Health / Medicine

Mexico amnesty law eyes reprieve for minor drug offenses, abortions

Mexico amnesty law eyes reprieve for minor drug offenses, abortions

Published 15/09/2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving [more…]

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

Published 15/09/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to [more…]

If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back

If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back

Published 15/09/2019

NAIROBI (Reuters) - This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon [more…]

Japan culls 753 hogs to contain swine fever outbreak

Japan culls 753 hogs to contain swine fever outbreak

Published 15/09/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese officials have culled 753 pigs in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo after detecting an outbreak of swine fever, the Yomiuri newspaper [more…]

Five confirmed cholera deaths in Sudan since August 28

Five confirmed cholera deaths in Sudan since August 28

Published 14/09/2019

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan’s Blue Nile state since Aug. 28, the health ministry said in a [more…]

Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses – ‘Dank…

Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses – ‘Dank…

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters) - As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified [more…]

Virtual reality helps kids getting X-rays

Virtual reality helps kids getting X-rays

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters Health) - A virtual reality program with cartoon characters may reduce children’s fear before imaging procedures, a South Korean study suggests. Compared to verbal [more…]

First peanut allergy therapy gets backing from U.S. regulators’…

First peanut allergy therapy gets backing from U.S. regulators’…

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday recommended approving the first therapy for peanut allergies, which affect over 1.6 million [more…]

U.S and European regulators reviewing safety of heartburn drugs…

U.S and European regulators reviewing safety of heartburn drugs…

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. and European drug regulators said on Friday they are reviewing the safety of the widely taken heartburn drug ranitidine, commonly known by [more…]

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters Health) - Women who exhibit many classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be much more likely to develop ovarian cancer than their [more…]