Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs have won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic
The conversion of tropical forests to crop and pastureland has long been a concern for scientists, a new study points to another unexpected consequence: changes in fish production.
The world's e-waste -- discarded products with a battery or plug -- reached a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes in 2016 -- up 3.3 Mt or 8 percent from 2014. In 2016 world e-waste -- everything fro
A new study analyzes the peculiar cranial structure and variability of the best-known species of South American howler monkey, Alouatta seniculus, using geometric models in three dimensions and multiv
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public.
Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. While different compounds each release either reactive chlorine or
Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently declin
Scientists have invented a major new advance in DNA nanotechnology. Dubbed 'single-stranded origami,' their new strategy uses one long, thin noodle-like strand of DNA, or its chemical cousin RNA, that
Botched NHS test resulted in a child being born with cystic fibrosis, according to a new report that shines light on the UK's fertility sector
Researchers believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a signif
Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according to a new study.
Scientists have predicted which H3N2 variants would become 'vaccine resistant', and this prediction has been confirmed during the 2017 Australian flu season. The results published suggest that the cur
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) is a vital cog in the body's energy-producing machinery, a kind of chemical gateway in the conversion of food into cellular fuel. But six decades removed from its discovery, scientist
Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can be transmitted.
A special cluster of proteins helps unwind DNA during cell division and plays a key role in keeping stem cells in their immature state, scientists have discovered. This study also points to a better u
One anti-smoking strategy promoted by tobacco opponents is the display of graphic posters depicting the consequences of tobacco-caused diseases. However, a new study finds that exposing teens to such
Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a new study.
Nearly one in three 12th-graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, t
A new study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.
Researchers have determined that a particular fusion gene has a tendency to be found in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) lesions on skin exposed frequently to the sun. The fusion gene is uniqu
Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks. Rese
Quality health care for older patients is crucial as the US population ages, but widespread discrimination found by a set of California universities could discourage people in need from seeking care
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows.
Antibodies are proteins produced by the human immune system to ward off foreign invaders. Our bodies mount this defense rapidly, especially if they have seen the invader before, producing the needed a
Researchers have developed a new tool to sequence chloroplast DNA from hundreds of plants at once, to learn more about how plant populations move. This tool, CallHap, makes it cheaper and easier to se
The invention of a robot made to adapt to unexpected physical damage is a significant breakthrough for machines made to function in tough environments.
Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the fir
California Democratic lawmakers say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people fro
Scientists have created computationally designed protein assemblies, that display some functions normally associated with living things, in the search for ways to transport therapeutic cargo into spec
A genetic mutation that occurred over 700 million years ago may have contributed to the development of certain organs in human beings and other vertebrates. This change, a random error in the evolutio
The family of an Indigenous rights advocate from Newfoundland is considering legal action against an Ontario organ transplant agency after she was de
Radon is a radioactive, invisible and odorless gas that is the leading cause for lung cancer after cigarette smoke. A study from the University of Calgary in Canada found it in one in eight homes.
Scientists at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, suggest those three habits can be blamed for 30.4 per cent of all cancer deaths.
Cut the wine and try yogurt says Dr Eunjung Jo, a dentist at Astor Smile in New York City, who explains there are some golden rules to avoid aggravating the burn and speed up your recovery.
Stephanie Barrett, from, Bedfordshire, endured endless bouts of spots ever since she was a teenager - but nothing worked. She had tried a range of creams, ice cubes and potato skins.
Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, a microbiologist at the University of Oregon, breaks down the classic mistakes we all make, and reveals tips to ensure a good hand-clean.
Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada found dishonest, showy teenagers use bullying to pursue their crushes. Bullying may also be used to show their competition in a bad light.
(Reuters Health) - Brain cells - neurons - develop gene mutations over the course of a lifetime, contributing to normal aging and potentially presenting a target for treatments that stave off dementia
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster sales, after regulators' concerns about side
IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - together with Walmart, Nasdaq-listed Chinese retailer JD.com and Tsinghua University are to collaborate on a food safety alliance in China using the blockchain to achieve gr
An international team has discovered the world’s oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer). The discoveries were made by conducting CT scans of two mumm
Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves, say researchers.
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a survey
Large-scale commercial trade of wild orchids is a pressing, but little-recognized conservation problem, according to researchers.
To help untangle fact from speculation, scientists have developed a 'robust null hypothesis' to assess the odds of a megadrought -- one that lasts more than 30 years -- occurring in the western and so
A new study has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises.
Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between
Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors have shown that radiation therapy -- aimed directly at the heart -- can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart r
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will relax rules on the construction of small solar power plants and subsidize loans to landowners as part of efforts to promote renewable energy, a government official sa
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California firefighting crews may face strong winds on Thursday that could feed a volatile wildfire which has grown into one of the biggest in state history.
CRISPR-Cas9 tools have recently created a buzz in the global healthcare industry, with the development of numerous applications-focused solutions—and intensifying patenting disputes. The invention o
Amid industry consolidation like CVS Health's purchase of Aetna, Express Scripts said it will look into more acquisitions on top of its purchase of medical management firm eviCore.
A bioethics watchdog is urging pharma companies to disclose results from all of their clinical trials. The industry hasn't yet jumped on board with that recommendation, a new study shows.
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s.
The world’s biggest maker of generic drugs has been squeezed by increased competition and lower prices and is saddled with a large amount of debt.
A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
Researchers from Texas A&M University claim attempting to resist temptation early in the day means we're far more likely to lack self-control at night - an effect known as 'ego-depletion'.
A 'grade A' incident took place at the unnamed IVF clinic in the UK after a doctor did not sign or input the results of the parents' screening tests into their medical records. They were carriers of
The patient, whose name is unknown, used the bendy object for sexual gratification when he was drunk, was treated by medics from the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.