Jun 18, 2015

Thousands of Liberians in 'post-Ebola syndrome' study

Liberia launched a five-year study on Wednesday to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex. The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia, a collaboration with the United States ...

Jun 14, 2015

Consumer groups question Japan's new food labeling system

Consumer groups have raised questions about Japan’s new food labeling system, which allows companies to tout products’ health benefits without any proof. More than 200 applications for indicating health functions under the labeling system had been filed by Friday. The Consumer Affairs Agency has ...

Jun 5, 2015

U.S. FDA panel backs female libido pill

The drug industry’s decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women. The first-of-a-kind endorsement came with safety reservations, however, due to drug side effects ...

First skull and scalp transplant performed

Jun 5, 2015

First skull and scalp transplant performed

Texas doctors have done the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at ...

Jun 5, 2015

No evidence that eating placenta post-birth has benefits

Eating one’s own placenta after giving birth may be trendy but there is no scientific evidence that women derive any benefits from it, researchers said Thursday. A review of 10 previously published studies showed no “human or animal data to support the common claims ...