More sleep at night might reduce daytime injury risk

(Reuters Health) - Healthy adults who get at least eight hours of sleep a night may be less likely to experience common exercise-related injuries like fractures, sprains and muscle strains, a study of U.S. soldiers suggests. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Army...

South Korea city deserted after coronavirus ‘super-spreads’ through church

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - The streets of South Korea’s fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a “super-spreading event” at a church. The deserted...

Long-lasting and precise dosing of medication

Using a mixture of oil droplets and hydrogel, medical active agents can be not only precisely dosed, but also continuously administered over periods of up to several days. The active agents inside the droplets are released at a constant rate,...

London can host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus – mayor candidate

TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for mayor of the British capital, has said. London...

Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Due to Zika virus, more than 1,600 babies were born in Brazil with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, from September 2015 through April 2016. The epidemic took health professionals by surprise because the virus had been known since 1947 and...

China changes method of counting virus infected… again

BEIJING, CHINA -- China said Thursday it has again changed the method of counting patients with the novel coronavirus and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing. It is the second time in just eight days that...

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

LISBON -- Portugal's parliament has voted in favour of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. The landmark vote Thursday leaves Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures. However, the...

In brains of dead athletes, researchers seek clues to head trauma

BOSTON (Reuters) - Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University studies the brains of deceased football players at the world’s largest brain bank, hoping to learn about the long-term impact of repeated head traumas for people ranging from professional athletes to...

Calls for culturally-specific care amidst concerns over mental health issues in black communities

Eight years after Fiyin Obayan suffered from a severe mental breakdown, she still remembers how terrifying it was."It was like I was a different person. I just kind of lost sight of reality. It's like I kind of go in...

Illuminating interactions between decision-making and the environment

In a heavily polluted environment, does it make more sense for a company to keep polluting or start cleaning up its act? If it chooses to employ cleaner technologies and the environment becomes healthier, does the same calculus apply? These...
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