Health

Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Published 14/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Hair products used primarily by black women and children contain a host of hazardous chemicals, a new study shows. The findings could [more…]

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, [more…]

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has been given the go-ahead by officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an [more…]

Surgeons’ skills improve with age

Surgeons’ skills improve with age

Published 04/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Surgeons’ skills may improve with age, and male and female surgeons perform equally well, a recent U.S. study finds. Medicare patients’ risk [more…]

Obesity in pregnancy linked to early puberty for girls

Obesity in pregnancy linked to early puberty for girls

Published 04/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are overweight or obese during pregnancy are more likely to have daughters go through early puberty than pregnant women who [more…]

Booze, drugs, skipping earplugs linked to hearing loss at concerts

Booze, drugs, skipping earplugs linked to hearing loss at concerts

Published 04/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Temporary hearing loss after a concert may be more likely in people who drink, use drugs and avoid earplugs, a small Dutch [more…]

Diet linked to menopause timing

Diet linked to menopause timing

Published 04/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - A UK study suggests that diets rich in certain foods may be a factor in the timing of menopause. Researchers who studied [more…]

Gene tied to migraines may have helped humans adapt to cold

Gene tied to migraines may have helped humans adapt to cold

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - A common gene variant linked to migraine headaches may have proliferated because it made it easier for early humans adapt to cold [more…]

Even one drink a day linked to lower life expectancy

Even one drink a day linked to lower life expectancy

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Even light drinkers who enjoy a single beer or glass of wine every night may still be more likely to die prematurely [more…]

Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - An overactive immune response, which can occur with viral infections, could result in sudden hair graying, according to research in mice. The [more…]