Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor see a merger in their future to create a global eyewear powerhouse worth 46 billion euros.
House of Representatives voted to pass a measure to roll back the programme which gave health coverage to 20 million Americans.
Kim Phuc Phan Thi, known to many as "Napalm Girl", has scars treated by laser surgeon in Miami
Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.
Italy’s new prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has undergone emergency heart surgery.
Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.
Not even in office yet, America's Republicans are calling time on Barack Obama's Affordable Care act and promising their first act will be to scrap the "catastrophic" law.
Republicans have launched their long-desired bid to scrap the system in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence has called "the first order of business" of Donald Trump's administration.
A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c
Mass murderer Charles Manson is reportedly seriously ill in hospital.
Convicted murderer Charles Manson has been taken from a California prison to hospital.
54-year-old Ma Van Nhat from Vietnam was finally cured of an 18-year-long pain in his side when doctors removed a pair of surgical forceps from his
An eerie 12 second long time-lapse video of smog choking the city of Beijing gives a glimpse of the serious air pollution problem in the Chinese capital.
A pollution index that measures the average concentration of small breathable particles has dropped 400 micrograms per cubic metre overnight in Beijing.
The Spanish capital says on Thursday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates are banned from Madrid roads
Mass alcohol poisoning has killed at least 58 people in Russia and hospitalised dozens.
Victims thought to have drunk product as cheap alternative to alcohol.
Britain becomes the first country in the world to approve a controversial technique to help couples conceive children free of genetic diseases.
Two conjoined twin girls in the United States are in stable condition and recovering in hospital after undergoing a 17-hour surgery to separate them