Sunday, February 1, 2015
Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Some U.S. health insurance plans are discriminating against people with HIV by placing antiretroviral drugs in a high-cost category and forcing patients to pay more for coverage, researchers said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Have doctors, therapy and pills had their day in helping to wean people off addiction? Shopping vouchers and online social networks may be powerful, modern tools to help people quit smoking and lose weight, two unusual experiments suggested Wednesday.
A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping West Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment center is being dismantled and incinerated bit by bit as the region emerges from catastrophe.
Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief on Sunday admitted the U.N. agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future.
Friday, January 23, 2015
When heated to the max and inhaled deeply, e-cigarettes produce the toxic chemical formaldehyde, which could make the devices up to 15 times more cancerous than regular cigarettes, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.
U.N. recommendations that people should do at least two-and-a-half hours' physical activity a week are unworkable for some individuals, health experts argued Wednesday.
Better techniques and policies have given children born from artificial fertilisation a much better chance of survival and good health, a Scandinavian study said Wednesday.