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WASHINGTON--Prescription drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will plead guilty and pay $3 billion to resolve federal criminal and civil inquiries arising from the company's illegal promotion of some of its products, its failure to report safety data and alleged false price reporting as part of the largest health care fraud settlement...
Paris: In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people since the first test tube baby was born in England 34 years ago, according to an estimate released on Monday. As the initial controversy over man's scientific manipulation of nature has faded, about 350,000 babies conceived in...
HIV sufferers have been given hope of a more efficient treatment, after wide-scale tests on a breakthrough pill. The new 'Quad' pill was found to be faster acting and have fewer side-effects compared to two widely-used drug regimens. And an extra bonus for those who need to take it, the solitary...
Some 27 million people worldwide are problem drug users, with almost one per cent every year dying from narcotics abuse, while cannabis remains the most popular drug, a UN report showed on Tuesday. “Heroin, cocaine and other drugs continue to kill around 200,000 people a year, shattering families and bringing...
Tests reveal that more than half of leading soft drinks, like Coke and Pepsi, contain traces of alcohol, according to French research. Only cheap supermarket versions of the drink are alcohol-free. French magazine 60 Million Consumers published results of tests on 19 kinds of colas. The results suggest that the alcohol levels...
Dieting experts in the UK have put together a list of 108 reasons that keep us fat and changes we can make to help us stay slim, but going to the gym once a week or going on a fad diet are not recommended. ­The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has...
Kiwis and Aussies smoke more marijuana than almost any other country and our illicit drug trade is on the rise, according to the UN. The 2012 United Nations World Drug Report reveals that annual drug use among Australians and New Zealand for all drugs except for heroin “remain much higher...
They say a mother holds her children's hand for a while, their hearts forever. But 96-year-old Zhang has spent most of her golden years doing much more. For the past 20 years she has nursed her paralyzed son Xu Quanyi, 59, at their home in Bozhou city, East China's...
Dubai: The Dubai Municipality has issued a warning to people against consumption of unlicensed food products. The warning came after the civic body was apprised of a series of viral text messages on phone and social networking websites showing a chocolate product in medical syringes. Sources from the company’s Middle...
Yes, you still need to wear sunscreen and a hat. But protecting your skin from the sun can also be delicious. Each issue of Best Health magazine is full of often-surprising information about nutrition for Canadians. In the Summer issue, on newsstands now, nutritionist Allison Tannis offers a list of five...
People can be trained to forget bad memories, according to new research which could herald a breakthrough in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. A study published this month by psychologists at the University of St Andrews reveals that individuals can be taught to forget feelings associated with emotional memories. The...
DUBAI // The use of unqualified pest-control companies and the mishandling of specialised chemicals are threatening public health, experts have said. Residents must avoid using chemicals other than sprays and powders sold at supermarkets, said Bartholian Pereira, operations manager at Invaders Building Services, a Dubai-based pest control company. Specialised chemicals...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaccination against hepatitis B seems to protect against the virus for 25 years, suggesting booster shots are unnecessary, according to a new study from Taiwan. "Universal vaccination in infancy provides long-term protection," Dr. Yen-Hsuan Ni, the study's lead author from the National Taiwan University in...
  Kuwait was reported to be the heaviest country in the Middle East, and second globally behind the United States. The new report from online in journal BMC Public Health said Kuwait was the most obese Arab country. Qatar came in fourth on the list, followed by Egypt, the United Arab...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking may not only cause wrinkles and sagging skin, it might also increase your risk of one type of skin cancer, researchers suggest in a new report. Studies have linked smoking to a long list of health effects, including heart disease and lung cancer, but...
Researchers in Sheffield have been awarded over £310,000 to carry out a study that could help revolutionise the way clinicians treat the pain experienced by thousands of people with diabetes. The research represents the first major study to investigate how the brain processes the pain often caused by diabetes, potentially...
          THE world's population is more than 18 million tonnes overweight, or the equivalent of an extra 300 million average-sized people, a study has estimated. And if the world’s waistlines continue to grow at the same rate as the US it could place the same...
How much are you willing to pay for the most luxurious skincare cream? More than the price of gold? Because that’s what you’ll need to do come September 21st when Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido Co. will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its beauty product line “Cle de Peau Beaute”...
Less than four months ago the world was cheered to learn that India had gone a full year with no new cases of polio — a landmark that left only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria on the World Health Organization’s list of countries where the disease is endemic. But the battle...
A government report released Friday says that by the year 2060, 40 percent of Japan’s population will be 65 years of age or older, and that the country’s economic security depends on keeping those over the traditional retirement age productive. The white paper released by the cabinet office said that...
An Army task force led by female officers says the military is falling short in providing equal health care for women on the battlefield even as public pressure grows to allow them a broader role in combat.Basic improvements are needed to help women avoid higher rates of urinary tract...

Silent Killer

The suicide rate in American active military personnel has increased this year.  According to military sources  that there had been 154 suicides among active duty troops. That number represents an 18 percent increase over the 130 active-duty military suicides for the same period in 2011. There were 123 suicides from January...

Cannibalism

Miami area police on Wednesday issued a warning about violent homeless men after one threatened to eat two officers, amid fears about a powerful drug also linked to a grisly face-eating attack in the city. Brandon De Leon was taken into custody in the U.S. city of North Miami Beach...