(Reuters) – The World Health Organization wants a “concerted effort” to drive down the cost of new hepatitis C drugs that offer a cure for the liver-destroying virus but are unaffordable for most infected people worldwide. The forthright comments from the UN agency on Wednesday add to pressure on drugmakers such as Gilead Sciences – which is already facing protests in the United States over its $1,000-a-day pill – to do more to improve access. In its […]
The Food and Drug Administration has warned the public to be extra careful in buying bottled water being peddled in the streets. Joyce Cirunay urged the consumers to carefully check the packaging of bottled water since many of them have not passed the inspection of the FDA.
(Reuters) – Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not “honey.” Food companies and other producers who add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a “blend,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. Only manufactures that do not add sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners should label their products as pure “honey,” the FDA said in draft guidelines posted online. The proposal aims “to […]
“Ask Healthy Living” is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult a qualified health care professional for personalized medical advice. Why does my face look so terrible when I don’t sleep enough? There’s a million reasons to get a good night’s rest, but one of them is the simple fact that people tend to look terrible when they’re exhausted. In fact, a recently published study in the journal Sleep […]
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Start Your Week Off Right By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado That feeling you get when it’s Monday already. You just had an amazing and relaxing weekend and how you wish, this will remain forever. Since we don’t have the power to make this dream come true, we help you to embrace Monday with open arms and heart. It is understandable that many people, especially employees dread Mondays, that most of them struggle to drag their […]
The Department of Health declared a measles outbreak in Santol, La Union. 23 cases were recorded.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance. But as the White House and its allies declare victory, major hurdles remain. And it will take years to determine whether the law […]
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:59pm EDT (Reuters Health) – Women who have their breasts removed because of cancer may benefit from receiving radiation if they still have traces of cancer in their lymph nodes, suggests a new analysis. Radiation reduced the risk of death and of cancer returning among women who had cancer cells detected in the cluster of nodes under the arms after a mastectomy. The nodes are […]
(Reuters Health) – A small U.S. study raises new questions about whether using electronic cigarettes will lead people to quit smoking, adding to the debate over how tightly the products should be regulated. The study, which looked at the habits of 88 smokers who also used e-cigarettes, was published as a research letter in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. It found that smokers who also used e-cigarettes were no more likely to […]
(Reuters) – The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration. The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website, HealthCare.gov, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by […]
(Reuters) – Half a million people fell sick with dangerous superbug strains of tuberculosis (TB) in 2012, but fewer than one in four were diagnosed, putting the rest at risk of dying due to the wrong medicines or no treatment at all. Latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which says drug-resistant TB is a “global health security risk”, showed a third of the estimated 9 million people who contract TB in any form […]