New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
Hybrid materials made of cardiac cells and carbon nanotubes might patch damaged hearts and provide muscle for robots made of living tissues.
Scientists said Wednesday they have figured out how to recognize pain in brain scans, possibly paving the way for future tests that could accurately gauge its severity.
A new study suggests seasonal changes have a much bigger impact on mental health than previously thought.
A new technique turns mammalian organs transparent, so scientists can see inside.
A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.
New research shows that tiny hairs on bean leaves impale the pests through the feet. A synthetic version may eventually add to the anti-bed bug arsenal.
Studies show 97 percent of American adults get less than 30 minutes of exercise a day, which is the minimum recommended amount based on federal guidelines.
South Africa’s health minister on Monday launched a new single dose anti-AIDs drug which will simplify the world’s biggest HIV treatment regime to just one life-saving pill a day.
Think you can make yourself smarter with brain-training software? New studies suggest that so-called brain games don't improve players' thinking or IQ, they just make you better at playing the games, the New Yorker reported.
Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity.
Peter Breggin, MD, talks to Lew Rockwell about the Big Pharma-public school scheme.
On her show Sunday morning, MSNBC host Melissa-Harris Perry warned the United States was falling behind in brain research.
Therapeutic baths are a simple, inexpensive and effective way to keep the body and spirit in top form.
Dessert is off the menu at one New York restaurant, after the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that one employee working in the pastry kitchen of the Alta restaurant had been infected with Hepatitis A.
An excerpt from Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, a new book about a town in New Jersey devastated by industrial pollution
In 15 minutes, this device can identify biological threats in a sample of blood.
"My mind is occupied. Please call back later."
A microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers.
A new and deadly virus that has killed 11 of the 17 patients treated for it in the Middle East and Britain appears to cause an infection deep in the lungs, researchers said.
Chinese authorities on Thursday reported a man in the eastern province of Zhejiang has been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the tenth human case of the disease which has claimed three lives.
British scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to findings released Thursday.
Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism.
Scientists on a quest for an antibody-based AIDS vaccine said Wednesday they found promising clues in the uncommonly “robust” natural immune response of a patient in Africa.
Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to a new paper.
Scientists have been studying them to understand how astronauts' immune systems may change in space.
Italy on Tuesday announced plans to raise the legal limit for buying electronic cigarettes to 18 years from a previous 16, citing the high dose of nicotine inhaled when using the smokeless product.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a $100 million project to map the intricate inner mysteries of the human brain, targeting cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Butter is a health food. There, I said it.
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong warned that a new coronavirus that has emerged from the Middle East has the potential to be deadlier than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, which kiled 774 people between 2002 and 2003.