Some of the most devastating forms of cancer have genetic similarities even though they strike different body parts.
China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a Cold War-style confrontation with the United States.
Playing videogames can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory, reasoning and visual processing.
Men who are obese in their early 20s are twice as likely as peers of average weight to die before reaching the age of 55.
Health experts warned Monday about serious risks from the "Cinnamon Challenge," a game popular with US teens, who ingest a spoonful of the pungent spice, then try to refrain from drinking water.
Asia-Pacific growth will edge up this year on the back of a recovery in the US and emerging nations.
US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications.
Organised crime groups dealing in fake goods, drugs, human trafficking and illicit wildlife trade earn nearly $90 billion annually in East Asia and the Pacific.
Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years.
African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it.
The shape of a man's face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study that found Japanese baseball players.
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats may have a serious side effect: a new study out Tuesday showed it could increase the risk for certain cancers.
In a double blow, bald men may be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, said a study Wednesday, but only if the hair is lost at the crown.
The author of an influential 2006 study on climate change warned Tuesday that the world could be headed toward warming even more catastrophic than expected but he voiced hope for political action.
A decrease in levels of the sleep hormone melatonin has been linked to an increased risk of adult onset diabetes.
People age 65 and older who eat fish may live an average of two years longer than people who do not consume the omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood.
Land within the Arctic circle is likely to experience explosive "greening" in the next few decades as grass, shrubs and trees thrive in soil stripped of ice and permafrost by global warming, a study said on Sunday.
Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis.
Quitting smoking sharply reduces the risk of heart disease -- even if kicking the habit comes along with a few extra pounds.
Sleeping a mere five hours a night during a workweek with unlimited access to snacks isn't good for your waistline.
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