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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.
Working with colleagues from the US and Finland, a team led by Dr Sean Byars of Melbourne University have been looking at the evolutionary aspects of CAD and they found that it has been prevalent since at least the time of the Pharaohs. “CAD is often thought of as a modern disease, but actually atherosclerosis, or thickening of the artery walls, has been detected in Egyptian mummies, so we susp...
(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver scarring are more than 12 times higher than for people without close relatives who have this condition, a small study fi...
Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) said Thursday that Democrats are to blame for the health care dilemma in America.
Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.
The latest report from Accenture, which claims the health AI market will hit $6.6 billion by 2021, also highlights which AI applications will have the biggest near-term impact in healthcare.
A sequoia seedling that naturalist John Muir sent to Idaho more than a century ago and was planted in a doctor's yard has become a massive tree and an obstacle to progress.
Several methods are available for generating confidence intervals for rate difference, rate ratio, or odds ratio, when comparing two independent binomial proportions or Poisson (exposure‐adjusted) incidence rates. Most methods have some degree of systematic bias in one‐sided coverage, so that a nominal 95% two‐sided interval cannot be assumed to have tail probabilities of 2.5% at each end, a...
Novartis International AG / Novartis combination targeted therapy Tafinlar® + Mekinist® receives FDA approval for BRAF V600E mutant metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) . Processed and tra...
U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.
A newly identified insertion–deletion variant of the B cell activating factor (BAFF)-encoding TNFSF13B gene leads to increased levels of soluble BAFF and is associated with the development of systemic lupus erythematosus. The discovery raises a number of compelling questions for further investigation.
Patient-reported outcomes are important predictors of morbidity and mortality. The validity and reliability of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) computerized adaptive tests (CATs) has been assessed in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, but does PROMIS deliver on its promise?
General Motors Co. is no longer under government supervision stemming from its defective ignition switches.
In addition to supporting programs in disease prevention and improving access to care in developing countries, CaringCrowd has also hosted projects raising funds for underserved populations in the U.S.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday the Senate Republican health care bill sounds like “ObamaCare-plus” due to the increase in spending and subsidies.
(Reuters Health) - Patients who may be reluctant to start using an injectable medication warm to the idea when they are first offered a once-daily shot, then presented with the alternative of a once-monthly shot, a small study finds.