SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles (1
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he will discuss merging carbon trading markets in his state and China when he travels to Asia later this week, a sign of the
(Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulatory commissioners said they were "troubled" that Ohio found signs of diesel fuel in drilling fluid samples near a spill that occurred during Energy Transfer Part
Australian researchers found that women who breastfed their children were 11 percent less likely than women who didn't breastfeed to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York analyzed baby teeth from 16 pairs of identical and fraternal twins, with at least one sibling who had an ASD diagnosis by about 18 years old.
The most comprehensive study ever has revealed the effects are so subtle it may not be worth splashing $120 on a pair. The US researchers - and Nike, their funder - were surprised by the findings.
(Reuters Health) - Differences in exposure to certain metals and nutrients like lead and zinc in the womb and in early childhood may affect a child’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD),
(Reuters Health) - Parents who stick to a set bedtime schedule and enforce rules for nighttime routines may be more likely to have children who get enough sleep during the week than people who are mor
(Reuters Health) - Keeping tiny blood vessels healthy may be one way to ward off depression later in life, suggests a new analysis of existing research.
Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help create their rock-hard skeletons.
A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the
Scientists have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, but it was not expected to gain much more strength before reaching land later in the day, the U.S. Nationa
Boston-born Purnell Sabky, one, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease type A on May 12. The condition is also known as childhood Alzheimer's and there is no cure.
New York (Reuters) - Los Angeles County overstated the number of local children with elevated lead tests in recent years, internal emails show, making it harder to track the public health burden of le
Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of ichthyosis -- a group of rare disorders that cause dry scales to form on the skin.
(Reuters Health) - Women who breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months may also be lowering their own risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study suggests.
An advocacy group says more than 500 terminally ill people in California have asked doctors for life-ending drugs in the year since the practice became legal
Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction, which could lead to therapies to prevent type 1 diabetes.
"The View" co-hosts discuss a leaked draft regulation with plans to allow employers to opt out of offering free birth control for religious and moral reasons.
Babies exposed to an antidepressant or a mood disorder during fetal life did not have any more signs of irritability, difficulty feeding, sleep disturbances and respiratory problems two to four weeks
Dr. Brian Callister, from Reno, Nevada, is against states legalizing assisted suicide. He claims his patients were denied life-saving treatment but offered suicide pills because it was cheaper.
By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. A team has calculated US deaths per kilow
A vibrating device, used with a cold pack, relieves a child’s pain while emergency department caregivers insert an intravenous catheter, equally as well as the currently used anesthetic, topical lidoc
COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate a part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve, which contains big cats and t
In groundbreaking trials on humans, scientists based at a start-up firm in San Francisco appear to have confirmed the long-standing myth that such injections can reverse ageing.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German government commission has detected illicit emissions control software on Volkswagen luxury brand Audi's flagship A8 models, Bild reported on Thursday, without citing the s
A gun rights group is organizing opposition to a proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated
Chemists have investigated the biological function of patellamides. Patellamides were first isolated in 1981 from the ascidian Lissoclinum patella. Today, scientists know that they are produced by its
Many large fish species, including many of the sharks and rays of Europe, are threatened with extinction. Confirming the findings of previous studies, scientists highlight regional differences in fish
2016 hurricane season started in January and ended 318 days later in late-November. Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 in a decade, the longest stretch without one since 1950.
The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell's Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and nest in hard-to-access areas, is challenging, b
Researchers have identified a novel gene defect that causes a hereditary blistering disorder of the skin, epidermolysis bullosa, in dogs. Epidermolysis bullosa, found in the Central Asian Shepherd dog
Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveal dates much older than previously thought.
To localize sounds, particularly low-frequency sounds, mammals must perceive minimal differences in the timing of signal reception between the two ears. Researchers now describe a unique feature of th
The role of microglial cells in neurodegenerative disease is not fully understood. But new research results suggest that stimulation of this arm of the immune system might well delay the onset of such
(Reuters Health) - Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery,
A study by the University of Washington has found adults who smoke marijuana typically cut back when they become parents but do not necessarily quit completely.
Victor Padilla was born in Rochester, New York, with Cloves syndrome – an overgrowth illness that causes complex vascular anomalies leading to the formation of tumors on the body.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Twenty whales which were stranded onshore at the eastern Sri Lankan town of Sampoor have made it back to sea with the help of the navy and local residents, the navy said on Thursda
Researchers from the University of Surrey believe their findings offer a drug-free way of minimising jet lag-related illnesses and may also benefit shift workers who struggle to nod off.
Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York found exposing newborn monkeys to an anesthetic commonly given to humans significantly impacted their memory a year later.
Flashes and sweats are associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), the North American Menopause Society has found. Losing weight could reduce symptoms, say researchers.
The decision to sell cannabis over-the-counter in Britain would also stop to criminals profiting from the illegal trade and capture £1 billion each year in taxes, Nick Clegg said.
23.93% of all adolescents in Austria are currently suffering from a mental health problem, over a third of all adolescents have had a mental health problem at some stage in their lives. That is the ce
Zoologists have documented the first record of a House Swift in the Americas — and begun to unravel the mystery of how the tiny bird got from its south-east Asia breeding grounds to Ladner, BC.
Researchers from Texas A&M College of Medicine found rats choose alcohol over water after a stroke. This may explain why sufferers often struggle to abstain despite medical advice.
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc on Thursday said its drug, Spinraza, had secured European Union approval to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of death in infants.
ARAL SEA, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth biggest lake, is most likely gone forever, its death having brought about decades of environmental disaster.
Melanie Parkinson, 45, from Nottingham, said her intimate area became dry and delicate, making it impossible to enjoy sex with her husband. She claims a £12 serum was her 'miracle cure.'
LONDON (Reuters) - A British environmental group is seeking the public's help to monitor the health of the country's bee population in a bid to reverse declining numbers.
A survey of more than 12,000 across the UK reveals 48 per cent of public health workers have taken time off due to mental health issues compared to 32 per cent working privately.
Arizona State University sleep researcher Shawn Youngstedt believes those seeking a good night's rest should exercise as a body of evidence emerges over the dangers of sleeping pills.
OTTAWA - A middle-aged golfer with an ailing back, a balky swing, prescriptions for painkillers and a burning desire for a return to form — turns out the archetypal aches-and-pains ......
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and China vowed on Thursday to expand their partnership, pledging to continue to fight climate change hours before U.S. President Donald Trump announces whether Washington w
Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement looked at surveillance footage of 22 robberies to analyse the behaviour of victims and bystanders (stock).
More than £1 billion is spent every year by the NHS on drugs to combat type 2 diabetes, weight loss and indigestion - an increase of 65 per cent in the past ten years, official figures show.
Chewing gum three times a day for 30 minutes after a c-section helps ease postoperative ileus, which causes nausea, bloating and constipation, according to Philadelphia researchers.
Developed at the University of Stirling, the free app assesses how suitable a dementia or elderly person's home is by having the user answer questions and take photographs.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgat
Tropical Storm Beatriz soaked parts of southern Mexico with heavy rains after it moved ashore in an area of touristy beach communities Thursday night and began weakening.
A mysterious and troubled Frenchman travels to Germany post-World War I to visit a German soldier’s grave
Fiji's prime minister, who will chair an annual climate summit in Germany in November, says he's deeply disappointed by President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord
HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-run Cuba, which once frowned upon the Beatles as a decadent Western influence, on Thursday held an open-air covers concert in a Havana park to celebrating 50 years since t
CC Sabathia pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Gary Sanchez hit two home runs as the New York Yankees roughed up Marco Estrada early in
At the World Cup in 2015, minnows Bangladesh pulled off one of cricket’s biggest upsets by sending home favoured England in the first round. England finally got ample revenge for that embarrassin
Below Walt Disney Concert Hall, down the block from the line forming outside the Broad Museum, sits the deepest point in Los Angeles’ subway system. When it’s completed, the Bunker Hill station wi
A jury Thursday found three Northern California correctional officers guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate. After a two-month trial, Santa Clara County
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has closed sale on the Cecil B. DeMille estate, a Los Feliz mansion once owned by the early filmmaker, according to real estate sources not authorized to co
Nick Kyrgios’ talent is undeniable. So is his temperament. Docked a point for smashing rackets, the 18th-seeded Kyrgios went from a set and a break up in the French Open’s second round to a swift
Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz and shortstop Jean Segura left Thursday's game against Colorado because of injuries. Segura injured his right ankle sliding into second base in the fourth in
Furniture retailer Dearden’s, one of Southern California’s oldest businesses, said Thursday that it will close its eight stores and wind down operations over the coming weeks. Founded in 1909, the
In a graceful test flight Thursday, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo dropped from its carrier aircraft and arced through the air. After a few minutes of flight, the glinting space plane emptied a 2,
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Scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, have detected the signal from a cataclysmic collision between two black holes that lie 3 billion light-years away