Japan suffers biggest natural population decline ever in 2018

Japan suffered its biggest natural population decline ever this year, government statistics show. The fast-graying nation also posted a record-low birthrate, as the estimated number...

Brain-eating amoeba confirmed in New Jersey man’s death

A New Jersey man who died of a brain-eating infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis was exposed while visiting the BSR Cable Park and Surf...

Inside the Japanese town that pays cash for kids

When Katsunori and Kaori Osaka had their first child, they were living in a cramped flat in Nagoya, a city of more than 2...

Eating ‘ultraprocessed’ foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says

The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France:...

Durex is recalling batches of its ‘Real Feel’ condoms over burst pressure concerns

Stay calm. RB Health (Canada) Inc., the parent company of Durex, says there's "no reason to be worried" over the condoms they're recalling. The company announced...

Female genital mutilation blamed for death of 10-year-old girl in Sierra Leone

A 10-year-old girl has died from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, authorities said. Marie Kamara, a primary school student...

Before judging ‘late-term abortion,’ understand what it means, doctors say

President Donald Trump has called on Congress "to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children." This came after he first accused New...

Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the...

Chinese gene-editing scientist defends his research, raises possibility of third baby

The Chinese scientist who sparked an international outcry after alleging to have helped create the world's first genetically edited babies has raised the possibility...

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive immune system, a study has found. UK researchers found that...

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