South African tribes have long had traditions with respect to circumcising their men -- typically happening around their 18th birthday. And while more organizations are criticizing the timing and methodology, if not the practice entirely, the tribal groups hold firm to their customs.
In a country where eating meat is considered a sign of prosperity, veganism is on the rise as more Chinese consider the environmental impact of what they eat.
Wendy Lovett, a popular teacher at the South African math and science school COSAT, returned to her native United Kingdom recently. But she's leaving behind more than memories. She's leaving behind a bright, colorful classroom that students say helps them to achieve success.
Scientists and public health officials are increasingly using digital surveillance tools to monitor diseases and plan how to react to outbreaks. The new technology has shortened by half the amount of time it takes for public health officials to determine that an outbreak has occurred.
American hospitals don't have deep experience with injuries from explosions in urban areas. When the hospitals were faced with treating hundreds wounded by the Boston Marathon attacks, they could have been overwhelmed. But they weren't, in part because of lessons learned by Israel.
Earth's population is expected to reach almost 10 billion people by 2050 but it is unclear how many the Earth can comfortably accomodate. Resources are limited, especially in poorer countries where family planning services are less available.
Parkinson's disease effects millions of people worldwide and includes symptoms like tremors, slow movement, and muscle stiffness. But though the disease is often difficult to detect, a group of researchers are optimistic about the success of developing a test, based on people's voice.
The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
A new study from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology released Monday says fewer women with ovarian cancer seek the best care. Complicating matters, one reporter says women who do choose to undergo these aggressive treatments oftentimes have a hard time finding a qualified surgeon.
India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.