Monday, August 21, 2017

Charlie Gard, British baby who was focus of legal health battle, has died

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard, whose medical and legal story in Britain sparked compassion and controversy around the world, has died. The Daily Mail first...

Youth homelessness linked to foster care system in new study

 A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing...

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp...

Stroke survivors face complication risks for years longer than commonly thought

When someone survives a stroke or mini-stroke, they're at substantial risk of another stroke or admission to a long-term care facility for at least five...

German Merck, Pfizer get FDA priority review for cancer drug

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Merck KGaA and U.S. partner Pfizer have been granted priority review status in the United States as they seek approval to fight a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer with immunotherapy drug avelumab....

‘A terrible shock’: Man whose wife died calls for increased access to palliative care

Carleton University professor Paul Adams — whose wife Suzanne Szukits, a diplomat, died of cancer last September — says there are a few things they would have liked...

1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable, report says

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by tackling risk factors such as education and depression, a large new international review estimates.  A...

Michigan board recommends universal lead screening for infants

(Reuters) - Infants and toddlers in Michigan should undergo mandatory lead screening, a panel of experts said on Thursday, as the Midwestern state continues to grapple with the ongoing effects of a lead crisis linked to contaminated water in the city of Flint....

Mom and baby spared traumatic birth after heart surgery performed inside the womb

Kristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was "the most amazing sound I've ever heard." "They always prepped us for a...

Smokers face tighter rules as Japanese capital eyes smoke-free Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must make public places in Tokyo smoke-free by the time it hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics or risk falling afoul of International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules that call for a healthy games, activists said on Tuesday....

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