WASHINGTON: US regulators have approved the first pill that contains a digital tracking sensor to alert doctors and caregivers as to whether a patient is taking a medication as scheduled. The pill, called Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor), is

Tighter blood pressure guidelines from US heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems. Americans with blood pressure of 130/80 or higher should be treated, down from

Bill Gates – Reuters file photo  LONDON: Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment

LEFT: A flag is pictured on the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files; RIGHT: A donation box can be seen at a London Oxfam shop, December 2, 2008.

Knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese people, and these patients are more likely than normal-weight individuals to develop blood vessel damage that can lead to amputations, a recent study suggests. Knee dislocations happen when the patella, or kneecap,

A woman carries her child as she drinks from a cup at a makeshift clinic at the Lake Tanganyika stadium, Kigoma, Tanzania, May 19, 2015, REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/Files NAIROBI: An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked French medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to shut its operations in the country’s restive northwest, leaving a “major gap” in healthcare for thousands of local people, the humanitarian organisation said. The decision was not immediately

PARIS: Healthier lifestyles and higher incomes have helped increase life expectancy in the 35 OECD nations by 10 years in the past half-century, according to a report published Friday. The OECD´s ´Health at a Glance 2017´ report said the average

This picture taken on August 17, 2017 shows an elderly Indian Parsi couple holding hands while entering a Fire Temple during Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai. Photo: AFP MUMBAI: A government-funded IVF programme that aims to help save

WASHINGTON: Alex Azar — a former pharmaceutical company executive — is US President Donald Trump’s top pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), two sources with knowledge of the confidential process said on condition of anonymity