Health

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight...

April 21

MUMBAI — The “world’s heaviest woman” has shed half her weight — around a quarter of a tonne — in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.

Gallery: Facing adversity with courage, resilience

Facing adversity with courage,...

April 12

One is a young man who almost lost his life to cancer twice. The other, a care-giver who has given his life to care for his mentally-ill mother. Eveline Gan (eveline@mediacorp...

Swiss test wireless cameras to monitor newborns’ vital signs

Swiss test wireless cameras to...

April 10

GENEVA — Swiss researchers said Monday (April 10) they have developed a wireless camera system to monitor vital signs in premature babies, a move that could replace...

Sleep is the new status symbol

Sleep is the new status symbol

April 09

NEW YORK — At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, Mr David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as...

Global smoking deaths up by 5% since 1990: Study

Global smoking deaths up by 5% since...

April 06

PARIS — The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has...

Marmite may be brain food: Study

Marmite may be brain food: Study

April 05

PARIS — In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: Brain science.