To help clinicians make best use of genome and exome sequencing, a new report offers a primer that distils the technology of the Human Genome Project down to practical tools.
Over the counter skin products for acne that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening reactions, say FDA.
Researchers have discovered that women both with and without the BRCA1 mutation who go on to develop breast cancer share a common epigenetic signature.
In the largest review to date, researchers from the CDC found that worldwide estimates of gastroenteritis caused by norovirus are higher than previously estimated.
A new study from the CDC reveals that between 2006 and 2010, excessive alcohol use accounted for 9.8% of total deaths among American adults ages 20-64.
A new study suggests that long-term use of low-dose aspirin significantly decreases risks of developing pancreatic cancer, though researchers say aspirin use is not for everyone.
A new study led by researchers from McMaster University in Canada finds that a fungus-derived molecule - AMA - can block a gene in bacteria responsible for drug resistance.
A new piece of self-tracking equipment called Spire claims to offer something unavailable elsewhere: monitoring breathing to provide benefits for both mind and body.
A new report says outdated policies and hard marketing of fortified foods and supplements may be causing millions of American children to overdose on vitamins and minerals.
Study finds uncontrolled generators on US houseboats routinely emit carbon monoxide concentrations well above NIOSH’s immediately dangerous to life or health values.
Watching TV for 3 hours or more a day could double the risk of premature death, according to a new study. Researchers say adults should reduce TV viewing time to 1-2 hours a day.
A study of older veterans is suggesting that the risk of dementia may increase with traumatic brain injury. Does this have wider implications for the public?
The Journal of Medical Ethics publish an analysis of FDA warning letters sent over 7 years, which shows that supervision of clinical trials has worsened since 1997.
For 20 years, scientists have debated whether or not a pregnancy hormone can fight cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma. Now, new evidence suggests that a metabolite within it can.
New study finds that genes known to increase risk of schizophrenia may also increase likelihood of cannabis use, while not ruling out cannabis use itself as a cause of the disease.
In line with National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27th, we look at the signs and symptoms of the virus and discuss why many people are discouraged from being tested for HIV.
Routine surveillance by Brazilian health authorities has detected polio virus in sewage samples collected at an airport in the state of São Paulo in March 2014.
A study from the University of Oxford in the UK finds that 18% of fully vaccinated children who present to their doctor with persistent cough have whooping cough.
Adults with Asperger's syndrome - a form of autism - are much more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than the general population, according to new research.
Researchers find that adding the tomosynthesis 3D imaging technique to digital mammography leads to an increase in the rate of detecting cancer.