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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...

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...