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France announces second artificial heart transplant

French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine AFP FILE PHOTO

France last month carried out the second transplant of a new-generation artificial heart, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Monday.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fire therapy: Hottest in Chinese cure

ONFIRE In China, setting a patient alight cures stress, indigestion,
infertility and even cancer, fire therapy proponents claim. AFP

A therapist pours alcohol over a patient and sets him alight—for some in China, playing with fire is a treatment for illness.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

Graphic fact file on cervical cancer. FILE PHOTO

Doctors are reporting their first success using immune therapy against cervical cancer, a disease caused by the virus HPV.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Going under the knife? Avoid weekends, afternoons, February


Appendix getting bothersome? Use that sick leave and go to hospital.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cheaper medicines and awareness can make life easier for type 1 diabetics


Tristan Jimenez looks like your typical third-grader. Sprightly and playful, no one would have guessed the scrawny little boy with a big smile on his face was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 2 years old.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »