People who go through an economic recession at the peak of their working life suffer a risk of cognitive decline in later years, a study suggested on Wednesday.
A scientific study out Thursday identifies 78 sites worldwide in dire need of environmental protection because they harbor species that could go extinct.
Kazakhstan has been rated No. 47 in the 2013 prosperity index of Legatum international research institute.
A slowdown in global warming that climate sceptics cite in favour of their cause was partly induced by one of the world's most successful environment treaties, a study said on Sunday.
Mowing the lawn or washing the car are among simple activities that can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by almost 30 percent in people over 60.
Niger has made the most progress worldwide on reducing child mortality since 1990..
Americans are growing more comfortable with online dating, and many are finding a spouse or partner in cyberspace.
A stunningly well-preserved skull from 1.8 million years ago offers new evidence that early man was a single species with a vast array of different looks.
An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery.
We all live longer when times are good, right?
Some diseases just have a bad name. But even when their commonly known labels glorify Nazi doctors or slander certain ethnic groups, old habits are hard to change.
The world's population will rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 from the current level of 7.1 billion and India will overtake China as the world's most populous nation.
The global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing to stem supply, as prices of these drugs have tumbled while seizures of them have risen.
Nearly nine in 10 children in China can identify a cigarette logo, according to a US study out Monday that measured tobacco recognition among five- and six-year-olds in various countries.
Years of training cause structural changes in a ballerina's brain that help her stay balanced in the pirouette, said a report Friday that may aid the treatment of chronic dizziness.
Hopes of finding life on Mars suffered a setback after new findings from NASA's Curiosity rover detected only trace amounts of methane gas in the Red Planet's atmosphere.
Scientists have a new lead on a possible treatment to slow Alzheimer's disease by targeting a protein involved in limiting flexibility in the aging brain.
Scientists studying remote reefs off Australia said Thursday sharks played a fundamental role in coral health, with overfishing of the marine predators increasing reef vulnerability to global warming and disasters.
US scientists may have found a new way to produce clean energy by way of dirty water.
Hard-hitting ads featuring first-person stories from former smokers prompted more than 200,000 Americans to immediately give up tobacco.
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