As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Research
ABUJA (Reuters) - A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organizations attempt to tackle
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to latest research. The new study is among the
TORONTO - Ontario's finance minister says Thursday's budget will contain funding to deal with the problem of overcrowded hospitals, a situation that has patients being placed in hallways, boardrooms a
GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, 10 months after the e
Anthem Inc, which has 1.1 million customers in individual Obamacare plans, said it is moving ahead with its 2018 insurance filings but telling state regulators that it could increase premiums sharply
Within seven days of vaccination, a blood test early after vaccination can predict whether vaccines based on living, modified viruses have had the desired effect. This is one of the results of a new s
Public health officials have revealed that a superbug - Candida auris, a harmful yeast - is on the CDC's radar after spreading to US hospitals, particularly in New York and New Jersey.
Patients who are admitted to hospital at the weekend are more likely to die within 30 days. The latest findings of 133 NHS Trusts support evidence of a so-called NHS 'weekend effect.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' finance chief Eyal Desheh will step down in the next few months after nearly a decade in the job, the second top official to resign from the Israe
EXCLUSIVE: James Murray, 47, from Elloughton, began choking on a sandwich he made in his kitchen last Friday. His wife, Rachel's attempts to clear his airways proved ineffective.
Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided a
No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc reported much higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue after it raised premiums on Obamacare individual plans, a market President Donald Trump and Repub
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India could prevent foreign firms monopolizing the market for genetically modified (GM) seeds by allowing the sale of only locally developed varieties, a government think-tank ha
A new means of noninvasively tracking nanodiamonds with magnetic resonance imaging has been developed by researchers, opening up a host of new applications.
Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs can affect blood vessels and the heart has
Abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria are related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, scienti
It may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body's peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally, researchers have disco
The woman, believed to be from the US, took to Reddit in the early hours of Wednesday morning to share a picture of her breasts before and after the operation.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Electricity generation from wind turbines could become profitable even without government subsidies in the next decade if more large-scale developments are allowed, the world's
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's antitrust regulator has ordered a probe into Swiss drugmaker Roche for allegedly using anti-competitive practices to restrict cheaper copies of a blockbuster cancer drug fro
Canadian country singer George Canyon is being recognized as an inspiration to others like him who battle the stigma of Type 1 diabetes every day, receiving a volunteer award Tuesday for breaking down
LONDON (Reuters) - Inhaled nanoparticles like those pumped out in vehicle exhausts can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream where they can raise the risk of heart attack and strok
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer and hard hit by an El Nino-triggered drought last year, is considering a strategic grain reserve as a buffe
While cold water may be the go-to temperature, London-based Dr Richard Marques advises those suffering from sensitivity may find their symptoms improve if they switch to warm.
LONDON (Reuters) - Most of Europe should experience above-normal temperatures from May to July, except Britain, coastal Norway, and northwestern areas of Iberia and France, the Weather Company said on
Exposure to mildly cold or warm environments increases our metabolism and uses up energy, according to scientists at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. This improves insulin sensitivity.
LONDON (Reuters) - Summit Therapeutics is about to start pivotal tests of a novel antibiotic discovered by UK scientists to treat a sometimes deadly bowel infection, but Britons could be the last pati
Rupesh Kumar, from Hanumanganj, India, has the body of a 160-year-old. His condition, known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, affects just one in eight million people and is incurable.
LONDON (Reuters) - A clinical study testing AstraZeneca's experimental immunotherapy drugs in lung cancer patients who have already received at least two previous treatments will take longer than init
Catherine Gladwyn, 40, from Swindon, started being absent minded in February 2011 - often going upstairs to fetch something, but forgetting what it was.
Joanne Gimson was at a routine vaccination appointment when a leaflet in the clinic caught her attention. It promoted an upcoming talk on how to parent children with attention deficit disorder and hyp
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer, hard hit by an El Nino-triggered drought last year, is considering a strategic reserve as a buffer against
Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?