Health / Medicine

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

Published 01/12/2019

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, a health official said on Sunday, as countries around [more…]

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Published 01/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to [more…]

China to use drug bulk-buy program to close price gap

China to use drug bulk-buy program to close price gap

Published 30/11/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will use its national drug bulk-buy scheme to lower the price of drugs currently sold at higher prices compared with other [more…]

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed [more…]

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens and young women who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control are five to six times more likely to be [more…]

Short sleep after menopause linked to weaker bones

Short sleep after menopause linked to weaker bones

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Bones may age faster in older women who get too little sleep, a U.S. study suggests. Based on data from nearly 11,000 [more…]

Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

Published 29/11/2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on [more…]

Fired Zimbabwe state doctors reject offer to return to work

Fired Zimbabwe state doctors reject offer to return to work

Published 29/11/2019

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe state doctors who were fired for going on strike have rejected a government offer to return to work, their union said [more…]

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

Published 29/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a [more…]