Friday, October 25, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has turned to pet owners for help in an ongoing investigation into jerky products, most made in China, that have killed nearly 600 dogs and cats.
Doctors have urged children and elderly people to take quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIV), which can protect them from all four strains of human flu.
A little girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at age three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monsanto Co. is calling for more controls on agrochemicals, including its Roundup line of glyphosate-based weed-killers, in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming human health in Argentina.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A moviegoer surnamed Wang reportedly was bitten by a mouse while he was watching a movie last Friday at the Cinemark movie theater in Taipei; he later went to Mackay Memorial Hospital and received a rabies vaccination.
Asia-Pacific countries face serious challenges from “lifestyle” diseases and ageing populations even as they overcome more traditional illnesses, the World Health Organization's regional director said Monday.
Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi wasn't trained to use protective gear as he pumped pesticides into crop dusters. Now at 47, he's a living skeleton., 1 Comment
Monday, October 21, 2013
Factory worker Mohammad Awwal is gripped by fever, sweats and the sort of agonizing aches that mean his condition is sometimes called “breakbone disease.” It's an annual plague in India and a hidden epidemic, say experts.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer agency said on Thursday.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The 10 tourists wounded by wild macaques could be at risk of rabies and herpes B infections if they do not receive vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday., 1 Comment