Who you gonna call? Beijing smokebusters to go on patrol

Beijing - China's capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places on Monda...

Scientists restore lost memories in mice, shedding light on amnesia

Washington - Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through...

Brain implant senses 'intent' to move robotic arm

Miami - A new kind of brain implant senses a patient's intent to move a robotic arm, ...

Russia warns of 2 million HIV carriers in 5 years.

  Moscow - Russia's AIDS epidemic is worsening and at least two million people ...

Drug-resistant typhoid now 'epidemic' in Africa.

  Paris - Drug-resistant typhoid has become an invisible epidemic in Africa, scient...

US Hispanics face higher risks from diabetes, liver disease.

Miami - Hispanics in the United States face a higher risk than whites of dying from diabete...

Chikingunya kills 25 in Colombia

    Bogota--The virus chikungunya has killed 25 people in Colombia in less ...

Obesity in pregnancy puts child at diabetes risk: study

      Paris--Women who are obese while pregnant may put their o...

Instant self-test HIV kit goes on sale in Britain

  London--Britain's first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit went on sale on...

Pepsi dropping sweetener aspartame from diet cola drinks

  Washington--PepsiCo said Friday it was bowing to customer demand and doing away wit...

French firm announces multiple sclerosis drug breakthrough

  Paris--French biotechnology company MedDay on Friday announced encouraging result...

Australian health blogger admits lying about cancer

  Sydney--An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was ...

US weighs regulating homeopathy

  Washington--US regulators assessing homeopathic treatments' safety and effica...

Mind training as effective as anti-depressants: study

  Paris--A form of mental training which helps people recognise the onset of depressi...

Acapulco fumigates against chikungunya

  Acapulco, Mexico--Authorities in Mexico's Pacific resort of Acapulco are fumi...

E-cigs popular with teens, but few are regular users

Paris--In the biggest survey of its kind, British researchers reported Wednesday that e-c...

Julius Caesar may have suffered mini-strokes: study

  London--Roman emperor Julius Caesar may have suffered a series of mini-strokes, e...

German woman pregnant with quadruplets - at 65

  Berlin--A 65-year-old Berlin woman who already has 13 children is pregnant again ...

Unusual cancer spreads among clams off N. America

  Miami--The discovery of a contagious cancer spreading among edible clams off the ...

Designer molecule lowers HIV levels: trial results

  Paris--Researchers said Wednesday a lab-manufactured antibody "significantly&q...

Tales from the crypt: Mummies reveal TB's Roman lineage

  Paris--Samples from mummies in a Hungarian crypt have revealed that multiple tuberc...