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Honey is something we tend to think of purely as a food, but it has actually got a great number of health applications beyond...

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A key portion of ObamaCare has been upheld by the US Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled President Barack Obama’s...

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Most of us have a real problem with aging. We want to remain looking youthful and beautiful and do all we can to fight...

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According to Taiwanese researchers, Ganoderma lucidum, a mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine, reduces weight gain in animals. The study, published in Nature Communications,...

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Doctors have warned that wearing skinny jeans can lead to muscle and nerve damages. The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has described a case...

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Human body's normal core temperature is 37-38C (98.6 –100.4F). If it heats up to 39-40C (102.2-104F), the brain tells the muscles to slow down and...

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According to child psychology researchers, children who have a good memory are better at telling lies. The researchers tested 6 and 7-year-olds who were given...

How Technology Can Reduce the Number of Medical Errors

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The number of medical negligence claims in the UK is rising, and so is the cost to the NHS. Medical negligence claims arise from...

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A Dutch study suggests that eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death. Previous studies had already...

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A federal advisory panel has urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ flibanserin, nicknamed the "female Viagra". The experts backed flibanserin,...

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Anthrax bacteria live primarily in inactive spores and are found naturally in the soil. People can ingest or inhale spores, which can make the anthrax...

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Fifty one labs in 17 states and three foreign countries have been mailed samples of live anthrax, Pentagon officials have said on June 3. The...

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Three tobacco companies have been ordered to pay C$15.5 billion ($12 billion) in damages in Canada. It the largest award for damages in Canada's history. The...

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Researchers have found that a genetically-engineered version of the cold sore virus (herpes simplex virus) could treat skin cancer. T-Vec, the modified herpes virus, is...

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A new study suggests that teenage obesity is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life. The study, published in the journal...

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A new therapy could profoundly improve cystic fibrosis patients' quality of life, say doctors. Patients suffering from cystic fibrosis often die before their 40s as...

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Liberia is Ebola-free, the World Health Organization (WHO) announces confirming the African country has had no new cases in 42 days. More than 4,700 deaths...

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Skin lightening creams have been banned in Ivory Coast due to health concerns, the health ministry says. The health ministry says "cosmetic lightening and hygiene...

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Artificial sweetener aspartame has sparked controversy since it was first approved for use in the 1980s, despite being one of the most thoroughly tested...

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PepsiCo has decided to remove controversial artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi in the US amid consumer concerns about its safety. Aspartame-free Pepsi cans...

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According to international specialists, physical activity has little role in tackling obesity and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating. In an...

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A new Ebola drug has cured monkeys infected with the virus, US researchers announced. Experimental drug TKM-Ebola-Guinea targets the Makona strain of the virus, which...

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Blue Bell has decided to recall all of its products because of a potentially lethal listeria contamination. In a statement, the Texas-based company said its...

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A new study shows that tweaking the brain's immune system with an arginine supplement has prevented mice developing dementia. The team at Duke University, in...

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According to a study published in the journal Neurology, people who have difficulty breathing while asleep (sleep apnea) are more likely to develop memory...