It seems like the Japanese always have the coolest technology--in this case quite literally. The hip new way to stay cool in an increasingly energy-conscious Japan: cooling foam or gel spray-cans that go right on the skin and provide an instant cool
Researchers hope a device that tracks vital signs around the clock will help patients better control their blood pressure.
Glasses have been passively correcting human vision for centuries, using tricks of light to compensate for various visual impairments. But there are some conditions--like age-related macular degeneration--that simple lenses can’t correct.
Wouldn’t it be easier to deal with disease if our bodies just fixed themselves? That’s asking quite a bit from our physiologies, but Israeli researchers are working on tiny nano-computers that could do the job for us.
California researchers have created a tissue-engineered small-scale small intestine in mice, a breakthrough for regenerative medicine and a step toward growing new intestines for humans.
Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two studies released on Monday suggest.
The man, Philip Contos, was bare-headed on purpose — the group he was riding with was protesting New York's law requiring that motorcyclists wear helmets.
Healthy, middle-aged smokers who take Pfizer's Chantix or Champix, one of the most popular quit-smoking drugs on the market, have a higher risk of suffering heart attacks or other serious heart problems, a study found on Monday.
Fireworks-related injuries in Minnesota seem to parallel a gradual national downward trend, according to a recent report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The trend is a reflection of greater caution in general
Scientific evidence goes increasingly against the theory that mobile phones cause cancer, a new study has concluded.
A Finnish pair have won the country's annual wife-carrying competition for the third year in a row, organisers said on Saturday.
A memo meant to clarify the Department of Justice (DoJ) position on how federal authorities should treat medical marijuana does not reflect any substantive change in policy from prior administrations, despite some reports to the contrary.
Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that the Transportation Security Administration dismissed concerns from its employees about the radiation emitted by body imaging machines at airport security checkpoints.
A federal judge on Friday blocked a Kansas law that forced two clinics in the state to stop providing abortions because they could not comply with 36 pages of new regulations.
Good news for oenophiles: Wine can offset the negative effects of weightlessness. We’ve already seen the first beer brewed for drinking in space — any vintners want to take up the challenge of bottling the first zero-g grenache?
Do you trust the state to save your life? No? Well, Fr33 Aid is here to help.
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their
Can TSA's Scanning Machines Give You Cancer? New Fears After Claim Government Is Covering Up 'Clusters' of Disease Among Airport Workers
Using a ring-shaped micro-laser, the sensor can detect and count individual viruses or synthetic and biological nanoparticles with single particle resolution.
There’s a new paper out in the CDC’s journal that makes a provocative claim: There is enough similarity between drug-resistance genes in E. coli carried by chickens and E. coli infecting humans that the chickens may be the source of it.
My ultramarathon ended in a DNF. At mile 83, the decision was made for me, as I was unable to support my own body weight. It was time to stop, but boy, was that 83 miles an adventure.
Such a system would mimic the functions of a healthy pancreas, delivering insulin and monitoring blood sugar according to a computer’s careful calculations.
Scientists in California say they have for the first time devised a way to accurately take the body temperatures of dinosaurs -- by examining the creatures' teeth.
The past few days have seen the simultaneous publication of the first vetted medical-journal pieces on the vast European outbreak of E. coli O104. They’re fascinating for what they report that is new about this perplexing epidemic
Stratford-upon-Avon is best known as the birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare. But this scenic town 100 miles northwest of London could be the sight of another tale worth retelling, that of Simon Wheatcroft.
Patients who consumed only 600 calories a day for two months were able to reverse their Type 2 diabetes, according to a groundbreaking British study. The research suggests a very low-calorie diet can remove fat that clogs the pancreas
Patients who consumed only 600 calories a day for two months were able to reverse their Type 2 diabetes, according to a groundbreaking British study.
"We found that it was pregnant women and young children who are eating clay, those who are the most vulnerable to infectious diseases. It was occurring where the pathogen density was higher, in warm, moist climates," Cornell University researcher S
A type of statistical analysis used to study high-energy physics and stock market fluctuations could yield a new angle of attack in the fight against the virus that causes AIDS.
James Richard Verone, of Georgia, attempted to steal one dollar from a bank so that he would be arrested, taken to jail and — most importantly — provided with health care, the Gaston Gazette reported.