The FDA has approved a version of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole that adults with schizophrenia can take every 4-6 weeks. WebMD has the details.
Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful
New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say
Doctors can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill
Implants are a durable, natural-looking option for replacing missing teeth. WebMD Magazine has the details.
Health officials in Brazil said a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America. Most of the deaths occurred in Sao Paulo state, according to a statement from the federal health ministry, which said the deaths were the highest since 1990, when officials began compiling records tracking the number of people infected with the ailment. The actual number of fatalities is presumably higher, since the official figure reflects deaths in Brazil from dengue from the beginning of the year just through the end of August.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
By Krista Hughes and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch on Tuesday for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, urging farmers to push their lawmakers to approve what he said would boost their sales in a fast-growing region. Obama was upbeat about winning support in the Republican-controlled Congress for the pact, which was announced early Monday. "Ultimately we’re going to get this done, and it will be an enormous achievement for us to be able to make sure that 40 percent of the world’s economy is operating under rules that don’t hurt us," Obama told agricultural and business leaders gathered at the U.S. Agriculture Department.