Health

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the UN General Assembly

A number of conflicts will have great implications for global health...

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a 'Rights Issue'

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says universal health coverage is a top priority...

A Lunchable is not a Bento: Here’s how to really do it

In the culture from which it comes, the word means a more than a jacked-up Lunchable. Here's how to make a true bento box....

How a photographer snapped this tragic photo of a seahorse lugging a Q-tip

"I spend a lot of time underwater all over the world, and I see trash and debris and human waste all over the place."...

Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acabá embarks on third trip into space

The Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acabá blasted off on Tuesday, September 12, into space as part of a team that will conduct research at the International Space Station (ISS)...

How 2 surgeons, bomb expert saved a soldier with a grenade in his torso

It was a sunny spring day in eastern Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, when U.S. army soldiers in the Alpha Company headed out on patrol into the heart of Taliban country. Capt....

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) - The 7-year-old Rohingya boy lies on a tattered mattress on the floor of a crowded government hospital in Bangladesh, bandages covering the spot where...

Caught on tape: Pharma rep lies to get opioid tied to Cherry Hill death

Audio of call that led to approval of Insys Therapeutics' Subsys brand of is a focus of Senate report - and Tuesday's hearing....

Predatory journals that publish questionable research a global problem: study

Even high-income countries like the United States and Japan are not immune to so-called “predatory” journals that publish junk science or poorly vetted research, a new Canadian...

West Nile's cruel summer: Insidious virus strikes Ottawa-area man

Three weeks ago, Robert Gibeault was fishing at one of his favourite local spots. Now he's in an intensive care bed, breathing with the aid of a ventilator, his legs paralyzed....

You’re drinking plastic fibers in your tap water

Tap water isn’t just full of lead, arsenic, and other contaminants — 94% of U.S. drinking water contains plastic fibers, a new study says....

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

If synthetic fibers are in tap water, they’re also likely in foods prepared with water, such as bread, pasta, soup and baby formula, researchers say....

This is how you should poo, apparently

Ladies and gentleman, I bring you today’s hot topic: Is there a correct way to go to the toilet?...

12 things I learnt in the first year of being a dad

I’VE been a father now for 12 months which means I’m qualified to tell dad jokes, put a crib together and expertly hand off my child to her mother just as I catch a whiff of a...

It's time to rock your goals, find your bliss

Hey L.A.: Here are four wellness events in the Los Angeles area that you'll want to know about....

Hepatitis A found in Save-On-Foods pineapple cups

Anyone who bought ready-to-go pineapple cups from the Western Family brand recently are being advised by Alberta Health Services to check the date of production after the hepatitus...

Hurricane Harvey, global warming and the need for alternative energy (2 letters)

The damage in Houston is a wake-up call to the fossil-fuel tycoons to stop their denial, plan a transition to alternative energy wherever they can....

By 2027, there could be a 214 trillion calorie food deficit

THE world could be facing a food shortage in just 10 years, according to an agricultural data technology company....

Older Dads Are More Common Than Ever Before

The average age of fathers has risen by 3.5 years over the past four decades....

Kids with undocumented parents prone to anxiety, study shows

A new study finds that children born to parents in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are half as likely to have mental health issues than children of undocumented...

Adopted 20 years ago in China, girls continue to bond at annual reunion

"At the first picnic, the girls were holding sippy cups. This year, they were drinking wine," said one mother....

Troubled Indian hospital says 217 children died in August

Death continues to haunt a government hospital in north India that came under fire earlier this month after dozens of babies died within two days....

Feds seize smallpox vaccine from clinic injecting it into cancer patients

The US Food and Drug Administration has stopped a California company from continuing to inject the smallpox vaccine into the tumors of cancer patients. Last Friday, US marshals...

It’s “eerily familiar” to what we’re seeing in the South China Sea

THE polar regions are the closest thing left to virgin territory in the modern world....

Nomophobia: These are the clear signs you’re too attached to your phone, according to docs

Do you feel anxious when your smartphone isn’t within reach? Here's what you need to know about 'nomophobia.'...

Jewish cookbook author's new book follows ancient food paths

Award-winning Jewish cookbook author, Joan Nathan, dazzles with her latest tome tracing Jewish foods to ancient roots....

Surprising truth about being a high class escort

This is an extract from Back on Top by high class escort Samantha X ($29.99), published by Hachette Australia....

Reality check: Do vitamins B6 and B12 cause lung cancer in men?

A recent study claims that men who smoke are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer if they take these B vitamins. Here's what the experts say....

India's battle with TB continues to take lives. And treatment is still hard to manage.

India has more cases of tuberculosis than anywhere else in the world. And despite government efforts to halt the spread of the disease, there were more than 2 million cases in...

Study: 50M at risk of arsenic poisoning in Pakistan

Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously thought, according to a new study....

Exactly how gross are dog kisses?

Dogs lick us because they love us, but should we love their kisses?...

U.S. Army vet, Floridian set to start astronaut training

Frank Rubio, a Florida native, U.S. Army veteran, gets ready for dream opportunity working as a NASA astronaut...

Where’s the kelp? Warm ocean harming undersea forests

The Gulf of Maine, stretching from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia, is the latest in a growing list of hotspots losing kelp...

Low-cost prostheses offer amputees a second chance in India

A no-frills prosthetic made locally in India is helping amputees to work in muddy fields, sit cross-legged on the floor and comfortably use Indian-style squat toilets without...

His lucky Clover: Service dog helps Canadian Forces vet cope with his PTSD

Canadian Forces veteran Jody Salway is in the midst of training his own PTSD service dog named Clover....

Summerlin clinic’s goal: Finding diseases before they’re life-threatening

A clinic that’s about to open within the Sumerlin Medical Building is aimed at taking a proactive approach by discovering diseases that might lie in wait for patients....

Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient - or even...