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An American physician laments Haiti's sick healthcare system, as a grinding doctors' strike drags on

On a busy day, the Rosalind Rendu Pediatric Clinic deep inside Cité Soleil, a densely populated slum in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, is crammed with some 300 patients by 7 a.m. Mothers come with babies and toddlers suffering a gamut of illnesses, from coughs and fever to skin infections and …

Health Care

Alzheimer's drug that may slow condition hailed as 'glimmer of hope'

A new drug appears to have slowed the deterioration of the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease for the first time, offering what one expert said were …

E-cig vapor releases two cancerous chemicals, new study says

By Jacob Bogage<p>, Staff writer<p>Vapor from electronic cigarettes contains two previously undiscovered cancer-causing chemicals, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found propylene glycol, an eye and respiratory irritant, and glycerin, a skin, eye and …

Public Health

‘Catastrophic humanitarian emergency’ at Nigerian refugee camp

More than 1,200 people living in a camp for internally displaced people in northeastern Nigeria have died from starvation and sickness during the last year in what is becoming "a catastrophic humanitarian emergency," according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.<p>The …

Africa

WA doctor hailed hero after roadside surgery saves man's life

"I pulled over and I had my ID card in my car so I quickly identified myself as a doctor."<p>With truck driver Simon Treloar trapped inside his vehicle, …

Attacks on hospitals: Afghanistan's medics under fire | Afghanistan

<b>Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan -</b> A tiny baby fights for breath. His body goes into shock. He's just three days old.<p>"His oxygen is only 50 percent," says paediatric nurse Samantha Hardeman. "We need another dose of adrenalin."<p>As medics crowd around the baby, his fragile body jerks with …

Why it's time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Janine Wichmann, <i>University of Pretoria</i>; Caradee Yael Wright, <i>South African Medical Research Council</i>, and Rebecca Garland, <i>Council for Scientific and Industrial Research</i><p>Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk. It …

Pollution

Migrants who cannot pay are being sold for organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants unable to pay for their journeys across the Mediterranean are being sold to organ traffickers, an Eritrean smuggler has told Italian authorities.<p>Nuredin Wehabrebi Atta, who was arrested by Italian police in 2014, is the first foreigner given witness protection by Italian authorities, after …

Ships worsen air pollution over China, killing thousands: study

OSLO (Reuters) - A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in East Asia, causing thousands of deaths a year in a region with eight of the world’s 10 biggest container ports, scientists said on Monday.<p>Containers from China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) are pictured …

Asia

High-fat diets ARE the best: Mediterranean diet 'significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease'

Eating high-fat food can reduce the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease - as long as it is part of a healthy Mediterranean diet, …

Holistic Medicine

Cancer drug shows early promise for Parkinson's disease

A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting.<p>Experts stressed that the study was small and primarily designed to see whether the drug — called nilotinib (brand name Tasigna) — is even safe for Parkinson's …

Mass incarceration of drug users 'driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis' by turning prisons into incubators

Mass incarceration of drug users has driven up global epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, a new study claims.<p>Up to 90 per cent of people …

Public Health

New Way of Treating Parkinson's May Come By Way of Gaucher Disease

While investigating links to Gaucher disease — a rare genetic condition with strong ties to Parkinson’s — researchers collaborating across three …

Bird flu outbreak in west Africa raises worries about food and livelihoods

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in west and central Africa has stoked fears that the disease may become endemic in the region, with lasting implications for people’s livelihoods, the U.N. food agency said on Friday.<p>H5N1 avian influenza, or …

Africa

This Interactive Map Shows Where People With HIV Live In The US — And It Points To Some Distressing Trends

It's been 35 years since HIV/AIDS first made an appearance in the US, and it quickly spiraled into an epidemic.<p>Now medical advances have made HIV, …

Public Health

Programmable RNA Vaccines Work Against Ebola, Influenza and A Common Parasite

Vaccine development may have just taken a revolutionary turn thanks to a team of MIT engineers. In a recent study led by Jasdave Chahal, a …

[WEB SITE] Paralyzed man uses intention of movement to control robotic arm – Medical News Today

<i>Thanks to the neuroprosthetic device, Sorta is able to control a robotic arm with just his thoughts.<br>Image credit: Spencer Kellis, Caltech</i><p>Erik Sorto, …

Canadian babies continue to suffer irreversible brain damage due to untreated jaundice

It’s known in the medical world as kernicterus, meaning, literally, yellow staining of the brain caused by severe jaundice that goes untreated.<p>Now, …

Pregnancy

Medical center reduces blood waste, saves millions with new practices

By implementing institution-wide initiatives around blood management, an academic medical center reports saving millions of dollars and dramatically …

Massive New Study Suggests Pesticide the Cause of Microcephaly -- NOT Zika Virus

A new scientific study carried out by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is casting doubt on the assumed connection between the Zika …

Public Health

Military Freezing Mosquitoes to Guard Against Zika Virus

Mosquitoes are being trapped and frozen at Fort Benning and other posts as part of the military's effort to combat the Zika virus that has infected …

Public Health

Old pharma sees new profit cure in cancer drugs

(Reuters) - Some of the world’s largest drug companies are taking out their checkbooks for acquisitions of smaller peers whose cancer drugs have the potential to cure not just patients, but corporate growth prospects as well.<p>A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture …