While most countries restrict the practice of assisted suicide, the laws surrounding its use reside in a gray area in Switzerland. This lack of regulation is why Switzerland (mainly the city of Zurich) has become a popular place for people to come for the purpose of committing suicide.
Instant noodles, a staple in the diet of many college students, could increase the risk of metabolic syndrome in women independent of major dietary patterns.
The upcoming release of the latest Apple mobile operating system will include HealthKit, an application (app) that allows users to collect and input information on a range of health data, including heart rate, calories burned, blood glucose, and cholesterol. However, some physicians are concerned about the potential for patient harm with this app.
For men, obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. A new study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology now adds possible infertility to the list of problems associated with obesity.
The two American aid workers that were treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta for the Ebola virus have been discharged and pose no threat to public health.
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.
Greater physical activity is associated with lower rates of incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in women, according to a new study.
The association between obesity and subsequent dementia varies with the age at which obesity is first recorded.
High-mitotic-rate primary cutaneous melanomas more often occur on the head and neck and in men, older patients.
A new agent tested in nonhuman primates shows efficacy in the treatment of the Marburg virus (MARV), a filovirus which is closely related to the Ebola virus, even in the late stages of the infection.