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More research links sedentary time to diabetes

By Lisa Rapaport People who are inactive for hours on end each day may be more likely to d...

More chocolate you eat, lower  your risk of heart disease: Study

By Ariana Eunjung Cha Ahh, chocolate. There probably isn’t a more magical ingredie...

Addicted to antibiotics, Chile's salmon flops at Costco, grocers

SANTIAGO: Chile's salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat a viru...

New analysis of smoking and schizophrenia suggests causal link

By Kate Kelland In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between s...

Treadmill work stations reduce muscle pain

Toronto: Treadmill work stations can make office work a lot more comfortable as they can he...

Lifestyle factors can halve heart failure risk after 65

A man exercises in downtown Los Angeles, California. BY KATHRYN DOYLE Older peopl...

Patient trial validates Ebola rapid test

Paris - A 15-minute, on-the-spot blood test for Ebola was as accurate in a patient trial ...

Three cups of coffee a day reduce heart disease risk

LISBON: Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may slash the risk of dying from heart ...

Curb your sweet tooth

From Health magazine Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To sa...

France carries out first 'ceramic sternum' transplant

Paris - French doctors have successfully carried out the world's first transplant of ...

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief

    New York---Thousands of people laid out their mats and stretched into...

Chilean grandma, 92, discovered bearing mummified fetus

Santiago--Routine testing revealed a Chilean 92-year-old grandmother has been bearing a l...

Trans fat ban tests food companies, bakers

New York - The Jarosch Bakery has been supplying goodies for more than 50 years, winning ...

Finns urged to eat on their feet to stay healthy

Helsinki--Finland's health ministry on Wednesday urged Finns to occasionally eat thei...

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Washington--Partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, are not safe to eat and mus...

British actor Hurt diagnosed with cancer

London--British actor John Hurt said on Tuesday he had been diagnosed with pancreatic can...

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Rome--Eating a Mediterranean diet has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very...

Woman has baby from ovary tissue frozen in childhood

Paris - In a world first, a woman has given birth after surgeons implanted ovarian tissue...

Single dose of vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

Paris - A single vaccine shot, rather than the recommended triple dose, may be enough to ...

Boozy chimps back 'drunken monkey' idea of Man and Ape

Paris - Wild chimpanzees enjoying opportunistic booze-ups on palm wine have helped shed l...

New treatments may prolong health after breast cancer

  Chicago - Promising advances in research could mean longer, healthier lives for w...