Although dieting can be good for people's health, unsupervised efforts — particularly by adolescents who want to be excessively slim — can be dangerous.
U.S. President Barack Obama should be praised for engaging in "declassified diplomacy."
If the tenets of the Nuremberg principles and the Geneva Conventions were applied, both George W. Bush and Tony Blair would most likely be convicted for their roles in the Iraq War.
Cluster bombs should be called "cowards' bombs" because civilians are frequently their victims.
A humanitarian pause is badly needed in war-torn Yemen, where a majority of the population in urgent need of medical care.
Chinese scientists have created monkeys with a version of autism that could eventually help in the cure for this complex spectrum of brain disorders.
Domestic violence against women is so widespread that it has become a global public health issue.
Microcephaly in children may have a multicausal origin.
Plastic surgery is hugely popular the world over, but when it goes wrong the results can be catastrophic.
Chinese women are giving birth via cesarean section in huge numbers despite the higher cost and potentially harmful consequences.