Puerto Rican health officials confirm the first death related to the Zika virus. The island nation is currently experiencing the worst Zika outbreak in all of the U.S. and its territories.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan seems far from over, but at least there is some hope as President Barack Obama announced a visit to the city and the Senate reached a deal on grants and loans for better water infrastructure.
As the coming summer weather becomes more attractive to mosquitoes, Americans should prepare for possible local Zika outbreaks as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease said that it is very likely.
With our daily lives getting busier day by day, it's hard to actually devote time to getting some sleep. For some people, 24 hours in a day seem insufficient to finish all their tasks and napping might be considered a waste of time.
Did you know that your lifespan is highly influenced by the wealth you own and your geographical location?
Bats have a remarkably strong immune system that helps protect them from deadly diseases like Ebola. Researchers suggest this unique ability could be adapted to improve human health.
In recent years, Florida wildlife officials have been concerned the growing population of rhesus macaques living in Silver Springs State Park. They feared the nonnative animals were taking a toll on the region's ecosystem and had the potential to transmit diseases. But a new study by San Diego State University biologists proves otherwise.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
Researchers have become increasingly concerned about invasive and poisonous Asian toads in Madagascar. A new report warns that the country must act quickly to eradicate the species before it establishes itself further.
Bedbugs are hardy pests that have built up a strong resistance to common pesticides. In a recent study, researchers sequenced the genome of these bugs, revealing unique genetic features that could help create better methods of pest control.
Biologists have genetically engineered mosquitoes to reduce populations of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, which is linked to a birth defect known as microencephaly. The hope is this will help stop the virus from spreading to the Americas and reduce the number of people impacted.
Bedbugs have built up a resistance to common insecticides due to overuse. Researchers suggest that in order to completely rid our sheets and mattresses of unwanted pests, we need to reevaluate current strategies for fighting them off.
If you're the only one in the household without a stomach bug, feel lucky and a little guilty.It may come down to your genes, says a new study.
Think you live along? Think again. Any of over 500 different kinds of insects are likely living in your house right now. A first-of-its-kind study revealed the true diversity of arthropods living among us behind closed doors.