The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) claims that backscatter scans are safe. But how do medical professionals personally feel about it?
Not really, but urine has been a faddish health drink for centuries nonetheless. Celts in the Iberian peninsula gargled it to whiten their teeth about 50 years before Christ; amaroli is a Sanskrit word that refers to urine therapy,
A collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Washington has produced a gene that the team was able to effectively spread from just a few mosquitoes to most of a population in just a dozen generations
An inexpensive portable device could make it easy to monitor fetal health in remote locations, and it might also provide an alternative to more expensive machines currently used in doctors' offices in the developed world.
A startup has developed a device that uses magnetic particles to identify pathogens rapidly.
Not green at all, reports a study suggesting that the methane released by fracking and drilling makes it worse than coal.
A new technique can make tailor-made proteins evolve in days, not years.
A new startup, funded with $40 million from Third Rock Ventures, will develop drugs aimed at molecularly defined cancers.
Researchers at Keele University released findings showing that letting loose a string of expletives actually has the effect of dulling the sensation of pain.
One year later, the 32-year-old said she still suffers from a range of debilitating health problems, including racing heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss.
A Must Watch Video; They glue scraps of meat together to make new "steaks" and prime cuts.
A ‘universal’ vaccine that could revolutionise the treatment of cancer could be available in just two years.
rtemis, a software program built on the back of IBM analytics software similar to that powering Watson, is being tested as a means to provide early warnings when babies in the ICU acquire hospital-borne infections.
Humanity’s worst scourge, the smallpox virus, may finally wind up on death row in May if health officials decide to destroy the last known samples. The virus was eliminated in human populations more than 30 years ago
Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we tr
State Media Speculates Visit a 'Plot' to Escape Interrogation
Cows eat contaminated grass, drink contaminated water, and lo and behold, we find radioactive elements in their milk.
A study shows that boosting new neurons helps mice differentiate between harmful and safe experiences.
Last week, in a converted garage in Somerville, Massachusetts, a group of about 30 eager experimentalists and curious insomniacs gathered to share the results of their latest investigations.
Bone marrow has long been thought to have a role in repairing damaged skin, and now UK and Japanese researchers think they’ve found the key to summoning stem cells from bone marrow to the site of damaged skin:
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What would you do for $2,500 a day? How about $5,000 a day? Do you have "a passport, a family willing to let you go", and a "willingness to to work in a radioactive zone"?
If you’re about to pop or drink potassium iodide to protect yourself from Japan’s Fukushima’s accident, stop! Put it down and listen up.
Pumping a body full of celldestroying chemicals sounds like a bad idea, but that’s what chemotherapy entails. The side effects chemo for liver cancer, the third deadliest cancer in men, usually necessitate a four-day hospital stay with each treatment
Proposition 203 has sparked dismissal of pot-possession charges in Mohave County against at least 10 people who had out-of-state medical-weed cards.
VIDEO - Needless to say, the fears are not unfounded. Radioactive exposure is clearly dangerous. However, what the most appropriate remedy might be is a controversial issue.
Targeted cancer drugs—those that selectively kill cancer cells—have been a revelation in cancer treatment, giving years of healthy life to some lucky patients.
The House Health Health Committee decided Wednesday to put off voting on the bill that would outlaw abortions after as soon as doctors can detect the first heatbeat of the fetus.
Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity -- such as jogging or having sex -- significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Doctors ha
Impending nuclear attack? Then scientists may soon recommend that it is best you start drinking heavily and not just because you may be facing oblivion.