You can lead college students to soap and water, but you can't make them wash their hands. In fact, you can't even make them read their e-mail. That was one takeaway from an outbreak of pneumonia at Georgia
How will humans survive the zombie apocalypse? Will it be each man for himself or will a coordinated effort be what saves us from ultimate doom? An MIT professor is trying to answer this question for mortals.
People around the world are getting healthier and living longer. Infectious diseases are declining around the globe. But at the same time, chronic health problems are on the rise, particularly in developing
Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks
Colorado and federal officials are investigating whether about 75 hospital cases, including three deaths, are connected to the use of synthetic marijuana. In a news release, the Colorado Department of
Mosquitos are undoubtably one of nature's most annoying lifeforms — annoying at the best of times, and disease-carriers at the worst. Humanity has made many efforts at repelling the troublesome insects,
A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests. Research published in the journal Nature has shown that vaccinated monkeys can clear Simian Immunodeficiency
Since April 2012, 108 cases of a new virus have been reported in humans, resulting in 50 deaths. Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) is in the same family as Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome)
Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does
What is iOS 7? How do I upgrade? When is the update coming? Can anything go wrong? The answers to these and more questions. Unless you're a gadget reviewer, you can't get your hands on the new iPhones
A piece in a prominent medical journal accuses the energy drink industry of using its financial power to sway research on the harms of using Red Bull as a mixer. Step away from the Jägerbomb. Peter Miller,
Taking Vitamin B supplements may help to reduce the risk of stroke, according to a new study. Researchers found that across 14 studies taking vitamin B reduced the risk of having a stroke by around seven
Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country.