It's in the billions, and even more people lack access to proper sanitation, UN agencies warn.
A teen who died in a bathtub over the weekend was electrocuted after touching a phone that was plugged in, her family says.
More than 700 Australian women launch a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson, after suffering from "painful and life-altering complications" due to its vaginal mesh implants.
Travelers to Thailand should take extra precautions against mosquitoes this year: the country has reported an increase in cases of dengue fever.
Brushing meat and vegetables with oil while they're on the barbecue may seem like a fine idea, but it can actually be pretty bad for your health.
More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday.
An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland.
Tourette syndrome is a mysterious medical curiosity that has puzzled doctors for more than a century. People who have it suffer from tics and other behavioral problems, such as obsessive compulsive traits and attention deficit disorder.
More than 5,000 Indians have lined up in the country's south, pinching their noses and sticking their tongues out to swallow live fish in an unusual traditional treatment for asthma.
India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5 degrees Celsius, a new study shows.