Health

U.S. declares a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

U.S. declares a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

Published 13/08/2016

By Julie Steenhuysen | CHICAGO CHICAGO The Obama administration on Friday declared a public health emergency in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, saying the [more…]

Another Zika case reported outside Miami’s transmission zone

Another Zika case reported outside Miami’s transmission zone

Published 12/08/2016

CHICAGO Three more people in Florida have tested positive for Zika caused by local mosquitoes, including another person who does not live in the one-square-mile [more…]

Women with common ovary problem may not get recommended tests

Women with common ovary problem may not get recommended tests

Published 12/08/2016

By Madeline Kennedy (Story refiles from August 3rd instance to add new paragraph 5)By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - Women with a common ovary problem should [more…]

Most seniors won’t abuse opioids after surgery

Most seniors won’t abuse opioids after surgery

Published 12/08/2016

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Seniors who receive prescriptions for opioid drugs to control pain after major surgery don't usually end up addicted [more…]

Too few doctors make house calls to homebound elderly

Too few doctors make house calls to homebound elderly

Published 12/08/2016

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - The U.S. faces a critical shortage of doctors and other healthcare practitioners willing to make house calls to as [more…]

Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash risk

Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash risk

Published 12/08/2016

By Linda Thrasybule (Reuters Health) - Seniors who get behind the wheel soon after starting to use narcotic pain relievers have twice the risk of [more…]

Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection

Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection

Published 12/08/2016

Conservationists in Tanzania are using an unorthodox way of keeping elephants from wandering into human settlements - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at [more…]

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Published 11/08/2016

By Malathi Nayak Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington said on Thursday she would step down as editor-in-chief of the news site that bears her name [more…]

Paralysis partly reversed using brain-machine interface training

Paralysis partly reversed using brain-machine interface training

Published 11/08/2016

Paraplegic patients recovered partial control and feeling in their limbs after training to use a variety of brain-machine interface technologies, according to new research published on [more…]

Cayman Islands reports second locally transmitted Zika infection

Cayman Islands reports second locally transmitted Zika infection

Published 11/08/2016

GEORGE TOWN Two people have contracted the Zika virus locally in the Cayman Islands, the health department said on Tuesday, bringing the total number infected [more…]