Thursday, December 24, 2015
A senior lawyer for the EU's top court on Wednesday rejected claims, including by U.S. tobacco giant Philip Morris, that the bloc's new law on plain packaging and banning flavors was illegal.
The lucky ones who survive Ebola may suffer potentially blinding vision problems, hearing loss and joint pain for months afterward, medical experts reported on Wednesday.
A Norwegian drug firm on Tuesday announced an advance in its quest for an HIV cure with a drug combination that seeks to force the virus out of its hiding place and kill it.
An anti-marijuana campaign in Australia featuring a human-sized lumbering stoned sloth acting foolishly has backfired and become the brunt of jokes on social media.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
More people died of drug overdoses last year in the United States than ever before, largely due to disturbing increases in prescription painkillers and heroin use, health authorities said Friday.
Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a U.S. proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
The years-long quest for a universal pact to avert catastrophic climate change neared the finish line Saturday with conference host France announcing that the final draft had been completed in the early hours of the morning.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Mexican health authorities approved the first vaccine to gain official acceptance for use against the dengue virus, which sickens about 100 million people every year, mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
There's good news for grumpy women: Being happy apparently has no effect on how long you might live.