Researchers in Singapore have developed a contact lens-like patch covered with microneedles that deliver drugs to treat eye diseases.
Across the world, poorer neighbourhoods take on a disproportionate share of environmental burdens. Now a new tool is leveraging big data to reveal how cities are performing at the interse...
The new test exploits a unique DNA signature found only in cancer cells.
Quito in Ecuador is tackling the childhood obesity crisis, one school dinner at a time
Madrid has ring-fenced an area of the city in a bid to reduce emissions, improve the health of residents and help tackle climate change.
Cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable death in America, but only 14% of adults are lighting up today.
Every country is battling some form of malnutrition and adolescent obesity rates are rising, finds the report.
From life expectancy to career prospects, the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day celebrates a transformed outlook for people diagnosed with HIV.
Heatwaves, storms, floods and fires are threatening to overwhelm health systems, according to experts.
For less than $25 a month, French families can make sure their elderly relatives are okay, thanks to a scheme from the postal service, which is helping to combat loneliness.
Unplanned and unwanted pregnancies in developing countries can cause serious health implications and perilous futures.
Coal power plants have neglected the harmful impacts of Sulfur Dioxide in the past. Now we must clean up or replace them for a healthier future.
Physical inactivity is a classic behavioural problem. Its immediate costs - effort, time and pain - often trump its long-term benefits. Now the results of the largest behaviour change stu...
A recent survey found 68% of people believe robots could provide companionship and ease loneliness.
A lack of outdoor play during childhood could be responsible for a dramatic increase in myopia.