Heath

The number and proportion of people in China over 80 is growing, but their mental and physical fitness appear to be declining, scientists reported Friday.Comparing medical data and surveys from 1998 and 2008 of nearly 20,000 people aged 80 to 105, rese…

Canadian police on Thursday raided nearly a dozen stores selling marijuana in several cities, after arresting a prominent pot activist and his wife.Search warrants were executed at 11 Cannabis Culture stores in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa and Vancouver, …

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vigorously defended women’s access to abortion services, saying on International Women’s Day Wednesday that they have a right to “choose their path, their future.””When we take a stand against abortion… we are t…

Railway suicides in Austria are suspiciously clustered near psychiatric hospitals, scientists reported Wednesday.More than 1,100 people in Austria took their own lives from 1998 to 2009 by laying on the tracks or hurling themselves in front of oncoming…

US House Republicans unveiled long-awaited legislation Monday that would repeal and replace the health care reforms known as Obamacare, largely under the framework that President Donald Trump laid out in his recent congressional address.The American He…

State doctors in Zimbabwe called off a three-week strike that paralysed hospitals “on compassionate grounds”, a union leader said Monday, after negotiations with the cash-strapped government stalled.Hospitals in Zimbabwe have been at a standstill since…

In November 2014, Salome Karwah of Liberia graced the cover of Time magazine as a symbol of strength and humanity after surviving Ebola and using her experience to help others with the virus.But last month, Karwah died shortly after giving birth to her…

Unborn children suffer no harm when their mothers take flu medication during pregnancy, a study of some 700,000 women said Wednesday.It was the largest study ever to assess the potential risks of taking oseltamivir or zanamivir (better known as Tamiflu…

The family of former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill has said he is suffering from dementia as they called for more research into whether footballers were at greater risk of brain injury from heading the ball.A central defender, the 76-year-ol…

Women who are infected with genital herpes early in their pregnancy may face twice the risk of bearing a child with autism, a team of US and Norwegian researchers said Wednesday.The report in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology …

Hungary on Monday announced an inquiry after a study by the food safety agency suggested many food products sold with identical packaging were superior in neighbouring Austria.Products made by food giants including Unilever and Nestle, from chocolate s…

The Canadian government earmarked a multimillion-dollar package Friday to combat overdose deaths linked to the powerful analgesic fentanyl and try to stop it from being abused for its heroin-like effect.Of the Can$75 million ($57.3 million) announced f…