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In order to fight what it described as an "obesity epidemic," the American Medical Association voted on Tuesday to recognize obesity as a disease and recommended a number of measures to fight it.
A swine virus deadly to young pigs, one never before seen in North America, is spreading rapidly across the United States and proving harder to control than previously believed.
The prison had a particularly bloody day on June 6, the day that U.S. District Judge Lance Africk issued a ruling in support of a federal consent decree to fix the problems at the prison.
The Syrian national flag is seen through a hole on top of a building in an area controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's al-Sayyid Ali neighborhood, June 18, 2013.
An epidemic of measles is sweeping through parts of northern Syria, with at least 7,000 people affected because the ongoing civil war has disrupted vaccination programmes, Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday.
While politicians and legal experts attempt to define what exactly constitutes a 'price tag' attack and whether it can, or should, be labeled an act of terror, another such incident takes place, this time in the Arab village of Abu Ghosh.
The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto dismissed the epidemic of sexual assault in the military, claiming that efforts to address the growing problem contributed to a "war on men" and an "effort to criminalize male sexuality."
This world body continues to deny any liability for illness and deaths caused by the 2011 spread of cholera experts say UN peacekeepers brought to Haiti and has yet to respond to a letter from 19 members of the U.S. Congress demanding an acknowledgement of its responsibility.
Those of us concerned about the sexual assault epidemic ravaging the military can all the chill out, thanks to some really awesome news: women who join the military are pathological freaks who make up stories about being raped out of spite, for money or for attention.
Since the 1990s, veterans, policymakers and health care professionals have expressed concern over veterans' untreated mental health challenges and high suicide rates.
The slopes of Alaska's Gastineau Channel framed the single-engine Cessna 172RG Cutlass on descent into Juneau on the clear afternoon of May 30, 1998.
Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly among men, cancer experts say.
The Ohio Department of Health say that the number of flu cases have been the highest since they started keeping track.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine will release the most comprehensive report on the effectiveness of medications for opioid addiction and on the arbitrary restrictions on these FDA-approved drugs by many state governments and insurance companies.
Saudi Arabia says four more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths to 32 in the kingdom at the center of the growing crisis.
Men wearing surgical masks as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, speak at a hospital in Khobar city in Dammam May 23, 2013.