Obesity may be partly responsible for higher rates of prostate cancer observed among African American men, suggests a new U.S. study. The links between obesity and prostate cancer among different races is complex, researchers say, but if emphasis is put on keeping people at a healthy weight, the excess burden of this cancer among African […]

Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) and the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) are proud to announce that the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will partner with them for the Mylan Relay for Hope to raise funds and awareness for Canadians and people worldwide who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS. The Relay begins April 21 […]

Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the U.S. government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products tripled among high school and middle school children last year. The figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday raised concern among health officials […]

OAKLAND, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to connect with individuals and create stronger, healthier communities, Kaiser Permanente is debuting two new television advertisements as part of its partnership with the National Basketball Association. The advertisements, the first of which will air on Saturday, April 18, will coincide with the start of the […]

A woman left unable to have children after a defective caesarean section operation in Tanzania has won a landmark case against a local hospital whose surgeon left a piece of cloth inside her, Mwamini Adam and her husband filed a lawsuit at the high court in western Tabora region against Urambo District Council’s hospital four years ago, […]

A measles outbreak in California that began in December at the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks has ended with 131 cases, officials said on Friday. Nineteen percent of the people in California who became ill from the disease had to be hospitalized, said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist and deputy director in the center for […]

Older people who have sleep apnea, which can be marked by heavy snoring, tend to begin experiencing cognitive decline about ten years earlier than those without the disorder, or those who use a breathing machine to treat their apnea, according to a new U.S. study. Among older people who developed mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s […]

Five Days Of Eating Fatty Foods Can Alter How Your Body’s Muscle Processes Food BLACKSBURG, Va., April 13, 2015 – You might think that you can get away with eating fatty foods for a few days without it making any significant changes to your body. Think again. After just five days of eating a high-fat […]

(Reuters Health) – Losing weight in middle age may mean losing not just unwanted fat, but also precious bone density, at least for women, a new U.S. study suggests.   Regardless of the types of foods or amount of calcium in their diets, middle aged women who lost a moderate amount of weight over a […]