According to data in the report, eight women died in childbirth in 2016, less than the eleven who died in 2015, the total number of births in the country, which was down from 48,926 in 2015 to 47,049 in 2016
Nearly 2 million people abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids, and more than half a million abuse or are dependent on heroin—statistics that have skyrocketed over the past decade.
Chile joined Ecuador and Britain on becoming one of the few countries in the world providing consumers with warning labels about the excessive content of unhealthy ingredients in foods.
Syria and Colombia serve as an example of the consequences more than 87 million children face for growing up in conflict zones.
Panama has reported its first case of birth defects associated with the Zika virus, new evidence of the epidemic’s potentially dangerous effects spreading throughout the region.
The Brazilian Naval officers and seamen in spotless, crisp uniforms surrounded the white bucket Monday and moved in -- the Zika-transmitting mosquito larvae didn't stand a chance.
Several authors of a 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on cognitive decline, identified factors that hasten the process of cognitive aging and gave out some advices that can help us maintain our mental sharpness as we age.
As aging conspires to chip away at your bone and joint health, experts explain what you can do to maintain these through every phase of life .Whether you’re a young adult, baby boomer or senior, here’s what you can do now.
Loneliness and isolation can have serious consequences for seniors' physical and mental health, these factors has been associated with people developing more chronic illnesses and facing a higher risk of death. Social connection is key for senior well-being.
Most of us dread getting older. But there’s mounting evidence that old age brings happiness, intellect and even better sex. Several studies have shown that older people have more – and better – sex than you might think
WE talk a lot these days about what constitutes a good way to die. There’s also much discussion about the art of healthy aging.
HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index places Panama at number 20 in the list, one spot ahead of Chile, the next best country in the region in all round quality of life for the world's elder citizens
“Bending the curve”, a term coined by exercise physiologist Joseph Signorile PhD., is also the perfect analogy when considering one’s overall health through the golden years.
We tend to think of heart health as some distant, looming issue bound to affect the men in our lives as we get older. The truth is cardiovascular disease affects both men and women, and should be consistently addressed throughout our lifetime.