President Obama explains the effects of what he’s calling the “Republican shutdown” and urges the G.O.P. to drop the fight against the Affordable Care Act.
Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe “sell-by” and “best-before” dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.
Seeding fat grafts with stem cells could improve reconstructive surgery results.
iPSCs directed to differentiate into specific cell types offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed to take part in any marriage counseling retreats that are open to gay couples.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sharply criticized the US over allegations that the National Security Agency has spied on her government.
Few say it’s because they can’t find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?
Seventeen of 18 scientists who wrote a controversial editorial critical of the European Commission’s plan to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to industries.
An Austin, Texas woman with cancer hopes Twitter can help save her life. It’s part of her effort to pressure a pharmaceutical company into giving her an experimental drug. And now the battle is drawing some big-name support.
When a 61-year-old Texas man came into an emergency room claiming he was dizzy and was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.37 percent, doctors assumed he was drunk.
Tau protein tangles that form in Alzheimer’s disease are shown in this image provided by Dr. Makoto Higuchi of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan.
A bustling airport would hardly seem the place to find a new species of reclusive animal, but a team of California biologists recently found a shy new species of legless lizard living at the end of a runway at Los Angeles International Airport.
The need for better mental health care is truly nationwide, and extensive new programming is needed.
Data from a study indicates that lifestyle could play a vital role in telomere length. Individuals who rigidly stuck to exercise and a healthy diet showed an increase in the telomere length by up to ten percent.
The Centers for Disease Control on Monday confirmed a link between routine use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial resistance that is killing at least 23,000 people a year.
Despite its purported cleansing properties, holy water could actually be more harmful than healing, according to a new Austrian study on “holy” springs.
Breast cancer researchers are reporting a new test may predict which women will have their cancers come back over a 10-year period, about double the time of currently-used tests.
Eliminating the three-day hospital stay requirement for Medicare coverage in a skilled-nursing facility is among the list of recommendations that the Commission on Long-Term Care will include in its final report to Congress.
Emily Creno-King, from Utica in Ohio, allegedly shaved her 4-year-old son JJ’s head to make people — and himself — think he was about to die from the ‘incurable’ disease.
Consumers will be less apt to overdose on prescription painkillers — but still less safe than they should be — under new labeling rulesannounced by the FDA for a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics.
Children with faster verbal development may be more likely to have alcohol problems as adult, according to a new study.
A U.S. balloonist who was trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons has landed short of his goal in Newfoundland.
A study of arthropods reveals that morphology and genes evolved five times faster during evolution’s “big bang” compared to all subsequent periods: Fast, but still compatible with Darwin’s theory.
Melting polar glaciers could raise sea levels by almost three feet by the end of the century.
A new vaccine against simian immunodeficiency virus has proved effective in monkeys, offering hope that researchers can develop a similar vaccine against HIV.
The Chinese government announced a plan to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on coal burning and taking old vehicles off the roads.