Annabelle Lawless, one, had her cochlear implant activated and was able to hear clearly. The little girl from Boise, Idaho, made news when she first heard her mother's voice with hearing aids in Jul
Researchers in a new study found gait and cognitive testing may be an effective predictor of progression to dementia in older adults.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, won an election on Tuesday to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to d
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former minister of health, has been elected the next leader of the World Health Organization
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the leaders of a group of moderate House Republicans resigned as co-chairman of the caucus on Tuesday, citing divisions over efforts to overhaul the nation's healthcare s
Chromium picolinate is a mineral found naturally in some foods, and is thought to improve the way the body metabolises sugar by working with the hormone insulin.
Major U.S. teaching hospitals are often considered more expensive than the competition, but a new study suggests they may have an important quality advantage.
The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer months.
Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session by 185 health ministers.
A Harvard study claims teaching hospitals are better with patients than other hospitals, making a 1.5 percent difference in mortality rates. Experts say this translates to 58,000 lives a year.
Scientists at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in New York were trying to devise a drug to kill tumors when they realized it had another clearer benefit: fighting the flu.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's candidate to run the World Health Organization opened up a huge lead in the first round of voting on Tuesday, putting him on course to be the first African to head the Un
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's budget proposal would significantly cut U.S. funding for global health programs, food aid, international peacekeeping, educational and cultural exchan
Your brain may be the biggest obstacle to weight loss while dieting, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Females are more likely to suffer sleep deprivation symptoms such as depression, said Queensland researchers. These include depression, memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
Things that are healthy overall -- exercise maintaining a healthy weight and limiting alcohol -- appear to lower a woman's risk of breast cancer, a review says
An international report by the World Health Organization, including the University of St Andrews, claims teenagers may eat worse as they gain more independence.
Neha Chaudhry, 24, who landed an investment worth £100,000 and planned to bring her award-winning stick to the NHS, may be forced to return to Pakistan within a fortnight.
A group of diabetics taking metformin had drastic changes in their gut flora, found Swedish and Spanish researchers.A probiotic diet may be beneficial for people with diabetes, say scientists.
GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization member states began voting on Tuesday for the next director-general, with an Ethiopian candidate vying to be the first African to head the United Nations a
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged world nations on Tuesday to work together to fight global warming and, in a bid to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to drop any plans to d
A new study shows the recommended dietary allowance of protein may not be sufficient for the elderly and critically ill.
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, found otherwise healthy, sleep-deprived adults favour bigger portions, seek more calories and are more impulsive with food.
The attack Monday evening killed 22.
A study from the University of British Columbia shows negative public perception toward mothers who do not vaccinate their child no matter the reason.
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this c
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a father could have his child vaccinated according to a schedule recommended by authorities even though the mother of the girl is op
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "war on sugar" being waged by governments and consumers to combat public health emergencies like diabetes is slowing growth in global demand, which along with other fac
The new report also finds that vigorous exercise decreases breast cancer risk.
More than 2.6 million individuals born between 1987 and 2012 were assessed by the team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden for the latest study on premature babies.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a new study on alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk.
LONDON (Reuters) - Companies' disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday