As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow.
Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 52 genes linked to human intelligence, 40 of which have been identified as such for the first time.
So-called "light" cigarettes with holes in the filter could be the reason why a specific kind of lung cancer has been on the rise in recent decades, researchers said Monday.
Every additional hour it takes to give antibiotics and perform other key steps increases the odds of death by 4 percent.
Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled Thursday at a medical conference.
Our favorite nut didn't make the list of colon cancer fighters.
A scary warning to watch your own coffee and energy drink intake.
Coming down with the flu, bronchitis or pneumonia can dramatically raise the risk of a heart attack -- up to 17-fold -- in the days and weeks following the infection, researchers said Monday.
Frustrated with his ever-growing weight that peaked at 306 kg, Ronnie Brower began dieting and working out on his way to losing an astounding 208 kg. His four-year fitness journey, chronicled on Facebook, earned him the admiration of a woman at his gym who similarly was trying to lose a lot of weight.
Stress and junk food -- such a vicious cycle.