A 15-year-old has died of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan after being bitten by an infected flea. Authorities have quarantined more than 100 people.
Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders.
Doctors reported that two men have been taken off their HIV drugs after bone-marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from their bodies.
Japanese people are more likely to reach 100 than anyone else in the world, a fact that some researchers attribute to their diet. However, one scientist says that most diets work similarly, and the secret is eating fish, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, and less red meat, dairy or sugar to avoid accumulating molecular damage.
A university professor who struggled with depth perception since birth has said his vision has been dramatically improved after watching a 3D movie.
A study has found that vegetarians live 6 to 9 years longer, but not because they don’t eat meat - it is mainly because of the lifestyle choices associated with being a vegetarian.
Eyeball licking, or “worming”, is a bizarre Japanese fetish which is being blamed for a significant rise in cases of conjunctivitis and eye-chlamydia in Japan.
Globe artichokes are a natural detoxifier, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. They contain a number of nutrients which appear to have diuretic properties, detoxifying the liver, boosting gall bladder function, and improving bile flow.