Diseases

Researchers propose new Alzheimer’s definition based on biology

Researchers propose new Alzheimer’s definition based on biology

Published 10/04/2018

(Reuters) - Alzheimer’s researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than [more…]

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

Published 16/02/2018

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. [more…]

More birth defects in U.S. areas with Zika: U.S. health officials

More birth defects in U.S. areas with Zika: U.S. health officials

Published 25/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Signs are placed around a neighborhood as county vector control hand-spray a for adult Aedes mosquitoes after a travel-related case of Zika was [more…]

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

Published 15/12/2017

Ibrahim Tommy (L), head of the Centre for Accountability and the Rule of Law, and Yusuf Kabbah, head of Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors, [more…]

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

Published 08/12/2017

Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows an anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a vaccine storage room in Sta. Cruz city, Metro Manila, Philippines December [more…]

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Published 27/11/2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rising ozone pollution in China’s cities has emerged as a major health risk, causing a rise in deaths from strokes and heart [more…]

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Published 24/11/2017

People gather outside a health center as they wait to get treatment for malaria, in San Felix, Venezuela November 3, 2017. REUTERS/William UrdanetaCIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela [more…]

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

Published 14/11/2017

A digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication. REUTERS/Proteus Digital Health(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first [more…]

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States. [more…]