The FDA is considering whether to approve the use of an at-home HIV test. But, as a bioethicist points out, the test doesn't come with counseling for people who test positive or negative and it's only 93 percent accurate.
The average annual temperature has risen more in Mongolia than any other place on earth almost, about 4 degrees. The rain patterns have changed. In fact, some 60 to 70 percent of the country is at risk of desertification. If that happens, the country's nomadic herders will have to give up their herds and their traditional way of life.
Whooping cough is not a disease many Americans worry about. It's become extremely rare because of agressive vaccination efforts. But, now, for a variety of reasons, a new outbreak has emerged in Washington State, which has left doctors scrambling to contain it.
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.
Some of modern medicine’s most important drugs are losing their potency. Antibiotics are failing as disease-causing bacteria become resistant. It’s happening all over, but India may play an especially big role in fueling the problem.
Birds have to worry about a bevy of predators when keeping their nests safe. There are opossum, rodents, snakes and large cats, like bobcats. But at an alligator farm in Florida, the birds have discovered they're safe from their ground-based predators. But there is a cost there as well.
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 citrus disease that devastated the Florida citrus industry has been found in California for the first time. State and federal officials are reacting quickly to try and contain it before it does to California what it did in Florida, where it caused $4 billion in damage and 6600 jobs.