Sep 29, 2016

Scientists fix fractures with printed synthetic bone

Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3-D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalized bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. Unlike real bone grafts, the synthetic material — called ...

Sep 29, 2016

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles

The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease, which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was ...

Japan Inc. taking steps to get workers to sit less

Sep 27, 2016

Japan Inc. taking steps to get workers to sit less

More and more Japanese companies are taking aim at sedentary working patterns, amid rising awareness of the health benefits of standing up and stretching. At the headquarters of e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward, employees have desks that allow them to work ...

Sep 25, 2016

16 pregnant women infected with Zika in Singapore

A total of 16 pregnant women in Singapore are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, local media reported Saturday. The Ministry of Health is exploring plans to set up a national surveillance program to monitor the development of babies born to Zika-infected women, the ...

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Sep 22, 2016

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

United Nations member countries pledged for the first time on Wednesday to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections by pathogens that defy antimicrobial medicines. The pledge during the annual U.N. ...