Hurricanes and typhoons are migrating from the tropics toward the North and South poles, a new study finds.
Amid growing evidence that many drugs are not as effective in women as in men, the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday warned scientists that they must take steps to alter longstanding basic research methods.
Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the “Star Wars” character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.
A compound found in wine and chocolate may not be linked to improved health as was once claimed, according to a new study.
Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for pleasure than decades ago, with significant gaps in proficiency, according to a report released on Monday.
More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer to violence, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, as it called on governments to do more to limit the damage.
When older hospitalized patients need revival by CPR, more than half are likely to die before they are discharged, according to a new study.
For people who want to avoid packing on extra pounds, a new study suggests going above and beyond commonly cited exercise guidelines.
From Antarctic lakes to forest soil in Puerto Rico to the guts of mice, scientists are finding antibiotic-resistant genes almost everywhere they look, according to a new study that examined environmental samples from around the globe.
First we were told yawning meant we were tired. Then it was claimed yawning was the body’s mechanism to keep us awake. Now a new study says yawning cools the brain.
An effort by the World Health Organization to measure pollution in cities around the world has found New Delhi admits to having the dirtiest air, while Beijing’s measurements, like its skies, are far from clear.
Between 2005 and 2012, concussions among high school athletes became more common with every passing academic year, according to a new U.S. study.
For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.
If you are one of the estimated 70 percent of Americans who have not documented your end-of-life healthcare preferences, Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma hopes a cash incentive will prompt you to do the paperwork.
Consumers who want to find out about their genetic health risks without going to the doctor and paying a hefty price may have to wait.
Over the coming weeks the World Health Organisation must decide whether to execute a mass murderer.
Let us focus on such experiments using stem cells — not to create individuals, but to create cells and tissues in the test tube instead of the re-creation of Neanderthals
Four female athletes were required to undergo “partial clitorectomies” and gonadectomies (removal of gonads) as a result of the current gender-policing polices of major sports governing bodies.
According to a new report from the American Lung Association (ALA), nearly 148 million Americans live in areas where smog and soot particles have led to unhealthy levels of pollution. That means that for almost half of all Americans, simply breathing can be dangerous.
Tennessee this week became the first state to explicitly criminalize substance abuse during pregnancy, if it harmfully affects the child.
After a day’s deliberation, an advisory panel voted last night against recommending national Medicare coverage for annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in high-risk individuals.
Vanderbilt Ph.D. graduate student Junhao Lin’s three-atom nanoscale wire could be used to craft paper-thin electronic components that could in turn lead to much smaller and thinner mobile electronics.
a California-based biotechnology company announced today that some behavioral improvements have been observed after six months in the pre-clinical non-human primate (NHP) study of Parkinson’s disease .
For the first time, cloning technologies have been used to generate stem cells that are genetically matched to adult patients.
Ever since a massive crack was discovered in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier in 2011, NASA researchers and other scientists have kept a close watch on this area.