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Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Britain and Canada will urge nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday to join them in a global alliance to phase out coal, a letter seen by Reuters shows, defying U.S. lobby
Nearly 1.5M sign up for 'Obamacare' in first two weeks of open enrollment
Until now, sequencing-based gut microbiota research has been describing such dysbiotic states in terms of proportional shifts in microbiome composition. However, when it comes to the bacterial content
Advanced clinical trials are underway for at least 10 investigational therapies that have shown promise in slowing or blocking development of Alzheimer's disease, creating hope that a preventive strat
Although heart murmur in children is usually harmless (referred to as innocent murmur), in a small number of cases it is symptomatic of cardiac disease (referred to as pathologic murmur). A new study
(Reuters Health) - Physicians in England appear to favor research from high-income countries over research from low-income countries, a bias that could lead to reluctance to adopt cost-saving healthca
Dime-sized ocean organisms thought to graze on any particles in their path are actually picky eaters, and their food-filtering process may be vital to how organic materials are distributed from surfac
MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of A
The dry, semi-arid regions are expanding into higher latitudes, and temperate, rainy regions are migrating poleward. In a new paper, researchers provide new insight into this phenomenon by discovering
Researchers have developed a manganese-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent, a potential alternative to gadolinium-based agents, which carry significant health risks for some patients.
Using smartphone cameras, parents can reliably take high-quality photographs of their child's skin condition to send to a dermatologist for diagnosis. This finding suggests that direct-to-patient derm
For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new study found no difference in
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new treatment made by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc for a rare genetic disorder that can dramatically reduce life expectancy.
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week i
Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.
Some have a bent penis for a harmless reason and age can make it more noticeable, according to Dr Matthew Mintz from Maryland, US. But a curve is a sign of Peyronie's disease.
Poppy Martin, from Kent, is partially sighted because of a tumour growing behind her eye. Parents Ellena and Robbie have launched a £300,000 appeal for treatment abroad.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers' financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare
Ohio has called off the execution of a sick inmate after several unsuccessful attempts to insert an IV.
TORONTO - Ontario's government has had a report in hand about mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than a year, but the premier says she ...
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for use an electrical nerve stimulator designed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found mothers whose first trimesters were during summer are more likely to have children with irregular heartbeats as they were exposed to air polluti
HALIFAX - Lafarge Canada is seeking industrial approval to burn tires as fuel at a Nova Scotia cement plant. The company filed for the approval today from the Environment Department to ......
A unique approach to targeting the abnormal T-cells that cause T-cell lymphomas could offer hope to patients with the aggressive and difficult-to-treat family of cancers, finds a new study.
Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environmen
New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. Their study examined the ways two pathogens work
Infection researchers have tested a new vaccination strategy against the HIV-related simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in rhesus monkeys. For this, the researchers used a vaccine that consisted of t
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found the mutated ankyrin-B gene makes mice double in size, regardless of their diet. Only 1.3 percent of Caucasians carry it.
Scientists at Peking University in China have found an effective way to reduce cravings in heroin addicts by 'erasing' their memories of drug highs using memory manipulation and methadone.
The numbers come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by repealing a key requirement to carry coverage             
EXCLUSIVE Madagascar's healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to spiral out of control, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors have been struck down.
In some parts of Africa, farmers intercrop sorghum -- a grain -- and peanuts. But they face a major information gap. There hasn't been much research on optimal levels of fertilizer use for intercroppi
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sai
Reshmi Marak's head started growing a month after birth and is now 68cms in circumference. Her father Amrit, from India, is a daily labourer earning about Rs4,000 (£45) a month.
A study by McMaster University in Canada found having eczema alone does not raise asthma and allergies risks. But infants with a certain anitbody are at higher risk.
Some have a bent penis for a harmless reason and age can make it more noticeable, according to Dr Matthew Mintz from Maryland, US. But a curve is a sign of Peyronie's disease.
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispers
(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday five people died in its Parkinson's disease drug trials, and it would stop enrolling new patients in two long-term safety studies, sending its sha
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.
Britain's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland _ a watershed moment for public health advocates alarmed at the level of abuse
Ohio prisons official says sick inmate will be brought into death chamber in wheelchair
Social media have become an indispensable part of our everyday life. We use them constantly to screen the latest news and share pre-selected information. The cells in our body do a similar thing. Info
What does the general public know about climate engineering, and what do they think about what they know? These were questions asked by researchers.
A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is combined with further measures, specifically with a one-third reduction of animal-bas
A first-of-its-kind study on prognostic health indicators in the endangered African Penguin provides invaluable information to preserve and rehabilitate this seabird. Competition with fisheries, oil s
A new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience now offers a unique way to visualize and interact with large volumes of 3-D anatomical brain data. The system has applications in neurotechnology develo
If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mea
Altruistic people are said to be 'kind hearted' -- and new research shows that generous people really are more in touch with their own hearts. The study has found a possible physiological reason why s
Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were
MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - At least 10 people died in flash floods in Greece on Wednesday in the most deadly such incident in recent years when a torrent of red mud swept through towns west of the cap
WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The EU may need to find a way to ratify the global agreement that governs cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next three years without Poland, whose widespread use of c
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking.
(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc's shares plunged 34 percent on Wednesday after the drugmaker said it had paused enrolling patients in two key trials testing its Parkinson's disease drug following
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week on Wednesday after a rare earthquake rattled the country, shaking buildings and causing damage but no deaths.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer has hired the head of Nestle's baby food business to help it reverse a drop in revenue from consumer health brands, which often fail to appeal to buyers on
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