The United Nations Population Fund along with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that found 73 countries worldwide are lacking midwifery services.
The World Health Organization released a report on Wednesday about a spike in the number of cases and deaths from the Ebola virus in Guinea. The outbreak slowed in April and the beginning of May, but it has picked back up in recent weeks.
Now that the warm weather looks as if it's planning to stay (we can only hope), allergy season will begin affecting millions if it hasn't already. It's important to keep in mind the differences between seasonal allergies and the common cold.
The National Research Council (NRC) released a 286-page report on Wednesday asserting that human spaceflights to Mars will not be achievable by the 2030s because NASA’s strategy is both unsustainable and unsafe.
Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and it’s expected to affect 16 million people by 2050, up from 5.4 million today. Researchers from the Lighting Research Center believe they can help these patients.
The Men in Black movies may have just predicted the future of science. Similar to the memory erase device in the movies, scientists have found a way to erase certain memories and then restore them using different types of light.
Eliza O’Neill is a four-year-old from South Carolina who suffers from Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A, which is a rare degenerative disease that eventually disables someone’s ability to speak or walk as it progresses.
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been an epidemic in Saudi Arabia, with over 570 confirmed cases and 190 deaths. But new reports have added to these totals, including an additional 113 cases and 92 deaths.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Cruise Ship Virus,” also known as Norovirus, infects about 20 million people each year and is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the country.
Alexander Shulgin, a famed psychedelic chemist responsible for the rediscovery and popularization of MDMA, died of liver cancer on Tuesday at his home in Northern California. He was 88 years old.
The New England states have experienced a concerning opioid abuse problem amongst the region’s residents. Multiple governors have called for improvements in drug addiction treatment, and a new study shows that such programs might work.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released health and safety tips for those traveling to Brazil in a few weeks to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Health experts urge receiving the appropriate preventive medicines.