Mar 19, 2013 17:37 EDT
Brazil launched a campaign Tuesday to combat the ballooning waistlines of its population -- a trend it said costs nearly $250 million each year in treatment of obesity-related diseases.
Mar 19, 2013 16:15 EDT
One in three seniors in the United States dies from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, according to a report published by the Alzheimer's Association on Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 13:29 EDT
French international defender Eric Abidal, who underwent a liver transplant last April, is on his way back and played in a training match for Barcelona reserves against French second division side Istres, his club said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The United Nations has expressed concern that the Philippines could encourage smoking by hosting one of the world's biggest tobacco trade shows, a health official said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The Philippines' highest court suspended on Tuesday a controversial birth control law that had met fierce opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
Mar 19, 2013 01:49 EDT
A man who led a playboy lifestyle while claiming to be a Tahitian prince was jailed Tuesday for 14 years for stealing Aus$16 million (US$16.6 million) from an Australian health department.
Mar 18, 2013 20:53 EDT
Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child's bone health, in contrast to guidelines in some countries, research published in The Lancet on Tuesday says.
Mar 18, 2013 19:39 EDT
Giving your toddler skimmed or semi-skimmed milk is unlikely to make inroads against the risk of obesity, a large study conducted among American children has found.
Mar 18, 2013 18:55 EDT
A trend for shaving, clipping or waxing pubic hair may encourage the spread of a skin virus, French doctors suggested on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 18:43 EDT
Troubled US actress Lindsay Lohan was sentenced Monday to 90 days in a locked rehab facility, as part of a plea deal announced as her trial for allegedly lying to police was set to begin.
Mar 18, 2013 17:28 EDT
Eight European Union countries exceeded the bloc's air pollution limits in 2011, down from 12 the previous year, the European Environment Agency said in a report published on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 17:05 EDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled legislation Monday to force shopkeepers to cover cigarettes with a curtain or use some other method to keep tobacco out of view.
Mar 18, 2013 14:54 EDT
Any athlete suspected of getting a concussion during sports should stop play, leave the game and not return until cleared by a licensed healthcare professional, according to new US guidelines out Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 14:34 EDT
The global fight against tuberculosis needs a massive financial boost as drug-resistant strains of the disease take hold, two international organisations warned on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 08:22 EDT
A growing number of US parents oppose doctors' recommendations to vaccinate teenage girls against human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, a study said Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 06:52 EDT
Nicosia and international creditors were discussing Monday revisions to an unprecedented levy on bank accounts agreed in a bailout for Cyprus which has sparked market turmoil and fresh fears of debt crisis contagion, an EU source said.
Mar 17, 2013 23:57 EDT
The number of dead pigs found in a river running through Shanghai has reached more than 13,000, Chinese state media said, as mystery deepened over the hogs' precise origin.
Mar 17, 2013 10:33 EDT
Hundreds of Spanish doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
Mar 16, 2013 22:03 EDT
Even as videogames come under scrutiny for potential harmful impacts, researchers and developers are touting digital games for positive effects on health, learning and other social goals.
Mar 16, 2013 19:00 EDT
The 27th edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) inched closer to its finale Saturday with a flock of big-name pop stars descending on the Texas state capital's pulsating beer-and-barbecue fest.