A new test for HPV has been cleared as way to screen for cervical cancer, but doctors are concerned that it doesn't do enough to protect younger women.
Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth
The Extreme Light Infrastructure will be built in Eastern Europe
But their effect in normal cells may prove toxic for the body
New research uncovers unusual benefits of vitamin D
A recently discovered group of air pollutants could explain why non-smokers suffer similar health problems to smokers
Arsenic-laced drinking water, lead-contaminated soils and choking air pollution are sadly just the start in some of the world's dirtiest places
Scientists find a double health punch in two of our favorite legalized substances
Silicon Valley's fabled invention machine shows its latest tech
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon
A study links the onset of aging with activity levels early in life
A giant moonbeam reflector may shine away depression.
Scientists are making headway on our most vexing health issues
While the medical marijuana debate rages on, drug companies race to leverage the power of pot
New research shows they work wonders in cancer-riddled mice.
Once shunned for his AIDS theories, Peter Duesberg is back in the spotlight.
No creatures make more sacrifices for science--albeit involuntarily--than the mice and rats of lab research. Some 30 million are used each year in the U.S. alone.
Emerging medicine: Scientists design gold "nanoshells" that seek and destroy tumors.
Infertility Update: Making babies -- and birth defects?
Telomeres sit on the ends of chromosomes to protect them from damage.
Medical invention: Doctors unveil the latest in mechanical parasites.
Exotic medical scanning technology is now available off the shelf. Is that healthy, or wise?