Michael J. Fox teams up with Intel to fight Parkinson’s through smartwatches
Intel Corp plans to use wearable gadgets such as smartwatches to monitor patients with Parkinson’s disease and collect data that can be shared with...
Experimental Ebola drug arrives in Liberia to treat doctors
A consignment of experimental Ebola drugs has arrived by plane in Liberia to treat two doctors suffering from the virus, which has killed more than 1,000...
Scientists discover the secret to battle the middle-aged bulge
Scientists say they have discovered a breakthrough that paves the way to creating a drug to quickly banish that middle-age “spare tyre” or...
Friends reveal Robin Williams’ battles as suicide details emerge
Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
Use of experimental drugs approved for West Africa as Ebola death toll tops 1,000
The World Health Organization (WHO) authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola on Tuesday as the death toll topped 1,000 and a...
East Timor doctors say worsening health crisis causing preventable deaths
Doctors say a worsening health crisis in East Timor is causing hundreds of preventable deaths, including those of many children.
On Ebola’s front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration
After a month on the front line battling Ebola in a hospital in Sierra Leone, the memories that both haunt and inspire British doctor, Tim O’Dempsey,...
Latest Ebola outbreak may have begun with 2-year-old boy in December
Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests patient zero for the latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may have been a 2-year-old...
Battle to contain Ebola grows as more countries start restricting travel
The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak is continuing, with more countries imposing travel restrictions.
Music festival ODs lead to questions of legalization, regulation of ‘party drugs’
The rash of suspected drug-overdose deaths at music festivals in Canada this summer has public health experts scrambling for solutions.
HIV infections rise in Brazil, thwarting long record of prevention efforts
While HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil — with the sharpest jump among youths 15...
Ebola outbreak is now an international emergency, says WHO
The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide Friday to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West...
Spending too much time on Twitter can lead to psychosis, study warns
Twitter can trigger psychosis in vulnerable people, according to a team of doctors in Germany.
WHO declares Ebola an international public health emergency
The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary...
Lack of vitamin D linked to higher dementia risk, studies show
A severe lack of vitamin D can double the risk of Alzheimer’s in older people, a study has found.
Obama dismisses idea of sending experimental Ebola drugs to Africa
U.S. President Barack Obama says it’s “premature” to send an experimental drug for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, as Liberia...
In search for Ebola cure, pharmaceutical companies look to bottom line
As the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus runs rampant in West Africa, claiming the lives of almost 1,000 people according to the latest report from the...
A daily Aspirin pill ‘helps prevent cancer’, study shows
Taking a daily dose of aspirin could help ward off some types of cancer, according to a new study.
Saudi Arabia tests man suspected of having Ebola after a trip to West Africa
Doctors in Saudi Arabia are testing a patient suspected of having contracted Ebola during a trip to West Africa, hit by an epidemic of the virus, the Health...
U.S. government had a role in Ebola drug given to aid workers
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified...
AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia
Some 25 delegates to an international AIDS conference held in Melbourne last month fear returning home and will seek asylum in Australia, refugee and welfare...
National Sperm Bank to launch in UK to meet increasing donor demand
A national sperm bank is to be launched to meet the demands of donor requirements across the UK.
Ebola patients dying of ignorance, say aid workers; infected doctor back in U.S.
As the death toll from the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola in west Africa climbs to 729, aid workers have warned that it’s ignorance, rather...
Sierra Leone athletes face Ebola fears as they return from Commonwealth Games
Several members of Sierra Leone’s Commonwealth Games team are afraid to return home because of the outbreak of Ebola, it has been reported.
French hospital to open wine bar to cheer up terminally ill
The French have long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine.
As epidemic worsens, 2 American aid workers with Ebola to return home
Two American aid workers, who were gravely ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, are expected to be flown to the United States...
Ebola-hit doctor hailed a hero for giving only serum dose to fellow patient
A US doctor infected with ebola has insisted the only available dose of an experimental serum go to a fellow American patient in Liberia, as one of the...
Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the...
Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia
Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne...
World Ebola fears grow as volunteers pulled out of West Africa
Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents are growing with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical...