Friday, August 1, 2014
Japan's smoking rate has dropped below 20 percent for the first time, according to a new survey, as a recent rise in cigarette prices helped to further discourage the habit.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Hong Kong said Wednesday it was quarantining all people from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who were showing Ebola-like symptoms on arrival in the city, as fears grow worldwide about the spread of the deadly virus.
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, U.S. health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the leading U.S. pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Alarm soared in West Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
McDonald's outlets across China have yanked their flagship burgers from the menu, the company said Monday, as the American owner of a key supplier embroiled in an expired meat scandal offered consumers a personal apology.
Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.