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Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak
29 May 2017 at 3:39am
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.
Spain arrests 14 on suspicion of making, selling performance-enhancing drugs
29 May 2017 at 6:07am
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police raided 25 homes, warehouses and gymnasiums and arrested 14 people accused of belonging to a network manufacturing and trafficking performance-enhancing drugs, the interior ministry said on Monday.
Yemen cholera death toll rises, but number of infections drop: WHO
29 May 2017 at 6:16am
GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of people who have died in a cholera epidemic affecting Yemen has risen to at least 471, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released on Monday.
The trauma of a breast cancer diagnosis can have cognitive effects
29 May 2017 at 7:16am
The mental fog often experienced by breast cancer patients after chemotherapy might be due more to post-traumatic stress than to the cancer drugs, a new study suggests.
WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus
27 May 2017 at 11:46am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.
Bulgaria to conduct food product checks amid quality concerns
27 May 2017 at 7:28am
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western European countries, amid concerns over quality.
Tremors tied to recreational drugs can linger in former users
26 May 2017 at 2:00pm
(Reuters Health) - - Recreational drugs like ?MDMA? and amphetamines have long been linked to a variety of movement disorders, and a new study suggests that basic motor skill impairment may linger even among former users.
German kindergartens must report parents for refusing vaccine advice under ne...
26 May 2017 at 1:02am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will pass a law next week obliging kindergartens to inform the authorities if parents fail to provide evidence that they have received advice from their doctor on vaccinating their children, the health ministry said on Friday.
'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still release cancer-causing chemicals
26 May 2017 at 2:02pm
(Reuters Health) - - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke, a recent experiment suggests.
Sensory and diet therapies for autism lack strong evidence
26 May 2017 at 3:05pm
(Reuters Health) - - There is little or no evidence to support many popular therapies that aim to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to two new reviews of existing research.