It may not be deadly, but the chikungunya virus has swept across the Caribbean and led Jamaica to declare a national state of emergency. The painful illness has infected thousands, and the island's government is hoping to clamp down on the disease with new information campaigns.
Military mental health experts are finding, and naming, a new type of psychological damage that soldiers face from traumatic violence during war.They call it "moral injury" and one treatment is to re-live it.
If you need a leg up in your quest to lose weight and eat right, food-coaching apps are promising an old-school solution: Get experts or peers to encourage — or nag — you. But would you pay for the privilege?
A new study from the United Nations out last month revealed startling attitudes toward sex and sexual violence in six countries across the Asia Pacific region. In one example, the study revealed that 25 percent of the men studied in Cambodia admitted to having committed rape.
Pacemakers cost thousands of dollars in the US. That's a price that many patients can't afford in the developing world. So researchers and a non-profit organization are working to reuse pacemakers after their owners die.
You think it's dark and cold on the shortest day of the year? Imagine what it's like in Russia — which is almost entirely above the 49th parallel that makes up the majority of the continental US' northern border — where they just got rid of daylight savings.