US approves two gene therapies for sickle cell disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved two gene therapies for sickle cell disease, making one of them the first treatment in the United States based on the Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR gene editing technology.
Using AI during hip replacement surgery
Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is one of the first to use artificial intelligence to assist with hip replacement surgery. The AI tools will help doctors address some common complaints from patients, such as wrong leg length a...
Eight die from cantaloupe-linked salmonella in U.S, Canada
A deadly outbreak tied to pre-cut cantaloupe is growing. The salmonella outbreak has killed eight people, including three in the U.S. and five in Canada, and dozens more illnesses have been reported.
Psychological support for Ukrainian soldiers in wartime
Ukraine sends psychologists to help the soldiers under unrelenting stress and exhaustion on the frontlines as the war drags on.
Texas judge grants abortion in challenge to state ban
A Texas judge gave a pregnant woman, 31-year-old Kate Cox whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis permission to get an abortion in an unprecedented challenge over bans that more than a dozen states have enacted since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
India needs 'decisive action' to fight pollution: Scientists
Every winter, major Indian cities especially the capital New Delhi are affected by polluted air. Scientists say corrective measures are too little, too late. And warn that decisive action is needed throughout the year, not just in the wi...
Mercury forecast to hit mid-40s in parts of Sydney
Sydney is set to swelter tomorrow, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting temperatures will sore into the 40s in the city's west. It's prompted health authorities to issue an urgent warning for vulnerable people to take steps to stay...
Cancer treatment room found to have been leaking radiation
A cancer treatment room of a Melbourne hospital has been leaking radiation, prompting Clayton's Monash Medical Centre to report itself to Victoria's Health Department.
New program aimed at reducing cognitive decline in aged care
Monash University researchers have developed a new aged care program they hope will help reduce cognitive decline. The model is based on the approach which is more widely recognised in schools and childcare centres.
SA Health Minister orders inquiry into ambulance ramping crisis
South Australia's Health Minister has ordered an urgent independent inquiry into allegations hospital bureaucrats are pressuring emergency department staff to prioritise unloading ambulances while there are sicker patients in waiting roo...
McDonald's launching new chain called CosMc's
McDonald's is launching a new chain called CosMc's, which will offer coffee and other drinks. The new business is being viewed as a rival to Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, and McDonald's answer to its afternoon slump.
Texas judge grants permission for an abortion
A Texas judge has granted a temporary restraining order that will allow a pregnant woman from Dallas to have an abortion under narrow exceptions to the state's ban of the procedure.
Floods fuel growing hunger in Pakistan
More than half a million flood-affected children in Pakistan are reportedly suffering from the deadliest form of malnutrition. Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by the direct impact of climate catastrophes.
Children pack Pakistan hospitals as pollution soars
In the packed paediatric emergency room of a Lahore public hospital, parents holding sick children lined up for treatment this week - part of a surge of young patients caused by the air pollution crisis in Pakistan's second most populous...
Telehealth helping get Aussie men back to the doctor
According to a new survey, 77% of Australian men have brushed off a health concern rather than talking about it. Telehealth operators, though, say they’re helping break that healthcare hesitancy with providers like Mosh reporting a rise ...
Boris Johnson delivers testimony in UK pandemic inquiry
Former British PM Boris Johnson has faced a day of questioning at the UK’s inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's response.
Ex-PM Boris Johnson set for grilling at UK Covid inquiry
Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face tough questioning at a public inquiry over his government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, after a barrage of criticism from his former aides. Nearly 130,000 people died with Covid in ...
Harm reduction gains attention in battling overdoses
Drug overdoses, particularly from opioids, happen far more today than they did just a few decades back. The epidemic has caused grief and heartache for families and has left communities grappling for solutions. One solution, harm reducti...
People in Gaza falling victim to deadly infections
A record number of people in Gaza have been diagnosed with infectious diseases as displaced Palestinians jam into overcrowded shelters. This is further straining doctors and clinics already overwhelmed by the Israeli offensive.
Researchers help stroke survivors walk again
More than half of stroke survivors aged 65 and over have problems moving their bodies, according to the CDC. Syracuse University in New York is using robotics in a rehabilitation setting to give people their movement back.
Purdue Pharma Supreme Court case to impact thousands
The Supreme Court is taking up a case Monday involving Purdue Pharma. The Sackler family controlled the pharmaceutical company during the height of the opioid epidemic and have agreed to pay $6 billion in exchange for protection from any...
What to know about China’s respiratory illness surge
China has seen an uptick in respiratory illnesses and clusters of pneumonia in children. Doctors and public health researchers say there is no evidence for international alarm.