Australians are smoking and drinking less than they were five years ago but are fatter and more anxious, according to a new survey profiling the nation's health launched Tuesday.
Coffee drinkers, beware. Seventy-five percent of local chains use lids that are potentially toxic, according to a survey released Saturday by Taipei City councilors.
Amputees often experience “phantom limbs,” or the sensation that their missing limb is still present, but a Swedish study published Thursday showed that even non-amputees can experience the bizarre sensation.
Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost completely paralyzed.
The world's first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled because of British and European rules on the use of illegal drugs in research.
Small children may not yet know how to describe pain and cannot easily tell parents they have a headache.
Getting plenty of calcium from foods has been shown to lower the likelihood of kidney stones in those most at risk, but a new study makes clear the benefit isn't just linked to milk products.
One in 10 people who have a stroke caused by a clot blocking blood to the brain go on to develop chronic pain, according to a new study.
Dementia costs more each year in the United States than cancer or heart disease, with annual costs ranging from US$157 billion to US$215 billion, according to a study released Wednesday.
A new strategy for ending polio worldwide aims to boost security for violence-plagued vaccine workers and halt polio outbreaks by the end of next year, global health authorities said Tuesday.