World / Science & Health Aug 13, 2019

A cautionary tale about dentures and surgery

This is the story of a 72-year-old retired electrician in Britain — let's call him "Jack" — who forgot to tell his surgeon that he wore dentures. Anyone reading this account of what happened next is unlikely to make the same mistake. Six days after having ...

World / Science & Health Feb 27, 2019

Nearly half of children with cancer untreated: study

Some 45 percent of children with cancer are left undiagnosed and untreated, according to an innovative study of the disease's global footprint among under-15s, published Wednesday. Worldwide, there are some 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year, but barely half are logged in national ...

World / Science & Health Feb 25, 2019

Japan No. 4 healthiest nation as Spain tops list

Maybe it's something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world's healthiest country. That's according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed ...