Whether it's a pint of beer, a glass of wine or a shot of booze, Americans are drinking alcohol at the highest rate in 25 years, according to a Gallup poll.
The Dutch were South Africa's first white settlers more than three centuries ago, but ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday, locals say that's all history.
High levels of a blood protein called clusterin are linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, scientists said on Monday -- a finding which could pave the way for doctors to detect the disease before it takes hold.
Iceland has been called the Island of the Sagas, and recently there has been no shortage of sagas.
They're not your grandpa's hearing aids. Today's newest models range from the completely invisible it sits deep in the ear canal for months at a time to Bluetooth-enabled gadgets that open cell phones and iPods for hearing-aid users.
Taiwanese females over the age of 50 are more likely to suffer from less dense or more fragile bones compared to males, according to a Department of Health's (DOH) study.
Low thyroid activity, one of the most treated conditions in the United States, may actually be a sign of longevity, researchers say.
The American Medical Association says there's no scientific proof to back up claims of anti-aging hormones.
Everyone talks about the "ageing" society when large numbers of elderly people need home care.
The incidence of spinal fractures caused by pressure on fragile bones has been on the rise among people in Taiwan aged 65 and over, increasing by 60,000 patients per year, a doctor at National Cheng Kung University Hospital said yesterday.