Tag: prevent

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak which was first reported in late May. FILE PHOTO: A pig is seen on the farm of pig farmer Han […]

Read more

A new study has revealed that more middle-aged men than women may have osteopenia, a condition that causes weakened bones that can eventually lead to osteoporosis.(iStock) Osteoporosis typically affects seniors, placing them at much greater risk of fractures. But there’s another condition called osteopenia, which can happen at virtually any age. Traditionally considered a woman’s disease, men […]

Read more

Many American children are still being poisoned by laundry pods, according to a new study that suggests voluntary safety standards many not do enough to prevent kids from eating them. Poison control centers fielded nearly 73,000 calls for help related to single-use liquid laundry detergent packets, or pods, from 2012 through 2017, the first six […]

Read more

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co’s migraine treatment Emgality on Tuesday became the first drug to gain U.S. approval for decreasing the frequency of episodic cluster headache attacks, the Food and Drug Administration said reut.rs/2QMtzVE. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Lilly on a wall of Lilly France, part of Eli Lilly and Co, […]

Read more

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, a proposal championed by top federal officials. FILE PHOTO: Plastic bags of fentanyl […]

Read more

(Reuters) – Louisiana’s Democratic governor said on Wednesday he would sign a bill passed earlier in the day to ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, the latest legislation in a movement in mostly Southern and Midwest states to curb abortion rights. Earlier on Wednesday, Missouri’s governor renewed his intention to close a Planned […]

Read more

Scientists have uncovered an evolutionary paradox where men damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive. Taking steroids to get a buff physique or anti-baldness pills to keep a full head of hair can damage fertility. It has been named the Mossman-Pacey paradox after the scientists who first described […]

Read more

Sara Stelzer’s life was just beginning when it was tragically cut short. At 18, Sara — a smart, loving and thoughtful girl — was a freshman at San Diego State University when, one Saturday in October of 2014, she called her parents to complain of a bad headache. Her headache soon was paired with exhaustion and […]

Read more

A woman’s simple cosmetic procedure turned serious when an injection of facial filler into her nose led to blockages in her eye’s blood vessels — a rare complication, according to a new report of the case. The 41-year-old woman was undergoing a “liquid nose job,” a quick cosmetic procedure in which injections of filler substances are used […]

Read more