year-old who was born with a rare condition called pentalogy of Cantrell. Pentalogy of Cantrell is an often-fatal disorder involving several birth defects in the chest and abdominal area, which can result in the heart being located just beneath a person'
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says she faced a "life-or-death" situation prior to her kidney transplant earlier this year. The 25-year-old singer received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa in a life-saving operation, which was needed as a result of her battle with Lupus
Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found.
When Beverly Young Nelson described the fear and powerlessness she felt as a 15-year-old girl who, she asserts, was groped and assaulted by GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore decades ago, it resonated with Sylvia Goalen, a 37-year-old survivor of childhood sexual abuse.