Despite record numbers of patients, accident and emergency departments are struggling to recruit and retain staff, the College of Emergency Medicine says. So why are doctors leaving to find work elsewhere?
PARIS (Reuters) - French artificial heart maker Carmat will not carry out any more human transplants until it has determined the cause of the death of the first patient fitted with its device, one of company’s
The Pap test, the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, may be losing its luster. An FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended this week that a particular HPV test become the line
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Sunday its experimental liver disease drug was effective in a third late-stage clinical trial and that the results set the stage for the company
Alibaba wants to become a more global company, reads a statement posted on the company’s blog Sunday — so it’s decided to begin the process of an initial public offering in the United States. The Alibaba
Shawnee's voice is shrill, quavering -- on the edge of desperate. She clutches her 11-month-old son while trying to comprehend the situation unfolding in front of her. Her boyfriend -- her child's father,
This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission. Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and
A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails suggesting they have cancer. The messages appear to come from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
People taking cholesterol-lowering statins often report having muscle pain and other side effects. Many quit taking the pills as a result. But the statins aren't to blame, according to an analysis that
Most naturopaths will tell you that they spend a great deal of their time with patients treating yeast overgrowth, also called candidiasis, and the persistent physical and psychological symptoms that along
The latest treatment to prevent migraines is a headband that looks more like something you'd expect to see in Star Trek than the doctor's office. But don't let the slick design fool you. The basic pain-stopping
By Morgan Jones Except when it comes to shopping for jeans, many people may not pay close attention to the their waist size. But a new report suggests that number might be an important one for adults consider.
An HIV-positive woman likely transmitted HIV to another woman through sexual contact, according to a new case report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Woman-to-woman transmission of
A new test for human papillomavirus (HPV) is effective as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer, an FDA panel recommended Thursday, March 13. The panel unanimously voted that the benefits outweigh
A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus. Testing confirmed
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 03/12/2014 08:33 AM EDT on LiveScience One woman's uncommon ability to fight her HIV infection may provide new insights for developing a vaccine that triggers
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/11/2014 01:15 PM EDT on LiveScience For people with knee osteoarthritis, taking the supplement glucosamine may not decrease the loss of knee cartilage or
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers who kick the habit appear to benefit from an improved mood, according to a new review of past studies. A woman is silhouetted as she smokes a cigarette in central Sydney
The particular assortment of microbes in the digestive system may be an important factor in the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease. Research involving more than 1,500 patients found
Expensive new drugs for hepatitis C may work better than older treatments, but their high cost undermines their value, a panel of experts said Monday during a daylong forum in San Francisco. "The price
A study conducted last year in the Netherlands suggests that cats with naturally-occurring osteoarthritis show symptom improvement when their diets are supplemented with omega-3 fatty acid. Sixteen arthritic
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc said its non-inhaled treatment for a type of severe asthma met the main goals in two late-stage studies. The GlaxoSmithKline building is pictured in Hounslow, west London
Nearly one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it’s not under control, it can lead to heart damage, stroke and even death. Now