Health

November 26, 2012

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Lower Reading Scores

Babies exposed to their mother’s cigarette smoke in the womb later perform more poorly on reading comprehension tests, according to – Read More...
November 12, 2012

One in Five Smokers Lights Up while Hospitalized

NEW YORK The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according – Read More...
November 12, 2012

Eating in Restaurants Tied to Higher Calorie Intake

NEW YORK In study findings that may not surprise many people, kids and teens ate more calories – including more – Read More...
October 29, 2012

Infants Death Worries Fiji

SUVA Alarm is being raised in Fiji over the weekend after seven infant deaths have occurred so far this month – Read More...
October 29, 2012

U.S. Says Death Toll Rises to 23 in Meningitis Outbreak

WASHINGTON The U.S. death toll from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen by two to 23, – Read More...
October 8, 2012

New Virus Not Spreading Easily Between People

LONDON A new and potentially fatal virus from the same family as SARS which was discovered in a patient in – Read More...
October 8, 2012

Sex Problems Common with Breast Cancer Drugs

NEW YORK Women treated with hormone-blocking drugs to stave off breast cancer recurrences are often dissatisfied with their sex lives, – Read More...
October 8, 2012

Poor HIV Patients Improve with Care Beyond Drugs

WASHINGTON Patients stepping into Johns Hopkins University’s HIV clinic in east Baltimore do not just see a doctor or get – Read More...
August 25, 2012

Vietnam, US Begin Agent Orange Cleanup

From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam’s Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war – Read More...
August 14, 2012

‘Other’ Malaria Parasite’s DNA Code Unravelled

Scientists have unravelled the genetic codes of parasites responsible for the bulk of malaria cases outside Africa, and found they – Read More...