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.
According to new Stanford findings, in the San Francisco area there are even more ticks infected with a bacteria that produces Lyme disease-like symptoms than in the East Coast.
Exposure to farm dust is linked to protection against asthma and allergies. While the benefits of growing up on a farm have been known for some time now, a new study discovered a missing link.
A new study found that coal ash produced from three major U.S. coal-producing basins contains highly radioactive contaminants.
Careful planning of cities from now on is urged by new research, which finds that compact design plus extended green spaces is best.
Columbia University researchers recently discovered a hepatitis A-like virus in seals off New England's coast.
Researchers are working on a way to send a different message via microbial communications to mosquitoes, to keep them from biting us and spreading pandemics as well as irritation.
The risk of developing anxiety and depression, rooted in three parts of the brain, can be passed down from parents to children, researchers say. They are learning more about the molecular differences that cause this, too.
It's no secret that fracking has been associated with earthquakes, contaminated groundwater and increasing levels of toxic radon, but now researchers are adding air quality and human health to the list.
Admittedly, Ebola is still a very real issue, with a grand total of 18 confirmed cases of the often fatal disease indentified in West Africa, as of this week. However, compared to the whopping 450 to 1,000 weekly cases reported in the peak of last year's epidemic, it's safe to say that the worst is over. But now, experts are looking back and wondering what could have been done better. The burial of victims, according to a new report, is one issue that should have been better addressed.