DALLAS (AP) — Four more cases of Zika that were likely transmitted by mosquito bites in Texas have been found in the same neighborhood where the state's first such case was discovered, state health officials said Friday.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Government statistics released this week claiming that 77 minors in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year significantly understate the scope of an enduring public health problem.
By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - French Socialist would-be presidential candidate Manuel Valls on Friday criticised conservative rival Francois Fillon's proposals to slash public payroll and health spending, saying they threatened the foundations of a welfare state dear to voters. Valls' salvo
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cases of microcephaly in Colombia were four times higher this year than last, an increase that coincides with a widespread outbreak of Zika virus in the country, a report released on Friday said. At its peak in July, microcephaly cases in Colombia were nine
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance.
PARIS (AP) — With more asthmatic children needing hospital treatment in Paris amid exceptional air pollution, France's government put medics on alert Friday and warned residents to limit outdoor activity over the weekend.
Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement
The reason for the finding isn't clear, but it suggests that the chemotherapy may spur the development of new eggs, the researchers say. However, the researchers caution that the study was small, and the findings do not prove that the chemotherapy treatment caused the production of new eggs. In
Instead of being urged to simply "be more compassionate," doctors should learn specific empathy skills during their training to improve their care of patients, one doctor argues in a new paper. According to Dr. David Jeffrey, an honorary lecturer in palliative medicine at the Center for Population
Women with an optimistic outlook on life may live longer, a new study finds. And although optimism has been linked in earlier studies to healthy behaviors such as eating a healthy diet and getting more exercise, the researchers noted that these behaviors only partially explained the link to a longer
Looking to increase your brain size? You may want to try aerobic exercise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that participants who exercised aerobically four times a week for six months showed greater increases in brain volume than participants who exercised for that same amount of time by stretching
During pregnancy, coming down with the flu is riskier than usual. During the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 influenza, for example, pregnant women made up 5 percent of all U.S. deaths due to the virus, despite constituting only about 1 percent of the population at the time. The risk is greater as pregnancy
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Shanghai Haohai Biological Technology CoLtd * Tang Minjie has been appointed as chief financial officer * Board proposes appointment of Tang as an executivedirector of companySource text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic may lose its place as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe.
By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech lower house of parliament on Friday approved a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and pubs, overcoming years of wrangling and bringing the country in line with most others in the European Union. "This brings the Czech Republic (in line with) civilised
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian wellness industry is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 per cent for the next five years to achieve a Rs 1,50,000 crore-turnover by 2019-20, a leading industry body said on Friday. According to a report by the Federation of Indian Chambers
Researchers at the Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi, India, studied the impact of yoga on blood pressure in 60 patients with prehypertension but otherwise healthy. Prehypertension is defined as a slightly elevated blood pressure of between 120/80mmHg and 139/89mmHg, according to reference values from
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Hangzhou Tianmushan PharmaceuticalEnterprise Co Ltd * Says its shareholders reduced almost 5 percent worth ofstake in the company recently Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2hcogzE Further company coverage: (Reporting by Beijing newsroom)
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS) In collaboration with researchers from Assam's Tezpur University, Russian scientists have developed a substance-based cobra venom and quantum dots that can glow and help surgeons see the boundaries of cancerous tumour. Surgeons need to see the boundaries of the cancer because
By Nick Carey and Susan Cornwell WARSAW, Indiana/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump takes over as president on Jan. 20, one of the first business tax breaks he delivers is likely to go to the U.S. medical device industry and companies like Mark Throdahl's. The chief executive of OrthoPediatrics
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Lanhai Medical Investment Co Ltd * Says share trade to resume on Dec 12 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2hmBNFk Further company coverage: (Reporting by Beijing newsroom)
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats plan to fight some of President-elect Donald Trump's choices for top administration jobs, but history and the party's minority status in the chamber are not on their side. A simple majority of 51 votes is needed in the 100-member
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Sinocare Inc * Says its controlling shareholder unloads shares equivalentto 2.07 percent stake from Dec 7-8 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2gjFbRe Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)