Stories about Health

Feb 13 2016

Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

Since the Aedes mosquitoes (the primary vector for transmission) are day-biting mosquitoes, World Health Organization has recommended that those who sleep during the da...

Feb 13 2016

Hospital bosses: We didn't back forced doctors contract

Hunt is facing increasing criticism over his move, including from fellow Conservatives. "Both sides had negotiated on a new contract". A Department for Health spokesp...

Feb 13 2016

BRCA testing rates in young women with breast cancer increase

Partridge, study co-author and an oncologist at Dana-Farber. Meanwhile-consistent with earlier reports of increases in awareness following actress Angelina Jolie's h...

Feb 13 2016

UC Berkeley's latest Android app can detect earthquakes

The motion sensors - called accelerometers - already built into most smartphones can record earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 on the Richter scale, according to the...

Feb 13 2016

Health minister urges Brazilians to join Zika battle

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the most common are "fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes)". Concerns have grown in recent months about ...