Health

Analysis: How do we know if drugs work?

Analysis: How do we know if drugs work?

Did governments around the world waste millions of pounds on Tamiflu?

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS

Health authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported two more deaths from the MERS virus, from among 11 new recorded cases in the western city of Jiddah.

Is the mythical 'five-second rule' actually real?

Is the mythical

New research finds that there is some truth to the so-called "five-second rule" -- the belief that food is safe to eat if picked up from the floor in under five seconds.

Protein-rich diet just as bad as smoking, scientists claim

Protein-rich diet just as bad as smoking, scientists claim

Middle-aged people who eat protein-rich food are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone who only eats a little, according to a new study.

Angry people 'risking heart attacks'

Angry people

Having a hot temper may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to researchers.

Afghanistan polio: First case in Kabul since 2001

Afghanistan polio: First case in Kabul since 2001

The Afghan capital, Kabul, has recorded its first case of polio since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay, US research suggests

Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay, US research suggests

High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests.

Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda

Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda

Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.

Is Shampoo a Waste of Money?

Is Shampoo a Waste of Money?

Have you ever washed your hands and wondered why that "pure" soap dried out the skin so much? While it may have removed the things you did not want on your hands, that soap also took away everything else. That includes all of the good oils and any beneficial materials.

Jordanian dies of MERS virus

Jordanian dies of MERS virus

A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, the kingdom's first fatality from the respiratory disease in more than a year, news reports said on Saturday.