May 27, 2016

LGBT community focus of new sexual harassment guidelines

Discriminatory acts by employers against sexual minorities will be regarded as sexual harassment under revised guidelines to be introduced next year, according to officials. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is planning to introduce the changes in January under the equal employment opportunity law ...

May 27, 2016

U.S. FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S. ...

Global life expectancy up five years since 2000: WHO

May 20, 2016

Global life expectancy up five years since 2000: WHO

Global life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the World Health Organization said Thursday, crediting progress in Africa against HIV, AIDS and malaria. The gains made over the last 15 years are the largest since the 1960s, when the world — ...

May 18, 2016

U.S. study finds 45% of heart attacks are silent type

Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It’s one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them ...