More than a third of anti-malarial drugs available in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are counterfeit or substandard, according to the FDA. For this reason, the agency announced Wednesday its plans to implement a tool called the Counterfeit Detector Device, or CD-3, to better enable agencies and organizations to differentiate between real and fake medication.
Researchers have designed a new kind of vaccine that can treat some symptoms of autism.
Women who delay treatment for breast cancer have low survival rates, and this is especially noticed in women of African-American/Hispanic origins who have public or no insurance.
Drinking just a can of sugary drink a day can up the risk of diabetes type-2 by 22 percent, according to a study based on data available from eight European countries.
Abnormal growth in the placenta can show a child's risk of developing autism, reports a new study conducted by researchers from Yale School of Medicine.
A new report released by the American Lung Association on Wednesday said that most Americans are now breathing cleaner air; however, 42 percent are still living in cities that are more polluted than they were a decade ago.
Calorie counts on menus are more and more commonplace, but studies haven't shown that the numbers are making much of a difference. buFor this reason, Dr. Meena Shah and Ashlei James from Texas Christian University decided to try a different approach: replacing calorie counts with the number of minutes one would have to walk briskly in order to burn off the food item.
A review of the cosmetic industry conducted by a group of experts assigned by the UK Department of Health reveals a world of unregulated and unprofessional practices says the report's leader, National Health Service Medical Director Bruce Keogh.
The Environmental Working Group published its annual report on the most pesticide-contaminated produce in U.S. supermarkets, with apples topping the list again. After apples, the EWG's 2013 "Dirty Dozen" names strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and hot peppers as the most pesticide-ridden produce sold in America.
Valproate, a drug used to treat epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders, may increase the odds of a child developing autism if taken during while the mother is pregnant.
More than a decade after the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders appear to still be giving their lives for their efforts to save others, according to a report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives revealing a 15 percent increase of cancer among those who worked among the debris immediately after the attack.
According to a new study, people with certain changes in facial structure may be at an increased risk of being diagnosed with a kidney disease called Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, due to the genes that they carry. These people have subtle changes in facial structure like a slightly longer face, long nose and an asymmetrical face.
Combining various antibiotics will not help kill bacteria and in fact, help the bacteria evolve resistance to the drug combination faster, a new study says.
Young adults who binge drink on a regular basis are at an increased risk of heart disease later in life, a new study says.