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Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia's second-largest city, officials said on Sunday.
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Campaign Launched to Fight Loneliness Among At-Risk Seniors

..."It is estimated that one in five adults over age 50 are affected by isolation, a problem that has been associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression, dementia and death," ......
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Online game about lost sea hero helps scientists studying dementia

LONDON (Reuters) - An online game following the journey of an elderly former sea explorer who has lost his memories has helped scientists lead a vast international dementia study and given important preliminary results about human orientation skills....
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J&J arthritis drug goes up against Humira, with mixed results

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said its experimental sirukumab treatment for rheumatoid arthritis showed mixed results against AbbVie Inc's top-selling Humira in a large trial....
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Sunshine Very Important for Mental Health

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – According to a recent study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most. ...
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Brexit threatens supply of new drugs, report warns

LONDON (Reuters) - British patients could end up not being able to access modern medicines if there is a "hard Brexit", a think tank report endorsed by a former Conservative health minister warned on Wednesday....
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Factory farming could lead us to ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

...Since the intensive nature of farming has not changed very much, industry aims only to treat the symptoms of the problem, without tackling the root cause......
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Exelixis and Pfizer drugs compete in kidney cancer trial

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Exelixis's drug Cabometyx outperformed Pfizer's Sutent in a clinical study for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, suggesting it has the potential to become a first-line treatment, researchers said on Monday....
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Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus....
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How Miami-Dade got outgunned in the war on Zika

As the Zika virus spread across Miami-Dade County this summer, a tiny staff of 17 that handles mosquito control for nearly 2.7 million people was outgunned, overwhelmed and maybe even a victim of its own success: in 2009 and 2010, the county managed to dodge a dengue outbreak that infected more than 100 people in Key West and four years later evaded a rash of Chikungunya....
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