Health

Frozen sperm can survive space travel, preliminary study suggests

It's one small step for science, and potentially one giant leap for mankind's ability to populate space.Spanish scientists have found that frozen sperm samples are still viable after exposure to simulated space flight, opening up the possibility of an space-based…

FDA approves new drug for women with low sexual desire disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to return sexual desire to some women with low libido, the agency said Friday.The drug, bremelanotide, sold under the brand name Vyleesi by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, is an injection to be taken…

Bill proposes fully covering HIV-prevention drug PrEP

US Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing a bill to reduce the transmission of HIV by encouraging the use of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug that's more than 92% effective in preventing new infections. If it becomes law, PrEP would…

Why you should learn Mental Health First Aid

One in five adults in the US lives with a mental health problem according to the National Institute of Mental Health - but most don't seek out professional help. That's where Mental Health First Aid - an eight-hour workshop -…

The US suicide rate is up 33% since 1999, research says

The suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds.Suicide rates among people 15 to 64 increased significantly during that period, rising from 10.5 per…

Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?

Karen Kwai-Ching Li, known as KC, has lived in fear of her osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, for almost 28 years.She was diagnosed in 1991, at the age of 10, but failed medication over two months resulted in her…

Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination

Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced.The recall affects frozen cut leaf spinach in 16-ounce bags manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Listeria was found in some of the…