India has introduced the pneumonia vaccine into its routine immunization programme in the six states with the highest rates of infant mortality.
Antimicrobial resistance is reaching dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, with some of the most common infections becoming difficult to treat.
Patients around the world have been sharing data on thousands of chronic diseases, leading to health advances that improve research and treatment of their conditions.
The State of World Population for 2018 report shows that global fertility rates have dropped due to more educational opportunities for women.
AI in healthcare conjures images of wards filled with robot clinicians, but the more likely reality is doctors freed to create imaginative solutions to medical problems.
A joint study by the University of Michigan and the University of Manchester found that cognitive decline decreased by a half in adults who wore hearing aids or had cataract surgery.
A new initiative in Montreal, Canada, will allow doctors to prescribe free visits to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for up to 50 patients.
In a recent MIT study, researchers eradicated two forms of drug-resistant bacteria by combining probiotics coated in an alginate with antibiotics.
According to research, the productivity benefits of employers providing glasses to workers equate to an extra day of work a week.
Some of the world’s poorest countries have embraced drone technology, and are giving the industry a boost by stimulating innovation.
An interview with a social worker reveals the challenges of professional grief.
For more than 100 years we have used body mass index (BMI) – the ratio of a person’s weight to the square of their height - to measure whether someone is a "healthy" weight.
Marijuana sales officially began in Canada on Wednesday, making it the first G7 country — and the second country in the world after Uruguay — to legalize the drug for all adults.
A transmission-blocking vaccine could one day help in the fight against malaria.
Many European countries are revisiting how best to finance long-term care, balancing financial sustainability and the economic welfare of households. Using examples of Spain and Scotland,...