Medical News

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development. In a village on the outskirts of the Indian capital, hundreds of...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — International debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made of only men. Governments that make money this way penalize women for their...
BOSTON (AP) — For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home. But what organizations helping resettle them might not be prepared for, and...
BEIJING (AP) — China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday. The man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in Venezuela on Jan. 28...
BEIJING (AP) — China has reported its first case of the Zika virus in a man who recently traveled to Venezuela. The National Health and Family Planning Commission says the 34-year-old man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in Venezuela on Jan. 28 before returning...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers have committed to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs. The government introduced a bill to Parliament on Wednesday that...
SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — The latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water in Ohio (all times local): ___ 8 p.m. The state Environmental Protection Agency says a northeastern Ohio village previously criticized for not properly notifying residents about high lead levels in...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An inspection has found the Vermont child welfare agency's workplace safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees when a social worker was shot dead outside a state office building last August. The Vermont Occupational Safety and...
CHICAGO (AP) — Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found. Deaths from old-age ailments sometimes get more attention in longevity research, but deaths from these three causes tend...