Health

Facing descrimination and segregation, African American doctors played an important role in World War 1

A book and a talk focus on their struggles with discrimination and on later achievements,...

One of the most bizarre ideas about climate change just found more evidence in its favor

The idea of the warming Arctic creating weird winters just won't go away....

1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable, report says

Dementia may be viewed as unavoidable, but one in three cases could be prevented through lifestyle and social changes, a new review suggests....

7 ways to color your hair without killing it

Want the beautiful color you've always dreamed of without sacrificing healthy hair? Here are tips on coloring your hair without damaging it....

The most baffling Disney product

A RANGE of Disney branded non-alcoholic drinks that resemble champagne are being marketed in the UK and Europe despite the company pledging to ban such products from sale more than...

Hurricane Maria has dealt a heavy blow to Puerto Rico’s bankrupt utility and fragile electric grid

The company has huge debts and outdated heavily polluting power plants...

New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right

Scientists just presented some surprising new carbon math....

Sea lice are disrupting the world's salmon industry

Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....

Plaintiff in assisted dying court challenge gets medical help to die

One of two British Columbia women challenging the federal government's restrictive law on medically assisted dying has finally been able to end her suffering with the help of a...

Model shares brutally honest photo

PLUS-SIZE model Lucija Lugomer has posted a photo of her stretch marks on Instagram in a bid to encourage women to stop going to “battle” with their own bodies....

It’s official, Aussie gelato is best in the world

A FAMILY-RUN Australian gelato shop has beaten some of the world’s best to scoop a top prize at an international competition in the culinary heart of Italy....

Chew on this: Dental coverage gives protection within limits

Don’t forget about your teeth when you start considering 2018 insurance needs later this fall....

The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

A 40-hour workweek may seem normal to some and like a vacation to others. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this...

‘Toxic’ tattoo ink particles can travel to your lymph nodes: study

Researchers found heavy metals from tattoo ink in the lymph nodes of tissue donors. What does this mean for the health of people with ink? Experts weigh in....

125,000 years ago, the central Arctic was covered by summer sea ice – even though temperatures were higher

If atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration continues to climb, scientists projected, Arctic sea ice could begin melting in the winter as well as summer....

Study: If your wife is obese, you may be at higher risk for diabetes

If your wife is little bit on the heavier side, take heed. Her weight may increase your chances of being diagnosed with diabetes....

Can your tattoos leave behind toxic ink that could affect your immune system?

If you have tattoos, beware. The ink from your art could leave particles on your lymph nodes, according to a new report....

Tattoo colour linked to cancer

MORE Australians are tattooed than ever before....

Melinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid

The couple said this “mood of retrenchment” has the potential to undo the tremendous progress global public health has made over the past few decades....

6 things to know about cervical cancer screenings, including why age matters

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all. Here's a look at what you need to know about the new draft national guidelines released Tuesday....

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

Why do you dream about flying or losing all your teeth?...

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they...

Merck and Incyte present promising results of a combination cancer treatment

Their drugs combined showed better results for shrinking cancer tumors and preventing progression of advanced melanoma....

Portugal faces dire drought, the worst in over 20 years

More than 80 percent of Portugal is officially classified as enduring “severe” or “extreme” drought...

Do you have an apple-shape? You may be at higher risk for cancer, study says

There are several categories to describe body types. But there is one that can increase your risk of cancer....

E-cigarettes can increase risk of respiratory problems, new research reveals

New research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress has revealed how e-cigarettes can put smokers at a higher risk of respiratory problems, especially...

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls --...

Jim Bridenstine, Trump's pick to lead NASA, is eager to see humans on the moon and Mars

President Trump’s pick to lead NASA is a congressman who wants to mine fuel from the moon and has denied human activity’s role in climate change....

Listen to Russian pranksters trick Rick Perry into a conversation about pig manure

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was the latest victim of Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov....

Shock, struggle, recover: Detailed look at one Baton Rouge neighborhood's flood recovery

Even when floodwater began to seep under the back door and Sandra Winfrey broke out the mop and towels, she didn’t really think her house was at risk....

Size 0 models banned by 2 French fashion giants

Two of France's biggest luxury conglomerates, LVMH and Kering, have joined forces with a charter to ban unhealthily thin models....

Was Kate pregnant in these photos?

THE Duchess of Cambridge has pulled off the impossible — keeping her pregnancy a secret from the world — all while on a Royal tour and probably battling severe sickness....

Leg, foot night cramps are pretty common

More than half of the people responding to a nationwide survey reported experiencing nighttime leg cramps....

Aussie women will love these pics

ONLY five per cent of Aussie dads accessed primary carer’s leave last year, which might be why women are swooning over this photographic exhibition....

Playlist to a new student identity

At last my children have begun their summer reading, and this can only mean one thing … school will be starting in a matter of days.Though they both love to read, they are grumpy...

Las Vegas man builds friendship with bone marrow donor in Poland

Six years years ago, Ron Gross of Las Vegas, , then a 60-year-old computer instructor who also did security at the Rio, never dreamed he’d need a bone marrow stem cell transplant...

Medical mystery: She felt as if she was dying. The truth was astonishing.

Doctors couldn’t figure out why she was so sick. Then a test revealed a surprising problem....

Use of ketamine for depression shows rapid, long-lasting effects

A research study on treatment of clinical depression with intravenous ketamine showed encouraging evidence of long-term safety....