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Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Says

A survey of adolescents in 15 countries shows how universal gender norms are...

There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world. Where do they live and what do they do?

Slavery is not a thing of the past. A report released Tuesday by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3...

A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet, researchers said...

Rome launches anti-mosquito campaign after chikungunya cases

The city of Rome has announced it would carry out a fast-track anti-mosquito campaign after a string of suspected cases of the insect-borne chikungunya virus were detected in the...

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: study

Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review...

Over 500 dead as Congo's cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization says....

4 common misperceptions about adopting — and why they shouldn’t stop you

Think these factors mean you can’t adopt? Think again. The adoption process includes considerations aimed at finding the best match for kids and parents....

In Minnesota's worst measles outbreak, a battle of beliefs over vaccines

An evolving community in the big city of Minneapolis is fighting a dangerous virus -- and a battle of beliefs. The largest measles outbreak in the Minnesota city in 25 years, this...

4 common misperceptions about adopting – and why they shouldn’t stop you

Think these factors mean you can’t adopt? Think again. The adoption process includes considerations aimed at finding the best match for kids and parents....

Flying with kids? Here’s how to rethink your flights.

Air travel with kids is costly, stressful and deflating. Here's how to plan ahead for an easier time....

Tanzania to use drone network to deliver critical medicines

Drones soon will be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country, continuing a trend of African governments embracing drone networks...

Cooking Channel's 'Cheap Eats' visits Detroit; Jewish food fest highlights sustainability

Quick bites: Cooking Channel show hits several Detroit restaurants. Jewish food fest arrives Sunday. Chef Maxcel Hardy signs new cookbook at Pages....

Man at centre of Somalia affair driven 'to madness' by antimalarial drug, wife says

Clayton Matchee was charged with second-degree murder and torture in connection with the 1993 death of Somali national Shidane Abukar Arone, 16. His wife says if it wasn't for an...

Infant's death from delayed malaria diagnosis leads to $4.5M settlement

The 16-month-old died in 2014 after returning with her family from a trip to Ghana, her family's attorney said....

New hope - and risk - for people with terminal illness

Doctors and patients have been writing to drug companies for years begging for the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials or become volunteer guinea pigs for new medications or...

Here are 5 ways you can help fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa and globally

Our Across Women's Lives' team is back from South Africa, and they brought with them some ideas for how you can help fight HIV/AIDS, if you're so inclined....

Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine....

What it means in South Africa when you are #blessed

"The blessers are high, high-risk men, because these are men who are probably married, and they’ve got multiple partners."...

Is Caster Semenya playing fair?

She's one of the most dominant athletes in track and field, but two-time world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya has certain physical advantages that some feel are unfair. The...

Volunteer grave diggers: Canadian government asks funeral homes to prep for pandemic

One of its recommendations is that funeral homes make advance plans for what to do if their own staff get sick, including making arrangements with volunteers from service clubs or...

Parenting my Muslim baby in the age of Trump

As issues of race resurfaced, the conversations in our household shifted from nursery themes and diapering methods to more serious questions, such as will our son struggle with his...

Armadillos likely spread leprosy in U.S. South

Scientists have fingered a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in the southern United States: the nine-banded armadillo...

The Battle to Give Nigeria's Moms and Babies a 'Golden Window' to a Healthy Life

Everyone knows that proper nutrition is vital for a child's development. What can a mother do when she lives in a war zone?...

Wounds that won't heal fuel $5B business, but little evidence

The market for wound care products booms among a growing older and diabetic patient pool, but many treatments are untested and funding for research falls short....

Attorneys: New Jersey issues new rules after lawsuit by Ebola-quarantined nurse

Attorneys said the decision was the result of a lawsuit filed by Kaci Hickox​, a nurse who had been working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak​ in 2014...

Rich or poor, all countries fail to support breastfeeding: UN

Boosting the breastfeeding rate to 50 per cent by 2025 would save the lives of 520,000 young children, UN-backed study says....

This African park has a high-tech plan to combat poachers

Security has long been a major concern at wildlife reserves in Africa, where rhino and elephant populations have been decimated by poachers in recent years. But a park in Rwanda is...

Remembering AIDS activist Prudence Mabele

She told the world that she was HIV positive — and then she fought for the millions of people like her....

Drug-Resistant HIV Is On the Rise

In a new report, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that resistance to the drugs used to treat HIV is on the rise. According to…...

For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

Some menstruating schoolgirls were locked in dormitories while their peers were in class. To avoid the humiliation, others stayed home. As more girls skipped class because they...

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trouble sleeping is a common complaint among older folks, but what if their insomnia traces back to when Grandma and Grandpa were in...

Climate change adds to pressures on endangered penguins

Climate change and overfishing have left already endangered young penguins in Africa confused about where to find food, and they are dying in high numbers...

A surge in U.S. shale output helps offset Saudi production cuts

Thanks to a production glut, Americans are paying President Clinton-era prices at the pump....

This woman turned herself into a weight loss guinea pig

IT’S not fun being fat or, to be politically correct, “overweight”, and I should know. Once upon a time, I was seriously overweight too — in fact, I was massive....

Why it’s normal to feel sad in winter

IT’S that horrible time of the year when things are cold and miserable....

How an Australian doctor changed the course of medicine

AUSTRALIAN doctor John Cade changed the course of medicine with his discovery of lithium; yet most people have never heard of him....

The hardest races in the world are borderline psychotic

WANNA race? The answer, for centuries, has been an unequivocal “Yes.”...

Hospital in UAE holds baby hostage for payment

A HOSPITAL is said to be holding a newborn baby hostage until his parents pay a €75,000 (AU$107,000) medical bill....

No remorse: Greens politician’s trophy hunting ‘holiday’

IT would be easy to dismiss Ben Wightman as just another trophy hunter, grinning with misplaced pride next to all the exotic animals he’s slaughtered on safari....

‘Why I won’t stop hunting’

WHEN Emma* read about the killing of Cecil, the African lion who was illegally hunted and killed by an American dentist in Africa earlier this week, she couldn’t stay silent....