F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

Jennifer Madsen, head of federal advocacy for the Food Allergy Research & Education advocacy group based in Virginia, said about 15 millions Americans, including six million children, have food allergies. Of those, Ms. Madsen estimated that potentially 2.4 million children have had a life-threatening incident. Her organization has been pushing the F.D.A. to approve a […]

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be deadly Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths. Last year there were […]

Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women […]

Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain

Sitting for hours without moving can slow the flow of blood to our brains, according to a cautionary new study of office workers, a finding that could have implications for long-term brain health. But getting up and strolling for just two minutes every half-hour seems to stave off this decline in brain blood flow and […]