A new study suggests an oily pate may lower ozone levels; but is the alternative any healthier?
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we take a look back at where it all began
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help prevent yeast infections
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
After a four-year review process, the first clinical trial of stem cells in humans is approved
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
A new blood test promises to spot cancer and Alzheimerâ€™s long before you get sick
Everything you need to know about the hottest topic in
medicine, from big-league breakthroughs and new therapies to emerging health risks and the patients willing to take them
People have been turning away from psychotherapy in favor of medication for years, despite the evidence that therapy works. Here are a few tips for improving the industry's image.
Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
WARP 75 lamp eases pain
Some answers from an atmospheric scientist