Deaf Toddler Has Second Brainstem Device Surgery to Help Him Hear
A deaf toddler, who underwent surgery to have a radical auditory device implanted into his brainstem to help him hear, is showing vast improvement after undergoing the surgery a second time, giving new hope that the device could one day be a viable treatment option for deaf children.
Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung
Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician.
Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.
Violations at McDonald's, Yum China supplier company-led: regulator
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a supplier to global brands including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, were company-led and not the acts of individuals, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the Shanghai food and drug watchdog.
Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form.
Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.
As drug-resistant infections become an increasingly serious threat worldwide, new research show the problem may be spreading right under our feet.
A new study in the journal Science shows that disease-causing germs and harmless bacteria in the soil are exchanging genes that make them resistant to antibiotics ? a finding that may have implications for the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock.
Antibiotic resistance among pathogenic bacteria ? the kind that make people sick ? ...
Study Reveals Alarming Levels of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Alarming levels of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis have been found around the world. A new study says the findings signal an urgent need for improved testing and the development of better drugs to fight the deadly lung infection.†
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tested samples from more than 1,200 TB patients from eight countries who were classified as having multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.† The infection was resistant to one or both ...
American Pediatrics Group Cites Benefits Of Male Circumcision
Circumcision for baby boys was a common practice in the United States but, in the past several years, many parents and health insurance companies have decided against it claiming it was not be medically necessary. Now, a group of American pediatricians says the health benefits of male circumcision outweigh its risks.
In many African countries, adult men are getting circumcised to stop the spread of HIV. That's because research shows that male circumcision can protect both men and their ...
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there has been a 40 percent increase in the number of West Nile virus cases in the United States since last week. The virus was first reported in the U.S. in 1999.
According to the CDC, this is the worst West Nile virus outbreak ever in the United States, with 1,590 cases reported so far in 2012.† Sixty-six deaths have been reported so far.
Except for Alaska and Hawaii, every state has found evidence of the virus in mosquitoes, ...
Researchers are not waiting for the next new disease to emerge. They?re studying our near and distant primate relatives to try to prevent future epidemics.
HIV/AIDS is a well-known zoonotic disease, an illness transmitted from animals to humans. The disease ? linked to African primates - has killed tens of millions and more than 30 million people are now living with the disease.
Dr. Natalie Cooper said there may be many more diseases ready to jump from animals to humans. The Trinity College ...
Kenyan Officials: Alcohol Abuse Is National Catastrophe
NAIROBI, Kenya ? The World Health Organization says about 2.5 million people die annually, and many more succumb to illness and injury, as a result of harmful alcohol use. The WHO also says that alcohol increasingly is affecting younger generations and drinkers in developing countries. Kenya is one such country that is experiencing these negative repercussions from alcohol abuse.
In a 2011 report, the Kenyan National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority, or NACADA, says alcohol and drug ...