NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of Kenyans have held a peaceful demonstration at the country's largest public hospital to demand that management act on allegations of rape and sexual harassment of patients.
A rice genetically modified (GMO) by Chinese researchers to resist pests has passed safety inspections by authorities in the United States, allowing for its sale there even though Beijing continues to prohibit planting of any GMO food grain. The rice, known as Huahui 1, was developed by a team at Huazhong
LONDON (Reuters) - European food safety officials issued a warning on Tuesday about potential health problems, including an increased risk of some cancers, linked to long-term use of laxatives such as senna and rhubarb extract.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is free of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said no new cases of the disease had been reported after a man tested positive for MERS-CoV on Dec 31 last year. "Based on the activities
Model Tess Holliday has spoken out about the misconceptions associated with plus-size pregnancy. A candid author, body positivity campaigner and activist, Tess Holliday is nothing if not outspoken - an attribute which only intensified when she became pregnant for the second time. Announcing her pregnancy
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating"
The accidental switch was confirmed when Shahabuddin Ahmed received the test results showing no genetic match between his wife, Salma Parbin, and his legal son, Jonait. When Mr Ahmed told the hospital about his wife’s suspicions, he said an employee dismissed it out of hand and suggested his wife seek
ORLANDO, Fla. ― During the 15 years that Jacqueline Young lived in Griffin Park, a federal housing project, she always worried about the air that she and her granddaughter were breathing.
It’s not the typical size range of most fitness models, and certainly not the average size handed to stylists when pulling workout clothes for photo shoots.
If you have a runny nose, a stuffy head, and generally feel under the weather, how do you know whether it's allergies making you feel miserable, a cold, or the more serious flu virus? With the current flu season showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon it is important to know to treat accordingly
The government is coming under renewed pressure to introduce a new Clean Air Act to tackle the UK’s toxic levels of air pollution. Ahead of the hearing on Thursday, a new coalition of experts has called on ministers to respond to a crisis that causes about 50,000 early deaths every year in the UK.
Israel accused the United Nations on Tuesday of continuous discrimination against it over its treatment of Palestinians and called for reforms of its human rights body. The Human Rights Council's regular examination of Israel's record, the first since 2013, comes after U.S. President Donald
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Marijuana use -- by either men or women -- does not lower a couple's chances of becoming parent, finds a study challenging previous theories. While marijuana is one of the most widely used recreational drugs among individuals of reproductive age, it has also long been promoted
Japan chastised a Kyoto University stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka on Tuesday after a team member fabricated data in his paper, saying it shook people's trust in scientific research. Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi's comments came a day after Kyoto University
A cold nose might indicate more than just an aversion to sub-zero temperatures. According to a new study, the temperature of your nose could actually depend on how hard your brain is working. Scientists at the University of Nottingham examined the neurological functions of 14 volunteers and found the
Your “hunger hormone” levels rise and your “satiety hormone” levels drop in the evening, a study has discovered. The study, which was overseen by Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, also took the participants’ stress levels into account, exploring whether a person’s mental state can also impact their
Teenagers who spend long periods of time staring at their phones, TVs and computer screens might see more of an effect than just square eyes. Researchers at San Diego State University have found that adolescents who spend substantial amounts of time in front of screen devices are distinctly less happy
A third of the alcohol sold in England is drunk by just 4 per cent of the nation, figures reveal
New Zealanders have started clicking their knitting needles together for prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s baby - but the woollen booties, bonnets and blankets are not destined for parliament house. Last week Ardern announced she and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting their first child together, a baby
A lawsuit filed by a member of the Satanic Temple challenging Missouri’s abortion law on religious grounds heads to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
NHS doctors are warning that care being delivered across the health service has deteriorated in the past 12 months, according to a survey by the British Medical Association. This may be driven in part by chronic staff shortages, which the BMA warns is forcing doctors to "juggle patients".
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont's marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of the substance by an act of a state legislature.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean on California's Central Coast after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday, forcing several popular beaches to close.