It doesn't matter if you grow up in India or China or the United States ― when it comes to learning what it means to be a girl or a boy, a universal stereotype prevails: Girls are weak and boys are st...
Most of us can agree that pancakes, waffles and French toast make a great breakfast, and they're made even sweeter with syrup. But not all of us agree which syrup is best on those breakfast options. S...
We're living longer than ever, but we're not getting any happier.
Large amounts of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra, as a result of coal burning, mining and industrial processes around the world. The airborne mercury is deposited in soil and...
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Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person's daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder. Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression...
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Lab tests have confirmed the case.
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There are not many things more irritating than having to walk around with a soggy tissue stuffed up your sleeve, constantly sniffing, because your nose won't stop running. But now it seems that it mig...
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On the surface, staying at home on your own and not socialising with other human beings for extended periods of time, doesn't seem like the best antidote for people with depression. However a new s...
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It will also cost the globe more than $1 trillion in health care costs and lost productivity.
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This article is part HuffPost's Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. Imagine that you wake some mornings to find you're so weak you ca...
A 20 percent tax could reduce the consumption of sugary drinks by the same proportion.
Around 200 cases have been reported in the wake of the deadly Hurricane Matthew.
Health leaders implore government to do more, from a public health standpoint.
Plain tap water is so 1999.
It's a potential health and economic crisis.
We know exercise reduces the risk of some illnesses, but now we know exactly how much it takes.
Putting in hours at the office is killing our motivation
For years, the Brazilian city has surpassed international limits for a dangerous air pollutant.
We're not just confused, we're also misinformed.
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Based on current assessments of Zika, there is no 'public health justification' for postponing or cancelling the Games.
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In the face of growing anxiety over the mosquito-borne Zika virus, about 125 experts have signed their names to a letter sent to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, calling for e...
Dirty air kills some 3 million people worldwide each year.
Increasing evidence points to addictive-like behaviours when it comes to eating, which could explain our continuing issues when it comes to addressing obesity in Australia. Are we addressing the wrong issues when it comes to dealing with obesity?
LONDON, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international goal to eliminate malaria in parts of the world by 2030 is ambitious but “achievable”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Mond...
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GENEVA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that $56 million is needed to combat the Zika virus through June, including fast-tracking vaccines and diagnostics. The...
The NSW Health department has confirmed two cases of Zika virus in Australia from passengers travelling from the Caribbean back to Sydney. However the department said the virus did not pose a serious...
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The World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" on Monday morning due to the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities that may be cause...
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The unstoppable spread of Zika virus -- including a new Australian case -- has prompted the World Health Organisation to declare a "public health emergency of international concern". It's the fourth t...
For meat lovers, the hamageddon started this week. Spammed with news of World Health Organisation guidelines labeling processed meat as a carcinogen, people the world over asked themselves: 'Should I...