Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States.Full Story
All donated blood should undergo tests for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, U.S. regulators said Friday amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States.
"There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission," said Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.Full Story
Asia's population is ageing faster than anywhere in the world, a study said Thursday, warning the swelling ranks of the elderly will cost the region $20 trillion in healthcare by 2030.Full Story
Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionize treatment of the disease, they said Tuesday.Full Story
U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of an outbreak of the virus in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Department of Health announced Thursday the FDA laboratory test results of frozen Sea Port Bay Scallops. They're produced by De Oro Resources Inc. Messages left with the company's main office in the Philippines weren't immediately returned.Full Story
Victims' advocates hailed as vindication Thursday the United Nations' acknowledgment it played a role in a devastating cholera epidemic believed to have been imported by U.N. peacekeepers.
The epidemic has killed 10,000 people since it broke out in 2010 in the vicinity of a base housing U.N. peacekeepers, in a country that previously was considered cholera-free.Full Story
Scores of fly-infested mentally disabled patients have been found naked and filthy at a government-run hospital in India, prompting an outcry, a charity worker said Thursday.Full Story
At least 13 people died Wednesday, a local official said, after they apparently drank toxic homemade liquor in India's eastern Bihar -- despite a state-wide ban on alcohol.Full Story
With infertility rising in pollution-plagued Iran, a growing number of couples must navigate the country's web of social and religious taboos as they seek treatment.Full Story
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.Full Story