Health

Too few doctors make house calls to homebound elderly

Too few doctors make house calls to homebound elderly

Published 12/08/2016

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - The U.S. faces a critical shortage of doctors and other healthcare practitioners willing to make house calls to as [more…]

Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash risk

Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash risk

Published 12/08/2016

By Linda Thrasybule (Reuters Health) - Seniors who get behind the wheel soon after starting to use narcotic pain relievers have twice the risk of [more…]

Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection

Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection

Published 12/08/2016

Conservationists in Tanzania are using an unorthodox way of keeping elephants from wandering into human settlements - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at [more…]

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Published 11/08/2016

By Malathi Nayak Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington said on Thursday she would step down as editor-in-chief of the news site that bears her name [more…]

Paralysis partly reversed using brain-machine interface training

Paralysis partly reversed using brain-machine interface training

Published 11/08/2016

Paraplegic patients recovered partial control and feeling in their limbs after training to use a variety of brain-machine interface technologies, according to new research published on [more…]

Cayman Islands reports second locally transmitted Zika infection

Cayman Islands reports second locally transmitted Zika infection

Published 11/08/2016

GEORGE TOWN Two people have contracted the Zika virus locally in the Cayman Islands, the health department said on Tuesday, bringing the total number infected [more…]

U.S. to allow more marijuana research: sources

U.S. to allow more marijuana research: sources

Published 11/08/2016

SEATTLE The U.S. government will announce on Thursday that it will allow more research into marijuana but has rejected requests to relax the classification of [more…]

Dozens arrested for alcohol misuse at rappers’ New York concert

Dozens arrested for alcohol misuse at rappers’ New York concert

Published 10/08/2016

NEW YORK Dozens of people, many of them underage, were arrested at a concert by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in Long Island, New [more…]

Thaw could release Cold War-era U.S. toxic waste buried under Greenland’s ice

Thaw could release Cold War-era U.S. toxic waste buried under Greenland’s ice

Published 05/08/2016

OSLO Global warming could release radioactive waste stored in an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. military camp deep under Greenland's ice caps if a thaw continues [more…]

Extreme runner wants to be reunited with Chinese stray dog

Extreme runner wants to be reunited with Chinese stray dog

Published 05/08/2016

Extreme marathon runner Dion Leonard hopes to bring a stray dog which followed him for 125 kilometers (77 miles) during a race across China, back [more…]