Health

132-Pound Chinese Toddler Seeking Help in Hong Kong

The parents of a 132-pound toddler from China – who has recently made headlines across the world – are hoping doctors in Hong Kong can help their severely overweight son.

Puberty blocker for children considering sex change

Richard Alleyne Telegraph 16.04.2011
Puberty blocker for children considering sex change

Children as young as 12 are to be allowed drugs to block puberty while they decide whether to have a sex change, it has been revealed.


Nearly half of US meat tainted with drug-resistant bacteria, study suggests

There may be scores of drug-resistant bacteria lurking in your grocery meat aisle. A study Friday by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, found that Staphylococcus aureus -- bacteria that causes most staph infections including skin infec...

Shortage of ADHD drugs sends US parents scrambling

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm.


Children told to be tested for HIV after flu vaccines reused

A clinic in Northern Colorado is advising parents of children who received a pediatric flu shot from their offices to get tested for some blood-borne diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C after their vaccine syringes were shared betw...

Vegas woman dies after backroom cosmetic surgery; Botched buttocks enhancement

A woman died Saturday night after undergoing a medical procedure from two people who are now facing murder charges.


Bored stiff: Student yawned so hard during lecture that she couldn't close her mouth [VIDEO]

Politics does not have a reputation for being the most fascinating of subjects. But one teenager yawned so deeply during a class on the topic that her mouth got stuck wide open and she had to be taken to hospital.

Researchers Say Pollution May Be Harming Our Brains

New research suggests that pollution in Southern California may be harming our brains. We already know that pollution can do harm to our lungs, but research from the University of Southern California suggests that residents here are even worse off...


Scientists find superbugs in Delhi drinking water

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday.

In England, patients wait months for routine surgeries

Branwen Jeffreys BBC News 06.04.2011
In England, patients wait months for routine surgeries

Surgeons say patients in some parts of England have spent months waiting in pain because of delayed operations or new restrictions on who qualifies for treatment.


Japan's Nuclear Rescuers: 'Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks'

Workers at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they expect to die from radiation sickness as a result of their efforts to bring the reactors under control, the mother of one of the men tells Fox News.

Dutch Girl, 12, Gives Birth on School Trip

A 12-year-old Dutch girl gave birth while on a school trip, sparking a police search Wednesday for the father of the child.


French vegans in dock over baby's death

Two vegans who fed their 11-month-old daughter only mother's milk went on trial in northern France on Tuesday charged with neglect after their baby died suffering from vitamin deficiency.

FDA clears first melanoma drug to extend life

MATTHEW PERRONE Yahoo! News 28.03.2011
FDA clears first melanoma drug to extend life

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug shown to prolong the lives of patients with advanced skin cancer.


Global food scare widens from Japan nuclear plant

Countries across the world shunned Japanese food imports Thursday as radioactive steam leaked from a disaster-struck nuclear plant, straining nerves in Tokyo.

Drug-Resistant 'Super Bug' Hits LA County Hospitals, Nursing Homes

A deadly drug-resistant bacteria is spreading to more patients in nursing and long-term care facilities in Los Angeles County, according to local health officials.


Yes, sex can kill you, U.S. study shows

Julie Steenhuysen Reuters 24.03.2011
Yes, sex can kill you, U.S. study shows

Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity -- such as jogging or having sex -- significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

South Dakota Passes Tougher Regulations on Abortions

South Dakota became the first state in the country to require a woman seeking an abortion to visit a pregnancy help center first and submit to counseling to ensure her decision is "voluntary" and "informed."


Teen Inventor of 'A Note to God' App for iPhone in Coma after Hit-and-Run

Fair Oaks teenager Allen Wright, who thought up an application for the Apple iPhone called "A Note to God," was apparently struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing Sunrise Boulevard early Sunday and remains in a coma, his father said.

UK hospital treats 3-year-old alcoholic

Hospital authorities say they have treated a 3-year-old child for alcoholism.



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