According to the High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey, 23.4% of teens reported using marijuana within the last 30 days. This percentage is nearly identical to rates from 2011 and is less than rates from 1999.
The James Webb Telescope is schedule for launch later this decade as NASA is currently conducting tests on its science instruments. The telescope will study every phase in the history of the Universe, including the evolution of our solar system.
We already know the most evident causes of cancer: smoking, unhealthy eating habits and excessive exposure to the sun. But a recently published study has found that living a sedentary lifestyle could also increase your risk of developing cancer.
The latest update on the West African Ebola virus outbreak comes from Monrovia, Liberia, where seven people have died, according to health officials. These are the first deaths Liberia’s capital has recorded since the outbreak began.
Although sports physicals are convenient and provide basic health information, comprehensive physician checkups are still essential and cannot be substituted for. A national poll on children’s health shows that parents understand that, sort of.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a medical marijuana bill into law on Monday that allows limited use of the strain "Charlotte's Web" to help treat those with epileptic seizures as well as other diseases.
Out of 11 countries examined in a recent study, the United States health care system finished last on most dimensions of performance for the fifth time since 2004. The United Kingdom and Switzerland rank one and two in the study.
Asteroid HQ214 was discovered only six weeks ago, but NASA researchers have wasted no time in finding out more about it. They bounced radio signals off of the giant planetoid and received the most detailed radar views ever.
With the rise in the consumption in caffeinated beverages, Jennifer Temple of the University of Buffalo thought it would be appropriate to document differences among boys and girls following caffeine intake.
NASA has shifted their focus of the space program and is preparing for long-duration and deep space missions. The six-person ISS Expedition 40 crew wrapped up the week after completing plentiful medical research for these types of missions.
Bike-share programs are an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also getting people around a city conveniently. But researchers found that brain injury rates in cities with these programs were higher than those without.
On Friday, the California Health Department declared pertussis, also known as whooping cough, a problem of epidemic proportions. The highly contagious respiratory disease infected over 800 people in the past two weeks.