In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
Bioactive compounds found in the oregano and eucalyptus plant oils could eliminate fungi that grows on fruits and vegetables, keeping them fresh for longer periods and safer to eat.
Dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin from algal blooms, have been detected in Dungeness and rock crabs caught along the coast of California.
The third-most common parasitic infection in the world, which is borne by the feces of a "kissing bug," is so significant that the United States and Mexico should team to fight it, says a report.
After comparing urban fruits to their commercially grown counterparts, researchers have determined that the urban-grown produce is more nutrient-rich in calcium and iron and is free of lead and arsenic.
New climate models suggest that parts of the Persian Gulf may experience waves of deadly heat that will eventually force humans to relocate. The region's shallow waters, intense solar rays and clear skies ultimately cause cities to exceed the "tipping point" for human survival.
Nearly half of all camels in Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a new study shows. These findings shed light on the role the desert animals might play in transmitting this emerging disease to humans.
In terms of health benefits from their inherent antioxidants, exotic Ceylon gooseberries are giving blueberries and cranberries a run for their money, a new study shows.
Yale researchers have confirmed that removing natural gas from deep underground using hydraulic fracturing methods does not contaminate drinking water, although they also said that "geology across the country is very different."
People who travel along busy roads to get to work are at a higher risk of being exposed to traffic related air pollution than those that take the longer, less congested route, say researchers.
A researcher from the University of Illinois has found a direct link between time outdoors and good health. Feeling relaxed in the great outdoors allows the body to invest more into supporting the immune system.
Scientists say that a fourth virus, unlike those from the three known families of viruses, has been found in a single section of Arctic permafrost.
A giant wolfish caught off the island of Hokkaido, near the Fukushima nuclear plant is raising concerns about how radiation contamination from the 2011 nuclear power plant accident has spread and the impact it's having on ecosystems and the evolution of nearby wildlife.
Kissing bugs, also known as assassin bugs, carry a parasite linked to a disease that threatens the heart and GI tract. A recent study found that Texans may now be at a higher risk of being infected.