A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics.
"Alarming" rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could set back progress in reducing premature mortality, the World Health Organization said Wednesday in a report on the region's health.
Most Americans will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new U.S. report that calls for urgent changes across health care.
The noise of cars honking and zooming through the streets may shorten the lifespan of sparrows growing up near the clamor, scientists said Wednesday.
People injected with hormones extracted from cadaver brains in a long-abandoned procedure may have received "seeds" of Alzheimer's disease, said a study Wednesday, urging research into possible risks for "accidental" medical transmission.
Fifty percent of masks sold in the Taiwan market are mislabeled, according to a survey released Friday by the Department of Consumer Protection.
People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, U.S. researchers said Monday.
A major genetic study Tuesday confirmed a link between low vitamin D and a higher risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), a finding which experts say could lead to better treatment and prevention.
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.