A new study of people living downwind of the nuclear weapons test site in Nevada finds thyroid damage was more extensive than previously believed.
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation is responsible for up to 60 000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a report released this summer by the World Health Organisation. Many of those deaths, however, could be avoided ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat a rare, slow-growing skin cancer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Risperdal to treat irritability in autistic children and adolescents.
School officials in Rockford, Ill., learned that vacuuming mercury, while fast, isn't healthy.
At least 27 people have died of dengue in New Delhi, as health officials continue to work to control areas where mosquitoes, which spread the disease, breed.
Italian scholars in Rome are debating the controversial theory that Sardinia is the lost island of Atlantis, and whether the theory merits further research.
China's State Oceanic Administration said pollution contaminated about 34.5 million acres -- about 5 percent -- of China's coastal areas.
Successfully global eradication of polio depends four countries' efforts to vaccinate children, the Swiss-based Advisory Committee on Polio Eradication said.
Some New Yorkers expressed skepticism about the hype surrounding a drink that its makers said burns calories as consumers drink it.
A mutant strain of diarrhea is pushing the condition's ongoing epidemic, the national Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta said.
Methane gas released by peat bogs in the northern-most third of the globe probably helped fuel the last major round of global warming, which drew the ice age to a close between 11,000 and 12,000 years ago, ...
Apropos of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a first-of-its-kind model for studying how breast tissue ...