Health

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

Published 11/08/2019

GOMA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the [more…]

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes

Published 09/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a [more…]

Late puberty may lead to weaker bones

Late puberty may lead to weaker bones

Published 09/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens who hit puberty late may end up with weaker bones, a new study finds. In the study, which included more than [more…]

‘Fat suit’ may uncover medical student biases against obesity

‘Fat suit’ may uncover medical student biases against obesity

Published 09/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - Obesity simulation suits, worn by actors who play fake patients during training exercises, may help teach medical students about their own anti-fat [more…]

Yellow lens glasses don’t improve drivers’ night vision

Yellow lens glasses don’t improve drivers’ night vision

Published 02/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - - Touted to improve nighttime eyesight, yellow lens glasses don’t help drivers see better and may, in fact, worsen vision, a new [more…]

More than 1 in 10 U.S. elderly are binge drinkers

More than 1 in 10 U.S. elderly are binge drinkers

Published 02/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - - Binge drinking, often associated with young adults, isn’t as rare as some might think among older Americans, a recent U.S. study [more…]

Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says

Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says

Published 02/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - - Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues. Measles cases have [more…]

Congo races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several…

Congo races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several…

Published 02/08/2019

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic on Thursday, after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several [more…]

Second Ebola case in Congo’s Goma infected several people: government

Second Ebola case in Congo’s Goma infected several people: government

Published 02/08/2019

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - The second case of Ebola recorded in east Congo’s main city of Goma had a large family including 10 children and [more…]

Only one in six U.S. universities are smoke-free

Only one in six U.S. universities are smoke-free

Published 02/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - Universities across the United States have been slow to adopt anti-tobacco policies on campuses, researchers say, despite public health efforts to curb [more…]