Health

Universal Flu Vaccine Could Be Available by 2013

Jason Koebler US News 14.01.2012
Universal Flu Vaccine Could Be Available by 2013

Annual flu shots might soon become a thing of the past, and threats such as avian and swine flu might disappear with them as a vaccine touted as the "holy grail" of flu treatment could be ready for human trials next year.

12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain in US

Jason Koebler U.S. News 13.01.2012
12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain in US

The days of medical masks at airports and widespread panic may be coming back—that's because at least 12 humans are believed to have been infected with a new strain of swine flu that's not covered by this season's vaccine.


Smart Contact Lenses Keep Eye On Your Health

Forty-million Americans wear contact lenses. In the not so distant future, contacts may do a lot more than just help you see. What if the lenses could look inside of you to diagnose, monitor and even treat disease? Sound far-fetched? Well, it may ...

Owning car, TV linked to heart attacks: study

Car owners with a television are 27 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than people who have neither, according to a global study on physical exercise and heart disease published Wednesday.


STUDY: Broken heart boosts risk of cardiac attacks

Grief over the death of a loved one can cause a huge spike in a person's risk of heart attack, especially in the early days after the loss, said a US study on Monday.

Bird flu death that killed man in China not a strain that is spread human to human

The strain of H5H1 bird flu that killed a Chinese man cannot spread among people, a health agency said Monday, appealing for calm after the country's first reported case of the disease in humans in 18 months.


FDA Clears HIV Vaccine For Human Trials

An Ontario doctor is hopeful that a vaccine he developed can stop the transmission of HIV — the virus that causes AIDS.

French breast implant fears spread around world

Kate Kelland and Daniel Flynn Yahoo! News Canada 24.12.2011
French breast implant fears spread around world

Fears over the safety of breast implants made by a now defunct French firm spread to Australia, South America and across Europe on Thursday as French officials prepared to decide if thousands of women should have their implants surgically removed.


Parents Sue After Teen Dies During Wisdom Tooth Surgery

The parents of a Maryland teen who died earlier this year during wisdom tooth surgery have sued the oral surgeon and the anesthetist for medical malpractice.

South Florida woman receives kidney transplant from stranger after posting ad on Craigslist

A search that began on Craigslist.org has led Selina Hodge to a Miami operating room. Hodge, 28, posted a plea online in July, looking for someone -- anyone -- to donate a kidney.


Infant In Minnesota Develops H1N2, Unique Type Of H1N1

Disease specialists are carefully monitoring the case of a Minnesota infant who developed a unique type of H1N1. It’s called the H1N2 virus and it’s only the second case ever detected anywhere.

Mystery Smell Aboard a Plane Makes 5 Flight Attendants Ill: Cops

Five flight attendants on a plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were transported to a hospital to get checked out after complaining of feeling ill from a mystery smell, authorities said.


Bupa International Releases Health Guides to Hong Kong and Singapore

Bupa International has published two new health guides for expatriates in Hong Kong and Singapore. The guides include information on vaccinations, medical insurance and emergency healthcare.

Feds crack down on HCG weight loss remedy

Federal regulators are ordering several companies to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that uses protein from the human placenta.


Obama FDA Considers Putting Morning-After Pill on Supermarket Shelves

JEFFREY H. ANDERSON Weekly Standard 07.12.2011
Obama FDA Considers Putting Morning-After Pill on Supermarket Shelves

The Washington Post reports that, under President Obama and his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Food and Drug Administration is considering letting “anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill Plan B direc...

Former world's fattest man begs for NHS operation to remove folds of skin after losing 40 STONE

A British man who at one time was the fattest in the world is pleading with the NHS to remove unsightly flaps of flesh after he managed to lose more than half of his body weight.


What's killing America? U.S. ranks 28th in life expectancy (lower than Chile and Greece) while it pays the MOST for health care

A new survey on health care is revealing that you may not be getting what you pay for if you check into a U.S. hospital.

UCLA-Developed Mouthwash A ‘Smart Bomb’ Against Cavities?

A mouthwash concocted by a UCLA microbiologist may render cavities and tooth decay a thing of the past.


Too little exercise, too much TV tied to depression

Older women who got more exercise and less television time were the least likely to be diagnosed with depression, according to a U.S. study of thousands of women -- with physical activity having the biggest impact.

Antidepressant use skyrockets in US

The rate of antidepressant use among Americans of all ages increased nearly 400 percent over the last two decades, and 11 percent of Americans aged 12 and older now take antidepressant drugs, according to a federal government report released Wedne...



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