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.
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.
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.
Usually when we think about female genital mutilation only one thing comes to mind: that it should be stopped. But a group of women from the Maasai tribe in Kenya feel strongly that the practice should continue.