On Wednesday, the World Health Organization released a report on urban air quality worldwide that analyzed 1,600 cities in 91 countries and found that many cities fail to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels of air pollution.
A rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum or "XP" has been plaguing parts of midwest Brazil. Those suffering from the disease show difficulty adjusting to ultraviolet rays from sunlight and are much more susceptible to skin cancers.
On Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported the world’s first case of human infection and death from the H5N6 bid flu virus subtype. The victim was a 49-year-old Chinese man from Nanchong in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
A recent report shows that the number of older individuals living in the United States is expected to double by 2050, which could harm the countries healthcare system.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Copenhagen, has found that breastfed babies benefit from more healthy gut bacteria. The growth of beneficial lactic acid bacteria in babies helps lower the risk of allergi...
Researchers from the Psychiatric University Hospital of Zurich have discovered that a compound found in magic mushrooms helps to weaken negative stimuli in the brain.
Thick tooth enamel is part of what makes us human. But why did our teeth evolve like they did? A new study sheds light on how evolution shaped our teeth, one gene at a time.
It turns out that chimpanzees not only have the same personality traits as humans, but that they're structured almost identically.
Most of adults with disability lack physical exercise and this puts them at an increased risk of chronic diseases like cancer, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why do we yawn? The common belief is that yawning can help increase our oxygen supply. Yet now, scientists have found that this might not be the reason for yawning. Instead, we may yawn in order to cool our brains.
Canadian researchers say that people who claim to see images of Jesus, the Virgin May or Elvis in a slice of toast or a pizza or on a bark of wood, are perfectly normal.