The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
Deaths of chess players led to alarm the game could cause fatal stress. Some researchers have tested that theory.
The physiological changes at the onset of schizophrenia are as marked as the mental changes, new study finds.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it's surveillance systems are still weak.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
The Fall armyworm will remain in Africa for a long time unless concerted action is taken.
Cancer is a disease of our genes, but resistance to therapy might go beyond cancer mutations. The DNA stays the same, but cancer cells outsmart the drugs by switching their gene activity.
Vitamin D could help the 20m children worldwide who suffer from acute, severe malnutrition.
Islamic State systematically militarised the education systems of captured Iraqi and Syrian territory to turn the region’s children into ideological timebombs.
A new silver-based compound that is less toxic with fewer side effects could hold the key to crippling cancer.
The health challenges that Nairobi can expect in the wake of heavy rains are largely preventable.
Pakistan had only eight new diagnoses of polio in 2017. The virus' days look numbered – but health workers have their work cut out for them to eradicate the devastating disease once and for all.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
Using 'humanized mice,' researchers found more evidence that a widely used contraceptive may make women more susceptible to HIV infection.
Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.
A health and human rights researcher, therapist and professor explains why racial justice is a public health issue.
New research reveals the burden of depression on individuals with autism, and that depression rates are higher among those with above average IQ.
Several factors play a part when determining what kind of risk high levels of mould exposure can pose to human health.
In the future, traps for mosquito that spread the dengue and chikungunya virus could be made from the carbon dioxide in human breathe as well as body odour.