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Major Medical Associations Feud Over Diabetes Guidelines
A major medical association today suggested that doctors who treat people with Type 2 diabetes can set less aggressive blood sugar targets. But medical groups that specialize in diabetes sharply disagree. Half a dozen medical groups have looked ...
A surgeon is suspended for operating on the wrong patient — and his colleagues go on strike
Hundreds of doctors are protesting the suspension of a colleague who is accused of performing brain surgery on the wrong patient at a hospital in Kenya. A neurosurgeon and medical team at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi — a main referral ...
Surgery offers hope to New York girl unable to smile
A three-year-old girl has a rare condition which means she is unable to smile because the muscles in her face don't work as they should. Her family, who live in Melville, New York, are now fundraising for potentially life-changing surgery to rid their ...
Teens who use e-cigarettes exposed to toxic chemicals, study finds
More and more teenagers have been trying e-cigarettes in recent years. Now, a new study shows adolescents who use them are exposed to significant levels of chemicals that could potentially cause cancer. According to the study, published in the journal ...
The Thonon Diet Might Be The New Keto Diet—But Does It Work?
High-protein diets that say they melt fat away are about as common as Kardashian babies these days. But a plan called the Thonon diet that was reportedly developed at the Thonon-les-Bains Hospital in France makes some pretty crazy claims, even for a ...
Opioid overdose among children nearly doubles, study says
The number of children admitted to hospitals for opioid overdose has nearly doubled since 2004, according to a new study. The study, which published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at children between ages 1 and 17 who were admitted to ...
Doyle Lee Hamm wished for death during botched execution, report says
Death-row inmate Doyle Lee Hamm told a doctor that an attempt to execute him last month was so painful that he wished for a quick death, according to a medical report filed on Monday. Alabama prison officials called off Hamm's lethal injection Feb. 22 ...
Experts Are Stumped by the Toad with a Stump for a Face
A toad with no face "kept hopping into things," according to the herpetologist who found it. Credit: Courtesy of Jill Fleming. Scientists recently took to Twitter to puzzle over an unusual sight captured by a biologist in photos and video: a toad that ...
Listeria outbreak: South African neighbours ban meat exports
Several southern African states have banned processed meat from South Africa after it said it had identified the source of a food poisoning outbreak. The government blamed the sausage known as polony for the listeria poisoning that has killed 180 ...
Louisville is epicenter for more than 100 cases of hepatitis A
What is hepatitis A, and how can you prevent its spread? Mary Ann Gerth/Louisville Courier Journal/Wochit. XXX ADOLESCENT VACCINES 466.JPG A FEA DC. A teen in Washington, D.C., receives a vaccination in December 2010 for hepatitis in the forearm ...