Research based on data from nearly three million adults suggests that even being slightly overweight doubles the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The 5-year-old and his parents are on holidays in the Latin American country.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that polio remains a worldwide public health emergency after cases nearly doubled in Afghanistan over the past year.
The southern European countryis projected to beat Japan and claim the top spot.
Some doctors in Jordan are using ancient medical practices and natural ingredients from the Dead Sea to treat their patients.
A 56-year-old man in Hong Kong has developed a strain of hepatitis E that normally infects rats, marking the first time it has been transferred to humans, scientists say.
Hannane Ferdjani meets with Humphrey Nabimanya, a 29 year old Ugandan who was bullied as a child for having HIV+ guardians.
Lack of progress in reducing early deaths from chronic diseases could cause the majority of UN member states to miss the 2030 deadline, according to the Lancet.
At least 17 people have died after contracting the West Nile virus from mosquitos in Greece.
The void created by Western donors’ abandonment of Africa is being filled by a newly invigorated humanitarian bloc, says former Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Naaem Khan.
Authorities have already slaughtered more than 4,000 animals in order to prevent the further spread of the disease and avert a European Union ban on Bulgarian milk and dairy exports.
A European Commission spokesman has denounced the question of whether European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was drunk on Wednesday following his public stumble.
Recent numbers released by Public Health England show there was a 20% increase in the sexually transmitted infection syphilis.
An Italian toy maker has been urged to withdraw a doll that can be cured of the measles using "magic" wipes and cream.
Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said the number of cases had increased to 527 from 157 recorded in January, and that deaths had doubled from four to eight.
As many as 14 of the translucent creatures were extracted from her left eye after she was left itching for over a week.
Six EU countries are affected. Experts have labelled the situation 'alarming'.
On World AIDS day, 36.7 million people are still living with HIV and the UN has said that prevention is key to stopping the spread
Medical experts in Romania are monitoring blood transfusions after six people died and another 16 were infected with West Nile disease.
More than 200 cats have been found dead at Saint-Pierre-la-Mer near Narbonne since the start of June.
The World Health Organisation has announced live trials of Mosquirix in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.
Measles is on the rise in parts of Europe amid a trend of high scepticism towards vaccines in some rich countries, research shows.
The aim is to contain a severe outbreak of bird flu, which has been spreading rapidly over the past month.
Three new cases of bird flu have been reported at poultry farms in western and southern Poland.
Thousands of farm birds have been put to the slaughter to combat the spread of avian influenza in France's foie gras heartland.