Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases -- but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.
A slight young man, with a dirty piece of pink cloth covering his hands resting on his lap, sat outside Dr. Samanta Lal Sen's office at the Burn & Plastic Surgery Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). He looked normal until his mother Amena Begum removed the cloth and he brought his feet out from beneath the chair.
Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor -- a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive. The finding could someday lead to ways to treat the disease or even prevent it.
Routinely assigning people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease to physical or occupational therapy offers no improvement to their quality of life, said a British study out Tuesday.
An anti-marijuana campaign in Australia featuring a human-sized lumbering stoned sloth acting foolishly has backfired and become the brunt of jokes on social media.
Three in four e-cigarettes were found to use a flavored liquid that has been linked to severe respiratory disease, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.
Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water- and mosquito-borne diseases for example, and indirectly, such as through hunger. Here is a snapshot of the problem:
Use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, a research study by National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and Tunghai University found.
A group of 400 elite police officers in Rio de Janeiro, host of next year's Olympic Games, will take meditation classes to help deal with the stress of the job.
Medicine's final line of defense against deadly disease has been breached, raising the specter of a global epidemic, scientists say, after finding bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.