Huge damages award in talc cancer case

By BBC A jury in the US state of Missouri has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72m (£51m) to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of...

Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better

By Reuters The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief. Director-General...

Warning signs of deepening depression

By Beth Nyaga Parents should be on the lookout for signs of depression getting worse, whether their child is at home or away at school or work, so they can intervene, if necessary. It’s unique for...

Kenya’s capacity to detect Zika virus infection boosted

Kenya’s capacity to detect the Zika virus infection has received a boost after Lancet laboratories made the vital test available in the country. Lancet, the largest private medical laboratory service provider in Kenya and...

Here’s how long different drugs stay in your system

By Business Insider Contrary to what many advertised drug tests might promise, not all substances leave their telltale chemical signature in the body for the same amount of time.  The moment we take a drug — whether we snort, smoke, or swallow it...

First case of Zika confirmed in Trinidad and Tobago

By Reuters A 61-year-old woman was confirmed as the first Zika case in Trinidad and Tobago, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed the case after testing a...

FDA issues guidelines to reduce risk of Zika blood transmission

By Reuters The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended individuals delay donating blood if they have had a confirmed Zika infection or have been potentially exposed to the virus. While there have been no...

WHO backs GM mosquito trials over Zika

By BBC The World Health Organization (WHO) has backed trials of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes that could be used in the fight against the Zika virus. The WHO also said sterile irradiated male mosquitoes could also...

Excitement at new cancer treatment

By BBC A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission. White blood cells were taken from patients with...

Russia reports first case of person infected with Zika virus

By Reuters Russia has registered its first case of a person infected with the Zika virus after a tourist contracted the disease in the Dominican Republic, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Monday. "The first...
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