/ Nov 8, 2016

Human antibody seen shielding mice fetuses from Zika

An antibody produced by the human body shielded unborn mice against Zika, a study said Monday, raising hopes for thwarting the virus known to cause brain damage in human fetuses. The antibody neutralized all known Zika strains in lab experiments, and "markedly reduced" virus levels ...

Nov 7, 2016

Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'

Authorities in Delhi on Monday closed schools, halted construction work and shut down a major power plant after days of choking smog led to warnings of a health "emergency" in the world's most polluted capital. Pollution levels have spiked in recent days as farmers in ...

Political party says 'give medical pot a chance'

/ Jul 8, 2016

Political party says 'give medical pot a chance'

Japan prides itself on having a low tolerance for guns and drugs, but a tiny political party has become the first to adopt an election pledge of scrapping the research ban on medical use of marijuana. Proponents say such use could ease cancer-related pain, prevent ...

WHO finds no proof that coffee causes cancer

/ Jun 16, 2016

WHO finds no proof that coffee causes cancer

There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency said on Wednesday in a reverse of its previous warning, but it also said all "very hot" drinks are probably carcinogenic. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) ...