Crucial positive findings on Zafgen’s experimental obesity medication, beloranib, raises hopes on reversing FDA’s suspension of its drug approval bid following two deaths during the clinical trials.
In response to surging cases of Zika-caused birth defects abroad and in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim guidelines on recommended care for pregnant women potentially exposed to the mosquito-borne illness.
Water dispensing machines installed in cafeterias across New York City’s public schools have shown to help overweight students lose weight according to a recently published report by New York University (NYU).
New data from the Census Bureau reveals that American centenarians are the fastest-growing age segment of the population which has seen a five-fold increase since the 1980’s.
Widespread outbreaks of mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Caribbean and Latin America prompted Jamaica’s health ministry to counsel women on delaying or postponing pregnancy in fear of Zika-linked neurological defects in babies.
A sparsely-populated town in rural Alabama is currently experiencing an alarming increase of tuberculosis incidence rate that already resulted in three deaths and 47 confirmed infections.
The 20-year old supermodel daughter of Real Housewives star Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid, won the 'Master Chef Celebrity Showdown' with $25, 000 prize money that she planned to donate to a Lyme disease charity.
A worrying report from US federal health authorities warned that only 22% of high school teens and 33% of young adults, who are reportedly sexually active, are getting HIV tests leaving the two age groups at-risk to HIV infections.
More than a week after publicly announcing her pregnancy, Liv Tyler recently graced the Critics Choice Award in a stunning red carpet moment with her baby bump.
A Harvard University-led study suggests that eating more nitrate-rich green leafy vegetables can significantly lower the risk of developing Glaucoma- an irreversible eye disease leading to vision loss and permanent blindness.
United Airlines was recently slapped with a hefty fine of $2.7 million by transportation regulators over the company’s failure to offer adequate services to disabled passengers and the lengthy tarmac delays at the airport.
The first-ever US case of a baby born with brain defect linked to mosquito-borne Zika virus was reported in Hawaii but infection could have likely occurred in Brazil where the mother stayed last year prompting US health officials to issue a travel alert informing pregnant women to avoid visiting a number of Caribbean and Latin American countries and territories with high rates of serious birth defects caused by mosquitoes.
As he renewed America’s ‘national commitment’ to cure cancer in his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama officially endorsed Vice-president Joe Biden to lead the effort.
Michigan is placed under a state of emergency following the Governor’s order to restore public calm as Flint’s ongoing water crisis intensifies after 10 confirmed fatal deaths due to Legionnaire’s disease.
After the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) subsided in West Africa with no new cases confirmed, New Mexico Health Department lifted its monitoring policy over travelers who could have potentially contracted the virus