- Bat Virus Offers Insight Into Deadly Nipah, Hendra
August 03 2012 9:01 AM
The newly discovered Cedar virus, with 90 percent of its genes identical to those of Hendra and Nipah viruses, failed to cause any disease when researchers injected it into animals, suggesting an avenue for identifying the deadly genes at the heart of Hendra and Nipah.
- Make More Babies: Iranian Government To People
August 03 2012 5:59 AM
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that the birth control program, in place for the past 20 years, has outlived its purpose.
- Pigs Heads Left At French Mosque: Why Muslims, Jews And Hindus Don?t Eat Pork
August 02 2012 11:10 AM
The prohibition on eating pork is something shared by Muslims and Jews.
- Exercise, Meds Both Help Depressed Heart Patients
August 02 2012 10:59 AM
Researchers found that of 101 heart patients with signs of depression, those who exercised for 90 minutes per week and those who started taking Zoloft both improved significantly compared to participants assigned to drug-free placebo pills.
- U.S. Rule Highlights Catholic Tensions Over Contraception
August 02 2012 10:53 AM
Catholic Church officials, Republicans and other conservatives have blasted the inclusion of artificial birth control, which is against church doctrine, in the list of services that must be covered at no cost to the insured under President Obama's health care overhaul.
- Drug Dealers With A Conscience?: Some Brazilian Traffickers Cease Selling Crack Cocaine
August 02 2012 6:41 AM
Crack addiction has become a grave public health and security concern in parts of Brazil, particularly the poverty-stricken shanty-towns that ring the large cities.
- A Coffee (Or Two) A Day To Keep the Parkinson's Symptoms Away?
August 01 2012 4:14 PM
In a small trial of 61 Parkinson's patients, those that took caffeine supplements for six weeks saw modest improvements in some of their symptoms.
- Fewer Hip Fractures After Cataract Surgery
August 01 2012 10:18 AM
New findings don't prove vision-improving procedures prevent falls or breaks in elderly people. But they do suggest eyesight plays a role in those accidents and injuries, researchers said.
- Free Contraception Coverage Starts Wednesday For Many Americans
August 01 2012 9:05 AM
Here's what you should know before trying to score your free birth control.
- Is The U.S. Responsible For Colombia's Decline In Cocaine Production?
July 31 2012 3:24 PM
Cocaine use is down in the United States and production is down in Colombia, but is America really winning the war on drugs?
- ?No Sex Before Sport? Myth Debunked For Olympic Athletes Like Italian Swimmer Federica Pellegrini Thanks To New Study
July 31 2012 2:59 PM
It's been an old wives tale for Olympic athletes that engaging in sexual activity before competitions can inhibit sports ability ever since ancient Greeks as far back as 776 BC said abstinence, on the other hand, is key for performance enhancement. The myth, however, has been debunked by experts, one study shows, bringing joy to some athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympics, like Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini.
- Obama Administration Thinks States Will Join Medicaid Expansion
July 31 2012 9:57 AM
A Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law in June also allowed individual states to decide whether to accept the Medicaid expansion, sparking an election-year revolt among Republican governors who have opposed the entire reform.
- Ebola Outbreak In Uganda: Where Did It Come From, And Will It Spread?
July 31 2012 8:05 AM
Ebola remains a mysterious affliction; it has no cure, and no vaccine. It tends to flare up sporadically, but it can kill hundreds whenever it does crop up.
- New Hampshire Hepatitis C Outbreak Suspect David Kwiatkowski Left Suicide Note, Sets Off Hunt For Infected Patients
July 30 2012 4:16 PM
David Kwiatkowski, a traveling medical technician accused of causing a Hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire and possibly six other states, left a suicide note stating he ?couldn?t handle this stress anymore? a week before being arrested while trying to apparently take his own life.
- Judge Rules In Favor Of Catholic-Owned Business In Birth-Control Ruling
July 29 2012 2:13 AM
A U.S. district judge in Colorado on Friday issued a three-month temporary injunction to prevent the Obama administration from enforcing its requirement that a small business in the state provide its workers with insurance coverage of contraceptives without co-payments.
- Will This Performance-Enhancing Beer Get You Banned From The 2012 London Olympics? [VIDEO]
July 27 2012 11:39 PM
BrewDog's new, limited-edition India pale ale, "Never Mind the Anabolics," is laced with tons of ingredients that are sure to get professional athletes banned from the Olympics. BrewGod listed them as "creatine, guarana, lycii berries, kola nut, Gingko, matcha tea, maca powder, and steroids."
- Hong Kong Women Surpass Japanese In Life Expectancy
July 27 2012 11:32 AM
Women in Hong Kong are living longer than those in Japan according to the latest annual report from the Japanese health ministry.
- Cost Of A Human Life In India: $3.60
July 27 2012 11:18 AM
The premature baby needed the incubator in order to survive and died shortly after being taken away from the life-saving machine.
- Brazil Faces Criticism Amid New AIDS Cases
July 26 2012 4:23 PM
Brazil, once hailed for its successes in combatting the AIDS epidemic, but some critics say more still needs to be done.
- British Kids Drinking, Drugging And Smoking Less
July 26 2012 9:27 AM
The proportion of kids who drank at least once a week plummeted from 20 percent in 2001 to 7 percent last year.