Zika spreads to Miami Beach; U.S. expands travel warning

Aug 20, 2016

Zika spreads to Miami Beach; U.S. expands travel warning

Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggested that pregnant women who ...

Aug 18, 2016

Nigeria starts emergency polio vaccinations

Nigeria said Wednesday it has launched a mass campaign of emergency polio vaccinations after reporting two new cases of the disease earlier in August. Both new cases were diagnosed in the northeastern state of Borno, which has been ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents, highlighting ...

Human-scented traps fight malaria

Aug 11, 2016

Human-scented traps fight malaria

Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap that uses human odor to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically, researchers said Wednesday. A three-year study in Kenya found the special traps baited with synthetic smell helped to ...

Aug 11, 2016

Less toxic bone marrow transplants pass test in mice

Bone marrow transplants that do not require dangerous and often toxic chemotherapy could soon be possible, U.S. researchers said Wednesday after seeing initial success with experiments on mice. The method developed by a team of scientists at Stanford University mimics the approach used in ...

Aug 11, 2016

Study links global warming to rise in waterborne illnesses

Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study shows. About a dozen species of vibrio bacteria make people sick when they eat raw or undercooked seafood or else ...