The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained.
Although the obesity rate calculated from body mass index (BMI) figures has not gone up significantly, the waistlines of US adults, especially that of women, continue to expand, says a study.
Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergy to peanuts than their raw form, suggests a study.
Although their immune system works very differently from that of adults, babies may be able to mount a stronger immune defence than previously thought, a study suggests.
E-cigarettes may do more harm than good to cancer patients as researchers have found that those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) are equally or less likely to quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.
US engineers have developed a new gene-editing system that can selectively kill bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease.
A new study has found that nearly half of cancers are diagnosed only when the disease is at an advanced stage, meaning treatment is both more expensive and less likely to succeed.
Haj pilgrims arriving at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) are being screened, tested and given preventive medication against the Ebola virus, media reported Monday.
A new study has linked low iron intake with a five-fold greater risk of autism in children if the mother was 35 or older at the time of the child's birth or if she suffered from metabolic conditions such as obesity, hyper-tension or diabetes.
The Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS) has received the first British Medical Journal (BMJ) India Award for its paediatric heart programme.
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