health & medicine
The chemicals that surround people every day may be harmful, but there are steps people can take to mitigate the danger.
A small town in northwest Venezuela was instrumental in the creation of a genetic test for Huntington's disease. That test remains out-of-reach for the town's residents.
An international cast from the United States, India and Israel are creating a business of international surrogacy. But are we making commodities out of children?
Many Americans can't shop at Whole Foods or a local co-op, either because it's too expensive or too far away. But there are still ways to eat healthy.
In the middle of inner-city Boston, kids are running and playing among trees, grass and pools of water in a new natural playground.
This fall, nearly 100 schools across France will be forgoing some afternoon class time to spend more time on sports.
More than 170 lives have been lost to a lead poisoning outbreak linked to informal mining in Nigeria. Now, the global medical community is scrambling to help.
A major new study of cell phones couldn't conclusively prove that cell phones are a risk, but that doesn't mean they aren't dangerous.
For inspiration into a potentially life-saving device, students at Rice University looked to the humble salad spinner.
Polio has reappeared in Russia for the first time in years, igniting a debate over whether people should try to eradicate or simply manage diseases.