Health

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua

Published 20/04/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist [more…]

Higher state minimum wage tied to lower suicide rates

Higher state minimum wage tied to lower suicide rates

Published 19/04/2019

(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates grow more slowly in states that increase their minimum wage, according to a U.S. study that suggests this might be [more…]

Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health

Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health

Published 19/04/2019

(Reuters Health) - Widespread beliefs about sleeping include advice on how much sleep is enough, what quality sleep means and how to achieve it, but [more…]

Stress disorders tied to increased heart disease risk

Stress disorders tied to increased heart disease risk

Published 19/04/2019

(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a Swedish study suggests, [more…]

Older people feel more youthful when they also feel in control

Older people feel more youthful when they also feel in control

Published 19/04/2019

(Reuters Health) - Older adults may feel younger than their age on days when they feel most in control of their lives, a small study [more…]

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

Published 18/04/2019

(Reuters) - Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs’ brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one [more…]

Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

Published 23/03/2019

DEER PARK, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the [more…]

Your health app could be sharing your medical data

Your health app could be sharing your medical data

Published 22/03/2019

(Reuters Health) - That nifty new health app you downloaded to your phone to keep track of your meds might be sharing your information with [more…]

Childhood anxiety tied to school absences

Childhood anxiety tied to school absences

Published 22/03/2019

(Reuters Health) - Kids with school attendance or truancy problems might be suffering from anxiety, a research review suggests. Chronic physical problems like asthma and [more…]

Middle-school screening uncovers diabetes, high cholesterol

Middle-school screening uncovers diabetes, high cholesterol

Published 22/03/2019

(Reuters Health - In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had [more…]