Hypertension numbers may be lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week.
People are living longer than ever and show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization says.
Scientists have used a cloning technique to reprogramme an ordinary human skin cell to become an embryonic stem cell.
Malaria infected mosquitoes more attracted to human odour than uninfected mosquitoes.
Government will start administering cervical cancer vaccines in schools from February next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced.
Doctors carried out life-saving surgery on an Indian baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to swell to nearly double its size, in a case that aroused sympathy worldwide.
Flying into a rage can make you twice as likely to have a heart attack within two hours of that episode.
Women whose genes put them at a high risk of contracting breast cancer can dramatically reduce the danger by having a double mastectomy - but not eliminate it altogether, experts say.
India announces development of cheap vaccine against major cause of diarrhoea deaths in kids.
A new study finds that the usual signs of heart disease risk are not more severe in middle-aged women after hysterectomy.
Breathing in 'nanomaterials' found in some household products seems to cause inflammation, study contends.
Many teens still use "smokeless" tobacco products such as chew or snuff.
A study shows that the dual-chamber implanted defibrillators may have more complications than single-chamber models.
An experimental drug has been shown to improve the memory and brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease.
Research suggests that polluted air can lower the kidney's filtering ability.
In a seven-year study the failure rate for pelvic organ prolapse surgery gradually increased.
Some experts say no level of lead exposure is safe and want to push for zero tolerance.
Researchers say some autistic kids may perceive movement sooner than other children but warn it could lead to sensory overload.
Are you having relationship troubles? Some sad music might help you feel better.
Current marijuana users have 16% lower fasting insulin levels compared to non-users, according to a study.