The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new wave of anti-smoking advertisements Thursday in a continuation of its successful 2012 campaign.
A Florida high school girl claims she nearly went blind after contracting a parasite on her eye from wearing contact lenses.
A British couple gave birth to a baby weighing 15 pounds 7 ounces, twice the size of an average newborn.
A huge landslide on Whidbey Island in western Washington knocked one home off its foundation and caused the evacuation of more than 30 others.
Research regarding the health effects of coal tar sealant frequently used on pavements and parking lots has indicated an elevated risk of cancer in people who live near asphalt pavement sealed with coal tar.
A rare, fossilized femur fragment of the extinct dodo goes on the auction block in London next month is expected to fetch more than $20,000.
The entire human genome has been patented by for-profit companies, threatening a loss of "genetic liberty."
Hundreds of thousands of American food activists and farmers are livid after Congress adopted temporary funding legislation that includes a deregulatory provision for genetically modified crops, prompting protests and a plea to President Barack Obama to veto the measure.
The Antarctic Peninsula is warming much faster than the rest of Antarctica with research showing that over the last 60 years the peninsula's summer melting season has extended, possibly an effect of global warming.
The deaths of two more people have been linked to a mysterious SARS-like virus that has already claimed the lives nine others and sickened six more.
A volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi sent lava spewing up to 6,500 feet in the air and enveloped the region in a thick blanket of volcanic ash.
A 6.1-magnitute earthquake rattled central Taiwan Wednesday morning, killing at least one person and injuring at least 19 others while disrupting operations at several electronics factories in the island state.
A visually impaired Italian journalist and his guide dog got some unprecedented access to Pope Francis when the newly-elected pope saw the pair in a crowd and asked to meet the duo.
The non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy has teamed up with an unlikely partner to further advance awareness and support for the protection of sea turtles.