Oceana is the largest international organization that focuses solely on ocean conservation. Their latest report reveals sobering news about commercial fishing in the United States.
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
‘You should get pregnant,’ a friend told me. ‘Girl, the government will take care of you, trust me.’
Nearly half of American adults believe the federal government, corporations or both are involved in at least one conspiracy to cover up health information, a new survey finds.
When Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty decided she wanted to get in shape.
Swapping butter for a sunflower spread may not lower heart risk, say British Heart Foundation researchers.
Think you can find Earth-threatening asteroids faster than NASA? Then there is a contest designed just for you: the space agency is calling for citizen scientists to find new and improved ways to track down space rocks.
Americans now believe marijuana is so harmless that they ranked sugar as more harmful to a person’s health in a recent poll.
The next time you feel compelled to share your misery on Facebook, spare a thought for your friends. For mood on social networks is contagious, and spreads to those you are connected to, scientists say.
Chimerix, a small and unprofitable biotechnology company, will make an experimental drug available to a young Virginia boy who is suffering from an infection he contracted while being treated for cancer.
A Stanford study found that producing accurate genome analysis is still best left to medical professionals and complete, reliable results from an off-the-shelf test are currently not possible.
One of the authors of a study that was claimed to have discovered a simple way to make stem cells said on Monday that he was no longer sure of his team’s conclusions, and he called for the study to be retracted.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to push for a new federal law to cut the gender bias from medical research if federal agencies such as the National Institutues of Health don’t take steps to address the issue.
The availability of free birth control may not lead directly to increases in risky sexual behavior, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
In the late 1980s, scientists at Osaka University in Japan noticed unusual repeated DNA sequences next to a gene they were studying in a common bacterium. They mentioned them in the final paragraph of a paper: “The biological significance of these sequences is not known.”
Here are six related proposals getting less attention than the battles in Kansas and Arizona.
Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.
Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries – increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.
The first publicly released findings from the largest mental-health study conducted by the military gave a sobering picture of the prevalence of mental disorders and suicide indicators among active-duty troops.
Genetic testing has grown to be a business big enough in China to warrant the government’s intervention.
Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.
Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented in government-funded medical research, a new report reveals that the world of science is still ignoring women’s unique health issues far more than it should.
Researchers revived a virus dormant in a 30,000-year-old ice core. They warn that oil and gas development in far northern latitudes, such as the one shown here, near Salym, Russia, could disturb microbes harmful to humans.
Nurse staffing and education are associated with in-hospital mortality after common surgical procedures, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in The Lancet.
On Wednesday night the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that a new, DNA-sequencing based blood test provides a dramatic improvement in accuracy at screening for Down’s syndrome and a second, related disease.
Britain’s spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people’s webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.
A panel of government advisers has expressed serious concerns about a controversial proposal to allow scientists to try to make babies using eggs that have been genetically altered to include DNA from another woman.