Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously 'Allergic' to Her Own Sweat
By the time Caitlin McComish was back in fall training at University of Toledo, she had gone into shock 17 times, always near the soccer field. She missed more than a month of school and couldn't leave her apartment.
Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing alive.
Japan says trade talks with U.S. to resume on Monday, gaps remain
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and Japan seen as vital to a broader regional trade pact had narrowed to a few critical areas and will resume again on Monday, officials of both countries said on Friday, as negotiators struggle to bridge gaps ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders.
Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest row
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Reuters) - A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande quit on Friday over accusations of past conflict of interest linked to his work for pharmaceutical firms, adding to pressure on the unpopular Socialist leader weeks before European elections.
Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners
ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.
Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm
SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.
Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.
The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.
One of the world's oldest vaccines now has a new use. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, is an 80-year-old vaccine designed to tread tuberculosis. Bit it has now been found effective in treating long-term type 1 diabetes, which is on the rise worldwide.
BCG has long been administered to children in developing countries to guard against tuberculosis.
But in a recent clinical trial, researchers at Harvard Medical School found the vaccine was also able to increase insulin ...
Zardari's Daughter: Pakistan Working Hard to Combat Polio
The fight to eradicate polio in Pakistan has a high-profile advocate - the daughter of the country's president.
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where the disease is still prevalent. The other two nations are Afghanistan and Nigeria.
As the country's goodwill ambassador for polio eradication, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari is vowing to help Pakistan become polio-free. She is the daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari and recently told VOA's Urdu Service that the ...
HOUSTON ? A study unveiled this week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates the safety and benefits of a small heart pump first developed in Germany and called The "Berlin Heart." There were 17 institutions in North America and Europe involved in the study, which was led by doctors in Houston, at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Children's Hospital. A number of young lives were saved during the test period that began in 2007.
Sixteen-year-old Marco ...
As the U.S. population ages, there's a growing need for health care workers. A program in Warrenton, Virginia, gives teens interested in medicine a taste of the available careers in the field.
?If I see you contaminate the field, I have to tell you,? Wendy Greenwood reminds a group of teens who are dressed in green surgery scrubs.
They look like young medical students, but they haven?t even finished secondary school. Nevertheless, they are learning skills professionals use every day at ...
While Olympians Peak, Lack of Activity Remains a Leading Global Cause of Death
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Seeking to raise awareness about the problem, the British journal, The Lancet, is highlighting the problem during the Olympic Games, when attention is focused on athletes at the top of their game.
Lack of exercise also contributes to up to 10 percent of deaths worldwide from diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and colon and breast cancer, according to the special issue of the Lancet.
The impact of physical ...
HANOI ? The United States and Vietnam?s defense ministry have launched the first cleanup operation to rid a former air base of a toxic dioxin left from the Vietnam war. Although many people have welcomed the move, some say it is too little, too late to help generations of people suffering birth defects and diseases linked to the chemical.
The project, which started Thursday, aims to clean up soil and sediment contaminated with dangerous levels of toxin dioxin at a former U.S. Army air base in ...