Telling your child to "clean their plate" seems to be something that many parents don't stop doing, even if the child is a teenager and overweight.
To celebrate the 23th anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers released a new picture of iconic Horsehead Nebula.
A Brazilian indigenous rights group has said that their government is effectively failing to protect the Awa people -- one of the world’s most endangered tribes.
Madagascar’s fossil record gap has become narrower with a recent discovery of fossils belonging to a new species of dinosaur that lived in the island about 90 million years ago.
Almost 60 people have tested positive for hepatitis or HIV after visiting an Oklahoma dentist who used unsanitary medical equipment on them during their checkup, the Tulsa Health Department said Thursday.
Human infections from dangerous bacteria linked to food contamination rose last year, commonly caused by bacteria from organisms found in shellfish, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Thursday.
Biologists say they have unraveled the DNA of thecoelacanth, a "living fossil" fish whose ancient lineage offer new information on how life in the sea crept onto land hundreds of millions of years ago.
Executives of a company in France, charged with producing faulty breast implants, appeared in court as the fraud trial got underway.
From a patient's perspective, if there is a surgical complication, it can be painful, worrisome and even fatal. From the hospital's perspective, it means more cash in the bank, says a new study.
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a plan on Friday for a US and Canadian university to build the world's largest telescope at the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting in June to reassess the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's former blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia almost three years after they curbed its sales over cardiovascular risks.
People with "apple-shaped" bodies or "muffin-tops" are more predisposed to an increased risk of kidney disease and developing cardiovascular problems later on in life, according to a new study released Thursday.
An unexpected secret was found hidden beneath the surface of museum masterpieces. A technique based on the same kind of technology used in airport scanners has revealed images beneath a fresco that was kept at the Louvre museum in Paris.
A collection of prehuman skeletons discovered in South Africa reveals that these creatures were, from head to heel, a collage of primitive and modern anatomy, and anthropologists say it may be time to reconsider mankind's evolutionary path.
Doctors are urged to think twice before they price that "post" button on Facebook, or that "Accept" friend request from a patient, a new report said Thursday.