Daniel Gaitan

Free animations spread lifesaving tips via smartphones

Feb 08 2018

(Reuters Health) – Impoverished communities across the globe are receiving lifesaving tips for dealing with disease, draught and depression from short, user-friendly videos that are free online.

Confusion about introducing solid foods to babies, survey finds

Nov 03 2015

(Reuters Health) - A recent survey found many parents are unsure about when and how to best introduce solid foods to babies.

Planned Parenthood rolls out STD testing apps

Jun 22 2015

(Reuters Health) – Planned Parenthood has launched mobile apps that let users in California, Minnesota and Washington state request a home lab kits that tests for two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

New campaign helps at-risk families test for celiac disease

Apr 22 2015

(Reuters Health) - A new campaign is encouraging people with celiac disease to talk with their at-risk relatives about getting tested for the condition – and providing tools to make the conversations more productive.

Wear blue on Friday to raise colon cancer awareness

Mar 05 2015

(Reuters Health) - Advocates hope that people with colorectal cancer and their caregivers will dress in blue on Friday to raise awareness about the disease, which is the second-leading cancer-related cause of death in the U.S.

Rule reversal allows schools to bill Medicaid for services

Feb 24 2015

(Reuters Health) - Due to an unexpected federal policy reversal sought by advocates for nearly 10 years, schools could start billing Medicaid for health services such as asthma screenings, vaccinations and care for chronic diseases provided to some low-income students.

Men with prostate trouble should avoid some cold medicines

Feb 09 2015

With cold and flu season in full swing, experts are warning men who have an enlarged prostate to avoid medicines containing antihistamines and decongestants.

Portable X-ray services becoming more common

Jan 23 2015

(Reuters Health) - Portable X-ray services are becoming more popular as patients seek medical care in familiar surroundings.

‘Tweens’ most likely to misuse over-the-counter meds

Nov 14 2014

(Reuters Health) - Young pre-teens are likely to misuse over-the-counter medicines if they’re not educated about proper use and the dangers of abuse, experts warn in a new campaign encouraging parents to talk with their children about household drugs.

Painted pumpkins raising awareness about food allergies

Oct 28 2014

(Reuters Health) - Households across the U.S. this Halloween are displaying hand-painted teal-colored pumpkins on their porches and lawns, a signal that children with food allergies can safely trick-or-treat there.

World News

Israel-Gaza conflict rages on, diplomacy yet to gain traction

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel pummelled Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday, with no sign yet of an end to the worst escalation in years in the region, almost a week into the conflict.