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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strength a
Two species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes could likely flourish in most of the United States, government researchers report.
Early exposure to pest and pet allergens -- cockroaches and mice droppings included -- may actually guard children against asthma.
Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests.
(Reuters) - Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school said on Thursday.
A new study from the American Society of Nephrology found that air pollution can lead to damaged kidneys. Previous research has also linked it to heart disease and cancer.
Researchers at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, studied asthma medication and its side effects. They found it was more likely to increase nightmares and depression in children and adults.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 c
Juvenile salmon are getting a new tidal wetland where they can rest and feed as they head into the open ocean every spring. The wetland is in New Brighton Park in East Vancouver. As recently as last S
Papworth Hospital opened as a tuberculosis colony and celebrates its 100th year in 2018.
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not informed of the risk.
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
Relatives of the 27-year-old athlete asked that his brain be tested after his body was found hanging in a Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of a friend.
The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country's clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel
A new study from McMaster University in Canada has found that even doing housework that gets your heart rate up could save your life and reduce your risk of heart disease.
REGINA - More than 50 medical procedures had to be postponed or moved because parts of Regina General hospital were damaged due to a burst water pipe. The Regina Qu'Appelle Health ......
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an o
CALGARY - A woman who treated her seven-year-old boy with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection says every day is a painful reminder that an error in ...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A state board that oversees the use of agricultural chemicals in Arkansas advanced a proposal on Thursday to ban sprayings after a set date next year of an herbicide linked to U.S.
Hepatitis A is spreading in southeast Michigan with 319 confirmed cases from Aug. 1, 2016 to Sept. 15 — and 14 deaths             
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received training this week to prevent leaks to the media of classified and sensitive information as part of a White House-
(Reuters) - Versartis Inc said its experimental drug for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children did not meet the main goal of a late-stage study, sending its shares tanking 85 percent.
The police chief of Oklahoma City says he plans to meet with advocates for the hearing- and speech-impaired following the fatal shooting of a deaf man.
There were 12 percent fewer pregnancies and 58 percent more fetal deaths in Flint than in the rest of Michigan while Flint women were drinking lead-contaminated water, a preliminary study finds.
The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party
REGINA - More than 50 surgeries had to be postponed or moved because parts of Regina General hospital were damaged due to a burst water pipe. The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region ......
CALGARY - Crown prosecutors are asking that a Calgary mother who treated her seven-year-old son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection be sentenced to at least ...
Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease.
OTTAWA - A Canadian woman was turned back at the U.S. border after information about her suicide attempt was inappropriately shared with American officials through an RCMP-administered database, the f
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibl
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into
The people living in Ottawa’s city-run nursing homes are content, they’re cared for by diligent professionals, and if there are any problems they’re mostly the miserly provincial gov
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thurs
A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently.
Woody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study. If these ecosystems continue to favor woody vegetation, will it
Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, researchers have found.
A new survey suggests B.C. kids are getting outside even less than their parents did.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across t
The food guide is undergoing its first major overhaul in a decade with every sign it’s going to emerge leaning more vegan than omnivore
A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill
AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?
Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin             
A provision in the GOP health care bill would steer extra cash to co-sponsor Johson’s home state of Wisconsin.             
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a
(Reuters Health) - People taking antidepressants for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to relapse when they stop using these drugs
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday.
(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera, who is leading in the polls for this November's elections, pledged on Thursday to move the South American country toward a fully
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some cou
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic as it grazed past on Thursday and dumped more heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after des
TORONTO - A Progressive Conservative private member's bill is seeking to jail or slap large fines on people using pill presses illegally to make counterfeit opioids. The bill from Michael Harris ....
Studying mice, German researchers found females touched on their genitals had changes their brain and earlier puberty. They warn this shows sexual abuse leaves a lasting mark on the brain.
Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a new study.
When people see an image of a person they recognize particular cells light up in the brain. Now, researchers have found that those cells light up even when a person sees a familiar face or object but
A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years ago -- making it one of the ol
We must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees C this century, experts have warned.
The National Academy of Medicine has released a new publication guide to help healthcare professionals battle the U.S. opioid epidemic.
(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study.
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