Smoking rates have dropped among young Australians in recent years, and research released Tuesday suggests that banning tobacco displays from shops is a factor.Full Story
The parents of the first baby born to a woman who had a womb transplant say they hope they can be an inspiration to others struggling with infertility.
After what they describe as a rollercoaster of a journey, the unnamed Swedish couple finally became parents last month, when the mother gave birth to a healthy but premature baby boy. For the couple, making history was an afterthought.Full Story
A Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Texas was given an experimental drug for the first time, officials said Monday as the White House mulled tougher airport screening at home and abroad.Full Story
The EU said Tuesday it has asked Spain to explain how a nurse treating Ebola patients in Madrid contracted the deadly disease, the first known case of transmission outside Africa.
The European Commission "sent a letter Monday to the Spanish health minister to obtain some clarification" of how this had happened, despite all the precautions taken, a spokesman said.Full Story
African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said Monday that Ebola-hit nations needed more doctors and health workers to help "break the cycle" of the virus, which was devastating their economies.Full Story
British-American researcher John O'Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser, for discovering how the brain navigates.Full Story
The annual hajj pilgrimage which drew two million Muslims from around the world has been epidemic-free, Saudi Arabia's acting health minister said on Monday.Full Story
U.S. health officials said that a doctor who returned to a hospital after being treated for the Ebola virus last month did not in fact have a new case of the infectious disease.Full Story
A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the U.S. is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy in New Jersey, a state medical examiner determined.
Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett said the Mercer County medical examiner's office found the death of Eli Waller was the result of enterovirus 68. The virus has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states and Washington, D.C. — almost all of them children.Full Story
The first person diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus on U.S. soil is faring worse and now in critical condition, health officials said Saturday, having previously described him as seriously ill.
"Mr. Duncan is in critical condition," the Texas hospital treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from Liberia to Texas in late September, said in a brief statement.Full Story