Truvada, long used to treat people already infected with HIV, may soon be available as another means of preventing initial HIV infection. That was the recommendation of an FDA advisory panel that has been looking into the idea.
Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in America. A recent culprit in a growing list of heart disease risk factors is the simple act of sitting. Even for people who regularly exercise, a day of sitting at the office can negate those active hours.
A prominent Japanese seismologist rattled some nerves when he declared there was a 70 percent chance of a major earthquake in or around Tokyo -- in the next four years. Government scientists had proclaimed a similar risk, but over a longer timeframe, 30 years.
The first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster made the local news May 2, 1933. Since then, more than 40 sightings have been reported. But that's not the only mysterious sea creature that has been reported but never conclusively proven to exist.
A new study has found that Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked with obesity, progresses more rapidly and is harder to treat in children than in adults. Children more commonly have Type 1 or juvenile diabetes. But recently, Type 2 has become a problem as well.
Researchers at a Canadian university are turning to crowd-sourcing to try and understand the similiarities and differences between the genomes of humans and the genomes of other living animals. Their hope is to use that to better understand how human genes work.
Scientists who study climate change and ocean environments have made several recent discoveries. Their findings have challenged the conventional wisdom that climate change could eliminate coral reefs. What they've found is that they probably won't disappear, but they will see major changes.
Researchers at Virginia Tech University have created a high-tech computer model that will allow them to model that effects of a pandemic outbreak on the American population. It's a new tool that can help scientists and doctors plan a counter-attack on the disease.
North Korea will launch a rocket sometime between Thursday and Monday in what it says is a mission to put an agricultural and scientific satellite into orbit. The United States and other nations in the region say the launch is really a cover for a ballistic missile test — in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Scientist Eric Stroud spent years as a pharmaceutical chemist. But, after an unpleasant cruise the Bermuda, he gave that up in order to pursue research in ways to protect humans from sharks. But his work has also shifted to ways to protect sharks from humans. And he's made fascinating findings.