LATEST NEWS: Camp Lejeune water contamination linked to birth defects - FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Water pollution at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina has been linked to increased risk of birth defects and childhood cancers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
LATEST NEWS: Mexico hospitalizes six suspected of stealing radioactive material - MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Six men suspected of stealing a dangerous radioactive cargo from a truck outside Mexico City earlier this week have been treated in a hospital for signs of radiation exposure and remain under police guard, officials said on Friday.
LATEST NEWS: FDA approves Gilead's breakthrough hepatitis C pill - (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, as a potential cure for chronic infection with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus.
LATEST NEWS: Florida researcher to study high-altitude dust for health risks - ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida researcher is preparing to test massive dust storms in the upper atmosphere that roll in from Africa to see whether pathogens raining down on the state could be responsible for plant, animal or human disease.
LATEST NEWS: Parent-only programs may help obese children, too - New York (Reuters Health) - The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves using a family-based approach in which both parents and children attend meetings on losing weight. A new review of past studies suggests parent-only meetings may work just as well.
LATEST NEWS: Many techniques may slightly reduce sitting time at work - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three different strategies to reduce the amount of time people spend sitting at work seemed effective, in a new study. But in jobs without flexible schedules, they only reduced sitting time by about eight minutes per day.
LATEST NEWS: 'Cannibal sandwiches' sicken residents in Midwest - (Reuters) - Residents in the upper Midwest should ditch their seasonal tradition of eating "cannibal sandwiches" made of raw ground beef, health officials warned, citing multiple outbreaks of foodborne illnesses since the 1970s and cases last year.
LATEST NEWS: Local recreational facilities may keep people active - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-aged and older adults who had increased access to recreational facilities near their homes had a slower decline in physical activity levels over time, in a new study.