To fight against obesity, a huge issue in Asia, governments must promote lifestyle changes through education and improve access to healthy foods.
Physical activity is considered an important way to lower risk for breast cancer. But what if your ability to be fit is influenced by genes you inherit? Would that raise your risk? In rats, it did.
Natural disasters are not only bad in the short term. Many families will see their health, well-being and ability to escape poverty affected for decades, and some will be affected for life.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
HIV remains a synonym for death in Kinshasa and many leave testing and treatment until it's too late. It's not common knowledge that an infected person can live a normal and healthy life.
Vast numbers of people who migrate in search of a better life end up living in marginal conditions that put their health at risk. But individual lifestyle is also an important factor.
Up to 25% of Ecuadorian children suffer from malnutrition, and the country's sugary school snacks aren't helping. Kids need healthful, fresh food — not high-calorie humanitarian aid.
Promising scientific consensus is a perilous principle on which to found meaningful engagement between experts and the public.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
The focus of food production systems, including aquaculture, must move beyond maximising yields to consider nutritional quality too.
Western science is "discovering" the medical potential of ayahuasca, which Amazonian indigenous groups have used ritualistically for centuries.