World Health Organization
Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group.
Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.
The World Health Organization’s cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.
Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area.
U.S. health officials have issued a travel advisory for the Caribbean island of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne disease.
An Argentine mechanic was inspired by a wine bottle trick to invent a cheap medical device that could reduce complications in women during labor delivery.
If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health.
Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults.
The World Health Organization warns that the deadly SARS-like virus first seen in the Middle East is a global threat.
Officials investigating a cluster of mysterious illnesses in Alabama have so far found only cold and flu viruses.