A hog disease called porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, after spreading to 11 states in less than two months, poses no risk to consumer safety, according to Greg Stevenson of the veterinary diagnostic lab at Iowa State University.
This is a morbid column about some unexpected and encouraging news: Deep economic declines, such as the one we experienced in the U.S. a few years ago, probably lengthen life expectancy. This is exactly the opposite of what most people believe.
Boston Scientific Corp.’s Watchman improved survival in patients with erratic heart rates after four years, an unexpected finding that may help create a $500 million market, said Chief Executive Officer Michael Mahoney.
Delcath Systems Inc.’s experimental drug-and-device combination for chemotherapy carries life- threatening risks that may outweigh any benefit, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said. The shares fell the most in more than five years .
Fossil fuels typically don’t leap to mind as carbon-cutting alternative energy sources. Yet in Sudan's North Darfur region, liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, is helping reduce carbon emissions, plus saving lives and money.
Influenza specialists from around the world are converging on China to help authorities identify how people are catching the new H7N9 bird flu strain after the number of reported cases there doubled in the past week.