Finger pointing is considered rude - but new research shows that the gesture helps preschoolers figure out the world around them.
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday carrying the first satellite in a new military network designed to give cellphone-like 3G communications to...
Far fewer doctors-in-training are prescribing themselves medication than in the past, suggests a new study.
U.S. health regulators will add warnings to the labels of widely used cholesterol lowering drugs, such as Lipitor, saying they may raise levels of blood sugar and could cause memory loss.
British scientists have found that a species of flatworm can overcome the process of ageing to become potentially immortal and say their work sheds light on possibilities of alleviating ageing and...
All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests.
The Dutch royal may never regain consciousness from a coma, Austrian doctors said Friday, caused after a massive avalanche buried Friso, choked off oxygen for 15 minutes and left him severely brain...
The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change.
Allergy sufferers - hope you enjoyed the mild winter, because experts anticipate the spring allergy season will hit earlier than usual.
Experimental obesity drug Qnexa won the backing of U.S. health advisors on Wednesday, raising hopes for approval of the first prescription weight-loss pill in 13 years.
A mistake caused physicists to conclude erroneously that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light, according to a Wednesday report in ScienceInsider.
The world's largest supercomputer won't be a room-sized processor, but a $2 billion telescope, if building starts as planned by 2016.
U.S. troops sent to Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to start a smokeless tobacco habit than their comrades who stay home -- especially if they see combat, a new study finds.
A shrunken budget caused a national nuclear safety lab to announce a plan to reduce its staff by up to 800 employees, officials announced Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration is addressing the shortage of critical cancer medications by importing one drug from abroad and rushing the approval of another.
Drinking the bubbly zero calorie daily may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 44 percent, according to new research of 2,600 older adults over a 10-year span.
Bob is a 27-year-old single father living in northern England raising his 11-month girl. But daddy has a secret: He was born a woman.
Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after experts fully assess the risks, the World Health...
Johnson & Johnson said it was recalling its entire U.S. supply of infant Tylenol after parents complained about problems with a new dosing system, the latest in a string of recalls for the...
E. coli-infected raw clover sprouts sickened at least a dozen people across at least five states, officials announced Wednesday, the first reported food-borne E. coli outbreak of 2012.