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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment an
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a food recall warning in Quebec for a brand of chicken egg rolls due to possible Listeria contamination. The agency says that ......
The study by Public Health Ontario in Canada found children ‘encouraged’ to go to bed were 71 per cent less likely to get enough sleep but those who were 'told' got enough sleep.
This will bring the cared-for population in this age group to 2.8million, up 560,000 since 2015. Experts at the University of Liverpool said people must take more care of their health when young.
Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.
A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches
The 'sunshine supplements' could help many pain-related conditions, from menstrual cramps to fibromyalgia, biologists have concluded, according to a study in Brazil.
Experts at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to identify the best sperm in a sample without killing them, which could help men trying to conceive with partners with IVF.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biotech sector boasts the strongest new drug pipeline in Europe but industry leaders say it needs continued access to global talent, funding and regulatory clarity to thri
Nicholas 'Nico' Vigliotti, 20, has spent his life battling chromosome 14 deletion disorder. His mother Debbie Vigliotti, of Long Island, New York, is now desperate to find her son a lung donor.
Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark.
Researchers at New York Presbyterian Hospital, who analyzed records on 3,640,229 patients in America's national cancer database, said they believe it could be tied to sense of guilt for smoking.
VANCOUVER - BC Nurses Union elections have been marred by disunity after the removal of three candidates' names from the ballot before voting begins. The candidates have vowed to take their ...
(Reuters) - Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda on Tuesday became the first cancer drug ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on a patients' specific genetic traits, regardless
Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, professor of Human Sciences and Psychology at Ohio State University, explains the findings of her study into new mothers in today's social media culture.
The new head of the World Health Organization says his "central priority" will be working to achieve universal health coverage, while pledging to reform the U.N. agency
(Reuters) - Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda chalked up another approval on Tuesday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the cancer medicine can be used to treat children and adults who ca
Academic medical centers, increasingly spurned by insurers for being more expensive than community hospitals, appear to have lower death rates for older adults than other facilities, a U.S. study sugg
The new head of the World Health Organization says his "central priority" will be working to achieve universal health coverage, while pledging to reform the U.N. agency
An international report by the World Health Organization, including the University of St Andrews, claims teenagers may eat worse as they gain more independence.
Infants who are victims of physical abuse take longer to get to a hospital and are less likely to receive emergency trauma care compared to children who sustain an accidental injury, researchers in th
GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread
A study by McMaster University is the first to identify a link between probiotics and improved symptoms of depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
A South African black man who received the world's third successful penis transplant in April will have his penis tattooed white. The 40-year-old patient will have it done within six months.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agenc
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would slash nearly a third in funding for diplomacy and foreign aid including global health and food aid, peacekeeping and other fo
Annabelle Lawless, one, had her cochlear implant activated and was able to hear clearly. The little girl from Boise, Idaho, made news when she first heard her mother's voice with hearing aids in Jul
Chromium picolinate is a mineral found naturally in some foods, and is thought to improve the way the body metabolises sugar by working with the hormone insulin.
Major U.S. teaching hospitals are often considered more expensive than the competition, but a new study suggests they may have an important quality advantage.
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister, is leading after two rounds of voting in the race to become the next director-general of the World Health Organization
A Harvard study claims teaching hospitals are better with patients than other hospitals, making a 1.5 percent difference in mortality rates. Experts say this translates to 58,000 lives a year.
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former minister of health, is leading the race to head the World Health Organization after two rounds of voting
Scientists at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in New York were trying to devise a drug to kill tumors when they realized it had another clearer benefit: fighting the flu.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government plans to file a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software to bypass emission controls in diesel vehicles, two sources
Females are more likely to suffer sleep deprivation symptoms such as depression, said Queensland researchers. These include depression, memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
VANCOUVER - Children who aren't vaccinated face harsher judgment than their parents who refused immunization, says a study examining attitudes involving a contentious public health issue for which Can
GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization member states began voting on Tuesday for the next director-general, with an Ethiopian candidate vying to be the first African to head the United Nations a
Things that are healthy overall -- exercise maintaining a healthy weight and limiting alcohol -- appear to lower a woman's risk of breast cancer, a review says
An international report by the World Health Organization, including the University of St Andrews, claims teenagers may eat worse as they gain more independence.
Neha Chaudhry, 24, who landed an investment worth £100,000 and planned to bring her award-winning stick to the NHS, may be forced to return to Pakistan within a fortnight.
A group of diabetics taking metformin had drastic changes in their gut flora, found Swedish and Spanish researchers.A probiotic diet may be beneficial for people with diabetes, say scientists.
The race to lead the World Health Organization was down to two candidates Tuesday after Pakistan's Dr. Sania Nishtar was eliminated in a first round of voting
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged world nations on Tuesday to work together to fight global warming and, in a bid to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to drop any plans to d
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, found otherwise healthy, sleep-deprived adults favour bigger portions, seek more calories and are more impulsive with food.
Arya Somantri, 10, from Indonesia, ballooned to 30 stone after gorging on five meals of meat, fish, vegetables, rice, instant noodles and fried soy every day, washing it all down with cola.
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this c
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a father could have his child vaccinated according to a schedule recommended by authorities even though the mother of the girl is op
Bosses would have much more productive employees if they were allowed to do their job during their peak hours, University of Sydney scientists suggest.
Pakistan's candidate to be the next chief of the World Health Organization, cardiologist Dr. Sania Nishtar, decided to go into public health after being told her hospital would start using recycled ca
More than 2.6 million individuals born between 1987 and 2012 were assessed by the team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden for the latest study on premature babies.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors searched Daimler sites on Tuesday as part of a fraud probe related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas after-treatment in diesel
LONDON (Reuters) - Companies' disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, found otherwise healthy, sleep-deprived adults favour bigger portions, seek more calories and are more impulsive with food.
Key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce, a University of Cambridge study has found. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity.
Bosses would have much more productive employees if they were allowed to do their job during their peak hours, University of Sydney scientists suggest.
HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Some Volkswagen managers are struggling to adapt to the German carmaker's drive to improve accountability after its diesel emissions fraud, its chief executive said, sugg
Researchers from Duke University, North Carolina, found that reducing calorie intake by a quarter slows inner ageing by 0.6 years annually versus having a normal diet.
For example, dairy products can have a lesser effect on cholesterol than would be predicted on the basis of their saturated fat content if eaten with other foods, Danish scientists found.
Just eight months on from giving birth, Fatima Stagliano, from the Gold Coast, has overhauled her fitness and is now able to show off an incredible set of abs and enviable physique.
But a breakthrough study from a team of scientists from Iowa State University has found that one gene had a 'dramatic difference' in its impact on memory and cognitive function.
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