NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Mo
Dr Amy Reed, 44, died of cancer on May 24 in Philadelphia. The anesthesiologist and mother-of-six had her cancer upstaged to stage 4 after a morcellator spread cancerous cells.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Abundant rainfall fell last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions, sparking fears that flooding could hinder harvesting of what is otherwise expected to be a str
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has notified the other 163 members of the World Trade Organization that it is considering putting emergency "safeguard" tariffs on imported solar cells, according
(Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck an area southeast of the Indonesian city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi on Monday, prompting people to flee from their homes though there was no tsunami war
Flushing out the fallopian tubes — a procedure that’s been around since 1917 — may be just as effective, cheaper and far less risky than IVF, study finds
Older people are the group most likely to need cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but they are the least likely to have training in the life-saving technique, according to new findings.
VANCOUVER - A battle over the leadership of the BC Nurses Union is heading to the province's labour relations board.
Will Offley was hoping to unseat incumbent Gayle Duteil, but says ......
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is auditing a foreign aid program that loaned almost $1 billion to renewable energy projects in Chile – including solar farms in such deep financial trouble th
PARIS (Reuters) - Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-
BATHURST, N.B. - A New Brunswick judge has banned an anti-abortion group from demonstrating outside a hospital in northern New Brunswick.
Court of Queen's Bench Judge Reginald Leger granted a permane
Researchers in Canada monitored a group of 38 adults with vascular cognitive impairment, the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's. The results were stark, they said.
OSLO (Reuters) - Heat trapped by dark-colored roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by
Earlier this month, one of Dr. Brian Day’s patients, a 38-year-old mother of two young kids and an elementary-school teacher, walked into his office on crutches. She had been injured at work whi
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Weather Service has said the likelihood of an El Nino weather pattern, which brought a scorching drought to southern Africa last year, returning later this year
Most tend to choose their lotion based solely on its SPF, according to a study of 2,000 British adults. But this only protects them from one type of UV ray - and not the one directly responsible for
Kayleigh Chapman, 29, of Pershore, Worcestshire, visited her local doctor's surgery when Lily-Mae Filmer's spluttering cough started to get worse on April 23.
The mental fog often experienced by breast cancer patients after chemotherapy might be due more to post-traumatic stress than to the cancer drugs, a new study suggests.
OTTAWA - Ontario is planning legislation to create safe zones around abortion clinics to protect women accessing those services.
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi made the announcement today in Ottawa, wh
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was right not to gloss over differences with the United States on climate issues and added that a G7 debate at the weekend had show
Smoking giant Philip Morris markets its IQOS device, which tobacco sticks can be placed into, as containing 90 per cent less toxins. But a new Swiss study suggests the opposite.
DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast and was
ABC News' Linsey Davis reports on a vaccine researchers are looking into with the hopes that it can prevent certain types of breast cancer before they even start.
GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of people who have died in a cholera epidemic affecting Yemen has risen to at least 471, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released on Monday.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police raided 25 homes, warehouses and gymnasiums and arrested 14 people accused of belonging to a network manufacturing and trafficking performance-enhancing drugs, the int
Body- and sex related problems constitute a distinct group of psychological ailments that is most common in middle aged women, according to scientific research.
A new type of neuron that might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments, report investigators. The discovery is an important step towards understanding how the brain codes
A method that determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is has now been developed by researchers. This will aid
In adult mammal hearts, cardiomyoctyes do not proliferate following damage, like that caused by myocardial infarction. However, the inability to proliferate is not true for all animals, and even in ma
The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published, revealing a more than 400 percent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of n
A clinical trial running in parallel in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, shows that dual therapy with lamivudine and a boosted protease inhibitor is effective as second-line treatment in patient
The Canadian federal government's bill C-45 to legalize marijuana in Canada will jeopardize the health of young people and Parliament should vote against it, argues a new article.
In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs underneath. A recently discovered new species f
An experimental treatment in mice allows the reprogramming of blood cells in order to promote the healing process of cutaneous wounds. This new therapeutic approach could prove to be beneficial in hea