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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz approached Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, dumping heavy rains that resulted in at least two deaths, caused
(Reuters) - U.S.-owned power generator Tennessee Valley Authority said on Thursday it expects to continue cutting carbon emissions and reducing energy costs by producing more power with natural gas an
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles (1
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he will discuss merging carbon trading markets in his state and China when he travels to Asia later this week, a sign of the
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan woman who briefly dated Elizabeth Wettlaufer said she figured the woman was a bit off, but "I didn't know she was that far off." Sheila ......
Australian researchers found that women who breastfed their children were 11 percent less likely than women who didn't breastfeed to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York analyzed baby teeth from 16 pairs of identical and fraternal twins, with at least one sibling who had an ASD diagnosis by about 18 years old.
The most comprehensive study ever has revealed the effects are so subtle it may not be worth splashing $120 on a pair. The US researchers - and Nike, their funder - were surprised by the findings.
(Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulatory commissioners said they were "troubled" that Ohio found signs of diesel fuel in drilling fluid samples near a spill that occurred during Energy Transfer Part
(Reuters Health) - Differences in exposure to certain metals and nutrients like lead and zinc in the womb and in early childhood may affect a child’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD),
(Reuters Health) - Parents who stick to a set bedtime schedule and enforce rules for nighttime routines may be more likely to have children who get enough sleep during the week than people who are mor
(Reuters Health) - Keeping tiny blood vessels healthy may be one way to ward off depression later in life, suggests a new analysis of existing research.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Audi's emissions scandal flared up again on Thursday after the German government accused the carmaker of cheating emissions tests with its top-end models, the first time Audi has b
A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, but it was not expected to gain much more strength before reaching land later in the day, the U.S. Nationa
Boston-born Purnell Sabky, one, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease type A on May 12. The condition is also known as childhood Alzheimer's and there is no cure.
New York (Reuters) - Los Angeles County overstated the number of local children with elevated lead tests in recent years, internal emails show, making it harder to track the public health burden of le
Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of ichthyosis -- a group of rare disorders that cause dry scales to form on the skin.
(Reuters Health) - Women who breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months may also be lowering their own risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction, which could lead to therapies to prevent type 1 diabetes.
"The View" co-hosts discuss a leaked draft regulation with plans to allow employers to opt out of offering free birth control for religious and moral reasons.
Babies exposed to an antidepressant or a mood disorder during fetal life did not have any more signs of irritability, difficulty feeding, sleep disturbances and respiratory problems two to four weeks
Dr. Brian Callister, from Reno, Nevada, is against states legalizing assisted suicide. He claims his patients were denied life-saving treatment but offered suicide pills because it was cheaper.
U.S. authorities say they have busted a multimillion-dollar opioid-drug ring based in a Utah basement that shows how a small operation can turn out hundreds of thousands of potentially fatal fentanyl
By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. A team has calculated US deaths per kilow
A vibrating device, used with a cold pack, relieves a child’s pain while emergency department caregivers insert an intravenous catheter, equally as well as the currently used anesthetic, topical lidoc
COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate a part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve, which contains big cats and t
In groundbreaking trials on humans, scientists based at a start-up firm in San Francisco appear to have confirmed the long-standing myth that such injections can reverse ageing.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German government commission has detected illicit emissions control software on Volkswagen luxury brand Audi's flagship A8 models, Bild reported on Thursday, without citing the s
Chemists have investigated the biological function of patellamides. Patellamides were first isolated in 1981 from the ascidian Lissoclinum patella. Today, scientists know that they are produced by its
The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell's Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and nest in hard-to-access areas, is challenging, b
Researchers have identified a novel gene defect that causes a hereditary blistering disorder of the skin, epidermolysis bullosa, in dogs. Epidermolysis bullosa, found in the Central Asian Shepherd dog
A clearer picture of how the classic diabetes medication metformin works has emerged. A recent study indicates that the clinical effect -- control of blood glucose -- is achieved through modulation of
A new study may pave the way for treating alcohol addiction by reducing motivation to drink, rather than by altering the effects of alcohol itself. The study reports a new mechanism behind alcohol see
Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa -- a continent that continues to be plagued by the highest neonatal mortality rates in the worl
Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveal dates much older than previously thought.
To localize sounds, particularly low-frequency sounds, mammals must perceive minimal differences in the timing of signal reception between the two ears. Researchers now describe a unique feature of th
The role of microglial cells in neurodegenerative disease is not fully understood. But new research results suggest that stimulation of this arm of the immune system might well delay the onset of such
A genetic variant that is particularly prevalent in people of African ancestry confers protection against malaria. Researchers have now shown how it modulates the properties of white blood cells that
(Reuters Health) - Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery,
A study by the University of Washington has found adults who smoke marijuana typically cut back when they become parents but do not necessarily quit completely.
Victor Padilla was born in Rochester, New York, with Cloves syndrome – an overgrowth illness that causes complex vascular anomalies leading to the formation of tumors on the body.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Twenty whales which were stranded onshore at the eastern Sri Lankan town of Sampoor have made it back to sea with the help of the navy and local residents, the navy said on Thursda
Researchers from the University of Surrey believe their findings offer a drug-free way of minimising jet lag-related illnesses and may also benefit shift workers who struggle to nod off.
Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York found exposing newborn monkeys to an anesthetic commonly given to humans significantly impacted their memory a year later.
Flashes and sweats are associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), the North American Menopause Society has found. Losing weight could reduce symptoms, say researchers.
The decision to sell cannabis over-the-counter in Britain would also stop to criminals profiting from the illegal trade and capture £1 billion each year in taxes, Nick Clegg said.
23.93% of all adolescents in Austria are currently suffering from a mental health problem, over a third of all adolescents have had a mental health problem at some stage in their lives. That is the ce
Zoologists have documented the first record of a House Swift in the Americas — and begun to unravel the mystery of how the tiny bird got from its south-east Asia breeding grounds to Ladner, BC.
Researchers from Texas A&M College of Medicine found rats choose alcohol over water after a stroke. This may explain why sufferers often struggle to abstain despite medical advice.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was more likely to develop into cervical pre-cancer in women living with human immunodeficiency virus, a study of Senegalese women has shown.
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc on Thursday said its drug, Spinraza, had secured European Union approval to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of death in infants.
ARAL SEA, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth biggest lake, is most likely gone forever, its death having brought about decades of environmental disaster.
Melanie Parkinson, 45, from Nottingham, said her intimate area became dry and delicate, making it impossible to enjoy sex with her husband. She claims a £12 serum was her 'miracle cure.'
LONDON (Reuters) - A British environmental group is seeking the public's help to monitor the health of the country's bee population in a bid to reverse declining numbers.
A survey of more than 12,000 across the UK reveals 48 per cent of public health workers have taken time off due to mental health issues compared to 32 per cent working privately.
Arizona State University sleep researcher Shawn Youngstedt believes those seeking a good night's rest should exercise as a body of evidence emerges over the dangers of sleeping pills.
OTTAWA - A middle-aged golfer with an ailing back, a balky swing, prescriptions for painkillers and a burning desire for a return to form — turns out the archetypal aches-and-pains ......
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and China vowed on Thursday to expand their partnership, pledging to continue to fight climate change hours before U.S. President Donald Trump announces whether Washington w
More than £1 billion is spent every year by the NHS on drugs to combat type 2 diabetes, weight loss and indigestion - an increase of 65 per cent in the past ten years, official figures show.
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