Saturday, December 15, 2018

‘There was a screw-up’: UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published...

Health industry breathes easier as post-Obamacare path stabilizes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hospitals and health insurers are gaining confidence that their nightmare scenario - millions of Americans instantly losing health insurance once President-elect Donald Trump delivers on a promise to "repeal and replace" Obamacare - is looking more like a bad dream than becoming reality....

No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say

Many patients are used to their doctors emphasizing the importance of finishing all of their antibiotics, even if they are feeling better, to combat the rise of...

Medically assisted sex? How ‘intimacy coaches’ offer sexual therapy for people with disabilities

For years, Spencer Williams felt he was missing something in his love life. The 26-year-old Vancouver university student and freelance writer has cerebral palsy. He says he meets...

What belongs in medical kits for climbers and hikers?

(Reuters Health) - For mountain climbers and hikers, injuries often include broken bones, sprains and skin wounds, but many don’t carry the right supplies for the injuries and illnesses they are most likely to face, a recent study found....

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says

A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster...

SECOND OPINION | Your life is leaving genetic scars that might show up in...

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‘You feel like your world is over’: How medical graduates without residencies waste talent,...

Record numbers of Canada's best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could...

FDA approves Lexicon Pharma’s carcinoid syndrome diarrhea drug

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc's oral drug to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, a condition that develops in patients with gastrointestinal tumors....

‘It’s heartbreaking’: More parents allege Banana Boat sunscreen burned their kids

Shayna Pickle says her five-year-old son got badly burned this month after wearing Banana Boat sunscreen. The Bracebridge, Ont., woman blames the sunscreen, so she posted...