Medical News Today: Is honey good for asthma?

Honey is a common home remedy for sore throats and coughing. It is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In this article, we find out whether it can also help to treat asthma symptoms, after exploring a range of scientific studi...

Adding chiropractic to back pain care may reduce disability

(Reuters Health) - Adding chiropractic care to standard medical care for low back pain may help reduce discomfort and disability, a U.S. study suggests.

Medical News Today: What causes abdominal bloating?

There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we look...

Nabriva shares tumble as safety worries plague pneumonia drug

(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's antibiotic drug to treat a common form of pneumonia met the main goal of a key clinical trial, but concerns over its side effects sent the drug developer's shares down 13 percent on Monday.

Strong grip may predict longer life at all ages

(Reuters Health) - Grip strength may be a better predictor of future health than some measurements doctors currently use to gauge risk, a large UK study suggests.

Medical News Today: What to know about tricompartmental osteoarthritis

Tricompartmental osteoarthritis, or osteoathrosis, is a form of osteoarthritis that affects all three compartments of the knee. It can be more painful and debilitating than other forms. Here, we give an overview of tricompartmental osteoarthritis, incl...

Medical News Today: Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?

A Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated flu vaccine combination reduced cancer spread in a mouse model of post-surgery metastasis by helping the immune system.

Dova Pharma's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval

(Reuters) - The U.S Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had approved Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat low blood platelet count in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, who are scheduled to undergo a medical procedure.

FDA approves Dova Pharma's blood disorder drug

(Reuters) - The U.S Food and Drug Administration has approved Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelet count, in patients with chronic liver disease, the agency said on Monday.

Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early ...

Medical News Today: This 'natural antioxidant' may protect heart health

Bilirubin, a byproduct of red blood cell breakdown, may speak to cardiovascular health, researchers argue. Further studies should investigate mechanisms.

PM May challenges scientists to help transform Britain after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's prime minister challenged scientists on Monday to help diagnose cancer earlier and create zero-emission cars, trying to reboot an industrial strategy all but eclipsed by Brexit, while acknowledging Britain's reliance on for...

Medical News Today: Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

Researchers destroyed up to 80 percent of lung cancer cells using a type of nanoparticle called 'quantum dots,' which they derived from tea leaves.

China considers scrapping birth limits by 2019: Bloomberg

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is considering ending the limits it sets on the number of children a family can have, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds late-stage study, shares surge

(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc said on Monday its antibiotic to treat adults with a common form of pneumonia met the main goal of a second late-stage study, putting the company on track to file for the drug's approval in the fourth quarter of 201...

Medical News Today: Ten facts about why we fart

Although we rarely talk about it, all human beings fart. In fact, healthy people fart between 12 and 25 times a day. In this article, we look at why people fart and which foods are the most likely to cause flatulence. We also list ten interesting facts...

First Ebola vaccines given as WHO seeks to beat Congo outbreak

LONDON, (Reuters) - A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.

Medical News Today: How is ADHD rated?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors that ...

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage study

(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's pneumonia drug for adults met the main goal of a late-stage study, the company said on Monday, putting it on track to file a marketing application with U.S. regulators later this year.

AstraZeneca potassium drug finally approved, threatening Vifor

LONDON (Reuters) - The decision by U.S. regulators to finally approve AstraZeneca's much-delayed excess potassium drug Lokelma gives the group another new medicine launch, boosting its portfolio as it strives to offset declining sales of older products...

Medical News Today: What happens when calcium levels are low?

Calcium is an essential mineral, and when the body is chronically deficient, serious complications can arise, including muscle and dental problems, depression, and osteoporosis. We describe these issues in detail and explore symptoms and when to seek t...

Medical News Today: Sitting positions for good posture

A person's sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how t...

Ebola preparedness much better now than for 2014 outbreak: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014, the head of the World Health Organization said on...

Roche drug dramatically reduces bleeds in key hemophilia tests

LONDON (Reuters) - Roche's new hemophilia drug Hemlibra dramatically reduced bleeding in a broad population of hemophilia patients, results from two clinical trials showed on Monday, setting it up to take a dominant market position.

Medical News Today: Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a huge and growing problem in the United States. A recent study finds a link between abdominal fat and low levels of vitamin D.

British PM May calls on health, tech sectors to work on cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britain's health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year.

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said.

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday: health ministry

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday.

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk

The 'trendy' diet of intermittent fasting may have adverse consequences on our metabolism, a new study warns. The diet may impair pancreatic function.

Medical News Today: How tomato sauce can boost your gut health

Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good bacteria in the gut.

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola changed all that.

Medical News Today: Hepatosplenomegaly: Everything you need to know

Hepatosplenomegaly refers to an enlargement of the liver and spleen. Its causes include a variety of conditions that affect these two organs, including liver disease, HIV, anemia, infections, and cancer. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms...

Medical News Today: What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person’s life, including their sexuality a...

Medical News Today: E. coli toxin linked with inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers have accidentally discovered a surprising link between microcin B17, a toxin produced by E. coli, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical News Today: Lowering cholesterol improves cancer-fighting immunotherapy

A recent study demonstrates that a certain type of cancer immunotherapy might be enhanced simply by reducing cholesterol levels in cells.

U.S. agency rescinds order banning Louisiana distributor from opioid sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday reversed an order that halted a Louisiana drug wholesaler's opioid sales over allegations it failed to report suspiciously large orders by pharmacies for the narcotics, court doc...

Exclusive: HCA, KKR team up for Envision bid - sources

(Reuters) - U.S. hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc and private equity firm KKR & Co have joined forces to make an offer for U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three new cases of Ebola were confirmed in northwest Congo's regional capital of Mbandaka on Friday, in a part of the city lying next to the Congo River, the health ministry said.

Pediatricians urged to warn vulnerable kids away from '13 Reasons Why' Netflix series

(Reuters Health) - A report in the journal Pediatrics warns that watching "13 Reasons Why," a popular Netflix series about a teen girl's suicide, may be inadvisable for some youngsters.

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women

(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until age 26, young women with gynecological cancers were diagnosed and treated sooner, researchers say.