The noninvasive screening test can detect most cases of colorectal cancer and many precancerous polyps, which could help reduce the death toll from the disease significantly, according to a recent study.
With the constant threat of a possible bird flu epidemic, many people want to know about symptoms of the illness, how to prevent it and what could cause the dangerous infection.
A new study reveals that the number of genital wart cases being reported in Australia has significantly decreased-a decline that is being attributed to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg requested more money from Congress that that the agency can improve food safety, police imports and protocols for chemical and biological threats.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting some bad news. Apparently, illnesses caused by food-borne pathogens are on the rise, with an increasing proportion of them from bacteria found in uncooked poultry and seafood.
Ricin has made headlines this week after letters addressed to both President Barack Obama and Senator Roger Wicker tested positive for the toxin, sparking interest among the public wanting to know what the compound is and what it is capable of.
It's been nearly three weeks since Chinese researchers reportedly discovered a new strain of bird flu in humans. Scientists however still aren't sure how people are becoming infected with the disease, when most of the subjects had seemingly not had any recent contact with live fowl. Additionally, the bird flu virus supposedly can't be passed from person to person.
A new study suggests that a career characterized by fame may equal a shorter life.
When one thinks of animals related to our species, apes usually spring to mind: chimps, orangutans, bonabos, the usual. What about a zerbrafish, however? Scientists have developed a genome sequence for the tiny swimmer, and it seems that there are some remarkable similarities between the fish's DNA and our own .
The case against Poly Implant Prothese PIP founder and chief executive Claude Mas, 73, and four of his employees includes 5,000 civil plaintiffs and 300 lawyers. That includes 220 individual lawsuits filed by women from other countries.
The leading cause of infant death in the U.S. was birth defects, the data said, followed by premature births. Those health issues, along with sudden infant death syndrome, maternal complications and unintentional injuries, accounted for more than half of the infant deaths in 2011.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Boston Consulting Group, Harvard's schools of medicine and public health and nonprofit hospital system Texas Health Resources, analyzed the records of 34,256 people who had surgery in 2010 at one of 12 hospitals run by Texas Health Resources. Of those patients, 1,820 had one or more complications.
Google Glass has begun reaching the public, and Google has warned children and those who have had eye surgery to avoid the device.
With recent news regarding letters mailed to both President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for the poisonous substance known as ricin, many may be wondering what this toxin really is.
An abuse-resistant version of the pain-relieving drug OxyContin has been cleared to enter the market while sales of the original formulation of the medication, as well as generic versions of the original, have been barred.