Nearly 20 patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a rare and fatal neurological disease while undergoing surgery with surgical equipment that had not been properly sterilized, officials
Concern over case that is the first in the capital since the Taliban's fall in 2001 A three-year-old has been diagnosed with the first case of polio in the Afghan capital Kabul since the Taliban were in
This week Belgium is expected to become the first country in the world to allow terminally ill children to choose euthanasia. Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 for those 18 and over, and the number
Cantaloupe farmers Eric and Ryan Jensen get no prison time in listeria outbreak that killed 33 people nationwide. Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers will not go to prison but were sentenced Tuesday to probation
Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago. They did it by finding the skeletons of people killed
Science News Infrared readings from a space telescope confirm that water vapor is rising from the surface of Ceres, and that discovery is likely to heat up interest in a strange world that's the biggest
For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances
Health news A year after a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted pain shots, victims like Margaret Snopkowski say they remain devastated by the ordeal — but determined to rebuild their lives.