Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age, according to research published Monday.

Ebola deaths pass 11,000 mark: WHO

 The number of deaths from the Ebola epidemic now exceeds 11,000, figures from the World Health Organization showed on Wednesday.

US' Johns Hopkins HSC sued over sexually transmitted disease study

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were infected with venereal diseases.

Last Cuban Ebola medics leave Sierra Leone, new clampdown for Easter

The last remaining Cuban medics sent to Sierra Leone in October last year to help in the fight against Ebola left the country on Wednesday, as the number of infections there is falling.

Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO
Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organisation has said.

3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO
Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.

Canada to begin Ebola vaccine trials

Canada is starting trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine on a small group of people in the Atlantic port city of Halifax, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced Friday.

Ebola death toll passes 5,000-mark: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that 5,160 people have so far died of Ebola acorss eight countries, from a total 14,098 cases of infection.

Uganda declared free of deadly Marburg fever

Uganda`s Ministry of Health on Tuesday declared the East African country officially free of the deadly Marburg epidemic, which killed one health worker and left 197 people quarantined.

Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp to produce Ebola treatment for US Dept of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense has exercised an option with Canada`s Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp for the company to make 500 courses of its experimental treatment for Ebola, Tekmira said on Thursday.

Another US health worker infected with Ebola

A third American health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus while working with patients in West Africa, the Christian missionary group SIM said Tuesday.

Heart exercises protect your brain too

Daily exercises to maintain good cardiovascular health also benefits brain, protecting us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a promising study.

Nicki Minaj`s dancer bitten by snake during rehearsal

One of Nicki Minaj`s dancers was bitten by a snake and rushed to the hospital during a rehearsal for her Video Music Awards performance.

Rick Parfitt vows to change his lifestyle post heart attack

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has made a pact with himself to end his alcohol and smoke addiction because his recent heart attacks have scared him.

Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

Monrovia: Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in West Africa

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

Liberia`s Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia`s capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the epidemic, with new suspected cases in Asia sparking fears of it spreading beyond Africa.

Dwayne Johnson to do `Journey...` sequels

Actor Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson has been signed on to star in two more `Journey to the Center of the Earth` sequels.

Parental influence starts before conception

Scientists say, kids born to unhealthy parents are already pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, with higher odds of developing metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Risky behavior in teens may be caused by imbalances in brains` emotional networks

A new study has revealed that connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens that are more prone to risk.

`e-healthcare biz to contribute 2% in healthcare sector soon`

With internet penetration increasing rapidly, e-healthcare in India is fast catching public attention and is poised to contribute significantly to the overall healthcare market, industry experts said.

Too much exercise may be bad for health

Contrary to the popular belief, more exercise is not always better as too much running could lead to an increase in cardiovascular deaths in heart attack survivors, a new study has claimed.

Mouth bacteria changes its diet when you are sick

Bacteria inside the mouth change their metabolism when a person is diseased, according to a new study which may lead to better ways to prevent gum disease, diabetes and Crohn`s disease.

Sleep inducing drugs may do more harm than good

Drugs that shift workers use to stay awake or go to sleep are not of much benefit and may do more harm than good, new research has warned.

Job stress ups diabetes risk

Work-related stress can significantly increase the risk of developing diabetes, says a study.

Blueberry consumers prefer taste over health

A study has revealed that most of the blueberry buyers consume the fruit for its taste and not the health benefits.