Zika Virus: Brazil Says Emergency Is Over

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. The virus has been linked to the birth of babies with…

Robot Completes Delicate Eye Surgery In First

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye , greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina . Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye. In…

What Can I Do To Become A Healthier Person?

People who are passionate about leading incredible lives should know that getting healthy can increase the likelihood of them realizing this objective. Unfortunately, many people lack the basic knowledge about health that would empower them to attain a new level of mental and physical well-being. If this is the case…

Coping With Seasonal Allergies

When spring arrives, your thoughts naturally turn to outdoor activities, beautiful flowers, sunny days and lots of fresh air. However, if you have seasonal allergies, your life can be plagued with uncomfortable symptoms, especially during the spring season. People with seasonal allergies want to take part in outdoor spring and…

More Than Half Of Uk Vapers ‘Have Given Up Smoking’

For the first time, more than half of the UK’s electronic-cigarette users have since given up smoking tobacco, a study suggests. Some 1.5 million vapers are ex-smokers, compared with 1.3 million who still use tobacco, a survey of 12,000 adults for Action on Smoking and Health found. But Ash said…

Are Cholesterol, Saturated Fat Less Important To Heart Disease?

Cholesterol levels and saturated fat in the diet may not play as a big a role in heart disease as previously thought, a new editorial suggests. But not all experts agree that it’s time to shift the focus away from cholesterol levels and saturated fat. In the editorial, the authors…

Kids’ Cough And Cold Medicines Pose Safety Risks

Doctors tell parents to keep kids’ medicines where tiny hands can’t reach them for a good reason, a new study confirms. That’s because when kids get sick or have serious side effects from cough and cold drugs, most of the time it is after accidental ingestion or a dosing mistake,…

Non-O Blood Group ‘Linked To Higher Heart Attack Risk’

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. The findings could help doctors better understand who is at…