California legislator wants to ban regular use of antibiotics on feed lots over public health concerns. ...Read More
Scientists were able to engineer a version of the bird flu that can spread between mammals, the first step towards turning this virus into a pandemic. This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous.
Low battery life, bulky appearance and lack of integration are some of the obstacles in the way before health trackers become the next gadgets we can’t live without.
You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More
Parents must now meet with health provider before opting-out of vaccines, providing opening for education. ...Read More
Major study finds that the more adenomas the doctor removes, the lower a patient's later risk of cancer. ...Read More
Scores of women treated for cancer are over-diagnosed; their cancer would never threaten their lives. ...Read More
Evaluating your whole genome sequence to determine your health risks is not yet up to snuff. But as imperfect as it is, you still might see something that could save your life.
Getting sick in space is no picnic. So scientists are sending bugs to the International Space Station, hoping to better predict some of the physical challenges that may befall astronauts when NASA eventually sends the first human mission to Mars.
Americans spend $1 billion on brain scans annually, but headaches are almost always nothing serious. ...Read More
If your annual checkup included a simple blood test to determine how much DNA damage you have in your body, you may be able to optimize your long-term health by taking action to minimize DNA damage due to your diet, exercise and environment. A startup company called Exogen Biotechnology wants to provide the public with a way to monitor their DNA health.
Unlike boys whose use drops with age, young women have higher rates of ADHD drug use than girls 12 to 18. ...Read More
Six years after voters passed the California Green Chemistry Initiative, the state lays out its plan to get toxic products off shelves.
Could one kind of estrogen therapy help women and another type harm them? ...Read More
A group of scientists has reported that they have been able to make current treatments for post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) better and longer lasting in mice. The hope is that these findings may one day pave the way for better treatments for the 7-8% of people who suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.
Video games do one thing very well: train people to become better gamers. But whether those results transfer outside the game into the real world is a source of lively debate among neuroscientists.
A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine finds that plastics free of the controversial additive bisphenol-A (BPA) may actually be more harmful to humans than those containing it. Meanwhile, scientists continue to debate what doses of the chemical are harmful. We'll discuss the latest news on the controversy over plastics, ...Read More