Despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the safety risks of codeine, a new study found that 1 in 20 children was still getting the medication after undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Medicine November 20, 2017
As a result of the new high blood pressure guidelines issued by U.S. heart organizations this week, nearly half of American adults are now considered to be hypertensive. Here’s what people can do to lower their risk for hypertension.
Medicine November 16, 2017
Can artificially cooling the planet's atmosphere reduce tropical cyclones and hurricanes? Researchers say yes, it could. However, such methods may benefit one region and at the same time, harm another.
Earth/Environment November 15, 2017
The FDA recently approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite. The drug is the world's first digital pill that can check if patients are taking their medication or not.
Medicine November 14, 2017
Can sex trigger a cardiac arrest? A new study showed that it rarely can. It further suggested that sudden cardiac arrest is linked with sex far more often in men than in women.
Public Health November 14, 2017
Health experts are encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They say it is less harmful to the lungs than conventional tobacco cigarettes.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2017
A 10-month-old Mexican baby weighs the same as an average 9-year-old child. Doctors say the baby may be suffering from a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 13, 2017
The 'zombie ant fungus' can infect ants and control their behavior, but it does all of this without infecting their brains, a new study finds. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.
Animals November 11, 2017
A new study revealed that wounds sustained during the day heal 60 percent faster than those sustained at night. Researchers say the finding can help doctors find effective wound-healing drugs and also improve surgery.
Medicine November 10, 2017
New NASA study has added weight to the theory of a 'mantle plume.' It suggests that a heat source is melting West Antarctica's ice from underneath.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2017
Former NASA astronaut Richard 'Dick' Gordon passed away at the age of 88. Gordon was one of only 24 men that have flown to the moon.
November 10, 2017
A SpaceX rocket engine exploded on Nov. 4 at a test facility in Texas. A 'thorough investigation' into the primary cause of the explosion is now underway, said the company in a statement.
Space November 9, 2017
Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2017
Andy Beshear, the attorney general of Kentucky, is filing a lawsuit against Endo International PLC for allegedly deceiving people - through its marketing practices - about the safety of its product, Opana ER.
Medicine November 8, 2017
A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017
A student recently uncovered two ancient teeth in England that belong to rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago. Scientists say the creatures are the oldest known ancestors of modern mammals, including human beings.
Ancient November 7, 2017
Latest data on STIs show an alarming 63 percent rise in the number of gonorrhea cases in Australia in the past five years. What's behind the huge increase in this sexually transmitted disease?
Public Health November 6, 2017
Researchers have found no link between the use of social media networks and mental health problems among young adults. Here's what they have to say.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017
Latest figures from the CDC showed that deaths by drug overdose in the United States have risen by around 20 percent in 2016. What's behind the increase in death rate?
Public Health November 4, 2017
A 31-year-old woman from California named Jessica Allen became pregnant while she was already pregnant in a rare medical incident, called 'superfetation.' Here's how it happened.
Medicine November 4, 2017