U.S. health officials have reported that overdose deaths from heroin in the U.S. nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013.
Organization said to lack the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies.
A study of 16 million women finds that routine mammograms do not necessarily prevent breast cancer deaths.
China arrested 8,500 people for environmental crimes last year, and air quality is slowly improving. Environment,Air pollution,Beijing,China,climate change,Smog,Michael Lerner
Coral that lives in hotter waters can be crossbred with coral that is threatened by global warming.
The main causes are a lack of proper sanitation and clean drinking water combined with eating raw food.
Litter is pervasive, but growing ecotourism can help raise awareness and incentivize environmental stewardship.
Global food markets could be disrupted by the El Niño event predicted for later this year.
Tougher regulations ban lighting up in restaurants, offices and on public transport in Beijing.
Research found that even a little screen time is a factor in children's weights.
However, the high level of smoking in China is canceling out the falls in other countries.
The U.S. city has seen no decrease in obese citizens since the 2008 policy.
Requires most schoolchildren to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough.
Scientists have seen success with a test that reveals Ebola in a patient within minutes.
There is much work to be done in order to insure against hacking in healthcare as mobile devices play more of a role in health.
Move comes after first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reported in neighboring Thailand.
A global movement aims to increase the discovery and tracking of asteroids 100-fold.
The gene is believed to have helped mammoths adapt to Arctic conditions.
Leap seconds are added as basic ways to keep the clock in sync with the Earth and its seasons.
Study argues that the age limit for cervical screening should be raised to 70.