Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent public health crisis" and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.
Researchers have announced a new type of social network, called Omlet, which shields users from...
While the text-streaming app Spritz could open up fantastic opportunities for reading small...
A professor has created a robotic drumming prosthesis that can be attached to amputees, which can power two drumsticks.
The radiation sensors were triggered, and the exhaust dampers slammed shut, at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump three weeks ago. Residents and officials voiced frustration at a town hall this week, saying the DOE and managers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are leaving them in the dark about what's happening at the repository.
A randomized placebo-controlled study suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep.
Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey.
Millions of high school and college algebra students are united in a shared agony over solving for x and y, and for those to whom the answers don’t come easily, it gets worse: most preschoolers and kindergarteners can do some algebra before even entering a math class. A new study found that most preschoolers and kindergarteners, or children between four and six, can do basic algebra naturally.
The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories— half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published this week.
A new kind of wristband could help scientists figure out the health risks of currently untested but commonly used compounds.
The practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces— known as burl poaching— has become so prevalent along the Northern California coast that Redwood National and State Parks has started closing the popular Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway at night in a desperate attempt to deter thieves.
Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with TBIs and people with visual disorders may have one thing in common— "visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. This can significantly hamper reading, basic cognitive functions and processing speed.
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports.
In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet— a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.
Federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to increased fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study that contradicts criticisms that the standards have increased food waste.
Students, participating in the DOE’s Solar Decathlon competition, focused their efforts on designing a house that could be quickly constructed and assembled to meet the needs of families affected by tornadoes. They entered the competition with a 1,000-square-foot solar-powered modular house.
At age 80, retired physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness. The two are part of a "buddy" program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients.
Researchers, looking at the findings a very large U.S. study, found that active smoking by mothers while pregnant— and exposure of non-smoking mothers to second hand smoke— led to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy.
The Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight, usually out of mind and which some consider a symbol of the dangers lurking in the nation's sprawling web of buried oil and natural gas pipelines. Stretched across the bottom of the waterway are two 20-inch pipes that carry nearly 23 million gallons of crude oil daily.
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents.
For people whose hands shake uncontrollably because of a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal– enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But, a study suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help such patients overcome the hand shakes caused by essential tremor, the most common movement disorder.
First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes.
Hundreds of thousands of people have already had their genomes mapped in the U.S., either for research studies or through one of several private companies offering this service. What these pioneers of personal genome mapping might not know is how easily re-identifiable their anonymous data can be.
Back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have shuttered the federal government's only deep underground nuclear waste dump indefinitely, raising questions about a cornerstone of the DOE's $5-billion-a-year program for cleaning up legacy waste scattered across the country from decades of nuclear bomb making.
Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.
The FDA wants those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores to get a new look.
Transplanting lungs from donors with a history of heavy smoking does not appear to negatively affect recipient outcomes following surgery.
Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed in mice with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat.
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