U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at its fastest rate since 2007, driven by expanded access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act and high-priced specialty drugs, according to government figures released on Friday. Read more
Vietnam has reported 93 Zika infection cases in nine localities nationwide so far this year, Tran Dac Phu, the Head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine under Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, said on Monday. Read more
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that it was pushing for higher taxes and prices on tobacco to reduce its consumption in Africa. Read more
A 23 year old Nigerian Mother Suffering from cancer urges Nigerians to help search for a blood stem donor. Read more
The first case of a baby born with microcephaly birth defect linked to the Zika virus has been born in Europe. Read more
A smaller dose would provide immunity for at least 12 months, they said. Emergency stocks have been depleted by a mass immunisation programme in Angola, where the disease has killed more than 300 people since December. Read more
In a move with enormous social implications in countries hardest hit by Zika, the World Health Organization is recommending that millions of people in areas where the mosquito-borne virus is spreading now consider delaying pregnancy to avoid risking a baby born with serious brain damage. Read more
For most people, Zika virus is not new. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Zika virus disease is a disease caused by the Zika virus which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Read more
What Is It?
Not just an adolescent affliction, acne – whether blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, cysts – affects many men well into their twenties and early thirties. Read more
California blazed a trail to legalize medical marijuana 20 years ago. But the Golden State is only now confronting the full complexity of regulating consumer safety and business practices in an industry that’s ballooned to an estimated $2.7 billion annually.
It’s no simple task, requiring startup-like coordination and enforcement across a dozen state agencies looking to rein in a sector of the economy that has thrived in a decidedly spotty patchwork of local oversight. Read more