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Fourteen countries in Africa have the highest rates, while India has the highest number of such deaths, according to the report by the aid group Save the Children.
The star of the hit ABC television show “Modern Family” talks about life after thyroid cancer and staying fit at 40.
Children whose parents sucked their pacifiers to clean them had fewer allergies, lower rates of eczema and fewer signs of asthma than those whose parents typically rinsed or boiled them.
The Food and Drug Administration is struggling to find the money to inspect foreign foods under a law that Congress did not support with funds.
Adding omega-3 fatty acid supplements to a vitamin regimen to protect against age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, did not slow progression of the disease, a large new study found.
The development of surgical tools designed for young patients lags behind that for adults, largely, experts say, because of economics and a smaller market.
Baxter International said that the immunoglobulin therapy did not significantly arrest the decline in either cognition or daily functioning when compared with a placebo.
Experts say that too many pregnant patients are not getting timely dental care, because of outdated notions that treating them is not safe and other factors.
Dr. Bowen, who worked as a family practitioner before becoming Indiana’s governor, was secretary of Health and Human Services during the Reagan administration’s second term.
Republicans are trying to turn President Obama’s health care law into an election weapon and are preparing to exploit every problem and complaint that arises as it is carried out.
Weeks before a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders is released, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert said it had a scientific “lack of validity.”
The drug maker is now selling its billion-dollar erectile dysfunction drug, among the world’s most counterfeited, directly to men with a prescription.
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
An irascible but modest scientist devoted his life to preventing childhood illnesses, with such success that their once-fearsome toll has faded from consciousness.
The Food and Drug Administration proposed new regulations for tanning beds that would require their makers to affix labels warning young people not to use them.
The recession and anemic recovery are behind most of a surprising trend that could help close the federal deficit, new studies show, but higher co-payments have also played a part.
Although soda and sugary drinks are obvious targets for public health campaigns, they make up on average a third of the calories from added sugars that Americans consume in a typical day – a significant amount, but not the lion’s share.
After sponsoring No Mothers Day last year to raise awareness about maternal deaths, the model Christy Turlington Burns is urging people to celebrate Know Mothers Day.
For the elderly, not only can even supposedly minor procedures have complications, but the cancers grow so slowly that they’re unlikely to cause problems in the patients’ remaining years.