Yellow Jacket

A 34-year-old New Hampshire man with “a heart of gold” recently died after he was stung by a yellow jacket wasp, his wife said. Brian Baker Jr., of Winchester, was performing electrical work outside on July 14 when a yellow jacket stung him twice. He suffered an allergic reaction...

HIV

A “dangerous complacency” in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report. Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness. As things stand, the world is no...

5 Weird Eye Issues

Tell the truth: How often do you really pay attention to your eye health? Basically only when you realize you have to squint to see the TV-or your contacts start hurting like a mother-effer, right? But-and bear with me while I sound like your mom for a sec-your eye health is something...

Generation Of Deodorants

Experts believe they have found a better way to tackle body odour (BO). The key, they say, is understanding how skin bacteria create the smell from virtually odourless armpit sweat. Two teams, at the Universities of York and Oxford, say they have now deciphered the first step in...

Polio

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus was detected in a six-year-old boy in April. The same strain of the virus has now been detected in other...

Brianne Rapp died

The family of a Pennsylvania teen who suffered a fatal fall in the shower on Friday said the 17-year-old potentially drowned when her hair clogged the drain. Brianne Marie Rapp, who suffered from a thyroid condition, was getting ready for school in the family’s Butler home at...

Breast Cancer

About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings would change practice in...

Lungs Health

Even though the heart gets a lot of attention, healthy lungs are also crucial for overall health. “You don’t say ‘My lungs bleed for you,’” says Patricia Finn, M.D., an Earl M. Bane professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Luckily,...

DR Congo Ebola

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has said. It said there was a “strong reason to believe that the outbreak can be brought under control”. At least 45 people are believed...

Drug target

UK scientists believe they may have found a way to combat the common cold. Rather than attacking the virus itself, which comes in hundreds of versions, the treatment targets the human host. It blocks a key protein in the body’s cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate...