From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.
Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.
Florida Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.
Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan fight over witnesses and no-shows.
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.