New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet
New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect
Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect

A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.

New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet
New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

This diet is good for you and the environment, scientists say
This diet is good for you and the environment, scientists say

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year
Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.

Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers
Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.

2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans
2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans

Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data. Their findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.

Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year
Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.

New tool calculates breast cancer risk with greater precision
New tool calculates breast cancer risk with greater precision

UK scientists have developed an online calculator that could enable doctors to more accurately predict a patient's chance of developing breast cancer.

Are there foods you should avoid during the government shutdown? It depends who you ask
Are there foods you should avoid during the government shutdown? It depends who you ask

Should you be worried about the safety of your food during the government shutdown?

One simple -- but really hard -- solution to stop climate change
One simple -- but really hard -- solution to stop climate change

There may actually be a way to keep the worst of climate change at bay, but it's going to take a herculean effort, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

Stem cell therapy for relapsing MS proves effective and safe, study finds
Stem cell therapy for relapsing MS proves effective and safe, study finds

An experimental stem cell therapy proved effective and safe in patients with a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, new research finds.

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows
Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.

Banning skin bleaching products won't work as long as fair skin is linked with beauty and success
Banning skin bleaching products won't work as long as fair skin is linked with beauty and success

Several African countries, including as Rwanda and Ghana, recently banned the use of skin bleaching products because they are dangerous.

Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer
Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer

Doing less sitting and more moving is tied to living longer, according to a new study.

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows
Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.

Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis
Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis

A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Banished from home for menstrual cycle, mother and two children die in Nepali hut
Banished from home for menstrual cycle, mother and two children die in Nepali hut

A Nepali mother and her two children were found dead Wednesday morning, after being exiled from their family home as part of a criminalized practice where women and girls are made to sleep alone during their menstrual cycle.

A new guide could help halt overeating
A new guide could help halt overeating

The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating.

Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins
Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.