Medical experts baffled by mysterious lung disease killing dentists. Friday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reveals eight dentists and a dental technician were treated for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at a Virginia care center between 2000 and 2015. They make up about 1% of the 894 IPF cases handled by the...
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc that was first to result from lawsuits claiming that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly in Chicago ruled that the...
Dutch law to make everyone organ donors unless they opt out. The Netherlands has passed a controversial new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they specifically opt out. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France. The Netherlands narrowly passed new legislation on Tuesday that will register...
A new research into mortality rates has found night owls are more likely to die sooner than morning larks. Whether it’s a late night Netflix binge-watching session (curse you 10 second warning!), or a mid-week drinking marathon with your friends, we’re all guilty of staying up into the wee hours...
(Reuters Health) - People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests. While the drug, hydrochlorothiazide, has long been linked to an increased risk...
A WOMAN has become the first person in the world to have her eyes infested with a parasitic WORM usually found in cattle and dogs. Abby Beckley, 28, thought she had a stray lash under her eyelid when she was two weeks into a fishing boat trip in Alaska. In an...
Island Health is warning the public not to consume herring eggs that were harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay. There had been a case of people getting sick and treated from eating the herring eggs that are believed to be contaminated with vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that is rarely...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kmart Corp, a unit of Sears Holdings Corp, has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations that its pharmacies failed to report discounted prescription drug prices to federal health programs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The settlement agreement with the United States...
Medical authorities in Georgia have suspended the license of a doctor who posted videos of herself dancing with a scalpel over anesthetized patients during plastic surgeries. The board suspended the license of dancing doctor Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte’s cosmetic surgery practicea fter several cases surfaced by patients who had suffered traumatic...
Biting into the "hottest pepper in the world" sounds painful enough. But for one 34-year-old man, the daring feat resulted in excruciating headaches, known as "thunderclap" headaches, according to a new report of his case. Shortly after, he began having dry heaves and experiencing thunderclap headaches — brief and intensely...