Health and Fitness
Mar 22, 2013 04:16 EDT
Around 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 took up smoking in 2011, a rise of 50,000 on the previous year, Cancer Research UK figures released on Friday showed.
Mar 21, 2013 17:07 EDT
Britain's Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth II's cousin has been hospitalised after suffering a mild stroke, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:34 EDT
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng -- lauded for walking off the pitch to protest abuse by fans -- on Thursday called for an end to racism in the sport, likening it to a virulent disease that blighted the game.
Mar 21, 2013 12:36 EDT
Cases of tuberculosis reached an all-time low in the United States last year, but the disease continued to affect minorities at much higher rates than whites, health authorities said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 11:13 EDT
When Russian actress Evelina Blyodans gave birth to a son with Down's Syndrome, the first question from the doctor at the maternity hospital came as a shock: "Are you going to keep him?"
Mar 21, 2013 09:51 EDT
Some 97 percent of British family doctors admit giving patients placebos, and more than three-quarters say they prescribe them at least once a week, a survey released on Thursday found.
Mar 21, 2013 09:31 EDT
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat staked out an early lead as world number three Luke Donald struggled to settle in Thursday on a rain-interrupted first day's play at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Some 97 percent of British doctors in general practice admit giving patients placebos, while more than three-quarters say they prescribe them at least once a week, a survey released on Thursday found.
Mar 21, 2013 05:57 EDT
Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia.
Mar 21, 2013 03:58 EDT
A Taiwanese fugitive who knew no English has been arrested because police were curious about the word "Wanted" on his T-shirt.
Mar 20, 2013 21:46 EDT
Former England star Paul Gascoigne says boredom was behind his most recent struggle in an attempt to overcome a long-standing alcohol problem.
Mar 20, 2013 17:21 EDT
A new vaccine that has raised hopes of becoming a potent new tool in the battle against malaria seems to stop working in children after four years, according to research published Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 16:09 EDT
Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in a leading US psychiatry journal.
Mar 20, 2013 13:30 EDT
Troubled former England football star Paul Gascoigne said Wednesday he could not be certain if he would ever touch alcohol again after being taken to a hospital in the United States last month.
Mar 20, 2013 11:02 EDT
Technicians have restored power to all cooling systems at the reactors of Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, the operating company said Wednesday after a blackout sparked a new crisis.
Mar 20, 2013 08:02 EDT
Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician, died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital where he was being treated for kidney and respiratory problems, an embassy official told AFP.
Mar 19, 2013 21:08 EDT
Measles can be spread on planes in rows far beyond infected passengers, a Australian study showed, raising questions over control guidelines for the disease.
Mar 19, 2013 19:19 EDT
Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis, according to a clinical study published on Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 18:40 EDT
Research among long-distance commercial drivers in Australia has given weight to those who say coffee, tea or caffeine energy drinks or tablets help prevent dangerous drowsiness at the wheel.
Mar 19, 2013 18:03 EDT
An AIDS support group announced legal action Tuesday against a US porn film company for allegedly failing to enforce a new Los Angeles law requiring actors to wear condoms while on set.