Health

Smartphone device can test sperm quality

Smartphone device can test sperm quality

March 23

MIAMI — A new smartphone device can analyse a man’s sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility, US researchers said Wednesday ...

Baby born with four legs, two spines thriving after surgery

Baby born with four legs, two spines...

March 22

PARK RIDGE (Illinois) — Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who’s recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life.

Singapore, Italy, Australia have some of the world’s healthiest people

Singapore, Italy, Australia have some...

March 20

NEW YORK — When it comes to living a long life, Italy is the place to be. Singapore, Australia, Switzerland and Iceland rounded out the top five most-healthy countries in the...

Lessons from S’pore for the US healthcare system

Lessons from S’pore for the US...

March 20

I have been devoting this space to deliberately implausible ideas lately, and the time has come to turn to an issue that America’s politicians are actually debating: Healthcare...

Singaporeans among poorest of sleepers in the world: Fitbit data

Singaporeans among poorest of...

March 17

SINGAPORE — Singaporeans are among the poorest sleepers in the world, clocking in an average of just 6.56 hours of sleep per night. according to data collected by fitness...

Unproven stem cell therapy causes three women to go blind

Unproven stem cell therapy causes...

March 16

MIAMI — An unproven stem cell therapy that involves extracting a patient’s fat tissue and injecting it into the eyes has caused three US women to go blind, a report said...

Common gene explains why some people’s brains age faster

Common gene explains why some people...

March 16

MIAMI — A common gene variant has been discovered in about one-third of the population that may explain why some people’s brains age faster than others, US researchers said...

Parenthood linked to longer life: Study

Parenthood linked to longer life: Study

March 14

PARIS — Parents, take courage. If you survive the sleep deprivation, toddler tantrums and teenage angst, you may be rewarded with a longer life than your childless peers,...