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FDA Plans to Slash Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes


To help smokers kick the deadly habit and stop kids from starting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules Thursday to cut the nicotine in cigarettes to minimal or nonaddictive levels.

Cigarette smoking kills nearly a half-million Americans every year and costs the U.S. economy $300 billion in health care and lost productivity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Global obesity battle: what you eat and how you think


“We know that a Western diet, one high in animal products, does not lay out a healthy foundation for Type 2 diabetes, for cancers, for heart disease, for a myriad of health problems. Eating that much meat, eating that much animal products, is just not healthy. And eating your traditional diet full of fruits and vegetables and legumes and fiber really is where we (the West) aspire to be,” Hunnes said.

Los Angeles resident Kathleen Mulcahy has been fighting with her weight for 55 years.

US Panel Recommends New Adult Vaccine Against Hepatitis B


The new vaccine uses an additive that boosts the body's immune response. It is two shots given over one month.

A federal advisory panel is recommending a new vaccine against hepatitis B.

Another clue: Deeper in the brain, that attention region is larger in superagers, too. And inside, autopsies showed that brain region was packed with unusual large, spindly neurons - a special and little understood type called von Economo neurons thought to play a role in social processing and awareness.


Early on, brain scans showed that a superager's cortex - an outer brain layer critical for memory and other key functions - is much thicker than normal for their age. It looks more like the cortex of healthy 50- and 60-year-olds.

It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret.

Lassa fever: Ghana Health Service Issues Alert


Lassa fever is an Acute Viral Haemorrhagic Fever illness which is endemic in the West Africa. The incubation period is 6-21 days. The onset of LF illness is often gradual, with non-specific signs and symptoms and commonly presents with fever, general weakness and malaise at the early onset.

The Ghana Health Services (GHS) has cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever in the country.

Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries.


Merck Foundation Marks ‘World Cancer Day’ this Year in Uganda and Tanzania. Merck Foundation conducts their post-training evaluation for their first graduate of ‘Merck Oncology Fellowship Program’ in Tanzania. Following the ‘We Can. I can’ theme of ‘World Cancer Day 2016-18’ Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries

Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, marks ‘World Cancer Day 2018’ to create awareness around cancer and build cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa and developing countries.

Sex Hurts. Help! - NYT photo.


Pain that is more persistent affects 7 to 22 percent of women, and up to 45 percent of menopausal women and 60 percent of cancer survivors report pain with sex. Pain with sex is up there in prevalence with migraine and low back pain, and yet it is woefully understudied and rarely discussed. The number of articles indexed in PubMed, a search engine for scientific literature, for dyspareunia is 3,694, and the number for erectile dysfunction, one type of sexual problem for men, is 19,796.

Written By Jen Gunter - It is a relatively common myth that penises can be too large. As a professional, I can assure you they generally are not.

Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies


Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage.

Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light.

A Diet Strategy That Counts Time, Not Calories. Photo credit - wsj


“Whether you call it intermittent fasting, or time-restricted feeding, part of this strategy is to connect your mind and body.”

You are when you eat.

A growing number of researchers say limiting the hours during the day when you eat, focusing more on the timing of meals instead of calories, can help dieters burn more fat, improve their health and lose weight.

Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service announce successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine program. Copyright image courtesy of Nana Kofi Acquah/scidevnet


National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019

 The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.

File - In this June 1, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden in Washington.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.

A study has found that pregnant women who take drugs such as Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have babies with heart deformities and other birth defects.


Pregnant women who take drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than those who don't to have babies with heart deformities and other birth defects, a recent study suggests.

Vibrio cholerae. Photo credit - Pinterest


Orbiting satellites can warn us of bad weather and help us navigate to that new taco joint. Scientists are also using data satellites to solve a worldwide problem: predicting cholera outbreaks.

