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VIENNA (Reuters) - Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo has welcomed two new additions to its enclosures - twin baby ring-tailed lemurs.
OSLO (Reuters) - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, scientists said on Wednesday
(Reuters Health) - Most women have poor diets around the time of conception that may increase the risk of pregnancy complications like excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, impaired fetal growth
Republican Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas has opened a House committee hearing saying the health care overhaul that was signed into law seven years ago "has failed the American people."
Best friend actresses Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps get in shape with Lauren Kleban's dance cardio. We got the celebrity trainer's best health tips - which include eating candy!
A jury convicted the owner of the New England Compounding Center, blamed for an outbreak that killed 60, of racketeering charges but acquitted him of murder.
A new survey by the University of Chicago suggests your fears of ageing will ease: Many pessimistic feelings held by people earlier in life take an optimistic turn as they move toward old age.
TORONTO - A new report suggests fewer Canadians are smoking tobacco. The Canadian Community Health Survey found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older — or roughly 5.3 million people — smok
MIRAMICHI, N.B. - A stay-at-home dad is flying to Florida from his home in New Brunswick today in a bid to turn his lifelong passion for gaming into a charitable money-maker for sick children. Kris J
Nusrit Shaheen, from Coventry, Warwickshire, suffers from an incredibly rare condition, Harlequin Ichthyosis, which causes skin to grow at 10 times the normal rate.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it has approved the new drug Xadago to treat Parkinson's disease.
New research from Denmark suggests that older mothers are more likely to raise well-adjusted children and be less exasperated by the process.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is defending Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and insisting it gave millions of Americans "peace of mind."
Researchers from Edinburgh University analysed more than 50,000 emergency operations over a three year period, starting in 2005. They were tracked until 2012.
(Reuters Health) - - Older men who take vitamin E and selenium supplements have the same risk of dementia as people who don't use these products, according to a new study that quashes hopes these anti
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest real estate developers launched a green index on Wednesday to manage their cement, steel and iron suppliers as the world's second-largest economy steps up its fight
BOSTON (Reuters) - The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis ou
A research report by the University of British Columbia suggests physical activity has significant effects on bone mass in adolescence.
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived hundreds of claims by plaintiffs who accused Merck & Co of failing to adequately warn about the risks of thigh bone fractures associated with i
The changing face of modern society has been thrown into stark relief by the latest figures on conceptions.
Conceptions among under 18s are at their lowest level since 1969, official stats show.
Membrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions—from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For more than two decades, one view of the process by which membrane fu
Despite worldwide progress since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) came into effect in 2005, not all key demand-reduction measures have been fully implemented at the same pace
LONDON (Reuters) - One of Britain's biggest water companies was handed a record 20 million pound ($25 million) fine on Wednesday for pumping sewage into the River Thames, killing wildlife and spreadin
NEW YORK - Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age? A new survey suggests you need only wait: Many pessimistic feelings held by peo
Consumption of the synthetic drug MDPV – a powerful psychostimulant known as ‘cannibal drug’- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a stu
On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. In particular, the refrigeration inside the cargo containers is not always guaranteed and existing met
Scientists have succeeded in ‘filming’ inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also disco
When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging does
A new rare muscle disorder has been identified by researchers. This hereditary disease is caused by a defect in the BICD2 gene that manifests itself in altered cellular transport processes in skeletal
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania wants Brussels to relocate its pan-European drug regulator EMA to Bucharest from London after Brexit, the government said on Wednesday, hoping that the fact that it stil
Got heavy bleeding or irregular periods? Gynecologist Gabrielle Downey addresses the most common menstrual problems and what to do about them.
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived hundreds of claims by plaintiffs who accused Merck & Co of failing to adequately warn about the risks of thigh bone fractures associated with i
100% natural, 100% gluten free - get ready for the battle of the grain. Researchers have resolved the science behind a new bread-baking recipe. The method for making gluten-free bread uses rice-flour
A new 430 million-year-old fossil has been discovered by scientists, and has been named in honor of Sir David Attenborough. The discovery is a unique example of its kind in the fossil record, say the
Pensioners who lose their sense of small are more likely to die within 10 years, according to a new study from the University of Stockholm.
Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather. According to a new study, China's endangered crested ibises benefit from joining forces with other, more visually-oriented b
To effectively manage a wildlife species, one of the most basic things you need to know is how many of them are out there. However, it's almost never feasible to count every single individual -- so ho
Previously, mainly women with a history of cancer were referred for genetic testing, but as awareness has grown, more low-risk women are undergoing BRCA testing. A new study found that the proportion
The discovery of a new species of hard coral, found on Lord Howe Island, suggests that the fauna of this isolated location in the Tasman Sea off south eastern Australia is even more distinct than prev
A team of researchers has discovered that damage to collagen, the main building block of all human tissue, can occur much earlier at a molecular level from too much physical stress. This could be espe
(Reuters) - Strong winds, quarter-sized hail and lightning ripped through towns in northern Georgia, killing one man and leaving several cities with severe damage and power outages on Wednesday, local
Many pessimistic feelings held by people earlier in life take an optimistic turn as they move toward old age             
Women with higher waist-to-hip ratios increase their cancer risk by more than a fifth, according to new data from University College London.
Scientists from the Institute for European environmental policy claim that living in the countryside slashes the chances of an early death by 16 per cent after reviewing older studies.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have banned a drug production site in India belonging to Divi's Laboratories Ltd due to manufacturing violations, sending the company's shares down to a near
The television personality announced she wants to "take control" of her future.
LOIYANGALANI, Kenya (Reuters) - Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcases, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as their livestock starve to death in the region's wo
Being overweight when young may increase the risk for liver cancer later in life.
ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on the new health alert from the FDA and the risks associated with breast implants.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have banned a drug production site in India belonging to Divi's Laboratories Ltd due to manufacturing violations, sending the company's shares down to a near
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three
Schoolchildren cheered as a gush of clean water flowed through gleaming taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty Indian village
Sophie Walker, from Norfolk, was cruelly dubbed 'tumour girl' after inheriting rare condition neurofibromatosis. But now she's finally getting the last laugh.
Sophie Wade, of West Yorkshire, suffers from cerebral palsy - a condition that affects tightens her leg muscles, making it difficult for her to walk. (pictured with her mother, Gina, 42)
Use your workout to cultivate mental strength, as well as physical.
A new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests we should aim for far more than the 10,000 daily steps commonly recommended.
Good news for night owls, a new sleep calculator suggests that going to bed early may not actually be the key to waking refreshed - you simply need to know when your ideal 'cycle' of sleep starts
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's heart failure drug serelaxin flopped in a late-stage trial by not cutting cardiovascular death or slowing disease progression, marking the likely demise of a drug hopeful
Women who take the Pill while young are at lower risk of ovarian, womb and bowel cancer more than three decades later, landmark research has found.
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