Health

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…]

Some fish tackle ocean global warming by pretending it’s night

Some fish tackle ocean global warming by pretending it’s night

Published 01/08/2016

OSLO Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defenses to night-time levels, [more…]

Zika will not be issue at Olympics: Rio health official

Zika will not be issue at Olympics: Rio health official

Published 31/07/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is low and has been overcome, health officials [more…]

More locally transmitted Zika in U.S. expected: official

More locally transmitted Zika in U.S. expected: official

Published 31/07/2016

NEW YORK The United States will likely see more cases of local Zika virus transmission going forward, a U.S. health official warned on Sunday, although [more…]

Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm’s length

Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm’s length

Published 29/07/2016

CHICAGO The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team [more…]

Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S

Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S

Published 29/07/2016

ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four [more…]

Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts

Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts

Published 28/07/2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Apollo astronauts who ventured to the moon are at five times greater risk of dying from heart disease than shuttle astronauts, U.S. [more…]

California wildfire displaces exotic animals, horses, cats and dogs, too

California wildfire displaces exotic animals, horses, cats and dogs, too

Published 28/07/2016

LOS ANGELES A virtual Noah's Ark of wild beasts and livestock has been relocated to save them from a massive wildfire burning north of Los [more…]

New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

Published 28/07/2016

CHICAGO Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world.Within five years, one [more…]