On any given day, some 80,000 patients in Europe are fighting an infection they picked up in hospital, often while in intensive care, the EU's disease monitoring agency said in a survey published on Thursday.
The mood-stabilizing drug lithium reduces suicide risk by more than 60 percent among people with depression, a study said Thursday.
Staying up late and poor handling of stress could aggregate skin aging, local doctors warned yesterday.
The American Medical Association voted Tuesday to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.
Governments worldwide must ban all forms of tobacco marketing, not just billboards and TV ads, as companies find new ways to tap the market, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Four separate teams of scientists have said they were unable to replicate a highly publicized study that last year touted a cancer drug's success against Alzheimer's disease in mice.
According to the World Health Organization, about 1.4 billion of all the world's 20-year-old and older adults are overweight, and of these overweight people, 200 million men and 300 million women are classified as obese.
After running medical tests in four hospitals and talking to nine doctors in five years, a female pediatric doctor surnamed Yu has finally been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, also known as “Princess and the Pea syndrome.”
Taiwan's Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta arrived in Geneva Saturday to attend this year's World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making arm of the World Health Organization (WHO).