Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested the head of an upmarket hospital in Mumbai and four doctors on suspicion of organ trafficking.Full Story
The daily dose of activity needed to lower the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease by at least 20 percent is several times the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization, researchers said Wednesday.Full Story
A trendy Miami neighborhood at the epicenter of the first U.S. outbreak of the Zika virus is safe to visit, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Sunday.
"We are doing a very good job of working to get rid of the mosquitoes," he said on NBC's Meet the Press. "We have been able to reduce the area that we had a concern about by 10 blocks on Friday."Full Story
Myanmar health officials have confirmed that a measles outbreak is behind the deaths of more than 30 people, mostly children, in a remote part of the country as authorities rush to treat victims.
The outbreak has struck the far corner of Myanmar's northern Sagaing region, a remote and mountainous area which borders eastern India and is populated by people from the Naga tribes.Full Story
Six people have died and 10 babies have been born with defects in Honduras in cases feared to have been caused by Zika, the health minister said Tuesday.
Tests were being carried out to confirm whether the cases were the result of the virus, which is most commonly transmitted by mosquitos and, more rarely, through sexual contact.Full Story
Russia on Tuesday confirmed 21 cases of anthrax, including one fatality, after an unusual heatwave melted permafrost in its remote far north, releasing potentially lethal spores from the soil.Full Story
The CDC has issued a new advisory that says pregnant women shouldn't travel to the so-called Zika "transmission area" in Florida and pregnant women who live there should take steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual spread of the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the advisory Monday after Florida Gov. Rick Scott said there are 10 new infections of the Zika virus likely transmitted by mosquitoes, bringing the total in the state to 14.Full Story
Zika fears prompted US health authorities on Monday to issue a travel warning for a small section of Miami where local mosquitoes have spread the virus to 14 people, officials said.
"We advise pregnant women to avoid travel to this area," said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Tom Frieden, noting that the virus can cause the birth defect, microcephaly.Full Story
When Huanito Luksetic was arrested for growing marijuana to help him cope with multiple sclerosis, he could not have known his struggle would eventually pave the way for Croatia to legalize cannabis for medical use.Full Story