Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to some deadly complications, warned the NHS.
New York in largest Measles outbreak of recent history
The UK National Health Service (NHS) has told Superdrug, the second largest health and beauty retailer in the country, it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want injections to smooth skin or plump lips.
Beauty retailer urged to check mental health of customers before cosmetic procedures
Alzheimer’s disease, also referred simply as Alzheimer’s, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time.
Insufficient sleep may lead to Alzheimer's: Study
In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with healthcare providers, US government researchers reported.
Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, US study finds
Vaccine hesitancy, where people are reluctant or refuse to have themselves or their children vaccinated, is a growing trend among those fearing negative health outcomes from immunizations, such as the (non-existent) risk of autism.
World Health Organization lists ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as a global health threat
A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of baby-friendly practices in the southern US with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women.
Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South
An advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration was divided over whether to recommend approval of a treatment for type 1 diabetes developed by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. and France’s Sanofi SA.
FDA advisory panel split over Sanofi-Lexicon diabetes drug
The UK Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines and paying ‘vastly increased’ prices for them.
UK pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines
Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period.
Almost 4,000 cases of hospital equipment failing reported in Ireland since 2015
A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.
Mosquito known to transmit malaria has been detected in Ethiopia

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