China, the world's biggest cigarette producer and consumer, aims to impose national smoking-control regulations by the end of this year, authorities said Tuesday.
British teenagers drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year, Cancer Research UK said Tuesday as the charity urged the government to do more to improve children's diets.
Machines long ago usurped a donkey's traditional role as the farmer's beast of burden, but the animals are winning new fans in Montenegro -- thanks to their luxury milk.
On long wooden benches in the waiting room of a maternal health clinic in the first arrondissement of Libreville, Gabon, young girls sit side by side. They are all students, aged 16 to 25. Some are waiting for prenatal checkups, others cradle their newborns.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced that the Zika virus outbreak, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, no longer poses a world public health emergency, though it warned the epidemic remains a challenge.
The World Health Organization on Friday announced in an online press conference that the Zika virus outbreak no longer poses a world public health emergency.
--A new technique could help nearly double the precious few hours surgeons have to carry out lung transplants, raising hopes for saving more lives, said a study released Friday.
For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin treatment has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease, a study has found.
The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa, researchers said on Wednesday.
More than a dozen people in Sierra Leone were infected with Ebola, but showed no symptoms, suggesting that the massive and deadly West Africa epidemic was larger than previously thought, researchers said on Tuesday.