Category Archives: Health

U.N. hopeful of Yemen aid boom, helped by new shipping verification

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Yemen's peace talks next week are an opportunity to bring in urgent humanitarian aid for millions of people who have been deprived of vital…

Painkillers, heroin drive increase in US overdose deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug overdoses rose again last year, driven by surges in deaths from heroin & powerful prescription painkillers, according to new federal statistics. Overdose deaths in the…

Court faces dilemma following Planned Parenthood outburst

DENVER (AP) — The man who launched a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic could push a Colorado court into a tricky decision: Was it was an act of…

NICE endorses Novartis heart drug for some patients

LONDON (Reuters) – Novartis's huge new drug hope Entresto has been recommended for use in some patients with heart failure by Britain's cost agency NICE, which said on Friday it…

Beijing may ease household residence rules

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing has proposed a new system giving permanent residence status to millions of people already living in the city, giving them better access to services like healthcare…

Thai police consider defamation suit against human trafficking investigator

By Aukkarapon Niyomyat & Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police on Friday said they were considering suing a former officer investigating human trafficking for defamation over comments he…

VW to improve oversight of engine software development

WOLFSBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen has agreed steps to improve oversight of engine-software development to avoid future manipulations, the carmaker said on Thursday. "Software for engine control devices will be developed…

Iran's health minister: Swine flu kills 42 across country

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's healthy minister says an outbreak of swine flu has killed at least 42 people in the country over the past month. Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi says…

Feeling like a Grinch? At least it won't shorten your life

LONDON (AP) — There's satisfactory news for grumpy women: Being pleased apparently has no effect on how long you might live. That's the conclusion of the latest attempt to find…

Six-year-old Kentucky boy gets 'bionic' hand courtesy of 3-D printing technology

By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) – A 6-year-old Kentucky boy born with a malformed right hand because of a rare disorder has received what he called his best Christmas gift…