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GENEVA (AP) — The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives. The World Health Organization released Tuesday an 86-page...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are...
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday. Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors say they have charged dozens of doctors with taking bribes after a pharmaceutical company paid for vacations for them in India in exchange for promoting anti-cancer medicine to patients. Prosecutors said Monday that an unnamed...
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has again approved a smoking ban in restaurants. Monday's move comes just days after Parliament rejected such a bill because it failed to get the support of a government coalition partner. Right now, it's up to Czech bar owners to decide if...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says that for the first time in the country's history, all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus in Pakistan. Dr. Rana Safdar, the head of...
BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue. The rise in in vitro...
(from SASR) Senior Adults Specialty Research has announced it is actively recruiting participants for a clinical research study designed to evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of an investigational medication to determine whether it slows the progression of symptoms of...
(from AAP) Despite significant progress in recent years, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says the nation remains incompletely equipped to respond to children’s unique medical needs in the wake of disasters. Children are particularly vulnerable to...