Though the pesticide DDT was banned in the US in 1972, its effects in the human body may live on. New research has found the strongest link yet between exposure to DDT in the womb and the likelihood of breast cancer later in life.
Obamacare has been in places for several years now, but many consumers still aren't getting the coverage they're entitled to. A new study found that many health plans aren't providing mandated free services, and others are outright excluding some people from certain guaranteed coverage.
Crypto, a fungal infection of the brain and spinal cord, is a threat primarily to people living with HIV/AIDS. A so-called opportunistic infection, it preys on those who lack access to the antiretroviral therapy that can keep HIV in check.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
Vincent DeVita Jr., former director of the National Cancer Institute, thinks we're not only winning the war on cancer, he hopes we may be able to turn some forms of the fatal disease into a chronic condition that can be managed.
Wildfires across different parts of Indonesia are causing huge clouds of smoke to blanket large parts of southeast Asia. The cloud is causing respiratory problems for an estimated half-a-million people.