Clinigen extends agreement with Eisai to supply Halaven®, Fycompa® and Lenvima® into 10 African countries


Clinigen Group plc, the global pharmaceutical and services company, has extended its exclusive agreement with Eisai Europe Ltd. to obtain the marketing authorisation and subsequently launch Halaven® (eribulin), Fycompa® (perampanel) and Lenvima® (lenvatinib) into 10 African countries.

Cataldo Ambulance paramedics and firefighters treat a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive on a sidewalk after overdosing on opioids in Everett, Mass., Aug. 23, 2017.


U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live.

Eat your vegetables: Nutrients in leafy greens may help prevent dementia


Dementia, a decline in memory and cognitive function, is one of the most feared aspects of aging. But those who reported eating their vegetables seem to be more successful in staving it off.

Facebook Highlights Dangers of Using Facebook


With nearly 2 billion users, Facebook's survival depends on people continuing to use its service.

That's why observers were surprised by an unusual company blog post Friday that highlighted some of the potential harm of using the social media service.

‘Transgender,’ ‘Science-based’ Now Reportedly Among Taboo Words at US Health Agency


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is reportedly banning a list of seven words or phrases in official documents, sparking a flood of reaction on social media platforms.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean Yours Might Be Too High Now. Newsweek photo.


Heart experts released new guidelines for blood pressure on Monday and that means millions more Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Prof. Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng


Amidst the threat of growing resistance of superbugs to available antibiotics worldwide, a crisis which scientists have warned in foreboding terms could push the world back to the pre-antibiotic era where people died of simple infections, there appears to be a flicker of hope after all, following the discovery of a medicine by a team under the leadership of a Ghanaian pharmacist and researcher.

U.S. moves to revoke claim that soy protein protects the heart


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a rule revoking the right of companies to say soy protein protects the heart, while potentially allowing a more circumspect health claim.

A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men


Jason Mendelsohn had been married for close to 20 years and was happily raising three kids when he noticed the painless lump on his neck while shaving three years ago.

Obesity-related cancers rising, threatening gains in U.S. cancer rates


The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 percent from 2005 to 2014, an increase that is threatening to reverse progress in reducing the rate of cancer in the United States, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

WHO: Media Should Not Sensationalize Suicide


The World Health Organization reports about 800,000 people commit suicide every year. To mark this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), WHO is stressing the important role the media can play in stopping people from taking their own lives.

New Genetic Discovery May Eventually End Premature Birth


Researchers have found genetic mutations that affect whether a woman is likely to have her baby early or carry it to full term.

Scientists invent pen that identifies cancer in 10 seconds


Scientists at the University of Texas say they have invented a handheld tool can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds.

Poor Sleep Raises Alzheimer’s Risk


There’s more evidence that losing sleep can raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ebola Survivors Found to Suffer Multiple After-effects


Patients who survive infection with the Ebola virus often continue to face numerous health problems. New research finds 80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after being discharged from the hospital.

FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's rare blood cancer drug, Besponsa, with a boxed warning.

Study: Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk


People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday.

A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute. For the first time, U.S. scientists have successfully edited genes of human embryos.


Scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University say they have successfully edited genes of human embryos in the first such attempt in the United States.

Sperm count falling sharply in developed world, researchers say


Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, researchers said on Tuesday.

For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs


For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

Sleep and its implications for your health. Photo - GETTY


Sleep is essential to good health. As one of my professors once stated, "If a person can eat, poop, pee and SLEEP well, he is well!" Of course, he added something else not suitable for polite company!

Your Diet Soda Habit May Raise Stroke, Dementia Risk


You might think drinking sugar-free diet soda is better for you than regular soda, which is packed with sugar. After all, experts have been sounding alarm bells for years about the dangers of consuming excessive amounts of sugar, which has been associated with obesity and a litany of health problems.

A new study has found that males of short stature are at increased risk of losing their hair prematurely, in addition to a number of other health conditions.


Baldness is inevitable in many aging men, but it may be of particular concern to men who are short.

A new study has found that males of short stature are at increased risk of losing their hair prematurely, in addition to a number of other health conditions.

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