Platelet count is 'strong predictor' of cancer

A new UK study has revealed the first new strong indicator of cancer in 30 years, finding that having a high blood platelet count can predict who will go on to be diagnosed with cancer.

Cats counter stress at Tokyo firm

Workaholic Japan is known for long office hours and stressed out employees, but one company claims to have a cure: Cats.

Aerobic and resistance training is the best exercise combo

A new study suggests that losing weight can be beneficial for obese older adults, if it is done with a combination of aerobic and resistance training in order to preserve muscle mass.

28,000 plant species for medical use

More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.