Former US President George HW Bush shaved his head this week in solidarity with the young son of a member of his security detail who is suffering from leukemia.
The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made.
US scientists said Wednesday they have found a genetic link to allergies, which also exists in people with connective tissue disorders.
A video of surgery conducted on a teenager with a power drill by doctors who claimed their state-run hospital could not afford the medical equivalent has caused an outcry in the former Soviet republic of Moldova.
A flexible electrical circuit one-fifth the thickness of food wrap and weighing less than a feather could give doctors the chance to implant sensors inside the body, its Japanese developers say.
Older adults with diabetes are between 50 and 80 percent likelier to have a disability compared to people without the disease, according to a review published on Wednesday.
A rare case of raccoon rabies is responsible for killing both a US kidney donor in 2011 and his transplant recipient 18 months later, US researchers said Tuesday.
US regulators on Tuesday released a review of scientific data that shows menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular kinds and asked for public input on a possible ban.
Researchers in Switzerland say they have made microchips that imitate the way our brains process information, unlocking some of the mystery around how the world’s most efficient computer functions.
Cosmetics maker Kanebo said Tuesday more than 2,000 Japanese had complained about skin discolouring after using its whitening products, as it widened its consumer recall outside Japan.