As the school season starts, experts warn that overloaded backpacks often result in back injuries among children.
Although Eli Lilly's anti-amyloid compound fails to slow decline in two large trials, patients with mild forms of the disease show some benefit
Surgeons have transplanted a second dose of neural cells into a patient's spinal cord in a pioneering trial.
Seven years ago, Don Catlin, then head of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory and the man who, for all practical purposes, created sports drug testing in the United States, told me “you can get away with stuff with everybody looking right at you.”
Despite the ethical and political differences they incite, stem cells are still a miraculous medicine, potentially able to change into whatever a sick body needs them to be.
We've heard of odd rules put in place (marijuana use comes to mind) to keep Olympians and Paralympians from gaining an unfair advantage, but this is odd and more than a little scary:
Stitches deserve a makeover. We've been using them in some form for thousands of years. So while they've stood the test of time, a researcher from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is wrestling surgical sutures into the future
Giving babies antibiotics before the age of six months could cause them to be chubby children, according to a study published Tuesday.
A coalition of groups have brought a lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District in California, claiming their abstinence-only sex education program violates state law.
“The thought of parasites preying on your body or brain very likely sends shivers down your spine. Perhaps you imagine insectoid creatures bursting from stomachs or a malevolent force controlling your actions.
A powerful 6.3-magnitude quake shook Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province on Saturday, damaging buildings and injuring at least three people.
Elderly people with exceptional memory abilities have brains that look decades younger than their actual age, according to a new study.
The technique could help patients with currently untreatable diseases such as Huntington's.
When it comes to storing information, hard drives don’t hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram.
Microsoft co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday launched a search for a new toilet better suited to developing countries.
Amid one of the worst outbreaks of West Nile virus ever seen in the U.S., officials in the Dallas area of north Texas have declared war, launching all-out chemical warfare on mosquitoes.
Suicides among US Army soldiers more than doubled in July compared to June, the Pentagon said, the latest evidence of a worrisome trend that has vexed military leaders.
A Harvard meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that water fluoridation significantly lowers IQ scores in children, and may be a neurotoxicant that affects brain development
As Republicans get fired up over Mitt Romney's VP pick, maybe they should consider the skeletons he has in his closet (or should I say the aborted babies he profited off of when he owned Stericycle).
A broken pipeline is forcing millions of gallons of raw sewage in New York to bypass a treatment facility and instead be sent right into the Hudson River — and just in time for the Big Apple’s first ever Ironman triathlon!
Besides the fact that they are being operated by an agency that demonstrates on a daily basis a disdain and disregard for discretion, privacy, and professionalism, the Transportation Security Administration's full-body backscatter x-ray machines are
The Vietnam War ended over 35 years ago, but not before some 1 million people died.
The day I entered public school, I was classified as visually impaired. I have a rare genetic syndrome known as achromatopsia. I’m color blind and light sensitive, my distance vision is flat-out awful. Even corrected, it’s closer to 20/100 than 20/20
Scientists said Sunday they had unraveled the genetic codes of parasites responsible for the bulk of malaria cases outside Africa, and found they were scarily diversified and may be harder to kill.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana on Monday warned a public K-12 charter school in Louisiana that its policy violated federal laws and the U.S. Constitution.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced legislation last week that would require radiation warning labels for cell phones.
Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson said Monday they had given up tests of a new therapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease, saying the treatment did not measure up to expectations.
With summer well upon us, deodorant is essential.
About 74 million (1 in 3) American adults (20 and over) have high blood pressure (hypertension).
Climate change is creating favorable conditions for several (unpronounceable, gross) diseases.