A leading medical society, described by a US Senate report as a pawn of the pharmaceutical industry for its prominent role in pressuring doctors to prescribe opioids, is to shut down in the face of lawsuits blaming it for America’s worst drug epidemic.
US pressure group, which pushed doctors to prescribe painkillers, forced to close
Women undergoing fertility treatment should urgently see their doctor if they have heart failure symptoms, according to a study presented at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
In vitro fertilization linked to deadly heart disease in pregnancy
Eating too many crisps during pregnancy could have a negative effect on the development of the baby, a study suggests.
Mums-to-be 'should avoid eating crisps to protect their unborn child'
Mexico's hospitals are reeling under steep budget cuts by the country's new government, with surgery delays for children, reductions in testing and staffing shortages, hospital directors said, fanning anger over President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's austerity measures.
Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids' surgeries, doctors warn
“We stand on the side of people in need,” said Dr Norihiro Kokudo, President of the Japanese National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM).
NCGM: There is no stopping our progress to advance health for all
A study has found that a ‘suboptimal diet’ may be the cause of 5.2 percent of all new invasive cancer cases in the US every year.
Researchers discover two diet mistakes linked to cancer in US
Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works.
Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?
A significant increase in mumps cases and continuing outbreaks of measles in England have led to calls for people to ensure they are immunized.
Mumps, measles cases in England prompt vaccine call
Several University of Georgia researchers teamed up to create a statistical method that may allow public health and infectious disease forecasters to better predict disease reemergence, especially for preventable childhood infections such as measles and pertussis.
Statistical model could predict future disease outbreaks
Death rates from heart disease are rising for middle-aged adults — white women, in particular — according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Heart disease deaths in middle-aged women on the rise in the US

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