Scientists say findings underline significance of lowering risk factors for heart disease such as smoking and drinking.
Peru, one of the hotspots for tuberculosis, has some of the highest global recovery rates thanks to a community-based method for fighting the disease
Some 34 million people continue to suffer from malnutrition, 47.7 percent of children under age 5 suffer from anemia and 49.8 percent, approximately 1.3 million, have chronic malnutrition
The government should overhaul its reproductive health policies to support them, researchers say.
Paraguay, in the first 10 months of this year, registered 408 cases of breast cancer, one more than in all of 2015, when the mortality rate was 10.1 per 100,000 women
Colombia's indigenous people who claim their health and environment has suffered due to work at the Cerrejón coal mine are dismayed by the operation’s expansion
Bipolar disorder is also commonly known as manic depression or manic-depressive disorder. It is a long-term mental disorder that causes people to cycle between different moods and energy levels.
Health officials here on Monday declared an end to the Zika epidemic in Colombia, the first time a South American country had turned the tide on the disease, they said.
In the nine months since the Zika virus appeared in Colombia, the government has reported nearly than 17,000 cases among pregnant women. But the epidemic has not produced the dreaded wave of fetal deformities witnessed in Brazil.
Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses
Genetically modified mosquitoes are in the news for good reason: They may be our best hope for controlling the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Environmental risks' impact on health accounts for 23% of all deaths per year. A WHO report examines how prevention measures can tackle the problem.
A group of Ecuadorians suffering from an illness which stunts growth could hold the key to preventing major diseases such as cancer.
Research suggests that this habit of body-shaming can actually lead to weight gain over time and one 2012 study conducted by the University of Notre Dame found that women who make negative comments about their figures are significantly less likable than women who embrace their figures.
Studies suggest that disrupted sleep such as insomnia could actually help us predict episodes of mental illness and that fixing sleep problems may help treat them, improving the health and quality of life for countless individuals.
Physical fitness may be critical for maintaining a relatively youthful and nimble brain as we age, according to a new study of brain activation patterns in older people.
Parents shouldn't be at all interested just in which colleges her children end up at. Instead of pushing their kids into the extracurricular activities and volunteering that could get them a ticket to an Ivy League,they should be interested in allowing her children to explore their own pathway.
The preventative nature of the Cuban health system yields some impressive results and helps the country outperform other low and medium income countries in terms of having healthy people.
With a new year around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start fresh. Whether you’re switching things up to avoid a plateau, getting back in the swing of things after a long hiatus, or joining a gym for the first time,
A new study found that, having a goal in life, actually affects cellular activity in the brain and helps older people to prevent cognitive decline, other diseases associated with age or even death
Researchers of the NIH found that physical activity such as walking fast, swimming or biking, are associated with a lower risk of heart disease in older adults.
When people join the gym – or just say they need to – their No. 1 reason is usually weight loss. But research shows that to stick with exercise, you need a better reason than ‘I want to lose weight.’
Casey Seidenberg,talked about the risks of consuming large volumes of protein powders as a growing youth and gave out some healthier alternatives to help children get the nutrients they need while healthfully building muscle.
The topic of men's physical and mental health has been steadily gaining attention. From stalled men's health legislation in 2001 to the "Movember" movement, awareness of the health challenges men face now seems to be reaching a fever pitch.
Researchers at Illawarra Health and Medical Institute, are investigating the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure from mobile phones on the sleep, brain patterns, and cognitive function of children and teens.
Most of the focus on the benefits to mothers has been on psychological effects. But researchers found evidence that breastfeeding may also have a strong physical effect on the moms by cutting their risk of getting diabetes and cancer.
A bad night of sleep is almost always a recipe for an unproductive day ahead. You know this all too well: you're groggy, you're irritable, you're making stupid mistakes, and suddenly, simple tasks seem complicated.
Like little turtles with limbs poking out from their shells, kids shuffle their way to school every day wearing giant backpacks. Even high school students have to bend forward to lug their heavy books and binders to and from school. It’s frustrating and looks a little silly, but is it dangerous?
The “sex talk” isn’t easy for parents, but new research shows that adolescents who have talked to their parents about sex are more likely to use condoms and birth control.
Many of our favourite foods are not the ticking time bomb we have been led to believe. Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? here are some of the fears – and the facts.
No one knows for sure whether they will develop Alzheimer's disease or not, but certain factors may increase your risk.