Benefits of Trees – Closer you live to trees, the better off you are

By James Hamblin John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman stomped through the Midwestern winter snow with bare feet. His cloak was a lightly modified coffee sack with holes for his head and arms that—all... Read more »
World No Tobacco Day 2015

World No Tobacco Day: Will countries ‘walk the talk’ to end the tobacco epidemic?

Despite unprecedented pressure from tobacco industry to delay, dilute or thwart progress on a range of tobacco control measures globally, considerable achievements have been made by governments over the past years to... Read more »

10 changes to make in your 30s for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks. But your... Read more »

Ebola still international emergency despite drop in cases: UN

The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Last August, the U.N. health agency... Read more »

World Health Day 2015: Tips to improve Food Safety

On April 7, people across the globe will celebrate World Health Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) is choosing to focus on food safety for this year’s celebration, releasing the slogan: “From... Read more »

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function... Read more »

WHO urges use of ‘Smart’ Syringes to protect millions from infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for worldwide use of “smart” syringes that cannot be used more than once. Smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections... Read more »

No. of overweight children in Fukushima on the rise

TOKYO — According to a report by Japana Times a recent nationwide study conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on the growth and development of children ranging... Read more »

World-first register to track fertility of Australian cancer patients being developed in Sydney

With more people surviving cancer, preserving a patient’s fertility so they can become a parent is more important than ever. But how best to do that is not always clear because there... Read more »