In the United States, more than 5,000 vaccine claims have been filed with the U.S. Court of Claims. Special masters ruled a year ago in three test cases that parents of the children had failed to prove that autism was caused by vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella that contained the preservative thimerosal. The rulings did not apply to cases claiming autism is caused by thimerosal vaccines alone, and by MMR vaccines without a thimerosal link. … [Read more...] about Lancet Retracts 12-Year-Old Paper Linking Vaccines to Autism
"We tried to tell them the truth that there's no evidence either way is any better and that's the whole reason we were doing the study, but some of them insisted on the robotic surgery so we couldn't include them since the whole purpose of the study was to randomize it," said Parekh, who noted the response highlights the effectiveness of current marketing for robotic surgery. … [Read more...] about Robotic surgery is no better than traditional surgery, bladder cancer study finds
In countries with below-replacement level fertility rates, however, the costs outweigh the benefits. Europe has struggled with this challenge for years. Even more so than the United States, European welfare largely depends on a sufficient number of working-age residents who can finance health care, pensions and social security for everyone. The fewer there are, the more complicated it becomes to sustain a system that was set up in a century when falling fertility rates were among the problems people had to worry least about. … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
Medical groups generally urge a C-section when it is medically necessary because of the mother's health problems, threats to the baby's health, a multiple birth or the large size or abnormal position of the baby. A C-section delivery is generally safe for both mother and baby. But it does come with some risk because it involves incisions in the woman's abdomen and uterus. Babies born by C-section sometimes have breathing problems for a few days after birth. Women who have a C-section have an increased risk for complications in future pregnancies, including problems related to the placenta and heavy bleeding. Having a C-section, however, does not rule out having a vaginal birth in the future. … [Read more...] about The Big Number: 21% of babies are born by C-section, nearly double 2000 rate
Hepatitis results in an inflammation of the liver, which is cause by a virus or prolonged drug and alcohol abuse. There are five different forms of virus referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. Some types spread through contact with infected body fluids and others through contaminated food or water. … [Read more...] about Hepatitis-Related Deaths On The Rise, Toll Rivals AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria Fatalities: Report