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.
The Food and Drug Administration is giving menthol cigarettes a second look after a recent report linked their use with higher addiction rates as well as higher smoking initiation rates by youth and young adults.
A deadly listeria outbreak possibly linked to specialty cheeses has sickened five people and killed one, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Pepsi-Cola is still using a caramel coloring containing a chemical linked to cancer in rodents more than a year after publically pledging to eliminate it, according to the environmental watchdog group Center for Environmental Health (CEH).
Tobacco control policies put in place in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent an estimated 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Summer is here and with it the Natural Resources Defense Council's 23rd annual beach water report on the quality of beach water found throughout the nation's shores.