This fall, nearly 100 schools across France will be forgoing some afternoon class time to spend more time on sports.
More than 170 lives have been lost to a lead poisoning outbreak linked to informal mining in Nigeria. Now, the global medical community is scrambling to help.
For inspiration into a potentially life-saving device, students at Rice University looked to the humble salad spinner.
Polio has reappeared in Russia for the first time in years, igniting a debate over whether people should try to eradicate or simply manage diseases.
Americans are exporting Western concepts of mental illness. Unfortunately, the American way might not be the best.
Even among people making less than $1.00 each day, many Indonesians make room in their budgets for cigarettes.
In Zimbabwe, where nearly one in seven people live with HIV, a group of women is using soccer to fight back against the disease.
Global efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease close to success, but cases still exist in Southern Sudan.
Rise in eating disorders in young people in Spain prompts ban of TV advertising of beauty products and treatments.
Q-fever, a bacterial infection transmitted by goats, moves from farms to larger population in the Netherlands.