US researchers have identified antibodies in lab mice that may be able to prevent infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in what they described Wednesday as a "significant step" toward a vaccine.
If you spend all day sitting on your rear end, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk -- just make sure you can spare at least an hour.
Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some US$67.5 billion in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday.
Scientists hunting for ways to treat hard-to-beat bacterial infections have found a new antibiotic hiding right under our noses.
Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.
A total of 57.1 percent of surveyed workers become anxious or worried if they do not use their mobile phones for a certain period of time, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases.
India is home to the world's largest number of stunted children due to a lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought a singular reaction: "Whoa!"
Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel.