EU Parliament report says four out of five EU states surveyed carry out wide-scale surveillance.
In light of government surveillance programs and other privacy concerns, the average American at least has some level of interest in their online privacy. However, even if people are concerned about their data being taken and their browsing habits being recorded, it is not easy to find out who is keeping tabs on you.
Infants and children can be more at risk than adults of developing some cancers when exposed to radiation, for example from nuclear accidents, a U.N. scientific report said on Friday.
Paying living donors for their kidneys would reduce the number of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on dialysis and transplant wait lists, and save the healthcare system money, researchers in Canada concluded.
Dolphins in Peru are having their lives cut short as fishermen take to the seas, illegally harpooning and killing the animals in order to harvest their skin for shark bait.
Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?
Right now there are no rules or even suggestions to guide doctor-patient relationships over the Internet.
Smart people disagree about whether the SUPPORT study was ethical or safe. It turns out that a few more babies in the low-oxygen group died, and a few more babies in the high-oxygen group developed short-term eye disease.
It was the 1950s, and Dr. Hudson was trying to prove that prostate cancer could be caught early and cured. But he did not warn the men he was recruiting that the biopsies to search for cancer could cause impotence and rectal tears.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say the U.S. government shutdown greatly slowed their momentum, and it could take months to get experiments going again.
Salt guidelines raised to 2,000mg per day as Canadian experts cite existing targets as ‘not feasible’
A group that advises doctors on how to best help patients prevent high blood pressure is shaking up its advice on the amount of sodium Canadians should get in their diets.
The newly reopened federal government offered some hefty news Thursday: the U.S. obesity rate remains substantial, with more than a third of the nation’s adults officially in big-person clothes.
Clinical ethicists play a vital role in hospitals and other health care systems by helping to resolve ethical conflicts that arise between patients, families, and clinicians about end-of-life care and other important medical decisions.
A young woman, dying of a cancer, makes choices that test the bounds of autonomous choice and test her physician’s own moral code.
The compensation of nonprofit hospital executives wasn’t linked to processes of care, patient outcomes, or the charity care the facility provided, a retrospective observational study found.
As a national debate is launched on animal research, Robin McKie meets the London scientists whose work goes to the heart of an ethical controversy.
Washington University’s continued use of sedated cats and ferrets to train medical students how to insert breathing tubes down babies’ throats is cruel, ineffective and unnecessary, according to a medical ethics group pressuring the school to abandon the practice.
A screenshot shows how the Pictish Puzzle program allows users to manipulate 3-D representations of fragments from a 1,200-year-old monument.
The offspring of women who struggle with depression before a pregnancy or after giving birth are more likely to become depressed themselves by the age of 18, says a new study. A father’s postnatal depression also matters, the study found.
Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby’s blood to map her genetic code.
Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
A U.S. patent awarded to 23andMe covers a system for using DNA analysis to boost the odds of having a child with particular traits, such as blue eyes or athletic ability.
Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems, according to a new study.
Administration officials now live in fear of a 19th-century law that could get them fired, penalized or even imprisoned if they make the wrong choices while the government is shut down.
After Scramble to Fix Technical Wrinkles, Online Marketplaces to Offer First Clear Look at Pricing.
Scientists claim that exercise may be just as effective as drugs for treating common conditions, such as coronary heart disease and stroke.
For Obamacare, the bitterly contested issue of the so-called individual mandate that every individual carry some form of health insurance is the hot topic at hand.