Older people who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers.
Pneumonia and diarrhoea are the two leading causes of infant mortality, together accounting for nearly one third of all deaths among under fives around the world.
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012.
Fashion Rio Summer 2012/2013 opens in Rio de Janeiro May 26, 2012.
Babies who are breastfed gain less weight over their first year of life compared to babies fed either breast milk or formula from a bottle, according to a US study.
A report released by the World Wide Fund for Nature on May 15 said biodiversity declined globally by 28 percent.
A 97-year-old Australian man will set another world record for being the oldest university graduate in the world.
Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" sold for a record $120 million at auction.
Japanese Cabinet Office released the result of a survey, saying that about 23.4 percent Japanese adults have thought of committing suicide.
The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, support earlier research showing that women are less likely to die from melanoma, the deadliest of the skin cancers.
Newborns whose mothers are under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk for low iron status.
The real payoff, which is decades away, will come from mining asteroids for platinum group metals and rare minerals.