The proliferation of drug resistant diseases is as grave a national security threat as a major terrorist attack or global warming and should be added to the national risk register, England's senior medical officer warns.
The elderly should be allowed to finish their days without artificially sustaining their lives, says Japan’s finance minister. The social security system is being crippled by support for people over 60, already constituting a third of the nation.
The bill that averted the fiscal cliff included a largely unnoticed section that granted world’s largest biotechnology firm a two-year delay in regulations of its drugs – even though the firm has just pleaded guilty in a federal fraud case.
Energy drinks have been labeled a “rising public health problem” in the US, as youth consumption of the high-caffeine beverages has doubled the number of people seeking related emergency medical treatment.
Quebec is pushing ahead with a euthanasia bill that Canada’s federal government has decried as illegal and tantamount to assisted suicide. The move comes after recommendations from legal experts, claiming the bill does not violate Canadian law.
The US Military’s suicide rate grew a startling 15 percent in 2012. The Pentagon, which has put great effort into lowering military suicide rates, has acknowledged that battle casualties are no longer the primary reason for soldiers’ deaths.
A New York veteran’s hospital may have exposed more than 700 of its patients with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C by mistakenly reusing its insulin pens, which are used to inject diabetes patients with a hormone produced by the pancreas.
Thousands swarmed the streets of Madrid enraged at a bill to privatize public hospitals as part of sweeping cuts. The ‘white tide’ of protesters slammed the measure as ‘politically motivated’ and putting the Spanish health system in jeopardy.