September 19, 2017

Obese minority children less likely to have weight-loss surgery

REUTERS, Sept 19: Obese white teens in the U.S. are much more likely obese black or Hispanic teens to be treated with weight loss surgery, according […]
September 19, 2017

Triathlon deaths not rare, and risks rise with age

(Reuters Health) – Triathlon competitors may be more likely to die suddenly and suffer a fatal trauma or cardiac arrest than previously thought, U.S. data suggest. […]
September 19, 2017

Gun laws targeting domestic abusers tied to fewer homicides

(Reuters Health) – When people convicted of domestic violence or covered by restraining orders are not only banned from buying guns but forced to give up […]
September 17, 2017

Disguised Uganda minister catches corrupt hospital workers

Kampala, Uganda, Sep 17: Uganda’s health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services, she told AFP on […]
September 17, 2017

Zimbabwe opposition chief hospitalised in S. Africa:source

Harare, Zimbabwe , Sep 17: Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official […]
September 17, 2017

In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

Batna, Algeria , Sep 17: By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years […]
September 16, 2017

Skin patch melts ‘love-handles’ in mice: study

Washington, United States , Sep 16: US researchers have developed a skin patch that can melt fat in mice, and future tests will reveal whether it could treat […]
September 16, 2017

France restores old thyroid drug after complaints over new one

Paris, France , Sep 16: An old version of a thyroid medication will be reintroduced in France after thousands of the country’s three million users complained of serious […]
September 16, 2017

‘Sonic attacks’ in Cuba hit several Canadian diplomats, families: media

Ottawa, Canada , Sep 16: Mysterious “sonic attacks” in Cuba in recent months targeted at least five Canadian diplomats and their families, public broadcaster CBC reported Friday. The […]
September 15, 2017

A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

Paris, France, Sep 15: Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked […]
September 15, 2017

Opioid overdoses killed 8 Canadians a day in 2016: minister

Montreal, Canada, Sep 15: An average of nearly eight Canadians per day died last year from opioid overdoses, mostly involving the potent drug fentanyl, and the crisis has […]
September 15, 2017

Five die as plague resurfaces in Madagascar

Antananarivo, Madagascar , Sep 15: Pneumonic plague has killed five people in Madagascar since August, a top health official told AFP on Thursday, but stressed the situation was […]
September 14, 2017

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure

Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. The overall risk […]
September 14, 2017

Moms most exposed to pesticides more likely to have preterm babies

LOS ANGELES, Sept 14: Women exposed to the highest quantities of agricultural pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley while pregnant were at heightened risk of giving […]
September 13, 2017

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: Study

PARIS, Sept 13: Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by […]
September 13, 2017

Moms most exposed to pesticides more likely to have preterm babies

LOS ANGELES, Sept 13: Women exposed to the highest quantities of agricultural pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley while pregnant were at heightened risk of giving […]
September 13, 2017

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death

BOSTON, Sept 13: Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to […]
September 13, 2017

France eyes legalizing assisted reproduction for gay women in 2018

PARIS, Sept 13: The right of lesbian couples and single women to have access to assisted reproduction was “a matter of social justice” and will likely […]