South African surgeons completed the third-ever successful penis transplant on a man who went without his member for 17 years. The surgery was on April 21.
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.
Doctors are warning against lotus births, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own. Medical experts in the US and UK say it can lead to bacteria and in
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc's experimental breast cancer drug neratinib appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-
While fresh fruit contains ample levels of fiber and vitamins, juices are mainly sweetener with fruit flavor, which can send blood sugar levels rocketing and trigger obesity, officials say in a new
The administration asked a court to delay a decision on whether the government would keep subsidizing out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.
More than 22% of patients did not respond to a first dose of antibiotics, a Californian study found. Meanwhile, G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal pla
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigaret
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp's multiple sclerosis drug met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, compared with Biogen Inc's Avonex, in a second late-stage trial, but failed to outperform Avon
Researchers have developed a new way to diagnose cancer with greater accuracy before tumors are detected on imaging using DNA tumor cell testing in the blood.
Rob Hobson, a British nutritionist who teaches nutrition classes at care homes, explains how to spot malnutrition in older people and how to help keep your loved-ones with dementia nourished.
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology's experimental breast cancer drug appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and
President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States is "disappointed" that Taiwan wasn't invited to the World Health Organization's most important annual meeting
A team from Imperial College London has discovered diesel fumes trigger a receptor in the airway, starting a chain reaction which causes nerves in the lungs to fire wrongly.
Adults over the age of 65 who were prescribed the pills were more likely to die than those who were helped into changing their diet, New York University School of Medicine researchers found.
Nancy Borowick, of New York, photographed parents Laurel and Howie Borowick for the last four years of their lives as the couple supported one another through their battle against cancer.
(Reuters) - Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc surged about 80 percent on Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers concluded after a preliminary review that the company's experimental
Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, found that exercise benefits more than 85% of physical and functional capacity indicators in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer.
A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the cause for why hematologic oncologists refer their patients to hospice at significantly lower rates.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African regio
Devi Sridhar, a professor in global public health at the University of Edinburgh, has described the yearly $200 million travel costs of the World Health Organization as documented by the Associated Pr
Now commonplace in public toilets, modern 'jet air' hand dryers also produce significantly more noise than older models.a British hearing aid charity has warned.
A study by Brown University of more than 1.5 million pregnancies in the US found the disorder was directly linked to longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking to expand its obesity business in Latin America on the back of "phenomenal" performance by its new anti-obesity injection Saxenda, a sen
The Nursing and Midwifery Council, which regulates the profession in the UK, will discuss the evidence of lowering language entry requirements at a board meeting next week.
Taiwan's health minister has accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization
Having small pectoral muscles, commonly known as pecs, was linked to a 120 per cent higher risk of premature smoking-related death, Harvard University researchers found.
LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmaceutical firm BTG said on Monday its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp said its oral drug to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, when compared to Biogen Inc's Avonex, in a second late-stage st
Researchers from the University of Victoria, Canada, found that healthy people are more inclined to drink, giving the false illusion that alcohol in moderation boosts our wellbeing.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Shareholder activists focused on climate issues are gaining traction in their push to have large energy companies and utilities take account of the impact rising global temperatures
Jasmine Ritchie has epidermolysis bullosa which makes her skin so delicate that the slightest touch can make it tear. Mother Anna, from Gloucestershire, said: 'She’s not giving up, so neither will w