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Australia team safe after Rio Olympic Village fire evacuation
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:53:03 -0400
A view of one of the blocks of apartments where Australian athletes are supposed to stay in Rio de JaneiroThe Australian team said they evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro because of a fire in the basement on Friday, one week before the Games open. The fire, which filled the stairwells of the building with smoke, caused no injuries and the team was back in the building after around half an hour, a team spokesman said. It was the latest incident in a tense week at the Olympic Village, where Australia and several other teams complained about unfinished and dirty rooms before moving in.


Head of Rio lab: Security paramount for Olympic doping tests
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:52:17 -0400
Francisco Radler, director of the Brazilian Laboratory for Doping Control, talks during an interview with Reuters outside the Brazilian Laboratory of Doping Control in Rio de JaneiroBy Paulo Prada and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Security is the top focus for the laboratory that will conduct doping exams at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the lab's director said Friday, amid global scrutiny following the recent scandal surrounding Russian athletes. Citing major breaches that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) described at a Russian laboratory, chemist Francisco Radler said the lab must ensure that cheating, through infiltration by outsiders or other efforts to manipulate testing, is "impossible." In an interview with Reuters outside the new laboratory, a remote five-story building on the island campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Radler said a security force of about 50 people, including military police and private guards, will guard the nearly 200 local and international scientists and technicians who will conduct Olympic testing.


More bug spray, less dining al fresco planned in Zika zone
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:46:37 -0400
Vanessa Gomez, 33, left, with her son Ezra, 2, and her friend Cristy Fernandez, 33, with her 9-month-old- son River, of Miami, walk in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Friday, July 29, 2016. Florida health officials said that four patients in Florida infected with the Zika virus were infected in the Wynwood area. These cases are believed to have caught the virus locally through mosquito bites. Gomez said the news is "scary but we cannot stop living our lives." To the left are Olivia Gomez, 5, and Kaly Fernandez. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)MIAMI (AP) — As word spread that Miami's hippest neighborhood was now considered ground zero for the first mosquito-transmitted infections of the Zika virus in the U.S. mainland, many residents vowed to take precautions, local officials urged tourists not to change travel plans and mosquito-control workers geared up for war against the pests.


Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:15:38 -0400
The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in WuppertalBy Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday. Bayer lost an attempt to continue sales of flubendiamide, marketed in the United States as Belt, after the EPA earlier found that it posed risks to the environment. Dana Sargent, Bayer's vice president of regulatory affairs, said the product was safe.


Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm's length
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:31:48 -0400
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, BrazilThe state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. While Florida has a strong record of battling limited outbreaks of similar mosquito-borne viruses, including dengue and chikungunya, the risk of birth defects caused by Zika adds greater urgency to containing its spread with every available means, they say. Other states have quickly called in CDC teams to help track high-profile diseases.


Non-celiac 'wheat sensitivity' is an immune disorder, too
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:23:17 -0400
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who feel ill after eating wheat but who don't have celiac disease may finally have a biological explanation for their symptoms, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. and Italy found that people who claim to have "wheat sensitivity" do have biological reactions to gluten proteins in wheat, rye and barley. It's just that the reactions are different from what's seen in people with celiac disease, which is also triggered by gluten.
Pregnant Young bows out after brave effort at Woburn
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:19:32 -0400
RICOH Women's British Open 2016By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Liz Young's husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife's brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women's British Open ended in disappointment on Friday. "The heart was willing but the body gave up on her," Jonathan Young told Reuters after the blonde Englishwoman, who is seven months pregnant, tired over the closing holes and missed the cut on 149, five over par.


Golf-Pregnant Young bows out after brave effort at Woburn
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:16:26 -0400
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, July 29 (Reuters) - Liz Young's husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife's brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women's British Open ended in disappointment on Friday. "The heart was willing but the body gave up on her," Jonathan Young told Reuters after the blonde Englishwoman, who is seven months pregnant, tired over the closing holes and missed the cut on 149, five over par.
Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:47:38 -0400
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San JuanBy Barbara Liston and Zachary Fagenson ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus was occurring within an area of Miami about the size of a square mile (2.6 square kms). While health officials have yet to identify mosquitoes carrying the virus, the state has ruled out other means of transmission, including travel to another country with a Zika outbreak, and sexual contact.


Planned home birth still carries risks
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:30:23 -0400
Hospitals and accredited birth centers are still the safest place for a woman to give birth, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In a newly published Committee Opinion, the College describes times when home birth should not be considered, such as when the fetus is in a breech or transverse position rather than head-down, when the mother is pregnant with multiples or when she’s had a Cesarean section in the past. Since then, a number of studies have cleared up some uncertainties about birth outcomes, particularly as home birth is practiced in the U.S., said primary author Dr. William H. Barth Jr., chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:12:45 GMT
Pregnant women are being advised by Public Health England to consider postponing non-essential trips to the US state of Florida, amid concerns over the Zika virus.
Southern Health NHS Trust 'paid millions' to Katrina Percy's associates
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:09:06 GMT
Southern Health NHS Trust paid millions of pounds to companies owned by previous associates of its embattled chief executive, the BBC learns.
Sweden to investigate sex lives
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:30:33 GMT
Sweden is launching a three-year official study of its citizens' sex lives - the first for 20 years.
Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:06:10 GMT
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:37:08 GMT
An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.
Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:39:06 GMT
The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.
Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:47:28 GMT
A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.
Newport woman 'died from untreated pill side effects'
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:55:56 GMT
A woman died from the untreated side effects of the combined contraceptive pill, a coroner concludes.
Stepping Hill Hospital cuts jobs as it loses £75 a minute
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:01:20 GMT
A hospital losing £75 a minute is to close a ward and axe 350 full time posts, an NHS trust reveals.
Owen Smith proposes wealth tax to boost NHS spending
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:08:40 GMT
Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets out a series of policies to tackle inequality but issues an apology after saying Labour should be "smashing" Theresa May.
NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:01:35 GMT
Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals increasingly to rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.
Later menopause 'may increase diabetes risk'
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:02:36 GMT
Those undergoing the menopause after the age of 55 have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.
Scans reveal how teenage brain develops
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:49 GMT
The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.
Dutch men revealed as world's tallest
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:39:03 GMT
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.
Raw eggs 'safe for pregnant women'
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:51:07 GMT
Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.
Stem cell match for 'one in nine million' toddler Joey Ziadi
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:44:33 GMT
A toddler with a "one in almost nine million" blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.
'We want women to feel safe'
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:22:38 GMT
The UK's first maternity service for victims of rape and sexual abuse, which opens today at the Royal London Hospital.
Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:59:59 GMT
Exercise can counter the dangers of an office job - if you're short of time, here are some moves you can do at your desk.
Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:29:19 GMT
Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a "cure".
Bore out: Londoners share their views on boredom at work
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:26:01 GMT
The BBC's Laura Westbrook takes to the streets of London to ask people for their thoughts on being bored at work.
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Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:15:12 GMT
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
      
 
 
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:28:19 GMT
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
      
 
 
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:27:11 GMT
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
      
 
 
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:05:53 GMT
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
      
 
 
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:06 GMT
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
      
 
 
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:26:22 GMT
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
      
 
 
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:27:36 GMT
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
      
 
 
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
      
 
 
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:52 GMT
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
      
 
 
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:26:33 GMT
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
      
 
 
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:49:57 GMT
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
     
 
 
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:34:37 GMT
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
     
 
 
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:43:40 GMT
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
     
 
 
War might be making young bodies old
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:56:51 GMT
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
     
 
 
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:11:59 GMT
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
     
 
 
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