Friday, December 4, 2015
The number of new dengue fever infections increased by 301 on Tuesday, bringing the total since the start of May to 39,651, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
HIV-positive Israelis will be conscripted into the military for the first time, the army said Wednesday, a move welcomed by gay rights groups as an important step against discrimination.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
At an all-star event honoring the nonprofits ONE and (RED), co-founder Bono wanted to make one thing clear: "This is not a charity concert."
China's Tu Youyou collects the mainland's first Nobel Prize for medicine next week for extracting an anti-malarial drug from a herb mentioned in a traditional text, but her award has prompted debate over the role of science in the practice.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering -- a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
Are the brains of men and women truly different? Not if you look at the overall structure, a new study says.
Forget reassurances to insecure teens: a Stockholm youth health clinic is handing out special measuring tapes to young men and asking them to size up their penises, it said on Monday.