Duke University researchers are working on an intriguing idea—a blood test to determine whether a respiratory infection is caused by a virus or bacteria. If it is developed, the test could make prescribing...

As millions of Americans consume over-the-counter herbal and botanical supplements in a bid to boost health, there is increasing evidence that these products can interfere with a wide range of prescription...

To get a good night’s sleep, many people should set their thermostat a few degrees lower, experts say. The role of temperature has gotten increased attention after a study published last year found sleep...

You can now add coffee to the growing list of foods and drinks that are available as products infused with marijuana. Several companies have started selling cannabis-laced coffee, claiming to give users...

Preschoolers are more likely to be fussy eaters if a parent had anxiety or depression during pregnancy or early in the child’s life, suggests a new study from the Netherlands. “Fussy eating...

The build-up of thousands of migrants and refugees on Greece’s northern borders is fast turning into a humanitarian disaster, the United Nations said on Tuesday as the European Union prepared to...

Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.O) would be interested in a merger with Viacom Inc’s (VIAB.O) Paramount Pictures, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday. “I...

Wall Street surged on Tuesday to its highest since early January, led by financial and technology stocks after encouraging U.S. factory and construction data suggested the world’s biggest economy...

Reuters- Osama bin Laden wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight “catastrophic” climate change and “save humanity”, in the latest evidence...

Reuters-The world’s economic powerhouses are poorly equipped to deal with the next emergency. That’s the main lesson from the latest confab of leading central bankers and finance ministers in Shanghai....

Western banks’ forays into China offer a cautionary tale. Citigroup is the latest to sell its stake in a Middle Kingdom lender and, like most rivals, will make a decent return. But hoped-for strategic...

U.S. President Barack Obama will press Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, despite Republican vows to not to act...

Reuters- Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation will make their cases before a congressional panel on Tuesday regarding a court order to force the technology company to give the...

South Africa mobile operator Vodacom on Monday dropped a planned acquisition of local fixed line operator Neotel, citing regulatory complexities. “It is disappointing that we have reached this conclusion...

Reuters- Uber’s new Oakland headquarters is about four times bigger than Internet radio service Pandora Media’s office nearby, and will house about five times the number of employees that ride-hailing...