Tuesday, May 20, 2014
New York raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 on Sunday, in its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior among residents.
Monday, May 19, 2014
President Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked.
An Illinois man has contracted the MERS respiratory virus after coming into contact with the first case of the mysterious Middle East pathogen in the United States, becoming the third infected person.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
A single daily pill may help prevent HIV. And in the United States, gay men who have lost countless loved ones to AIDS can't stop fighting about it.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
U.S. health authorities are recommending the daily use of anti-retroviral medication to prevent HIV infection for high-risk groups.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Melbourne is pushing to become one of the first cities in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking in public spaces, officials said Thursday, with anyone wanting a cigarette required to use a designated shelter.
Scientists reported Wednesday more evidence that a certain antidepressant may cut the development of brain plaque implicated in Alzheimer's disease, this time by studying young people without dementia.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Depression is the top global cause of illness and disability for adolescents, with suicide the third-biggest cause of death, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
A team of Taiwanese researchers have found a potential remedy for liver cancer in a drug used for treating arrhythmia that can be much cheaper and less toxic than existing treatments.