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Almost 700,000 more people could develop cancer in the next 20 years because they are overweight or obese. The warning comes from Cancer Research UK – and the charity says immediate action is needed...

The World Health Organisation’s failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa’s Ebola outbreak was the biggest mistake that contributed to the scale of the epidemic, global health...

A new DNA-based test may be able to detect a person’s entire viral history by analyzing a single drop of blood. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School believe that VirScan...

A new global fund is being launched to help developing countries fend off challenges to tobacco control measures by cigarette makers.The $4m (£2.7m) fund is a joint effort by Bloomberg Philanthropies...

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A Ugandan man hospitalized in Germany for the Ebola virus was treated with a biofiltration device that the creators believe will change the landscape in the fight against viral pathogens. The Aethlon...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says there has been a decline in the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak.The WHO’s Bruce Aylward said it was confident the response...

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A leading malaria control expert has said efforts to contain the disease may be jeopardised by the Ebola crisis.Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, who heads the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, said after...

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Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization. Speaking in Geneva, Dr...

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An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder involving bird flu samples at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed...

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Approximately two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their adult lives, according to new U.S. government estimates. The ongoing diabetes and obesity epidemics have...