U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

  MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. women who die during or soon after pregnancy may be higher than previously thought — and it’s on the rise, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2014, the nation’s maternal...
What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

 Breast cancer kills more than one woman in Singapore each day. By Salma Khalik Photo: oleandra / www.123rf.com The numbers are telling. In the 1970s, only half of breast cancer patients in Singapore were still alive five years after diagnosis. Today, four in...
More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

 By E.J. Mundell THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A rigorous new study of 91 Brazilian babies strongly supports the point that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly. In microcephaly, babies are born...
PSA: You Don’t Need Antibiotics If You Have The Flu

PSA: You Don’t Need Antibiotics If You Have The Flu

 Taking antibiotics when you shouldn’t does more harm than good. By Felicia Choo Photo: Alexander Khoruzhenko / www.123rf.com More than two-thirds of patients who visit general practitioner (GP) clinics here are not aware that antibiotics don’t work...
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