Medicine

Cash-Strapped Pakistan Expects to Earn Millions by Exporting Donkeys to China

Pakistan expects to profit from its donkey population, the third highest in the world, by selling the animals to its ally China, a move that would generate millions of dollars annually in foreign exchange, the livestock department of the South Asian country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province reportedly announced on Thursday.

A Pakistani man walks with his donkey carrying water cans after filling them from a leaking water pipeline in Karachi on March 21, 2017, ahead of World Water Day. International World Water Day is marked annually on March 22 to focus global attention on the importance of water. / AFP …

Feds Launch Task Force to Combat Polio-Like Mystery Illness

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Monday the creation of an Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Task Force to better understand the polio-like mystery illness that continues to spread nationwide, largely affecting children.

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Texas Woman On Life Support After Cheap Nose Job in Mexico

A Texas woman went to Mexico for a cheap nose job but instead, wound up in a coma and on life support. Now, her family faces the tragic reality that she may have paid the ultimate price for the procedure, according to a variety of sources.

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Brazil: Bolsonaro Offers Political Asylum to Cuban Slave Doctors

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that his administration will grant political asylum to Cuban doctors forced to work in the country for the dictatorship’s profit, reversing the policy his socialist predecessor imposed on them.

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a joint statement with Brazil's president, after a meeting at the Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

North Koreans Refuse Chinese Medicine After Vaccine Scandal

North Koreans are reportedly refusing to use Chinese medicine because they fear the products might be unsafe in light of a major scandal in China involving the manufacturing of faulty vaccines, a report revealed on Wednesday.

China's persistent food and drug safety problem

Israel Hopes New Database Will Make it Medical Powerhouse

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse.

Israeli Company Successfully Grows Bones from Fat Cells

Haifa-based biotech company Bonus BioGroup has entered the second trial of a clinical study seeking to regrow bones in a lab. The first trial, which began four years ago and comprised 32 patients, was completed successfully, according to Dr. Shai Meretzki, CEO and founder of Bonus BioGroup.

In this Oct. 16, 2015 photo, amputee victims in Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake, Nepalese girls Khendo Tamang, left, and Nirmala Pariyar, both 8, practice walking with new prosthetic legs at a clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Spending months together with surgeries and the following physical therapy, both girls were soon inseparable …

Larry Summers Cries Tax Cuts Will Kill Thousands

Former Bill Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers argued in an op-ed for the Financial Times on Monday that thousands will die because the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate.

Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 17 - …