Complications from preterm births and pneumonia are now the leading causes of death in children under five years, according to the latest report. Both of the conditions are responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013.
Cancer is deadly but little can we do about it. New figures suggest that there's been a steep rise in rates of types that are caused by lifestyle factors - triggered by excess alcohol, smoking, obesity and even exposure to sun.
Twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake, according to a new study.
Researchers are finally offering an explanation of how the function of a key protein in the heart changes in heart failure, according to a new study.
Genomic data could help doctors predict whether statins will benefit a patient or not, according to a new study. The study suggested that genomic data alone can explain around 15 percent of patients' responses to a cholesterol-lowering statin.
Dolphins are sensitive to magnetic stimuli as they behaved differently when swimming near magnetized objects, according to a new study.
People generally perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it's magnified, according to a new study. The findings lend support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual "ruler" to measure the world around us.
Researchers have found a new species of poison dart frog in the rainforest of Panama that can fit on a fingernail, according to a new study.
Researchers at MIT have developed a new football-sized underwater robot that could soon help protect America's ports. The robot can discreetly follow alongside a ship and perform ultrasound scans to search for smuggled contraband.
Dinosaurs did not evolve into birds in one swift transformation, but through one small step at a time, suggests a new study.
More children than ever are being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales, but there are fewer staff per bed available to cope with the increase, finds a new report.
Researchers have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer - an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear - according to a new study.
Researchers have created a new technology that could reduce energy consumption in mobile devices and computers, thereby increasing their standby time, according to a new study.
A mosquito-borne illness, arrived less than a year ago in Americas is spreading across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, according to a new report.
Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer', according to a new study. The study found that the drug extended patients' lives by almost 16 months.