(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi's biotech drug for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, the two companies said on Monday
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have helped more women in the United States breastfeed as a result of its coverage of breast pumps, suggests a new study.
Within the same hospital, elderly patients had higher death rates when they were treated by older physicians than when younger doctors cared for them, a recent study concludes.
Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say.
WASHINGTON - Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo ...
Doctors at a hospital in South Africa have performed a second successful penis transplant, making them the first facility to perform two penis transplants.
One recommendation is that fruit juice be limited for toddlers and older children, and babies shouldn't have any at all before their first birthday, doctors say.
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a me
Fewer U.S. adolescents are regularly binge drinking today than a generation ago, but not all teens are turning away from alcohol at the same rate, a new study suggests.
South African surgeons completed the third-ever successful penis transplant on a man who went without his member for 17 years. The surgery was on April 21.
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.
Doctors are warning against lotus births, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own. Medical experts in the US and UK say it can lead to bacteria and in
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc's experimental breast cancer drug neratinib appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-
While fresh fruit contains ample levels of fiber and vitamins, juices are mainly sweetener with fruit flavor, which can send blood sugar levels rocketing and trigger obesity, officials say in a new
The administration asked a court to delay a decision on whether the government would keep subsidizing out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.
More than 22% of patients did not respond to a first dose of antibiotics, a Californian study found. Meanwhile, G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal pla
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigaret
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp's multiple sclerosis drug met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, compared with Biogen Inc's Avonex, in a second late-stage trial, but failed to outperform Avon
Researchers have developed a new way to diagnose cancer with greater accuracy before tumors are detected on imaging using DNA tumor cell testing in the blood.
Rob Hobson, a British nutritionist who teaches nutrition classes at care homes, explains how to spot malnutrition in older people and how to help keep your loved-ones with dementia nourished.
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology's experimental breast cancer drug appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and
Adults over the age of 65 who were prescribed the pills were more likely to die than those who were helped into changing their diet, New York University School of Medicine researchers found.
A team from Imperial College London has discovered diesel fumes trigger a receptor in the airway, starting a chain reaction which causes nerves in the lungs to fire wrongly.
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Tory leader is framing the provincial election as a referendum on the Liberal government's health-care policies in the waning days of the campaign.
Jamie Baillie told supporte
Nancy Borowick, of New York, photographed parents Laurel and Howie Borowick for the last four years of their lives as the couple supported one another through their battle against cancer.
Devi Sridhar, a professor in global public health at the University of Edinburgh, has described the yearly $200 million travel costs of the World Health Organization as documented by the Associated Pr
(Reuters) - Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc surged about 80 percent on Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers concluded after a preliminary review that the company's experimental
The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.
Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, found that exercise benefits more than 85% of physical and functional capacity indicators in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer.
A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the cause for why hematologic oncologists refer their patients to hospice at significantly lower rates.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African regio