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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists say they have developed what they call the “Planetary Health” diet, an ideal dietary regimen mostly based on vegetables and fruits, which, if adopted, can “prevent” more than 11 million premature deaths around the world each year.