Sunday, April 12, 2015
A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China's rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
People who are obese in middle age run a lower risk of developing dementia later, said a large and long-term study Friday whose findings challenge the prevailing wisdom.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major health challenge across much of Africa, but a new medicine being pioneered in South Africa could be a breakthrough after decades of frustration.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now US$91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Workers in Chile began harvesting the country's first medical marijuana crop Tuesday, breaking new ground in cancer treatment in a nation where cannabis is outlawed as a hard drug.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in the state of Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
A businessman has been convicted of fraud charges and sentenced to two years in prison for selling repackaged yogurt products that had passed their sell-by dates, high court officials in Taipei said.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public Friday to stay on the alert as the seasonal flu could rise during the Tomb Sweeping Festival weekend April 3-6 as more people travel to visit their families or go on vacation.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Experimental tailor-made vaccines targeting melanoma patients' individual genetic mutations have given encouraging preliminary results, researchers have said.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.