Sunday, January 21, 2018

Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
A paramedic checks the blood sugar level of a patient at SS Diabetes Care clinic in Jakarta

Increased Stress at Work Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their...
Cannabis pipes and lighters are displayed at Triparte shop in downtown Lisbon

Portuguese Doctors Back Marijuana Medicine as Bill Enters Parliament

By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalisation of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate...
Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows an anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a vaccine storage room in Sta. Cruz city, Metro Manila

Philippines Exhumes Bodies of Two Children in Dengue Vaccine Probe

MANILA (Reuters) A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a...
Pink balloons are displayed in front of an artificial waterfall during the "Pink Ribbon" breast cancer awareness campaign at Cheonggye Stream in central Seoul

Many Women Uninformed about Breast Cancer Surgery Options

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) Women with breast cancer often feel rushed to make a decision about surgery, and some of them might benefit from more...
A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles

Smaller Social Network Tied to Bigger Diabetes Risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a...
Pregnant women attend a yoga class in Madrid

Mom’s Age at Birth Linked to Daughter’s Later Childlessness

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) Moms who have children later in life are more likely to have daughters who don’t have kids, according to a new...