health & medicine
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight boxing champ who lost his title to Muhammad Ali in two battles, including the Thrilla in Manilla, died Monday at 67 of liver cancer.
New research out of the United Kingdom indicates that people with larger social networks, especially early in life, will develop larger brain areas.
The Chinese are becoming more and more fond of purchasing organic produce--but not so much for the health benefits but because it can help them hopefully avoid tainted foods.
Ridge Barden, a 16-year-old, died during a football game recently from what looks like routine play. Doctors think he may have suffered from something called second impact syndrome.
After a violent crackdown against Arab Spring protesters in Syria, the government is using its hospitals to find and isolate dissidents. To get the treatment they need, they're having to go to independent, underground, make-shift hospitals.
The HPV vaccine that has been given to girls for years is now recommended for boys and young men, starting at age 11. Doctors are hoping this will boost effectiveness and cut down on controversy.
A group of scientists have recommended testing out the safety of the current anthrax vaccine, which is deemed safe for adults, when its administered to children.
In 12 years, the world has added 1 billion people. On Monday, the United Nations expects the global population to top 7 billion for the first time, ever.
A new vaccine is providing protection against malaria to nearly 50 percent of those who get it, possibly saving millions of lives. But that leaves some doctors with concerns.
9 million older adults don't know where their next meal is coming from. Making ends meet is a daily struggle.