[SAN FRANCISCO] A jury in California on Monday ordered Bayer-owned Monsanto to pay more than US$2 billion damages to a couple that sued on grounds the weed killer Roundup caused their cancer,...

[LONDON] Giving a single dose of antibiotics to mothers who have a medically assisted birth using forceps or vacuum could prevent almost half of maternal infections, researchers said on Monday,...

HEALTH

HEARING loss affects over 350 million people worldwide, with over 30 million being children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a paper in line with the principles of the Convention on...

SOME SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE swear by less sleep: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously slept for just four hours a night, as do PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer....

[PARIS] Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is...

[LONDON] Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) people in Britain are lonelier than their straight peers and in poorer health after facing a lifetime of prejudice, a think-tank said on...

HOW HAPPY DO you think Singaporeans are, on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being "very miserable, 10 being "very happy")? The answers from the two co-founders of social enterprise Happiness Initiative are...

[DOHA] In an unremarkable office in a Doha hospital, a study is taking place which could transform the way Qatar deals with one of its most persistent health issues - diabetes.

HEALTH

HEAD and neck cancers (HNC) comprise a group of malignant tumours from a variety of sites and sub-sites that include the ear, nose and sinuses, throat (including both the upper gullet and voice...

[WASHINGTON] Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile.