Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?
Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, can cause rashes that itch and sting.
Facebook use can worsen as well as improve mental health conditions
Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows.
US seeks light on shadowy online data collection
US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline activities.
Study shows China's clean-water program benefits people, environment
The brown, smog-filled skies that engulf Beijing have earned China a poor reputation for environmental stewardship. But despite China's dirty skies, a study led by Stanford environmental scientists has found ...
Researchers find treating pavement with titanium oxide reduces air pollution
Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers
If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.
Barely noticed, 1.3 million spend their youth caring for adults
An estimated 1.3 million children and teens help care for family members with serious health conditions, a number likely to swell as baby boomers age.
Heavy toll as Australian farmers struggle through drought
On the road to Walgett a sign welcomes visitors: "Farming is not a way of life, it keeps everyone alive." But with drought taking a heavy toll on the region, farming has become a battle for survival.
Professor suspects that hive collapses are caused by pesticides, which also could hurt human health
It's become something of a rite of spring. Every March, newspaper stories sprout about local beekeepers opening their hives to find an ongoing environmental mystery.
First infrared satellite monitoring of peak pollution episodes in China
Plumes of several anthropogenic pollutants (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide) located near ground level over China have for the first time been detected from space. The work was carried out ...
'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new moms and dads
Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions ...
Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto
Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Home sensors enable seniors to live independently
People are living longer and they desire to live as independently as possible in their senior years. But, independent lifestyles come with risks, such as debilitating falls and deteriorating health resulting ...
Low-cost sensors gather air pollution data
(Phys.org) —Epidemiologists' understanding of the relationship between exposure to airborne pollutants and a range of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and asthma, has grown increasingly ...