Aug 20, 2018 1:29
Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday.
Aug 16, 2018 2:00
New York University wants to give its medical student a big break. On Thursday NYU School of Medicine said it will offer full-tuition for all its current and future students in its MD degree program regardless of need or merit.
Jun 15, 2018 1:23
Hong Kong University's AIDS Institute says it may have found a "functional cure" to HIV, that could see a new antibody used for both prevention and treatment.
Jun 8, 2018 0:54
More and more hospitals are experimenting with VR headsets displaying peaceful settings to calm patients, and lessen their reliance on painkillers and other drugs.
Jun 3, 2018 0:59
Some 70 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy after their tumors have been removed, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.
May 25, 2018 1:40
Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, as medics race to stop the disease spreading in the busy river port.
May 14, 2018 1:07
The World Health Organization says it will deploy an experimental vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where a spreading Ebola outbreak has killed 19 people.
May 11, 2018 1:01
The World Health Organization is waiting for the green light from Congo's government to use an experimental vaccine to tackle a new Ebola outbreak.
May 3, 2018 1:43
A new method of testing for peanut allergies in children appears to be far more efficient and with fewer risks than the blood and oral tests that have been used for decades.
May 1, 2018 1:25
The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.
Apr 27, 2018 1:08
A seven-year-old girl has had her leg amputated and re-attached backwards so her ankle can eventually replace the leg's original knee following a struggle with bone cancer.
Apr 24, 2018 1:52
A wounded U.S. servicemember has received the world's first penis and scrotum transplant. But doctors from the hospital say it may be months before urinary and sexual function return, if it returns at all.