Health

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Published 10/09/2018

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical [more…]

Cholera outbreak kills 10 people in Zimbabwe

Cholera outbreak kills 10 people in Zimbabwe

Published 09/09/2018

HARARE (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak has killed 10 people in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare after they drank contaminated water, a city health official said on [more…]

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

Published 08/09/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a [more…]

Youth soccer injury prevention program saves healthcare costs

Youth soccer injury prevention program saves healthcare costs

Published 07/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - An injury prevention program tailored to children’s soccer is not only more effective than typical warmups and stretches at keeping players safe, [more…]

HIV prevention pill reaching more people who need it

HIV prevention pill reaching more people who need it

Published 07/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - More than one in nine people worldwide who might benefit from a daily pill to minimize their risk of getting HIV are [more…]

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters) - More than a quarter of the world’s adults - or 1.4 billion people - take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk [more…]

Lessons learned about children from war zones and refugee camps

Lessons learned about children from war zones and refugee camps

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - What do children really need? The answers may be found in war zones and refugee camps, a psychiatrist and relief worker suggests. [more…]

Severe fatty liver disease boosts risk for liver cancer

Severe fatty liver disease boosts risk for liver cancer

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - People with advanced cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may need to be watched for liver cancer, a large U.S. study [more…]

Gene therapy breakthrough wins world’s largest vision award

Gene therapy breakthrough wins world’s largest vision award

Published 04/09/2018

LISBON (Reuters) - Seven scientists in the United States and Britain who have come up with a revolutionary gene therapy cure for a rare genetic [more…]

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - Although family relationships play a crucial role in the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) adolescents, few programs tackle [more…]