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.
Fake medication - that is, those that fail to meet quality standards - is a global problem, threatening not just public health but important advancements in medicine as well.
You've likely heard of the global decline in pollinators, a trend sparked by invasive parasites, climate change, and infamously harmful pesticides. Now a new study has revealed why more people should be trying to 'save the bees.' Their decline is hurting humans too, leaving a good number of developing countries at risk of malnutrition.
With winter upon us, it's hard to argue that a well insulated home is a bad thing. However, new research has found that the more insulated a home is, the more likely its residents could suffer from an asthmatic attack or even devolve the respiratory conditions in the first place. So what's going on here?
You may not want to go as crazy with those holiday dinners and desserts as you intended. Otherwise you might just wind up with a lot of splitting headaches. A new study has linked salt with headaches, and surprisingly, this effect is unrelated to the fact that salt is also known to raise blood pressure.
The deadly Ebola pandemic that continues to sweep through West Africa is likely spreading to a decent portion of affected communities through the improper treatment and burial of confirmed and suspected infection victims. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed new protocols that they believe will help facilitate the safe-but-dignified burial of Ebola victims.
Monitoring efforts taken along the West Coast of the United States and Canada have revealed that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima Daiiachi nuclear power plant disaster is still washing in. However, don't let the media hype fool you. Experts are quick to add that the trace amounts of radiation discovered is completely harmless to humans.
The US birth rate may have plateaued in the 1990s, but that doesn't mean there aren't more people strolling - or scootering - on our sidewalks. A new set of statistics has revealed that US life expectancy has reached a new record high, with the average person expected to live for at least 78.8 years.
Public health is now being highlighted as the next victim in a long line of casualties due to climate change, according to a new study.
Leave an ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for a few hours, come back, and it looks pretty unmelted. What's going on here? Nature World News looks at the good and bad of ice-cream stabilizers and why they're there. We also check out a wild new alternative.
A 23-year-old student has lost an eye to flesh eating amoeba after not taking out her contact lenses for six months. Health officials say this case can serve as a harsh reminder as to why we regularly change and clean our lenses.
Public health experts are urging consumers to stop washing their raw chicken, worried about the spread of a dangerous but little-known bacteria.
Federal officials are warning consumers that some over-the-counter acne products can cause potentially deadly allergic reactions in some incredibly rare cases. The popular products currently do not warn users of this risk.
Prohibiting tobacco smoking in public workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve public health by reducing heart disease and death, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session.