By using imaging scans to measure internal decay, researchers find forests may store far less carbon than we think.
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Despite Chinese drug makers’ track record of deceit, U.S. regulators continue to rely on a credulous inspection system.
For the first time, researchers are pinpointing where pollen levels are the highest to help residents with allergies and asthma protect themselves.
The children’s television show entranced preschoolers—and helped teach impressionable black kids.
Web-based health care could break down barriers to access. But it could also break down doctor-patient relationships.
A recent documentary shows nutria devouring Louisiana’s wetlands—but the problems facing the coast are even bigger.
Patient-matching bedevils every hospital and doctor’s office, wasting money and risking patient safety. Experts want to get a handle on the problem.
In Israel, the right to a posthumously conceived child is increasingly being granted not just to partners, but to parents of the deceased.
Hucksters claim that drinking a few drops of hydrogen peroxide diluted in a glass of water will cure almost anything. How do they get away with it?
For decades, young men were dying in their sleep. Modern genetics and epidemiological detective work helped find an explanation.