Health Wellness

  • 2 Million More Americans Without Health Insurance
    2_million_more_americans_without_health_insurance 2019-09-10 19:07:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of Americans without health insurance rose for the first time in a decade last year and U.S. household income barely rose, according to a government report on Tuesday that laid bare issues that could become central to the U.S. presidential election next year. A...

  • Ebola Virus: WHO Vaccinates Over 1,300 People in Goma
    Ebola_virus-_who_vaccinates_over_1_300_people_in_goma 2019-08-11 16:00:28 UTC
    GOMA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center. A year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democ...

  • Japan Eats Whale Despite Environmental Concerns
    Japan_eats_whale_despite_environmental_concerns 2019-06-24 04:59:19 UTC
    MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is ...

  • US Ranks Last in the world for Maternity Leave
    Us_ranks_last_in_the_world_for_maternity_leave 2019-06-13 18:25:15 UTC
    NEW YORK, 13 June 2019 — Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Portugal offer the best family-friendly policies among 31 rich countries with available data, according to a new UNICEF repot. Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom and Ireland rank the lowest. The United States is the only count...

  • Restaurant Dishes Labeled Gluten-Free Often Are Not
    Restaurant_dishes_labeled_gluten-free_often_are_not 2019-04-02 22:07:57 UTC
    For people with celiac disease, even tiny amounts of gluten in foods can cause trouble, and restaurants may be the hardest places to avoid the hidden protein, a U.S. study suggests. More than half of gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes tested in restaurants were positive for the presence of glu...

  • Mozambique's Cyclone Survivors Face Cholera
    Mozambique's_cyclone_survivors_face_cholera 2019-03-27 17:36:23 UTC
    BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai. Thousands of people were trapped for more than a ...

  • China’s Population to Reach 1.442 Billion in 2029
    China%e2%80%99s_population_to_reach_1.442_billion_in_2029 2019-01-06 05:03:07 UTC
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday. The world’s most populous country must now draw up policies to try to cope with a...

  • Parkinson's may get its start not in brain but in appendix
    Parkinson_may_get_its_start_not_in_brain_but_in_appendix 2018-10-31 21:29:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers re...

  • Milk and mushrooms may prevent metabolic diseases
    Milk_and_mushrooms_may_prevent_metabolic_diseases 2018-09-26 21:37:16 UTC
    <blockquote>Recent research conducted at Pennsylvania State University in the US studied the effect of mushrooms on glucose production in the body. Mushrooms are a probiotic food, which means they positively influence the bacteria in the gut. In a study with mice, researchers discovered that t...

  • Migraine is misunderstood by those who don't suffer symptoms
    Migraine_is_often_misunderstood_by_those_who_do_not_suffer_symptoms 2018-09-19 05:10:47 UTC
    Migraine is a debilitating neurological disease that is often misunderstood by those who do not suffer symptoms, according to the Migraine Impact Report, a new survey recently released by Eli Lilly and Company and conducted by Nielsen. The report showed that respondents without the disease u...

  • Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
    Victory_for_women_-_ireland_ends_abortion_ban 2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. Voters in the once deeply Catholic nat...

  • Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
    Nationwide_survey-_most_americans_are_considered_lonely 2018-09-26 21:40:04 UTC
    <blockquote>Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden — Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily l...

  • California Judge Rules Coffee Sellers Should Post Cancer Warnings
    California_judge_says_coffee_sellers_should_post_cancer_warnings 2018-03-30 08:53:52 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a chemical produced in the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen and ...

  • Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
    Un_report-_finland_world's_happiest_country__us_among_unhappiest 2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
    The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries. Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was Norway. In 2016, Denmark took the top spot. Meik...

  • Listeriosis outbreak kills 180 people in South Africa
    Listeriosis_outbreak_kills_180_people_in_south_africa 2018-03-05 20:37:17 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Officials have said the outbreak was linked to contaminated sausage and warned South Africans not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat. The UN said the listeria outbreak is believed to be the largest-ever worldwide. South Africa's Health Ministry said on Sunday...

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Coca-Cola's Diet Coke "weight loss" ads
    Federal_judge_dismisses_lawsuit_against_coca-cola's_diet_coke_%22weight_loss%22_ads 2018-02-28 18:12:26 UTC
    (Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Coca-Cola Co’s advertising for Diet Coke misleads people into thinking that consuming the soft drink assists in weight loss, and that it actually causes weight gain. The plaintiff, Shana Becerra, claimed that she and others wo...

  • Doctors can detect deadliest cancers through blood test
    To_detect_deadliest_cancers_just_by_blood_test 2018-01-21 17:59:46 UTC
    The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds? <blockquote>Cancer of the ovaries, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colon and ...

  • iPhone overuse could hurt children’s developing brains
    Iphone_overuse_could_hurt_children%e2%80%99s_developing_brains 2018-01-09 04:39:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (C...

  • America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
    America's_mental_health_crisis_goes_deeper_than_imagined 2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
    The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health crisis goes much deeper. When I arrived, the sheri...

  • UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the US on Friday, saying that the situation is likely ...

  • Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Share an Emotional Moment
    Joe_biden_and_meghan_mccain_share_an_emotional_moment 2017-12-14 00:56:10 UTC
    On ABC’s The View Meghan, daughter of Republican John McCain, connected with former Vice President Joe Biden over the fact that her father is now battling the same type of brain cancer that Biden’s son Beau died of while Biden was still in office. McCain began to ask him about the book, start...

  • Women Who Use 'IUDs' Have a Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Women_who_use_'iuds'_have_a_lower_risk_of_cervical_cancer 2017-11-09 06:46:10 UTC
    Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 16 previously published studies with a total 4,945 women who had cerv...

  • What happens to your body when it's donated to science
    Lucrative_business_with_donated_bodies_of_americans_to_science 2017-10-24 20:19:03 UTC
    When Americans leave their bodies to science, they are also donating to commerce: Cadavers and body parts, especially those of the poor, are sold in a thriving and largely unregulated market. Since it's not regulated by a federal agency, there's no official number, but it is estimated about 2...

  • Insurance company to 9-month-old boy: Too expensive to keep you alive
    Insurance_company_to_9-month-old_boy-_too_expensive_to_keep_you_alive 2017-10-18 20:55:06 UTC
    A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.” ‘Dear Connor Richardson,” the letter said, according to The Daily Beast, “As HIP Health Pla...

  • McCain Does Not Support New GOP Obamacare Repeal
    Mccain_does_not_support_new_gop_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-22 18:56:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain...