Rising temperatures are on display this weekend. And while it's tough to pin any single weather event to climate change, it's likely that climate change will lead to more hot days like we're experiencing. And that could be deadly.
The current Ebola outbreak has reached a new country, the fifth in the most recent outbreak — and all countries that have never seen an outbreak before. International medical experts worry that eventually 20,000 people could be infected by the virus.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.
Talcum powder has been used for more than a century on babies and many people use it for daily hygiene. But a spate of recent lawsuits and some studies suggest using talc could lead to ovarian cancer in adult women. Still, the science is far from settled.
Science journalist and author Jon Palfreman, recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, describes having the disease as “going on vacation in another country and having to drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road.”
Hospitals in West Africa are preparing to receive patients infected with Lassa fever, but the ongoing Ebola outbreak means that’s no easy task. The virus, which emerges regularly, tends to spike in January and February and presents with symptoms very similarly to the Ebola virus.
Coffee is a crucial part of many morning routines. If it's part of your morning routine, be glad. New research suggests that coffee, in fairly large quantities, actually presents significant health benefits.