SYDNEY (Reuters) - Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbi
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production bu
BEIJING/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The deadly bird flu that's forced mass bird culls and roiled the global egg and poultry trade has spawned one unlikely success – New Zealand, a rare source of disease-fr
The little blue pill could be made available without prescription in the UK for the first time. Viagra, launched in 1998, is one of the most successful drugs ever developed and is taken by millions
Eating large amounts of protein between the age of 50 and 65 can be bad news for your longevity, says Steve Simpson, a professor of life sciences at the University of Sydney.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Coastal areas in northeast Australia were battered by high winds and heavy rainfall on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone, which prompted authorities to urge some 30,000 people to evacu
For 16 years Janet Waterton from Cornwall battled an addiction to tranquilisers. She is not alone - new evidence shows a quarter of a million are are left on them for months or even years.
(Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunc
Private operators have a role to play in expanding health care services for seniors, says the head of the association representing those care providers.
Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
ASHCROFT, B.C. - British Columbia's coroners service suspects carbon monoxide killed a family of four in their home in the province's Interior.
Toxicology tests were underway and the coroners service
Unveiling a major cost-cutting plan in the Daily Mail today, the head of the NHS says patients will also be expected to pay for their own indigestion pills, hayfever remedies and sun cream in the UK
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States'
It’s estimated that up to 20 per cent of adults refuse to get vaccinations because they are scared of needles. Scientists at the University of California have come up with a solution: the MucoJet.
A new, interactive graphic from Amrita Nutrition has broken down the minute-by-minute effects that sugar has on your body from causing a leaky gut to brain inflammation.
A new infographic, created by Fairmont, has broken down the numerous health benefits that some of the most popularly-used herbs have, as well as the best ways to store them and other interesting fac
Personal trainer Nicola Addison, of Eqvvs Training in London has devised a unique, low-intensity exercise programme for those who are returning after a long break from working out.
It’s becoming far too common. Many of us have a parent, relative or neighbour who has struggled to get the home support they need. Perhaps they have even waited in hospital because residential-c
EEG showed seizure-relative activity each time patient took a selfie, suggesting flash or anti-red-eye pulsing could be problem for ‘photosensitive’ epileptics
‘Fungus is a hugely under-recognised area,' says Professor Christopher Thornton of the University of Exeter. New studies have revealed fungi could help treat conditions such as dermatitis and asthma
The American Civil Liberties Union and Utah state officials say a judge's recommendation to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to do warrantless searches of a prescription drug database violate
To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a
Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and altering the ecological balance in ways that allowed the common h
At seven months pregnant, Sandra Notman from Kent had been told her daughter was dying from a serious kidney condition. Her parents had already booked a funeral, but baby Rachel pulled through.
In a new map from St Louis University in Missouri, countries along the Mississippi Delta were found to pose the highest risk for Zika transmission as well as some on the Atlantic coast.
After suffering nausea and constant anxiety for a year, Sharon Munro from Aberdeen dropped to 7st. This turned out to be caused by the block of flats she lived in, which was constantly vibrating.
Due to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), tens of thousands have to take drugs for life to escape the pain. Katalin Portik-Szabo, a nanny from London, became one of the first to try the new surgery.
Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict whether someone ha
A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts to find drugs in fight against the disease, say scientists.
(Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new st
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Coastal areas in northeast Australia were battered by high winds and heavy rainfall early on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone that prompted authorities to urge some 30,000 people to ev
(Reuters Health) - Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to restart hearts after cardiac arrest and restore normal heartbeats, but a new study found only about one-third of U.S. states req
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found paid medical malpractice claims for physicians in the United States declined during the past two decades.