The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests.
Preliminary findings indicate that new gene therapy is safe and effective for babies with a devastating inherited disorder that leaves them with little or no immune protection.
A dozen governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that his government will support a plan to build the country's first nuclear power station, while Warsaw will still re
PARIS (Reuters) - About 20 companies including Unilever, EDF and Iberdrola joined an international alliance of 26 nations on Tuesday pledging to phase out coal to combat global warming.
PARIS (Reuters) - California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central ec
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: "
Researchers from the University of British Columbia found augmented reality encourages gamers to interact with others, boosting the game's success chances.
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia found that improvements in palliative care have made death more comfortable. But not everyone who needs the care, receives it.
Doctors at Leeds General Infirmary, who treated the unidentified patient and reported the strange case in a medical journal, said the shigella flexneri bacteria caused his reactive arthritis. (stock
Shirali Patel, who achieved A* grades at Harrow, was forced to restart her medicine degree at Cambridge University after spending three months in hospital with meningitis W.
Max Lowery – a 27-year-old former competitive sprinter from London – gives his tips. He has shared a video of exercises that you can fit in over the festive period to stay in shape.
Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it had renewed for five years the license for the weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling Roundup, following
Henry David Thoreau asked, “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Health care is about the privilege of being ab
When it comes to being afflicted with cold or flu, men may be the weaker sex.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German potash miner K+S has settled a dispute with Gerstungen in Thuringia over the municipality's drinking water, allowing K+S to continue producing potash in the region.
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday fought to take further control of a massive California wildfire, the fifth largest in the state's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry wea
Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-r
Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve.
An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues and lea
A historic and deadly wave of opioid addiction is flooding children into the U.S. foster care system
Opioid addiction has shattered many families across the US; an addicted mom in Georgia seized at one last chance to avoid that fate
The opioid crisis sweeping the US has hidden victims: Tens of thousands of children forced from their homes
Mick Jagger (pictured, aged 29) had the same mischievous twinkle, toothy grin and cheeky dimples as his daughter Jade, now 46, and it is clear that she doesn't take after mother Bianca.
A global survey has found that men and women want sex to last for just over 25 minutes. But the reality is rather different. Houston sex therapist Mary Jo Rapini explains why sex drive can take a di
Olivia Pearsall, 18, from Birmingham, said she had always been overweight growing up and was constantly targeted by classmates who teased her about her figure.
Half of non-smoking, middle-aged people with a healthy weight have clogged arteries, found researchers from the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota found emoticons are just as reliable as lengthy questionnaires in assessing cancer sufferers' moods but in a 'universal' language.
Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling jets of material blasting away from a black hole 55 million times mor
Charlie Evans became depressed after his adapted car was taken away following benefit changes.
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.
A New York couple is calling on the pubic's help to raise awareness and funding for Canavan disease.
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 percent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food s
LONDON (Reuters) - A new wave of "heat-not-burn" tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds, some of which
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday announced a recall of Volkswagen's flagship European sport-utility vehicles (SUV) with 3-litre diesel engines after detecting t
America’s opioid and heroin crisis was declared a national public health emergency last month. Read about its devastating impact on Americas workforce.
Unprecedented mergers of large Catholic hospital operators is pressuring investor-owned companies like HCA Holdings, Tenet Healthcare and Community Health Systems.
Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to target these cells using existing drugs before
Shoppers increasingly consult online reviews before making holiday purchases. But how do they decide which reviewers to trust? Consumer trust in online reviews is influenced by spelling errors and typ
Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better.
Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today’s teenagers, one text at a time.
Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.
Dr. Kyle Sue found evidence men tend to have worse symptoms, be hospitalized more, and die more often from influenza than women
Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim.
Most pediatric health professional support giving children with cancer access to medical marijuana, but they want more data from clinical trials.
Dr Siobhan Banks and Crystal Grant, a PhD student, who are both based at the University of South Australia, claim that getting a good sleep can be 'tough'.
Researchers from Binghamton University in New York found young adults' mental health is boosted when they exercise and eat meat regularly. Mature adults should have vegetables.
Jesinta Franklin (nee Campbell), 26, is known for her love of beauty and skincare. The Sydney-sider has recently spilled the secret on what gives her the enviably glowing skin she is known for.
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi still needs to convince markets it can deliver on an exciting and sustainable growth path as it contends with fresh difficulties in its vaccines arm and looks set for another
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is urging wealthy countries and global companies to commit more funds to combating global warming and help poorer nations deal with the impact of cli
BEIJING (Reuters) - A major Chinese chemical producer based in the southern province of Yunnan said it has halted production of synthetic ammonia and urea due to natural gas shortages as China's winte
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Kerman province in southeast Iran on Tuesday, injuring 15 people and causing the walls of some houses to collapse, state media reported.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Zambia's capital Lusaka and the rising caseload is expected to grow further as the rainy season starts, according to the World Heal
My diagnosis won’t keep me away from the city streets and the sweet energy that’s found there, even if someday I “walk” by dint of wheels.
Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.
Emily Heap's parents, Emma and Roger, both 50, from Northampton, receive judgmental looks from strangers when they eat in public with their severely overweight daughter, despite her illness.