Health

Pharmacies still blocking U.S. teens looking for emergency…

Pharmacies still blocking U.S. teens looking for emergency…

Published 02/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Teens seeking to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies continue to face significant roadblocks, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers checking on the [more…]

Tall people may be more prone to varicose veins

Tall people may be more prone to varicose veins

Published 02/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Standing above the crowd puts people at greater risk of developing varicose veins, a large genetic study suggests. Varicose veins are swollen, [more…]

E-therapy may help ease insomnia

E-therapy may help ease insomnia

Published 02/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of their treatment may find more symptom [more…]

Inconsistent heart surgery ratings may confuse patients

Inconsistent heart surgery ratings may confuse patients

Published 02/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Publicly-available ratings of U.S. hospital quality for heart surgery vary so widely from one another they may be more confusing than helpful [more…]

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Published 02/11/2018

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic [more…]

WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

Published 30/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections [more…]

E-cigarette policy should consider environmental effects, expert says

E-cigarette policy should consider environmental effects, expert says

Published 30/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - Health policy debates around electronic cigarettes should consider the health of the environment, too, according to an editorial in the American Journal [more…]

Baby ‘sleep sacks’ might be safer than blankets

Baby ‘sleep sacks’ might be safer than blankets

Published 29/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - Infant sleeping bags, or sleep sacks, are at least as safe as other bedding in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and [more…]

Hunt the malaria bug – a new game for sniffer dogs

Hunt the malaria bug – a new game for sniffer dogs

Published 29/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - In a lab room, two-year-old springer spaniel Freya bustles along a row of vials positioned on stands, sniffing each for signs of [more…]

Better schools may reduce teens’ risk of marijuana abuse

Better schools may reduce teens’ risk of marijuana abuse

Published 29/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - Kids from low income neighborhoods who won a lottery and got into high-performing Los Angeles County high schools were less likely to [more…]