'Losing battle': MSF says the world is failing to control the Ebola outbreak
International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) said the world was “losing the battle” to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned...
Eating one piece of fruit a day ‘reduces heart disease risk by up to 40%’
Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40 per cent, a study has found.
New test fast-tracks diagnosis for malaria
A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood, researchers have reported in...
New heart failure drug saves lives, cuts hospitalizations: study
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered...
Experimental Ebola drug heals all infected monkeys in a study
An experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has cured all 18 of the lab monkeys infected with the deadly virus, scientists reported on Friday.
The week of emoji dieting (is not for vegans)
There are 59 food-themed emoji. What are they? How can they be assembled into recipes? And most importantly, could someone live on emoji alone? Kelsey...
Ebola strikes in Senegal as student is first to be tested positive for deadly virus
Senegal confirmed its first case of Ebola today, as the country’s health minister announced that a young Guinean had tested positive for the deadly...
West Africa Ebola outbreak traced back to a funeral; fears of further spread
An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever...
Friendly bacteria from fatal bugs ‘could help protect against food allergies’
Bacteria from a family that includes potentially deadly infectious bugs may protect against food allergies, research has shown.
E-cigarettes should be banned indoors, World Health Organisation says
The World Health Organisation is recommending a ban on using e-cigarettes in public indoor spaces over second-hand smoke fears.
UK Ebola victim getting ‘excellent care’, says family, as Liberian medic dies
The family of British Ebola victim William Pooley has thanked doctors fighting to save his life for the “excellent care” he is being given.
Hope from the east: Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug
Japan could offer an unapproved drug under certain circumstances to help treat the deadly Ebola virus even before the World Health Organization has decided...
Congo the latest African nation to fall victim to deadly spread of Ebola
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared an Ebola outbreak in its northern Equateur province on Sunday after two out of eight cases tested came back...
Conservation of Amazon threatened by poor social conditions of its people
The conservation of Brazil’s Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring...
Sierra Leone makes harboring Ebola victims a crime
Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient - a common practice that the World Health Organization...
Forget hangover cures, some of us will always have them thanks to our genes
Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don’t, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins in Australia...
More than skin deep: Botox the answer to stomach cancer?
Botox may be useful in treating stomach cancers, new research in mice suggests. Researchers found that Botox injections in the stomach wall of the mice...
Wet blanket: U.S. bans diplomats from Ice Bucket Challenge
Don’t expect American diplomats to get involved in the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former presidents...
Numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ to Switzerland doubles in 4 years, study says
People packing their bags to Switzerland not to rest in its serenity but to end their lives through assisted suicide has doubled in four years, reveals...
'Abort and try again': Outcry over top scientist's Down syndrome comments
Scientist Richard Dawkins has become embroiled in another Twitter row, claiming it would be “immoral” to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother...
Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in four years
The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical...
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies aged 96
BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday...
'Tickling' your ear can improve the health of your heart, study finds
Tickling your ears with a pain-relieving TENS machine can improve heart health, a study has shown.
World 3.0: Harvard scientist envisions lifespan without limits
Although we spend billions trying to stop aging, Harvard Medical School researcher David Sinclair has spent the past 20 years looking for ways to help...
Love thy neighbour, it’s good for the heart (apparently)
Ever felt like your neighbour’s antics could drive you to an early grave? Well, there may be reason for concern, said researchers who reported a...
Data from 4.5m U.S. hospital patients stolen in Chinese cyber attack
One of the biggest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said it suspected personal data of about 4.5 million clients were stolen by Chinese...
A cure for alopecia baldness? New pill ‘grows back hair in five months’
A pill that appears to cure alopecia baldness has fully restored the hair of three patients.
Why the link between Parkinson’s and depression is more than emotional
A diagnosis with Parkinson’s is unquestionably devastating news but the depression Robin Williams experienced after the discovery was also likely...
Ebola outbreak has been ‘vastly underestimated’ as death toll tops 1,000
Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates...
Robin Williams’ wife reveals actor was in ‘early stages of Parkinson’s disease’
Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday.