Washington: Police say a Massachusetts man, who recently visited the Dominican Republican, needed emergency surgery after he swallowed 27 bags of heroin in an attempt to smuggle them into the United States.
New York state officials have announced a new plan aimed at preventing the transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus if the virus were to arrive in the area. The state would give out 20,000 protection kits to different...
According to a new study, higher caffeine consumption could be associated with a higher risk of miscarriage.
Intake of three or more courses of antibiotics before a child reaches the age of two is associated with increased risk of early childhood obesity, says a new study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved reslizumab to treat severe asthma in patients aged 18 and above.
A new study has suggested that the common "cat parasite" is linked to road rage. The researchers involved in the study said that IED is more common than bipolar disorder and schizophrenia combined. This symptom...
Swedish researchers found that people with autism are at higher risk of death than people not affected by the condition. Autistica, the charity that revealed the findings, said that most deaths occur through epilepsy or suicide.
Detecting a disease in its earliest stages can lead to more effective therapies. Doctors have increased the probability of detecting these diseases through a test that is thousands of times more sensitive than current...
Bedaquiline, a 'miracle drug' for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis MDR-TB and extensively-drug resistant TB (XDR-TB), will be available from Monday in six public hospitals in India.
The Michigan Department of Health has said that the rare blood infection Elizabethkingiam, which was responsible for sickening dozens in Wisconsin since November, has been identified in a Michigan resident.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health officials are investigating a multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that resulted in two cases and one death in 2014.
At present, Zika virus outbreaks have been reported in many countries and World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it an international health issue. Doctors are advising people not to visit Zika-affected...
Achieving the metrics that define a healthy heart might translate to healthier brain function as people age. More ideal cardiovascular health means less decline in brain processing speed and, to some extent, thinking ability and memory.
There is currently no way to slow or prevent Alzheimer's disease, but a new study details the creation of an implantable capsule that researchers say could stop the condition in its tracks.
A dengue vaccine developed by US National Institutes of Health scientists against the virus has shown promise in tackling the disease, with the researchers saying it could become widely available by 2018.
Washington: Bumble Bee Foods and Tri-Union Seafoods are voluntarily recalling canned chunk light tuna because of possible health risks due to contamination.
A new list of 1,200 fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) has been sent for probe by Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to the panel that banned about 350 drugs last week.
Summer months will see the kind of mosquitoes that carry Zika virus arrive in Los Angeles and New York, according to a study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo.
A new research suggests that in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, women have a tendency to remember words better than men do, which could postpone diagnosis in women.
According to the World Happiness Report 2016, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Denmark is the happiest place in the world. India ranked...
If you want to eat less, a good way to start would be concentrating on the sound you make as you chew your food.
Mindfulness meditation can provide opioid-free pain relief, says a new study. To find out if meditation uses the body's opioids to reduce pain, the researchers injected some participants with a drug called naloxone, which...
Officials in Cuba have announced today that they have detected the first case of the Zika virus transmitted inside the country.
Many patients are nice and cooperative. However, there are some difficult patients that make the lives of doctors and nurses more difficult.
Scientists studying the femur of a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex on Tuesday confirmed that the creature was pregnant. The researchers said that it is going to be a major find in the field of paleontology as they have...
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, US, have been able to shut down one of the most lethal forms of lung cancer by administering a combination of rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin and an experimental...
Researchers tested four virtual voice-activated personal assistants to see how they would respond to conditions when a smartphone owner faces a health crisis.
A new study suggests that working for long hours may increase your risk of heart disease.
GW Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that an experimental drug derived from marijuana has succeeded in reducing epileptic seizures.
A new study has suggested that those who quit smoking all at once are more likely to be successful than those want to quit smoking by cutting down on cigarettes gradually. "For many people, the obvious way to quit...